Welcome to Doctorious!
I launched this blog to document my doctoral journey as a Ph.D. student in human and organizational systems at Fielding Graduate University. By sharing my adventures in academia this blog serves three functions: a personal journal, an academic endeavor, and a professional platform.
But why is this blog called “Doctorious?” With a background in creative writing and marketing, the brand appeal of a name is important to me in any context (academic, professional, or personal). More of a state of mind more than a name, it equals the sum of doctorate + victorious + generous + notorious; I explain it in detail on this blog’s “About” page.
Ironically, I wasn’t aware of Fielding until I learned about it from Martha “Marty” Mattare, an associate professor of management at Frostburg State University and my track chair at the 2007 conference of the International Academy of Business Disciplines where I presented a paper entitled, “H.I.G.H. O.C.T.A.N.E. (Ten Additives that Power High Performance in Organizations).”
This is version 2.0 of my doctoral journey: I previously completed two semesters in an Ed.D. program in organizational leadership at Pepperdine University. The Pepperdine program helped me understand myself and my calling in life. However, it would not have enabled me to fully realize my goal of becoming a university-level business professor and researcher as would a PhD in Business. Nevertheless, I am grateful for my experience there and remain in touch with many former classmates.
I also earned an MBA at Woodbury University in Burbank, CA and a BA in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara (where I graduated Phi Beta Kappa). Overall, I am thankful for my educational experiences and appreciate the people and past experiences that brought me to this point.
I look forward to making this blog interesting and entertaining, and welcome your comments, thoughts or even your own tales of being “Doctorious!”