Brett S. Sharp, Ph.D.

University of Central Oklahoma, Dept. of Political Science
100 North University Drive, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034-5209
Office Phone: 405/974-5526/fax: 405/974-3823/e-mail: bsharp@uco.edu 

Education

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Areas of Concentration: Public Administration, Public Policy, and American Government
Dissertation: Expressing Political and Administrative Values Through Stories:
A Semiotic Analysis of the National Performance Review

Master of Public Administration, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Master's Paper: Participation and Productivity: A Look at Public Sector Suggestion Programs

Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Major Option: Public Affairs Minor: Religious Studies

Leadership Educators Institute, sponsored by ACPA, NASPA, & NCLP, College Park, MD, (December 2008)

Outstanding Professors' Academy, Class 8, 2006/2007, Educators' Leadership Academy, March 2007

FBI Citizens' Academy, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Graduated 2003

Professional Certification: Senior Professional in Human Resources Management (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resources Management/HR Certification Institute 1997-2006

Academic Appointments

Professor, University of Central Oklahoma, 2009-Present

Public Administration Advisor, University of Central Oklahoma, August 2000 - Present

Director of Leadership Studies, University of Central Oklahoma, May 2006-August 2009

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, 2009-Present

Associate Professor, University of Central Oklahoma, 2005-2009

Associate Director, Oklahoma Policy Research Center (now the UCO Policy Institute), 2001-2005

Assistant Professor, University of Central Oklahoma, 2000-2005

Co-Director, Oklahoma Policy Research Center (now the UCO Policy Institute), 2000-2001

Adjunct Professor, Oklahoma Christian University, College of Business, 1998-2002

Adjunct Professor, University of Phoenix, 1999-2001

Adjunct Lecturer, University of Central Oklahoma, Spring 1997 & Spring 1998

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, Fall 1996

Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University, College of Agriculture, 1982-1983

Administrative/Professional Work Experience

City of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, OK (October 1995 - August 2000)
Employment Manager
Managed recruitment and selection activities for major metropolitan workforce. Supervised professional and clerical staff. Reviewed departmental budgets during reorganization. In charge of career counseling and placement of employees affected by reductions in force, on-the-job injuries, or physical disabilities. Administered annual assessment centers for Police Lieutenant and Captain promotions and occasional assessment centers for various executive positions such as Chief of Police. Coordinated college internship program, automated applicant processing, and researched personnel issues. Conducted discrimination and internal grievance investigations. Served on Tuition Reimbursement Committee which coordinated educational assistance for City employees. Served on various Labor/Management Relations Committees.
Provided direct human resource services to City Manager, Mayor, City Council, Municipal Counselor's Office, City Auditor's Office, City Clerk's Office, Office of Workforce Development, Personnel Department, and Transit Services. Coordinated procurement of computer equipment and software. Served as acting manager over the Human Resources Information System.

Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management, Oklahoma City, OK
December 1987 - October 1995
Agency Services Coordinator
Implemented newly legislated program to provide comprehensive human resource services to small agencies within state government. Based on "circuit rider" concept, visited small agencies, boards, and commissions lacking full-time human resources staff and advised on personnel issues. Consulted in all human resources areas.

Senior Personnel Specialist
Supervised Personnel Specialists to review, develop, and validate personnel selection instruments. Conducted applied research in industrial-organizational psychology and public sector productivity improvement. Investigated possible adverse impact by selection procedures on protected classes. Directed research activities into areas such as performance appraisal, job classification analysis, pay-for-performance, total quality management, and other public organizational issues. Analyzed legislation concerning state human resources issues. Managed Test Administration Division, coordinated remote-site testing, and arranged reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities.
Assisted in daily management of state Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP). Directly involved in production of two training videos to publicize program. Prepared first codification of Rules for Committee on Incentive Awards for State Employees in compliance with Administrative Procedures Act. Helped implement state's first length of service recognition program. Served as personnel consultant on Governor's Task Force on Redesigning State Government.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Norman and Purcell, OK
June 1986 - September 1987
Assistant Manager
In charge of hardlines, home, and seasonal departments in a high-volume retail store. Supervised over 180 department managers and other personnel to merchandise in-coming products. Planned promotional activities. Involved in all aspects of store operations including budgeting, advertising, customer service, and human resources.

Discoveryland Outdoor Dramas, Tulsa, OK
Summers 1978-1985
Theater Administrator
Managed personnel, grounds, and facilities for major tourism and recreational establishment. Directed management staff in coordinating customer services, public relations, and crowd control logistics. Prepared seasonal budget.

Awards and Honors

● Co-Advisor for Best Chapter (Schools >15,000 Enrollment), Pi Sigma Alpha National Honorary Society, 2009

● Nominated for College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Service Award, UCO, March 2009

● Faculty & Staff Campus Leader of the Week, UCO Leadership Central, April 14-18, 2008

● Nominated for College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Service Award, UCO, January 2008

● Faculty Advisor for Omicron Delta Kappa chapter at UCO, winner of national Circle of Distinction Award, 2007

● Charter Member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, April 30, 2007

● Leadership Certificate of Excellence, Students of Leadership: Act the Part, December 6, 2006

● Co-Advisor for Best Chapter (Schools >15,000 Enrollment), Pi Sigma Alpha National Honorary Society, 2006

● Oklahoma Political Science Scholar of the Year, Oklahoma Political Science Association, November 4, 2005

● Vanderford Engagement Award for Leadership, University of Central Oklahoma, August 2005

● Faculty-Merit Credit Award for Excellence in Scholarship, University of Central Oklahoma, August 2005

● Faculty Member of the Year, UCO College of Liberal Arts, April 13, 2005

● Co-Advisor for Best Chapter (Schools >15,000 Enrollment), Pi Sigma Alpha National Honorary Society, 2005

● Nominated for The Neely Annual Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Central Oklahoma, April 2005

● Faculty-Merit Credit Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Central Oklahoma, August 2004

● Co-Advisor for Best Chapter (Schools >15,000 Enrollment), Pi Sigma Alpha National Honorary Society, 2004

● Oklahoma Political Science Teacher of the Year, Oklahoma Political Science Association, November 6, 2003

● Faculty-Merit Credit Award for Excellence in Service, University of Central Oklahoma, August 2003

● Outstanding Junior Faculty Member 2002-2003, UCO College of Liberal Arts, April 16, 2003

● Voted as one of UCO's Favorite 10 Professors, Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, April 16, 2003

● Honorary Member of Golden Key International Honour Society, 2003

● Nominated for Dordick Outstanding Mentor Award, University of Central Oklahoma Foundation, May 29, 2003

● Certificate of Recognition for Service & Dedication in the Classroom, University of Phoenix, April 28, 2001

● Certificate for Dedication and Service to the Personnel Department, City of Oklahoma City, August 15, 2000

● Received City's Best Award from the City of Oklahoma City, October 12, 1998

● Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management Employee of the Month, April 1998

● Selected as an Outstanding Young Man of America for 1992

● Member of Pi Alpha Alpha, Public Administration Honorary Society, September 15, 1991

