Potential Major Advisors for PhD students
Major Advisor responsibilities:
The Student responsibilities:
Choosing an Advisor is one of the most important decisions you as a student make in the dissertation process: it is up there with choosing a topic. In an ideal world, your advisor would be a mentor, an expert in your field, a coach, an editor, and a career counsellor; someone to guide, teach and encourage you from the first moment until the last. There are, however, few human beings who can fill that entire job description. An advisor/advisee relationship is like other relationships. Most don’t work perfectly at first, or all the time, but there must be enough goodwill on each side so that you can both try to make your relationship work. Your job is to get your advisor to help you as much and as effectively as possible.
Please find below a list of recommended advisors, check their profiles and contact them directly. We cannot assure or promise their availability at the time you enter dissertation phase. If you do not find within the list anybody available or the most appropriate person then please reach out to your community, people you may know, the author of a book you read et al.
Improve your writing
If you do not have much experience in academic writing, we can offer two levels of support. Firstly, it could be a good idea to take one of the online courses below. They can really help with the writing process. Secondly, we have a community of Writing Mentors who are available to support you one-on-one, giving you feedback on your writing and coaching you on how to improve it.
Improve your Writing - our Top 5 Recommended Courses
Personal mentoring on your academic writing is available through Dr. Linda White. See her profile in the Advisors list below.
Publishing your Writing
As you write the chapters of your thesis or dissertation, you might want to consider publishing your writing in a journal that we recommend, the Journal of Awareness-Based Systems Change.