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Finding Your Topic: Setting Out on Your Dissertation Journey

The dissertation process is a long journey with many twists and turns. Before you set out, you must decide on the topic that will determine both your path and your final destination. This webinar will help you decide if your topic has a “heart.” Finding a topic that you are passionate about will sustain you as you traverse the various obstacles that lie ahead on your dissertation journey.

This webinar, specifically designed for people in professional programs and in the social sciences, will help you begin to:

  • Take inventory of your vision in preparation for your dissertation journey,
  • Choose a preliminary research focus,
  • Evaluate your topic “goodness,” and
  • Narrow down your research topic.

Join Dr. Kat Malinsky for this webinar March 24, 2014 at:

  • noon PDT
  • 1 p.m. MDT
  • 2 p.m. CDT
  • 3:00 p.m. EDT


About the Presenter

Dr. Kat Malinsky is a Dissertation Coach at ACW with a special talent for helping dissertation writers crystalize their topics. As an Associate Professor at Argosy University, Dr. Kat Malinksy chaired over 100 dissertation committees. Dr. Kat holds a B.S. in Fine Arts Education from Hofstra University, an M.Ed. in International Administration and ESOL from Trenton State College in Mallorca, Spain, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Sarasota. Her teaching experiences range from elementary to graduate school. Beginning her career teaching art to elementary students in New York, she went on teach ESOL at the International School of Dusseldorf (ISD), Germany. After living overseas for more than 10 years, she returned to the U.S. to teach ESOL at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. She also served as a Core Instructor in the M.Ed. program at National-Louis University before beginning her tenure at Argosy University.

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