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.
The Management Team
Allen Roda, PhD
CEO and Editor-in-Chief
MA, Columbia University
Dr. Roda oversees operations at Dissertation Editor. A former professor and an alumnus of Columbia and NYU, Dr. Roda earned his master’s degree and PhD in Music and Anthropology. Passionate about helping PhD students expand their knowledge and succeed, Dr. Roda works closely with the management team to ensure our clients receive the highest quality of service. .
Adrienne Dougherty, PhD
VP, Statistics and Data Analysis
PhD, Social Psychology, University of Michigan
MA, Social Psychology, University of Michigan
BA, Psychology, California State University, Fullerton
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 who require assistance with qualitative or quantitative studies. 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.
PhD, Music and Sound Studies, NYU
MA, Social Anthropology, Queens University Belfast
BFA, Music History, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Malik assesses client orders and works closely with our clients to ensure they completely understand our process and the services we offer. She is intimately familiar with the dissertation process and able to answer client questions related to our process. She has taught courses at NYU and held academic fellowships that have taken her to live and work on four continents.
PhD, History, New York University
MA, African Studies, Yale University
BA, Political Science and International Studies, University of North Carolina
Dr. Richter works closely with graduate students in every discipline to assess how our editors can help them efficiently complete their degrees. As a teacher of writing-intensive courses at New York University, Vanderbilt University, and New Jersey City University, Dr. Richter has helped students from diverse educational backgrounds learn to write clear, persuasive prose. He is an active author, editor, and researcher whose interests lie at the intersection of African history, legal history, and the environmental humanities.
Karen Harbeck, PhD
PhD, Education, Stanford University
JD, Law, University of Santa Clara
MA, American History, Stanford University
MA, Feminist Studies, San Jose State University
BA, Anthropology, University of Michigan
Dr. Harbeck has been teaching in higher education for forty years and has chaired numerous dissertations while on the faculty of Northeastern University, the UMass Lowell, Boston College, and the Fielding Graduate University. She holds a PhD in Education from Stanford University, a law degree from the University of Santa Clara, an MA from Stanford in American history, an MA in Feminist Studies from San Jose State University, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Michigan.
William Caskey, PhD
PhD, Microbiology, Michigan State University
MS, Microbiology, Texas A&M University
BS, Bacteriology, Louisiana Tech University
Dr. Caskey manages the editing process to ensure the quality and timeliness of our process. With over 20 years of writing and editing experience, he has also 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
EdD, Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne
MA, Communications, California State University, Fullerton
BA, Communications, University of La Verne
Dr. Bell-Garcia assists in managing our team of editors to 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.
Jennifer Pollan, PhD
Dr. Pollan assist in the project management process for both our editorial and statistics departments. Dr. Pollan enjoys assisting 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 has taught a variety of research methods, statistics, and psychology courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
Dawn Leach, PhD
PhD, Psychology, Kingston University
MS, Experimental Psychology, California State University, San Marcos
BA, Psychology, North Dakota State University
Dr. Leach is responsible for project management duties at dissertation editor, including quality control and the timely return of client’s documents. She has experience teaching psychology courses in both the United States and abroad, and especially enjoys teaching research design and methodology. She has a passion for psychology research and her research interests include mindfulness-based therapies, cognition, and metacognition.
Desmond Harmon, PhD
Senior Dissertation Editor
PhD, Musicology, UCLA
MA, Musicology, UCLA
MA, Historical University of Pittsburgh
BA, Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh
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 50 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.
PhD: Cornell University, Political Theory
MA: Cornell University, US Government
BA: Toronto, English Literature
Specialties: Qualitative Analysis, APA Style, Research
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
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
Sophia H., JD, PhD
PhD: Mythological Studies
JD: Prison Law
BFA: Film Studies and English
Specialties: APA Style, Chicago, Bluebook, Research, Statistical Analysis
PhD: Law and Society
JD: Political Law
BA: Poly Science and Music
Specialties: APA Style, Bluebook, Research, Qualitative Analysis
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