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  1. 1. Debra K. Westerfelt, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Business Management Department SHRM Chapter Advisor Education The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Ph.D.; Major: Business Education; Minor: Adult Education and Research; Graduated Magna Cum Laude; 1993. The Ohio State University, Columbus,Ohio; Master of Arts; Business Education; Minor: Vocational/Technical Education and Adult Education; Graduated Magna Cum Laude; 1981. Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio; Bachelor of Science in Education Degree; Major: Business Education; Graduated Magna Cum Laude; 1975. North Central State College, Mansfield, Ohio; Associate of Applied Business; graduated Cum Laude; 1972. Ashland University Experience Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio; Assistant Professor in the Management Department; August 2007 to present. Adjunct Instructor; MBA Program; 1998 to 2007. Courses Instructed: BBA: Introduction to Management, Business Communications; Organizational Theory & Design. MBA: Organizational Behavior; Organizational Design, Development, and Change Management; Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis Institutional and College Service: 2010 Faculty College Presentation (Technology) 2009 Prepared ETS Review (Management); Presented on Media Site 2009 Prepared Follow-Up Study for BBA Graduates 2008 Faculty College Presentation (Classroom Techniques) 2007-2010 SHRM Chapter Advisor (Monthly member meetings and executive council meetings) 2007-2009 Facilitated at Open House Events 2007-2009 Attended all Graduation Ceremonies Institutional and College Committees: 2009-2010 Professional Development Committee 2009-2010 COBE Online Task Force 2009-2010 Entrepreneurial Search Committee 2009 Marketing Search Committee 2009 Management Search Committee 2008 MBA Curriculum Committee 2008 (Fall) Graduate Council Business and Industry Contacts 2009 Attended Smucker’s Appreciation Luncheon for the MBA Program. 2008 Contacted 20 businesses in the AU service area regarding MBA survey (Interviews). 2007 Tour of Lauren Manufacturing, New Philadelphia (with COBE administrators).
  2. 2. Company Training/Consulting 2008 The Grooming Booth, Fredricksburg, Ohio; Consulted with owner, Lois Brown; marketing/advertising strategies. 2007 Lauren Manufacturing, New Philadelphia, Ohio; Effective Presentation Skills for Executives. 2007 Edgetech Corporation, Cambridge, Ohio; Effective Presentation Skills for Executives. Previous Academic Positions 2004-2007 Stark State College, Canton, Ohio; Assistant Professor in the Business Division; Courses Instructed: Legal studies, business computer applications; educational technologies. Service to Institution: Wrote extensive curriculum for legal studies Chaired the Distinguished Teacher Committee Search Committee for Provost Engaged students in Canton Chapter of NALS organization Facilitated at all Open Houses Faculty Association Executive Committee Created Faculty Association Brochure Chaired Faculty Study Committee for ACBSP accreditation Chaired AQIP Committee (Category Four) Faculty Scholarship Committee Professional Development Committee Entrepreneurial Studies Building Taskforce Committee Completed four E-Learning training classes in Web CT Completed Online Web Delivery Course for Educators Completed four training classes in ANGEL Attended all Advisory Committee meetings 2000-2001 Marion Technical College, Marion, Ohio; Professor in the Business Division; Courses instructed: Human Relations; Human Resource Management; Business Communications; Introduction to Computers Service to Institution: Assisted in rewriting curriculum for the Marketing and Management programs Attended advisory meetings 1995-1998 Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Columbus, Ohio; Professor in Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Education Programs; Courses instructed: Computers for Managers; Human Resource Management; Business Communications; Management and Leadership; Business Research sequence; Self-Management Service to Institution: Wrote/designed the Self-Management and Business Communications curriculum (EXCELL Program) Assisted in the promotion of the EXCELL Program from its inception Rewrote Business Education curriculum to meet new state standards Supervised student teachers in the business education field Numerous meetings with the Education Department Voted Outstanding Instructor by five cohort groups in the EXCELL Program
  3. 3. 1983-1995 North Central State College, Mansfield, Ohio; Professor in Business Division; Courses instructed: Developed/taught and wrote the legal and medical office curriculum; assisted in developing the paralegal word processing course. Service to Institution: Professional Development Committee Arts and Lectures Committee Fou200ndations and Fund Raising Committee Faculty Senate (Secretary) Business Division Nominee for Teacher of Year (two consecutive years) Grievance Committee (Chair) Attended all advisory committees Attended all career days/open houses Advisor in Advising Center at every registration period for years Authored/published 25th NCSC anniversary article in Mansfield News Journal Feature writer (faculty spotlight) for the Leader publication one semester. Publications March 2009 An Examination of Supervisory/Management Skills: Determining Hard and Soft Skills Preferences by Size and Type of Industry, (Debra Westerfelt & Michael Colburn); Leadership and Organizational Management Journal, Jan, 2007 Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace. Debra Westerfelt. E-News Briefs, National Association of Legal Secretaries online publication. 1998 Business Communications at Work; Glencoe McGraw Hill; Freelance Writer; Contributed several chapters to the test bank; Project Supervisor: Betty Barnett. 1997 Marketing Essentials; Glencoe McGraw Hill; Freelance Contributing Writer; Wrote the accompanying portfolio; Project Supervisor: Sharon Massen. Research in Progress 2010 An Investigation of Selection Criteria of Entry-Level MBA Students in Choosing a University; Michael Colburn, Debra Westerfelt, Dan Fox. Conference Presentations 2009 Lilly Conference, Miami University, Web Tools for the Twenty-First Century Collaborative Learning Environment; (Co-presented session with Steve Kaufman). 2009 Economics and Political Science Conference, Ashland University, Hiring Criteria and Focal Competencies for Managerial Positions; Presented research. 2009 Midwest Sciences Decision Conference, Miami University, Exploring Educator/Student Learning Styles through Innovative Assessment Techniques; Presented session. 2008 Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Conference; Presented Using Emotional Intelligence as a Classroom Enhancement Technique; Babson College, Wellsley, Massachusetts; Presented session. 2006 Ohio Business Teacher’s Association, Professional Development Conference; Cleveland, Ohio; Emotional Intelligence and Motivational Interviewing; Presented session. Conference Attendance 2008 Lilly Conference, Miami University; Attendee.
  4. 4. 2008 Ohio SHRM Conference, Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, Ohio; Attendee. 2007 Business Ethics Symposium at Ohio Northern University; Attendee. 2007 Statewide NALS Winter Conference; Stark State College, Canton, OH; Hosted; Moderated. 2006 State NALS Conference at Ohio Supreme Court; Columbus, OH; Attendee. Reviewer 2010 Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference; Reviewed proposals of conference participants. 2009 Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference; Reviewed proposals of conference participants. Professional Organizations 2008-present National Business Education Association, 2007-present Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. 2007-present Society for Human Resource Management. 2007-present American Society for Training and Development. Doctoral Dissertation The Needs of Technical College Graduates as Compared to the Needs of Business; Surveyed Fortune 500 companies in Ohio and Ohio Technical Colleges. Performed an analysis of variance on three groups regarding entry-level job competencies. Professional Honors 2009-2010 Who’s Who in the World. 2008-present Who’s Who in America. 2008-present Who’s Who in American Executives. 2007-present Who’s Who in American Education. 1998-present Who’s Who in American Women. 1997-present International Directory of Biographies (Cambridge, England), 1996 &1997 Outstanding Professor of the Year, EXCELL Program (two consecutive years); Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Polaris Campus; 1992 &1993 Ruble Scholar at The Ohio State University, 1993 Ohio Business Teacher’s Association scholarship winner.