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    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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There is 1 comment on A PhD in the Humanities? It’s Not Just for Teaching Anymore

  1. It is wonderful that the University and the office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs is supporting and promoting these opportunities. However, the idea that a Ph.D. in the humanities can prepare someone for roles outside of the professoriate is not a new one. The American & New England Studies Program at Boston University has been awarding doctorates while training individuals for careers in museums, historic preservation organizations, and other public humanities settings for almost half a century. BU AMNESP graduates with doctorates currently hold positions of importance in a range of institutions from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Mystic Seaport and from the National Park Service to the Yale University Art Gallery. The fact that two students from AMNESP are featured in this article about the Public Humanities may be a manifestation of this emphasis within the program. William D. Moore, Ph.D., Director, American & New England Studies Program

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