The inspiration to earn my doctoral degree started in my childhood. I wanted to be a doctor like the ones on TV. I discovered that wasn't going to happen when I had troubles passing nursing school. I even became a certified hypnotist because the human mind fascinated me.
I realized I had a knack for research when I questioned whether or not the mind was like a computer. With a background in psychology and hypnosis, I went to DeVry University and studied computer science. This let me compare the mind to a computer. I came up with a model of the mind but I never did anything with it. Good topic for later.
I found my niche in computer information management. I landed a job designing and programming touchscreen kiosks placed in hotel lobbies. This system provided information about dining and entertainment in the area. While designing these kiosks, I found I was good at information management.
I earned my bachelors in Computer Information Systems from DeVry in 2000. I went back to DeVry for my Masters Degree in Network and Communication Management specializing in e-commerce in 2006. The focus of my masters and ability to design kiosk systems got me a chance to speak in Thailand.
The true inspiration to earn my doctoral degree happened in 2007. I went to Thailand to consult on a kiosk information system for the government. This not only got me a free trip to Thailand but also a chance to share my knowledge. I was only armed with my masters degree and computer experience. I gave four presentations, at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, on network protocols, kiosk design, teleconferencing, and the future of wireless technology while there.
It was amazing to see that I had something to offer. I was asked to go back and teach. The only thing I needed was a PhD. That's when I enrolled at Walden University so I could go back and teach. All I have left to do is get my proposal approved and finish my study
King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi - http://global.kmutt.ac.th/
DeVry University - http://www.devry.edu/
Walden University - http://www.waldenu.edu/