● Completed Wal-Mart Management Training Program in top 3% company-wide, 1987

● Oklahoma State University Senior Scholastic Scholarship for 1985-1986

● Member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honorary Society, April 24, 1985

● Society of Collegiate Journalists' 10th Annual Press Day Award for Feature Writing, 1981

● Oklahoma YMCA Hi-Y Youth and Government Award, April 11, 1981

Teaching Experience

Courses taught at UCO:

Advanced Public Administration (U) 

American National Government (U)

American Political Humor (U) 

Civic Leadership Capstone (U)

Ethics & Leadership (U) 

Ethics in Public Service (U/G)

Experiential Leadership (U)

Introduction to Public Administration (U) 

Intergovernmental Relations (U/G) 

Homeland Security (U) 

Issues in Global Politics (U) 

Leadership Development (U)

Municipal Management (U/G) 

Music in American Politics (U) 

Political Advertising (U) 

Politics and Music (U)

Politics and the New Media (U/G) 

Political Science: Scope of the Discipline (G)

Politics of Generations (U) 

Public Finance & Budgeting (U/G)

Public Human Resources Management (U) 

Public Policy Analysis (U/G)

State Administration (U/G) 

State and Local Government (U)

Theories of Leadership (U) 

Urban Government & Policy (U)

Courses taught at other universities:

Human Resource Management (U) 

Issues in Management (U)

Managing Public Programs (G) 

Organizational Ethics (U)

Research & Analysis Using Statistics (U) 

Systems Approach Organizational Change (U)

Directed readings supervised:

Advanced Human Resources Management (G) 

Advanced Public Affairs (G)

Civic Engagement (U) 

Environmental Policy in States (U)

Evaluating Public Programs (G) 

Higher Education Policy and Administration (U)

Local Government Innovations (U) 

Managing State Government (U) 

Modern Administrative Thought (U) 

Nonprofit Management and Law (U)

Nonprofit Strategic Planning (U) 

Philosophy of Politics (G)

Policy Analysis and Evaluation (G) 

Political Philosophy of Objectivism (G)

Political Psychology (G) 

Prison Policy and Administration (U)

Public Management Principles (U) 

Policy on Capital Punishment (G)

Public Organizational Development (G) 

Public Procurement Practices (G)

Public Fiscal Administration (G) 

Religion and Politics (G - OU)

Smart Growth in Urban Development (U)

Transformational Leadership (U)

Urban Planning & Economic Development (U)

Journal Articles

"Creating a Leadership Minor: A Personal Reflection on Academic Collaboration." New Plains Review, 8.1 (Spring 2008): 57-69.

"Budget Reorganization in the Urbanopolis Human Resources Department" (case study and teaching note). The Electronic Hallway: Case Teaching Resources from the Evans School of Public Affairs (January 28, 2008).

"Ghosts in the Bureaucratic Machine: Resurrecting the Principles of Administration in the Oklahoma Health Department," with Steve Housel. The American Review of Public Administration, 34.1 (March 2004): 20-35.

"The Search for the Holy Grail in Oklahoma: Partnering with Faith-based Organizations to Deliver Social Services." Oklahoma Politics, 12, (November 2003).

"Oklahoma League of Political Scientists Spring 2002 Policy Survey: Term Limits for State Legislators - Congressional Redistricting - Fair Ballot Access." Oklahoma Policy Studies Review, 4.1 (Spring/Summer 2003): 26-28.

"Oklahoma League of Political Scientists Spring 2001 Policy Survey: Reforming the Electoral College - Divided State Government." Oklahoma Policy Studies Review, 3.1 (Spring/Summer 2002): 26-28.

"Oklahoma League of Political Scientists Spring 2000 Survey: Governor's Agenda, Sales Tax, Tobacco Settlement Funds, Oklahoma Constitution," with Stephen Jenks and Michael R. Metzger. Oklahoma Policy Studies Review, 2.1 (Spring/Summer 2001): 17-21.

"The Old Employee Suggestion Box: An Undervalued Force for Productivity Improvement," with David G. Carnevale. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 13.2 (Spring 1993): 82-92.

Books and Ancillaries

Managing in the Public Sector: A Casebook in Ethics and Leadership co-authored with Grant Aguirre and Kenneth Kickham. Pearson/Longman (2011).

Test Bank for American Government: Power and Purpose (Brief 10th Edition). New York: W. W. Norton & Company (2008).

Test Bank for American Government: Power and Purpose (10th Edition). New York: W. W. Norton & Company (2008).

Oklahoma Government & Politics: An Introduction (4th Ed.) co-edited with Christopher L. Markwood. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company (2007).

Test-Item File for American Government: Power and Purpose (9th Edition). New York: W. W. Norton & Company (2006).

Test Bank for American Government: Brief 2006 Edition. New York: W. W.Norton & Company (2006).

Oklahoma Government & Politics: An Introduction (3rd Ed.) co-edited with Christopher L. Markwood. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company (2005).

Test-Item File for American Government: Power and Purpose (8th Ed.). New York: W. W. Norton & Company (2004).

Book Chapter

All the World's a Stage: Influencing American Foreign Policy Through Popular Music" in Homer Simpson Goes to Washington: American Politics Through Popular Culture edited by Joseph Foy. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky (2010 updated paperback edition).

"All the World's a Stage: Influencing American Foreign Policy Through Popular Music" in Homer Simpson Goes to Washington: American Politics Through Popular Culture edited by Joseph Foy. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky (2008 and 2010 in paperback).

eMedia

Norton Test Bank with ExamView Assessment Suite: Test Item File for American Government, 9th Edition [CD-ROM]. New York: W. W. Norton (9th Ed.). New York: W. W. Norton & Company (2006).

Norton Testmaker Microtest III: Test Item File for American Government 8th Edition [CD-ROM]. New York: W. W. Norton (8th Ed.). New York: W. W. Norton & Company (2004).

Published Book Reviews

Carnevale, David G. Organizational Development in the Public Sector. (Boulder, CO: Westview Press). In Oklahoma Politics, 17, November 2008.

Harris, Fred. Does People Do It? A Memoir. (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press). In Oklahoma Politics, 17, November 2008.

Thomas, Elmer; Edited by Richard Lowitt and Carolyn G. Hanneman, Forty Years a Legislator (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press). In Oklahoma Politics, 16, November 2007.

Deborah L. Rhode (Ed.), Moral Leadership: The Theory and Practice of Power, Judgment, and Policy (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2006). In Public Integrity, 9.2, Spring 2007.

Rosemary O'Leary, The Ethics of Dissent: Managing Guerrilla Government (Washington, DC: CQ Press). In Administrative Theory & Praxis, 28.4, December 2006.

Chris Willman, Rednecks and Bluenecks: The Politics of Country Music (New York: The New Press). In Oklahoma Politics, 15, November 2006.

Patricia Loughlin, Hidden Treasures of the American West: Muriel H. Wright, Angie Debo, and Alice Marriott (Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press). In Oklahoma Politics, 15, November 2006.

