Sharon L. Burton

Sharon L. Burton leads in product management and development, Organizational Development Change Management, Cyber-Security/Technology, Process Improvement, Telemedicine/Telehealth and Learning & Development. Education includes: Ph.D. in Cybersecurity Leadership, and a DBA in Business Process Improvement; and two MBA degrees - Human Resources Management, and Management. Certifications in the following: AI Prompting Essentials; Project Management Essentials; Master Lean Six Sigma Black Belt; Kaizen Leader; Change Management Professional; Strategic Workforce Planning; Human Capital Strategist; Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation; and Advanced Communicator Gold Toastmaster. As a facilitator and educator of audiences, she has more than 100 academic publications and has presented at over 30 professional conferences. Dr. Burton is available to present at conferences, participate in forums, and other initiatives.

Publications

Diversity Interventions and Healthcare Management: A Real-World Case Study
Kim L. Brown-Jackson, Darrell Norman Burrell, Quatavia McLester, William L. Quisenberry, Robert Statts, Sharon L Burton, Maria D. Baez, Marlena Daryousef, Emad Rahim, Aikyna Finch, Laura Ann Jones, Elizabeth I. Omotoye. © 2024. 25 pages.
Racial discrimination against employees, customers, and clients continues to be a pressing challenge in various organizations and industries, including the healthcare sector. The...
Business Resilience in a Cyber World: Protect Against Attacks Part 2
Sharon L. Burton. © 2024. 25 pages.
This chapter examines the shift from business impact analysis to the business resilience required to safeguard organizations from cyber-attacks and endure such attacks if they...
How Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Historically Women's Colleges (HWCs) Can Assist With Talent Shortages in Cybersecurity
Darrell Norman Burrell, Calvin Nobles, Angel J. Jones, S. Raschid Muller, Sharon L. Burton, Laura Ann Jones, Tiffany Weitoish. © 2024. 12 pages.
The increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals in the tech sector has created a talent shortage unlike ever before. While initiatives such as hiring inclusiveness, broader...
Cyber Leadership Excellence: Bridging Knowledge Gaps, Maximizing Returns
Sharon L. Burton, Darrell Norman Burrell, Calvin Nobles, Laura Ann Jones, Yoshino W. White, Dustin I. Bessette, Amalisha Aridi. © 2024. 16 pages.
It is necessary to reassess the allocation of resources, questioning traditional notions of return on investment (ROI) and focusing, in particular on the critical area of...
Cybersecurity in Connected Autonomous Vehicles: Navigating the Future of Transportation
Sharon L. Burton. © 2024. 27 pages.
Multifaceted ramifications of integrating connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) into the transportation systems pose a complex puzzle, with no easily discernible solutions...
Generations in Transition: Navigating in the Cybersecurity-Infused Job Market
Sharon L. Burton. © 2024. 16 pages.
This study investigates the utility of ethnography and artificial intelligence as a valuable tool for understanding the multifaceted nature of job-seeking experiences across four...
Coaching Cybersecurity Project Managers and Cybersecurity Engineers
Amalisha Sabie Aridi, Darrell Norman Burrell, Aikyna Finch, Sharon L. Burton, William L. Quisenberry, Laura Ann Jones, Marlena Daryousef, Danielle Gervacio Graf, Michelle Denise Espinoza, Maria Mondala-Duncan. © 2024. 22 pages.
This inquiry emphasizes executive coaching as an indispensable leadership development tool in cybersecurity project management, encompassing cyber engineering and offensive...
Business Resilience in a Cyber World: Protect Against Attacks
Sharon L. Burton. © 2024. 25 pages.
Examined is the shift from business impact analysis to the business resilience required to safeguard organizations from cyber-attacks and endure such attacks for Sigma Point with...
Cybersecurity's Shaping of Wearable Healthcare Devices and Digital Marketing: What Leaders Need to Know
Kim L. Brown-Jackson, Sharon L. Burton, Darrell Norman Burrell. © 2024. 26 pages.
Cybersecurity and organizational development leaders are not adequately developed to apply the need for wearable healthcare devices, whether inside or outside of the United...
An In-Depth Qualitative Interview: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Consent and Transparency
Sharon L. Burton, Darrell N. Burrell, Calvin Nobles, Yoshino W. White, Maurice E. Dawson, Kim L. Brown-Jackson, S Rachid Muller, Dustin I. Bessette. © 2024. 22 pages.
AI is impacting consent and transparency adversely. Although AI can potentially augment transparency in decision-making via advanced technology, it is creating new concerns. This...
