Category Archives: Doctoral Journey

Research Reflections

Last week I had the honor of attending the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)’s David L. Clark Seminar. I was nominated by my professor to represent San Diego State University, and I was one of 42 participants selected from … Continue reading

Posted in Doctoral Journey | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Please call me Dr.

I began my doctoral journey over 900 days ago. Yesterday I successfully defended my dissertation. While it hasn’t fully sank in yet, I can honestly say I am proud of all of the hard work I put into the entire … Continue reading

Posted in Doctoral Journey | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

The Doctoral Journey Round-Up

As I approach the end of my doctoral journey, I decided to round-up all of the posts I wrote throughout the process. The countdown clock to my graduation is now under 90 days- I remember when it was over 900! … Continue reading

Posted in Doctoral Journey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

One Semester Left

Throughout my doctoral journey, I have written about what I’m reading, and I’ve reflected at the end of year one and year two. I have reached another pivotal point in the journey that I want to capture. Last Saturday I … Continue reading

Posted in Doctoral Journey | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

What I’m Reading (Volume 4)

I love reading. I started these updates at the beginning of my doctoral journey, mostly to ease my personal guilt about having no time to read fiction or read for fun. Now my typical reading has expanded in so many … Continue reading

Posted in Doctoral Journey, Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

When Worlds Collide

This summer I am taking two non Curriculum and Instruction (C & I) courses in my doctoral program. We are studying Human Resources and School Law and Finance. When I took similar classes in my Master’s program, I had a … Continue reading

Posted in Doctoral Journey, Leadership | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Two Years Down, One to Go!

A year ago I wrote a post about surviving the first year of my three-year doctoral program. After rereading that post, so many of my initial lessons still ring true. However, I have some new thoughts to add, now that … Continue reading

Posted in Doctoral Journey | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments