Office Hours with Dr. Lacy

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May 27, 2020

In this episode, Marvette speaks with Ashley Hixson and Di-Tu Dissassa about their experience as doctoral students and the expectations and challenges they had while in their programs. 

May 6, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Marvette Lacy sits down to talk with her friend, former client and Therapist Dr. Shaquinta Richardson.  

Dr. Richardson talks about her challenges during dissertation, her dissertation topic and the important role community, self-care, coaching and supportive advisors played in her overall success. 

If you're interested in learning more about Dr. Shaquinta Richardson's coaching program Beyond Achieving, you can find her on Instagram at

Apr 22, 2020

In episode 58 of Office Hours with Dr. Lacy, Marvette talks with her friend and fellow podcaster, Allante Whitemore about her journey as a female black PHD student.  

Allante gives her best productivity tips for getting your goals accomplished during dissertation and your PHD program.  She also talks about her research, struggles and experiences during her program. 

You can follow Allante Whitmore on Twitter @blkingradschool

You can also listen to her podcast at Blk + In Grad School

Apr 8, 2020

In this episode of Office Hours with Dr. Lacy, Dr. Marvette Lacy talks with Chris Linder, an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Special Assistant to the President at the University of Utah for violence prevention and education.

Chris talks about her journey to getting a PHD and her focus and research working with interpersonal violence response and prevention on campus and student activism.

You can connect with Chris at her blog

or on Twitter @proflinder and Instagram @thejoyfultrailrunner 

Mar 25, 2020

This week on Office Hours with Dr. Lacy, Dr. Marvette Lacy talks with her friend Dr. Ashley Adams, a director of student affairs at an R1 institution in the Northeast, a career development mentor for women and host of the Schoolin Life Podcast.  

Ashley talks about her dissertation and how she balanced her PHD program while working a full-time job.  Ashley also talks about the importance of community during dissertation and some useful tips on managing your time effectively. 

You can connect with Ashley on Instagram at @ashleyasshire 

Find the Schoolin Life podcast

And find information about Ashley's mentorship program at

Mar 4, 2020

In this episode of Office Hours with Dr. Lacy, Tiffany Smith joins us to speak about her journey with an educational fellowship, teaching abroad and dissertation abroad during her PHD program. Tiffany also talks about her experience with a dissertation coach and the importance of community and support during dissertation.

You can find and listen to the (A)broad in Education Podcast at

You can follow Tiffany Smith on Instagram at @tifsmith15 or the (A)broad in Education podcast at @abroad_in_ed

Feb 26, 2020

In this episode of Office Hours with Dr. Lacy, Dr. Lacy speaks with Dr. Kishana Taylor about her journey to getting her PHD, her dissertation project and navigating marriage and student life as a PHD student. 

Dr. Taylor also talks about what could have been helpful to her during her time as a PHD student and gives some of her best tips to current students out there listening. 

Find Dr. Kishana Taylor on Twitter at @Kyt_thatsme 

And connect with Dr. Marvette Lacy on Instagram at @marvettelacy

Oct 31, 2017

Name: Nicole

Program: Ph.D. Higher Education

Year in Program: 1st year

*information has been changed to protect the identity of this week's guest

Oct 18, 2017

Name: Lauren Harper

Program: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology

Year In Program: 3rd

Where can people find you (website, social media, etc.): Facebook is your best bet! You can find me under Lauren Simone Harper

Words of advice/helpful information: I hope you either hear yourself or hear what you need and that this launches you closer to who you're destined to be.

Anything else you would like to add: Thank you Dr. Lacy for your steadfast commitment to Black women and the Black scholar community. It's been an honor to know you, work with you, and call you my sista-scholar!