Dr. Ness (Lonny) was my astute mentor and Dissertation Chair at Northcentral University (NCU); where in December of 2011, I successfully attained a PhD-BA in ECommerce under his competent tuteleage. Dr. Lonny accurately interpreted the school’s requirements and conveyed such with academic rigor toward my preparation to overcome each hurdle of the dissertation process. Dr. Ness also supported my personal efforts to develop an academic reputation through pursuit of grants, awards, conference presentations, and publications.
Dr. Alfred MillerNorthcentral
The dissertation process can be very stressful and filled with anxiety. Although this is unavoidable, the process can be painless with the proper mentor and committee. I had Dr. Ness as a mentor for a few courses and I was extremely impressed by his guidance, wisdom, and experience. I was so impressed that I requested that he be my chair for my dissertation journey. This was probably the most successful decision I have ever made. I would recommend Dr. Ness and his associates to anyone venturing towards the doctoral dream. Thank You Dr. Ness for helping me realize my dream.
Dr. James (Jim) NayavichNorthcentral
My dissertation process was much smoother than most as I had a great mentor from the beginning. Dr. Lonny provided constructive criticisms on the weak areas in my dissertation and but never took over the process, letting me maintain ownership of the work. Having solid academic support is crucial to successfully completing the process, I was very fortunate to have had it from the start.
Dr. Cynthia PrestonNorthcentral
I was extremely fortunate to have Dr. Ness as my Dissertation Chair at Northcentral University. His timely, professional and expert guidance was key in helping me successfully complete my doctoral program.
Dr. Samuel SudhakarNorthcentral
A PhD degree requires extended study and intense intellectual effort. At Northcentral University, I was privileged to receive guidance from Dr. Ness to realize the requirements of PhD. His emphasis on methodology and quality of research makes the long journey very rewarding.
Dr. Shahid AliNorthcentral
The dissertation journey should never be undertaken alone; luckily for doctoral candidates they don’t have to travel alone. No matter how well prepared you are for the dissertation process, having a mentor is essential for dissertation success. The direction I received from Dr. Ness helped me to stay on track and on time in completing my dissertation.
Scott A. Ostrow, Ed.DArgosy
The dissertation journey that I embarked on with Dr. Ness as my committee chair was at times inspirational, sometimes frustrating, primarily gratifying, and always intense. During my journey I found that Dr. Ness was supportive, that he thinks outside the box, he was willing to consider diverse research designs, he was very knowledgeable about the dissertation process/journey, and he has a great sense of humor because he recognizes the absurd in everyday experiences. You can count on Dr. Ness to keep you on track and focused because he never loses sight of your end goal: a completed dissertation!
Dr. Patricia FuschNorthcentral
Two things helped me sustain my commitment to completing my dissertation and doctoral degree: passion for my research topic, and an excellent working relationship with my dissertation mentor. Dr. Ness provided essential guidance and feedback throughout the process, but more importantly, his encouragement and unwavering belief in me helped me keep going when the challenges seemed insurmountable.
Dr. David WilliamsonCapella
Having an experienced mentor help you to keep tightly focused on the elements of the dissertation certainly makes the overall process more straightforward. The close and personal guidance provided by Dr. Ness was critical to my success, providing just what I needed at the right time during my educational journey.
Dr. Jon FoxNorthcentral
Having a good mentor is essential to the successful completion of a dissertation. You may not always agree with the advice they give, but they know and understand how to shepherd you through the process. Don’t rush the dissertation process, it’s a learning experience. Yes frustrating at times, but listen to your mentor. Good mentors will successful guide you through the process, and in the end you will have a great learning experience that you can pass on to future budding academics.
Dr. Robert WaltonNorthcentral