As a past graduate of Simmons (GSLIS), I knew first hand the quality of education I would receive if I were accepted in the Phd/LIS program. I felt the program would take my career to the next level. At that time, I was working at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH. It was my experience working with such a wonderful library, excellent faculty and fantastic students that inspired me to push forward in this new venture.
I was pleased when I found out I was accepted! It is hard work! The hardest work I have ever done in my life academically. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues in new and exciting research possibilities. I believe archives, information and the arts blend very nicely and allows me to take these two subjects and apply them to research that excites me. My buzz words are objects, user experience, information experience, artifacts, tangibility, emotional/ sensorial experience, memory, visual history, sense-making and all things non-textual that resonate a story. I want to create, work, teach, and breathe art through information.
Timeline of events:
- Course work. Completed. May 2015 — done
- Comprehensive test. Passed. Nov. 2015 — done and passed
- Problem Statement. — May 2016 — accepted
- Dissertation Proposal: Materials Experience and the Studio Artist: A Theoretical Model: A theoretical model (includes Introduction, Chapter 1: Problem Area, Chapter 2: Literature Review, Chapter 3: Research Questions, Chapter 4: Research method
- Proceed with study
- Chapters 5 and 6: Data collection and analysis
- Completed dissertation
- Defense of Dissertations
- Graduation ...
updated August 2017