Doctoral Support Group

Mission Statement:

The Lone Star College Doctoral Support Group exists to champion the scholarly achievements of LSCS employees as they pursue doctoral studies. Our mission compels us to provide much needed support and encouragement for our colleagues as they pursue lifelong learning in order to better serve our institution, our students, and our community.

Graduate Expo

Any LSCS employee interested in obtaining additional information about continuing their education in a Master’s or Doctoral program is invited to attend.


DSC Flyer

October 17, 2014 
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
LSC-University Park (West Dining)

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Graduate Expo Sessions

Download the DSG Program Agenda

GRE Test Prep sessions will be offered in the morning and the afternoon.

Session 1A: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.- Sydney South

Terminal Degree Overview

  • Why earn a terminal degree (benefits)
  • Difference between PhD. Ed D., Psy. D., MFA, and more!

Session 1B: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Sydney South

Like A Good Neighbor, Your Committee is There!

  • Selecting your Dissertation Committee
  • Managing your Dissertation Committee
  • Dealing with challenges with your Dissertation Committee

Session 2: 10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. - Sydney North/South

Strategies to Write…

  • Term papers and Dissertations
  • Time Management
  • Staying Focused

Session 3: 11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. - Governor's Room

Surviving Statistics

If the thought of the statistical analysis causes grad school paralysis, come to this session for ideas on how to manage and analyze your dissertation data.

Session 4: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Governor's Room

Quantitative versus Qualitative Research

  • Research Methods
  • Writing Citations
    • MLA
    • APA
    • Turbian
    • Chicago

Breakout Sessions (Held at LSC-University Park Conference Center)

GRE Test Preparation Sessions

12:00 pm - 12:45 am Princeton Review - Nebula Room

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Princeton Review -Nebula Room

10:00 am - 10:45 am Kaplan - Nebula Room

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Kaplan - Sydney North

Proposed Initiatives

Chancellor’s Dissertation Research Grants

GRE and Graduate School Application

Fee Reimbursements

For more information, contact:
Daria J. Willis, Ph.D.

University representatives will be available in West Dining from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. to answer questions and provide information on Master’s and Doctoral degree programs. 


Concordia University
Tarleton State University
LeTourneau University
Dallas Baptist University
Texas A&M University Department of Educational Administration & Human Resource Development
Prairie View A&M University - College of Business
Sam Houston State University

The University of Texas at Tyler
University of Houston-Northwest Campus
National American University-Roueche Center
The University of Alabama
University of Houston-Downtown
The Princeton Review
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Dallas Theological Seminary-Houston

Participating Schools

Baylor University
DeVry University / Keller Graduate School of Management
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)
Kaplan Test Prep
Lamar University
National American University
North Central University
Our Lady of the Lake (OLLU)
Sam Houston State University
Stephen F. Austin State University

Strayer University
Texas Tech University
Texas Woman’s University-Houston Ctr.
University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration
University of Houston-Downtown
University of Houston-Clear Lake
University of Houston-College of Technology
University of the Incarnate Word
University of St. Thomas


Grad School Expo Committee

Dr. Daria J. Willis
Ms. Terrae Johnson
Dr. Keri Rogers
Ms. Debbie Esparza
Dr. Alicia Friday
Dr. Jennifer Travis
Professor Seth Batiste
Dr. Jackie Thomas
Dr. Kenyatta Phelps
Dr. Zack Coapland
Dr. Cherry Sawyerr
Dr. Debra Harper-LeBlanc
Ms. Laurie Passmore
Professor Mignette Dorsey