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Doctoral Student Engineers a Brighter Career

Joseph Bumblis, a doctoral student at Argosy University, Twin Cities, received the 2004 Outstanding Member Award from the Twin Cities regional chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). This award recognizes members of the Twin Cities IEEE chapter who, through their professional and technical abilities, have made outstanding and noteworthy contributions to the chapter, their communities, and fellow professionals.

But winning an industry award is just one success for this doctoral student who, after years in the information technology field, is taking his talent and education to a higher level. Bumblis, an information technology project manager at United Defense in Fridley, Minn., is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems at Argosy University, Twin Cities.

Prior to joining United Defense, Bumblis served as an assistant professor at Purdue University's School of Technology and also taught at the University of Minnesota's Department of Computer Science. He received a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University and a master of science degree in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota.

Even with his extensive background in information technology, Bumblis feels that pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems at Argosy University, Twin Cities will help him gain a more objective insight into both the business practices and management motivations in his current position as an IT project manager.

"The research methods and the reacquisition of study habits should serve me well with technology research/investigation, deployment strategies, and validation of technology to address real business needs," explains Bumblis. "Long term, the DBA completes my already impressive list of credentials supporting any academia interests I wish to pursue in the future."

"I felt the curriculum at Argosy University, Twin Cities was very well aligned with such graduate business institutions as Harvard and the University of Minnesota.," says Bumblis. "It was for these reasons of accreditation, curriculum, and class schedules for working professionals that I choose to attend Argosy University, Twin Cities."