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Several years after earning her second Master's Degree, host, Allison Marschean captured this in her iNotes on 11/6/2013: "I want to get a PhD in something. Just having one interests me...I've thought about it a lot and it came to mind again today. What would I get it in?? Hummm??"Doc Talk: Venturing Beyond a Master's came about as a way for Allison to answer that very question. By talking with people who have "been there and done that", Allison seeks to get a better understanding of what it really takes to venture beyond a Master's and intends to help others, with similar questions, along the way. Allison interviews men and women from all walks of life who fall into one of several categories:1. have earned a doctoral degree2. are in the midst of earning a doctoral degree3. are contemplating earning a doctoral degree4. began a doctoral program and did not complete it for one reason or anotherHer candid conversations with guests cover topics ranging from how they selected a doctoral program, to financing, to fondest memories during those demanding years of study.

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Several years after earning her second Master's Degree, host, Allison Marschean captured this in her iNotes on 11/6/2013: "I want to get a PhD in something. Just having one interests me...I've thought about it a lot and it came to mind again today. What would I get it in?? Hummm??"Doc Talk: Venturing Beyond a Master's came about as a way for Allison to answer that very question. By talking with people who have "been there and done that", Allison seeks to get a better understanding of what it really takes to venture beyond a Master's and intends to help others, with similar questions, along the way. Allison interviews men and women from all walks of life who fall into one of several categories:1. have earned a doctoral degree2. are in the midst of earning a doctoral degree3. are contemplating earning a doctoral degree4. began a doctoral program and did not complete it for one reason or anotherHer candid conversations with guests cover topics ranging from how they selected a doctoral program, to financing, to fondest memories during those demanding years of study.

    Ep42. Tony Fantasia: Information Warfare & Advanced Game Theory

    Ep42. Tony Fantasia: Information Warfare & Advanced Game Theory

    If you haven't listened to Episodes 27 and 32, definitely go back and listen!  We are following Tony's journey, literally from DAY 1 in his PhD program all the way through the end!  Forever grateful for the idea Dr. Jean Wilson!

    In today's episode, Mr. Tony Fantasia shares how he's narrowed/narrowing down his research focus.  He's exploring the factors that make some people more susceptible to being influenced by information warfare and game theory than others.  


    Tony completed his undergrad at American Military University with a Bachelors in IT Management and earned his MBA with a focus in IT Management from the same institution. He's currently enrolled in a PhD program at the University of North Texas in the School of Information Science.

    Please share this episode and others with your friends and family!

    Today, Tony is the Lead Data Scientist with the Air Force Civil Engineering Command - Air Force Installation Management Service Command and had just completed his first day of school for his doctoral program when we connected!

    Early in his career, Tony served as an Army combat medic.  It was during a deployment to Afghanistan in the Spring of 2000 when he developed a web-based trauma catalogue to support the efforts at the combat support hospital where he was assigned.

    At the time he didn't know it, but it was his work during that deployment that ultimately led him to pursue a PhD in his current field of study.

    Tony is a fantastic artist and skilled in leather work.  View his work using the links below.

    I'd  love to hear how you're enjoying the podcast! Please leave a review here and wherever you listen to your podcasts. I'd certainly appreciate it.  It helps me improve the show and tailor it more to your needs and the needs of other listeners.

    Connect with Tony:
    www.facebook.com/fantasiacustomdesigns
    www.fantasiacustomdesigns.com
    www.vetcraft.org
    https://tonyfantasia.wixsite.com/traumamed

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    Ep41. Back in the Saddle

    Ep41. Back in the Saddle

    Hello Everyone!  The Show is back!  This is very brief episode to bring you up to speed on what's been going on.

