I am very excited to be part of the University of Phoenix alumni group. Before my alma mater (University of Arizona) was offering business school programs for the working adult, U of P had three separate options to choose from. I began taking night classes and eventually went virtual with U of P and I have not looked back.
Further cementing that I am a Phoenix, the university has selected me to participate in a workshop that will help secure publication opportunities for my articles. This first year of my postdoctoral life, I had planned to write a series of articles derivative of initial work from my study - so this workshop is an exciting chance to make that happen.
A book manuscript is in the early planning stages now, which will include research about Millennials and Generation Z. This project is longer-term, but just as thrilling to be part of.
My next study is being designed as we speak, and if I have not found a "home" university to work for, I will be seeking grant funding to independently conduct it. But more on that later...
The main purpose of my doctoral program was to propel me to a more academic career. I have enjoyed being a leader and practitioner in the business world, but I have learned that what I am truly passionate about is teaching others. The road ahead after finishing my doctoral program is exciting and potentially limitless! My research has been well received domestically and internationally, and I hope to return to Europe this fall to present at conference.
Since I am a firm believer in planning ahead, here are some steps I am taking on this new road: