Deirdre Rogers, PhD, received her Associates Degree in Psychology and a minor in Native America studies from De Anza College, her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from San Jose State University, in Psychology and Sociology, 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. Has held appointments as a 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 full time at The Dissertation Coach as well as taking classes at Cal Poly in GIS and Environmental management to expand her know base. 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. She is well versed in both qualitative and quantitative techniques, having published research using both types of methodologies. She has worked as a grant evaluator and 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 15 years. She has mentored honors thesis 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.