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Dr. Anthony Beal

Dr. Anthony Beal

Instructor

"Online education has been a huge career accelerator for me. You have to be disciplined to make it work, but it's worth it!"

Degrees Held:

  • Ed.D. (A.B.D.) – University of the Cumberlands, 2018
  • M.S. – Utah State University, 2012
  • B.A. – Brigham Young University, 2008

Career Highlights:

  • Assistant Professor, Snow College; 2019–present
  • Adjunct Instructor, Brigham Young University–Idaho; 2016-present

In which online degree program do you teach?

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies

Which classes do you teach online?

INDS 6890: MIS Capstone Internship

What do you want students in your courses to learn? What is the learning outcome or objective?

  • Critical–thinking skills
  • An expanded horizon and perspectives
  • The value of hard work–no shortcuts

Why did you start teaching?

I love learning from others.

What advice would you give to those considering the online Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program?

Do it! Online education has been a huge career accelerator for me. You have to be disciplined to make it work, but it's worth it!

What qualities make someone particularly successful in the field in which you teach?

One should have a willingness to embrace the unknown in terms of asking questions and turning that curiosity into research explorations. The other quality is realizing that effective communication takes time, consistent effort and training. The idea that anyone can communicate is far from accurate.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in this field face today?

Being authentic and genuine

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

The Outward Mindset from The Arbinger Institute

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.

I have six daughters! I’ve also visited 25 countries; so far this year I’ve been to China, Cambodia, Thailand, England, Spain and Italy!


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