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Former Firefighter Now NCU Student Shares Doctoral Journey

Service is the central theme of Al Williams career. The former firefighter turned homeland security teacher at Indian River State College in Florida is dedicated to keeping the public safe and training the next generation to do the same in an increasingly frightening world.

NCU Doctoral Graduate Received NASA Grant for Dissertation Research

The popularity of the movie “The Martian” is reviving Americans interest in space exploration, and 2015 NCU School of Business and Technology Management doctoral graduate, Todd Treichel, is hoping to play a part lighting the way for future missions.

Treichel received a NASA grant to conduct his dissertation on “Analysis of Light Emitting Diode Technology for Aerospace Suitability in Human Space Flight Applications.” He recently presented his findings to NASA, where it was well received.

NCU Trailblazer Scholarship Recipient Pursues Doctor of Business Administration

Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt) Teresa Lapcheske, an NCU Trailblazer scholarship recipient, has dedicated her entire adult life to the pursuit of knowledge. As a Non-Destructive Inspection Inspector with the U.S.

Northcentral University Announced New Graduate Degree Programs in Organizational Leadership and Marriage & Family Therapy

Northcentral University (NCU) is launching three new programs and new degree specializations  to meet student interest in emerging areas of study.

Northcentral University Visits Universidad de la Habana

Northcentral University doctoral students of all disciplines were recently presented with the opportunity to visit Cuba's Universidad de la Habana. During their visit, students participated in field placements to learn about Cuban education, applied and research psychology and marriage and family therapy, and emerging business opportunities. The following is a short, visual representation of their time spent impacting the local community.

How to Decide Between a PhD and Professional Doctorate

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) v. Professional Doctorate

For aspiring doctoral students, the first decision you make will prove to be one of the most important. When it comes to choosing the best doctorate program for you, how do you decide between a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and a Professional Doctorate?

The Impact of Transactional Distance in Online Courses

An online student completes her assignment.Have you ever heard of transactional distance theory? When I recently read the latest issue of the Journal of Online Doctoral Education, I came across an article by Stephen L. Benton, Ph.D., San Li, M.A., and Ron Brown, M.A. titled, “Transactional Distance in Online Graduate Courses at Doctoral Institutions."

Building Advisor-Advisee Relationships in Online Doctoral Education

online education environmentIf you're anything like the average online student, you may have already experienced the traditional classroom environment in which interactions between students and faculty are often confined to time before and after class or predetermined office hours... What happens though when that relationship transitions into an online environment? Do the roles change or evolve?

Defining a Quality Online Doctoral Program

research in the Journal of Online Doctoral EducationQuality is one of those ambiguous words that gets thrown around a lot, but how does one define quality? When it comes to defining a quality online doctoral program, for example, there hasn’t really been a specific formula in place to help guide the development of new programs.

How an Advanced Degree in Education Can Open Doors

Education has evolved over the years - whether it's due to changing classroom technology, online degree programs, charter schools or any number of other modern shifts. Although today's education field might look a little different than it did 10 or 20 years ago, its importance hasn't changed.

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