Dr. Thorpe is a recent Graduate of NCU with a Ph.D. in Advanced Accounting. She is the recipient of the 2018 NCU Distinguished Dissertation Award, as well as the NCU DMD Lamda Eta Chapter Community Service Award. She also received honors from NCU Golden Key International Society and DMD International Honor Society Lambda Eta Chapter. She received her MBA from Bowie State University (DMD Honor) and her B.S.B.A. from University of Central Missouri.
Dr. Thorpe has taught as a Teaching Assistant and Adjunct Faculty for 10 years. Her experience includes teaching, tutoring, and mentoring students at the undergraduate level in various business courses, with a specialization in Accounting. She has been rated highly effective in teaching remote courses online and received an award for Outstanding Faculty. With her dissertation experience, Dr. Thorpe currently assists NCU students on their dissertation journey as a Dissertation Coach.
Her current occupation is in the financial industry, working as a Commissioned public servant under the federal government.
With her passion for service and volunteerism, Dr. Thorpe founded and is the President of a non-profit organization that serves disadvantaged and under-represented youths in ensuring that they receive a debt-free college education while engaging in community service and excelling in academics. She has funded and hosted several scholarship conventions and college and recruiting fairs domestically and in other countries to provide opportunities for these targeted youths. Amongst her job duties, she serves as the Chairman for her agency’s Chairman’s Diversity Advisory Council in addressing corporate-wide diversity and inclusion issues and was a recipient of the Annie D. Moore E.E.O. Diversity Award. She also served as the Vice Chairman of her agency’s Divisional Workplace Excellence Council.
With a similar passion for academia, Dr. Thorpe serves as a Peer Reviewer on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Management and Business for the last 12 years. Dr. Thorpe also previously served as the President of the DMD Gamma Kappa Chapter. In addition, in her field of Accounting, Dr. Thorpe has conducted different independent research studies and has presented these at various conferences with publications in conference proceedings and one in the Cambridge Business Review.
As the Acting Secretary, she plans to give the Board her full commitment and support to meet DMD’s goals and initiatives involving students achieving academic excellence. Dr. Thorpe pledges to actively promote the awareness and visibility of DMD and encourage students to explore their academic limits to wherever it may take them in realizing their full potential.