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The Versatile PhD

Submitted on August 24, 2012

Graduate Students:

  • Worried about your future?
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The Versatile PhD website demystiifies non-academic career paths and helps you prepare for many possibilities.

The Versatile PhD community was founded by humanities PhD student in 1999 and has since become an important non-academic career resource for graduate students-particularly in humanities and social sciences but increasingly for all disciplines.

Stephen Bieda III has Won the Air Force Weather Agency's 2011 Weather Civilian of the Year Award

Submitted on March 9, 2012

"Stephen Bieda III, from the 25th Operational Weather Squadron and a Ph.D. Candidate in Arid Lands Resource Sciences at the University of Arizona, has won the Air Force Weather Agency's 2011 Weather Civilian of the Year award.   His expertise in climate and weather forecasting has brought many new innovations and products that have been employed by the Air Force Weather Agency.  The distinctive accomplishments of Mr. Bieda reflect great credit upon himself and has brought the distinct honor of being weather civilian of the year in the field operating agency of the Headquarters U.S.

Stephen Bieda III Won USAF 1st Weather Groups' 2011 Weather Civilian of the Year Award

Submitted on January 27, 2012

Stephen Bieda III won the USAF 1st Weather Group's 2011 Weather Civilian of the Year award, which encompassed the 15th Operational Weather Squadron, the 25th Operational Weather Squadron and the 26th Operational Weather Squadron.  The announcement came on January 26, 2012 from Colonel Kay A. Smith, the Commander of the 1st Weather Group.

Suzanne Fish, Ph.D. ALRS faculty member is investigating the trincheras on Tumamoc Hill

Submitted on December 22, 2011

Archaeologists from the Arizona State Museum, led by Suzanne Fish and Paul Fish, have been investigating the trincheras on Tumamoc, the stone terraces and walls that encircle the peak, and the stone houses and other structures there. Their excavations and data analysis are illuminating the two main prehistoric villages occupying the peak. Read More

Chet Phillips Receives the Runner Up Prize for Best Anger & Revenge Essay

Submitted on November 7, 2011

 Chester F. Phillips, a Ph.D. student at the University of Arizona, receives the $500 Runner- Up Prize for Best Anger & Revenge Essay for “Heroes and Consequences,” an exploration of his response to his teenage sister’s rape, and a commentary on the meaning of masculinity in American culture:


Nelson Cronyn, ALRS-GIDP Doctoral Candidate is Moving Up!

Submitted on September 26, 2011

Through the years the GIDP ALRS phd program has seen a number of its graduates successfully make their mark in their chosen fields of research. We are equally proud of the achievements of our current students, and  Nelson Cronyn in particular is one of those students who has been juggling dissertation research along with his most recent appointment as Director of Agriculture, Department of Compact Operations, Millenenium Challenge Corporation, USA. 

Barbara Alice Eiswerth, 2003 ALRS-GIDP Graduate is One of the Recipients of the 2011 Hon Kachina Volunteer Award

Submitted on September 26, 2011


2011 Hon Kachina awardee Dr. Barbara Eiswerth is known in refugee camps around the globe for her dedication to – and care for – some of our country’s newest residents

PHOENIX – Tucson’s Dr. Barbara Eiswerth didn’t comprehend her global impact as the founder of the Iskashitaa Refugee Harvesting Network until a recent refugee from an African country halfway around the world met her and exclaimed, “You are THE Barbara?”