When I first came to Duke last fall, my incoming master’s class bonded by comparing Myers-Briggs personality types: not the real ones, of course, but instead the ones that match your personality type to a Harry
Tell us about yourself: Jeremy Allen Smith. PhD, Musicology, 2008 MA, Theology and the Arts, Regent University, 2003 BMus, Music Theory and Composition, University of South Carolina Honors College, 2000
Research is driven by inquiry, so I pause to ask, “What kind of graduate school would my graduate school be, if everyone in the graduate school were just like me?” If we throw aside the false notions that we are ideal, perfect individuals, then this question raises serious impli
Professional development isn’t why I came to Duke. I came here to be formed as a scholar, a researcher; to become a better writer, which also means to become a better reader, which means that my eyeglasses prescription strength is proportional to the federal debt.
It may sound like the opening greeting at an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, and for someone with a PhD (in Social Psychology, if you’re interested), it may very well feel like it sometimes. The problem is, though, that people like me are no longer the minority in the academic realm.