Dr. Colleen Carraher Wolverton - Associate Professor
"I focus on teaching topics that the students can apply to their jobs today. Since most of the students are currently working, I think that the application of the material immediately will enforce remembering the content."
- Ph.D. – Louisiana State University, 2011
- MBA – University of Houston, 2002
- B.S. – University of Central Florida, 1999
- Senior Editor for the academic journal "The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems"
- I worked for Exxon in Evaluations and New Technology Development in Houston
- I won the Teaching Excellence Award from the University this year
Do you teach a specific MBA concentration?
Which classes do you teach online?
- BSAT 518
- HCA 503
What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?
I focus on teaching topics that the students can apply to their jobs today. Since most of the students are currently working, I think that the application of the material immediately will enforce remembering the content.
Why did you start teaching?
I come from an academic background. At first, I resisted following in the academic pathway; however, after working for a little while, I decided that I wanted something more. After I got my Ph.D., I realized that teaching is what I am passionate about!
What's the best advice you have ever received?
Don't wait! There is going to be no better time to advance yourself than now. When I started the doctoral program, I had an infant. I had two more children during my time in the doctoral program. I was not sure how I would manage all the work, but I became very efficient with my time. It was challenging, but it was so worth it!
What qualities make someone particularly successful in business?
Handwork, dependability and striving to do more than you are asked to do.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.
I coded for Y2K.