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Posts: 352 3/6/13 2:45 P
I'm working on a Ph.D. in in Japanese Literature at the University of Michigan. I've been on SP for a while now (off and on), but new to this team.
If we repay our enemy with charity, our enemy will cease to exist.
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Fitness Minutes: (1,355) Posts: 54 1/19/13 8:34 P
I am working on a duel degree program at the University Of Maryland. I have one Masters down in Systems Information Technology and one more to go!
I see the rainbows in your eyes... i see all the colors passing by... I sure like the things my eyes can do... especially when they see You... ~ Don Are you ready??
current weight: 162.0
Posts: 147 1/13/13 11:49 A
Hi everyone I am working on a PhD on Communication at Arizona State and my work is on compassionate communication. I am also on the job market as an ABD and hope to get hired by this upcoming fall and also graduate by May at the latest.
I will do what it takes to be FIT before I turn 30!!!
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Posts: 3,999 9/21/12 12:28 P
I am working on my Ph.D. at the University of South Florida, in the College of Education. My area of research is in classroom assessment, with a focus on teachers' assessment literacy and praxis. Before starting on this degree, I had over 10 years teaching experience, in special education, elementary education, and middle school math.
Fitness Minutes: (2,384) Posts: 532 9/21/12 2:16 A
I'm a PhD candidate in the department of Gerontology and Health Sociology, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel.
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Posts: 20 7/11/12 6:52 P
I am entering my second year of my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. I am so excited to find a group to support my two biggest challenges! keeping healthy eating habits (which Im sure a lot of you understand how difficult THAT is when classes/TAing/Internships/Work and ofcourse, non academic obligations get in the way) in check AND keeping on track with dissertation! (which I am just barely starting on!)
Good to be here!
“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”
current weight: 115.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 6 6/28/12 9:28 A
Hi All :)
I am working on my PhD in Higher Education Administration at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, where I also obtained my Masters in Teaching Foreign Languages (Spanish) and Bachelors in Spanish as well...one of my co-workers is also working on her 3rd degree here so we have dubbed it the "trifecta" :) I added a minor to my PhD in Anthropology in order to be able to kind of connect my dissertation back to my background interests in language/Spanish, immigration, etc. and I am currently in the pre-proposal stage with comps scheduled for the end of the summer!
I am new to Sparkpeople and this is actually my first post to a board so I am excited and hoping this helps me stay on track with some sort of balance in my life :) Hope you are all having a great Thursday or whatever day it is when you read this.
current weight: 130.0
Posts: 161 6/26/12 8:57 P
Hello! I am starting my....6th year at Georgetown University in the tumor biology department. I should be finishing this year! I feel so old as one of the "senior" students, and my mentor can't even remember how long i've been in her lab!
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Fitness Minutes: (5,051) Posts: 28 3/29/12 11:48 A
I've got a first PhD in philosophy and am pursuing a second PhD in comparative literature at Stanford University.
I'm a third year, and just passed my Orals and Prospectus Colloquium, so am finally ABD and able to focus only on writing and teaching. I focus on modern and contemporary poetry, ethics, the intersections between philosophy and literature.
I'm also a poet, so if there are any other writers wrestling with balancing two very different forms of writing (creative and critical), get in touch! I'm just starting to write the dissertation, so this group is an exciting discovery for me! I'd love to buddy up with someone and keep each other motivated in the balance between intellectual health and physical health! Looking forward to getting to know the ground better.... I notice there are a few other literature students here -- maybe we can form a sub-group ;)
Take care and best of luck!
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Fitness Minutes: (1,417) Posts: 40 1/9/12 2:17 A
I'm in my last year (thank god) of a PhD programme in English Literature at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. I currently live in Southeast England and hold a lectureship at Queen's satellite campus at the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle.
My PhD is a cultural materialist study of the way in which 19th-century popular culture forms (newspapers, magazines, popular theatre) represented men who played sports. In these newspaper articles, short stories, and plays I trace different discourses about the perceived relationship between men (physically, spiritually, emotionally) and their place in the modern, urban sporting sphere that developed on the heels of changes instituted by the Industrial Revolution.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you all. Good luck with all your projects!
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Fitness Minutes: (3,412) Posts: 34 12/21/11 4:34 A
I'm in the fourth year of my Ph.D. program in English Literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I did undergrad at Washington University in St. Louis, after which I worked as a union and community organizer (3 years) and taught English in South Korea (2 years).
My dissertation--for which I'm on the proposal stage--considers how identity-based crimes have become increasingly central to American cultural and political discourse in the last half century. I am specifically focusing on representations of slavery and Holocaust perpetrators, investigating the ways in which accounts of perpetrators have played a crucial role not only in how we understand the events themselves but also in how we understand the ongoing significance of those events – especially in how we understand changing notions of identity.
Amidst the challenge of drafting a prospectus, my mother's recent health scares--caused and/or complicated by her obesity--have been the kick in the butt I needed to absolutely change my life. But, as only other grad students can understand, our lifestyle--erratic hours that make regular meal, workout, and sleep schedules a near impossibility--tests the strongest resolve. So I need a support network for the especially hard times.
Thanks for having me.
If you have a strong enough "why" you can bear almost any "how." ~F. Nietzsche
Make no small plans; they have no power to stir your blood to action. Make big plans, aim high in work and hope. ~Daniel Burnham
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Fitness Minutes: (95,474) Posts: 6,368 12/17/11 4:13 P
I'm currently working on my PhD in Higher Education at the University of Michigan. In terms of my background, I got my BS in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University and my MEd in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The University of Vermont. I then worked for 6 years as full-time staff in residence life at two different universities before starting my doctoral work.
My dissertation explores the cognitive dimensions of professional socialization. Specifically, I'm interested in how MA students within student affairs graduate preparation programs interpret and come to understand their training experiences. I'm conducting a longitudinal qualitative study and have collected my first round of data. The next round of interviews in the late spring... about a month or two after the birth of my first child.
Anyway, I'm hoping that this group will help me stay focused with all of the changes that are about to happen in my life. Between expanding my family, teaching, and research with other faculty, I'm finding it hard to focus on my dissertation.
"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world." - Joel A. Barker
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Fitness Minutes: (14,631) Posts: 1,059 10/9/11 7:57 P
Howdy Folks! My PhD will be in Human Sexuality from Widener University in Chester PA (just south of Philadelphia). I have Masters of Social Work and a Masters in Human Sexuality Education from Widener. My BA in Psychology is from Temple University. Looks like Pennsylvania is well represented in this group. :) Anyway, I moved this past year to Mississippi and I will most certainly have to go back to PA for the Proposal and the Defense. I'm hoping to complete my dissertation about the same time that I am within 20 pounds of my ultimate goal weight. (My ticker does not reflect my ultimate goal.)
Edited by: SWEETSOUNDS11 at: 10/9/2011 (19:58)
“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” -Anonymous
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Posts: 773 9/27/11 8:37 A
I'm in the last year of my PhD (I *better* be, anyway!!!!) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. I'm in the Philosophy department. :)
Posts: 205 9/14/11 5:23 A
I am pursuing my PhD in Organizational Psychology from Walden University, which is an online school but has required residencies about once a year to have face-to-face interaction with professors and fellow students.
My MA in Leadership and Organizational Transformation was from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA and my BA in English Literature was from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA.
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Posts: 205 9/14/11 5:21 A
I thought it would be interesting to find out what college or university each team member is associated with.
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