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Dr. Adriane Randolph

The most severely impacted patients with spinal cord injury or brain disease are said to be “locked  in.” Completely paralyzed, they can neither speak nor move, not even to shake their head. PhD Project Professor Dr. Adriane Randolph uses her technology expertise to unlock them….

Robots & Bingo

Dr. Laura Trevino

For 15 years, Dr. Laura Trevino, an Hispanic-American charter participant in The PhD Project, has exemplified paying it forward by taking her Information Systems students back—back to elementary school settings like those they once experienced. There, Dr….

Saturday Mornings

Dr. Angélica Gutiérrez

Angélica Gutiérrez learned from experience, at age eight, how stereotyping and prejudice can deprive ethniccminorities of educational opportunity. Her mother was summoned to the elementary school principal’s office one day to hear that her daughter had a learning disability…

Anything in the World

Dr. dt ogilvie Dr. Ian Williamson

The year was 1993, and the seeds that would become The PhD Project were just taking form as a new PhD went on the job market and interviewed for a management professor position. At many of…

Three Women at a Table

Dr. Tiffany Barnett White

The Gothic towers and rarefied intellectual atmosphere of Northwestern University in suburban Chicago envelop many a first-time visitor in a certain kind of imposing atmosphere. “Intimidating” is how some have described it. For a visiting…

For Everyone That Comes After You

Dr. Michael Clement

“I need to find a different way to achieve my goal,” veteran University of Texas accounting professor Dr. Michael Clement thought as he surveyed the classroom of his Accounting 380K course, Financial Statement Analysis. There…

Road Less Travelled

Dr. Charles Richardson

The littlest people in Dr. Charles W. Richardson’s Marketing Principles class at the business school of Clark Atlanta University sat on the floor in the back, quietly sipping from juice boxes and playing with sticker…

An Unusual Promise

Dr. Randy Bradley

It is a challenging extra-curricular assignment that the University of Tennessee hands Professor Randy Bradley on Saturday mornings each spring. He is asked to stand up and face a room full of anxious high school…

The Diner Dishes

Dr. Rebeca Perren Dr. Cinthia Satornino

Research is the raison d’être and lifeblood of the academic firmament’s upper strata, where doctoral candidates and professors reside. Undergraduates, it has been said, absorb and process knowledge and MBA students apply it—but PhDs. create…

Influencing Research Nationally

Dr. Quinetta Roberson

Sitting in the crowded meeting hall among 265 other hand- selected participants at the first PhD Project conference in December 1994 was a soon-to-be former financial analyst and small business development consultant from Philadelphia. Quinetta…