Connie Culler successfully defended her dissertation, Good Works: Commonplaces of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Travel and Tourism Industry. A set of six companies was selected for the study — Disney, Hilton, Intercontinental, Marriott, Starwood, and Wyndham – and commonplaces were identified through a blended method of research that employed rhetorical analysis, modified grounded theory, and NVIVO content analysis software.

Pictured: Dr. Blake Scott (Chair), Connie Culler, Dr. Dan Jones (English), and (via the
Internet) Dr. Angela Rounsaville (English) and Dr. Rebecca Dingo (Univ. of
Missouri) following Connie’s successful defense of her dissertation.