Who Did You Thank in Your Ph.D Dissertation Acknowledgments?

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The Boss has yet to make it into the acknowledgments section of one of my books, although he is mentioned in *Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump*

This does not come close to the greatest acknowledgments section of all time (a story we broke here at The Way of Improvement Leads Home), but it is interesting.  Jennifer Polk, a history Ph.D who now runs the website Beyond the Professoriate, thanked her favorite band in her doctoral dissertation. She is now asking others to share any unusual words of gratitude from the acknowledgment page(s) of their dissertations.

Inside Higher Ed has the story here.  See the Twitter response to Polk’s request here.

I should also come clean here.  (This is not the first time I have written about this at the blog).  I thanked a fictional character in the acknowledgements of my first book.  His name was Jayber Crow.

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