The Dissertation Completion Problem

Can’t finish your doctoral dissertation?  Years of research have highlighted an important problem in American graduate education.  As long ago as 1977, only about 42% of ABD doctoral students were graduating (Sternberg, p. 9, 1981).  In 2007, Jaschik reported 10-year doctoral completion rates ranging from 49 to 64 %.  In thirty years, not much has changed.  Why?

DissertationRx is an organization dedicated to coaching doctoral students throughout the dissertation process, from proposal to defense.  We’re small, but in 2011, our students werw 2 for 2 in dissertation completion and successful defenses.  In 2013 our current clients are progressing well.  As we grow, we’ll pursue research into the root causes of the dissertation completion problems.  Interested?  Please visit our website, and get the help you need…and add to the data that will lead to solutions.

About Dr. Matthew Lonam

Dr. Matthew Lonam (Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia, 1999), Founder and CEO, has more than twenty years experience in college and university teaching and advising. His graduate students have received Ph.D.'s, MBA's, MTA's, and Masters of Strategic Leadership in addition to European graduate degrees. Prior to becoming the lead faculty member at Mountain State University in Orlando, FL, Dr. Lonam taught and advised graduate students at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., United States International University in Mexico City, AILUN in Sardinia, Italy.
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