I am ABD

I passed my comprehensive exam. It wasn’t pretty, but I made it to the other side. I’m taking a short break from research for a couple weeks, and will then start writing the dissertation proposal.

I can’t believe the summer is almost over! I am still finishing up the paper that will form the basis of my comprehensive exams, and preparing for my fall teaching.

This fall I will be teaching two courses, an undergraduate introductory educational psychology course for prospective preservice teachers (TE 150), and the capstone course for the online Masters of Education students (ED 870). What great variety! I get the undergrads when they’re still exploring whether they want to be teachers, and then the master’s students right before they graduate. It’s very rewarding, and a nice mix of online and face-to-face teaching.

I will have great teaching partners for both courses, too, working with Kristen Kereluik on TE 150 and Chris Shaltry on ED 870.

Despite the fact that I could really use a vacation, haven’t had one in a while, and won’t get one any time soon, I’m starting to look forward to fall semester.

(By the way, I just disabled my old web site, so this site is now my official home on the web.)


Welcome to my new web site!

I’m a graduate student in the College of Education at Michigan State University, just finishing my third year in the doctoral program in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology. I have a web site through MSU that you can, for the moment, still find here, but I’m in the process of moving everything to my new site.

The reason for the move is that I’m starting to think about graduation, maybe as early as a year from now, so I want to create a new site I can “take with me” when I’m no longer an MSU Spartan.

I’ll be posting occasional updates about my adventures as a graduate student, but in the mean time please look at my About Me page, my CV, and my descriptions of the work I’ve done during my graduate career so far.