2018 Resolutions for Brandman University students from faculty
Happy 2018! We know resolutions are an annual ritual, but this time, we asked our faculty what wishes and hopes they have for you as you kick off the new year, the new session and, possibly, your new journey to earning a degree.
Lata Murti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Sociology
This year, do something – just one thing—that you keep putting off because it scares you. Just try it. If it doesn’t go well the first time, there’s always tomorrow. But if you never give it a try, you will always wonder, “What if …?”
Be pro-active. Reach out to people before they reach out to you. Give without being asked or without receiving first. Make time for friends, even if you don’t have time for them. I can almost guarantee that your quality of life will improve as a result.
Sam Bresler, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP
Professor, Human Resources and Business Administration
I hope that you will continue to make progress in becoming careful and objective scholar-practitioners, who learn how to carefully research the many sides of the issues that you must face in your courses (and lives), and then use critical thinking skills to develop evidence-based positions and solutions.
Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Social and Environmental Sciences
Follow your passions.
Know that you can make a difference in the world.
Come from a position of strength and confidence knowing that you have unique real-world experience as working adult learners.
Be an active and engaged learner in the classroom and citizen in the world.
Jalin B. Johnson, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Business & Organizational Leadership
Be the example and walk with integrity; it’s the perfect stocking stuffer for those following in your footsteps.
Helen Eckmann, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, School of Business and Professional Studies
I wish that all of my students would remember to "love a challenge." This means that as you start a class or get mired in the middle of the class and wonder "can I do this … am I smart enough" please remember that you are about to do some of your best work.
It is life-changing when we learn that being scared or worried about a class is the first step to great work! Sometimes we forget and think that being scared is a time to quit in school ... but what being scared in school really means is that it is time to love the challenge and get learning because something life-changing is about to be revealed to you!
James Morgan DNP, AGACNP-BC
Assistant Professor, Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions
This is a temporary sacrifice for your long-term goals; it will all be worth it!
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