The motivation for obtaining a degree varies from person to person, but one of the keys to being a successful student is to know and understand that motivation. Upon starting his doctoral studies at Trident, Dr. Aaron Maike was already a president at Baker College’s Allen Park campus, and then its Owosso campus.
In his journey... Continue Reading
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Pursuing a doctoral degree
is a major undertaking. It involves careful planning, hard work, and making a commitment to the time it takes to complete a rigorous program.
It is not for the faint of heart. Most of the students who decide to pursue a degree at this... Continue Reading
Dr. Shehnaz Khalfan-Washington, who earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Trident from 2017, was startled to learn that 30% of K-12 teachers leave the profession by the end of their first year, and that 40% to 50% of teachers leave the profession within the first five years. She presented research on the... Continue Reading
One of the most frequently asked questions from aspiring doctoral students is, “What is the difference between a Ph.D. program and a practitioner-based doctoral program like a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)?”
Knowing the differences between these two doctoral degrees will help prospective students make the best educational decision for their career goals. If a student is... Continue Reading
After 21 years of service in the Army, I became a veteran in 1997. I chose to dedicate the next chapter of my life to service as well, teaching leadership to high school students. So, I wore my uniform for an additional eight years, motivating and educating these young men and women to be better... Continue Reading
Organizations recognize that skilled employees are their most valuable asset. They spend countless dollars on recruiting the right employee to fill their needs then, a short time later, the employee leaves to seek employment elsewhere.
Dr. Gary Covella, Trident Ph.D. in Business Administration alumnus (2017), titled his dissertation “Person-Job Fit and Person-Organization... Continue Reading
We’re all faced with challenges in life, some greater than others. For me, it was balancing duties as a single mother and serving in the the United States Army. While my children were my number one priority, my career could not take a backseat.
As my children grew, so did my responsibilities in the Army. I... Continue Reading
The strict, top-down command management method seems to have fallen out of favorin today’s workplace. The idea of one person at the top who has all the answers doesn’t fit with the diverse abilities, perspectives, education, and experience of the current workforce in many organizations.
A more modern approach is to utilize those with coaching and... Continue Reading
Starting a doctoral program
is not a decision to be taken lightly. One must consider his or her career goals, personal interests, time, and finances prior to committing to this kind of program. However, the learning and development opportunities of these programs are both strenuous and rewarding - providing both a sense of... Continue Reading
APA is an abbreviation of American Psychological Association and serves as a basic guideline for much of the writing done by Trident students. This format of writing is commonly used in the social sciences, education, and psychology fields. Students can expect to use this format at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. It may seem... Continue Reading