Sometimes you just need an accountability partner. A dissertation coach is not in competition with the mentor or advisor but servers as a critical member of the graduate community that serves to keep our graduate students focus and on-track toward graduation. In addition to the DH, she holds weekly office hours for graduate students who want to meet with her one-on-one.
Dr. Wendy Y. Carter-Veale is the Dissertation Coach for the PROMISE AGEP and for UMBC. Having a dissertation coach on campus helps UMBC students to get regular feedback from someone outside their department. She works with student to improve their organization and time management skills.