Maria Minor worked 23 years for Verizon Communications as a manager in Customer Service, Marketing, Engineering and Project Management. She began her second career in teaching in 2007. She works full time for Kaplan University as a professor teaching Introduction to Management classes. She has a BS in Social Work from the University of Vermont, a Graduate degree in Management from Lesley University and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. She has published a chapter in a book called "Best Teaching Practices "and published an article on Cyber Bullying in Higher Education. She has presented at the Sloan Consortium and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education conference.