Charles M. Russo, Ph.D. Capella University – Public Safety

SUCCESS! In the spring of 2017, after months of back and forth with my committee and advisor making revision after revision that seemed to be getting me nowhere, I reached out to Alison Miller at The Dissertation Coach who matched me to Deirdre Rogers. Within the first review and revision done by Deirdreh, my proposal was accepted. When I say months, I mean 17 months of getting nowhere with the university (only constant back and forth revisions). Each time I communicated with Deirdre, I was moving forward and encouraged to improve. 18 months later (July 2018) my dissertation was accepted and approved by my committee with very minor edits. I went through Dean approval with no edits needed. Deirdre was the pinnacle of knowledge regarding quantitative data collection and analysis and she pushed me to understand the process and how to make sense of the results. She prepared me for my defense, taking the guess work out and allowing me to feel comfortable. She was highly responsive to me the entire time we worked together. I hesitated in hiring The Dissertation Coach at first. You shouldn’t! Thank you Alison and Dierdre, I could not have progressed as fast without you!