|Author:||Marianne Di Pierro|
Subtitle: Strategies for New Doctoral Advising Faculty and Their Advisees
This book examines the intricacies of the doctoral educational process and delineates a process for continuous improvement that will shape and enhance better professional relationships between dissertation advisors and their advisees and cultivate opportunities for increased retention and graduation. The book includes critical principles, interwoven with students’ real life experiences which serve as illustrative vehicles. Moreover, its innovative approach – a book written for new advisors and their advisees or for seasoned advisors seeking new ways to communicate with their advisees – departs from other books that provide generally only a one-dimensional view, usually from the student’s perspective. The titles of many of these are couched in metaphors of survival and overcoming a threat, rather than centered in strong initiatives that will lead to timely graduation in a supportive and encouraging environment. This book offers innovative and pioneering leadership approaches to transport advisors and advisees to a successful outcome.
|About the Author:||
Marianne Di Pierro holds the Ph.D. in English from the University of South Florida and has directed the Graduate Center for Research and Retention at Western Michigan University (WMU) for thirteen years. As a graduate education specialist, she has coached over 90 doctoral students across a broad spectrum of fields to complete their dissertations and graduate. Di Pierro conducts research on doctoral education, serves as a conflict resolution strategist for graduate advising faculty and graduate students, participates in national research projects in doctoral education, and serves on dissertation committees. She is an active member of the academic community and currently serves on the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (HSIRB), as well as the advisory board to the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. program. She is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) leadership team for the Education Division and is the associate editor for the ASQ Journal for Quality and Participation. She has published articles on graduate education in peer-reviewed journals and presented her research at professional conferences.
|Details:||2015 [ISBN: 1-58107-273-2; 250 pages soft cover; 6-by-9-inch]|