Meet the University Ph.D. Fellows

Molly Ellis

Ph.D., EducationEllis

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

What is your research area?
Post-Secondary Education

What is something cool about your field?
The existence of a high level on institutional diversity and variability across institutions and institutional types. 

What is the best thing you've done as a graduate student at SMU so far?
The best thing I've done as a graduate student at SMU is bonded with my fellow cohort mates.  They are an excellent support system and resource, as well as a joy to spend time with! 

What is your favorite thing to do in Dallas?
I love checking out the Dallas food scene.   

What do you wish you'd known before starting graduate schools?
Failures are my biggest lessons.  Not everything is going to go as planned, but it always manages to work out. 

What is your favorite leisure activity?
Running.  I love to participate in local races and train for destination marathons and half marathons.