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Dr. Harold Abrams

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."

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Dr. Kevin Badgett

Dr. Kevin Badgett

Associate Professor

"Persistence with a good attitude is a large part of the recipe for success."

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Tiffany Collier

Tiffany Collier

Faculty Member

"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."

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Stephanie Fife

Stephanie Fife

Psychology Lecturer

"Life Happens! It's how you recover and adapt that matters most."

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Dr. Mary Annette Gary

Dr. Mary Annette Gary

Faculty Member

"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."

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Dr. Imane Hijal-Moghrabi

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."

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Dr. Jamie S. Hughes

Dr. Jamie S. Hughes

Associate Professor

"I want students to learn how to apply psychological concepts to solve problems, engage in skepticism, and to live more fulfilling and happy lives."

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Dr. Taylor McMichael

Dr. Taylor McMichael

Senior Lecturer and Political Science Program Coordinator

"No matter what, be intellectually curious."

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Dr. James Olson

Dr. James Olson

Professor of Psychology

"You can do it! Find the time. Persistence to the degree is worth the effort now."

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Diana Younger

Diana Younger

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!"

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Anshu Saran

Anshu Saran

Associate Professor

"Learn life skills and turn them into life-changing skills."

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Dr. Dan Keast

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!"

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Dr. Dian Jordan-Werhane

Dr. Dian Jordan-Werhane

Senior Lecturer

"Prioritize your class work to get the most from the opportunity to learn."

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Dr. James Olson

Dr. James Olson

Professor of Psychology

"Put in the effort. Effort takes time; make time. Education/learning is the greatest gift."

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Dr. Linda Gail Ward

Dr. Linda Gail Ward

Associate Dean & Senior Lecturer

"Invest yourself in something greater than yourself!"

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Dr. Roland Spickermann

Dr. Roland Spickermann

Associate Professor

"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."

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Dr. Steve Beach

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."

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Dr. Yolanda Salgado

Dr. Yolanda Salgado

Associate Professor

"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."

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Dr. Jennifer Lyn Paxtone

Dr. Jennifer Lyn Paxtone

Senior Lecturer

"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."

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Dr. Jessica Garrett

Dr. Jessica Garrett

Associate Professor

"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."

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Terri L. Marroquin

Terri L. Marroquin

Adjunct Professor

"I hope my students can gain a complete understanding of the criminal justice system."

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