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UT Tyler HRD Doctoral Student Wins International Award

December 8, 2010

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SunJudy Yi Sun, a faculty member and Ph.D. student in The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Human Resource Development and Technology, won an international award for her dissertation proposal, Dr. Harold Doty, College of Business and Technology dean, announced.

The Li Ning Dissertation Proposal Award is given at the international doctoral proposal competition, which is organized by the International Association of Chinese Management Research.

“This award represents an outstanding accomplishment for Ms. Sun. It shows that although our Ph.D. program has just started, our students are globally competitive. I can’t think of a greater tribute to our students or faculty,” Doty said.

The winning proposal is entitled “Managerial Career Transition in China: A Grounded Theory Study.” It is the first doctoral dissertation proposal at UT Tyler.

Through grant funding, Sun traveled to Shanghai, China this summer and received coaching and mentoring by world-class management scholars to complete her dissertation research. She holds a master’s of business administration from Peking University and currently serves as a senior lecturer at UT Tyler.

Approved in November 2009, the Ph.D. in human resource development program is open for applications through March 1, 2011.

For more information about the Department of Human Resource Development and Technology, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/cbt/hrd/index.php.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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