Joshua Stacher is an Associate Professor in the department of Political Science. Stacher’s scholarship focuses on politics, state violence, protests, and social movements in the Middle East and North Africa. He is also a founding member of the Northeast Ohio Consortium on Middle East Studies (NOCMES), which focuses on public education in the area. In 2012-13, he was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
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Dr. Stephenson works as part of a hospice and palliative care research team looking at diverse issues affecting persons nearing the end of life and their families. Dr. Stephenson’s research currently focuses on how uncertainty affects patients involved in transitions towards dying. She is particularly interested in spiritual uncertainties and is working to develop, refine, and test a newly identified construct of spiritual uncertainty at the end of life. This builds on previous qualitative research that examined the spirituality of hospice patients.