Impressions of the Knowledge Without Boundaries Event in Phoenix

Impressions of the Knowledge Without Boundaries Event in Phoenix

Last week from June 9-11, I had the opportunity to attend the Knowledge Without Boundaries event hosted in Phoenix, Arizona as a new Research Fellow with the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research.  When I was first invited to attend a couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this event.  However, once I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised.  Everything from beginning to end was incredible. 

Over the course of the conference, I had the opportunity to hear President Timothy Slottow talk about his vision for the University of Phoenix and the important role that we play as researchers with the different research centers.  The research we conduct as researchers and our focus on publishing our research in peer-reviewed journals is a key step to further establishing University of Phoenix as a university with strong roots in different research disciplines.  These insights were further reinforced as I had the opportunity to hear presentations from the other research centers, learn about their research work, and the different people involved with the research projects.  On a more personal level, I had the opportunity to meet and interact not only with my peers in my research center but with other peers in different groups. 

I would encourage anyone who truly wishes to learn about the amazing things that University of Phoenix is doing in the areas of research to attend a future Knowledge Without Boundaries event to see for yourself. 

Looking back, I enjoyed the entire event and was thankful for the opportunity to learn more about how all of the research centers fit in to the bigger picture for the university as well as how I as an individual researcher play an important part in the future plans for University of Phoenix.  If offered the opportunity, I would certainly attend this event again.  Further, I would encourage anyone who truly wishes to learn about the amazing things that University of Phoenix is doing in the areas of research to attend a future Knowledge Without Boundaries event to see for yourself.  Based on my experience, I have no doubt that you’ll come away from this event with a feeling of excitement and inspiration to get involved with some great people who are passionate about their work.

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James Rice's picture James Rice | June 19, 2016 1:04 pm MST

Sandra,

I too had the opportunity to attend the Knowledge Without Boundaries event this month. I appreciated the opportunity to meet with faculty, alumni, and students who were interested in learning more about the research programs sponsored by UOPX and all of the wonderful pure research, application of study, and leadership that is contributing positively to a wide variety of fields.  I too look forward to future opportunities to gather together to learn how I can better contribute through my own resarch and publication efforts.

Have a great day!

Sandra Nunn's picture Sandra Nunn | June 23, 2016 9:17 am MST

Hi James.  I'm so glad that you enjoyed the Knowledge Without Boundaries event that you attended recently.  Now that you've had an opportunity to better understand what the different research centers do and the amazing research being done, feel free to further explore the Research Hub.  Read about the work and accomplishments of individual researchers by looking at some of the Blog entires or news stories.  Go into the different research centers to better understand their research goals and ongoing work.  Get inspired and learn what you can do to participate in research that interests you.  If a particular research center interests you, then reach out to the research center chair to advise them of your interest.  You never know what opportunities lie ahead!  

Best wishes!

Dr. Sandy Nunn

 

James Rice's picture James Rice | June 26, 2016 10:16 pm MST

Dr Nunn,

Thank you for the feedback and encouragement. I have joined the international business research center. Dr. Sussan and I have been collaborating on the topic of Digital Security and recently co-authored an article for the journal of payments strategy and systems. It is finish up review and I hope to see it in print soon. I am also working on an article based on my dissertation that I plan to submit in a couple weeks. The UOPX research hub is a great place to network and collaborate with peers to further my academic development.

Have a great day!

Dr. Jim Rice

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