I have been teaching as a full time business instructor since moving to Dubai in 2014. However, when I worked exclusively as a part-time professor, I often found myself suffering from an inflammation of education, a condition I lovingly call “adjunctivitis.”
While I sometimes feel all of my adjuncting might be hazardous to my health, the truth is that I am drawn to teaching because it allows me to help shape the lives of others while giving my life greater meaning.
Celebrating that spirit, this blog celebrates my adventures in academia while revealing my in-class, on-the-road, and at-home experiences in the United States and as an expat in the United Arab Emirates. Topics tackled include business, education, technology and a personal focus on Autism.
But what does “Doctorious” mean? More of a state of mind more than a name it equals the sum of doctorate + victorious + generous + notorious; explained in detail below:
- Doctorate: When I first launched this blog I had completed two semesters of an Ed.D. program in organizational leadership at Pepperdine University and was enrolled in a PhD program in human and organizational systems at Fielding Graduate University from which I withdrew. It is my intent to one day return to my doctoral studies.
- Victorious: I envision completing my doctorate, earning tenure as a college business professor, and becoming a published author writing about business, education, and technology. I am dedicated to succeeding in a way that aligns with my teaching philosophy and reflects the reality that being victorious is also about achieving a confident state of mind.
- Generous: I am committed to creating knowledge for the greater good and invite others to share in my research. This is part of why my research interests include social media and knowledge management: we can learn more with each other than we can from each other.
- Notorious: As a child of the 1980s, the Duran Duran song “Notorious” pops into my mind every time I see or say “Doctorious!” Also, having been born in Boston and being naturally contrarian, I desire to be “intellectually revolutionary.”
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