Adult Learning, 2010 cohort
- Metacognition, mentoring, and nursing education
- Development of personal and professional identity
- Co-Recipient of Promise of Nursing for Massachusetts Grant (PON) to develop and implement a multi-level mentoring program targeting second year nursing students at Curry College (2011-2012)
- Recognized for Excellence in Teaching in Emmanuel College’s adult bachelor’s in business administration program, Spring, 2011
- Served as proposal reviewer for Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Fall 2011 Conference
- Nominated for Curry’s Outstanding Teacher Award in Spring 2010
- Served as moderator of Academics With Attitude session at Spring 2010 National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) Conference
What are your personal and professional hopes/goals for your PhD journey and beyond?
Jo Ann Gammel mentioned in passing that many learners view the doctorate as a means to do their jobs better or serve more effectively in their role. The reality is, she pointed out, the learner becomes a different person and often outgrows the role. The PhD journey changes one’s perspective on the self; guarding one’s study and writing time is a way of honoring the self. As a result, a different level of valuing begins to happen which may inevitably lead to new and exciting opportunities that were unimaginable before the journey began.
Has a particular book, author or thinker inspired your educational thinking?
Buber, Vygotsky, Bandura, and Rogers.