Reflections

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 »

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 »

Scattered Thoughts on the First Career Diversity Event of the Year

For the kick-off event of our career diversity events, funded by grants from the American Historical Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, we hosted a panel discussion of recent PhD’s in the humanities who have found work in the corporate world. Theirs are voices that are often… more »

PhD Alumni Networking Event- 9/20/2016

We held our first event associated with the AHA (American Historical Association) Career Diversity Departmental Grant on Tuesday night, and it was a big success. We are combining the efforts associated with AHA and NEH grants to expand the relevance and influence of our sponsored events. We recorded the entire discussion; the video will be… more »

Humanities PhDs Discuss Making It in the World of Tech and Business

On September 20th, the History Department hosted an enlightening workshop with several humanities PhDs from the Atlanta area who had successfully charted careers in the private sector.  The discussion was moderated by Dylan Ruediger, a Provost Dissertation Fellow and PhD candidate in History at Georgia State, who helped develop the AHA grant that made… more »