Executive PhD Articles

Increasing Empathy Through Technology

Increasing Empathy Through Technology

Can immersing yourself in another person’s reality make you more empathetic to their struggles? That’s the question a trio of students in the Executive PhD program at the Daniels College of Business set out to answer in January. Using virtual-reality headsets that put...

Immersed in the Business of Wellness

Immersed in the Business of Wellness

Growing up, Colleen Reilly (MBA & MS 2000) wanted to be a doctor, like her neurosurgeon father. She pursued that dream through college as a pre-med major. When her dad died in her 20s, she realized it wasn’t actually her dream at all. “He was the only neurosurgeon...

Hotel Executive Returns to DU to Pursue Teaching Dream

Hotel Executive Returns to DU to Pursue Teaching Dream

In September 2017, the only thing Mark Sharkey was planning was his retirement.   For 35 years, Sharkey (MBA 1993) had been chasing a childhood dream, forged in the Waterford crystal and Wedgewood china he encountered at a Jamaican resort. There, at the Plantation...

The Next Smart Step

The Next Smart Step

Of all jobs lost in December 2020, 100% belonged to women. This profound job loss statistic didn’t surprise Kelly Watson, a Daniels College of Business Executive PhD student. As an organizational diversity and inclusion consultant, researcher, educator and book...

An Evolution in Business Education, the Executive Ph.D.

An Evolution in Business Education, the Executive Ph.D.

In 1908, the world’s first MBA program began at the Harvard School of Business with an enrollment of 33 students. One-hundred-ten years later, the MBA is the most popular postgraduate degree in the U.S. Business schools have developed entire portfolios of MBA...