Dr. Vincent Havrilko is an Air Force civilian serving the 366th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 366th Mission Support Group, 366th Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho. He served for 22 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant.Dr. Havrilko completed a Ph.D. in Business Administration at Trident, as well as degrees at the master’s and bachelor’s levels. He is one of only nine alumni to have earned a degree at each program level from Trident.
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Dr. Alberto Llanes is a 2016 graduate of Trident’s Ph.D. in Business Administration program. He currently serves as the Chief Enterprise Architect for IRIS Health Solutions, LLC, supporting the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) as one of their two contractor Lead Enterprise Architects.
Trident: Since your time at Trident, have you made moves upward in your career? Or accomplished specific career goals?
Dr. Alberto Llanes: As a student at Trident my career progressed from chief technology officer of a small organization out of New York, through Lead Enterprise Architect at General Dynamics Information Technology, to Chief Enterprise Architect at IRIS Health Solutions, LLC. I’m better positioned to contribute to the betterment of our nation’s health system and have to give some of the credit to my learning at Trident University International. I am now a more disciplined critical thinker which has led to more career success.
This article, authored by former Trident professor Dr. Steven J. Gold, originally appeared in the TUI Network in 2012.
Joining Trident University in 1999, about one month before we opened our doors for business, was like stepping into the wild west of technology and teaching. We had a plan, we had a detailed model to help guide the University, and it all conceptually was perfect. But actually making it happen, three, and soon five, faculty members (with maybe 9 students at first) getting our hands dirty and trying to figure out what would really work technologically, pedagogically, so this vision of quality education could be realized at Trident, well, they were days that will never come again.
The sense of play in a startup organization is unnerving but fabulously exciting. And as our Director of Instructional Services I made sure we played hard until we came up with a routine that really worked for the Trident students. Technology was always the main challenge. We were always about solving problems with ideas, not wasting money on shiny metal objects; the pedagogy always drove the choice of technologies.
Earning a doctorate degree is more hiking to the top of Mount Everest and less strolling through Central Park on a warm summer’s day. Students with the smarts and perseverance to reach the highest summit in academia still require a helping hand, and there is no better source of advice than someone who has previously completed this journey.
As part of their commitment to student success, Trident offers a Ph.D. Mentor program, which has been designed to help guide candidates to the completion of their doctorate. Dr. Carlos Cardillo, a professor in the College of Health and Human Services, serves as a Ph.D. Mentor.
Research methods can be classified in two different categories – quantitative and qualitative. We looked at the former method in the past, so it’s time to shine some light on the qualitative method and how it fits into your dissertation or scholarly research that you’re performing.
While quantitative research requires the collection of numerical data, qualitative research attempts to understand a specific organization or event and does not involve the collection of a numerical sample from a population.
Disorders of the brain – those “unseen diseases” – affect many millions of Americans from all walks of life. The men and women of the Armed Forces are not immune, with many returning from combat with some form of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or other forms of combat exposure. These disorders are difficult to treat, with researchers working hard to fill in the missing gaps of knowledge.
Trident Ph.D. in Health Sciences student Jeffrey Nagy is one of these researchers. Nagy, who was a combat medic for the United States Army, understands these realities all too well, which is why he is in a prime position to address some of these gaps.
This is a companion blog to "Communicating Your Professional and Scholarly Work with the Media," part of the Culture of Research & Education (C.O.R.E.) webinar series.
The true power of scholarly research is realized when it is exposed to the general public. If you’re presented with an opportunity to discuss your research with the media, these are some key guidelines to follow.
Dr. David Nadler earned a Ph.D. in Health Sciences degree from Trident, graduating in 2013. According to David, obtaining a doctorate was integral to his career for a number of reasons. In addition to teaching at the university level, scholarly research was something that was key to him as he grew as a professional.
Currently, David serves as a senior program manager in a capital construction group in New York City. Some of his projects include building a filtration plant below The Bronx and digging tunnels through the bedrock hundreds of feet below the ground to serve as aqueducts. He puts together policies, procedures, and specifications for contractors' occupational health programs.
“One reason I wanted a Ph.D. was so that I can continue learning through conducting novel research, and so far I have had a few papers published. This work also allows for others to learn from what I have studied,” says David.
Do you have what it takes to be successful in the College of Business Administration’s doctoral program? Pursuing a doctorate is a commitment in both time and money and you will likely want to make the most of the experience. Key factors like motivation and time management will help you guide yourself through a successful Ph.D. program.
These are five qualities that define successful students working towards a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration.
Are you contemplating a Ph.D. in Health Sciences? If so, you’ll need to understand the landscape and what to expect from a doctoral program. Good preparation is key – and it will set you up for success in the long run. Key factors like research skills and desire will help you guide yourself way through a successful Ph.D. program.
Here are five qualities that contribute to student success in Trident’s Ph.D. in Health Sciences program.