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Janet Emery

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Janet Emery, M.S.

Director, Online Learning
DIRECTV

Class of 2003

I received a Business Management Degree in Computer Information Systems in 1996 and had to decide whether to pursue a MBA or the Masters in IPT degree. The management team at HP recommended that I complete the MBA, of course, but on the last day to submit the forms I suddenly changed to the IPT degree. I thought it would be more interesting and differentiate me from others.

Well, it has definitely been exciting. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work as the Director of eLearning for HP, and now as the Director of Online Learning for DIRECTV. These positions simply wouldn’t have been possible for me without the leading education I received through the IPT program. The instructors are among the top in the industry, and I was able to complete my entire degree online while maintaining a heavy workload and travel schedule. I especially respect my advisor Dr. Yonnie Chyung, for her advice and inspiration.

I am fortunate to have worked with and currently work with some of the top talent in this field, many of whom are also IPT graduates. We have received several eLearning awards from Brandon Hall and ASTD, and we look forward to contributing our own theories and models to this field. Thank you Boise State for having such a world class program, and such a fine set of instructors.