Upcoming CalSouthern Event: “Successfully Navigating your Doctoral Project,” with Dr. Linda Fischer

Mar 28, 2013 by University Communications

Current and aspiring doctoral students won’t want to miss Dr. Linda Fischer’s presentation, “Successfully Navigating your Doctoral Project.” Part of CalSouthern’s popular Master Lecture Series, the event will be held on April 26, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, PDT.

You can attend the event in person at CalSouthern’s Irvine Campus, or via live streaming video. If you are unable to attend live, a recorded version of the lecture will be available approximately one week after the event. Those who watch the lecture—whether live or via on-demand video—will be eligible to receive a certificate of attendance to memorialize the event and establish your participation in the lecture.

Dr. Fischer—a doctoral writing advisor at the University of Southern California—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 and other, often-overlooked considerations such as saving your work in multiple places, using two monitors, enlisting proofreaders and gathering peer support.

A valued friend of CalSouthern who’s making her third Master Lecture Series appearance, Dr. Fischer is uniquely qualified to lecture on this topic. She 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.

You can register for Dr. Fischer’s presentation here. Also, we encourage you to visit the Master Lecture Series section on the CalSouthern website. There, you can browse the archive which contains a treasure trove of past lectures of interest to psychology and business students. Also, as noted above, by viewing archived lectures, you are eligible to receive a certificate of attendance. We hope you’ll visit the archives regularly and invite your friends and colleagues to view these lectures, as well. Always free of charge, Master Lecture Series events are made available to CalSouthern students and to the psychology and business communities at large in the spirit of shared knowledge and excellence in scholarship.

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