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. Eventually, as I move ahead with my career as an adjunct instructor, I will share my adventures with adjunctivitis. I envision this blog as a personal journal, academic endeavor, and professional platform.
About the blog’s name: 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).
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).”
Notably, this is actually version 2.0 of my doctoral journey: I completed two semesters in an Ed.D. program in organizational leadership at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
The Pepperdine program is undoubtedly solid, and my experience there helped me to more fully understand who I am and what my calling in life really is. However, for various personal and professional reasons, I realized it was not the right fit for me.
Neither would it enable me to fully realize my goal of becoming a university-level business professor and researcher as would a PhD in Business. Nevertheless, I remain grateful for my experience there and remain in touch with many of my former classmates.
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!”