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Dissertation & Thesis Conference

Student Reflections & Perspectives

Conducting Research

Citation Management

Mastering Academic Writing

Research Data Management

Peer-to-Peer Writing Feedback

An Exploration to Theory

Note Taking and Information Synthesis

Opening Session

Dissertation Manual, Template, and Manuscript Preparation

IRB Process

How to Choose a Committee

Developing and Setting Expectations with a Chair

Thinking about Methodology

Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Stress and Time Management

2020 Conference Attendee Book Recommendations

During our opening session, we asked conference attendees to share their all-time favorite books. Looking for something new to read? Check out the list below!

Book Recommendations

Bolman, L. G. (2011). Leading with soul: An uncommon journey of spirit. Jossey-Bass.

Bronte, E. (1847). Wuthering Heights. Thomas Cautley Newby.

Brown, B. (2018). Dare to lead: Brave work. Tough conversations. Whole hearts. Random House.

Butcher, J. (2000). The Dresden files. Roc Books.

Butler, O. E. (1993). Parable of the sower. Four Walls Eight Windows.

DeLillo, D. (2009). White noise. Penguin Books.

Fitzgerald, F. S. (1925). The great Gatsby.  Charles Scribner’s Sons.

Garrett, L. (1994). The coming plague: Newly emerging diseases in a world out of balance. Penguin.

George, B. (2016). Discover your true north. Jossey-Bass.

Greene, R. (2007). 48 laws of power. Viking Press.

Hunter, G. (2017). My velvet pillow. Author.

Joyce, J. (1916). A portrait of the artist as a young man. B.W. Huebsch.

Kwik, J. (2020). Limitless: Upgrade your brain, learn anything faster, and unlock your exceptional life. Hay House, Inc.

Marting, G. R. R. (2012). Song of ice and fire (Book series). Bantam Books.

Mitchell, M. (1936). Gone with the wind. Macmillan Publishers.

Morison, T. (1987). Beloved. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Obama, M. (2018). Becoming. Crown.

Rowling, J. K. (1997-2007). Harry Potter (Book series). Bloomsbury Publishing.

Schwartz, D. J. (1987). The magic of thinking big. Fireside.

Thaler, R. H. (2016). Misbehaving: The making of behavioral economics. W. W. Norton & Company

Tolle, E. (1997). Power of now. Namaste Publishing.

Warren, R. (2013). The purpose driven life: What on Earth am I here for? Zondervan

Wilkerson, I. (2010). The warmth of other suns. Penguin Random House.