Cross-Sector Collaboration and Information Sharing: Intelligent Cybersecurity Markets
Sharon L. Burton. © 2024. 25 pages.
This chapter delves into the critical role of cross-sector collaboration in cybersecurity, employing a qualitative methodology and literature review to examine cyber threats...
Racially Motivated Police Brutality Is a Community Public Health Issue in the United States
Darrell Norman Burrell, Sharon L. Burton, Grace E. McGrath. © 2023. 15 pages.
Ongoing global protests against police violence and racism were heightened in 2020 after the deaths of Breana Taylor and George Floyd, whose deaths made headlines worldwide and...
Cybercrime as a Sustained Business
Calvin Nobles, Sharon L. Burton, Darrell Norman Burrell. © 2023. 23 pages.
While cybercrime continues to challenge governments, businesses, and people, cybercriminals are harvesting massive payoffs by engaging in malicious operations. A significant...
Driving Into Cybersecurity Trouble With Autonomous Vehicles
Calvin Nobles, Darrell Norman Burrell, Sharon L. Burton, Tyrone Waller. © 2023. 19 pages.
Researchers forecast that autonomous vehicles will reduce accidents by 90%. The ethical interplay of autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and societal demands...
Complexities of Change Management Strategy During Healthcare Mergers
William L. Quisenberry, Darrell Norman Burrell, Allison J. Huff, Kevin Richardson, Sharon L. Burton, Margaret Crowe, Quatavia McLester, Kiana S. Zanganeh. © 2023. 17 pages.
Change management and leadership is a complex set of efforts and processes that frequently lead to failure for many organizations due to a need for more sound organizational...
Adapting to the Cyber-Driven Workforce: A Battle for the Discouraged Worker
Sharon L. Burton, Darrell Norman Burrell, Calvin Nobles. © 2023. 23 pages.
By 2025, up to 85 million jobs globally could be displaced due to automation and new technologies. The traditional approach of relying solely on human resources to address...
Marketing Innovation Responsiveness in the Food and Beverage Marketplace
Eugene J. Lewis, Darrell Norman Burrell, Kevin Richardson, Laura Ann Jones, William L. Quisenberry, Marlena Daryousef, Sharon L. Burton, Margaret Crowe, Angel Justo Jones. © 2023. 16 pages.
COVID-19 had a devastating effect on the wine industry, decimating wineries' on-premise sales and forcing down projected industry revenue for 2020 by 14%. The decline in wine...
Revolutionizing Training: The Power of Experiential Learning and Technology for Retaining Skilled Workers
Sharon L. Burton, Dustin I. Bessette. © 2023. 17 pages.
Experiential learning is a powerful tool for cultivating autonomous learners and promoting meaningful knowledge and skill transfer to the workplace. This approach to learning...
Exploring the Impacts and Implications of Destructive Leadership in Organizations
Quatavia McLester, Darrell Norman Burrell, Sharon L. Burton. © 2023. 10 pages.
The research on leadership has typically sought to investigate 'good' leadership and the best characteristics of leadership (i.e., transformational leadership, ethical...
Invisible Disabilities in the Workplace Are a Significant Public Health Issue and How Employee Assistance Programs Can Be a Solution
Darrell Norman Burrell, Stacey Morin, Sharon L. Burton, Kevin Richardson, Laura Ann Jones. © 2023. 17 pages.
Employment is a crucial factor in achieving economic security and self-sufficiency, yet individuals with disabilities often face significant barriers to accessing meaningful and...
Exploring Mental Health Telehealth Through Organizational Intervention and Business Leadership Strategy
Allison J. Huff, Darrell Norman Burrell, Kiana S. Zanganeh, Sharon L. Burton, Margaret Crowe, Kevin Richardson, Quatavia McLester. © 2023. 23 pages.
COVID-19 shed light on mental health as a significant public health problem. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of individuals around the...
Management Practices for Mitigating Cybersecurity Threats to Biotechnology Companies, Laboratories, and Healthcare Research Organizations
Allison J. Huff, Darrell Norman Burrell, Calvin Nobles, Kevin Richardson, Jorja Brittany Wright, Sharon L. Burton, Angel J. Jones, Delores Springs, Marwan Omar, Kim L. Brown-Jackson. © 2023. 12 pages.
In the rapidly advancing landscape of biotechnology, laboratories, and healthcare research, the criticality of robust cybersecurity risk management techniques cannot be...
