Julie Ducharme, D.B.A., MBA

Adjunct Professor of Business


  • D.B.A., University of Phoenix 
  • MBA, National University 
  • B.A., Communications, Christian Heritage College 

Experience in Field

  • Point Loma Nazarene University, Adjunct Professor of Business, 2018-Present 
  • Synergy Learning Institute, President and Creator, 2012-Present
  • JD Consulting Solutions LLC, Chief Executive Officer, 2006-Present 
  • Julie's Party People, Chief Executive Officer, 2002-Present
  • Ransom, Owner and Founder, 2000-2001
  • NCompass Systems Inc., Director of Marketing, 1999-2000
  • Christian Heritage College, Assistant Marketing and Research Director, 1997-1999

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Chancellor over the San Diego Women Veterans Network, 2017-Present 
  • Committee Member for Doctoral Students, Capella, Walden, Argosy, and Grand Canyon University, 2009-Present 
  • Member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), 2009-Present 
  • Member of the National Women's Study Association (NWSA), 2009-Present 
  • Marketing Committee Chair, NAHE Memberships, 2011-2012
  • WASC Accreditation Committee Member, 2008-2009
  • ACBSP Accreditation Committee Member, 2008-2009

Awards and Honors

  • Best Book Award, Refractive Thinker Volume XV, 2018
  • Top Leadership Books Written by Women, Inc. Magazine, 2018
  • Best Paper, IBAM, 2013
  • Best Book Award, Refractive Thinker Volume VII Social Responsibility, 2012
  • Best Book Award, Refractive Thinker Volume IX, 2013-2015

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • 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.