Academic Dissertations in the News

What will you be expected to publish from your dissertation?

1 January 2017

The Completion Agenda, Part 5: Your Publishing Plan, in The Chronicle of Higher Education by David D. Perlmutter.

My dissertation — all two volumes and 750 or so bound pages of it — sits on a shelf in my office and could be accurately characterized as both a success and a failure.

On the one hand, the completed version earned the approval of a committee and meant I could put "Ph.D." after my name forevermore. My dissertation also assisted me on the job market since its title and topic — with some rebranding — fit a tenure-track opening that I was hired to fill at a major research university... Finish reading at The Chronicle of Higher Education


Kauffman Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2017 Entrepreneurship Dissertation Fellowship Grants Read

11 June 2016

Grants of $20,000 each to be awarded to 20 doctoral scholars.

Read more at http://www.virtual-strategy.com



Politicians' dissertation used by against him in re-election bid

23 May 2016

Rep. Tim Huelskamp's dissertation: Agricultural price supports ignore 'economic reality'
Republican, opponent differ on support for some subsidies

Twenty-one years ago, a Ph.D. student at American University wrote a 400-page dissertation on congressional agriculture committees. Now, that student, Tim Huelskamp, is embroiled in a re-election primary fight centered, in part, on his removal from the House Agriculture Committee.

In the dissertation, Huelskamp rails against New Deal-era agriculture subsidies and price supports, saying they “ignored the productivity advances in the industry, not to mention any semblance of economic reality.”

 

Read more at http://cjonline.com/news/business/2016-05-14/rep-tim-huelskamps-dissertation-agricultural-price-supports-ignore-economic#


Georgia Tech robotics dissertation is subject of NPR news story

22 March 2016

Would you trust a robot to escort you out of a burning building? Maybe you shouldn't. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with roboticist Paul Robinette, author dissertation titled, "Developing Robots that Impact Human-robot Trust in Emergency Evacuations."

Read transcript of NPR internview at http://www.npr.org/2016/03/21/471316328/would-you-trust-a-robot-to-rescue-you-from-a-burning-building

Download PDF dissertation at https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/54415