Unqualified PhD Advice Part 2: Now Even More Unsolicited!

I was pleasantly surprised to receive some really positive feedback on my last post on PhD/grad school advice. So, in the true spirit of Hollywood, I thought I'd follow up my very modest success with an ill-conceived sequel! I should note that these are all just personal reflections. I have not talked these through with … Continue reading Unqualified PhD Advice Part 2: Now Even More Unsolicited!

Unsolicited and Unqualified PhD Advice from an Almost-Graduate

So I finished my dissertation a few weeks into the fall semester and all I need to do now is wait for commencement. Which means it's time to give some unsolicited and unqualified advice about getting through a Phd program! To be clear, my only qualification for giving any advice on completing a doctoral program … Continue reading Unsolicited and Unqualified PhD Advice from an Almost-Graduate

Dissertation Jenga or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Prospectus Defense

One of the many purposes of this blog which I haven’t really taken advantage of much is its role as a place for the discussion/reflection/description of being in graduate school working on a doctoral degree. I think I’ve mentioned my comprehensive exams a couple of times and reflected on some of the books on that … Continue reading Dissertation Jenga or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Prospectus Defense

Teaching Philosophy? Why Not a Living Philosophy?

Time for some real talk. And some thinking out loud as I work through some ideas. From the inception of this website, I have struggled with including a section titled ‘Teaching Philosophy.’ After all, one of the purposes of this website is to include all of my professional development materials, and an instructor-to-be’s philosophy of … Continue reading Teaching Philosophy? Why Not a Living Philosophy?