Exploring the Cost-Benefit Factors, Technological Advancements, and Cybersecurity Impacts: Analyzing ROI
Sharon L. Burton, Yoshino W. White. © 2023. 19 pages.
Online education is continuously evolving to enhance learning and reduce costs. In today's fast-paced world, technology is a driving force in education and business, making...
Cybersecurity Risk: The Business Significance of Ongoing Tracking
Sharon L. Burton. © 2023. 24 pages.
Technology as the single solution to risk is outdated and enables cybersecurity incidents. The no-involvement integrated focus on business and IT elements continues. Cyberattacks...
Change Management and Cybersecurity in Healthcare: Mitigating Human Factors and Risks
Sharon L. Burton. © 2023. 18 pages.
Two central problems in change management are the lack of attention to human factors (e.g., fatigue, human error, communication breakdowns, staffing issues, workload and stress...
The Managerial Ethical and Operational Challenges of Hospital Cybersecurity
Darrell Norman Burrell, Sharon L. Burton, Calvin Nobles, Delores Springs, Allison J. Huff, Kim L. Brown-Jackson, Kevin Richardson, Jorja B. Wright, S. Raschid Muller, Angel J. Jones. © 2023. 15 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented healthcare institutions with unprecedented challenges in maintaining robust cybersecurity practices to safeguard patient data and protect...
Realizing a Multi-Layered Mobile Strategy for Underserved Areas for Cybersecurity Leadership
Sharon L. Burton. © 2022. 32 pages.
This chapter shows the value of grasping a mobile strategy deploying multiple layers of security. Data shows a void in leader understanding regarding safe m-learning...
Adopting Organizational Cultural Changes Concerning Whistle-Blowing in Healthcare Around Information Security in the “Internet of Things” World
Darrell Norman Burrell, Nimisha Bhargava, Delores Springs, Maurice Dawson, Sharon L. Burton, Damon P. Anderson, Jorja B. Wright. © 2022. 11 pages.
Medical labs, hospitals, doctor's offices, and medical devices face significant cyber risks. The insecurity of medical devices, including imaging hardware, threatens patient...
Strategy: A Business and Cybersecurity Intertwined Necessity
Sharon L. Burton. © 2022. 12 pages.
Strategy development and application continue to shift. Evolving leadership with well-informed judgment relating to generating sound strategy within the realm of cybersecurity...
Transformational vs. Transactional Attitudes Towards Gun Violence as a Public Health Concern in America
Allison J. Huff, Darrell Norman Burrell, Eugene J. Lewis, Sharon L. Burton. © 2022. 16 pages.
The context of transformational gun violence is an inherent issue of a need for change in the American dichotomy of access. The transactional gun violence is the given exchange...
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Disability, and Telemedicine/Telehealth: Building an Academic Program
Sharon L. Burton. © 2021. 31 pages.
Research reveals the significance of artificial intelligence's applicability for disability through telemedicine/telehealth education for advancing health care in rural...
Sexual Harassment Training Focused Solely on Protecting Organizations From Lawsuits Won't Change a Toxic Culture for Women to an Inclusive One
Darrell Norman Burrell, Shanel Lu, Preston Vernard Leicester Lindsay, Sharon L. Burton, Roderick French, Aikyna Finch, Quatavia McLester, Delores Springs. © 2021. 14 pages.
The location where workplace sexual harassment occurs points to the importance of workplace structures and practices for the precipitation of sexual harassment. In fact, some of...
Technological Digital Disruption in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: A New Paradigm for Leadership
Sharon L. Burton. © 2021. 35 pages.
Thirty years of debating best journalism models has led to a needed academic business integrated conceptual framework to be developed into distinct models. This chapter offers...
Adopting Organizational Cultural Changes Concerning Whistle-Blowing in Healthcare Around Information Security in the “Internet of Things” World
Darrell Norman Burrell, Nimisha Bhargava, Delores Springs, Maurice Dawson, Sharon L. Burton, Damon P. Anderson, Jorja B. Wright. © 2020. 16 pages.
Medical labs, hospitals, doctor's offices, and medical devices face significant cyber risks. The insecurity of medical devices, including imaging hardware, threatens patient...
Functional Examination of the Evolution of Universities' use of Hyper-Connected and Internet Marketing Strategies
Darrell Norman Burrell, Sharon L. Burton, Eugene J.M. Lewis, Darrell Ezell, Dawn Lee DiPeri. © 2020. 20 pages.
As the year 2020 emerges, many universities are facing declining student enrollments. Six private liberal arts colleges in New England in the United States have announced they...
