Maria Minor worked 23 years for Verizon Communications as a manager in Customer Service, Marketing, Engineering and Project Management. She left the company in 2007 and began her second career in teaching. She works full time for Kaplan University as a professor teaching Introduction to Management classes.
She published a chapter in a book called “Best Teaching Practices”, published articles on Cyber Bullying in Higher Education, Instructor Social Presence, Middle Aged Women returning to College, and has presented papers at various conferences like IBAM and the Sloan Consortium.
Dr. Minor graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. She received her Master of Business Management degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2004, she began pursuing her dream of obtaining her Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University Of Phoenix, and accomplished that goal in September of 2007.
Dr. Minor lives in Vermont. Besides enjoying spending time with her family, Dr. Minor loves to hike, travel, and read suspense novels.