About Us

Serving Graduate Students and Researchers Since 1998

Dr. Timothy Addison

Tim Addison, PhD
Dr. Timothy Addison

Timothy Addison (PhD in Organizational Psychology) taught for the University of Phoenix; the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Major: United States Army Reserves, Research Psychologist.

Since 2012, as a dissertation/thesis coach, Tim collaborates with clients (graduate students) to:

  • Define study objectives and state the problems and/or questions to be answered
  • Define statistical hypotheses
  • Delect an appropriate study design
  • Perform power analysis for best sample size
  • Design surveys or questionnaires for multiple industries, with an emphasis on Likert-scaled instrumentation
  • Clean client-collected data and run descriptive statistics in SPSS
  • Perform inferential analyses in SPSS
  • Provide factor analysis and reliability testing in SPSS to assure client’s instrument is measuring succinct factors
  • Review the student’s statistical reports
  • Prepare the student for the preliminary and final defense

Dr. Linda Deacon

Statistical Analysis and Interpretation | APA Formatted Tables and Figures | Survey Instruments

Dr. Linda Deacon

Psychology, Medicine, Nursing, Theology and Sociology

Linda Deacon has served as an independent statistical consultant since 1985. She has coordinated the data management and statistical analysis of state and federally funded longitudinal and multi-center research. She has co-authored several articles published in the fields of medicine and psychology and has assisted in the editing of statistical textbooks and documentation for statistical software. She has designed and assisted in the development of survey instruments currently in use at various medical centers, universities and county regional centers. She regularly advises doctoral candidates on the formulation, statistical analysis and interpretation of research hypotheses.

Survey design, formulating hypotheses, content organization, data analysis, results analysis, graphs and tables, PowerPoint presentations.

Dr. Luis Estrada

Social and Behavioral Health (Sociology, Health Education, and Public Health)

Dr. Luis Estrada
Dr. Luis Estrada

Dr. Luis Estrada holds a PhD in Sociology with training in Health Education and an Master of Public Health in Epidemiology. He has experience teaching undergraduate and graduate health education courses. He is a quantitative methodologist and statistician that also serves as a dissertation coach and mentor. Due to his multidisciplinary training, he has guided students in sociology, criminal justice, nursing, public health and health education through their dissertation journeys. Luis is also a certified health education (CHES®) and certified in public health (CPH).

His expertise is helping students developing research hypotheses, research questions, survey design, secondary study design, reporting results, drafting result write-up and interpretation. Luis also has expertise in presentation flow and design. He is comfortable using SAS, SPSS, SPSS Amos, SPSS with added modules (Bootstrapping and Complex Samples) and GraphPrism.

Dr. Janine Morris

Dr. Janine Morris
Dr. Janine Morris

Dr. Janine Morris received her M.S. in statistics from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in health services research from Boston University.

Over the last 10 years, she has served as a statistician for several hospital and academic settings, providing study design and statistical support for graduate students, medical residents, research fellows, nurses, public health officials, and junior investigators conducting clinical, translational, social, and behavioral research.

Janine has worked in a wide array of health related fields, including public health, outcomes research, health policy, quality of care, health economics, orthopaedics, pediatrics, adolescent medicine, mental health, infectious disease, alcohol and substance abuse, tobacco use, cardiac surgery, arthritis, dentistry, neurology, nursing home performance, and occupational health.

Dr. Rick Oaks

Education – Psychology – Sociology

Dr. Rick Oaks
Dr. Rick Oaks

RICK OAKS studied psychology and sociology at Harvard, received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Michigan, then did two post-doctoral fellowships at Yale. Since then he has taught many courses on research methods at both the undergraduate level and in a doctoral program in higher education leadership.

He is an expert in mixed methods research; that is, the sort that combines interviewing and questionnaires.

  • If you lean toward qualitative research, he can help you plan interviews that will elicit vivid, detailed narratives from your participants, and show you how to interpret them.
  • If you are more interested in the quantitative side of things, he can help you turn your informal hunches into testable hypotheses, design questionnaires that will actually measure whatever is of interest to you, and analyze the results statistically.
  • Perhaps most important, as an exceptionally thoughtful editor, he can help you express your most complicated ideas clearly and gracefully: the kind of writing of which you will be proud, and that your friends, colleagues—and dissertation committee—will read with pleasure.

Although Rick teaches statistics (among other things), his first love is interview research. He has published three books and many articles in the field. These include studies on the meaning of work in the lives of mid-career businessmen, the family tensions that sometimes arise when first-generation college students become more educated than their parents, and the way that students can sometimes discover who they really are by temporarily dropping out of college.

Dr. Richard Pollard

Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr, Richard Pollard

Psychology, Sociology, Management, Leadership, Organization Development, Organizational Behavior, Cross-Cultural Management/International Business

Richard Pollard (Ph.D. Harvard University) has held professorships at Northeastern University, University of Arizona, and Lewis & Clark College. He has served as chair or reader on numerous doctoral dissertations in management, organizational development, leadership, nursing, homeland security, and social/environmental sustainability.

He designed the doctoral programs at Colorado Technical University and served as the founding Chancellor of CTU’s Institute for Advanced Studies, where he oversaw all dissertation chairs and readers. He has taught statistics and research methods at all levels from undergraduate through doctoral.

His primary areas of expertise include organizational behavior, organization development