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May 16, 2024

The Evolution of Doctor of Business Administrations (DBA) Programs: Continuing to Bridge Business Management Theory and Practice

Guest Blogger: Philip A. Cola, PhDCase Western Reserve University  The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree is a well-recognized credential designed for experienced professionals in Business Management. …
May 9, 2024

Episode 014: DBA Research in Rapidly Changing Business Landscapes with Dr. Kevin Mahoney

Welcome back to another engaging episode of DBA Chronicles! Your trusted podcast for all things DBA, guiding you through the Doctor of Business Administration journey. Today, we have the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Kevin Mahon…
May 2, 2024

My Journey to Dr. Katie

Guest Blogger: Dr. Katie O'Dell,Adjunct Professor, Wilmington University I always wanted to be a doctor; I just never knew it would be a “business doctor”. I started college as a pre-med/biology major. After a …
April 25, 2024

Episode 013: Navigating the DBA Journey: From Aspiration to Graduation and Beyond with Dr. Kevin Sansberry II

Welcome back to another informative episode of DBA Chronicles! Your go-to podcast for all things DBA and the perfect compass to help you navigate the Doctor of Business Administration journey. Today, we are honored to have D…
April 18, 2024

What is the Future of the DBA?

Guest Blogger: Prof. Michel Kalika President, Business Science Institute Honorary Professor, University of Lyon  I have the privilege of regularly engaging with DBA students and professors. Through these inte…
April 11, 2024

Episode 012: DBA for Career Transition: Corporate to Academia with Dr. Katrice Branner and Dr. Oscar Barzuna Hidalgo

Welcome to another episode of DBA Chronicles, the ultimate podcast for all things Doctor of Business Administration! Whether you're a seasoned graduate, navigating the DBA waters or setting sail on this academic voyage for t…

Recent Blog Posts

The Evolution of Doctor of Business Administrations (DBA) Programs: Continuing to Bridge Business Management Theory and Practice

Guest Blogger: Philip A. Cola, PhDCase Western Reserve University  The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree is a well-recognized credential designed for experienced professionals in Business Management.  The core idea behind the…

My Journey to Dr. Katie

Guest Blogger: Dr. Katie O'Dell,Adjunct Professor, Wilmington University I always wanted to be a doctor; I just never knew it would be a “business doctor”. I started college as a pre-med/biology major. After a few months, I realized th…

What is the Future of the DBA?

Guest Blogger: Prof. Michel Kalika President, Business Science Institute Honorary Professor, University of Lyon  I have the privilege of regularly engaging with DBA students and professors. Through these interactions, I have witnesse…

About the Hosts

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Meet Your Hosts

Hosted by Valrie Grant, Amy Horner, and Kelly Burich, DBA Chronicles provides insights, thoughts, and exciting guest interviews designed to give you a well-rounded conversation for this exciting pursuit of education.

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Amy C. Horner, CPA, MBA

Amy is an accomplished executive with a track record of successfully leading collaborative strategic planning initiatives throughout her career. She is well known for her unwavering dedication to celebrating change and embracing the opportunities that result from a dynamic environment.

A recipient of Ignition’s Top 50 Women in Accounting award in 2023, she is committed to the professional development and career advancement of those around her. Amy launched Horner’s Corner to share her experience and thought leadership to foster a positive, lasting impact through teaching, leading, and motivating. She is a founding member of CHIEF, a private network of women executives, where she actively engages with other members to continue her professional development, guide strategy, and mentor others.

Amy has achieved unprecedented results by leading strategic initiatives resulting in increased market share, improved financial performance, transparent organizational goals, and the development of KPIs. She created a corporate university, including courses on technical competencies and communication skills. Additionally, Amy has designed mentorship programs that guide goal setting, career advancement, and continued professional growth and development for all levels.

Her diverse career has spanned strategic operations, business-to-consumer sales, accounting and finance, and recruiting. A dynamic public speaker, she presents at conferences, symposiums, and local universities on mentoring, strategic planning and change leadership, communication strategies, and e… Read More

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Valrie Grant, MSc, GISP, MBA, GCB.D

Valrie Grant is a serial entrepreneur and geospatial strategy and business development consultant. She is best known for her work in the geospatial community and for her company GeoTechVision, a knowledge services company she built into an internationally reliable and quality provider of a range of customized services and data-driven solutions for governments, NGOs and corporate entities. Valrie is a lifelong learner that is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship. She relishes every opportunity to mentor women entrepreneurs and young people.

Her latest initiative is EduTechAid which seeks to respond to the inequality of access to digital tools in education and empower youths. She has served on several national, regional and international boards and committees such as the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM): Americas Private Sector Network and the VM Foundation. Valrie is a 2020 WE Empower UN Sustainability Development Goals Challenge Award recipient. Most recently she authored the book "Every Day is Day One: Maintaining the Startup Culture and Mindset."

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of West Indies, a Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Environment from the Manchester Metropolitan University and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology.

Valrie’s interest in entrepreneurship, leadership, organizational effectiveness, and diversity on boards is what sparked her interest in pursuing a Doct… Read More

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Kelly A. Burich, MS, CVBL, CCFP

Kelly began her career in sports marketing and business consultation services, which included marketing management, strategic planning and public relations planning. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from the University of Central Oklahoma and her Master of Organizational Leadership from Saint Ambrose University.

Spending the last 20 years in the veterinary industry, Kelly has become an invested learner in marketing, management, leadership, and personal wellness associated with this industry. With her experiences, Kelly's love of education and learning have driven her research interest in emotional labor roles, resilience, burnout, and compassion fatigue. Comparable to other professions where care and empathy go hand-in-hand, stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue are prevalent in the veterinary industry and affect all members of the veterinary healthcare team. Kelly’s area of interest for her dissertation will review the benefits of teaching professional skill sets earlier in academia and throughout a graduate’s career to minimize burnout and compassion fatigue in the veterinary professions.

She has obtained professional designation as a Certified Veterinary Business Leader (CVBL) through NAVC, and earned her Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP) designation in 2020. She is also the founder of "Sitch Consulting", her newest endeavor as a veterinary industry consultant.

In her personal life, Kelly believes "a good list is my best friend" and she lives by a moving set of goals. Goal one … Read More