GSU NextGen PhD Findings Featured in Council of Graduate Schools Report

The Council of Graduate Schools recently released a report, “Promising Practices in Humanities PhD Professional Development.” In their report, the CGS cites with approval the white paper GSU prepared about our experience with the NEH Next Generation PhD Planning grant process, and what we learned about how better to prepare humanities PhD and… more »

Career Diversity Workshop, Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

As an outcome of the NEH Next Generation PhD planning grant, the departments of English and History committed to integrating career diversity training into departmental programming for graduate students. Togoether, the departments are sponsoring an annual career diversity workshop, where GSU graduate student alumni who have gone into careers outside the academy share their advice… more »

Final Project White Paper

The final white paper about Georgia State’s experience with the NEH Next Generation PhD Planning Grant was authored by Thomas Breideband, Brennan Collins, Denise Davidson, Chris Kocela, Ashley Cheyemi McNeil, and Robin Wharton. A PDF version of the final white paper submitted to the NEH during the summer 2017 can be accessed here.

Looking Ahead

As we near the end of our NEH Next Generation PhD Planning Grant, the core committee has identified a number of initiatives on which we have made progress during the grant term, and on which we will continue to focus in the coming academic year.

Humanities MA programs and the NEH Next Generation Planning Process… more »

Preliminary Report of Faculty and Student Survey Responses

Posted On June 13, 2017
Categories Blog, Reflections

The core committee conducted seven surveys of graduate faculty and students in the departments of History and English at GSU over the period of grant funding.  These surveys were divided into three main groups:  Group 1 attempted to gauge general attitudes about non-academic careers for doctoral students in the humanities prior to the majority of… more »

Duke University

Doctoral Training for the Versatile Humanist

Award: 350,000

Description: Implementation grant consisting of six core elements: Pedagogical innovation, Project management, External internships, Individual advising, Supportive faculty, Alumni networking.


Director: Edward J. Balleisen