Comings & Goings: Paul Eubanks, LisaMarie Malischke, & Jenna James Defended their Dissertations!

Doctoral Students

Newly minted Dr. Jenna James with her committee, Drs. Ian Brown, Michael Murphy, Jim Knight, Kathryn Braund, and Keith Jacobi.
Newly minted Dr. Jenna James with her committee, Drs. Ian Brown, Michael Murphy, Jim Knight, Kathryn Braund, and Keith Jacobi.

We are pleased with all of the successes of our students, but the defense of a doctoral dissertation is a special achievement. We want to recognize the hard work displayed by three of our students for their landmark achievement this past fall.

Jenna James successfully defended her dissertation, “Social Houses at Carson Mounds, 22-CO-518 as Evidenced by Dental Morphological Analysis” on August 14.

(Now) Dr. LisaMarie Malischke with her committee members, Drs. Michael Picone, Gregory Waselkov, John Blitz, Keith Jacobi, and Ian Brown.
(Now) Dr. LisaMarie Malischke with her committee members, Drs. Michael Picone, Gregory Waselkov, John Blitz, Keith Jacobi, and Ian Brown.

LisaMarie Malischke successfully defended her dissertation, “The Heterogeneity of Early French and Native Forts and Settlements. A Comparison to Fort St. Pierre (A.D. 1719-1729) in French Colonial Louisiane,” on August 28. Jenna and LisaMarie also received their doctorates at the graduation ceremony in December.

Paul Eubanks successfully defended his dissertation, “Salt Production in the Southeastern Caddo Homeland,” on November 17.

We admitted six new doctoral students in the fall, including Adrienne Bryan (MA, UCLA), Lessye DeMoss (MA, UA), Kareen Hawsey (MA, UA), Jenna Hurtabise (MA, LSU), Avery McNeece (MA, Mississippi State), and Camille Morgan (MA, UA).

Paul Eubanks with adviser Dr. Ian Brown
Paul Eubanks with adviser Dr. Ian Brown

Master’s Students

Several master’s students graduated in the summer 2015, including Lessye DeMoss, Johnna Dominguez, Kareen Hawsey, and Kelsey Herndon. Congratulations to the new MAs!

Subsequently, we welcomed a new class, including Anna Bianchi (BA, Birmingham Southern), Diana Simpson (BA, Wake Forest), Juliann Friel (BA, UA), Jake Aronoff (BA, Central Michigan), David Scott (BA, UA), Larry Monocello (BA, Case Western Reserve), and Robert Templin (BA, U of Pittsburgh).

Undergraduates

Though most of our undergraduate majors graduate in May, several graduated in the summer and fall as well, including Laken Romine, Isabelle Andrade, Justin Beams, Megan Crawford, Michael Krause, Anne Lewis, and Lauren Nolan. Congratulations to those students—we wish them luck whatever their futures hold and hope they stay in touch!

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