I successfully defended my dissertation thesis today at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi.
The presentation went well, 45 minutes exactly. Following that, I was grilled for 2.5 hours on subjects ranging from species distributions to taxonomy, and from fisheries regulation to gelological history. At the end, Committee Members Drs. Ian MacDonald, Stephen Cairns, Wes Tunnell, and Committee Chair Dr. Tom Shirley each shook my hand and finally pronounced me Doctor.
“Not the kind of Dr. that helps people,”one wry mother of a colleague is fond of saying.
Special thanks to my Dissertation Committee for their firm guidance and support. Now that I’ve been thoroughly grilled, I think I’ll go get basted. Woot!