Commentary on the Politics, History and Culture of the Middle East and Central Asia, by Brian Ulrich
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
My dissertation is now defended and deposited, and all forms have been filled out and fees paid. I will say that for the first time, I understand how some people can insist on always using their Ph.D. title, as it feels like an accomplishment and it's rather cool to hear and know it's actually true. This will presumably pass in a week or two.
I'm also guaranteed employment for next year. I should be able to say more early next week.
I am an Associate Professor in History at Shippensburg University, where I teach courses in Middle Eastern and world history. My two major research areas are the Middle East from the 7th through 10th centuries and the Persian Gulf from ancient times to the present. Nothing on this site represents an official position of Shippensburg University.