Title: Successfully Navigating your Doctoral Project
Presenter: Dr. Linda A. Fischer
Description: Current and aspiring doctoral students won’t want to miss this lecture by Dr. Linda Fischer, a doctoral writing advisor at the University of Southern California. Dr. Fischer will lead a comprehensive and practical discussion about the doctoral project process. She will cover the doctoral project chapter by chapter, offering tips and actionable advice for each step on this challenging yet rewarding academic journey. She will also provide guidance on everything from topic selection and research strategies to optimizing the relationship with your committee chair to other, often-overlooked considerations such as saving your work in multiple places, using two monitors, enlisting proofreaders and gathering peer support.
Bio: A valued friend of CalSouthern who’s making her third Master Lecture Series appearance, Dr. Fischer is the writing advisor for the Doctoral Support Center of the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, committed to helping doctoral candidates succeed in the school’s EdD and PhD programs.
Prior to joining USC, she served in the United States Army for more than 20 years, retiring in 2003. While an army captain, she earned a master's degree in educational psychology from the University of Oklahoma, and completed the USC EdD program (with a higher education concentration) in 2005 as a member of the Hawaii cohort. Originally from Texas, Linda has lived all over the world, including 10 years in Hawaii. While a member of the Hawaii community, Linda was selected as a Pacific Century Fellow, Class 2003 and served on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Drug-Free Hawaii. Her research interests include sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus and in the workplace. She is the author of Ultimate Power: Enemy Within the Ranks, the story of Dr. Fischer's triumph over a sexual assault she suffered while an officer in the military.