We provide consulting services for academics and graduate students. We teach individuals, groups, and departments how to effectively succeed in the world of academia by providing concrete, empirically-based academic skill sets.
Who Are We?
Jonathan Cisco, PhD
Founder, Cisco Consulting
Jonathan is an award-winning presenter in literacy and higher education. He has trained hundreds of graduate students and faculty for success in academia, and he has presented his mixed-methods research across a number of social science conferences. His research has been published in journals such as Literacy Research and Instruction and Teaching and Learning Inquiry. Jonathan leads Cisco Consulting by providing workshops and one-on-one training for graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.
Jayme Cisco, PhD
Co-Founder, Cisco Consulting
Jayme is a mixed-methods researcher and teacher in Anthropology and Health Sciences. She has served countless graduate students and faculty in their academic writing, both as editor and one-on-one peer reviewer. Her work has been published in the prestigious journal, Human Nature. Jayme is the lead academic editor for Cisco Consulting, and she assists with workshops and coordinating with our clients.
Creative Support, Cisco Consulting
Quinn excels at Legos and artistry, with a specialty in dinosaurs and robots. Quinn acts as our primary creative liaison. He supports Cisco Consulting by going to bed at a reasonable time and always eating his vegetables.
Administrator and Student TestimonialsWhat Our Customers are Saying
Jonathan and Jayme move beyond the mechanics of academic reading and writing. Using methods grounded in research, they facilitate a learning journey that graduate students find transformational. The Grad Academy moves students toward self-efficacy as they learn to master essential scholarship skills. It is an academic reading and writing program without equal.Robin Walker, PhD
Jonathan Cisco is a dynamic presenter who quickly establishes rapport and credibility with his audience. Graduate students, faculty, and administrators will appreciate learning from him!Marty Townsend, PhD
I think that every part of that workshop was just jaw-dropping. I thought ‘Oh, my goodness gracious, if I would’ve had this last semester, I would’ve been so much less stressed’.Janice
All the advice I’ve ever received about [academic] reading has all sounded so distant because I had no idea how to actually do it or what it should look like. Watching you go through a paper was not just eye-opening, it was freeing. I felt like a huge stumbling block had been removed, and I could see so much more clearly how to navigate through an article.Chad
I am so thankful for this opportunity and want to share my heartfelt thanks for helping me on this journey!!! Hands down the most useful and relevant workshop I have experienced in my grad school journey.Andy