Earon Kavanagh has Received PhD from Tilburg University

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Earon Kavanagh, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Hello everyone,
    On November 25th/ 2008, after six years of work and study, I defended my PhD dissertation at Tilburg University and received the PhD in social sciences. I have embedded a Youtube video of the graduation below (via URL). After the graduation, Prof. dr. Dian Marie Hosking, my chief advisor, gives an address, in which she mostly roasts me. Enjoy. Note: The volume is low, so you will need to turn up the volume on your computer AND the youtube video sound control.

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  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    Congratulations Earon! I think you're the first degreeinfo member to get through Tilburg (at least on the doctoral level). Please tell us a little bit more of your experience.
  3. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    Congrats!!! what is next? What does one do after earning a PhD??
  4. -kevin-

    -kevin- Resident Redneck


    Congratulations! Best of luck for the future.
  5. Woho

    Woho New Member

    Tell us a bit more about going for a Phd in the Netherlands :)
  6. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    Awesome! Congratulations!
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member


    PS - Usually we like to razz master's degree grads about when they're going to start the doctorate. What should we razz the doctoral grads about?
  8. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Well, if I ever earn the doctorate, the obvious answer would have to be a second doctorate.
  9. BlueMason

    BlueMason Audaces fortuna juvat

    Congratulations indeed, Doc :) Well done!
  10. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    Congrats on the PhD and the journal articles!

    Great job.

  11. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    congrats, Earon! Very inspiring.
  12. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    japhy: I love that Coolidge quote. Hopefully, I will be able to dig through my parents' family history box some day and find that 1908 Smithville (Ohio) annual with my great-grandfather's valedictory address (or maybe some other relative has a copy too). It was full of all kinds of historical allusions. My great-grandfather was a high school history teacher at Smithville High School for 47 years, from 1908 to 1955. He started when having a high school diploma was sufficient credential to teach high school and saw entry requirements eventually increased to the bachelor's degree, meanwhile eventually earning his master's degree at Ashland College (now Ashland University).
  13. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Congrats Dr. Kavanagh!
  14. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Congratulations, Dr. Kavanagh! Now, go get rid of that "in progress" in your sig line!

    Paying off their student loans. :D

    EDIT: Just tried to view the video, but it was "removed by user". :confused:
  15. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Congratulations, Dr. K.

    But . . . when I click on that YouTube URL, I get "This video has been removed by the user."

  16. Earon Kavanagh Receives PhD - Correct URL for Graduation Ceremony

    Thanks all for your congratulations. Here is the correct URL. I had to do some further editing work to boost the sound.


    To get an overview of the PhD process at Tilburg U look up "Taos/Tilburg PhD" in your browser. At a later point in time I will do a reflection on what the experience has been like. Thanks to John Bear for his recipe for getting acceptance into European research doctorates. The basic approach is to find an academic whose work you like and get to know that work, Then approach that person about the possibility of becoming his/her PhD student. That person then becomes your "promoter" and promotes you to the university. Yes, I will have to update my signature.
  17. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Good job Earon! Way to go Doctor.

    Abner :)
  18. proracer

    proracer Member

    Way to go! I saw the video. It is inspiring. God Speed!

    Jim Pennington
  19. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    You party like it's 1999! lol
  20. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    Thanks Ted. It sounds like your great-grandfather lived the message contained in this quote. I barely tolerated my 3 years as a student in high school. I can't imagine teaching HS for 47 years. That's amazing!

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