Just 1 percent of Americans age 25 and older have earned the highest academic degree – a Ph.D. The Fall/Winter edition of UCONN Magazine provides insight into the long and winding path to earning a Ph.D. through the eyes of Donald Edmondson in the story: “Surviving the Ph.D. Process.” Edmondson received his doctoral degree in psychology earlier this year.
On average, earning a doctorate takes 7.9 years of long hours involving compulsory coursework, extensive lab work, meetings, frequent library visits, and trips to conferences, as well as teaching and mentoring students. Writer Stefanie Dion Jones followed Edmondson’s journey during the final year of his work.
Other highlights of the latest edition of UCONN Magazine include:
- Details of the $600 million Campaign for UConn – Our University. Our Moment. – the largest fund raising effort in the more than 125-year history of the University; the campaign aims to further secure UConn’s place as a national and international leader in higher education;
- A profile of David J. Stockton ’76 (CLAS), ’76 MA, the chief economist for the Federal Reserve’s Division of Research and Statistics, who advises Federal chairman Ben Bernanke on the nation’s economy;
- A piece by Alexis Dudden, associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, discussing new opportunities for the U.S. to establish peaceful relations and stability in Northeast Asia;
- And an article about Tom Morawetz, Tapping Reeve Professor of Law and Ethics in the School of Law, who believes that using literature helps law students broaden their thinking about their future profession and themselves. For the past 15 years, he has taught two courses on how literature can help future attorneys to understand the law, and has published a book Literature and the Law.
Selected articles from this edition will also run on UConn Today.