As a past graduate of Simmons (GSLIS), the quality of education I received during my time as a graduate student was exceptional. Being accepted into the Ph.D./LIS program would provide the same quality of education. The program would take anyone's career to the next level. At the time of my application in the Ph.D. program at Simmons, I was working at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. My experience working there was wonderful. NHIA has an excellent library, faculty, and students that inspired me to push forward in this new venture.
I was pleased when to find 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 cognate fields and apply them to research that excites me. My buzz words are objects, user experience, information experience, materials 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 Visual Artist: A Conceptual Model. Submitted April 9, 2018
- Chapter 1: Introduction and Problem Statement (submitted December 6, 2017) in revision stage
- Chapter 2: Literature Review (submitted December 6, 2017) in revision state
- Chapter 3: Conceptual Framework for Dissertation Research
- Chapter 4: Methodology
- Edits of Chapters 1 through 4 completed by End of Mid June 2018
- Dissertation proposal defense accepted October 11 , 2018.
- IRB submission sent and accepted
- Proceed with study (November 2018)
- Chapters 5, 6, 7: Data collection and analysis (December 2018 — January 2019)
- Completed dissertation including edits and preparation for defense (February-Mid-March 2019)
- Defense of Dissertations (April 2019)
updated June 2018