The tragic events at Penn State have captured the nation’s attention. The question that is at the center of it all seems to be: “Did they do enough?” Did the then graduate assistant, Mike McQueary, do enough by bringing the incident of abuse he witnessed to the attention of his coach? Did Coach Joe Paterno [...]
When I was applying for Ph.D. programs a year or so ago, I received one consistent piece of advice: “Hide your Masters of Divinity.” Downplay those two preaching classes that you took, and let’s just not talk about that course on the Passion Plays. Don’t include that church internship on your resume. And above all [...]
Jessica Joslin is a Ph.D. student studying Higher Education at the University of Michigan. Jess is also in the ordination process in the United Church of Christ and has a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School.