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The students in the Ph.D. program represent numerous industries and hold leadership positions in some of the nation's foremost organizations.

The students in the Ph.D. program consult with the faculty and practicing scholars to write and publish work throughout the program.

The students in the Ph.D. program are learning to apply the latest thinking in human capital management in their organizations.

Kimberly Vaughn

Senior Project Manager

Kimberly Vaughn lives in Virginia Beach, VA and graduated from James Madison University in 1997 with a degree in Computer Information Systems. In 2008, she graduated with a Masters of Science degree in Organization Management from Bellevue University. She has been with CACI (formerly AMS) for over 16 years and is a Senior Project Manager consulting for the government.

Besides working full time and obtaining her PhD, Kimberly has two young children. A son, Reagan, who is 3 years old, and a daughter, Chamberlyn, who is 2. She enjoys traveling, dancing, and watching the Redskins (she’s a former 8 year NFL Cheerleader for them) Go Redskins!

What I hope to gain from this program

What an honor to have this opportunity to document my personal and professional goals in my pursuit of higher education. I’ve wanted to begin my doctoral program since completing my master’s degree five years ago, however was consumed by life and work. Although that scenario hasn’t changed, I have decided to pursue my dreams and go after what life has to offer. My goal in personal development and growth has led to the core need for this degree. As a professional in the industry of information technology, specializing in Department of Defense consulting, a degree that emphasizes organizational transformations and encourages the initiation of processes for the assessment and satisfaction of future people requirements, I see continuous development opportunities that will advance our efforts in the industry and set us apart from our competitors. I believe that the Human Capital Management Program from Bellevue University would be invaluable in helping me to attain my career goals. Having worked for my current organization, CACI, for over 16 years, I recognize and have witnessed the value people can make in the work place should they choose to. Personally, I have hopes to enhance my skill set and gain the tools that will allow me to influence my organization's attitude towards its most vital asset: Human Capital. I’d like to become a change-agent within my organization by providing strategic thought leadership with a focus on organizational knowledge-learning systems that enhance productivity, value creation, and organization sustainability.