Ashford University Faculty
My favorite day of the year is commencement because I get to see students walk across the stage to begin a new chapter in their career and their life. When I see them walk toward me, I think about the challenges they’ve gone through, going from one kind of person to the next. They are now ‘doctor,’ and I had an impact on that.
Online education meets students where they are, and that's the best place from which to spark growth. I have witnessed online doctoral education progress rapidly since the early 2000s when I first entered my own online doctoral program. I am excited to be part of the future of education.
Education is not just the knowledge you learn, but how the knowledge and learning impacts you as a person. Going through program or educational tenure can be a life-changing experience.
There is nothing more gratifying than supporting students in reaching their goals. Many times I’m there offering support when life throws ‘lemons’ at them. I am honored to be in a position to help students succeed.
My favorite teaching goal is creating a level playing field where students get to explore their interests, follow their dreams, develop new skills, and test their limits while creating lifelong friendships and expanding their professional networks. What I like most about online education is the access it provides. From working parents and busy professionals to deployed military personnel, online education brings the professors and the education to the student, on their own schedules.