Posts By Stacey Cole Mann

The Final Hoop – Big THANKS to HR Director, HR Analysts, & Other Local Government Reps

While I am on a major roll right now writing this dissertation, I did want to stop to say THANK YOU to every single local government representative I have spoken to. I have been so amazed and thankful for the warm welcome and kindness that I have received from each and every person I’ve spokenRead… Read more »

The Final Hoop – Database, database, database

I never thought the dissertation would take as long as it is. I’m a writer by trade – a former journalist and editor – so for most of my career as a Ph.D. student, I’ve been looking forward to my dissertation. But, unfortunately, writing is not what I’ve done so far. I’ve spent hours, days,Read… Read more »

The Final Hoop – PANIC!

I’m teaching 7 classes this semester, so I have about 100 online students and 50 in the classroom. I’m writing a dissertation. I’m continuing other research – big news – PAR R&R. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter. I am involved in ridiculous amounts of service. And, this is the time of theRead… Read more »

The Final Hoop – It’s not all in the classroom

6 years ago, I accepted a position as an instructor in the Department of Communication at Mississippi State University. It is absolutely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. I have been fortunate to have a University who believes in tuition remission and a department head who has been as supportiveRead… Read more »