Donna DeMilia, professor in the Ken Blanchard College of Business, recently completed her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in financial management from North Central University (Prescott Valley, AZ). Dr. DeMilia successfully defended her dissertation titled "Exploring the Effects of Generation X on the Gender Wealth Gap in the United States."
"Completing and defending my dissertation was an incredible learning experience. Throughout this process, I have learned to more effectively research, provide substantiation for my claims, and write more succinctly. This experience has impacted my job approach in several ways. First, I understand the commitment required to manage working full time and completing a degree program. I have always enjoyed teaching working adults, and this has furthered my interest in assisting these individuals in achieving their educational goals. Secondly, I have taken away ideas about what does and does not work in promoting an effective learning environment through the online modality. I hope to use my own experiences to enhance our classrooms here at KBCOB."