Chair: Doug Lea, State University of New York at Oswego (
The goal of the Doctoral Symposium is to provide useful guidance for the completion of the dissertation research and the initiation of a research career. The Symposium will provide an interactive forum for doctoral students in one of two phases in their doctoral progress:
Apprentices: Students who are just beginning their research, are not ready to actually make a research proposal, but are interested in learning about structuring research and getting some research ideas.
Proposers: Students who have progressed far enough in their research to have a structured proposal, but will not be defending their dissertation in the next 12 months.