PhD Career Diversity

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 »

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

Fordham University

The “Living Humanities” PhD for the 21st Century

Award: 24,957

Description: Six primary themes: Revitalize Learning Outcomes, Inhabit the New Learning Ecosystem, Mentor the Whole Person, Incorporate Service, Ensure Access, and Cultivate a “living humanities” PhD Model. There is also a focus on mission work, Fordham being a Jesuit University.


Director:… more »

Lehigh University

Public Pedagogies: Graduate Education and the Interdisciplinary Humanities at Lehigh University

Award: 25,000

Description: Collaboration between the History and English departments, with an emphasis on cultivating new opportunities for research and dissertation work. The grant also provides four professional internships for the summer of 2017.


Director: Jenna Lay

Loyola University, Chicago

Charting Career Pathways: Enhancing and Sustaining Doctoral Education in the Humanities

Award: 25,000

Description: Workshops focused on mentoring students for a professional world. Collaboration with the Communications Department to help develop skills outside of dissertation research.


Director: Patricia Mooney-Melvin