Chris Deason, EdD – Dissertation Consultant and Statistician
Chris received his Doctorate in Educational Instructional Technology from Texas Tech University in June 2008. His area of focus was Technology-Mediated Culturally Relevant After-School Programs. Chris has a passion for promoting cultural diversity in classroom environments and developing culturally relevant pedagogy. Chris’ eleven years of K-12 classroom teaching experience led to his triangulated mixed methods dissertation, which examined and explored the combined use of hip-hop pedagogy and digital audio workstations to impact reading motivation for 4th and 5th graders. Following his dissertation defense, he exited K-12 education and entered higher education at Full Sail University where he continues to teach in their online Instructional Design and Technology Master of Science Degree. Alongside his teaching duties at Full Sail University, Chris has spent the last 6 years coaching and consulting with dissertation writers at Academic Coaching and Writing, LLC. During this time, he earned his Certified Co-Active Professional Coach (CCPC) license in 2017 at the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). CTI is one of most respected coaching programs in the United States. He has expertise in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research designs. As an educational psychologist, he is an expert in a variety of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches to data collection and analysis. Chris is an active scholar. He has published peer reviewed articles and book chapters within the field of instructional technology and women’s leadership. Chris maintains membership in several professional organizations including the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), and the Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA). At The Dissertation Coach. Chris is deeply committed to providing outstanding support to all of his clients. He has a passion for teaching the systematic processes involved with dissertation writing including narrowing a topic, logical alignment of the study, synthesizing literature, reporting results, and discussing the results relative to extant research findings. Chris feels the dissertation process is personal journey to experience rather than a product to attain.