I have already submitted my Ph.D. thesis to my committee and plan to defend my thesis. I want to prepare an updated CV.
In my situation, what should I write in the CV:
If you haven't defended yet, I would list (expected).
If you have defended and committee passed and thesis turned in and ruler lady passed and all done, done but are just waiting for the 6 month wheels to churn and send you a sheepskin, I would keep it simple and just list the Ph.D. as done. If you stop using months on your CV and move to years, this helps you.