After my presentation, there was time for questions, after which my committee had a closed door discussion. I was then brought back in the room to answer questions from my committee faculty, before being asked to leave the room one last time, to allow the faculty to vote on whether I passed my final PhD exam.
By noon I was no longer a Ph.D. candidate.
I started this blog in 2005, shortly before I began what became a ten year stint as a student. A whole lot of shit has happened since then. It's all here if you care to read. Personally, I'm crazy excited to move forward. Completing my Ph.D. is an opportunity to start over. I'm happy, healthy, and I've got a loving home and incredible friends. Today I have a soul filled with sunshine.
Jeffrey A. Anderson, Ph.D.