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Monday, February 11, 2019  
New doctorate in organization development and change | Graduate students share theses in three minutes
Students in the College of Business’ Master of Organization Development program now have option to continue on to the new doctorate in organization development and change.
New executive doctorate prepares change leaders, expands career options

Bowling Green State University has brought together two of its most prominent graduate programs to create an innovative degree designed to open new avenues of opportunity for experienced professionals who wish to lead transformational change in business, organizations, education and communities.

The doctorate in organization development and change (DODC) draws upon the formidable combination of BGSU’s nationally ranked programs in organization development (OD) and industrial/organizational psychology. In addition, BGSU’s College of Business has the distinction of being accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), a credential held by only the top 2 percent of business schools worldwide.

With the professional doctorate, graduates will be equipped to serve as executive leaders, as consultants or in academia, with the flexibility and credentials to combine or move between the three. They can use their professional doctorate to lead change initiatives, teach if they wish, or develop their own consultancy, enlarging their scope of influence.

“With this degree, people can translate their experience into becoming thought leaders with a professional brand,” said Dr. Steven Cady, a professor of management and DODC director. “It gives them the credibility to share their expertise through producing and sharing knowledge, publishing, helping others to work better and bring about healthy change to revitalize communities, transform organizations, and develop human potential.”


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Biological sciences graduate student Kevin Oyale Chiteri explains his thesis to a panel of judges.
Students vie for prizes in Three-Minute Thesis Competition

“It felt like it went really fast,” said a slightly breathless Nikolai Tcyrulnikov. “I know it was the three minutes, but when I was up there it seemed to go by much faster than that.”

Tcyrulnikov, a doctoral student in photochemical sciences, had taken the challenge of attempting to explain his thesis topic, “Pyridinium Salts: From Photoinduced Through-Space Electron Delocalization to Novel Spontaneous Reactions Causing Thermal DNA,” to a lay audience — in three minutes. He was one of 17 graduate students who participated Feb. 7 in BGSU’s first-ever Three-Minute Dissertation Competition, or 3MT®.

Not only did they have a mere three minutes, the competitors could use just a single, static slide, with no rap, music, poetry, costumes or other props. They brought energy, and sometimes humor, to their pithy talks, which were judged by a panel of faculty and administrators. Audience members voted for the People’s Choice Award.

Developed by The University of Queensland, the fast-paced competition “hones students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. For some, it helps to develop an ‘elevator speech’ for their research,” according to the Graduate College. Cash prizes were given to the first-, second- and third-place winners, along with a People’s Choice Award.


Lois Cheney, 87, professor emeritus of theater, died Feb. 4 in Bowling Green. She taught at BGSU from 1964-85, and developed and directed the Readers Theater. Visitation begins at 10 this morning at Dunn Funeral Home. View arrangements.

Campus Faces
Troy Spikes

Whether you’ve needed help lowering your residence hall bed or wanted to rearrange your office furniture, you’ve probably benefited from Troy Spikes’ helping hands. For the past decade Spikes, associate director of logistics for Campus Operations, has helped students, faculty and staff feel at home. He enjoys the variety of tasks and having the opportunity to interact with BGSU residents and staff in different buildings around campus. Spikes says his favorite spot on campus is the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, because there’s always an abundance of activities that make the building feel alive. He will celebrate his 10-year anniversary with the University in May.