Doctor of Philosophy, Capella University

Master of Business Administration, Davenport University

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Tom Javarinis, PhD
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Dr. Tom Javarinis is an Assistant Professor in the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University. He earned his PhD at Capella University in organization and management/human resources. Before that, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in business administration in management from Detroit College of Business. He then earned two Master’s degrees – strategic management and accounting – from Davenport University. A life-long learner, Dr. Javarinis is currently pursuing yet another Master’s degree, this time in health care management. Dr. Javarinis joined Ashford University and uses his professional and educational background to guide students in his courses. He now sees himself as a mentor to every student, helping meet his or her needs, challenges him or her, and fosters mastery of course material and critical thinking. Dr. Javarinins also promises students that he will always be available via email and video chat. His dedication to his students is also found in his family. He spends all of his free time with his wife, three daughters, and toy poodle, Sandi.