Reflection: Finding Your Support System as a Doctoral Parent-Student

By: Selyna Beverly, University of Michigan “You better get your PhD soon otherwise you will never do it when you have kids. I know so many women that have quit.” I remember hearing these words from a man who was…

Drawing on Your Cultural Intuition and Promoting the Real You in Fellowship Applications

By: Mayra Puente, University of California, San Diego  I am a 2019 Ford Predoctoral Fellow. As a first-generation Mexicana from a rural, farm working background, I never imagined that my scholarship would be recognized by a national academy like the…

Perspectives on Critical Quantitative Research II

By: Daniel Corral, University of Wisconsin-Madison Inspired by my academic and research experience as a McNair Scholar, I entered graduate school interested in applying critical theoretical frameworks to explore disparities as they relate to college access and success of Students of Color.  Similar to experience of my colleague Na Lor (read her post blog post here ), I was…

Are Higher Education Programs Failing to Practice What They Teach?

By: Tyler Hallmark, The Ohio State University  It has long been discussed among higher education researchers how to ultimately translate research into practice, evidenced in the American Educational Research Association’s upcoming 2020 conference theme “The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders…

The Importance of Being Flexible With Your Time: Advice for New Doctoral Students who Like to Plan Ahead

By: Cinthya Salazar, University of Maryland, College Park  When I started my doctoral program in Student Affairs during the fall 2015 semester, I could not have predicted the way graduate school was going to unfold and how much I was…