There is nothing sadder than the death of a baby. The research that you have spent months or years on is your baby and babies bring joy into the world.

The research you have done is important. You did it for a reason. You wanted to change people in the world.

We create a published portal for your writing so that people can find their way back to your original research and derive the benefit that you put your heart into.

How Publishing Your Dissertation With Us Can Enhance Your Career!

VISION: To offer doctoral scholars an award winning publishing solution to position themselves as an expert in their field.

Sometimes the doctoral journey may take as much as 7 years or more. Often, when the degree is completed, the research is published by the respective university, where the new doctor will purchase a leather bound copy that sits on their coffee table as proof of their accomplishment, in addition to the diploma of course. Our goal as part of The Refractive Thinker® doctoral community is to get this research off the coffee table and into the hands of business owners who can benefit from the results. The goal is not to decorate the coffee table; the goal is to become an ambassador of change. Our goal is not to sell books, but to sell innovative thinking solutions.The world is in desperate need of answers to many of the problems that face the world of business and academia.  Join our research community of doctoral scholars in our mission to change the world.

If you hold a doctorate degree, you are invited to publish your research from your dissertation (5 chapter model), doctoral study (3 Section Model) or PhD study.  Come join doctoral scholars from around the globe as part of the 15-time award winning doctoral anthology, The Refractive Thinker® series. Click here for our 2017 Catalog. Refractive Thinker Catalog 2017_4-19

Learn How to Get your Dissertation Results Off the Coffee Table

and Into the Hands of Business Owners who Need Your Research!

  • TheProblem:  The lack of affordable and easy to understand publishing avenues for academicians to meet university peer-reviewed publishing standards.
  • Our Purpose: To create an aggregate publishing solution for doctoral scholars to publish their dissertation, PhD, or doctoral study results and scholarly materials.
  • Our Goal: To publish an anthology of the works of multiple academic doctoral authors from around the globe in one volume.
  • Our Objective: To publish at least one volume per year.
  • Our Business Model: To share the expense of publication and to share the promotion.

Contributing authors receive:

  • Showcase of a 1-chapter summary of their dissertation, PhD, or doctoral study or doctoral level research as sole author or with co-authors
  • About the Author Page with their biography and picture
  • Showcase on this website, [www.RefractiveThinker.com] as a Refractive Thinker Author complete with email, social media links, and biography

Each book Includes: 

***Many Refractive Thinker authors proudly donate their royalties to support the following charities:



How are we different than other publishers?

The Refractive Thinker Press Logo Time to Publish Cost Peer Reviewed Global Doctoral Community Social Media Promotion Own Copyright
The Refractive Thinker® *Average 4.5-6 months Shared
Other Publishers *average 16-24 months Individual √ Maybe
 ?  ? *No

Marketing Exposure!

The success of the book receives:

  • Focused outreach for 3-months through Social Media outlets to promote the launch of the book, hype the book and give you additional recognition to your peers!  We will link our social media to you, reference you when and where possible to give you additional exposure.  Social media includes:
    • Linked In
    • Facebook
    • Google Plus
    • Twitter
    • You Tube Videos
    • Blog: www.DissertationPublishing.com
    • Amazon Author Page
    • Submission of notification of publication to Alumni Associations (under grad, graduate, or doctoral)
    • Inclusion within Group Email distribution promotions
    • The Refractive Thinker has contracts with EbscoHost and ProQuest databases included in most university libraries.

Meet our Managing Editor
Dr. Cheryl Lentz


Spring 2018 Foreword Writers Announced . . .

The Refractive Thinker® Press is proud to announce  . . .

Spring 2018 Editions

Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey, t
he pioneer of alternative medicine, creator of The Foundation for Living Medicine, has agreed to write the Foreword for 

The Refractive Thinker®: Vol XIV: Health  Care: The Impact on Leadership, Business, and Education

Frank Shankwitz,
the founder of the Make a Wish Foundation, has agreed to write the Foreword for

The Refractive Thinker®:  Vol XV: NonProfits: Strategies for Effective Management


Welcome to The Refractive Thinker® Family to celebrate our 10 year Anniversary in 2018!

The Refractive Thinker®: Vol XIII: Entrepreneurship

The Refractive Thinker® Press is proud to announce our recent publication in the award winning doctoral series: The Refractive Thinker®

Join Clarissa Burt and contributing scholars for this next volume in the 15 time award winning series as they discuss current research regarding the future of business and the influence of the entrepreneur. This volume will contain research shaping the conversation regarding what the future may hold to success of the economy in the hands of the emerging and evolving small business owner and entrepreneur. As you read the pages ahead, we ask you to ask yourself: “What should I be doing as an entrepreneur to contribute to the world economy as well as my own success?”  Be a refractive thinker as part of the solution to reap the benefits promised in this new digital age.

Marketing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1OCgX1VHao

The Refractive Thinker®: Vol XIII: Entrepreneurship

Chapter 1: Dr. Judy Blando, Dr. Gayle Grant, Dr. D.Marie Hanson, Dr. Denise Land, & Dr. Huong Ly

Millennials: Disparity of Work Needs as an Entrepreneur

Chapter 2: Dr. Jennifer Smith

The Relationship Between Hardiness and Entrepreneurship.

