University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies Celebrates a Robust 10th Annual Knowledge Without Boundaries Summit

PHOENIX ~ The University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies welcomed more than 500 registrants from 14 countries for its 10th Annual Knowledge Without Boundaries Summit, held virtually from October 12-14, 2023. The event, titled "Thrive in the Brave New World", served as a dynamic forum exploring the pioneering potential of thriving in the post-pandemic world.

"We continue to see how our doctoral students value the Knowledge Without Boundaries Summit as an opportunity for engagement, connection, and professional growth and networking," said Hinrich Eylers, Ph.D., P.E., vice provost of the College of Doctoral Studies. "It gave us a critical opportunity to emphasize our doctoral students' and scholars' successes with the Dissertation of the Year and DEIB research awards as well as featuring a student presenter day. Our students were pleased to participate and develop their skills in professional academic presenting in preparation for the professional conference circuit."

The Summit was an effort by the Research and Scholarship Enterprise (RSE) and College of Doctoral Studies to enlighten communities through research that amplifies practice-based potential in applying theory to real-time issues. Most participants were from the United States but attendees also came from Algeria, Canada, Ghana, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

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The event featured keynote speaker Cheryl Lentz DM who is founder and principal of The Lentz Leadership Institute and alumna of University of Phoenix. She provided guests with an outstanding presentation that covered facets of what she calls "The Einstein Perspective" discussing how researchers must learn to engage the deeper introspective side of self and research.

Chris Lynne President at University of Phoenix made comments at the event as well as presented inaugural presentation on Diversity Equity Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) Focused Research Award which recognized DEIB research from University of Phoenix scholars alongside moderator Kimberly Underwood Ph.D., chair at Center for Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Research (CWDIR).

Mansureh Kebritchi Ph.D., chair at Center for Educational & Instructional Technology Research (CEITR) organized recognition for 2023 Dissertation Of The Year winners at this year's event too. A complete summary along with recordings are available online for those who missed out on this year's summit proceedings & presentations.
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