Changing doctoral education: the case of US geography

Janice Monk*, Michael Solem

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We report on a multi-year research and action project carried out under the aegis of the Association of American Geographers to address the cultures and practices of doctoral programs in the discipline. We explore the diversity of career paths that graduate students seek, the extent to which doctoral programs are responsive to the range of career possibilities, and whether these programs are aware of preferential and contextual differences within the student body, for example, by gender and citizenship. We briefly review the educational resources and activities the project has developed to support change that addresses the research findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-191
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Academic culture
  • Geography
  • PhD
  • United States


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