Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Get a Ph.D. at 64

By Barbara Krasner
March 04, 2022

Don’t Tell Me I Can’t is a series designed to celebrate all the ways you can forge your own path in midlife and beyond.

The worst thing anyone told me when I started looking into getting my Ph.D. nearly 10 years ago still sticks with me. A faculty member at a university interview told me I was “too old,” and that the “ship has sailed.” I didn’t give up. And I am grateful for that every day.

My Educational Journey

Education has always been the backbone of my life.