PhD in Education Student Organization

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About Us

The organization is established to advance collegiality, advocate for doctoral student needs, and develop and sustain professional relationships among the doctoral students, faculty, and staff within the College of Education and Human Development. With this in mind, the CEHD PhD Student Organization seeks to:1. Foster informal and formal interactions, collaborations, and accountability; 2. Provide an open and inclusive forum for our membership to express their concerns, achievement, and ideas that prepare members for continued research, future academia, and careers in our fields; 3. Promote professional development through discussions, presentations, and trainings that strengthen our scholarly endeavors;4. Share advice, resources, and experiences to assist one another through doctoral studies; 5. Host social and networking events on and off campus to create community; 6. Foster a sense of belonging and success for diverse PhD students e.g. underrepresented students according to their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, culture, language, nationality, ability level, immigration status, gender identity, sexual orientation, expression of religion, or/and additional underrepresented backgrounds; 7. Represent the collective opinions and shared interests of our membership to the appropriate authorities at the department, College, University level and beyond; and 8. Encourage participation in activities relating to the organization and collaboration with the College of Education and Human Development, its various departments, and George Mason University.

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Members Benefits

PESO is established to advance collegiality, advocate for doctoral student needs, and develop and sustain professional relationships among the doctoral students, faculty, and staff within the College of Education and Human Development. PESO holds multiple events every semester to provide academic and professional support & resources for the members. Exclusive online resources are also beneficial for the members to effectively involve in the Ph.D. program.

Events & Activities

PESO holds multiple events every semester, including Nuts & Bolts, PhD Spring Colloquium and PESO Pub Trivia. Whether you are in the first year of the program or the dissertation phase, PESO is here to support  you academically and professionally.

Exclusive Resources

Want insider information on courses? Would some examples of completed portfolios be helpful? Join us to get access to exclusive resources. PESO is the space for PhD student to share their experiences and facilitate our collective success.

Connnections

Fostering a sense of belonging for diverse PhD students is one of our primary goals. PESO supports and facilitates student writing groups to promote communication and collaboration. Post to our forum to get support from your colleagues and PESO Board members.

Our Team

Reagan Mergen
President Elect
Cynthia Cuellar
Officer
Zikun Li
VP of Community Support
Xiaowen Chen
VP of Fiscal Responsibility
Neesa Ndiaye
President