The Next Seven Weeks, c/o Rodney Dangerfield

Between resubmitting dissertation revisions (for those of you counting at home it has now been a year of back and forth edits...ugh) and working five jobs this semester, life RAM and morale are pretty low these days. It will likely stay this way for the next seven weeks when teaching two courses will end. Couldn't …

How to Respond to Professional Disappointment and Setback

I'm currently in a revise and resubmit cycle with my dissertation committee. In brief the dissertation is written and will take some major work to complete to the satisfaction of all committee members. Mind you, I found this out 4 days prior to a scheduled defense date, so my body told me I needed to …

Dissertation Update & Stat Check

Update 3/22/13: Summer defense or bust! It's moving along. I'm writing and it's moving along. A May graduation is still totally possible at this point but it means this week I'll be writing when not eating, sleeping, or working to pay for it. So more of the same except in hyperdrive mode. So here's where …

What’s in It For Me? Lessons Learned from Micro and Macro Systems in Action

I had the great pleasure of presenting at the Northeast Conference on Public Administration with Lynn Curran, a social worker at the Gretchen S. and Edward A. Fish Center for Women’s Health. Our presentation was titled: "What’s in It For Me? Lessons Learned from Micro and Macro Systems in Action." Here's the official description: Many in …

Graduate Student Barbie

UPDATE January 28, 2014: Now available in doll form! Courtesy of reader Deanna Foster who writes, "A very good friend of mine is doing her PhD, and I was inspired by your blog to give her a "Graduate School Barbie" for Christmas. I made some modifications to a barbie I picked up at WalMart. She really enjoyed …