Linda Gravett, HRM Ethics: Perspectives for a New Millennium (Cincinnati, OH: Atomic Dog Publishing, 2003). In Review of Public Personnel Administration, 24.1, March 2004.

Lowitt, Richard, Fred Harris: His Journey from Liberalism to Populism (2002). In Oklahoma Politics, 12, November 2003.

W. Dale Mason, Indian Gaming: Tribal Sovereignty and American Politics (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000). In Oklahoma Politics, 11, November 2002.

Elisabeth R. Gerber, Arthur Lupia, Mathew D. McCubbins, and D. Roderick Kiewiet, Stealing the Initiative: How State Government Responds to Direct Democracy (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001). In Oklahoma Policy Studies Review, 2.1, Spring 2001.

William R. Burkett & James Edwin Alexander, The Fall of David Hall, (Oklahoma City: Macedon Publishing Company, 2000). In Oklahoma Politics, 9, October 2000.

Joseph Rosse & Robert Levin, High Impact Hiring: A Comprehensive Guide to Performance-Based Hiring (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1997). In Review of Public Personnel Administration, 19.4, Fall 1999.

Technical Reports and Policy Studies

"Great Expectations and Recent Frustrations: Oklahoma's Continuing Quest to Partner with Faith-based Organizations" (Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy, October 2003)

Validation Project: 1998 Police Lieutenant and Police Captain Written Promotional Examinations. City of Oklahoma City Police Department, October 1, 1998

Test Development and Validation Report: Correctional Officer Series. State of Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management and Oklahoma Department of Corrections, May 1993

Exhibits/Posters

Engaging Students in Contemporary International Issues and American Foreign Policy Through Popular Music, poster presentation for the Share Fair, University of Central Oklahoma, February 25, 2008

The Power of Stories to Lead the Public Service During Bureaucratic Reform poster presentation at Oklahoma Research Day 2006, University of Central Oklahoma (Conference postponed to April 6, 2007 due to weather)

Honorary Exhibitor for the Mathematical Research Project: The Fibonacci Sequence as Expressed Through Natural Phenomena and Aesthetics at the inauguration of the Kirkpatrick Planetarium, Omniplex Science Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

Other Publications

Contributor for "Members React to Terrorist Attacks," Public Administration Times, 24.10, (October 2001): 16-18.

"My Turn," The Vista, September 18, 2001.

Contributing editor for Choices: An American Government Reader, Pearson Custom Publishing, 2001.

Conference Papers and Panel Participation

Chair and Discussant for Innovations in Teaching Public Policy (Panel facilitation at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, January 9, 2010)

Chair and Discussant for Comparative State Policy (Panel facilitation at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, January 9, 2010)

Chair for Civic Engagement in Action (Panel facilitation at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, January 9, 2010)

Chair for Normative and Positive Theories of Public Administration and Policy (Panel facilitation at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, January 8, 2010)

Chair and Discussant for Religion and Political Engagement (Panel facilitation at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, January 7, 2010)

Organizer and Chair of Playing in the Key of Politics: The Role of Popular Music in American Political Movements (Panel facilitation at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, January 7, 2010)

"Singing Off Key: Political Controversies Involving the National Anthem in American Politics" (Paper presented on the panel Civic Education: Underlying Factors and Outcomes at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference (New Orleans, LA, January 7-10, 2009)

Discussant for Policies and Politics panel (Oklahoma Political Science Association Conference, Cameron University, Lawton, OK, Rogers State University, Claremore, OK, November 3, 2008)

Moderator for Voter Education Forum (Facilitated pre-election panel discussion open to the public, sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, American Democracy Project, and the UCO Student Association, Edmond, OK, October 29, 2008).

"Motivating the New Generation" (Invited Presentation for the 44th Annual Conference of the Interstate Labor Standards Association, Oklahoma City Skirvin Hilton Hotel, August 21, 2008)

"Educating for Democracy: Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies for Responsible Political Engagement" (Presentation on panel at the 2008 Faculty Enhancement Day at the University of Central Oklahoma, August 13, 2008)

"Using Popular Songs to Promote Student Interest in Politics" (Presentation on panel, Increasing Student Civic Engagement Through Film and Music at the American Democracy Project conference, Democracy and Civic Engagement: A Call to Action, at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK, March 11, 2008)

"Progressive Politics: Leadership Initiatives Through the Non-Profit Sector and Its Impact on a Changing Society" with Cyndi Munson (Presentation on panel, Millennials Talk Politics at the American Democracy Project conference, Democracy and Civic Engagement: A Call to Action, at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK, March 10, 2008)

Moderator for Nurturing Civic Engagement in Undergraduate Education (Facilitated roundtable discussion at the American Democracy Project conference, Democracy and Civic Engagement: A Call to Action, at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK, March 10, 2008).

"World-Wide Symphony: The Role of Popular Music in American Foreign Policy" (Paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference (New Orleans, LA, January 10, 2008)

"Emancipation of a State Agency: The Case of the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board" with Katie Richey (Paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference (New Orleans, LA, January 6, 2007)

Chair and Discussant for Philosophical and Normative Perspectives on Social Policy (Panel facilitation at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 5, 2007).

"Hard Time for Women: Female Incarceration Policies in the Southern States" with Kim McCoy (Paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 5, 2007)

"Supporting Public Administration as a Profession in Oklahoma" (Presentation at the Oklahoma Political Science Association Conference, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, OK, November 17, 2006)

"Why Do Political Science Professors Test Students So Badly?" (Presentation at the Oklahoma Political Science Association Conference, Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, OK, November 16, 2006)

"The Power of Stories to Lead the Public Service During Bureaucratic Reform" (Paper presented at the American Society for Public Administration's 67th Annual Conference, The Sky's the Limit: Innovation and Idealism in Public Service, Denver, CO, April 1-4, 2006)

"Faculty Learning and Innovation: What? Me Teach Ethics?" (Panel participation at the Southwestern Academy of Management's Symposium for the Federation of Business Discipline's Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, March 3, 2006)

"Teaching with the iPod: Engaging Students Through Analysis of Political Content in Popular Music" (paper presented at the American Political Science Association 2006 Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, Washington, DC, February 18-20, 2006)

"Music as a Pedagogical Tool in Teaching American Politics" (paper presented at the Oklahoma Political Science Association Conference, Rogers State University, Claremore, OK, November 4, 2005)

Chair for Contemporary Politics panel (Oklahoma Political Science Association Conference, Rogers State University, Claremore, OK, November 4, 2005)

Discussant for Public Administration Panel panel (Oklahoma Political Science Association Conference, Rogers State University, Claremore, OK, November 3, 2005)

"Developing and Validating Standardized Tests for Assessment" (presentation at the UCO Assessment Seminar, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK, February 24, 2005)

Discussant for "Public Administration: Examining Issues Related to Ethics, Annexation, and Human Resources" (Panel at the Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Conference, Northeastern Oklahoma State University, Tahlequah, November 5, 2004)

"Ethics in City Management" (presentation at the 48th Annual Winter Conference for Professional City Administrators; sponsored by the City Management Association of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Municipal League, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, January 15, 2004)

