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.
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.