Not two days after my catch-all post comes news of our freshest doctoral candidate, Heidi Hess von Ludewig.
Not to be confused with Ludwig von Koopa, Heidi was newly minted as All But Dissertation on Wednesday afternoon and will now begin working on erasing the All But with her research project. Tentatively titled, “Networked creativity: Understanding the process and impact of interpersonal and networked interactions on computer-mediated workplace creativity,” it will focus on networks. (I’m guessing, as I haven’t seen the abstract yet). Keeping Heidi on track will be her chair, Jason Swarts, and committee members Elizabeth Craig, Susan Katz, and Chris Mayhorn (Psychology).
As a part-timer (and current IBM employee), Heidi’s road to the PhD takes a little longer than our full-time students, so it’s always encouraging to other part-timers in the program to see someone clear the high hurdle of the oral exams.