Dissertation During a Pandemic: Navigating Unexpected Challenges
From Natalie Pelham
Completing a dissertation is a long and winding journey, and every path is unique. A smooth journey typically takes about 18 months to conceptualize your idea, obtain approvals, conduct research, write your dissertation, and complete your defense. The journey often isn’t smooth, involving unexpected complications which can cause stress and delays, even more so when one of those unexpected complications is a worldwide pandemic. In this episode, we speak with an experienced dissertation chair and discuss how complications, especially those in the time of a pandemic, can impact students, as well as the role dissertation chairs can play in providing support and guidance during challenging times.