Graduate Academic Support and Professional Development


Even the most successful students have support needs as they transition into graduate-level study and beyond. The ATU Graduate College offers resources for students seeking to expand their knowledge base and improve their skill set. Let us help you proactively plan to meet your academic and professional goals! 


One-On-One Academic Coaching

Appointments available for students seeking to improve their writing, study, and time-management skills. To make a phone or in-person appointment, contact Lindelle Fraser, Coordinator of Graduate Student Support Services, via email at


On-demand video streaming

In this session, Dr. Jordan Thibodeaux, Assistant Professor of Psychology, shares his personal experience in network development and simple strategies for improving your social networking skills in ways that will open doors in your academic and professional pursuits. 
Want to develop and refine your skills? Dr. Dan Warwick, Assistant Professor of Psychology, shares an overview of quantitative statistics along with real-life examples for organizing and sharing statistical information. If you are a beginner or need a quick review, this hour-long session is for you. 

In this video, ATU faculty panelists provide practical advice to graduate students who are considering the next step in their academic career. This 50-minute discussion is infused with wisdom and humor. If you are interested in seeking a terminal degree, this video is for you.

Dr. Tenille Lasker-Scott, Assistant Professor of Professional Studies
Dr. Justin Moss, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Bethany Swindell, current PhD candidate and Instructor of Emergency Management
Dr. Jeff Robertson, Interim Graduate College Dean, Dean of the College of Natural & Health Sciences, Professor of Astrophysics
Dr. Luay Wahsheh, Department Head and Professor of Computer and Information Science
Dr. Erica Wondolowski, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Science

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Dr. Rejina Manandhar, Assistant Professor of Emergency Management, shares a framework for developing successful grant applications. Students who are looking to advance their grant-writing skills will find this discussion useful as they continue in their professional and academic journey. 

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Join Public Services Librarian, Shery Tinerella, in an in-depth review of the online tools available to graduate students via the ATU library. If you are seeking to improve efficiency in your study and literature review for research, this session can help. 

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