Lessons Learned During Turbulent Times to Weather and Thrive in the Storm of COVID-19


  • Elizabeth Prejean Northwestern State University
  • Melissa M. Aldredge Northwestern State University
  • Weiwen Liao Northwestern State University
  • Margaret S Kilcoyne Northwestern State University
  • Carmella Parker Northwestern State University




agile management, Higher Education, COVID-19, Strategic Partners, Future Business


This article describes the lessons learned by our university during the global healthcare crisis of COVID-19. It highlights the agile solutions employed to continue learning under extraordinary circumstances. While we have captured the stories that allowed our students to power through this tumultuous period if they so desired, these lessons may also provide guidance to other higher education institutions not only for the current turbulent times, but also enhance their ability to pause and pivot by utilizing agile management to weather this and future storms.


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DOI: 10.31686/ijier.vol8.iss11.2744

How to Cite

Prejean, E., Aldredge, M. M., Liao, W., Kilcoyne, M. S., & Parker, C. (2020). Lessons Learned During Turbulent Times to Weather and Thrive in the Storm of COVID-19. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 8(11), 276–288. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol8.iss11.2744
Received 2020-10-06
Accepted 2020-10-23
Published 2020-11-01