"Charitable Choice and Faith-Based Social Services: The View from the States" (Panel participant for plenary session at the Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy Annual Research Conference: The Public Benefit of Private Faith: Religious Organizations and the Delivery of Social Services, Washington, DC, November 13, 2003)

Discussant for "Producing Results" Recent Lessons in Public Sector Organizing, Collaborating, and Financing (Panel at the Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Conference, University of Central Oklahoma, November 6, 2003)

"Retooling the Much Maligned Multiple Choice Test to Promote Public Affairs Learning" (paper presented at the 26th Annual Teaching Public Administration Conference, Dayton, OH, February 7, 2003)

"State of the State's Freedom: Impact of 9-11 in Oklahoma" (panel presentation at the 4th Annual First Amendment Congress, University of Central Oklahoma, November 8, 2002)

Chair for "Building Trust" panel including presentation of paper, "Restoring Public Trust by Resurrecting the Principles of Administration" with Steve Housel (Paper presented at the American Society for Public Administration Conference, Phoenix, AZ, March 24, 2002)

"Ghosts in the Bureaucratic Machine: Public Administrators Respond to the Oklahoma Health Department Scandal" with Steve Housel (Paper presented at the Southwestern Political Science Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX, March 14-18, 2001)

Discussant and acting chair for the public finance panel, "Show Me the Money" (Southwestern Political Science Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX, March 14-18, 2001)

Discussant for "Comparative Public Policy" panel including presentation of paper, "Why the Voter Has Vanished in the U.S.: A Comparative Reflection on Political Participation" by Meshack M. Sagini, Langston University (Southwestern Political Science Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX, March 14-18, 2001)

Chair for "Visions of the Future: State and Local Reforms in Oklahoma (Panel presentation at the Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Conference, Oklahoma City University, November 16, 2000)

"Semiotic Foundations for Research Paradigms: Implications for Administrative Theory" (paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association Conference, Savannah, Georgia, November 4, 1999)

"Communicating the Principles of Reinvention: Stories in the Gore Report" (paper presented at the Oklahoma Political Science Association Conference, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK, November 6, 1998)

"Workshop on Careers in Public Service" (participated in panel sponsored by the University of Oklahoma Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, November 5, 1997)

"Changing Values in Bureaucratic Reform" (Paper presented at the Oklahoma Political Science Association Conference, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK, November 17, 1995)

"The Bureaucratic Congress: Influence of Progressive Rationality on Democratic Deliberation" (Paper presented at the Southwestern Political Science Association Conference, Dallas, TX, March 25, 1995)

Discussant for "Ethnicity, Ideology, and Human Rights" (Panel presentation at the Southwestern Political Science Association Conference, Dallas, TX, March 25, 1995)

"Employee Selection in the New Political Environment: Strategies to Promote Diversity and Productivity" (Paper presented at the American Society for Public Administration National Conference, Kansas City, MO, July 23-27, 1994)

"The Many Faces of Racial Equality: The Clash Between Law and Pluralistic Politics" with Eric Spooner (Paper presented at the Southwestern Political Science Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 1, 1994)

Chair for "Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict" panel including paper, "Religious Mythmaking and the Rise of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka" (presented at the Southwestern Political Science Association Conference, San Antonio, March 30, 1994)

Discussant for Best Political Science Undergraduate Paper panel including presentation of paper, "El Salvador and Guatemala: An Evaluation of Democracy" by Michael Fields (Oklahoma Political Science Association Conference, Tahlequah, OK, November 12, 1993)

"Protestant Church Growth in Latin America: Sociopolitical Consequences of Evangelical Growth" (Paper presented at the Sesquicentennial Celebration Series Conference, Church, State, & Society in Latin America: Sociopolitical & Economic Restructuring Since 1960 at Villanova University, PA, March 18, 1993)

"Participation-Key to Quality in the Public Sector" (Paper prepared for the Employee Involvement Association 49th Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, September 11, 1991: Winner in the 1991 International Papers Competition; Presented at the Mid-America Chapter of the Employee Involvement Association, Francis Tuttle Vo-Tech Center, Oklahoma City, OK, December 9, 1991)

Grants and Funded Scholarship

● Awarded Faculty Development Funds, University of Central Oklahoma, December 2009

● Participant instructor for the teaching institute, "Teaching Civic Engagement and the Politics of Democracy: Environmental History, Land and Energy Stewardship, and Community in Oklahoma," with Patti Loughlin, Gloria Caddell, Bill Caire, Susan Scott, Kevin Sweeney, and John Wood as part of an interdisciplinary grant awarded by the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, July 27-30, 2009.

● Awarded Faculty Development Funds, University of Central Oklahoma, December 8, 2008

● Awarded Faculty Development Funds, University of Central Oklahoma, December 7, 2007

● Awarded Jackson College of Graduate Studies & Research RCSA Presentation Grant, December 6, 2007

● Awarded Faculty Development Funds, University of Central Oklahoma, November 15, 2006

● Awarded Faculty Development Funds, University of Central Oklahoma, Spring 2006

● Faculty Merit-Credit Award for excellence in scholarship, University of Central Oklahoma, August 2005

● Faculty Member of the Year Award, University of Central Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, April 2005

● Faculty Merit-Credit Award for excellence in teaching, University of Central Oklahoma, August 2004

● Field research in Oklahoma (State Scans, Case Study; and Research Presentation) for national study on Charitable Choice Implementation and Faith-Based Organization Social Service Delivery conducted by the Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy-a special project of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government with support from The Pew Charitable Trusts through the Research Foundation of the State University of New York, Fall 2003

● Undergraduate Research Assistant funded through the Joe Jackson College of Graduate Studies and Research, 2003-2004

● Faculty Merit-Credit Award for excellence in service, University of Central Oklahoma, August 12, 2003

● Awarded Faculty Development Funds, University of Central Oklahoma, Spring 2003

● Awarded Faculty Development Funds, University of Central Oklahoma, January 9, 2002

● Instrumental in securing funding from City of Del City for "Economic Impact of Proposed Del City Hospital on I-40 Corridor" study by Don Maxwell, Mike Metzger, and Steve Smith through UCO's Oklahoma Policy Research Center, 2002

● Awarded Conference Grant by University of Oklahoma Graduate Student Senate, 1994

● Awarded Conference Grant by University of Oklahoma Graduate Student Senate, 1993

Training Courses Developed and Presented

Ethics in Public Service Seminar with Matt Mueller for the City of Edmond. Initial presentation Edmond Community Center, OK April 24-25, 2002.

Assessment Center: Training & Resources with Rebecka Shaw and Larry Kettler for the City of Oklahoma City Police Department. Initial presentation to the Oklahoma City Police/Fire Training Center, February 23-24, 1998.

