This week’s spotlight focuses on Dr. Joann Kovacich. She is a Dissertation Chair for the School of Advanced Studies (SAS). Dr. Kovacich received her Ph.D. from Northeastern University in Law, Policy, and Society, with a concentration in Culture and Health. She has used this degree as an applied cultural and medical anthropologist, ethnographer, consultant, program evaluator, and grant writer. Since 2007, Dr. Kovacich has also lent her expertise as a dissertation committee member and a faculty member teaching a variety of courses.