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Every week Defend & Publish releases a new podcast. These podcasts are designed to help get you started (or restarted) on your academic writing projects.
- March 25: Final Push Dissertation: Taking Stock
- March 19: Defend & Publish Updates
- March 12: Unfinished Business Day
- March 5: Reasons for Source Support
- February 27: Editing a Collection: Tips for Writing the Editor Parts
- February 18: Editing a Collection: Getting Started
- February 13: Happy Hustles
- February 6: Make a February Comeback
- January 29: Caring for Your Writing Self
- January 23: Four Questions to Ask Your Dissertation Advisees
- January 15: Set Yourself Up for Success
- January 8: I Don’t Feel Like Writing Today
- January 1: Strategies for Dissertation Advisors
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Dr. Sandra Castro. Successful dissertation defense (City University of New York (CUNY)-Graduate Center)
Dominic Lisi, EdD (Saint John Fisher University)
Minglei Zhang, Masters graduate (Penn State University)
Dr. Melissa Quackenbush. Successful dissertation defense (Old Dominion University)
Dr. Jessica Ulmer. Successful dissertation defense (Texas Technical University)
Dr. Nadia Roche. Dissertation accepted (University of California Santa Cruz, Sociology and Feminist Studies)
Jessica Calvanico. Article accepted to Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (UCSC).
Mauricio Ramierez. Received the UC President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship Award and the Milam-McGinty-Kaun Award for Excellence in Teaching (UCSC )
Hope S. Article published
Dr. J. Kelly. Successful dissertation defense (Walden University)
Dr. L. Chambers. Successful dissertation defense (Walden University)
Dr. Aaron Kleinman. Successful dissertation defense (College of Saint Elizabeth)
Dr. Stefan Battle. Three published articles and promotion to Associate Professor (Rhode Island College, School of Social Work)
Dr. Kristin S. EdD. Successful dissertation defense (George Washington University)
Dr. B. Bricklin Zeff. Successful dissertation defense (Hokkaido University)
L.A. Chambers. Successful proposal defense (Walden University)
Dr. G. Zaugg. Successful dissertation defense (North Dakota State University)
Dr. Jennifer C. Successful dissertation defense (Alliant International University)
Dr. Chanel Matney. Successful dissertation defense (John Hopkins University)
Dr. Aaron Day. Successful dissertation defense (City University of Seattle)
Dr. J. Johnson. Successful dissertation defense (Southern IL University, Carbondale)
B. Bricklin Zeff. Two published articles (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Dr. Stefan Battle. Three published articles (Rhode Island College, School of Social Work)
Dr. Cynthia P. Successful dissertation defense (Old Dominion University)
Dr. Lori K. Successful proposal defense (Case Western University)
Dr. Amanda L. Successful dissertation defense
Dr. Steve T. Successful dissertation defense (North Dakota State University)
Dr. Caroline H. Successful dissertation defense (Oklahoma State University)
James J. Successful proposal defense (Southern Illinois University)
Karen B. Successful proposal defense (Oklahoma State University)
Dr. Martinique F. Successful dissertation defense (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)
Dr. Leah C. Successful dissertation defense (Florida State University)
. . . and many others
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I passed! With flying colors. All five members of my committee complimented me on the writing, the amount of detail, and they were genuinely interested in the content. A few of them mentioned it was one of the best dissertations that they’d read in years.
J. Johnson, PhD
Definitely take the advice of the professionals! If you’ve enlisted the assistance of D&P, know that you’re dealing with professionals that have a strong writing knowledge and are more than capable of leading you towards a done dissertation. Remove your feelings. Edits/corrections are not personal jabs, but instead will make you a much stronger, efficient and effective writer.
L. Chambers, PhD
Beth’s [Davila] insight and positive demeanor made this process enjoyable. I believe I would not have finished my dissertation without her help. She always made herself available and was able to explain what was needed in the chapters in a way that I could easily understand. I cannot express my appreciation for Beth’s support and patience.
J. Kelly, PhD
Publications by Our Coaches
Foundational Practices of Online Writing Instruction
Grounded in fifteen principles of online writing instruction, this edited volume offers the most comprehensive guide to access-focused administrative, faculty, student, and research considerations in the field.
The Online Writing Conference: A Guide for Teachers and Tutors
Reading to Learn and Writing to Teach: Literacy Strategies for Online Writing Instruction
A literacy-based theory of online writing instruction and practical strategies for both students and their teachers.
Caution: Switchback Curves Ahead!
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The Power of a Word Count Goal – A Lesson from NaNoWriMo
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Writing Cover Letters for Academic Positions
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