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I am almost there with my second book

This been has been a while in the making. Soon after my first book came out on Navigating Graduate School and Beyond I began to receive comments about my perspectives on how early career faculty should navigate their careers and … Continue reading

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Early Career Faculty Advice – Carving out a time to keep up with the literature

You interviewed well, negotiated like a superstar   (based on the principles in my first book, Navigating Graduate School and beyond) and you have accepted the offer to become an Assistant Professor. You packed your bags and if you are … Continue reading

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Early Career Faculty Advice – Departmental Politics

Having served as Department Chair for four years and now wrapping up the third year of my Deanship at UAH, I often encounter many early career faculty (notice I did not say young faculty) who are trying to juggle their … Continue reading

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2017 Graduate School Goals

Happy New Year to the student and adviser. First year students who started in Fall 2016 now have a semester under their belt. You probably took two to three courses and tried to figure out the differences between undergrad and … Continue reading

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The Wandering adviser

This is going to register so close to home for some of you since you may be in this situation right now. Your adviser is a wanderer. Brilliant, full of ideas but never focused to stay on completing tasks. Let … Continue reading

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Professional Ethics for the Graduate Student

Probably one of the most difficult topics to tackle is professional ethics. Why is that? In a world where there appears to be no one right way to do anything, everything appears gray.  You’ve probably heard the phrase “there is … Continue reading

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Finishing your Ph.D. dissertation – The final stages and preplanning

You’ve labored through courses and preliminary and qualifying exams. You’ve read a lot of papers, prepared a proposal for your research and travailed through reading, writing, coding, analyzing and the myriad of details needed to complete a Ph.D. dissertation. The … Continue reading

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