December 3, 2004
I thought it might be helpful to have dialogue on who we're thinking about for advisors and committee members and bounce ideas off each other. (I think it will be especially helpful to network for possible outside members.)
Very, very brief research trackÖ.something along the lines of tying links between marriage satisfaction and education via a virtue or ďwe-centeredĒ approach and emerging adulthood development and behavior.
I already have an agreement with Bill Doherty that he'll be my advisor after this year (my intake advisor was Martha) and I'm debating for my next spot (only need one more person for my Master's committee) between Martha (quantitative/stats background), Hal (developmental background), or Jodi (college-aged behavior background) and then some mix of them for my doctoral committee. I have absolutely no idea who I'm going to have as outside people on my committee.
Anyway, hopefully this will open up some brainstorming.
Posted by bwilloug at December 3, 2004 9:41 AM | Research Preparations-WHO to work with?
I asked Bill to be my adviser at the MFT Christmas party. I would like to have Jim Maddock on my committee simply because I like the way he thinks and I think he would balance Bill. From a conversation we had, I'm beginning to get the sense that there can be real political and personal nuances to this that we have no idea of. Having one or two faculty to talk to about this process and the personalities involved seems to be essential.
Bill has already suggested that I have Joan Patterson from Public Health as the outside person, but I know nothing of her yet.
Posted by: mary at January 21, 2005 6:51 PM
I am not sure either. I think Liz would be a good option for me as well as Paul because I am very interested in historical trauma and the impact on families as well as human rights issues. I am actually contemplating dropping the MFT track so I am not sure who else I would have on my team. I am very interested in cultural components to this as well so maybe William Turner. It is so hard to decide. And then we have to find someone OUTSIDE the department too! Does it ever end????
Posted by: Holli at January 2, 2005 5:50 PM
Wow! Brian sounds like you got all your ducks in a row. Like the others, I'm still trying to narrow my focus. I know that Hmong families is my strong emphasis, but I'm clueless as to which part of the Hmong family I want to look at. I'm interested in the parent-adolescent relationship (but I feel that there's a lot of literature on it and I do not know if I will be contributing anything new). However, as a result of my research assistantship and Jan Hogan's class, I'm beginning to be interested in financial behavior of Hmong families, yet...I do not know if this is really my scholarship voice or the influence of the RA and the course. Well...back to the point about advisors and committee, I'm thinking about switching from Jean Bauer to Cathy Solheim for advising. And for my committee, I'm thinking Dan Detzner and Teresa Schartwz, but at this point its just a thought. I hope to figure this out over winter break.
Posted by: Pa Nhia at December 5, 2004 11:21 PM
Good thinking, I wish I had more to say about this, but I am still very unsure of everything. My areas of interest are homelessness, low-income housing, domestic violence, sexual assault, and policy. What I want to do with those areas is still cloudy. I would ultimately like to combine the issues of domestic violence and homelessness for my research, but thatís a tough task. There are many IRB issues associated with that and itís a little discouraging.
As far as my committee goes, well thatís even more vague. I know for my person outside of the department I would like to work with either Jeffrey Crump or Becky Yust in Design, Housing, and Apparel. For inside the department, I have no idea. I think about it every Wednesday in Process Seminar. I would like to work with Jan Hogan, but Iíve heard sheís phasing out, so I donít know if thatís even an option. Jean Bauer would fit, maybe Liz Weiling, I donít know. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Posted by: Kristin at December 5, 2004 10:49 PM
Thanks, Brian. Unfortunately, I have no idea so far. The only thing that I know is Dr. Bauer will be my adviser. I have postponed meeting faculty members until my English somewhat improves, but it seems that I should not wait any longer. -.- Please share your brainstorming about committee members. Good luck to all of you!
Posted by: Jaerim at December 5, 2004 10:43 PM