Invited Presentations

"Popular Music in American Politics" Presentation on panel, "The Role of Fine Arts in Political Discourse" for the Ray and Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service at The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK, October 29, 2009

"Administrative Evil and Its Challenge to Ethical Leadership" Two workshop presentations for the Student Leadership Retreat: Leadership and the Dynamics of Change sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Hilton Southern Hills Hotel, Tulsa, OK, October 2, 2009

"Discipline and Leadership" Presentation for UCO Leadership Central's Social Change Seminar Series, October 3, 2007

"Leadership-An Academic Perspective" Presentation for Advanced Leadership UCO, October 17, 2006

"Beyond the Bill of Rights: The Living Constitution" Guest lecture at the University of Central Oklahoma for students in POL 1113: American National Government-Instructor: Dr. Loren Gatch, June 8, 2006

"Research on the Faith-based Initiative in Oklahoma" Presentation for the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, February 23, 2006

"Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" Presentation for the Mau Tau Chapter of the Sigma Nu Fraternity at the University of Central Oklahoma as part of the LEAD Phase II training program, February 13, 2006

"Faith-based Organizations and Social Welfare Policy in Oklahoma" Expert testimony before the State of Oklahoma House of Representatives Interim Study Committee on Private Faith-Based Organizations in Oklahoma, November 3, 2005

"Hurricane Katrina and Poverty" Panel participation during Poverty Awareness Week at the University of Central Oklahoma, Troy Smith Lecture Hall, October 27, 2005

"Using Research Methods at Work" Guest lecture at the University of Central Oklahoma for students in POL 2013: Information Management in Political Science-Instructor: Dr. Jan Hardt, July 27, 2005

"Overview of Leadership Programs" presented with Melinda Henderson, President's Leadership Retreat Remix, April 18, 2005

"Careers: How Do I Start?" presented with Lisa Gilmore, UCO Career Services, January 13, 2004

"Career Seminar" presented with Lisa Gilmore at the UCO Career Fair, September 4, 2003

"Oklahoma's Political Environment: Oklahoma Constitution, Legislative Process, and Political History," Guest lecture at UCO for students in ECON 4913/5913: Oklahoma Economy & Public Policy, September 4, 2003

"How to Use Multiple Choice Tests Effectively (and Without the Guilt)" presented at the UCO Faculty Enhancement Day, August 13, 2003

"The Delicate Art of Writing the Effective Resume" presented at the UCO Career Fair, October 2, 2002

"Opportunities in Public Service Careers" presented to departing service members and their families, sponsored by the Transition Assistance Program of the United States Department of Air Force, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, December 15, 1999

"Job Opportunities for Veterans with Disabilities" presented to the Job Support Group sponsored by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, September 8, 1999

"Today's Changing Workforce and the Challenge of Selecting Qualified Employees" presented at the Edmond Business Initiative: Education Series, Edmond Medical Center, January 20, 1999

"Job Opportunities for Veterans with Disabilities" presented to the Job Support Group sponsored by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, September 8, 1999

"Careers in City Government" presented to the senior class of Northeast High School, City of Oklahoma City, Civic Center Little Theater, Oklahoma City, OK March 26, 1998

"Keeping Your Job─Interpersonal and Communication Skills" presented at the Business and Computer Technology Employment Symposium, Moore-Norman Area Vocational-Technical Center, Norman, OK March 29, 1996

"Human Resources Management Reform in the State of Oklahoma" Guest lecture at the University of Oklahoma for students in Psc 3542: Human Resources Management-Instructor: David Carnevale, March 9, 1995.

"The State Personnel System: Structure and Process" Guest lecture at the University of Central Oklahoma for students in Psc 3543: Public Personnel Administration-Instructor: Gail Lawn-Day, September 17, 1993.

"Urban Management Reform" Guest lecture at the University of Central Oklahoma for students in Psc 3583: Urban Area Government & Politics-Instructor: Gail Lawn-Day, September 17, 1993.

"SAS for Windows: Feature and Applications for the Microcomputer" Presentation at the State of Oklahoma SAS Users Group Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK, August 11, 1993.

"Human Resources Management in State Government" Presentation at University of Oklahoma, Norman for students in Introduction to Public Administration-Instructors: Gail Lawn-Day & Steve Housel, July 6, 1993.

"Performance Management in State Government" Presentation for employees of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma City, OK, November 10, 1992.

Web Sites Developed/Maintained (2000-2009)

● American Society for Public Administration - OK Chapter www.libarts.uco.edu/political/organizations/aspa

● Oklahoma League of Political Scientists www.libarts.uco.edu/political/organizations/olps

● Oklahoma Political Science Association www.libarts.uco.edu/opsa

● UCO Political Science Department: (2001-2007) www.libarts.uco.edu/political/aweb

● UCO Student Symposium (2003-2004) www.libarts.uco.edu/symposium

● Pi Sigma Alpha-Sigma Mu (Political Science Honorary Society) www.libarts.uco.edu/political/organizations/psa

● Professional Websites for Self and Colleagues www.libarts.uco.edu/political/faculty/hardt

www.libarts.uco.edu/political/faculty/sharp

www.libarts.uco.edu/political/faculty/shin

● UCO Young Democrats (2004-2005) www.libarts.uco.edu/political/organizations/yd

● UCO Ethics (2006-2010) www.libarts.uco.edu/uco-ethics

Service to Department

● Public Administration Advisor, 2000-Present

● Co-Sponsor, Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honorary society-recipient of "Best Chapter Award" 2004, 2005, and 2006 by national organization; selection committee for Pi Sigma Alpha Outstanding Student Award), 2001-2007

● Webmaster, 2004-2007 (currently maintaining page for Faculty Research)

● Chair, Political Science Leadership Scholarship Award Committee, March 2008

● Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Departmental Recommendations for UCO Library Purchases, October 2007

● Coordinator, Government and Political Internships, 2001-2006

● Member, Ad Hoc Graduate Program Committee, August 2005-2006

● Acting Chair, January 4-7, 2009; July 28-August 4, 2003; August 27-29, 2003; Back-Up Chair, July/August 2004, Nov 27, 2006

● Chair, Hiring Committee for New Faculty Member, Fall 2004-May 2005

● Manned Political Science Department table for LA Advisement Days, March 27, 2005

● Manned Political Science Department table for LA Advisement Days, March 30, 2004

● Manned Political Science Department table for LA Advisement Days, October 28, 2003

● Member, Ad Hoc Committee for Acting Chair, July/August 2003

● Acting Graduate Advisor, July 14-25, 2003

● Manned Political Science Department Booth for LA Advisement Days, April 1-2, 2003

● United Way Ambassador for Fall 2002

● Maintained Department's main bulletin board, 2001-2002

● Member, ad hoc committee on undergraduate political science curriculum, Fall 2000

● Proposed new Master of Arts in Political Science - Public Affairs to replace Urban Affairs option, Fall 2000

● Manned Political Science Department booth for Stampede Week, August 19, 2000

Service to College of Liberal Arts

● Member, College of Liberal Arts Academic Continuous Improvement Council, Spring 2003-Present; member of core competencies subcommittee, 2003-2004

● Member, College of Liberal Arts Faculty Member of the Year Award Committee, Spring 2009

● Member, College of Liberal Arts Faculty Member of the Year Award Committee, Spring 2008

