A Moral Voyage: Selecting Your Committee

From Honors Student Blog:

I’ve heard it said that the difference between success and failure is a great team. In that case, I have an amazing team – er, committee – working with me, ready to advise and guide my progress through the thesis, so I should definitely be successful.

When I first started the proposal process back in March, I went to Professor Miller with the vague outline of an idea. I trusted her judgment and her expertise, knowing that she had a better idea of who in the department would best fit this topic. She suggested a few names, who I then contacted and sat down with to discuss my work. I wanted to find someone who could strengthen the themes and big ideas of my thesis – race, gender, and women’s movements – and who had the time to work with me on a 1:1 level regularly. I finally decided on Professor Laura Lovett to serve as my Committee Chair – after reading through some of her work and getting to know her, she seemed really excited about the prospects of my research and in helping me take the thesis in a new direction.

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