Chapter 3: Dr. Ivan Salaberrios

Everything to Everybody: What Does Your Business Do?

Chapter 4: Dr. Rose Whitcomb

Workplace Resilience Relevance for the Entrepreneur

Chapter 5: Dr. Natalie Casale

Conquering the Myths of the Easy E-Entrepreneur

Chapter 6: Dr. Karen Tillman

Can Small Business Identify Unethical Business Behavior?

Chapter 7: Dr. Susan Schild

Intrapreneurs: The Lost Tribe

Chapter 8: Dr. Matt Motil

The Importance of Work / Life Balance as an Entrepreneur.

Chapter 9: Dr. Les Paull

Entrepreneur! Really?

Chapter 10: Dr. Neil Mathur & Dr. Cheryl Lentz

The Effectiveness of Teaching Entrepreneurship Programs in Higher Education

2018 Catalog

Welcome to the new year!  Exciting times for the Refractive Thinker as we debut our new books!

Refractive Thinker Catalog 2018

Please see our latest offerings! Buy your copies today!

The Refractive Thinker®: Vol XI: Women in Leadership

The Refractive Thinker® Press is proud to announce our recent publication in the award winning doctoral series: The Refractive Thinker®

Refractive Thinker Women XI cover 5-4aJoin Sally Helgesen and contributing scholars as they discuss research regarding women in leadership. The conversations contains research that will influence how women’s leadership is understood and supported in the years ahead. This volume provides fresh insights into mentoring and coaching practices, an examination of the importance of developing a voice, the impact of continued shifts in demographics, and the role of women in specific cultures in articulating a sustainable vision of the future. Such contributions will expand and enrich the programmatic offerings that help speed women on their leadership journeys into the future.

Marketing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1OCgX1VHao

The Refractive Thinker®: Vol XI: Women in Leadership

Chapter 1: Dr. Gwendolyn C. Dooley

Refractive Mentoring Strategies for Rising Beyond Biases and Barriers to Leadership Promotions

Chapter 2: Dr. Kathi H. Gibson

Mentoring Women in Educational Leadership Through the Dissertation Process: A College Professor’s Thoughts and Experiences

Chapter 3: Dr. Cynthia J. Young

Using Leadership to Improve Firm Performance Through Knowledge Management

Chapter 4: Dr. Janie Hall

Native American Women in Leadership Working Toward a Sustainable Future

Chapter 5: Dr. Michelle L. Boese

Creating Refractive Thinking in the Classroom to Inspire Accounting Leadership in Women

Chapter 6: Dr. Patricia A. Champion & Dr. Linda J. Gutsch

The Power of Promoting Women in Leadership Through Mentoring and Networking

Chapter 7: Dr. Denise Mayo Moore

Women as Leaders

Chapter 8: Dr. Jennifer Guerguis & Dr. Kirlos M. Guerguis

Innovative Strategies for Women to Overcome Barriers in Pursuing Leadership Roles in Healthcare Organizations

Chapter 9: Dr. Laurie Maslak

A Story of Voice

Chapter 10: Dr. Aaron Glassman & Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz

The Paradox of Color Coding Leadership: Pink for Girls and Blue for Boys?

The 2015 Next Gen Indie Award: Finalist Medal and Certificate for RT Vol VIII

2015 Award Vol VIII RT #14

Fall 2015 Author’s Call

Calling all Authors!
Doctoral Graduate Publishing Opportunity

for The Refractive Thinker® 14 x award winning series. FALL 2015

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The Refractive Thinker Earns 13th award . . .


USA Book News, 2014 Best Book Awards, Finalist

The Refractive Thinker: Volume VIII: Effective Business Practices in Motivation and Communication


The Refractive Thinker® & Pensiero Press 2015 Catalog

Rt 2015 CatalogWelcome to 2015!  Download our Refractive Thinker® & Pensiero Press 2015 Catalog to see all 10 volumes in the 13-time award winning Refractive Thinker® series, as well as the award winning books from Pensiero Press.

Please find our 11th volume that will debut in March of 2015, Volume IX: Effective Business Practices in Leadership and Emerging Technologies.

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The Refractive Thinker takes home 13th award!


Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors
in the 11th Annual USA Best Book Awards

Congratulations authors of Volume VIII: Takes home award #13 for the series!

Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Author’s Call: Publish Your Dissertation With an Award Winning series . . .

Do you need to publish your doctoral research, but are overwhelmed with so many publishing options? The Refractive Thinker®: Press is a 12-time award winning academic press dedicated to sharing the expense of publishing and the promotion of doctoral writing and research with our unique anthology model.

We ensure that YOU own your copyright. Join us for the Spring 2015 edition to get your research off the coffee table and into the hands of business owners who can benefit from your research.

Email Dr. Cheryl today for a complimentary eBook to see first-hand how we showcase your work to join more than 100 doctoral scholars from around the globe to publish ground breaking doctoral research. Join an award winning team that includes scholars from The London School of Economics to Walden University. Come find out why we are different as we change the world!

Email: drcheryllentz@gmail.com for details today!

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Dr. Cheryl Lentz
Managing Editor of
The Refractive Thinker®
International Best Selling Author, Speaker, Publisher, & Editor
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