Gen Creedon successfully defended her dissertation, entitled "Worlds of Wonder: National Parks, Zoos, Disney, and the Genealogies of Wonder in U.S. Culture." Her committee was co-chared by Peggy McCracken and June Howard, with additional support by Phillip DeLoria, Vassilis Lambropoulos, and the late Patricia Yaeger.

Gen will be headed to Princeton University this fall for a five year position.