In August 2009, I graduated from Texas Tech University and moved from Lubbock, TX to Syracuse, NY for a tenure track position at Syracuse University (SU). Six months later, in January 2010, I signed up in all major social media websites. I called that “ I am entering a new era.” Thanks to social media, I am connected to the “real world,” and because I embrace and understand social media, I can teach classes and do research in social media.
Coincidentally, I also made big changes in 2013. I accepted a new position in The Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona and moved from Upstate NY to Southern California in the summer. In addition, I graduated with an iMBA degree from SU.