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Dr. Cheryl Lentz
CEO, Managing Editor
The Academic Entrepreneur

Chicago, IL

Cell : (702) 719-9214

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Dr. Cheryl is an award winning educator (4 Faculty Awards) and award winning writer (23 awards) who provides personalized editing and coaching for doctoral students, graduates, and faculty to master writing as a doctoral scholar.

January 28, 2016: Walden University Names Dr. Cheryl Lentz Faculty of the Year.

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The Refractive Thinker®: Vol XIII Takes Home 16th Award in the Series

he Refractive Thinker®: Vol XIII: Entrepreneurship: Growing the Future of Business Takes Home 16th Award in the Series

(Grayslake, IL)– Volume XIII of the popular, award-winning academic Refractive Thinker anthology earns its 16th award in the series.   Dr. Cheryl Lentz, The Academic Entrepreneur, provides an interpretation for application into today’s business world to get research off the table and into the hands of those in business who can benefit.




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If thinking is inside the box, and critical thinking is outside the box, refractive thinking is beyond the box. The Refractive Thinker® series, brain child of Dr. Cheryl Lentz – the Academic Entrepreneur, provides doctoral scholars with a collaborative opportunity to promote and publish their work in a peer reviewed publication, which meets the university standard.  The goal is to provide an affordable outlet for scholars that supports the tremendous need for dynamic dialogue and innovation while providing additional clout and recognition for each contributing author. Unlike most academic books that merely define research, The Refractive Thinker® offers unique application of research methodologies from the perspective of multiple authors – each offering a chapter based on their specific expertise.

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The Refractive Thinker® Series wins 15th Award in the series

The Refractive Thinker® Wins again . . .


16: Women / Minorities in Business

Gold: Accelerate Your Impact: Action-based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path, by JJ DiGeronimo (Smart Business Books)

Silver: The Refractive Thinker, Vol XI: Women in Leadership, edited by Dr. Cheryl Lentz (The Refractive Thinker Press)


Bronze: Get Over Your Damn Self: The No-BS Blueprint to Building A Life-Changing Business, by Romi Neustadt (LiveFullOut Media)

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Walden Presentation during Global Entrepreneur Week 2014: Dr. Cheryl Lentz

Pursuing Higher Education: The Connection Between Academia and the Business World


You’re invited to view the recent webinar “Pursuing Higher Education: The Connection Between Academia and the Business World” presented by Walden D.B.A. contributing faculty member Dr. Cheryl Lentz. This webinar will encourage you to think about your education and career paths strategically.

To help you determine the best path to achieve your goals, Dr. Lentz shared her expertise and asked you to consider the following questions:

  • What do you want your degree to do for your career?
  • Why are you pursuing an advanced degree?
  • How can you align your degree program with your professional goals?
  • What techniques can help you find the answers?

We hope you will view this recording and discover how to make your education work for the career you want. [Reprint from Walden Website with permission].

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