Name: Glenn L. Setliff, Sr.
Program: Professional Online MBA student
Occupation: Director of IT, Duke University School of Nursing
Previous Education: Duke University, BA in Economics and Duke University School of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies
We interviewed Glenn as part of our Jenkins MBA Weekly Update, an electronic communication published for the Jenkins MBA student community. A member of the Jenkins MBA community is featured each week.
Q: What is your dream career, and how is the Jenkins MBA making it a reality?
A: My career goal since I began working in IT has been to lead an IT team at Duke and turn it into the best IT group on campus. The Jenkins MBA has already helped me in key ways. I had the IT background – now I’m able to close the gap on much needed business skills. My dream career, however, is to be a motorcycle travel journalist.
Q: What is the most fun and enlightening experience you’ve had in the MBA program so far?
A: I’m still pretty new here. Several presentations from the Raleigh Residency (Barry Mitsch on speaking and presentation skills and John Hutchings from the Career Management Center) really stand out for me. I am also enjoying case studies.
Q: If you had 5 minutes to teach someone something new, what would you teach?
A: How to quiet the mind.
Q: You’re trapped on a desert island with one book. What would it be?
A: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Q: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be and what would you ask them?
A: James, brother of Jesus. I think I could get the truest picture of 1st century Christianity from him and I’d like to ask his thoughts on the theological differences between Peter and Paul.