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125 Years of PhD Degrees Alumni Spotlight Series

In honor of the 125th anniversary of the first PhD degree being conferred at Northwestern University in 1896, The Graduate School is highlighting the stories and experiences of our PhD alumni community. Throughout the remainder of 2021, we will publish 125 profiles, aimed at building community, bridging knowledge, recognizing achievements, and inspiring others. Please complete this brief questionnaire if you would like to share your story!

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Aaron E. Schirmer
Aaron Schirmer
2009’09 PhD
(NUIN)
Azurii Collier
Azurii Collier
2012’12 PhD
(Psychology)
Barbara Posadas
Barbara Posadas
1976’76 PhD
(History)
Alicia McGeachy
Alicia McGeachy
2018’18 PhD
(Chemistry)
Barbara and Roger Blomquist
Barbara and Roger Blomquist
1979’79 PhD, ’79 PhD
(Barbara: Social Studies Education; Roger: Engineering Sciences)
Bruce M. Bingman
Bruce Bingman
1967, 1969, 1971’67, ’69 MS, ’71 PhD
(Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering, Reactor Physics)
Courtney Patterson-Faye
Courtney Patterson-Faye
2016’16 PhD
(African American Studies)
Carol Gelderman
Carol Gelderman
1972’72 PhD
(History)
Ethan Buhr
Ethan Buhr
2008’08 PhD
(Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN))
Meghan Anzelc
Meghan Anzelc
2008’08 PhD
(Physics and Astronomy)
Michael Nichols
Michael Nichols
2010’10 PhD
(Religious Studies)
Franz Böhm
Franz Böhm
1989’89 PhD
(Mechanical Engineering)
Mrittika Sen
Mrittika Sen
2017’17 PhD
(Communication Studies)
Nathan Wolek
Nathan Wolek
2005’05 PhD
(Music Technology)
Nicholas E. Thornburg
Nicholas Thornburg
2017’17 PhD
(Chemical Engineering)
Ilhan Dilber
Ilhan Dilber
1985'85 PhD
(Mechanical Engineering)
Warren Miller
Warren Miller
1973'73 PhD
(Engineering Sciences)
Grayson W. Marshall Jr.
Grayson Marshall
1972’72 PhD, ’86 DDS
(Material Science)
Cynthia Pierre
Cynthia Pierre
2009’09 PhD
(Materials Science & Engineering)
Floyd Myers
Floyd Myers
1971’71 PhD
(Material Science)
Gauthier "Walter" Belhomme
Gauthier "Walter" Belhomme
1989’89 PhD
(Civil Engineering)
George Nemhauser
George Nemhauser
1961’61 PhD
(Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences)
George P. Nassos
George P. Nassos
1965’65 PhD
(Chemical Engineering)
Jennifer Johnson-Hanks
Jennifer Johnson-Hanks
2000’00 PhD
(Anthropology)
Huseyin Atila Ozgener
Huseyin Atila Ozgener
1981’81 PhD
(Nuclear Engineering)
Keith Clifton
Keith Clifton
1998’98 PhD
(Musicology)
Kristen Syrett
Kristen Syrett
2007’07 PhD
(Linguistics)
Neal Hulkower
Neal Hulkower
1977’77 PhD
(Applied Mathematics)
Kristen Brown
Kristen Brown
2015’15 PhD
(Chemistry)
Richard Campbell
Richard Campbell
1986’86 PhD
(Radio/Television/Film)
Sonya Grier
Sonya Grier
1996’87, ’91, ’96 PhD
(Marketing)
Barbara Olin Taylor
Barbara Olin Taylor
1984’78 MBA, ’84 PhD
( Education Administration and Policy Science)
Brian Aguado
Brian Aguado
2015’15 PhD
(Biomedical Engineering)
Laural Briggs
Laural Briggs
1978’78 PhD
(Nuclear Engineering)
Faith (Boman) Savanhu
Faith (Boman) Savanhu
2008’08 PhD
(Chemistry)
Hazel Wagner
Hazel Wagner
1975’65 BA, ’68 MA, ’75 PhD
(Mathematics)
James Rauff
James Rauff
1988’88 PhD
(Linguistics)
Jennifer Saak
Jennifer Saak
2001’01 PhD
(Materials Science and Engineering)
John Sears
John Sears
2004’04 PhD
(Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences)
Lonnie Edward Haefner
Lonnie Edward Haefner
1971’71 PhD
(Civil Engineering)
Karl F Otto Jr
Karl Otto
1967’67 PhD
(Germanic Languages)
Kathryn Ibata-Arens
Kathryn Ibata-Arens
2001´01 PhD
(Political Science)
Kelly Fahrbach
Kelly Fahrbach
2004´04 PhD
(Integrated Life Sciences)
Nathan Gochman
Nathan Gochman
1958´58 PhD
(Chemistry)
Patrick John Ryan
Patrick John Ryan
2011´11 PhD
(Chemical Engineering)
Robert Parker
Robert Parker
1968’68 PhD
(English and English Education)
William A. Summers
William Summers
1972’72 PhD
(Chemistry)
Robin Brewer
Robin Brewer
2017´17 PhD
(Technology and Social Behavior)
Samuel Seaver
Samuel Seaver
2011´11 PhD
(Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS))
Stanley Krippner
Stanley Krippner
1961´61 PhD
(Education)
Rebecca Webber Gaudiosi
Rebecca Webber Gaudiosi
2004’04 PhD
(Materials Science and Engineering)
James Dolan
James Dolan
2008’08 PhD
(Driskill Graduate Program)
Jessica Koski
Jessica Koski
2015’15 PhD
(Sociology)
Martin Walter
Martin Walter
2013’13 PhD
(Political Science)