Perspectives in Talent Management Strategies for Cybersecurity Job Roles in Public Safety and Health in Government Organizations
Darrell Norman Burrell, Delores Springs, Sharon L. Burton, Maurice Dawson, Jorja B. Wright, Rajanique Modeste. © 2020. 17 pages.
US government organizations struggle to broaden an entire of government approach to recruit and keep younger cybersecurity talent at a time when national security and...
Engaged Scholarship and Civic Responsibility in Higher Education
Sharon L. Burton. © 2018. 233 pages.
Beyond their educational value, university institutions can play a pivotal role in community improvement. By utilizing academic resources, these organizations can positively...
Massive Open Online Courses and Integrating Open Source Technology and Open Access Literature Into Technology-Based Degrees
Maurice Dawson, Sharon L. Burton, Dustin Bessette, Jorja Wright. © 2018. 14 pages.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a new phenomenon of course delivery for students, faculty, and administrators to use. As this technology continues to grow in the short...
Leadership Shifts: Perceptions and Consequences, In-Person, or Cyber
Sharon L. Burton. © 2017. 27 pages.
This text examines the perception and consequences of new overall leaders whether in-person or cyber. First, the researcher presents fairness as a salient action by which...
Nurturing Social Entrepreneurship and Building Social Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy: Focusing on Primary and Secondary Schooling to Develop Future Social Entrepreneurs
Nareatha Studdard, Maurice Dawson, Sharon L. Burton, Naporshia Jackson, Brian Leonard, William Quisenberry, Emad Rahim. © 2017. 23 pages.
For the development of social entrepreneurs it is imperative that educators embrace the concepts and process of social entrepreneurship (Dees, 1998). Exploration of these...
Nurturing Social Entrepreneurship and Building Social Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy: Focusing on Primary and Secondary Schooling to Develop Future Social Entrepreneurs
Nareatha Studdard, Maurice Dawson, Sharon L. Burton, Naporshia Jackson, Brian Leonard, William Quisenberry, Emad Rahim. © 2016. 22 pages.
For the development of social entrepreneurs it is imperative that educators embrace the concepts and process of social entrepreneurship (Dees, 1998). Exploration of these...
Educational Edifices Need a Mobile Strategy to Fully Engage in Learning Activities
Sharon L. Burton, Hamil R. Harris, Darrell Norman Burrell, Kim L. Brown-Jackson, Dustin Bessette, Rondalynne McClintock, Shanel Lu, Yoshino W. White. © 2016. 25 pages.
Research in mobile learning (m-learning) about technology and software and mobile learning's application to educationally related undertakings and a long-term sustainability...
Understanding the Impact of Inclusion in Disability Studies Education
Charlotte L. V. Thoms, Sharon L. Burton. © 2015. 28 pages.
Educators and practitioners are faced with the transitioning and intersection of two diverse disability studies education models—the medical model and the social model—and the...
Educational Edifices Need a Mobile Strategy to Fully Engage in Learning Activities
Sharon L. Burton, Hamil R. Harris, Darrell Norman Burrell, Kim L. Brown-Jackson, Dustin Bessette, Rondalynne McClintock, Shanel Lu, Yoshino W. White. © 2015. 26 pages.
Research in mobile learning (m-learning) about technology and software and mobile learning's application to educationally related undertakings and a long-term sustainability...
Learning Management Systems: Understand and Secure Your Educational Technology
Sharon L. Burton, Rondalynne McClintock, Darrell N. Burrell, Kim L. Brown-Jackson, Dustin Bessette, Shanel Lu. © 2015. 18 pages.
Learning management systems (LMSs) are significant in offering highly collaborative, widely accessible, and manageable learning solutions. It is feasible that learning solutions...
The Innovation and Promise of STEM-Oriented Cybersecurity Charter Schools in Urban Minority Communities in the United States as a Tool to Create a Critical Business Workforce
Darrell Norman Burrell, Aikyna Finch, Janet Simmons, Sharon L. Burton. © 2015. 15 pages.
This text is an on-going study to provide current information regarding developing underrepresented student populations through STEM specific Charter schools to fulfill pipeline...
Communication, Technology, and Cyber Crime in Sub-Saharan Africa
Dustin Bessette, Jane A. LeClair, Randall E. Sylvertooth, Sharon L. Burton. © 2015. 12 pages.
As a region that is rapidly developing its technology base, Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing many of the issues associated with the benefits of cyber technology as well as its...