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University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies leaders and scholars participate in 13th Annual The Qualitative Review conference

By Sharla Hooper

Scholars will be presenting at event focused on qualitative research methodology

Faculty and graduate students with the University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies join the proceedings of The Qualitative Review (TQR) 13th Annual Conference, “Research ‘For a Change’: Time to Evoke, Provoke, and Invoke,” taking place January 19-21, 2022.

The event is intended for the qualititative research community, and the theme invites qualitative researchers to share how they are examining the aspects of how, who, what, where, when, why, as well as self-reflection as critical to qualitative research methodology, and to also consider the social impact of research. The event offers over presentations, workshops, and panels with presenters from around the world.

“University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies has a keen focus on qualitative research and this is a great opportunity for our scholars, both students and faculty, to share their findings as well as examine their research process and influences,” states Hinrich Eylers, Ph.D., P.E., vice provost, College of Doctoral Studies at University of Phoenix.

Multiple scholars and researcher, both faculty and graduate students, were accepted for the TQR from University of Phoenix this year, including the following panels and presentations:

  • Erik Bean, Ed.D., and LauraAnn Migliore, Ph.D., with the Center for Leadership Studies and Organizational Research (CLSOR) at University of Phoenix, will present “A Self-Assessment Model to Vet Published Information Bias to Help Maintain Civil Discourse.”
  • Kimberly Underwood, Ph.D., chair, Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Research (CWDIR), University of Phoenix, will present with Christa Banton, Ed.D., and Jose Garza, DHA, MBA, on “Faculty Support During a Pandemic.”
  • Mansureh Kebritchi, Ph.D., chair, Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research (CEITR) at University of Phoenix, will present with Thomas James Sloan, MBA, William L. McClain, DSL, and Lesley Pyron, DNP, on “Reshaping Practitioner Higher Education Institutions to Serve Adult Learners: The COVID-19 Pandemic Implications.”
  • Karen Johnson, Ed.D., Research Methodology Group leader in CEITR, will lead a workshop, “Observational Data Collection for Qualitative Research.”

The TQR 13th Annual conference is sponsored and co-hosted by Nova Southeastern University (NSU) as well as other sponsors.

Learn more about the TQR 13th Annual Conference event and registration 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 puts students in the center of an effective ecosystem of 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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