Our Team of Dissertation Coaches
About our Dissertation Coaches
Dissertation Success Institute has a team of dissertation coaches that have been coaching doctoral students, helping them finish their dissertations and earn their doctorate. Your dedicated dissertation coach is available to help you overcome any and all of your research obstacles. With over 50 years of research experience, our dissertation coaches are adept at handling any challenges you face with your research studies, industry data analysis, survey research, journal articles, theses, dissertations, and program evaluation.
Our program is unique because of our one-on-one, personal, unlimited dissertation coaching that is custom-tailored to your personal needs. We start our process with our free strategy call, where one of our dissertation coaches talks with you about your current status, topic, methodology, chair, committee, timeline, objectives, and the challenges you face in finishing your dissertation. We carefully consider all those factors and provide you with a personalized recommendation for you to finish your dissertation and graduate. Our dissertation coaching boot camp program is the only program that offers unlimited phone, email, text support during your dissertation boot camp.
The Dissertation Success Institute was founded in 2013 by a university professor that recognized the need for high-quality yet affordable resources for doctoral students. Since then, we have expanded our team of coaches providing comprehensive one-on-one private coaching to dissertation students.
All of our Ph.D. coaches have earned their doctoral degrees. They currently serve as university professors, researchers, consultants, and more. Most have served as a chair or member of a doctoral committee. Below you will find a brief bio for some of our coaches.
Dissertation Success Team
Qualitative Dissertation Coach
Dr. Tara has a background in politics, policy, and education with an emphasis on research of vulnerable populations. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Political Science from the University of Florida and Master’s degree is in International Affairs from Ohio University, where she studied Latin American politics. Dr. Ross earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Keiser University, where she examined higher
education for those who are refugees and has since served in higher education administration for almost 20 years as a Director of Academics, Academic Dean, Department Chair, Dissertation Chair, Committee Member, and Continuing Education Director.
Quantitative Dissertation Coach
Dr. Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia University, master’s degree from New England College with a focus in Program Management, and his Ph.D. from Capella University. His quantitative research focused on the impact that critical thinking skills can have on program management and business success. Professionally, Dr. Mark is now retired after 24
years of service as an officer in the United States Army and currently mentors several Delta Mu Delta scholars while also serving as an independent consultant with multiple small companies in the defense sector.
Quantitative & Qualitative Dissertation Coach
Dr. Debra is a research methodologist with extensive experience in both quantitative and qualitative research design. She has published more than 20 peer-reviewed academic articles, book chapters, and books while also a popular public speaker at academic and industry conferences such as Disrupt HR, OPEX Week Business Transformation World Summit, and the Faith at Work Summit. Dr.
Dean worked in corporate America for 25 years and now serves as an adjunct professor who teaches: Quantitative Research Methods, Descriptive Analytics, Managing Business Analytics, Corporate Ethics and Data Policy alongside Leadership Analytics.
Qualitative & Quantitative Dissertation Coach
Dr. Missy has served as an English educator with certifications and endorsements in Gifted Education and Teacher Support for the past twenty-eight years. In 2005, Dr. Missy earned a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Augusta State University, followed by her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix in 2020. Her research
interests include content-area reading and writing, middle school teacher professional learning, classroom climate studies, teacher attrition, new teacher retention, and induction programs.
Dissertation Writing Coach
Dr. Laura is a professional dissertation editor, word nerd, and grammar cop who pays attention to every phrase, every comma, and every margin. In addition to a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology from Walden University, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and an MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She is an Associate Professor of English,
Psychology, and Sociology at Colorado Technical University.
Dr. Alaina has a background in urban education and leadership, business management, and public administration with an emphasis on research of juvenile crime and at-risk students. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Criminal Justice from New Jersey City University and Master’s degree from Ashford University in Public Administration. Dr. Alaina’s additional Master degrees were from New Jersey
City University in the areas of Special Education and Urban Education, and Leadership. Dr. Alaina earned her doctorate in Business Administration with a specialization in Criminal Justice from North Central University, where she examined and studied economic factors of urban crime within United States metropolitan cities. Dr. Alaina has certificates and endorsements in students with disabilities, gifted and talented, and education leadership. Dr. Alaina has served in the capacity as Director of Research and Assessment, Dissertation Chair, Committee Member, Co-Advisor, and Co-Chair of the Assessment Steering Committee.
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