Dissertation Award of Excellence 2019

Posted by Krystyna Knight on May 20, 2019 12:26:46 PM

davidcohen-629084-unsplashPacifica Graduate Institute confers the annual Dissertation Award of Excellence to recognize original research that significantly contributes to the field of depth psychology or mythological studies. Entries are based on the presentation and clarity of ideas, sound methodology and interpretation of findings, innovative quality, and contribution to the field of depth psychology or mythological studies.

A subcommittee of the Academic Excellence Committee composed of members of that committee and any other faculty member who wanted  to participate were invited. This group convened in May 2019 to assess the nominated dissertations. The criteria used for assessment included:

  • Importance and impact of the dissertation subject
  • Originality and creativity of the work
  • Potential for publishing (outside of ProQuest)
  • Organization of the dissertation
  • Quality of the writing
  • Other factors that denote excellence
  • Pacifica’s six core values: Logos, Eros, Consciousness, Integrity, Service, and Stewardship

The Academic Senate and Pacifica Graduate Institute are proud to announce the 2018-2019 awardees of the Dissertation Award of Excellence: 

milan-popovic-537288-unsplashLaura Franklin Chisholm, dissertation title Seeing Through to the Organizational Psyche: An Archetypal Analysis

Devon Erin Deimler, dissertation title Ultraviolet Concrete:  Dionysos and the Ecstatic Play of Aesthetic Experience

Brian Damien Dietrich, dissertation title Honoring the Ecology Between Worlds: Depth Psychology and Relational Guided Imagery

Erik Thomas Jensen, dissertation title Deconstructing Dionysus: Re-Visioning Nietzsche’s Writings as a Polytheistic Odyssey

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