Webinar 2: Doctoral Student Research and Publication: Tips and Tricks

Webinar 2: Doctoral Student Research and Publication: Tips and Tricks

Day and Time: October 15, 2018, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time (US)

The panel will discuss the following questions:

  1. How did you explore your dissertation topic? What were your secret strategies for completing your doctoral dissertation successfully?
  2. Now, as a scholar/college professors, what would be your advice for current doctoral students to complete their doctoral research effectively? What would be their top three lifelines?
  3. Share your first journey of article publication. How do you feel as a published author? Any tips for research and publications? (pitfalls, ethical considerations, dos and don’ts)


Hugo Garcia

Dr. Hugo A. García is an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University. He obtained his B.A. in international relations from UC-San Diego, M.Ed. in higher education administration and student affairs from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in higher education from Claremont Graduate University. His research interests pertain to access and equity in higher education, retention of underrepresented students at two- and four-year postsecondary institutions, international higher education, diversity in higher education, and P-20 education pipeline. Specifically, his work focuses on conducting research on community colleges and their impact on underrepresented students’ academic success, student transition to community colleges and four-year institutions, institutional responses to globalization and the internationalization of higher education, and educational outcomes for students of color throughout the educational pipeline.

Peggy Gesing

Dr. Peggy Gesing is an adult educator with a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Old Dominion University where she teaches courses and assists in the administration of the Higher Education and Community College Leadership programs. The foundation for Dr. Gesing’s research and teaching is built on 16-years of experience at multiple top-ranked, research universities and is informed by educational experiences studying and working at urban research universities.  Dr. Gesing’s research focuses on international student mobility and education as a driver of economic opportunity and social justice, and contributes to the conversation around high-skilled student mobility, global workforce development, and immigration policy. Her research agenda is built on the belief that research should lead to action, providing data that can inform practice across multiple venues. Dr. Gesing is an editor for the Journal of Higher Education Politics & Economics and the Journal of International Students, and serves as a reviewer for ACPA Journal of College Student Development.

Ryan Allen

Dr. Ryan Allen is an assistant professor at the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University. His research centers on university rankings, globalization in higher education, international mobility, educational technology, and the East Asian region. He is an active writer, publishing articles in both academic and journalistic publications, such as the Journal of Studies in International Education and University World News. He has served as an editor and reviewer for various journals, and he was formerly the editor-in-chief for Current Issues in Comparative Education. His co-edited a book entitled Kuo Ping Wen: Scholar, Statesmen, and Reformer, on an early 20th-century Chinese educational pioneer, was published in 2016. Prior to joining the faculty at Chapman University, Dr. Allen was a member of the publishing team at the EdLab, a research institute at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he worked on the New Learning Times and Teachers College Record publications.

Krishna Bista

Dr. Krishna Bista is the Chair of the Comparative and International Education Society Study Abroad and International Students SIG. Dr. Bista’s recent book is Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education: Tensions and Issues (2018, Routledge, New York). Dr. Bista is the Founding Editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication on international higher education. He is also associate editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. He  is an Associate Professor in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University.


For general questions: Ms. Janet Gao, The George Washington University janetgao@gwu.edu;

For technical questions: Dr. Carine Ullom, Ottawa University carine.ullom@ottawa.edu,


Study Abroad and International Students SIG

This SIG seeks to create a professional network of researchers and practitioners working to understand the issues and challenges as well as share the best practices related to international student mobility in education, study abroad, and exchange programs globally. The mission of this SIG is to promote interdisciplinary scholarship opportunities and critical dialogues by connecting professionals and academics who are involved in serving the international student population. More information at  https://jistudents.org/sig-committee/

STAR Scholars Network

STAR is a transnational forum of scholars advancing global social mobility through innovative research and progressive advocacy efforts. Our mission is to create and share publish scholarly research focused on international education by facilitating academic exchange across the globe. We envision a humane world through promotion and exchange of knowledge across borders. More information at https://starscholars.org/

Journal of International Students

An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed publication, the Journal of International Students is a professional venue that publishes theoretical and empirically-based research articles, narrative essays especially on study-abroad /international student experience, book reviews, and reflective writing about international education. More information at https://jistudents.org/8-3/