- Why is the dissertation so important for completion of the PhD?
- Is it a test of a student’s knowledge? Research skills? Fortitude?
- Or is it merely a rite of passage?
- What are some of the habits, skills, or practices that make some students more successful than others at completing the dissertation?
- What do you need to do to successfully complete the dissertation process?
We are excited to announce that Dr. Jennifer Read will be joining us this coming Friday, October 30, to help answer these questions. The theme of the call will be There’s more to a dissertation than the research!
Dr. Read, a professor at the University of Buffalo, has been conducting research on PTSD and substance abuse, particularly in college students. She has also developed the Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire (YAACQ), a widely used measure of alcohol consequences that has been translated into a number of languages.
This will be the second call in our Visiting Scholar Series. Whether you are a student, post-doc, or faculty member, this call will provide you with a valuable perspective on the dissertation process. This second Conference Call will take place this coming Friday, October 30 at noon (CDT; 1 p.m. EDT). Here is how you can join us for the call:
At noon (CDT; 1:00 p.m. EDT), dial into the conference line: (712) 775-7031
When prompted, please enter the meeting ID: 784-557-822#
Please RSVP by leaving a comment in the “Leave a Reply” box, below. Feel free to introduce yourself, and include your name, University affiliation, and current status such as student, post-doc, etc. If you are a student, please also note your program and year in the program and ask any questions you might want addressed on the call.
Again, please note that the time is 12:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time, which is 1:00 p.m. on the East coast and 10:00 a.m. on the West Coast. Hope to hear you on the call!
Bruce S. Liese, PhD, ABPP
Chair, SoAP Membership Committee
Lauren A. Hoffman, MS
Student Chair, SoAP Membership Committee
For more information about our conference calls or any other APA Division 50 membership issues, contact Bruce Liese, PhD, Division 50 Membership Chair (email@example.com).