The Doctoral Journey: Perseverance

Thomas Ryan (ed.)

Published by World Universities Forum, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

Format Price
Book: Electronic $US15.00
Book: Print $US40.00

Herein we, like others, define doctoral education as the educative process leading to a doctoral
degree. Our book moves beyond this narrow definition and into diverse perspectives from thirteen authors who reflect upon their educational experiences within various doctoral programs. By looking back, each author describes their personal doctoral journey and in doing so addresses the reader directly with informed suggestions and helpful advice for those who may be contemplating such a journey. The reader will notice how the authors raise their voices via the text and unfolds their past journey with purpose and candor.

Each author addresses the journey from the initial steps of application and acceptance into their chosen doctoral program by a competitive and intense submission process, to completion. Within each doctoral program, each person details how they moved through the coursework and constructed an original thesis which was eventually defended and approved by a committee of supervisory scholars. The tensions surfaced in their words, reflections and comprehensive memories. Perhaps you may even see yourself in these words. Nonetheless, what is certain is that you will connect with the words, terms and phrases as you move through each story.

Book: Electronic (PDF File; 9.843MB). Book: Print (Paperback). Published by World Universities Forum, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

Dr. Thomas Ryan

Professor, Education - Graduate Studies, Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Thomas G. Ryan is a Professor in the Faculty of Education, Nipissing University, where he teaches graduate courses within the Faculty of Education. He has taught at various education levels since 1985 and has won a number of teaching and research awards. He teaches research methods both on-line and in face to face graduate classes and is active in international, national and local research.