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Laura Troiano 2008 (M.A., American & Anthropology)
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Associate Director of the Honors College
, Rutgers University-Newark

Q: What did you like about the program?
A: The PhD level classes we were able to take and the accessibility and helpfulness of the professors.

Q: What was the greatest strength of the program?
A: It prepared you for not only PhD programs, but also offered preparation for other professions.

Q: How did your experience in the Master’s program influence your choices concerning further education or work? 
A: Made me feel I was capable of continuing onto doctoral work and inspired me to do public history work.

Q: What courses best helped you prepare for your Master's thesis/essay?  
A: All of Goodman’s classes.

Q: What would you recommend about the program?  
A: Gives you a strong foundation in both histography and academic skills (book reviews, essays, etc).

Describe your experience in three (3) words or phrases:
"Impactful, Influential, and Invaluable"