Kari George, PhD – Dissertation Consultant & Statistician

Kari George earned a PhD in Higher Education and Organization from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds a M.Ed. in Higher Education in Student Affairs from Salem State University and a B.A. in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Kari has over a decade of experience in higher education, technology project management, and business consulting. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow, studying efforts to broaden participation in computing disciplines. Kari’s research agenda focuses on doctoral student experiences and outcomes, faculty mentoring and advising practices, and organizational change efforts in computing. She enjoys helping students clarify their ideas and research design, providing statistical and analytic support, offering feedback for clarity, structure, and organization, and navigating relationships with committee members. Informed by her dissertation work that examined why doctoral students think about leaving their programs, Kari strives to support students’ needs by understanding their goals, identifying pitfalls, and devising strategies and structures to advance their progress toward the degree. She is passionate about supporting the whole student and helping them navigate and celebrate the highs and lows of the doctoral journey.