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Dr. Cynthia J. Wolfe

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Let me help you with questions about online programs and what is expected of an online student or instructor. I am an instructor as well as a student in an online program. If you are looking for a program or have questions about online learning in general, I can guide you. If you are a teacher looking for new ideas or methods, I can help. I have resources and ideas to share. I am a member of the National Business Education Association (NBEA), a professional organization devoted to the recognition that business education competencies are essential for all individuals in today's fast-changing society.

Experience in the area

I am an instructor at the University of Phoenix, working in online and classroom modalities. I earned my PhD in Business Administration - Management from Northcentral University. My MBA is from Troy University, 2001, and I have a BS, Environmental Science, from Troy University, 1980. Read about my experiences as an online student at my blog thinkPhD.


Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business; Golden Key International Honour Society; NBEA; APICS; PMI


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PhD Business Administration, Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ; MBA Troy University, Phenix City, AL; BS Environmental Science, Troy University, Troy, AL; APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional)

What do you like about this subject?

The online learning environment is a flexible and powerful way to learn. It gives students who may not be able to attend "regular" classes an opportunity to advance their education.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

An online class is very different from a standard classroom because each student must participate in some way. I work with other instructors to discover the most effective methods of learning. Finding innovative ways to encourage this participation is a challenge to the online instructor.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The Sloan Consortium reported this year that almost 3.5 million students were taking at least one online class during the 2006 fall term. In addition, the 9.7% growth rate for online enrollments exceeds the 1.5% growth rate for the overall higher education population.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

I have had students to tell me they were surprised that they learned so much more in the online class than they did in their standard classrooms. Many core college classes have end up in large lecture halls with upwards of 400 students. The online class is far superior to these giant classes!

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Recent Answers from Dr. Cynthia J. Wolfe

2012-04-04 Law:

Hi Liliane,     Thanks for asking a question.  As I do not know in which country you reside, my answer will be very broad.  Most masters require some bachelor level prequisites.  The course types you mentioned

2012-03-09 Masters enquiry:

Hi Fremmy,     Thanks for asking a question.  Universities in various countries and regions have differing prerequisite requirements for enrollment in specific programs.  The best option for you is to

2012-02-29 searching for a master degree online:

Hello Rola,     Yes, there are a number of Universities, both private and public, with these programs.  I cannot recommend a specific college, but I can advise that you make sure that the school is accredited

2011-07-04 distance teaching:

Hello David,     Thanks for asking a question.  Distance learning jobs are highly competitive, and most of the time employers are looking for instructors with prior experience.  Having a masters is only

2010-08-02 about kingdom college of natural health:

Hello Salam,     Kingdom College of Natural Health is not accredited and is a degree mill. There are many such degree mills, here is a partial listing:


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