|Title||Study Shows Power of P.O.W. Wives|
|Contact E-mail||harman, at sandiego.edu|
|Contact Phone||(619) 260-4682|
Steven L. Smith, doctoral candidate at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences, defends his dissertation titled “The Reluctant Sorority” Thursday, April 13, at 10 a.m. at Manchester Conference Center. Smith, a former Navy chaplain, has studied the stories of American wives of prisoners of war (POW) and missing in action (MIA) from 1965-1973, and has explored the links between their public actions on behalf of their husbands and the shifts in governmental policy.
The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning chartered in 1949; the school enrolls some 7,200 students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. The establishment of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies will bring the university’s total number of schools and colleges to six. Other academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business Administration, Education, Law and Nursing and Health Sciences.