doctoral education

Take 5: Meet NCU’s 2019 Alumni of the Year, Dr. Mike Clumpner

Dr. Mike Clumpner graduated from NCU in 2015 with his PhD in Business Administration, specializing in homeland security policy.

Take 5: A Moment with NCU Alumni, Dr. Fred D. Edwards

During his 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Fred Edwards’ job titles included Chief, Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU); Superintendent, Wing Maintenance Quality Assurance; and Superintendent, Wing Maintenance Operation Control. The proudest moment of his military career was leading his EF-111A AMU from their main operation base in the United Kingdom to Desert Storm. Twelve aircraft and 65 aircrew and support personnel deployed to Incirlik AB, Turkey where they provided Airborne Radar Observation and Warning support for the Joint Air Taskforce.

Lifelong Learner Mickey Fitch-Collins Shares Doctoral Journey

A self-proclaimed lifelong learner, Mickey Fitch-Collins is a committed NCU doctoral student who currently is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education. As the Assistant Director of the Educational Success Center for the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Mickey understands the importance of education and the hurdles students face.

The Power of Persistence – Meet Alumna Sandi Aurand Bosch

Sandi Aurand Bosch has never met an obstacle she couldn’t overcome. She’s faced many in her remarkable life; though often delayed, she never abandoned important goals – even while homeless.

What Can A Doctorate In Special Education Do For Your Career?

Pursuing a doctorate in Special Education is more than just preparing for your career. It’s embracing your true calling. And if you’re up to the challenge, it can mean a rewarding lifetime of making a difference in those who need it the most.  

Understanding the DBA

Earning a Doctor of Business Administration degree, often referred to as a DBA, is a goal of students in universities across the nation. The DBA can also be a source of confusion, especially for students who aren’t sure if the program they’re applying to will help them reach their professional aspirations.

So how do you know if the DBA is the right path for you? Here are some things to consider as you weigh your options.

What will I study in a DBA?

6 Things You Should Know Before Pursuing Your Doctoral Degree

Are you considering the pursuit of a doctoral degree? If so, you are about to embark on a life-changing journey. Being well prepared for those changes can make it easier for you. Here are six tips for students to consider before pursuing a doctoral degree.

1—You may need to work hard to stay motivated while pursuing a doctoral degree.

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

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?


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