UOPX Funded Project (Fellowship)

The Intersectionality between Grit and Spirituality as Contributors to Doctoral Success among Professional Doctoral Candidates and Graduates

Project Lead: 
Lunthita M. Duthely
Project Description: 

Dr. Lunthita Duthely, an experienced researcher, journal author, and conference presenter, will be leading the research project entitled “The Intersectionality between Grit and Spirituality as Contributors to Doctoral Success among Professional Doctoral Candidates and Graduates” along with Research Team Members Dr. Diana Hart and Dr. James Rice.   The purpose of this study will be to examine how student-level strengths of grit and spiritual orientation serve as contributors to doctoral student success among recent doctoral graduates or doctoral candidates of distance learning programs.

Assessing Strategic Thinking Behaviors of Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership Alumni

Project Lead: 
Daniel Roberts
Project Description: 

Dr. Daniel Roberts, a researcher with experience in journal publication and conference presentations, will be leading the research project entitled “Assessing Strategic Thinking Behaviors of Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership Alumni” along with his Research Team Members Dr. Marisela Jimenez, Dr. Mensah Nord, and Dr. Charles Cattermole.  This study will use a correlational quantitative design to determine the relationship of strategic thinking behaviors to the UOPX DM and the UOPX Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs.

Beyond Commencement: Beliefs and Social Choices Impacting the Building of Scholarship

Project Lead: 
Imani Akin
Project Description: 

Dr. Imani Akin, an educator with extensive research, publishing, and conference presentation experience, will be leading the research study entitled “Beyond Commencement: Beliefs and Social Choices Impacting the Building of Scholarship” with Research Team Members Dr. Shanel Harris and Dr. Matasha Murrell Jones.  The purpose of the study will be to determine behaviors, habits of mind, and personal experiences from existing doctoral degree graduates which lead to scholarship

Acquired Leadership Skills in Online Doctoral Education Programs at the University of Phoenix

Project Lead: 
Jennifer Calito
Project Description: 

Dr. Jennifer Calito, an experienced researcher and conference presenter, will be leading the study entitled “Acquired Leadership Skills in Online Doctoral Education Programs at the University of Phoenix” along with Research Team Members Dr. Linnel Hickman and Dr. Cynthia Knittle.  The purpose of this research study will be to identify if a relationship exists between University of Phoenix student's completion of an online doctoral program and their leadership skills/traits at the conclusion of the students' program

Resarch Fellows in Action

Project Description: 

Let's meet our research fellows in real life and their research passion:

Art - Artutro Trejo is in the Aviation business.  SAS alum. His topic is emotional intelligence in Hispanic IT industry. 

Dena - Dena Bateh is the pianist. She is a faculty in NYC. Her topic is MENA businesses.  She runs a SIG.

Doug - Doug Gilbert is faculty for SoBus. His topic is cybersecurity. 

Jim - Jim Rice sings (Carnegie Hall!). SAS alum. His topic is healthcare IT. 

Jinan - Jinan Ziade travels. SAS alum. Her topic is about women entrepreneurship in Lebanon.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in MENA region

Project Description: 

The formation of entrepreneurial ecosystems in the Middle East is a complex phenomenon with the tension of global geopolitical issues the area faces. This research project uses the newest definition of entrepreneurial ecosystems focusing agents as the active actors within the ecosystem (O'Connor, Stam, Sussan, and Audretsch, 2018) and investigate the activities entrerpeneurs engage in in the MENA region. This project is led by Senior Fellow Dr. Dena Bateh

States’ Codes of Ethics and Support for Vulnerable Students

Project Lead: 
James Lane
Project Description: 

The purpose of this emerging study is to explore the teacher codes of ethics of the 50 American states to determine the ethical guidance that states provide their teachers.  The study seeks to discover to what extent the codes address concerns for vulnerable student populations.  These include references to gender, sexual preference, transgender, race, ethnicity, religion, or disability.

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