Congratulations 2017 Dissertation of the Year Honoree

Congratulations 2017 Dissertation of the Year Honoree

Congratulations to CWDIR member, Dr. Daniel Roberts!  Within the annual Knowledge without Boundaries Academy symposium, he was honored as one of the 2017 Dissertation of the Year winners (pictured here with his dissertation chair, Joann Kovacich).  His dissertation, A Comprehensive Plan for Providing Chaplaincy Support to Wounded Female Soldiers: A Delphi Study, included a qualitative Delphi study used to build consensus on a comprehensive plan and model for creating a system by which male chaplains could provide effective support to wounded female soldiers The final product was a comprehensive plan and model that answered the research questions: (a) What could be a comprehensive plan and model that male chaplains could use to provide effective support to wounded female soldiers? (b) What role might chaplains play in a comprehensive plan and model that could provide effective support to wounded female soldiers? 

Dr. Roberts is currently a Religious Affairs Specialist in the U.S. Army.  As such, he oversees a variety of products and services from the chaplain directorate, including research on indigenous religions and cultures, advice and training on the subject of sexual assault prevention, pastoral counseling to unit soldiers, and doctrine development for both the U.S. and Canadian chaplaincies. As an alumnus, Dr. Roberts continues his affiliation with University of Phoenix as a member and advisory board member within the Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Research.

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