Now, as Professor, research dean and program chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science program in the College of Health Professions, he spends a great deal of time mentoring and coaching others in this sometimes mysterious and vague path. Rohde's background is in public health and clinical microbiology.
He has a bachelor's degree in microbiology, a master's degree in biology/virology and a Ph D in education from Texas State.
In my personal opinion, you don't want a rookie professor that's trying to make tenure, and you don't want the retiring professor that may not be worried about research anymore. If they teach you something and get you through the process, that's what matters.
It's like parenting; they shouldn't be your friend when they need to be your parent!
August 10, 2010, was a great day for Rodney Rohde – he finished his Ph D.
And he did it in four years while working as an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor at Texas State University.
This step will help you save time downstream in the dissertation phase.
I turned three independent studies (with future dissertation committee members) into nine hours of completed doctoral coursework while also completing much of my first two chapters for the dissertation. I always knew that I wanted to conduct a dissertation on Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) with regard to the knowledge, learning, and adaptation of individuals who had been diagnosed with MRSA.
Recently, his work was the focus of an educational campaign regarding the important research focus of MRSA, which featured Dr.
Rohde in a video by Texas State University that has been used by numerous media outlets. [divider]Recently, I came across a very interesting article here by Andy Greenspon, a Ph D student in applied physics at Harvard: "9 things you should consider before embarking on a Ph D." I thought Andy gave some fantastic advice, and it reminded me of a promise I made to myself while working on my Ph D.