How do you ask a professor to be a dissertation chair?

How To Ask Someone To Be On Your Dissertation CommitteeMake sure they will say yes: Ask your advisor if they think the prof would be a good fit on your committee. Pop the question early: There’s nothing weirder than having a graduate student come to your office and spend five minutes explaining why they have the same intellectual interests as you, seemingly for no reason.

How do you ask a professor to serve on a committee?

Give Some Warning. Work with your mentor to select committee members. As you select potential members, ask your mentor if he or she thinks the professor is a good match to the project. Aside from seeking insight and making your mentor feel valued professors talk to each other.

How do I ask my dissertation supervisor?

Actually, go to his office, explain what your proposed thesis is. Ask if he or she would be willing to work with you. If not, ask if he or she would recommend any other faculty member to do so. No matter if the answer is yes or no, thank the professor for giving you the time to talk with you.