Pair of LITS staffers receive their PhDs

picture of LITS staffers getting degrees

Ann Cullen (left) and Kitty McNeill (right) at the hooding ceremony.

On May 18, Ann Cullen and Kitty McNeill each received PhDs in library information science during a graduation ceremony at Simmons College in Boston, MA. During the doctoral hoping ceremony, the graduates were officially “hooded” by their department chairs.

Simmons College is ranked as the #9 library science graduate school in the country.

Ann, who also holds a bachelor of arts degree from New York University and a master’s degree of library science from Columbia University, wrote her dissertation on “Developing 21st Century Business Leaders Through Practice: The Organizational Dynamics and Role of Librarians and Other Facilitators of Experiential Field-Based Learning in U.S. MBA Education.”

Kitty wrote her dissertation on “Leadership Influence to Transform Organizational Cultures.” She has a bachelor of arts degree from Winthrop College and a master of librarianship from Emory University.

Please join us in congratulating these two newest doctors in our midst.

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