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Lawrence Ness

Adjunct Faculty, Business Administration


  • BS, Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • MBA, Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • PhD, Northcentral University

Dr. Lonny earned a doctorate degree in Business Administration - Management, and has held positions as both a full-time and adjunct online faculty member for multiple online universities within the areas of doctoral-level research, information technology, management, business administration, and education. Dr. Lonny's experience includes 17+ years experience in online instruction, with 85+ conferred doctoral graduates, 14 years as a doctoral instructor, chair, and coach, plus 27 years of corporate experience in business, information technology management, strategic planning, enterprise architecture, programming, audit, and program/project management. Dr. Lonny's personal belief is held in the mentoring and development of others who seek a higher education and desire to obtain a better understanding of doctoral research and the business, IT management, and education disciplines.

Dr. Lonny is founder of Dissertation101 Mentoring Services, LLC. as an independent dissertation coach, working with universities and students worldwide. In addition to working as a professor and coach, Dr. Lonny has a fondness for donuts and actively manages the social media account @donutexplorers, promoting donut shops around the world, and those who love donuts. Locally, Dr. Lonny is also an Elite Yelp reviewer for Nashville. Dr. Lonny resides in the greater Nashville area, has been married 40+ years with three grown sons and nine precious grandchildren.