Deirdre Rogers, PhD, received her Associates Degree in Psychology with a minor in Native America studies from De Anza College, her Bachelor’s and first Master’s degrees from San Jose State University, in Psychology and Sociology, her second Masters’ in Forestry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and her Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University, in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and minors in Women’s Studies and Social Psychology. She has held appointments as a full tenured professor and department chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice as well as directed the Center for the Enhancement for Teaching and learning. Currently she is working at The Dissertation Coach as well as teaching classes at Cal Poly in Natural Resources and Environmental Management. Her areas of interest include criminal justice, social inequalities, environmental justice, and social construction of difference, but she is a generalist has worked with clients from Sociology to Nursing to Technology to Geology. She is well versed in both qualitative and quantitative techniques, having published research using both types of methodologies. She has co-authored large, community and direct services grants from the Department of Health and Human Services. She has worked with undergraduate and graduate students for over 23 years. She has mentored honors and graduate thesis in a wide variety of topics, helping students to complete their projects in a timely manner. Dr. Rogers understands the ups and downs of academic writing and research and knows that individuals can overcome obstacles and successfully complete their work with the right support and guidance.