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University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies releases new edition of Phoenix Scholar™ academic periodical 

By Sharla Hooper

The Winter 2023-24 issue is a special proceedings edition providing overview of insights from the College’s Knowledge Without Boundaries Summit 

University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies has released the Winter 2023-2024 edition of its Phoenix Scholar™ academic research periodical. The periodical, launched in 2017, highlights the commitment of University of Phoenix faculty, students and alumni to leading research through evidence-based practice. Established as a recurring Special Proceedings edition, the issue assembles the peer reviewed presentation abstracts from the College’s 10th annual Knowledge Without Boundaries Summit, including Dissertation of the Year winners and a special interview with the keynote speaker, Cheryl Lentz, DM.

“We are pleased to present a special anthology edition celebrating the 10th anniversary of our Knowledge Without Boundaries Summit,” shares Hinrich Eylers, Ph.D., P.E., vice provost, College of Doctoral Studies. “The last decade has seen dramatic changes with leadership strategies, technology, and volatility that require intricate and unique solutions be tested and examined. This edition provides a reflection on our summit theme and how we can move forward together in leadership, in the workforce, and in higher education endeavors.”  

The Phoenix ScholarTM serves as the scholarly platform for communicating the results and outcomes of the University of Phoenix research endeavors, and their relationship to the broader scope of learning and scholarship. The periodical has been assigned an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) by the U.S. ISSN Center at the Library of Congress. The assignment for Phoenix Scholar™ is online format ISSN 2771-6503 and print format ISSN 2771-6422.

Abstracts featured in this Special Proceedings edition of the Phoenix Scholar™ include:

·       Building Social Capital as a University Imperative

·       How Employees of Color Experience a Sense of Belonging Within the Work Environment

·       The Relationship Between Work Stress and Job Satisfaction: Organizational Stress Prevention Programs as a Moderator

·       The Access to Smart Finance - Female Entrepreneurship Survey: A White Paper to Shape the Future of Female Entrepreneurship

·       Burnout, Cynicism, and Performance: A Correlational Examination of Adjunct Online Instructors at a Private Higher Education Institution

·       Linkages Between Corporate Sustainability Practices and Corporate Financial Performance: A Systematic Review

·       Solving Employers’ Dilemma Through Academe-STEM Industry Partnerships

The edition also includes the complete article, “Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle and Higher Education Entrance Exams Post COVID,” by Elif Kalemdaroglu-Wheeler, Ed.D., fellow, Center of Leadership Studies and Organizational Research (CLSOR) and Marcia Hill, Ph.D., doctoral area chair, ACCESS Program.

The College of Doctoral Studies research centers contribute to the publication findings: CLSOR, Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research (CEITR), Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Research (CWDIR), and the University of Phoenix Career Institute®. As longtime leaders in online education, the university utilizes research to develop solutions in the core areas of leadership, workplace diversity and instructional technology to enhance student outcomes, improve communities and to help students, faculty and alumni grow in their career aspirations.

Read the current issue of Phoenix Scholar™ here.

Learn more about the Phoenix Scholar™ publication here.

About the College of Doctoral Studies

University of Phoenix’s College of Doctoral Studies focuses on today’s challenging business and organizational needs, from addressing critical social issues to developing solutions to accelerate community building and industry growth. The College’s research program is built around the Scholar, Practitioner, Leader Model which puts students in the center of the Doctoral Education Ecosystem® with experts, resources and tools to help prepare them to be a leader in their organization, industry and community. Through this program, students and researchers work with organizations to conduct research that can be applied in the workplace in real time.

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