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In this Women’s History Month, The Den will be honoring Mercer’s most prominent leaders, including women who serve as deans. Eight of the 12 schools and colleges are run by women. We will spotlight the deans of each on different dates throughout March. Today, we highlight Dr. Julie Petherbridge, Dean of the Stetson Hatcher School of Business.

Dr. Julie Petherbridge

How long have you been working at Mercer?

I’ve been at Mercer for the past 15 years.

What was your path to follow to get to Dean?

I began my career as an accountant certified by the CPA in 1993. I worked all the time until 2001, when I decided to move to academics while working as a CPA. I graduated with an MBA in professional Accountancy in 2002, and I earned a Ph.D. in Accounting at the end of 2010 at Georgia State University.

I joined Mercer in 2007, working as an assistant professor visiting in accounting. Then, in 2008 I was named head of the Master of Accounting program. In the years before being appointed Dean of 2021, I was the School’s Interim Dean and Associate Dean for graduate programs.

What is it that you like the most about being Dean?

I love working with staff and faculty on an everyday basis to improve and expand our programs. I also enjoy helping our students discover their interests. I enjoy when students come to my office, and I get to help them improve their career prospects, often matching them to alumni from our school. Our alumni are awestruck by Mercer, so it’s been a pleasure developing relationships with many of them.

What subject in your field of study are you most passionate about?

It’s simple because I strive to persuade all students to pursue the field of accounting. You can ask for a lot of them! I’ve had a great time in my work in public accounting, as you can directly affect individuals in various ways. I specialized in nonprofit businesses and organizations from when they begin until they become public and let you collaborate. Public accountants are also extremely flexible since I raised my kids and was able to go to all of their school events and other events while maintaining a work.

Do you have any advice you would provide women about becoming leaders?

Don’t be afraid to stretch yourself. Tell others what position you want to take on within your profession. Keep on being a perpetual student by constantly seeking new opportunities to learn through seminars, books, or other programs and connecting with other people to help you get your next job or promotion.

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Realm Scans: Navigating the Uncharted Territories of Digital Discovery



In the expansive landscape of digital exploration, there exists a realm where information becomes an adventure—Realm Scans. Beyond a mere scanning service, this digital haven is where curiosity converges with innovation, and the uncharted territories of digital discovery come to life. Join us as we embark on a journey to unravel the unique dynamics of Realm Scans, navigating through the realms where information is not just scanned but transformed into a digital odyssey.

“Digital Horizons: Exploring the Essence of Realm Scans” is not just a title; it’s an exploration into the multifaceted dimensions of a scanning service that transcends the mundane. This article is an invitation to delve into the layers of technological prowess, user-centric design, and the transformative impact that defines Realm Scans in the dynamic world of digital information.

At the core of Realm Scans lies a commitment to redefining how we interact with information. “Digital Horizons” delves into the innovative features and functionalities that make Realm Scans more than just a scanning service. It’s a digital gateway where documents become gateways to exploration, and information is a portal to new discoveries.

A standout feature is the user-centric approach that defines the Realm Scans experience. “Digital Horizons” explores how user interface design, accessibility, and intuitive navigation are seamlessly integrated to create an environment where users don’t just scan documents—they embark on a digital journey of discovery.

Realm Scans is not confined by the traditional boundaries of scanning; it is a catalyst for a digital revolution. “Digital Horizons” illustrates how Realm Scans empowers users to go beyond the expected, transforming the act of scanning into a dynamic and enriching experience that transcends conventional notions.

As we navigate through the digital horizons of Realm Scans, the article becomes a celebration of the fusion between technology and user experience. It is a recognition that in the world of digital services, there are realms where functionality meets innovation, and where information is a gateway to new digital frontiers.

“Digital Horizons: Exploring the Essence of Realm Scans” is not just an article; it’s an ode to the tech enthusiasts, the information seekers, and the digital explorers who recognize the profound impact of a scanning service that goes beyond the surface. It’s an acknowledgment that in the realms of digital discovery, Realm Scans stands as a beacon, inviting users to embrace the transformative power of information in the digital age.

As Realm Scans continues to redefine the digital scanning landscape, “Digital Horizons” invites us to appreciate the nuances of a service that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary—an exploration where every scan is not just a document but a digital adventure waiting to be unfolded.

Harry Clam

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