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Call Her Dr. Donna

Halper earns a doctorate

Donna Halper completed her Ph.D. studies and was graduated at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. By our count she has four degrees now.

Her doctorate topic: the history of broadcasting, how early radio (1920–1935) was perceived and how it changed American life.

Halper is a Boston-based historian and radio consultant who has written several books including the recent “Boston Radio 1920–2010.”

She already holds three degrees from Northeastern University. She is assistant professor of communication at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., and also worked on the air for many years; she’s credited with helping discover the rock band Rush.