Dissertation & Thesis Specialists

Dissertation-Editor.com specializes in assisting graduate students through every stage of the dissertation or thesis writing process. While many other companies spread themselves thin by offering a wide variety of services, our hiring process and professional training is focused entirely on dissertation and thesis services.

Personalized One-on-One Service

Don’t waste your time with impersonal Internet sites that won’t answer the phone or allow you to interact with your editor or consultant. Our goal is to offer the best service and attain the best results—whatever it takes. When you hire our firm, you are not sending your work to a faceless Internet site, but rather to an American-based team of dissertation editors and consultants who are ready to interact with you and ensure that your dissertation is ready to defend!

PhDs with Ivy League Credentials

Our team is composed entirely of PhDs who specialize in doctoral-level editing, formatting, research, statistics, and consultation. As dissertations are among the most sophisticated and demanding forms of writing, we draw our staff almost exclusively from Ivy League universities and other top-tier institutions. Our staff review dissertations and advise doctoral candidates every day as their profession and know exactly what it takes to get a dissertation approved.

Our Staff

The Management Team

Dissertation Editor and Consultant

Allen Roda, PhD

CEO and Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Roda is our CEO and lead dissertation consultant. He oversees all activities at Dissertation Editor and will happily discuss your dissertation with you over the phone or email. A former professor and an alumnus of Columbia and NYU, Dr. Roda earned his master’s degree and PhD in Music and Anthropology. He is a highly skilled dissertation editor and consultant who is passionate about helping PhD students succeed. Dr. Roda will discuss your project with you at length and propose an effective strategy to ensure that your dissertation is well written and approved by your committee.

Adrienne Dougherty, PhD

Statistics Team Manager

Dr. Dougherty is passionate about helping PhD students create and execute a theoretically sound research design and analysis. Dr. Dougherty manages our team of statisticians and works directly with clients to ensure high quality statistics projects. She is happy to discuss your statistics needs at any time. She holds a PhD and MS from the University of Michigan in Social Psychology, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP) recipient. She has taught courses in Statistics, Research Methods, and special topics in Social Psychology. She is a former Visiting Assistant Professor at Whittier College, and she has held research internship positions at Yale University.[/one_half]

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Anna Farhan Malik, PhD

Client Specialist

Dr. Malik assists Dr. Roda in assessing client orders, answering questions, and working closely with our clients to make sure they completely understand our process and the services we offer. She is intimately familiar with the Dissertation process and ready to answer any questions you might have about your project! She has a PhD in Music and Sound Studies from New York University, specializing in North Africa and the Middle East.  She holds an MA in Social Anthropology from Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland) and a BFA in Music History from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She has taught courses at NYU and held academic fellowships that have taken her to live and work on four continents.

William Caskey, PhD

Managing Editor

Dr. Caskey manages the editing process along with Dr. Pollan and Dr. Bell-Garcia to ensure the quality and timeliness of our projects. He has over 20 years of writing and editing experience. He earned his PhD in Microbiology from Michigan State University, his MS in Microbiology from Texas A&M University, and his BS in Bacteriology from Louisiana Tech University. He conducted research and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Microbiology before shifting to research administration, overseeing proposal submissions, and negotiating awards for research funding.

Kady Bell-Garcia, EdD

Managing Editor

Dr. Bell-Garcia works with Dr. Caskey and Dr. Pollan to manage our team of editors and ensure projects are returned promptly and of the highest quality. She has 14 years of writing and editing experience, specializes in APA style, and is passionate about higher education. She earned her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne, and also holds a MA and BA in Communications.

Jennifer Pollan, PhD

Project Manager

Dr. Pollan works with Dr. Caskey and Dr. Garcia to manage our editing projects and ensure high quality work and timely delivery. She also assists Dr. Dougherty in our statistics department. Dr. Pollan loves to assist graduate students in generating and completing scientifically sound research study designs. She has 25 years of technical writing and editing experience, specializing in APA style. She holds a PhD, MA, and BA from Wichita State University in Human Factors Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Psychology, respectively. She has taught a variety of research methods, statistics, and psychology courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

Dissertation Editor, Statistics Expert

Kamna Mantode, PhD

Lead Statistician

Dr. Mantode is our lead statistics consultant, she assists Dr. Dougherty to answer client queries, propose project plans, and manage our team of statisticians. Dr. Mantode holds a PhD in Public Administration from the University of Illinois, Chicago and holds graduate degrees in Public Administration, Applied Economics, and Environmental Chemistry. Dr. Mantode is a methodological and analytics expert with nearly a decade of experience in advising scholars and conducting qualitative and mixed methods research projects.


Desmond Harmon, PhD

APA Specialist and Senior Editor

Dr. Harmon has over a decade of experience working with graduate-level writing and developmental editing. He earned his doctorate in musicology at UCLA and has worked with clients at all levels of the research and writing process. Dr. Harmon specializes in humanities scholarship, consultation, and APA formatting. He also works with the team at Dissertation Editor to assess orders, perform quality control checks, and work with editors to ensure client satisfaction.

Our Dissertation Editors and Consultants

With over 30 PhDs on staff, we can typically match you with an expert in your field of study. Here are just a few of our expert dissertation editors and consultants.

Robert T., PhD

PhD: Cornell University, Political Theory
MA: Cornell University, US Government
BA: Toronto, English Literature

Specialties: Qualitative Analysis, APA Style, Research

Michael B., PhD

PhD: Harvard University, British Literature / Shakespeare
MA: Harvard University, English Literature
BA: Rice University, English Literature

Specialties: Research, MLA Style, Qualitative Analysis

Nick W., PhD, MD

MD: Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons
PhD: Harvard University, Slavic Literature
BSc: Pre-Medicine
BA: World Literature

Specialties: Research, Quantitative Analysis, Chicago Style


Jill S., PhD

PhD: Washington University, 18th-Century Europe
MA: Oxford University, European History / Jewish History
BA: History and English Literature

Specialties: APA 6th Edition Formatting, Table Formatting, Qualitative Analysis, Dissertation Consultation


Theo H., PhD

PhD: Cornell University, English Literature and Poetry
MFA: Cornell University, English Poetry
BA: Berkeley, English Literature, Creative Writing

Specialties: Turabian Style, Qualitative Analysis, Dissertation Consultation

Riley M., MTS

MTS: Harvard University, Religion and Society
MLS: NYU, Library Science
BA: Queens, Dramatic Writing

Specialties: APA Style Formatting, Table Formatting, Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis, Research

Sophia H., JD, PhD

PhD: Mythological Studies
JD: Prison Law
BFA: Film Studies and English

Specialties: APA Style, Chicago, Bluebook, Research, Statistical Analysis

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PhD: Law and Society
JD: Political Law
BA: Poly Science and Music

Specialties: APA Style, Bluebook, Research, Qualitative Analysis

Matthew F., PhD

PhD: UC Santa Barbara, History of Architecture
MA: Art History
MSc: Museum Studies
BA: English and History

Specialties: APA Style, Research, Quantitative Analysis, Statistical Analysis

…and over 30 other PhDs! Call us to learn more.