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

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Lunthita M. Duthely, EdD, MS

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Lunthita M. Duthely

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My interest is in expanding the groundwork completed in my dissertation---a gratitude-meditation intervention among adolescents. I look forward to being able to extend the research to larger study samples, older adolescents, and adults. I am also interested in conducting similar intervention, exploring the combination of meditation and other positive emotions. Finally, from a secular perspective, I am interested in epidemiological studies focused on adolescents, subjective well-being, and spiritual/religious correlates.

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Subjective Well-being: Exploring Contemplative Practices to Increase Happiness along the Continuum of Life
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Lunthita Duthely, EdD, MS, BS, RYT-200, has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles in maternal and fetal health, and most recently in the areas of subjective well-being, gratitude, adolescent life satisfaction, and happiness. Dr. Lunthita is a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, the American Public Health Association, and Yoga Alliance. Lunthita is experienced in two contemplative practices: 200-level-hour Hatha Yoga instruction, and 23 years facilitating meditation seminars to adults and students, implementing Sri Chinmoy's "The Path of the Heart" meditation and visualization techniques. She is a multi-day runner, and credits her personal contemplative practices for the endurance she is able to sustain while running. In her doctoral dissertation, "Gratitude, Heart-Centered Meditation, Adolescent School and Life Satisfaction: A Quasi-Experimental Intervention" Dr. Lunthita studied a novel gratitude intervention to increase happiness and school engagement among adolescents. Lunthita's current research interests include meditation, K-12 education, and cross-cultural psychology.
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Doctoral Degree
Educational Leadership
University of Phoenix, School of Advanced Studies
2015
Masters Degree
Computer Science
University of Miami
2012
Bachelors Degree
Computer Science
University of Miami
1987
Bachelors Degree
Chemistry
University of Miami
1987
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Diana Hart

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Diana Hart

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5 years 10 months
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James Rice, DM/IST

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James Rice

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6 years 3 months
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Jim studies and applies information technology governance processes to efficiently realize tactical and strategic business goals. His studies include businesses in a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, and retail. He explores how traditional enterprise and information technology governance frameworks are affected by increasingly diverse organizational models. His goal is to reduce the often underestimated agency problem in organizations by challenging assumptions created by traditional application of the philosophy of management control.

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Positive Approaches to Doctoral Student Success
The Healthcare Cybersecurity Challenge
My Diploma on the Wall... Now What?
Digital privacy: A conceptual framework for business
Healthcare information technology: A correlational study of governance maturity and patient costs
Serving RCIA Sponsors at Mary, Mother of the Church: An MAPM Case Study
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Jim studies and applies information technology governance processes to efficiently realize tactical and strategic business goals. His studies include businesses in a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, and retail. He explores how traditional enterprise and information technology governance frameworks are affected by increasingly diverse organizational models. His goal is to reduce the often underestimated agency problem in organizations by challenging assumptions created by traditional application of the philosophy of management control. His current areas of research include data security, governance, and privacy in digital services.
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Doctoral Degree
Organizational Leadership & Information Systems Technologies
University of Phoenix
2015
Masters Degree
Business Administration
University of Phoenix
2011
Masters Degree
Pastoral Ministry
University of St Thomas
2014
Bachelors Degree
Information Systems
University of Phoenix
2009
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Electrical Engineering
University of Minnesota
1985
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Adjunct Faculty, Dissertation Committee Chair & Mentor
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Saturday, October 1, 2016
Adjunct Faculty, College of IS&T
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Monday, January 1, 2018
Research Fellow, Center for Global Business Research
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Saturday, October 1, 2016
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Dr. Jim Rice, A Thoughtful One in a Million Grad Who Helps Keep Data Secure: An Interview with Rodney Luster and Erik Bean
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2018
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A biographical article of my work as an alumni, scholar, practitioner, and leader in my field.
SAS Exceptional Leadership Award for Doctoral Faculty
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2017
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Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute
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2008
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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.

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Project in Development