The Present

So, I’m at the threshold of my DBA. My dissertation has been approved. My form to complete my study has been filed. My PowerPoint for defense of my dissertation is nearly completed and will be scheduled for mid-to-late February.

Meanwhile, I’m off to Barbados for one month of R&R with a friend whom I’ve know for six years online.

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Graduation 2017

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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.

Dr. Diva JC

 

Honor Society

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alpha-epsilon-logoMy doctoral dissertation is in the final stage of reporting on the study on the findings and making recommendations with completion, review,  and defense projected to be December 2016.

September 15, 2015 – Today, I learned the name of the Alpha Epsilon Society that inducted me in 1981 at LaSalle University.

Summer 2016 – I am honored to be a member of the Northcentral University Lambda Eta Chapter of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business.

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Prof Cartwright’s Books on MJTVNetwork

Host Mimi Johnson interviews author Professor Joan Cartwright on the MJTV Network Home Shopping Broadcast – http://www.mjtvnetwork.info

CLICK to watch video. All Books are available at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/divajc

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New Career

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Let’s talk transition and reinvention! This week, I transitioned from being a musician (63 years in total, 40-year career) to reinventing myself as Professor Cartwright, teaching Speech Communications at Southeastern College in West Palm Beach, FL to 10 students (3 were absent). The 7 in attendance had a ball (must be the entertainer in me)! The 4-hour class ended on a high note with each of the 7 stating what they learned from the first class. I asked them if they thought the 3 absentees missed anything and they replied, tumultuously, “They miss a LOT!” So, my first night class (6:30 – 10:30 p.m.) was a huge success! I am excited about my new career as a professor. I believe I have a lot to give students and that I can make their learning experience rich and worthwhile. Many night students have families and day jobs and are pretty worn by the time they come to class. My goal is to have them leave my class on an upbeat that will catapult them into the next day with new ideas and fresh insights. All in all, my first class was FABULOUS!

~ Professor Joan Cartwright

Professor Cartwright

Today, jc-tv1February 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.

Visit her websites:

New Horizon!

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Godmother of Jazz

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1jcdivaIn 1995, a musician referred to her as a diva. She liked that. She felt it. By 1998, she accepted the title Diva JC and the rest is herstory. Doctoral Candidate Joan Cartwright has been on stage for decades. She loves to sing and her audiences have been innumerable.

On March 7, 2015, a dear friend and fellow author Mirthell Bayliss Bazemore referred to the Diva as The Godmother of Jazz.

It fit. It felt good, so Joan Cartwright decided that this is her story and she’s sticking to it! www.drdivajc.com. 

Diva JC is the Godmother of Jazz. Listen to the archive of 200+ interviews she’s hosted since 2008 on BlogTalkRadio as Musicwoman.

Visit the non-profit organizations’ website: Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., which Joan founded in 2007, to promote women musicians, globally. And Joan’s Jazzwomen Directory.

Read her books on Amazing Musicwomen, In Pursuit of a Melody, and A History of African American Jazz and Blues, with excerpts on Abbey Lincoln and Max Roach, and interviews with Dewey Redman, Lester Bowie, and Quincy Jones.

Listen to her music at iTunes: Joan Cartwright, Jazz, Blues, Reggae

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