International Best Selling author Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz, known as The Academic Entrepreneur, holds several accredited degrees; a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; a Master of Science in International Relations (MSIR) from Troy University; and a Doctorate of Management (DM) in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies. She has her Sloan C Certification from Colorado State University – Global, as well as her Quality Matters Peer Reviewer (APP/PRC) Certification.

Dr. Cheryl, affectionately known as ‘Doc C’ to her students, is a university professor on faculty with Embry-Riddle University, University of Phoenix, The University of the Rockies, Grand Canyon University, and Walden University. Dr. Cheryl serves as a dissertation committee member, faculty mentor, is a dissertation coach and also offers expertise in editing for APA style for graduate thesis and doctoral dissertations.

Dr. Cheryl is also an active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority.

She is a prolific author known for her writings on The Golden Palace Theory of Management and refractive thinking.  Additional published works include her dissertation: Strategic Decision Making in Organizational Performance, Journey Outside the Golden Palace, The Consumer Learner, Technology That Tutors, Effective Study Skills, So You Think You Can Edit?, The Dissertation Toolbox,  International Best Seller: The Expert Success Solution, and contributions to the award winning series: The Refractive Thinker®: Anthology of Doctoral Learners, Volumes I-XVII.

To reach Dr. Cheryl Lentz for information on refractive thinking, or any of these topics, please visit her website: or e-mail:

Please see her feature as part of the University Knowledge Network: Dr. Cheryl Lentz: Expanding The Box, Published September 17, 2010. Available at:


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