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
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.

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Anna Farhan Malik, PhD

Academic Consultant
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.

Sara Cole, PhD

Academic Consultant
PhD, Communications/Media Studies, Philosophy, Goucher College
MA, Liberal Arts, John Hopkins University
BA, Language and Culture, University of Maryland

Dr. Cole helps graduate students in all disciplines determine how best our editors can assist in their degree completion by carefully assessing the specific needs of each client. With over ten years of experience in higher education as a lecturer and administrator, Dr. Cole has worked with students from diverse backgrounds and guided them through the dissertation process from beginning to end. Her primary research interests include social anthropology, language, and gender studies.


Margaret Farrell, PhD

Academic Consultant
PhD, Ethnomusicology, CUNY Graduate Center
MA, Ethnomusicology, CUNY Graduate Center
BA, English and Theater Arts, Douglass College, Rutgers University

Dr. Farrell 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 how we can help you succeed as an academic writer. Dr. Farrell has been teaching at the college level for more than 15 years and has extensive experience in academic editing.


Dawn Leach, PhD

Stats Team Manager
PhD, Psychology, Kingston University
MS, Experimental Psychology, California State University, San Marcos
BA, Psychology, North Dakota State University

Dr. Leach assists with managing our team of statisticians and works directly with clients who require assistance with qualitative or quantitative studies and also manages 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.


William Caskey, PhD

Managing Editor
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

Managing Editor
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

Project Manager

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.



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.

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.