My wife posted the picture last weekend and I did tweet about it, but I wanted to make a formal announcement. After meeting my adviser and talking with the director of doctoral studies, I’m proud to announce I’ll be starting Ph.D studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary this fall. I was going to say I decided to take my talents to Louisville, but a) I’m not that talented (or at least I’m not as full of hubris as I once was), and b) I’m not moving. Rather, I’ll be in the modular format which will allow me to continue teaching and stay in Florida. I’ll be up in Louisville for a few weeks each semester until I finish course work.
The logistics of this will be interesting to say the least. The biggest issue at the moment is figuring out the financials. I’m leaning toward raising support and so I’ll need to figure out what that might look like. I’ve got an idea, but I don’t want to go into the details just yet. Once I’ve got it together, I’ll probably post about it on here.
As far as the actual studies go, I’m not quite sure what to expect. I did take a doctoral seminar at Dallas, so I’m guessing/hoping it will be something like that, just more condensed. I’m also hoping that phasing out book reviewing will free up the requisite time for weekly readings and online discussions.
In the end, I’m looking forward to getting back to school. I’m really excited about the opportunity to further my studies and advance as a teacher/researcher. I’m still not entirely sure about the dissertation topic, but I’ve got a general idea that I’m sure will get refined in the near future. As Fridays come along, I’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.