About TDSS

"We put the creation of scholarship within reach of students."

Thesis and Dissertation Support Services include workshops, seminars, dissertation institutes, and coaching to help students writing a thesis or dissertation. TDSS also serves as a central resource for graduate student success programming on campus. These services are available to all currently-enrolled N.C. State graduate students.

Mission Statement

Thesis and Dissertation Support Services empower graduate students to finish their degrees through helping them understand the global process of writing a thesis or dissertation.

Our services exemplify N.C. State's commitment to transformative graduate education, and they enhance the creation of scholarship on our campus by enabling graduate students to finish their degrees in a timely manner.

We provide workshops, seminars, dissertation institutes, and completion grants that are grounded in principles of scholarly writing and that encourage best practices in graduate education.

In collaboration with our students, we cultivate scholarly writers who are prepared to undertake the writing necessary for successful careers.

About the Director

Meagan Kittle Autry

Meagan Kittle Autry earned her Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at N.C. State. Her research interests include the rhetoric of science and technology, genre theory, writing across the disciplines, digital media, and higher education administration. Meagan also teaches courses in the English, Communication, and Interdisciplinary Studies departments at both the graduate and undergraduate level. She has previously served as the Graduate Assistant Director of both the First Year Writing Program and the Campus Writing and Speaking Program and taught writing courses in the English department.

Questions about TDSS? Email the director at makittle@ncsu.edu or call (919) 515-2737.