● Moderator, Student Symposium XIX: Celebrating Oklahoma's First Century by Shaping the Next, April 11, 2007

● Member, College of Liberal Arts Faculty Member of the Year Award Committee, Spring 2007

● Chair, College of Liberal Arts Faculty Member of the Year Award Committee, Spring 2006

● Member, College of Liberal Arts New Faculty Member of the Year Award Committee, Spring 2006

● Member, Student Symposium Committee, Fall 2001-Spring 2004; Webmaster 2003-2004; Member of student recruitment subcommittee, 2002-2004

● Mentor, College of Liberal Arts Mentor Program, Academic years, 2004/2005 (David Macey) and 2006/2007 (Jonathan Ash)

● Member, College of Liberal Arts Task Force on Leadership Certificate, Spring 2004-Spring 2005

● Member, College of Liberal Arts Faculty/Staff Awards Committee, Spring 2004

● Member, College of Liberal Arts CommStat Committee, Fall 2002

● Member, College of Liberal Arts Film Studies Committee, 2001-2002

● College of Liberal Arts Luncheon Host for Stampede Week, August 2001

● Assessor, Student Symposium: A Student Odyssey. April 11, 2001

● Member, College of Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee, 2000-2001

Service to University

● Member, UCO Leadership Central's Leadership Minor Committee, Fall 2009-Present

● Participant on the Faculty Panel for the "Counselor Celebration & Information Day," November 3, 2009

● Panel Interviewee for Oklahoma Quality Award Foundation Examiners Campus Visit, September 21, 2009

● Participant in the Academic Leadership Forward Transformative Learning Strategic Planning session, August 10, 2009.

● Chair, UCO Leadership Central's Leadership Minor Committee, Fall 2005-Fall 2009

● Faculty Advisor, Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honorary Society, Summer 2007-Fall 2009; charter member of new chapter which has already received the national Circle of Distinction Award in its first year

● Member, UCO American Democracy Project Steering Committee, 2003-Present (Extracurricular Subcommittee; Host/Panel Facilitator for 2004 Regional Conference; Chair of Set Up Subcommittee for Spring 2008 Conference; Discussion Group Facilitator for President Webb's Special Inauguration Event, 1/20/2009; Member of Subcommittee for Deliberative Polling project, Spring 2009)

● Member of Selection Committee, UCO Foundation 2008 Presidential Partners Awards/John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Student Leadership and Public Service Awards (March 2009)

● Served as a Faculty Organizer for Spring 2008 Commencement

● Member, Friends of the Library of the University of Central Oklahoma, Fall 2007-Present

● Member of Selection Committee, UCO Foundation 2008 Presidential Partners Awards/John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Student Leadership and Public Service Awards (March 2008)

● Member of Selection Committee, UCO Foundation 2007 Presidential Partners Awards/John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Student Leadership and Public Service Awards (March 2007)

● Member of Selection Committee, UCO Leaders of Tomorrow (Applicant Screening Process, February 2007)

● Served as Assistant Site Coordinator for Spring 2006 Commencement

● Faculty Co-Advisor, UCOSA (University of Central Oklahoma Student Association, Fall 2005-Spring 2006

● Faculty Sponsor, President's Leadership Council (Member of Selection Committee-Applicant Screening Process; Transfer Student Interviews, Spring 2004; Applicant Screening Process, Spring 2005; Transfer Screening Process, Spring 2005 & Spring 2006)

● Member, UCO Disability Awareness Days Committee, May 2005-January 2006

● Served as Assistant Site Coordinator for Fall 2005 Commencement

● Member, UCO President's Leadership Program Committee, Fall 2004-Fall 2005

● Judge, UCO Homecoming Parade, October 1, 2005

● Panel Interviewee for Oklahoma Quality Award Foundation Examiners Campus Visit, August 23, 2005

● Served as Assistant Site Coordinator for Spring 2005 Commencement

● Hosted on-campus visit by Principal Brian Lang, St. Andrews University, Scotland, April 4, 2005

● Served as Assistant Site Coordinator for Fall 2004 Commencement

● Member, UCO Alumni Association, 2004-Present

● Member, UCO Salary Equity for Administrative Support Task Force, 2003-2004

● Served as Assistant Site Coordinator for Spring 2004 Commencement

● Member, General Education Assessment Committee, 2003-2004; member of Critical Thinking Subcommittee

● Serve on University Grievance Committee, August 29, 2003-Present

● Served as Assistant Site Coordinator for Spring 2003 Commencement

● Served as Assistant Site Coordinator for Fall 2002 Commencement

● Served as Faculty Organizer for Fall 2001 Commencement

Service to Profession

Grant Reviews

● Department of Housing and Urban Development/Office of University Partnerships Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC) Program Peer Review, Washington, DC, August 11-17, 2004

● Department of Housing and Urban Development/Office of University Partnerships Community Development Work Study Program Peer Review, Washington, DC, June 19-24, 2003

● Department of Housing and Urban Development/Office of University Partnerships Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program, July 2002

Book Manuscript Reviews

● Book manuscript and proposal for Routledge/Taylor & Francis Book Group: Governing Bodies: Introduction to the Study of Politics by Isaac D. Balbus, May 2008

● Book proposal and chapter manuscript for Prentice Hall: The Politics of Public Policy by Richard P. Barberio, January 2008

● Book proposal and chapter manuscript for Prentice Hall: Living Democracy: An Introduction to American Government by Daniel Shea, Joanne Connor Green, and Christopher Smith, November 2007

● Book manuscript for Oxford Press: Policy Analysis in a Complex World by Michael Mintrom, November 2007

● Book manuscript for Longman Publishers: The New American Democracy (5th Edition) by Morris Fiorina, Paul Peterson, Bertram Johnson, and William G. Mayer, May 2007

● Chapter manuscripts and proposal for author: Democracy Rising: The Quest Continues by Gregory Scott, February 2007 (Proposal for Pearson)

● Online self-paced American government simulations for Houghton Mifflin textbooks, February 2007

● Chapter manuscript and proposal for Longman Publishers: The New American Democracy (5th Edition) by Morris Fiorina, Paul Peterson, Bertram Johnson, and William G. Mayer, December 2006

● Chapter for Prentice Hall: Living Democracy: An Introduction to American Government by Dan Shea, September 2006

● Book and proposal for Prentice Hall: Public Personnel Management: Context and Strategies (6th Ed.) by Donald E. Klingner and John Nalbandian, August 2006

● Book manuscript and proposal for Longman Publishers: American Politics by Kenneth M. Goldstein and John J. Coleman, May 2006

● Book manuscript and proposal for Pearson./Prentice Hall Business Publishing: The Art and Science of Leadership by Afsaneh Nahavandi. (4th Ed.), March 2006

● Book manuscript and proposal for Congressional Quarterly Press: American Intergovernmental Relations edited by Laurence J. O'Toole, Jr. (4th Ed.), April 2005

● Book manuscript and proposal for Sage Publications: RealWorld Evaluation: Conducting Evaluations with Budget, Time, Data, and Political Constraints by Michael Baumberger, Jim Rugh, and Linda Mabry, November 2004

