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The Utility of a PhD

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American RadioWorks |
Photo: Tim Ellis via Flickr.

The Utility of a PhD

Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.

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BONNER, JOSIAH ROBINS JR, Republican Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $17,920.34

Average cost per trip - $2,986.72
Total number of days spent traveling - 17 days
Rank of representative - 325 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Business Council of Alabama
Dates - August 17, 2003 - August 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Destin, FL

Purpose - Speech and panel discussion
Notes - [Sandestin Resort]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $185.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Council of Alabama
Dates - August 6, 2004 - August 8, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Event held in district - no travel expenses This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Hyundai Motor America, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama
Dates - May 20, 2005 - May 20, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose -
Notes - Washington, DC - Montgomery, AL Hyundai Motor America (paid transportation and taxi expenses) Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (paid lunch expenses) One way flight $714.41 (comparable commercial 1st class ticket $1,126.90)

Travel Cost - $714.41
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $32.95
Other Cost - $77.37
Total Cost - $824.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mobile Airport Authority, Mobile Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 10, 2005 - June 13, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose -
Notes - Washington, DC - Paris - Washington, DC Mobile Airport Authority paid airfare, lodging, partial meals; Mobile Chamber of Commerce paid partial meals Airfare: coach

Travel Cost - $1,222.09
Lodging Cost - $410.20
Meal Cost - $274.84
Other Cost - $35.42
Total Cost - $1,942.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - EADS North America
Dates - June 22, 2005 - June 22, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Mobile, AL

Purpose -
Notes - Washington, DC - Mobile, AL - Washington, DC Round trip flight $2,930.65 (comparable commercial 1st class ticket $2,713.38)

Travel Cost - $2,930.65
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $192.23
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,122.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose -
Notes - Mobile, AL - Tel Aviv, Israel Including spouse

Travel Cost - $6,135.38
Lodging Cost - $1,773.00
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,688.32
Total Cost - $11,845.18

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Photo: Tim Ellis via Flickr.

The Utility of a PhD

Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.

Recent Posts

  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.