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Dr. Dora Finamore

Dr. Dora Finamore


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Skills & Interests


  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP) & American Assc of University Women (AAUW)
    Member 11/2020 – Current


  • Dora Finamore, E. Valerie Hewitt, Loretta A. Millam, Michelle M. Reinhardt, and Linda Watson. (2022). Promoting and Sustaining a Growth Mindset in Online Classrooms Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Hochanadel, A, & Finamore, D. (2015). Fixed And Growth Mindset In Education And How Grit Helps Students Persist In The Face Of Adversity in Journal of International Education Research (JIER). (11(1), 47–50.).
  • Finamore, Dora co-author. (March 2012). Electronic Media: A Motivational Strategy for Student Success in Online Journal of Distance Education Administration. (Volume XV, Number 1).

Teaching Experience

  • Academic Strategies for the Business and Military Professional (Winter 2022)
    • Purdue University Global – Business
    • Designed to facilitate personal & professional success, this course introduces students to the purposes & processes of university education. An emphasis is placed on study, critical thinking, & communication that support academic achievement. Students examine the relationship between learning & motivation, managing stress & emotional intelligence.
  • Theories of Personality, Positive Psychology, Multicultural Psychology and others (Winter 2022)
    • Northcentral University – Psychology
    • 21 years teaching at NCU until November, 2022

Honors & Awards

  • Dr Dora Finamore- Purdue University Global Senate (07/2022)
    In July 2022, Dora was elected to the Purdue University Global Faculty Senate to serve faculty and students


  • The Pursuit of Research, 05/19/2021
    Pursuit of Research Series: Purpose of Research. [Live Presentation], 4/18/2022 Dora presented at the CTL Live Event presentation for research with colleagues


  • Professor (05/2004 – Current) Purdue University Global
  • Distinguished Core Adjunct Professor (11/2001 – 11/2022) NCU