The Dissertation Journey

The dissertation journey is challenging. One way to navigate the journey more effectively is to draw on the support of communities that that have resources and people who are willing to help. The MSR community believes that the future development and sustainability of the rich research and education requires cultivating doctoral students who are prepared to meet this challenge.

In this section, you will find resources to support your research, teaching, and well-being. We also have a discussion section where we can share best practices, explore complex problems, and generate a strong sense of community and shared purpose. We welcome you and hope you find this a great space for your development!

Here you can find some helpful resources for navigating the dissertation journey.
  • Academic Coaching and Writing is an organization dedicated to clarifying the dissertation process. This link will take you to their "Dissertation Doctor" page with resources like the Dissertation Journey eBook and the Dissertation Doctor Bog.
  • If you're on twitter, follow Hugh Kearns (@ithinkwellHugh). He offers advice on research and writing, focused on graduate students and early faculty. 
  • Some helpful advice from a former graduate student as she worked through her dissertation (and obviously spent a lot of time in self-reflection).