Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Zoom (Link for viewing will be available before defense)
Erik Leafblad, Ph.D. candidate in pastoral care and counseling, will defend his dissertation, “Ministry as a Strange Tool: A Study in Ministerial Logics.” His thesis advisor is Andy Root. The thesis readers are Carla Dahl and Amy Marga.
What is a Ph.D. oral defense? The oral defense is the final step before graduation for Ph.D. degree candidates. The student has finished all research and is presenting a thesis that is an original contribution to the field of scholarship. A copy of the completed thesis is available prior to the defense for those in the Luther Seminary community.
The oral examination is a public event open to faculty, students, staff, and guests; however, other than the candidate, only faculty members have speaking privileges.
Contact: Jeni Mullenix