Confessions of a Doctoral Student: Sacrifice, Gratitude and Responsibility

As you can see from the lapse between posts, it's been an active couple of months and now I find myself in the home stretch of my doctoral coursework with 3 weeks to go.  The past two years have been nothing short of a rollercoaster.  Sometimes I don't know how I have gotten things accomplished, … Continue reading Confessions of a Doctoral Student: Sacrifice, Gratitude and Responsibility

Connect and Disconnect: 5 Tips for Balance

Recent Census data indicates that only 1.8% of the U.S. population over age 25 has obtained a doctorate and 1.5% an advanced professional degree. These figures only emphasize the fact that if it were easy, everyone would do it.  The fact is that it is NOT easy and if you are reading this, you ARE going to do it. … Continue reading Connect and Disconnect: 5 Tips for Balance

The beauty of becoming a researcher.

When I used to think about pursuing a doctorate, there was always one detail that seemed to deter me:  research.  My identity as an educator was clear to me, that of a researcher - not so much.  More than once I said to myself, "I know I love to teach, but could I really see … Continue reading The beauty of becoming a researcher.