    Something I didn't mention in this episode is what I found most surprising about my run for the Local School Board!  I discovered that many of the community members who supported my campaign and who felt aligned with my platform were people who do not even have children in the local school district.  Many of them fell into the following categories:

    - Young couples with either no children or very young, non-school aged
    - Empty nesters who have no school aged children
    - Parents of children who are homeschooled
    - Parents of children in local private schools

    Believe it or not, and this is a small private college town, and several of my supporters have NOT even lived in the State for a full year yet!

    These discoveries really struck me; I couldn't help but take note.  Of course I, as a parent of school aged children feel school boards and the decisions their members make are a BIG DEAL.  But there is something to be said when people who have no direct "skin in the game" are just as involved as those of us who do.  I was very encouraged and motivated when I came to this realization.  It really opened my eyes to the significance of the American spirit and how people who care will get involved no matter what.
    #ChampionforChildren

    Check out my Campaign Webpage.  It will be up through November 2021. https://aamarschean.poliengine.com/


    I'd  love to hear how you're enjoying the podcast! Please leave a review here and wherever you listen to your podcasts. I'd certainly appreciate it.  It helps me improve the show and tailor it more to your needs and the needs of other listeners.

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    Ep40. Part 2: The Path of a Juris Doctor with Andrew Werring, J.D.

    Ep40. Part 2: The Path of a Juris Doctor with Andrew Werring, J.D.

    Andrew E. Werring practices law in Atchison, Kansas and focuses his practice primarily in the areas of Creditors Rights, Criminal Defense, Business Organization, and Estate Planning and Administration.

    Andrew is a graduate of Maur Hill Prep School (now Maur Hill-Mount Academy)
    and earned his B.A. in History with a minor in Business Administration from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

    In 2005 he graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 2005.  Shortly there after, he returned to Atchison and began practicing in the Atchison County Attorney's Office where he gained invaluable experience prosecuting a wide variety of cases.  In 2007 he took the knowledge and experience he gained and set out to begin his own private practice.


    Noteworthy:
    Andrew was recently recognized for his contribution to the legal community by being nominated to serve as a District Court Judge for the First Judicial District to replace the Hon. Robert J. Bednar upon his retirement in January 2021. The nomination came after a result of an application process and selection by a nominating committee comprised of his peers from within the district as well as citizens from the district. The appointment is ultimately made by the Kansas Governor.

    Although Andrew was ultimately not selected for the District Court Judge position, his
    nomination affirms that his peers and his fellow citizens respect him and and his legal ability as a District Court Judge.

    Connect with Andrew:
    Email: andrew@ffwlegal.com
    www.ffwlegal.com
    www.atchisonam.com
    Facebook id: Andrew Edmiston
    LinkedIn id: Andrew E. Werring

    I'd  love to hear how you're enjoying the podcast! Please leave a review here and wherever you listen to your podcasts. I'd certainly appreciate it.  It helps me improve the show and tailor it more to your needs and the needs of other listeners.

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    • 33 min
    Ep39. Part 1: The Path of a Juris Doctor with Andrew Werring, J.D.

    Ep39. Part 1: The Path of a Juris Doctor with Andrew Werring, J.D.

    Andrew E. Werring practices law in Atchison, Kansas and focuses his practice primarily in the areas of Creditors Rights, Criminal Defense, Business Organization, and Estate Planning and Administration.

    In this episode Andrew shares what he is most passionate about when it comes to his practice and the law.  He also shares his thoughts on internships for law students akin to residencies for medical residents.  In this show I ask Andrew how realistic are the lawyers in TV shows are!  Ha, ha, ha!  Listen to this episode to find out his response and what advice he has for young lawyers looking to go out on their own.

    Andrew is a graduate of Maur Hill Prep School (now Maur Hill-Mount Academy)
    and earned his B.A. in History with a minor in Business Administration from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

    In 2005 he graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 2005.  Shortly there after, he returned to Atchison and began practicing in the Atchison County Attorney's Office where he gained invaluable experience prosecuting a wide variety of cases.  In 2007 he took the knowledge and experience he gained and set out to begin his own private practice.