● Book manuscript and proposal for Longman Publishers: Introducing Public Policy, November 2004

● Book proposal for Longman Publishers: Introduction to Nonprofit Management, August 2004

● Book proposal for Longman Publishers: The Democratic Experiments in American Government and Politics, July 2004

● Book manuscript and proposal for Longman Publishers: Understanding American Politics and Government, July 2004

● Book and proposal for Thomson/Wadsworth Publishers: The Promise and Performance of American Democracy (7th Ed.) by Jon Bond and Kevin Smith, March 2004

● Book and proposal for Thomson/Wadsworth Publishers: Public Administration: An Action Orientation (5th Ed.) by Robert Denhardt and Joseph Grubbs, December 2003

● Book manuscript and proposal for Houghton Mifflin: Essentials of the Political Process: An Introduction to Political Science, October 2003

● Book and proposal for Longman Publishers: American Public Administration, August 2003

● Book and proposal for Congressional Quarterly Press: Governing: Issues and Applications from the Front Lines of Government (2nd Ed.) edited by Alan Ehrenhalt, July 21, 2003

● Book and proposal for Wadsworth Publishers: Analyzing Politics: An Introduction to Political Science (3rd Ed.) by Ellen Grigsby, May 2003

● Book manuscript & proposal for Longman Publishers: Careers in Political Science by Joel Clark, February 2003

● Article submissions for The Internet Encyclopedia (3 volumes) edited by Hossein Bidgoli and published by John Wiley & Sons, January 2003

● Book manuscript and proposal for Prentice Hall: Managing Human Resources: Basic Concepts and Techniques by Gary Dessler, November 2000

Journal Article Manuscript Reviews

● Peer Reviewer for national journal, Public Management Review, 2009

● Referee for national journal, PS: Political Science & Politics, July 2006-2009

● Referee for national journal, American Review of Public Administration, June 2004-2009

● Referee for national journal, State and Local Government Review, October 2003-2009

● Referee for national journal, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, December 2006

● Reviewer for state journal, Oklahoma Politics, November 2000-Present

Conference Paper Manuscript Reviews

● Reviewer of paper and presentation proposals for the 17th Annual International Personnel Management Association - Assessment Council National Conference at Sacramento, California, June 20-24, 1993

Project Participation

● Reader for the College Board Advanced Placement Program's AP United States Government and Politics Exam 2006 Free Response Questions at Colorado State University, June 12-18, 2006

● Item Writer/Contributor for the Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT) for the political science discipline and public administration sub-discipline nationally standardized assessment exam, October 2005

● Participant in the Undergraduate Reader in Public Administration Project (Delphi-Type Study) to identify a core of central readings in public administration appropriate for the undergraduate or new public administration student through Dr. Samuel T. Shelton at Troy State University, 2005-2006

External Reviews of Programs/Curriculum

● Conducted the External Review of the Public Administration Program for the University of Central Arkansas-April 2006

● Participated in the Advisory Committee on Individualized Cooperative Education (ICE) at MetroTech, SkillTech Campus, Oklahoma City, OK-November 11, 1998

● Participated in the Focus Group studying curriculum development and implementation of the Organizational Management Program, Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, OK - December 9, 1997

Advisory Boards

● Academic Partner, National Education for Women's Leadership (N.E.W.), University of Oklahoma Car 2009-Present

● Member, Oklahoma Political Science Association Executive Council, 2008-Present

● Serve on Board of Advisors for the University of Oklahoma's Master of Public Administration Program, Fall 2007

● Serve on Board of Advisors for the University of Oklahoma's Institute for Public Affairs, January 14,1997-2004

Service to Community

● Member, State of Oklahoma Certified Public Manager Advisory Board, Office of Personnel Management, 2000-Present)

● Member, UCO Gay Alliance for Tolerance and Equality Safe Zone Ally Program, March 2004-Present

● Volunteer Driver, Acousticadia: Music by the Lake (Outdoor Music Festival, Edmond, OK, June 9-10, 2006)

● Advisor, New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority, streamlining of Human Resources function in the area of hiring, March 2004

● Participant, Trivia Night for Special Olympics Oklahoma Capitol Area, February 28, 2004

● Served on State of New Mexico Quality Awards Board of Examiners, 2003

● Proctored written examination for the 42nd Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, University of Central Oklahoma, October 4, 2003 (for Dr. Jan Hardt)

● Appointed to Oklahoma County Human Resource Centralization Task Force, May 2003-September 2003

● Hosted on-campus visit of delegation from Costa Rica representing the "Anti-Corruption and Accountability in Government" program (sponsored by the International Visitors Council of Greater Oklahoma City), Friday, April 18, 2003

● Volunteer coach for Odyssey of the Mind academic team competition, Edmond Public Schools, Fall 2001-Spring 2003

● Volunteer assessor for Oklahoma City Fire Department (assessment center for District Fire Chief - Suppression, June 12-13, 2002)

● Volunteer assessor for Oklahoma City Fire Department (assessment center for District Fire Chief - Investigations, February 15, 2001)

● Coordinator, State Senate Debate for District 41, Pegasus Theatre, University of Central Oklahoma, October 30, 2000. Candidates: Mark Snyder (Republican Incumbent), Jaime McAlpine (Democrat), Clark Duffe (Libertarian)

● Member, Project Advisory Group for the City of Oklahoma City Environmental Assistance Trust to study Disposal of Solid Waste, coordinated by R.W. Beck consultants, October 8, 1999 - August 2000

● Expert witness (gratis) for plaintiff in racial discrimination case, Leonard McDaniel v. The State of Okahoma, ex rel., the Office of Juvenile Affairs (#99CV40), in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, February 24, 2000-Plaintiff prevailed with verdict for $225,000.

● Arranged test proctoring and helped administer written examinations for the Los Angeles Police Department recruitment effort for Oklahoma region, Oklahoma State University at Oklahoma City, Student Center, May 6, 2000.

● Volunteer interviewer at the "Mock Job Fair" coordinated by the U. S. Federal Bureau of Prisons and Redlands Community College at the Federal Correctional Institute at El Reno, OK-November 24, 1998

● Volunteer assessor for Oklahoma City Fire Department (assessment center for District Fire Chief - Suppressions, August 1998)

● Coordinated the City of Oklahoma City's participation in the National Denim Day in support of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Autumn 1997

● Served as Co-Chair of the State of Oklahoma's Charitable Contributions Campaign in support of the United Way and other charities, Office of Personnel Management, Autumn 1994

● Served as selection team participant for the Pennsylvania State Police (1994 assessment center exercises to evaluate candidates for promotion to Lieutenant and Major)

● Blood Donor, Oklahoma Blood Institute (1986-2004)

Service to Students

Thesis Students

● Committee Member for Jessica England ("State Legislative Term Limits" - successfully defended April 29, 2009)

● Committee Member for Matthew Nowlin ("It Must be the Money: Family Structure, Child Well-Being, and Public Policy"-successfully defended April 30, 2008)

