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We recently chatted with Melanie E. Shaw, Ph.D., Faculty Mentor at Northcentral University, to discuss education, teaching – and all points in between.

“Mel” is a military spouse, and she jokes that she has the second best job in the world – her husband is a jazz drummer in the Air force! The couple has a daughter currently studying at Georgia State University in Atlanta, as well as younger daughter who is a freshman in High School in Illinois.

Hitting a Home Run While the Bases Are Loaded: Earning an Online Advanced Degree Maximizes Career Opportunities

Any good coach knows that to make the game-winning play, sometimes you have to switch it up. Perhaps one of the greatest advantages of an online education is the ability to acquire new skill sets while still working full time. A prime example is the online Master of Education in Athletic Coaching at Northcentral University.

A Positive Performance Review

A seasoned expert in evaluating professional performance, Northcentral University Faculty Mentor Dr. Gene Fusch has carved a career in improving workplaces and individual work efficiency. However, Dr. Fusch doesn’t limit his work to studying the performance of others, he believes that consistent self-evaluation is crucial to becoming a valued education professional. 

“Writing” the Technology Wave

It’s the night before your big paper is due. Hours—or possibly even days—of your hard work is ready for review by that experienced faculty member who’s a stickler for citation.

Marketing...Polo! Discover your career with the Northcentral University Degree Finder

The tulle on your tutu has slowly disintegrated till only a few fibers remain, and the fireman hat pinches your ears from inadequate size.  Your childhood dreams no longer fit your lifestyle, and have been replaced by daunting questions of “What next?” and “What am I supposed to do with my life?”

Respite for the Weary Researcher

Even the most dedicated researcher can come unglued at the sight of yet another footnote or formatting quandary when completing an online doctorate. To assist our dedicated doctoral students, allow us to elucidate (and alliterate) on a few thesis aids Northcentral University offers.

Take Your Career to a Higher Degree

In today’s precarious and often disappointing hiring climate, job stability can be a concern for many professionals, leaving promotion opportunities an altogether distant dream.

Northcentral University Brings Higher Education to Those with Disabilities

Top-Notch Tick Tock Tips

One of the most important pillars of success in online education is the value of time management. The convenience and flexibility of distance learning, while undeniably advantageous, also demand thoughtful planning and adherence to budgeted time. Here are a few tips on how to stay on course, on track and on time while learning online:

Laura Baker: Never Stop Learning

Laura Baker