    Noteworthy:
    Andrew was recently recognized for his contribution to the legal community by being nominated to serve as a District Court Judge for the First Judicial District to replace the Hon. Robert J. Bednar upon his retirement in January 2021. The nomination came after a result of an application process and selection by a nominating committee comprised of his peers from within the district as well as citizens from the district. The appointment is ultimately made by the Kansas Governor.

    Although Andrew was ultimately not selected for the District Court Judge position, his
    nomination affirms that his peers and his fellow citizens respect him and and his legal ability as a District Court Judge.

    Connect with Andrew:
    Email: andrew@ffwlegal.com
    www.ffwlegal.com
    www.atchisonam.com
    Facebook id: Andrew Edmiston
    LinkedIn id: Andrew E. Werring

    I'd  love to hear how you're enjoying the podcast! Please leave a review here and wherever you listen to your podcasts. I'd certainly appreciate it.  It helps me improve the show and tailor it more to your needs and the needs of other listeners.

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    • 37 min
    Ep38. Part 2: Bianca Johnson, Ed.S. - Family, Funding, and Wellness Influencing

    Ep38. Part 2: Bianca Johnson, Ed.S. - Family, Funding, and Wellness Influencing

    Host, Allison Marschean, visits with long-time friend Bianca Johnson, Ed. S. for Part 2.

    Today they talk family, funding, and how Bianca's wellness and weight-loss journey led her to become a wellness influencer.  Her wellness group B-J50 WL is a weigh-loss journey support group that offers monthly challenges, motivation, and maintenance tips.

    Join B-J50 WL

    Bianca is an Army spouse of 18 years and has been in the education field for over 15 years.  She currently works as a part-time instructor in the Basic Skills Education Program at Fort Myer in Arlington, VA.

    Bianca earned a Bachelor of Arts in History/Social Studies from The University of Illinois and  a Master of Arts in Education in Educational Leadership from  Austin Peay University, and her Specialist Degree in Educational Technology (Ed.S.) from Walden University.

    More recently, she's become a social media Wellness Influencer after losing 60+ pounds!  Be sure to visit her on FB for more information on her journey!!

    Bianca is a native of Chicago, IL and a mother of three.

    Connect with Bianca:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/320317225999402/
    www.linkedin.com/in/bianca-johnson-ed-s-117b04111

    I'd  love to hear how you're enjoying the podcast! Please leave a review here and wherever you listen to your podcasts. I'd certainly appreciate it.  It helps me improve the show and tailor it more to your needs and the needs of other listeners.

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    • 33 min
    Ep37. Part 1: Catching up with Bianca Johnson, Ed.S. : What is an Ed.S.?

    Ep37. Part 1: Catching up with Bianca Johnson, Ed.S. : What is an Ed.S.?

    In this episode, Allison chats with long time friend Bianca Johnson.

    Bianca is an Army spouse of 18 years and has been in the education field for over 15 years.  She currently works as a part-time instructor in the Basic Skills Education Program at Fort Myer in Arlington, VA.

    Bianca earned a Bachelor of Arts in History/Social Studies from The University of Illinois and  a Master of Arts in Education in Educational Leadership from  Austin Peay University, and her Specialist Degree in Educational Technology (Ed.S.) from Walden University.

    More recently, she's become a social media Wellness Influencer after losing 60+ pounds!  Definitely be sure to visit her on FB for more information on her journey!!

    Bianca is a native of Chicago, IL and a mother of three committed to providing every learner with a quality education that prepares them to meet the challenges of our diverse and inter-connected world.

    Connect with Bianca:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/320317225999402/
    www.linkedin.com/in/bianca-johnson-ed-s-117b04111

    I'd  love to hear how you're enjoying the podcast! Please leave a review here and wherever you listen to your podcasts. I'd certainly appreciate it.  It helps me improve the show and tailor it more to your needs and the needs of other listeners.

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    • 37 min

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