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.
- Published Dissertation titled: A Community Coalition Prevention Program: The Long-term Effects On Youths Self-esteem and Illegal Substance Use 2008
- Published chapter titled: Technology in the Asynchronous Online World in the book Authentic Instruction and Online Delivery: Proven Practices in Higher Education—2011
- Article titled: Cyber Bullying in Higher Education: Teachers being bullied by Students