Dissertation Research

NCU Professors to present paper on situated dissertation advising at 19th Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference

Northcentral University Professors Drs. Cynthia Akagi and C. Jerome Fore will present a paper entitled, 

Dissertation Chairs’ Feats and Follies of Mentoring Online Graduate Students using a Situated Advising Model: A Case Study, at the 19th Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference February 1-2 in Las Vegas. 


Situated dissertation advising is a model developed by a group of NCU faculty in 2015 that involves a resource-intensive and high-mentoring approach to dissertation research within an online doctoral community of practice, and based on Lave and Wenger's (199) situated learning theory.