My Dissertation Defense is Scheduled

Just a short little thing to say….

My dissertation defense has been approved to proceed, and it’s the oral defense has been scheduled.

It will take place on November 19, 2010 at 11:30 am.

I’m scared to death, but I know I’m as prepared as I can be.

Author: Andrew Shears

Andrew Shears is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. His research interests lie at an intersection of the human-environmental nexus, and includes branches of mapping, technological, memorialization and urban geographies. He lives in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania with his wife Amy, a professional photographer.

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