Friday Night, August 14, 2015
8:30 PM – 10 PM
The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, 7795 Arundel Mills Blvd, Hanover, MD 21076
Book Discussion & Dessert Session: Sisters in the Dissertation House
Book author Dr. Jennifer Bacon will be discussing the “Sisters in The Dissertation House” book, based on the experiences of Maryland students who persisted through their dissertation process via the intervention and support system of the PROMISE Dissertation House. Dr. Bacon, a former professor at Iona College, is currently working on writing projects as a resident of Costa Rica. This session is open to women and men.
Moderator: Dr. Shanna L. Smith, former PROMISE College Park Assistant and current Frederick Douglass Teaching Fellow, English Department, Bloomsburg State University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Smith’s writing and poetry has been published, and she was a featured professor for Bloomsburg State University’s “Big Dog” Reading Series. Shanna L. Smith is author of “Being Neighborly: Performance in Seen It All and Done the Rest”, Pearl Cleage and Free Womanhood (McFarland & Company, 2012)
Discussants for the “Sisters in the Dissertation House” session at the 2015 SSI include women who were featured in the book:
- Dr. Alexis Williams (Human Development), Lecturer in the College of Education, and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center at College Park
- Dr. Sophoria “Nikki” Westmoreland (Mechanical Engineering) – former Visiting professor at the United States Naval Academy, and current Specialist at Accelerated Development & Support (ADS) Corporation, providing support for the Office of Naval Research.
To reserve a space, please register by sending email to
using the subject:
“SSI 2015 Sisters in the DH”
with the following information in the body of the message:
1) NAME, 2) School/Organization, 3) Phone #, 4) Reason for interest in the session.
This session will be held in a hotel suite. Details will only be released to those who have registered using the method above.
“Sisters in The Dissertation House” is published by New Forums Press, available at: http://newforums.com/our-titles/successful-faculty-development/scholarly-writing-publishing/sisters-dissertation-house-dissertation-narrative/.
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