Date of Award

Fall 12-18-2020

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process

First Advisor

Erik Ofgang

Second Advisor

Josh Pahigian


Rocky Rhode: An Ice Cream Lover’s Guide to Rhode Island features forty-seven ice cream destinations, about four hundred lodging, restaurant, and attraction destinations spread across twenty-nine cities and towns, and about fifty sidebars.

The purpose of this book is threefold: first, it provides readers with travel advice on where to find the best ice cream in the state of Rhode Island; second, it provides expertise on lodgings, restaurants, and activities available in proximity to these ice cream destinations; and third, it gives facts, history, and trivia related to ice cream in Rhode Island as well as throughout the United States and globally.

To achieve the aim of this book, research for the ice cream destination section was conducted through in-person, phone, and email interviews with ice cream shop owners, managers, and staff members. Research for the lodging, restaurant, and activities sections was conducted through the author’s own experiences as well as through web research. Research for the facts, history, and trivia sections was conducted through exploration of old newspapers as well as through web research.


Thank you for your consideration of this thesis and for this degree.

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