Alison Miller, PhD – Owner and Founder of “The Dissertation Coach”
In May 2000, Alison Miller, PhD, founded The Dissertation Coach as she recognized that many graduate students were struggling to successfully finish master’s theses and doctoral dissertations. She believes that many students can benefit from support and guidance to manage the psychological, time management, and technical challenges that arise in graduate school. She is optimistic that all students can successfully finish graduate school if they are willing to work hard and have the right support. Alison is the author of Finish Your Dissertation Once and For All: How to Overcome Psychological Barriers, Get Results, and Move On with Your Life, published in 2009 by the American Psychological Association. She enjoys leading dissertation workshops at universities around the United States and is committed to the success of graduate students around the world. Alison has a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University. She is also a co-founder Tiara International, a company committed to women’s leadership development.