August 7, 2018 – Cypress, CA – Trident University International (Trident) is proud to announce that Dr. Cynthia Keifer has been awarded the 2018 Teaching Excellence Award. She was presented with the award at the University’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony on July 14th at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA.
Trident’s Teaching Excellence Award is given out each quarter, and recipients are nominated and voted on by students. Dr. Keifer, who teaches in the Glenn R. Jones College of Business, was selected from among 142 faculty members nominated by 240 students. Based on the strength of commendations from students and faculty leadership, she was chosen to receive the second annual award.
Additional quarterly winners over the past year include Alex Gorlovsky, faculty member in University College, Dr. Sharon Nazarchuk, and Dr. Pietro “Pete” Savo, both faculty members in the College of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Keifer earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Northcentral University in Scottsdale, AZ. She received a Master of Aeronautical Science, with a specialization in Management, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Bachelor in Applied Science in Resource Management from Troy State University.
In addition to Trident, Dr. Keifer has instructed at Jones International University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where she served as Director of Academics. She is a published researcher who sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Business Studies Quarterly. Dr. Keifer was on active duty with the United States Air Force from 1991 to 1997.
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