Doctor of Philosophy Program Guide: Reading Committee


A new Dissertation Reading Committee should be constituted within one month after successful completion of the General Examination.

After successful completion of the General Examination, the student reconstitutes the Ph.D. Supervisory Committee, changing the Exam Committee to a Dissertation Committee. This committee may, but need not, include members from the previous Ph.D. Supervisory Committee. The Dissertation Committee consists of three or more readers, including a Dissertation Director and two or more additional readers.

The Dissertation Director and at least one other reader must be graduate faculty from the Department of English. In the unusual case of there being dissertation co-directors, one may be non-English Department graduate faculty.