After many delays and frustrations, I have completed my work for my Ph.D. in History. I successfully defended my dissertation, "The Mormons in Nazi Germany: History and Memory," on October 3, 2012. I will officially be "hooded" and receive my diploma at Texas A&M's commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 15, at 9 a.m. at Reed Arena in College Station.
My committee believes that I have the basis for a high-quality academic book. My dissertation will not be available for public viewing for a period of two years in order to give me the opportunity to seek a publisher. Thereafter, it will be available for worldwide electronic release though Texas A&M's library and through ProQuest Dissertation Services.
I am most grateful to my dissertation adviser, Dr. Arnold Krammer, and to committee members Chester Dunning, Walter Kamphoefner, Peter Hugill, and D. Michael Quinn. The latter was a special appointee to my committee who graciously traveled from his home in California to Texas for my preliminary and doctoral examinations.
I am also very grateful to my loving wife, Ruth, and my children: Brittany, Kyle, and Megan, who supported me all of these years.