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teaching | Michael E Flynn - Political Science


What I learned in my first year as a graduate program director

tl;dr: This post provides a brief overview of some of my biggest takeaways after my first year directing the Security Studies program at Kansas State University. Forging positive working relationships with other rank and file administrators is key, as is institutionalizing lots of the procedures that may have formerly been relegated to post-it notes on a computer monitor.

Military Officers Pursuing PhDs: Are Three Years Enough?

tl;dr: My goal here is to catalog what ended up being a fairly wide ranging (and I think informative) series of tweets from lots of different people on timelines for military students pursuing their PhD in political science or related fields.

What's the Difference?

In the social sciences we talk a lot about groups being different from one another. We might also talk about things like spending on certain programs going up or down over time.