Working Through Imposter Phenomenon as Doctoral Students

Friday, October 28, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

The session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. 


In this workshop, graduate students will learn about Imposter Phenomenon (IP) and techniques they can use to address the phenomenon. In particular, participants will gain insight regarding those individuals especially vulnerable to IP, triggers of IP, and the importance of forming community to help deal with IP. Workshop discussions and activities will help students gain a better understanding of how IP may be impacting their graduate school experience, develop an action plan to mitigate the effects of IP, and help participants begin to build community within and across graduate programs.


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Aimee Herring
Ph.D. Student
Social Foundations of Education
College of Education

Aimee Herring is a rising 3rd-year doctoral student in the Social Foundations of Education program. She was chosen as a University of South Carolina Presidential Fellow for the 2020-2021 cohort. Her professional background is in migrant education, and her research interests include the construction of migrant social identities and belonging through language, particularly in the Baltic region.

JD Dillensnyder
Ph.D. Student, College of Education
Instructional Designer, VirtualSC
Digital Media Instructor, University of Cincinnati,

JD Dillensnyder is a Ph.D. student in the College of Education and an instructional designer for South Carolina’s virtual high school - VirtualSC. His professional background includes 20 years of service in the United States Air Force with tours of duty to Afghanistan, Kuwait, Turkey, and the Republic of Korea. Dillensnyder is focused on the disciplines of teaching and learning and holds the position of Digital Media Instructor for the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College.

Samantha Martin
Ph.D. Student
College of Arts and Sciences

Samantha Martin is a Ph.D. student in the Linguistics Program at the University of South Carolina. Her subfields are sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology, with a focus on language and gender and language in activism. Her dissertation research in linguistic anthropology addresses Chilean feminist activist discourses. She has taught undergraduate courses in Linguistics and English at UofSC since 2019. Martin graduated from SUNY Geneseo in western New York in 2018 with a B.A. in Anthropology and Spanish.


Theresa Harrison
Project Manager
Carolina Family Engagement Center
College of Education

Theresa Harrison is the Project Manager for the Carolina Family Engagement Center. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in the Educational Foundations and Inquiry program at UofSC and a scholar in the Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program. Her research interests include community-university relationships and partnerships, critical race and decolonizing pedagogies, and abolition studies.