Julie Ducharme

Adjunct Faculty


Contact Info:

Phone: 619-206-6822




BUS-115  Human Relations in Business

Course Notes:

Examines the human aspects of the organization with an emphasis on the role of the individual in the formal and informal structure of the organization. Leadership and group dynamics, motivation, job enrichment, organizational change, and communications-both verbal and nonverbal-within the organization will be covered.

BUS-161  Business Internship

Course Notes:

A work experience course to enable students in various specialty areas of business to gain practical experience and to apply knowledge gained in their business courses. This course is available to any Accounting, Business, Entrepreneurship, or Management major. Students will meet at least twice during the semester to compare field experiences and submit paperwork. It is recommended that students have completed at least 12 units of Business courses prior to registering for this class. Occupational cooperative work experience credit may accrue at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a total of sixteen units, and students must work 75 paid hours or 60 unpaid hours per unit earned.


Course Notes:

  • Ducharme J. Lentz C., Walker K., (2018). The Refractive Thinker®: Nonprofit Transition Strategies: Vol XV Combat Boots to Heels. Las Vegas, The Refractive Thinker Press.
  • Ducharme J., Walker K., (2016). Leading by my ponytail: Why can’t I wear pink and be president? La Vergne, TN: Ingram.
  • Blando-Fisher J., Fleming-Ferrell L., Grant G., Ducharme J., (2015) The Refractive Thinker®:
  • Vol IX Effective Business Practices in Leadership and Emerging Technologies: Las Vegas, The Refractive Thinker Press.
  • Ducharme J. (2015). Perceptions of career advancement of women in leadership positions.
  • Women breaking the academic glass ceiling. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Lentz C., Ducharme J. (2014). Creating successful online courses with emerging technologies.
  • The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication, 9 (1), pp.1-8.
  • Ducharme J., Lentz C., Vander Lugt, T. (2013). Creating successful online courses with
  • Emerging technologies. Presented at Institute of behavior and applied management IBAM. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Ducharme, J., Embry, S. (2012). The Refractive Thinker: Anthology of Higher Learning: Social     
  • Responsibility (pp. 111-134). (Vol. VII). Las Vegas, The Refractive Thinker Press.
  • Ducharme J. (2011, November). Teach Children About Finances. Parents Guide, 40.

You can find Dr. Ducharme's work on the following websites.


Committee work

Course Notes:

  • WASC accreditation committee member
  • ACSB accreditation committee member
  • Chair for doctoral students
  • Committee member for doctoral students at Capella, Walden, Argosy, and Grand Canyon University.
  • New student orientation committee member
  • Curriculum redevelopment committee member
  • Committee for graduate exams. Created graduate entrance exams along with proficiency exams for students.
  • Chair for marketing committee for NAH



Best Book award Refractive Thinker Value XV 2018.

Top leaderships book written by women Inc. Magazine 2018

Special Recognition for Doc study of the year award 2015

Distinguished Faculty Award 2014

Nominated for Woman Business Leader of the year 2014

Recognized by Senator Joel Anderson for work with military 2014

Recognized by Assemblyman Brian Jones for work with military veterans 2014

Best Paper IBAM 2013

Best Book Award Refractive Thinker Volume VII Social Responsibility 2012

Best Book Award Refractive Thinker Volume IX 2013-2014-2015

Nominated as an All-American Athlete 1999

National Volleyball Championship 1999, 1998




Dr. Julie Ducharme is a keynote speaker, author, business consultant, entrepreneur, instructor, and a special consultant in women's empowerment. Dr. Ducharme is the creator, founder, and CEO of Julie’s Party People, JD Consulting, and Synergy Learning Institute a technical vocational college that provides programs for transitioning veterans. Dr. Ducharme has been Chair over three large programs of Business, Criminal Justice and Psychology. She then moved to associate dean over 20 business colleges across the US. Dr. Ducharme travels the world speaking to organizations, colleges, and groups on leadership, marketing, empowerment, and business. Dr. Ducharme also does an Empowerment radio show weekly focusing on stories of empowerment form people around the country. 


Dr. Ducharme has been a consultant, instructor and serial business entrepreneur for the last 17 years. Helping colleges shape their programs, getting the business off the bottom floor and helping individuals and businesses flourish and grow. And passionately empowering women to make a change.


Dr. Ducharme is an award-winning author with her book Leading by my Ponytail, Why can’t I wear pink and be the president. This book hit Inc Magazine top 60 leadership books written by women to read. Dr. Ducharme is a change maker as she works to help women veterans transitioning back to civilian life and get jobs. 


Dr. Julie Ducharme has a Ba in Communication and MBA with a specialization in Marketing and a Doctorate of Business administration with a specialization in leadership.