Centers and Institutes

Clemson professor supports doctoral students at dissertation workshop

CONTACT: Lamont A. Flowers

WRITER: Rachel Croft

CLEMSON – Dr. Lamont A. Flowers, executive director of the Charles H. Houston Center, participated in The Ohio State University's workshop for doctoral students titled, “Dissertation Boot Camp: From ABD to PhD” on March 22nd - 24th.

At the Dissertation Boot Camp, Dr. Flowers discussed strategies for reviewing scholarly literature, developing analytical designs, and incorporating theoretical frameworks in empirical studies. Dr. Flowers also worked with doctoral students to provide recommendations for enhancing the structural elements of their research.

According to the coordinator of the Dissertation Boot Camp, Robert A. Bennett III who is the Special Assistant to the Associate Provost in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at The Ohio State University, the program was instrumental in supporting doctoral student development.

“It was good to see many of my peers overcome the psychological barriers of writing a dissertation. It is not an easy process, but the Boot Camp provides the needed support for all who seek to get done and move on to the next phase of their lives,” Bennett said.

“An important priority for faculty and staff at the Charles H. Houston Center is to support the scholarly development of doctoral students," Flowers said.