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DBA Presentation

  1. 1. Presentation to DBA Cohort Richard G. Bush, Ph. D.
  2. 2. My Background <ul><li>Career Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Today </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Director, Undergraduate Management Programs – LTU </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor (Online, Hybrid, and On-ground) - LTU </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have held many positions from technician to senior IT manager. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This year makes 30 years of work experience. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>B. A. in Management and Organizational Development (1999) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M. A. in Organizational Management (2001) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ph. D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (2006) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. My Family <ul><li>My wife Suzanne </li></ul><ul><li>My son Alexander </li></ul><ul><li>… and the Critters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Penny Piddle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bonker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buddy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kizmet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peppie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orion </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. My Publications <ul><li>Bush, R. (2005, January 23-24, 2005). An Analysis of Student Acceptance of Computer-Mediated Communication. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Applied Management and Decision Sciences, Athens, GA. </li></ul><ul><li>Bush, R. (2006a). Online Assessments: Strategies for Creating Reliable Exams. Unpublished Presentation. Michigan Blackboard Users Group Conference. </li></ul><ul><li>Bush, R. (2006b). Student Perceptions and Institutional Decisions of Technology: The Technology Acceptance Model. Unpublished Dissertation, Walden University. </li></ul><ul><li>Bush, R. (2006c, January 20, 2006). A Study of Student Acceptance of Computer-Mediated Communication. Paper presented at the Second International Conference on Applied Management and Decision Sciences, Dallas. </li></ul><ul><li>Bush, R. (2006d). Using Safe Assignment to Improve Outcomes Assessment: One of Many Tools to Improve Student Writing. Unpublished Presentation. Michigan Blackboard Users Group Conference. </li></ul><ul><li>Bush, R. (2008). Lawrence Tech's new online completion program looks to aid Michigan's struggling economy: Pathways through Partnerships program provides smooth transition for community college students. Community College Week, Spring 2008, 6-7. </li></ul><ul><li>Bush, R. (2008). Student Perceptions and Institutional Decisions: The Technology Acceptance Model : VDM Verlag. </li></ul><ul><li>Bush, R., Castelli, P., Lowry, P., & Cole, M. (2008a). Improving Teaching Presence in a Virtual Classroom . </li></ul><ul><li>Bush, R., Castelli, P., Lowry, P., & Cole, M. (2008b). Improving Teaching Presence in a Virtual Classroom. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, HI. </li></ul><ul><li>Bush, R., & Korrapati, R. (2004). Appreciative Inquiry as a Model for Positive Change in an Undergraduate Information Technology Degree Program. Paper presented at the Allied Academies International Conference, Maui, Hawaii. </li></ul><ul><li>Bush, R., & Kujawa, L. (2008). Pathways through Partnerships. Paper presented at the CIT 2008 Salt Lake City, UT. </li></ul><ul><li>Bush, R., & Lowry, P. (2008). Technologies and Delivery Methods. Unpublished Poster Session. Lawrence Technological University. </li></ul><ul><li>Bush, R., & McCord, A. S. (2008). Technologies to Support Interactive and Connective OD. In W. J. Rothwell, R. Sullivan & J. Stavros (Eds.), Practicing Organization Development (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Pfeiffer. </li></ul><ul><li>Castelli, P., Bush, R., & Kirkwood, V. (2006). Outcomes Assessment for Undergraduate Management Degree Programs: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach. The International Journal of Applied Management and Technology . </li></ul><ul><li>McCord, A., Boettcher, J., & Bush, R. (2007). Implications of the 2006 Sloan-C Report. Unpublished Live Online Presentation Innovate-Live. </li></ul><ul><li>Poulious, N., Fox, S., & Bush, R. (2008, February 27, 2008). Internet Security of Grown Ups. Paper presented at the Regional Skills Alliance - Automation Alley, Oakland Public Schools. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research <ul><li>Quantitative </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative </li></ul><ul><li>Mix-Methods (Qual/Quant) </li></ul><ul><li>… .so which one should you use? </li></ul>
  6. 6. My Research Interests <ul><li>Business and Information Technology Alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Business Technology Management </li></ul><ul><li>Research Methods, Pedagogy vs. Andragogy and Education </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education and Information Technology Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance and Use of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>… these are just a few broad areas. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Somethings to think about… <ul><li>Adjunct Instructor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Here or elsewhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UMP is always looking for talent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My availability to serve on committees… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep me in mind as you move forward </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My research is still painfully fresh in my mind </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>As you research… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find your passion, and match it with your desired goals (current employment or future faculty appointments or both) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be determined. This is not a given, it takes a great deal of effort, clarity of purpose, money, and time to complete. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish. Use your research to publish. </li></ul></ul>A Final (not really) Thought
  9. 9. <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>… remain curious forever. </li></ul>Never Stop Asking…
  10. 10. Questions?

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