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This is An Unconventional Life podcast hosted by astrophysicist turned teacher, author, dissertation coach, and more, Dr. Russell Strickland. He shares stories about the crazy 1% out there who earned their doctoral degrees and then went on to use them in crazy, cool, unique, and unconventional ways.

An Unconventional Life Dr. Russell Strickland

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This is An Unconventional Life podcast hosted by astrophysicist turned teacher, author, dissertation coach, and more, Dr. Russell Strickland. He shares stories about the crazy 1% out there who earned their doctoral degrees and then went on to use them in crazy, cool, unique, and unconventional ways.

    Traditional vs. Unconventional

    Traditional vs. Unconventional

    In this episode of An Unconventional Life, Dr. Russell Strickland of Dissertation Done talks with Dr. Jeremy Weisz of Rise25 Media about the differences between the traditional and unconventional paths for pursuing a doctoral degree. Dr. Strickland discusses the various advantages of obtaining a doctoral degree, why time management is key for unconventional students, and the importance of finding the right mentor to guide you through the dissertation process. Stay tuned.

    • 15 min
    The Importance of a Little Help From Your Friends

    The Importance of a Little Help From Your Friends

    In this episode of An Unconventional Life, Dr. Russell Strickland is joined by Dr. Mike Lubelfeld, the Superintendent of Schools for North Shore School District 112. Dr. Lubelfeld discusses his vast career experience and his journey to earning his doctoral degree. He also shares his advice for getting through the dissertation process and talks about the doors that opened for him after earning his degree. Stay tuned.

    • 28 min
    Sticking Points and Big Pitfalls to Watch Out For

    Sticking Points and Big Pitfalls to Watch Out For

    Join Dr. Russell Strickland of Dissertation Done in this episode of An Unconventional Life as he talks with Dr. Jeremy Weisz of Rise25 Media about the common hurdles that students face during the dissertation process. Dr. Strickland gives his advice on how to confront these obstacles head on—and even how to avoid them entirely. Stay tuned.

    • 20 min
    Overcoming Obstacles During Your Dissertation with Dr. Sandra Ingram

    Overcoming Obstacles During Your Dissertation with Dr. Sandra Ingram

    Tune in to this episode of An Unconventional Life as Dr. Russell Strickland talks to Dr. Sandra Ingram about the challenges she faced during her dissertation process and how she overcame those obstacles. Dr. Ingram discusses how Dissertation Done helped her complete her dissertation on time, what to look for when choosing a mentor, and the life-changing opportunities she pursued after earning her degree—including teaching English to students in China. Stay tuned.

    • 37 min
    7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    In this episode of An Unconventional Life, join Dr. Russell Strickland, the founder and CEO of Dissertation Done, and Dr. Jeremy Weisz from Rise25 Media as they talk about the impact of the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, on doctoral students. Stay tuned as Dr. Strickland shares his insights on defining your goals, consistently reaching your targets, and achieving each milestone on your way to graduation.

    • 25 min
    From Getting Kicked Out of the Classroom to Running the Whole District with Dr. Reva Cosby

    From Getting Kicked Out of the Classroom to Running the Whole District with Dr. Reva Cosby

    Join Dr. Russell Strickland in this episode of An Unconventional Life as he talks with Dr. Reva Cosby about her journey from working as a high school teacher to earning her doctoral degree and becoming a successful superintendent. Stay tuned as Dr. Cosby discusses the reason she pursued her degree, her advice for students that are currently working on their dissertation, and the impact that her new title and expertise has made on the lives of her students.

    • 38 min

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