Dr. Carter-Veale is a Dissertation Coach, Author, Program Evaluator,Social Science Researcher, Parent, Wife, Educator, Business Owner, & Motivational Speaker.


Dr. Carter-Veale has over 15 years of experience in graduate education. She has privately coached hundreds of graduate students and has presented her dissertation writing workshops and boot camps for;

Dr. Carter-Veale is the CEO of PhDCompletion.com, a co-founder of the PROMISE Dissertation House, the on-campus dissertation coach at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and a co-author of The Dissertation House Model: Doctoral Student Experiences Coping and Writing in a Shared Knowledge Community and the chapter "Successful Ph.D. Pathways to Advanced STEM Careers for Black Women" in Beyond Stock Stories and Folktales: African Americans‟ Paths to STEM Fields. Her most recent article, Exit, Voice, Loyalty: Using an Exit Phone Interview to Mitigate the Silent Departure Phenomenon The Exit Interview explores the institutionalist role in the silent departure phenomenon whereby doctoral students leave the institution by simply disappearing without any interaction with the faculty, staff, or the institution.

To say Dr. Carter-Veale understands the obstacle to success is an understatement. She adopted author Julia Cameron’s (The Artist’s Way) personal philosophy “Leap and the net will appear,” to encourage herself throughout her educational career.  

She attended Stanford University after graduating from the academically rigorous Boston Latin Academy. She earned both a B.A. and an M.A. from Stanford in six years – even after becoming a single parent.  Earning five degrees from Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she persevered despite the costs and seemingly insurmountable challenges. 

Her daughter graduated cum laude from Howard University. Dr. Carter-Veale continues to be an inspiration and invaluable resource to students and educators throughout the globe.


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