JULY 5, 2013

One of CityU’s Doctoral Faculty – Featured on The Today Show!

Dr.Dani.BabbOne of CityU’s doctoral faculty members, Dr. Dani Babb, was featured on The Today Show on the 4th of July! Check out a video of her here.

Dr. Babb is an author, professor and television commentator for major news networks. Her small business, The Babb Group, Inc., focuses on two areas – real estate and online education.

In the online education sector, she helps educators find and keep online teaching jobs, write CVs, and learn how to network for online teaching. She also matches schools with candidates.

In the real estate realm, while Dr. Babb is a licensed agent in California, her work is focused on analysis – helping consumers make smart and educated decisions and not just “deciding off of the hype” that a lot of companies present. Basically she takes data, breaks it down and presents it in a usable format. She does this for a lot of networks – CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox, and Fox Business. Recently, she was asked to develop and engage in a spot on The Today Show to help consumers save money on a family vacation.

The Today Show spot, which aired on 7/4 during the Kathie Lee and Hoda hour, presented five homes that families could use as vacation homes instead of a hotel. The cost savings can be enormous – you not only save money generally on accommodations, but on meals (not having to eat out) and even on baggage fees when there is a washer and dryer that allows you to do laundry (if you want to on vacation!) Also, you have predictable expenses – you won’t check out and find out the hotel was charging $15 a day for internet and due to taxes, your bill is 30% higher than anticipated. Dr. Babb’s favorite benefit is to get out from behind the “hotel curtain” and live like a local – a great way to truly feel like you’ve seen and visited an area! Her goal during this spot was to let people know about the benefits of vacation homes, and present five homes for folks to consider as an example of what is available out there across the country.

Dr. Babb’s website link is www.thebabbgroup.com – and it’s under vast renovation right now. She has many videos from past television spots on youtube at youtube.com/thebabbgroup, any of which you can link to. There is a 2013 playlist that has a sample of some of my recent spots on CNBC.. some of the “harder hitting” trader-oriented spots about hardcore data analysis.

Congratulations to Dr. Dani Babb for sharing her passions in online education and skills in quantitative analysis. You can find her teaching CityU’s quantitative research course in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership program.


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