Letter from the Editor

Welcome to the Summer Issue of Higher Degrees. This quarter, we are focused on current trends; specifically current trends in cyber security, education, marriage and family therapy plus careers in general.

Howard Schmidt, former cyber security coordinator for President George W. Bush and President Obama, discusses privacy and identity protection in the age of cyber security breaches. Meanwhile, Dr. Casey Reason answers eight common questions about the Common Core.

Dr. Darren Adamson talks about the way technology is enabling therapy to take place anywhere, at any time, and the Higher Degree’s team has taken a look at the fastest growing occupation in the United States – Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychologists.

And, speaking of current trends, Higher Degrees itself has changed. We made the decision to adopt a web format so that Higher Degrees is interactive – our readers are able to discuss each article using the comments feature and we can tell stories in a multimedia format.

Take care,

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