That’s really what they say when you pass the defense. Yes, it’s all done.


Actually too tired to feel elated, right this minute…but I’m getting ready to meet Pete and the kids at a restaurant for a really huge celebratory dinner, and once the blood sugar is up, I’ll run in circles whooping (and do another blog post).

Showing 68 comments
  • Justin

    Huzzah and Hurrah, Dr. Bauer!
    And take THAT, you Ides of March! Begone!

    Mel and I are cheering from afar.

  • Charlie

    Congratulations, Doctor!

  • Heather_in_WI

    WOW! WOW! WOW! Congratulations. 🙂

  • Kate CA

    I am truly happy for you, Susan. Enjoy your celebratory dinner!!


  • Debra in TX

    Well, then: congratulations, Doctor! 😉

  • Phyllis

    Congratulations! How exciting!

  • Julie M. Smith


  • Jenny in MO

    Yessss!!!! Congratulations!!!

  • Melissa

    Congratulations!!! And thanks for all you share with all of us in the home schooling world.

  • Ria (from TWTM boards)

    You go girl!!! Congratulations, Susan. You deserve the Doctor title!! Love it! Have a great celebration with your family and friends.


  • Congratulations! That is not an easy task when one doesn’t have a job, husband, and children!

    There should be a Doctorate Plus for those who accomplish it as you did.

  • Giraffe Family


  • Robin (aka tigerlily from wtm boards


  • Delbra


  • Mindy

    Congratulations, Susan!!!!!!! (or should I say Dr. Bauer?) I actually thought of you (and even prayed for you) a couple of times today. 🙂

  • Mattias

    Congrats, Dr. B!!! 🙂

  • Lori

    Congratulations, Dr. Susan! Does that mean we have to genuflect when you come to Cincinnati?

  • Miz Booshay


    Well done, Dr. Bauer.

  • Robin A.

    Yippee! Congratulations Dr. Bauer! You so deserve this, Susan. I couldn’t be happier for you and your whole family!

    Loud cheers from Texas!!

  • Staci in MO

    Congratulations! I’ve been thinking of you today.

  • StaceyL in Canada

    Congratulations, Susan! You made it…after years of study, reams of paper, and innumerable playings of Beethoven’s Wig. Blessings to you!

  • JFS in IL


  • Crissy in WA

    Congratulations, Susan. Looking forward to a whooping, celebratory blog post with all the details!


  • Beth in OH

    Congratulations Susan! What a fine accomplishment–both for you, and your family who supported you. Enjoy the weekend, and then I’m sure you will be moving on toward the next project…..


  • Clara in Miami

    Congratulations DOC !!!!!!!!!!!!

    blessings to you and your graciously supportive household!!!!!!!
    Clara in Miami

  • Amy in NH


  • Donna in OH

    Congratulations!! Enjoy your celebration.

  • Terrill Browne

    Congrats! It is fun to read your blog and keep up on what is happening. I received your new book too and can’t wait to read it.


  • Elizabeth B. in NC


  • Michelle in MO

    Wow! Fantastic! I’m so thrilled for you! This news comes on the heels of some great news I received about an old high school friend, who just got her PhD in chemistry! Congratulations, Dr. Wise Bauer (or do we say Dr. Wise? Dr. Bauer?)

  • Carole in DE


  • Staci in FL

    Congratulations, Doctor! I was thinking about you today at 3:00 and I was hoping that all was going well. Congratulations, again. I’m so impressed!
    Staci in FL

  • Shawna R. B. Atteberry

    Congratulations! Good for you!

  • Aubrey

    Congratulations! I know it feels good to get something this big behind you.

  • Craig

    Way to go, doc.

  • Suzanne

    Many congratulations to you!

  • Sherrill in WA

    Congratulations! It’s been a long road, but you hung in there! God bless. After your celebration, go home and sleep the sleep of the just ; ).


  • Barb

    Congratulations – you wear me out! Now rest up and enjoy your laurels

  • Amy

    Congratulations! Doc Bauer!

  • Virginia in CAN

    Congratulations! Way to go!

  • The Tutor


    Now they have to reprint the book cover….
    “History of the Ancient World by DR. Susan Wise Bauer”

    Enjoy the day! 🙂

  • Stephanie not in TX

    Congratulations, Dr. Bauer!

  • PariSarah

    *thunderous applause*

  • Mindy


  • Padmé

    Congratulations, Dr. Bauer!

    I’m very happy for you. I’ve been on the board since 1999, I feel excited.

  • Lori in Utah

    Congratulations, Dr. Bauer! We are so proud of you!!!

  • Kimber

    Congratulations!!!! Enjoy the sugar. You deserve seconds. Great Job!!!!!!!!

  • Heidi in OR

    Huge congratulations!! I know that is a welcome relief. Have fun celebrating, Dr. Bauer! 🙂

  • GraceinMD

    Great job! Alma mater, hail – William and Mary has made a great decision, and we WTM Boardies are very proud of you!

  • Jennifer in OR

    “You’re special,” says my three-year-old to you, on hearing of your great accomplishment!

  • Diane

    Great news! Congratulations to you. We hope your celebration dinner was a joy.

    John & Diane

  • dangermom

    Wooooo! Congratulations!

  • Mom2Three

    Hurray!! Absolutely wonderful, Susan. Many congratulations!

  • shanmar

    Hats off to you! You have earned a whole bag of chocolate chips!

  • Gabe

    Congratulations! Make sure you do in fact run in circles whooping.

  • ChristyB in AL

    Congratulations, Dr. Susan Wise Bauer!! Take a long nap!!! 🙂

  • Colleen in NS

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! You are so inspiring.


  • Gina


  • Susan (in SoCal)

    So very pleased for you!

  • Trish

    Nice, job, Dr. Bauer. What a huge relief. Another friend of mine made it through hers as well yesterday and so we’re two for two.

    Enjoy the weekend.

  • Korrie

    So happy for you! Maybe this will encourage my dh to get *his* done! What are you doing to celebrate??

  • Eliana


    Aside from the inherent joy and relief, it must be wonderful to have one less category on your to-do lists – unless you’re planning to go for *another* doctorate in the foreseeable future!


  • Dave Moore

    Way to go Susan! Does writing a major book and defending a dissertation give one IV?: Intellectual Vertigo.



  • Sheri Atkinson

    Dr. Bauer!! Awesome!!

    You are someone that I hold in high esteem and I send my most sincere congratulations.

    Sheri – from CCHE

  • Peach

    Congratulations, Doctor!

  • Nan

    Congratulations Dr. Wise Bauer (that just sounds so intellectual!) :^D

    I’m going to go out on a limb and, despite your busy writing schedule, invite you to join the list of contributors on a new blog (with a name eerily familiar to you I’m sure. :^D ) that I started about surviving homeschooling while maintaining a healthy sense of self still. I know the readers and other contributors would be more than thrilled if you ocassionally dropped a few pearls of knowledge now and then on how you manage to press on in your own pursuit of education while continuing to school your children as well.

    My e-mail is nancypantslady at gmail dot com

    Thanks so much!

  • Catharina

    Congratulations, doctor Wise Bauer!!!
    You are an amazing woman.

    Catharina, from The Netherlands

    P.S. Amazon *finally* shipped your latest book, I should have it at the end of next week…can’t wait to start reading 🙂

  • Erin

    I hope green is your color. Congrats!

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