Name, Credentials: Joseph Hamm, Ph.D., MLS
Job Title: Assistant Professor
Company / Organization: Michigan State University
Department: Criminal Justice and Environmental Science
City, State: East Lansing, MI
BA- Psychology, University of Northern Colorado
MLS, University of Nebraska-College Of Law
PH.D.- Law/Psych, MA- Psychology, Secondary Spec.- Quant Methods, Univ Of Nebraska-Lincoln
How long have you worked for your current company or organization? 1 year
What are your primary duties in this position? 75% research, 15% teaching, 10% service
What do you enjoy about your work? What are the perks and drawbacks? The autonomy to set my schedule and research agenda
Career path: how did you land this position? What do you see in your future career plans? I spent most of graduate school pursuing the research I wanted to do so I wasn't necessarily shooting for this position but I was shooting to be somewhere that would appreciate and support my program of research and that is very much where I am now.
What career advice would you like to share with graduate students seeking careers in your field? I know everyone says this, but fit really is everything so you can either stress out making yourself fit into a position that may or may not be there when you graduate or be the researcher you want to be and then shop for the fit. Either way, THE position you need might not be there when you look for it so you might as well be the researcher you want to be and wait for the fit.
Ways I am involved with SPSSI: Attend conferences / workshops
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