Biography

Adjunct Professor
Shorter University
College of Adult and Professional Programs (CAPP)
315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, GA 30165
www.shorter.edu


 


COURSES TAUGHT:
2010 - Present


Course Title: MGT 4010 – Fundamentals of Project Management
Text: Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) – 5th Edition
Duties: Lecture, administer and grade exams, papers, and projects

Featured Lecture Topics:
Introduction to the PMBOK and the Project Management Institute
    • The five project management lifecycle phases
    • The five project management process groups
    • The ten knowledge areas of project management
    • Managing project constraints
    • Earned value management and analysis
    • Project budget management
    • Developing a project charter
    • Developing a project schedule
    • Developing a project scope statement
    • Critical path analysis – activity duration and estimating
    • Work breakdown structure – decomposing and progressive elaboration
    • Roles and responsibilities of a Project Manager
    • Program vs. Project Management
    • Managing a project team
    • Team dynamics
    • Monitoring and controlling a project
    • Business case analysis and feasibility study
    • Effective project meetings and developing status reports
    • Baselining a project
   
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Course Title: MGT 3300 – Principles of Management – Management Theory and Practice
Text: Managing & Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice (3rd Edition)
Duties: Lecture, administer and grade exams, papers, and projects

Featured Lecture Topics:
    • Theory of management and practice
    • Development in management theory
    • Modern approaches to management theory
    • Managing people in organizations
    • Management vs. leadership
    • Human resources management
    • Managing organizational practices, structures, and processes
    • Organizational culture and politics
    • Understanding organizational structures
    • The organizational culture
    • International management
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Role of ethics
    • Understanding bureaucracy
    • Management decision making process and its difficulties
    • Theory x / theory y personalities
    • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
    • Transformational, transactional, and servant leadership

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Course Title: MGT 3390 – Organizational Behavior
Text: Organizational Behavior: Experience, Grow, Contribute (14th Edition)
Duties: Lecture, administer and grade exams, papers, and projects


Featured Lecture Topics:
    • Emotional intelligence and the EQ
    • Functions of the management process
    • Defining managerial roles and skills
    • International management’s impact to organizational behavior
    • Key dimensions of diversity
    • Ethics and corporate governance
    • Developing employee relations
    • Personality attributes, attitudes, and behavior
    • Nature of motivation and empowering employees
    • Nature and common causes of stress
    • Effective decision making and critical thinking
    • Leadership qualities, nature of leadership, models of leadership
    • Causes of conflict, conflict resolution, mediation
    • Effective communication and communication models

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Course Title: MGT 3420 – Understanding the Organization and Process
Text: Designing Your Organization: Using the Star Model to Solve 5 Critical Design Challenges (1st Edition)
Duties: Lecture, administer and grade exams, papers, and projects


Featured Lecture Topics:
    • Value of lean six sigma, re-engineering, and total quality management
    • W. Edwards Deming and his 14 points to TQM
    • Implementing star model
    • Centralization and decentralization
    • Matrix organizations
    • Design challenges of contemporary organizations
    • Value of strategic thinking and planning in organizations
    • Developing reward systems
    • Transactional, transformational, servant leadership
    • How managers and leaders use the star model to create effective organizations
    • The effective integration of people, processes, and strategy to grow organizations

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Course Title: MGT 3000 – Management Research Tools & Analysis
Text: Business Research Methods (12th Edition)
Duties: Lecture, administer and grade exams, papers, and projects


Featured Lecture Topics:
    • Concept, application, theory, and practice of human resources management
    • Ethics is business research
    • Effective use of data in research
    • Qualitative research vs. quantitative research
    • Components and use of surveys
    • Basis of observation
    • Validity and reliability of scores in experimental research
    • Sources of measurement
    • Value of random sampling
    • Value of hypothesis testing
    • Research design and strategy
    • Effective oral presentations
    • Making management decisions with research information
 


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