Ashford University Faculty
Supporting the students in researching and learning more about their area of passion and seeing the light bulb moments when they bring all of the hard work together to the culminating dissertation is an honor!
The doctoral journey is transformational in that the graduate is not the same person as when the journey began.
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.
My commitment to Ashford’s doctoral students is rooted in the commitment that students are experts in their fields and obtaining doctoral level research skills accelerates their ability to change their lives by creating opportunities for themselves, their families and their communities.
At Ashford, the ultimate challenge of online education is to create a community of learners. Sharing, through active and thoughtful participation on the discussion board greatly enhances learning and satisfaction in our classes. Education grows exponentially as we learn from each other. We will all benefit significantly from our involvement and thoughtful exploration of ideas.