Why I Teach: Working with Students and Faculty Alike

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Linda D. Bloomberg, EdD

Associate Director Faculty Support and Development
Full Professor, School of Education

I have worked at NCU since 2013. Teaching doctoral students and working with dissertation students in particular is a highlight of my work here. As associate director of faculty support and development for the School of Education, I coach our faculty on applying NCU’s one-to-one pedagogical model “Teaching through Engagement.”

In addition to guiding faculty toward success, I teach students. This gives me deeper insights into the Northcentral University learning experience. Some of my own graduate degrees were online, and so I have the insights and experience to understand the challenges and obstacles that come with learning from a distance and ways to overcome these.

My passion is qualitative research, and I have presented and published widely in this area. My book Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Road Map from Beginning to End is currently being prepared for its fifth edition with Sage Publications, and is used widely by students at NCU and around the world.

Working closely with our education students as they develop their research proposals and then supporting them in conducting their studies is thrilling. I feel gratified that I can bring my skills, experience and insights to fruition in real and tangible terms, watching students learn, grow and develop, and finally graduate with their degree. Indeed, graduation is the highlight of each year, and I always look forward to hooding my students as they cross the stage to receive their diploma.

I am forever grateful and proud to be a part of the NCU community, and especially the vibrant team in the School of Education, who are committed to academic excellence, and who work so hard each and every day to meaningfully engage with our students and support them toward success.