Dr. Carol Pernsteiner earned her DBA in Management and her MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She earned her B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to joining Grand Canyon University, Dr. Pernsteiner was a hotel general manager; leading the marketing, finance, human resources, and operations hotel teams. She held various hotel leadership positions in major cities throughout the United States and traveled internationally. Dr. Pernsteiner also held leadership positions in several hospitality associations and Chambers of Commerce. Through her professional experiences, Carol learned the power of follower engagement and a commitment to excellence. Her interests include designing bonsai trees, playing the violin and piano, continuous learning, music, good restaurants and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Pernsteiner enjoys participating in the growth of others through teaching.