Dissertation Forum

The Seventh Annual Dissertation Forum

February 1 – 2, 2018

Sponsored by the Writing Studio, the USF Libraries, and
the Office of Graduate Studies

What is the Dissertation Forum?

This 1½ day event will inform you of resources and services for doctoral candidates who are currently working on prospectuses or dissertations. Sessions will include information about conducting research, writing strategies, research tools, stress management, and advice from recently hired assistant professors.

Faculty Panel Audio

Grace Allen Room, Library 4th floor.


The $25.00 registration fee covers the cost of food.

Forum Schedule
Thursday February 1, 2018, 1-4 pm
  • Welcome
    Tom Cetwinski, Director of Planning & Accountability, USF Libraries
  • Agenda & Introductions
    Audrey Powers, Associate Librarian, USF Libraries
  • What Dissertators Should Know about the Office of Graduate Studies
    Dr. Ruth Bahr, Associate Dean, Office of Graduate Studies
  • Library Services & Library Liaisons
    Maryellen Allen, Interim Director of Library Liaison Services, USF Libraries
  • Writing Studio & Mentors
    Will Forde-Mazrui, Coordinator, USF Writing Studio
  • Can I Use That in My Dissertation? Tips on Copyright, Permissions, and the Use of Images
    LeEtta Schmitt, Copyright and Intellectual Property Librarian, USF Libraries
Friday February 2, 2018, 8:30 am – 4 pm
  • Registration & Welcome Breakfast
  • Lightning Rounds
    • Scholar Commons Jason Boczaar
    • BrowZine Drew Smith
    • ILL/PRONTO LeEtta Schmidt
    • Mendeley Matt Torrrence
    • EndNote Matt Torrence
    • RefWorks Susan Silver

  • New Faculty Panel and Q & A
  • The Faculty Panel included the following:

    • Dr. David Ponton, Department of Africana Studies
    • Dr. Jonathan Brethard, Department of Anthropology
    • Dr. Richard K Moule Jr., Department of Criminology
    • Dr. Jason Dungee, School of Music
    • Dr. Jennifer Wolgemuth, Department of Education and Psychological Studies
    • Dr. Ulluminair Salim, Honors College
  • Lunch
  • Workshops

Workshops Offered

APA Style CentralNancy Cunningham, USF Libraries
Balancing Life & Stress ManagementDr. Vincent Dehili
Conducting a Literature ReviewAudrey Powers, USF Libraries
EDT Formatting Requirements / Q & A – Basic & AdvancedMatt Cordner, Office of Graduate Studies
How to Work with your Committee MembersEric Hoyer, Office of Graduate Studies
LaTeXDaniel Romero Rodriguez
Metacognitive Strategies for ResearchMaryellen Allen, USF Libraries
Scholarly CommunicationJason Boczar, USF Libraries
Style & Substance: What to Cite & When to Cite itWill Forde-Mazrui, Writing Studio & Matt Torrence, USF Libraries
Writing your DissertationWill Forde-Mazrui, Writing Studio

For additional information, contact Audrey Powers at 813-974-9001, or apowers@usf.edu.