Dr. Harold Abrams
Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Master of Public Admin Program
"Networking is one key to advancement and opportunity. Education (both knowledge gained and the master's credential itself) can aid this process and add to potential opportunities that are open to students."
Dr. Kevin Badgett
"Persistence with a good attitude is a large part of the recipe for success."
"In every course I teach, I hope students are able to grow as individuals in character and understanding, and relate material to themselves in a way that improves overall quality of life, while they move closer to achieving their goals."
"Life Happens! It's how you recover and adapt that matters most."
Dr. Mary Annette Gary
"I would like my students to come away from my classes with the knowledge and skills to be a successful leader, with concern about those they lead and a desire to mentor others to become leaders."
Dr. Imane Hijal-Moghrabi
Assistant Professor of Public Administration
"Teaching, to me, is more than a career; it is a mission. I decided to teach because I sincerely want to impact students' lives."
Dr. Jamie S. Hughes
"I want students to learn how to apply psychological concepts to solve problems, engage in skepticism, and to live more fulfilling and happy lives."
Dr. Taylor McMichael
Senior Lecturer and Political Science Program Coordinator
"No matter what, be intellectually curious."
Dr. James Olson
Professor of Psychology
"You can do it! Find the time. Persistence to the degree is worth the effort now."
Lecturer and Coordinator of Introductory Psychology
"Take advantage of each opportunity as it comes to you. I don't believe in coincidences, this opportunity has come to you for a reason. Don't be shy, do it!"
Dr. Dan Keast
Professor and Chair of Music
"Jazz, pop and rock music are all valuable to society and deserve respect like Beethoven and Mozart!"
Dr. Dian Jordan-Werhane
"Prioritize your class work to get the most from the opportunity to learn."
Dr. Linda Gail Ward
Associate Dean & Senior Lecturer
"Invest yourself in something greater than yourself!"
Dr. Roland Spickermann
"History isn't about learning facts in isolation from each other; it's about learning the connections among them. Look for the connections and the facts will follow."
Dr. Steve Beach
Dean of the College of Business
"I wanted to make a personal impact, utilizing my skills and knowledge, in radically benefiting the life prospects of young people."
Dr. Yolanda Salgado
"Learning is a product of growth, and through teaching, these applications can be applied and practiced, thereby adding character and caliber to someone's life."
Dr. Jennifer Lyn Paxton
"What could be a more valuable vocation than to send out my students into their careers as more knowledgeable, more critically-thinking and more educated young adults? The fact that I really enjoy it is just gravy."
Dr. Jessica Garrett
"To be a successful principal, you must first be an outstanding teacher! We need principals who can make an impact in the classroom and with their teachers. Only then can we transform the face of education."