Doctoral Students Interest Group

This group provides an opportunity for NACADA members who are pursuing their Doctoral degrees to easily network. In order for Academic Advising to continue to grow as a profession, it is vital that research pertinent to the field continue to expand. This interest group:

  • Creates a community for members who share scholarly and educational goals
  • Enables Interest Group members to share resources and offer support
  • Serve as a means to encourage academic advisors to pursue their Doctorate, as they observe their peers in different phases of the Doctoral degree process.

Encouraging and supporting members during the Doctoral process betters both NACADA and the Academic Advising profession. 

Annual Conference Updates

  • Doctoral Students Interest Group Meeting – Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 2:00 PM in Room 232 
    • Explore academic engagement, discourse, and support for doctoral students.
    • Most importantly, we will plan our work and work our plan for the upcoming year.
    • Come to our meeting and enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card and other prizes.  Bring someone new to sign-up for our Interest Group and get a second entry.  Two drawings will be held at the Interest Group Meeting on Thursday, Oct 12 @ 2:45 PM AND at the Commission and Interest Group Fair on Friday, Oct 13 @ 8:00 AM.
  • Doctoral Students Social - Thursday, October 13, 2017 @ 6:00 PM at the (314) The City Bar, 1137 Washington Ave, Downtown St. Louis
  • Commission and Interest Group Fair - Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 7:15 AM in Hall 1
    • Visit our table and enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card and other prizes. 
  • Presentations of Interest:
    • C248:  ABD to Ph.inishe.D:  Advising Doctoral Students through the Dissertation Rabbit Hole - Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 4:30 PM in Room 264
    • C284:  Faculty Advising:  Are Doctoral Students and Faculty on the Same Page?  - Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 8:00 AM in Room 224
    • C324:  Work, Family, Doctorate:  Pursuit of a Terminal Degree without Dropping the Ball - Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 9:15 AM in Room 229

Current Chairs

Evelyn Felina Castillo 
University of Southern California

Linda Fischer
California Southern University

News & Updates

Join us at our meeting at Annual Conference!

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 2:00-3:00pm

Where: Room 232