The origins of Doctoralnet.com

The systems, content, and services of doctoralnet.com have been evolving since 2007 when Dr. E. Alana James started to mentor doctoral students through to graduation. Very quickly her work for one University became mentoring for two others as well.  She found that her viewpoints and insights on the work to be done frequently overlapped from one school to another. She found herself spending a lot of time responding to the same questions over and over.  She saw that when dissertations went to committee it was often the same things that bogged them down – lack of understanding of the nature of the dissertation as centered on the study, lack of coordination between the theory, the lit and the methodology. (more…)