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NRC Report and Data on U.S. Doctoral Programs Now Published


The National Research Council's report A Data-Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States (2010) has finally been published, four years after it was expected. The report presents findings from data collected for the 2005-2006 academic year from more than 5,000 doctoral programs at 212 universities. The report also includes illustrations of how the data can be used to produce rankings of doctoral programs based on measures important to faculty, students, administrators, funders, and other stakeholders. For a full explanation of the report and its methodology, see http://www.nap.edu/rdp/

The Department of Geography's Ph.D. program in 2010 is very different from what it was in the 2005-2006 evaluation period. We have added 8 faculty members, especially in Resource Conservation Geography, Medical Geography, Climatology, and Geographic Technologies. We have been awarded many more grants from external funding agencies. We have enhanced our Ph.D. production enormously. ETC.

In 2006, we were ranked 28/49 Ph.D. granting Geography departments. We were #9 of the AAU universities.

A look at the table below will show how we have changed. Below the table is a list of our Ph.D. graduates since 2005, and what they are doing now.


Variable

2006 UF Raw Score

2006 UF Standardized Score

2010 UF Raw ScoreChange 2006 - 2010
Number of Faculty
Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant  Professor
Instructor
X
Y
Z
I
X
Y
Z
I
X
Y
Z
I

    Publications per Allocated Faculty               

0.314

-0.994

    Citation per Publication                            

0.623

-0.933

    Percent Faculty with Grants                      

69.22%

0.281

    Percent Faculty Interdisciplinary                

18.75%

-0.254

    Percent Non-Asian Minority Faculty               

7.69%

0.823

    Percent Female Faculty                            

23.08%

-0.087

    Awards per Allocated Faculty                     

0.577

0.033

    Average GRE

617

-0.562

    Percent 1st yr. Students with Full Support         

100.00%

0.672

    Percent 1st yr. Students with External Funding

0%

-0.439

    Percent Non-Asian Minority Students              

13.33%

0.717

    Percent Female Students                          

37.50%

-0.365

    Percent International Students                    

37.50%

0.406

    Average PhDs 2002 to 2006                        

2.2

-0.835

    Percent Completing within 6 Years                

33.83%

-0.389

    Time to Degree Full and Part Time                

6.66

0.784

    Percent Students in Academic Positions           

N/R

-0.976

    Student Work Space                               

-1

-1.000

    Health Insurance                                 

1

1.000

    Number of Student Activities Offered              

16

-0.771

 

Grad. YearCurrent PositionAdvisor
Chris Baynard 2008  Assistant Professor, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FLBinford
Lin Cassidy 2007  Research Scientist, Okavango Research Center, University of Botswana, Maun, BotswanaBinford
Andrea Chavez 2009  Post-doctoral Research ScientistBinford
Alisa Coffin  2009  Mendenhall Post-doctoral Fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, Ft. Collins, COBinford
Amy Daniels 2009  Climate Change Specialist, USDA Forest Service, Washington, DCSouthworth
Carlos Valerio Gomes 2009  UnknownSmith
Jaclyn Hall 2009  Post-doctoral Research Scientist, University of Louvain, BelgiumSouthworth
Joell Hartter 2007  Assistant Professor, University of New HampshireGoldman/Southworth
Keith Herrel 2006  Assistant Professor, Middle Tennessee State UniversityThrall
John Kiefer 2010  Unknown
Heidi Lannon 2005  Manager, Gainesville Regional Utilities, Gainesville, FLMossa
Betty Lininger  2008  Instructor, Glendale Community College/Los Angeles City College
Matthew Marsik  2008  Post-doctoral Research Scientist, University of Washington, SeattleWaylen
Kwadwo Owusu  2009  Lecturer, University of GhanaWaylen
Janet Puhalla 2009  Lecturer, Southwest Missouri State UniversityGoldman/Binford
Morgan Schmidt 2010  Archaeology Technician, Rechtman Consulting
Geraldo Silva 2009  Partner, AgroPetterssen Consultoria em agricultura organica Ltda. BrazilSmith
Claudia Stickler 2009  Post-doctoral Research Associate, Woods Hole Research Center, Woods Hole, MASouthworth
Tracy Van Holt 2009  Assistant Professor, East Carolina UniversityBinford
John Warford 2009  Assistant Professor, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
Keith Yearwood 2010  Assistant Professor, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FLMossa