There’s nothing quite like a shiny new PhD. The burdens of the academic journey have slid off the shoulders of Chris Haynes, and now he needs to figure out what comes next. The journey was anything but a straight line. He grew up in a family of academics, so it is in his genes. His academic focus started with music, then it was onto medieval literature, and ended with comic books. Not exactly a traditional English Lit kinda guy and its probably not your traditional dissertation. But for Chris, the end of the this journey is just the beginning of another journey allowing him to engage in old conversations, while being the creator of brand new ones.
Today has been a very strange day. I feel like I lost a friend I really never knew. We met once, a very long time ago, but our relationship was built off of a realization on humanity and was limited to my love of his music. I’m talking about Chris Cornell. He was the lead singer... Continue Reading →
Dr. Shawn Sapp is the lead scientist in a forensic engineering firm, that means he investigates the causes and origins of accidents. But it’s not really where he expected to end up after finishing his doctorate. To be honest, given his experiences during his PhD it makes sense he would end up here, because his journey can be perhaps be defined with one word; change.
Dr Erin Macdonald’s love of science came from watching Star Trek, specifically Captain Kathryn Janeway. She went to Scotland for her PhD where she put together the building blocks investigators would later use to identify gravitational waves. But you know dreams change. She been working in the aerospace industry of late, but now she wants to spread the word about science and one of the places she does that is comic book and science fiction conventions. Here’s the link to Erin’s website http://www.erinpmacdonald.com follow her on Twitter https://twitter.com/drerinmac
I start my new job toady. It has been a nice nearly two weeks off and I did a great job disconnecting. I got a couple of things done while in this in between period. Got a podcast recorded, set-up interviews for a couple more, ran a network cable that is still not working (Anyone... Continue Reading →
So where the hell have I been for the last 21 days. Here's the short answer. I went to Santa Fe with my kid, my old job ended, I 95% disconnected from the digital world, got a cold, recovered, saw Marc Maron, got a cellphone watched The Masters (don't judge), did another interview, cleaned my... Continue Reading →
For Steve Lamos the path to his doctorate was actually more about staying in school to play in a band. It wasn’t until he had established himself as a tenured professor that the dreams of his childhood were realized, being a touring musician. Now he has to balance adult responsibilities with those dreams starting to come true. Here’s the link to Steve’s band http://www.americanfootballmusic.com
As I am writing this, in the background I am posting the fourth episode of my podcast Piled high and Deep. I am also puckering up a bit because I do not have anyone lined up for episode 5, 6, 7, or 8. I may have to come to grips with the fact that doing... Continue Reading →
For Wendy Vaulton the road to her PhD was longer than most. After her course work was completed at Brandeis University she had to get a job so she could live. Then she got in involved in other really nifty policy stuff and the dissertation took a back seat, or maybe it went in the... Continue Reading →