THE day I defended my dissertation was March 21, 2017 @ 5:08 p.m. That was the day I became Dr. Joan Renee Cartwright. It is different for sure being Dr. Cartwright, being addressed as Dr. Cartwright, being done at Northcentral University in Arizona, online.
One of the committee members asked what I will do next. Aside from managing
this is how I feel and see my future
Teaching Public Speaking for the past year has convinced me that the classroom is my new stage. Therefore, I am open also to teaching Business Marketing and Ethics.
From 1984 to 2017, Dr. Joan Cartwright steered her entrepreneurial vessel up the river of opportunity. This short video tells that story. During a TED Talk, British film director Jude Kelly mentioned the name Buzz Goodbuddy. But Cartwright heard Fuzz Goodbuddy and this video is the result of her google search.
It has been 6.5 years in the making but my doctorate will be completed on December 13, 2016, and I will walk the walk on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, in Phoenix, AZ with other Northcentral University graduates.
My doctoral dissertation is Women in Jazz: Music Publishing and Marketing.
My Doctor of Business Administration/Marketing (DBA) will enable me to teach on a graduate level. I teach Public Speaking now at Southeastern College in West Palm Beach. I look forward to teaching business courses, hopefully, at Keiser University.
This has been a long march but I can see light at the end of the tunnel.
Today, February 29, 2016, Professor Cartwright officially begins her journey as a college professor at Southeastern College in West Palm Beach, Florida, teaching Speech Communications or The Art of Public Speaking.
Having been a professional performer for over 40 years, Professor Cartwright has presented papers at several conferences on women’s music and the history of Jazz and Blues. She has toured in 19 countries as a vocalist and published 11 books.
Once her doctoral dissertation Women in Jazz: Music Publishing and Marketing is completed and accepted by Northcentral University, Professor Cartwright plans to continue lecturing and teaching business courses at various institutions. Her expected date of graduation is January 2017. Until that time, she will teach at SEC during the months of March, July, and November.
Near the end of my 11th Doctoral course for Business Marketing, I am closer to graduation than ever before. As I look back over the past two years, much progress has been made. I’m not situated in Atlanta, GA, where I live with my daughter, Mimi Johnson, CEO of www.mjtvnetwork.info, which has several shows in production. On May 21, I will co-host one of three shows in a series entitled Amazing Musicwomen with vocal musician Sandi Blair.