What to Expect: 4th Year

The final post in our four-part series about the CRDM experience comes from Dr. Amy Gaffney, who recently graduated and will begin her new position as Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Kentucky in the fall. I was asked to write about the experience of being a 4th year Ph.D. student at a chaotic …

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What to Expect: 3rd Year

The third post in our four-part series about the CRDM experience comes from Shayne Pepper, who's entering his fourth and final year as he works on his dissertation. After two years of coursework, I remember anxiously awaiting my third year of the CRDM program. With my committee in place and reading lists approved, I had …

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting (To Start Your Next Year in the Program)

We've spent much of the last year congratulating our 3rd and 4th years for successfully passing through the gauntlet of their exams, and rightfully so. That kind of arduous task shouldn't go unnoticed. However, in the next week we're going to be rolling out a series of consecutive posts from four different CRDM'ers, each at …

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