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SPR-SUM 2017

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38 PIERCE / SPRING 2017 W ayne Pauley '87, '07 teaches a class on digital privacy. He used the convenience of Franklin Pierce's satellite campuses to finish his bachelor's degree in 1987, and to earn a master's degree in Information Technology Management in 2007. Since then, he's completed a Ph.D. program, filed for 25 patents, and published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles. During his career, he's also worked in sales and IT for the Digital Equipment Corporation, Liberty Mutual and EMC Corp. He is succinct when asked why he chose to become an adjunct professor at Pierce. "I felt it was time for me to give back, and I wanted to help young people understand what the field of technology has to offer them," he says. He is quick to credit CGPS Dean Maria Altobello, who was a faculty member and his advisor during his master's degree program, with helping him achieve so much as an IT professional and scholar. "Franklin Pierce and Dr. Altobello helped me continue to be relevant in an ever changing technology world, and helped me find my voice and drove me to work harder and become a successful leader in my community," he says. J ennifer Parent-Nichols '11, an assistant professor who completed her transitional DPT degree at Pierce in 2011, says she was attracted to the program initially because of the collegiality she saw between students and instructors. "The culture of the DPT program at Franklin Pierce is one of collaboration and challenge," she says. Pediatrics and concussion recovery form the focus of Parent-Nichols' research, and she has tapped her previous bachelor's degree in education to design DPT classes that create meaningful learning experiences for her students. "I think every experience I have had shapes the way I design my courses," she asserts. "Every course is a work in progress." She acknowledges that the health care workplace is constantly changing but says the students at Franklin Pierce will be ready. "The rigor of the program prepares students to thoroughly examine and evaluate patients... and create innovative, evidence-based plans of care," she says. "The program at Franklin Pierce always has the patient at the center of care." Jennifer Parent-Nichols '11: Every course is a work in progress The culture of the DPT program at Franklin Pierce is one of collaboration and challenge. Franklin Pierce and Dr. Altobello helped me continue to be relevant in an ever changing technology world, and helped me find my voice and drove me to work harder and become a successful leader in my community. Wayne Pauley, '87, '07: Giving back to today's students THE UNIVERSITY AT Public Health major introduced Social Media and Emergent Technologies major introduced 2015

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