● Committee Member for Paul Brodersen ("Why Churches Deserve Tax Exemption: The Impact of Southern Baptists in Oklahoma"-successfully defended December 7, 2007)

● Committee Member for Steven Shane Pate II ("The New Deal for City Management: A Principal-Agent Theory Policy Analysis"- successfully defended November 30, 2007)

● Chair for Jennifer Brock ("Nursery Rhymes and Reason: Universal Pre-Kindergarten in Oklahoma-successfully defended December 4, 2006)

● Committee Member for Katie Richey ("Towards an Institutional Paradigm of Prevention: Acknowledging the Effectiveness of Development Assistance and the Agency of Women in Responding to ‘New Terrorism'"- successfully defended November 29, 2006)

● Chair for Everett Slavik ("The Effects of the Oklahoma Classification and Compensation Reform Act of 1999 on Classified State Employee Compensation"-successfully defended December 15, 2004)

● Committee Member for Tony R. Papp ("Political Culture of the Biker Community-successfully defended December 16, 2004)

● Chair for Markus Smith ("Capital Punishment on Trial: The Issues of Cost, Deterrence, and Race"-successfully defended April 21, 2004)

Graduate Capstone Papers Supervised

● Jeffrey Becker, "Sex Offender Management" (Fall 2007)

● Laura Halsteid, "Charter Schools" (Spring 2005)

● Jessica Johnson, "Politics of Health Policy" (Spring 2005)

● Koh, Evelyn, "Politics of Malaysia" (Fall 2004)

● Akeya Goosby, "Drugs: The Greatest Contributor to Oklahoma's High Incarceration Rates" (Spring 2004)

● Troy Powell, "The New Era of Global Cities: How the Modern Municipality Handles the Revolution of Globalization" (Spring 2001)

● Terry Lee Carlton, "Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations" (Fall 2000)

● Monet Goodlow, "Oklahoma City Metro Transit Preparation for a Job Access Reverse Commute Plan" (Fall 2000)

Sample Student Writing Accomplishments

● Matthew Nowlin's graduate thesis, "It Must be the Money: Family Structure, Child Well-Being, and Public Policy has been accepted for publication in Oklahoma Politics (November 2008).

● Jennifer Vicks' paper, "Unmasking Administrative Evil" assigned in Ethics in Public Service was published in the New Plains Review (Spring 2008).

● Stuart Matt Sandidge's paper, "Community Leadership: Billboards and the Urban Roadscape" assigned in Municipal Management & Politics was published in the New Plains Review (Spring 2008).

● Kimberley B. McCoy's paper, "A Review and Comparison of Atlas Shrugged, The Human Condition, and A Theory of Justice assigned in Philosophy of Politics (directed readings course) was published in the New Plains Review (Spring 2008).

● Michelle Watson's paper, "A Healthier Earth" assigned in Theories of Leadership was published in the New Plains Review (Spring 2008).

● Kylie Howard's paper, "System of Screamers" assigned in American National Government was published in the New Plains Review (Spring 2008).

● Kristy Roberts' paper, "100 Things You Can Do to Increase Social Capital: Say Thanks to Public Servants" assigned in Theories of Leadership was published in the New Plains Review (Spring 2008).

● Tiffany Palmer's paper, "Social Capital: London, England" assigned in Theories of Leadership was published in the New Plains Review (Spring 2008).

● Miles Gentry Oller's paper, "The Cabin" assigned in Theories of Leadership was published in the New Plains Review (Spring 2008).

● Brett Middleton's paper, "Social Capital" assigned in Theories of Leadership was published in the New Plains Review (Spring 2008).

● Paul Broderson's paper and song, "A Musical Tribute to an Oklahoma Leader: When the Foxes Guard the Henhouse" written as part of a research project assigned in Ethics in Public Service was published in the New Plains Review (Spring 2008).

● Kimberley B. McCoy's paper, "The Prince of Prosperity: Why Machiavelli Might Have Liked Richard Roberts" assigned in Ethics in Public Service was published in the New Plains Review (Spring 2008).

● Kristy Roberts' leadership profile, "Enoch Kelly Haney: Principal Chief of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma," assigned in Theories of Leadership was published in Oklahoma Government & Politics edited by Brett Sharp and Chris Markwood (2007).

● Michelle Stricklin's leadership profile, "William Citty: Chief of Police, City of Oklahoma City," assigned in Theories of Leadership was published in Oklahoma Government & Politics edited by Sharp & Markwood (2007).

● Tiffany Palmer's leadership profile, "Michael C. Turpen: Attorney and Counselor of Law," assigned in Theories of Leadership was published in Oklahoma Government & Politics edited by Brett Sharp and Chris Markwood (2007).

● Jennifer Brock's paper ("Stealing from the Poor to Pay for the Young: The Oklahoma Lottery") assigned in Public Policy Analysis course won first place in the Pi Sigma Alpha Graduate Paper Award and was presented at the Student Symposium XVIII (April 12, 2006) and received Honorable Mention in the Best Graduate Political Science Paper Award by the Oklahoma Political Science Association (November 2006).

● Joshua Hollman's ("TABOR") assigned in Public Policy Analysis course won second place in the Pi Sigma Alpha Graduate Paper Award and was presented at the Student Symposium XVIII (April 12, 2006).

● Kimberley McCoy's paper ("Oklahoma and Female Incarceration") assigned in Political Science: Scope of the Discipline course won first place in the Pi Sigma Alpha Graduate Paper Award; presented at the Student Symposium XVII (April 13, 2005); and won the Oklahoma Political Science Association's Best Graduate Paper of the Year Award for 2005.

● Katie Richey's paper ("The Oklahoma Construction Industries Board: The Emancipation of a State Agency") assigned in Scope of the Discipline course was presented at the Oklahoma Political Science Association's Annual Conference, November 4, 2005.

● Joy Nance's paper ("Public Policy and the Death Penalty") assigned in Public Policy Analysis directed readings section won the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Paper Award; presented at the Student Symposium XVII (April 13, 2005); and presented at the Oklahoma Political Science Association, November 4, 2005.

● Jennifer Brock's paper ("Nursery Rhymes and Reason: Universal Pre-Kindergarten in Oklahoma") assigned in Political Science: Scope of the Discipline course won second place in the Pi Sigma Alpha Graduate Paper Award and was presented at the Student Symposium XVII (April 13, 2005).

● Jeanette Nance's paper ("The Frontline of Government") assigned in Municipal Management class won third place in the Pi Sigma Alpha Chapter Undergraduate Paper Award and was presented at the Student Symposium XVII (April 13, 2005).

● Markus Smith's graduate thesis, "Capital Punishment on Trial In Oklahoma" was published in New Plains Review (Fall 2004).

● Rob Woods' paper assigned in Scope of the Discipline class ("Where Have All the Socialists Gone? A Study of Progressive Politics in Oklahoma") won Departmental Graduate Paper for 2004-2005; won Oklahoma Political Science Association Best Graduate Paper of the Year Award for 2004; and was published in New Plains Review (Fall 2004).

● Bryan Taylor's paper assigned in Scope of the Discipline class ("Fighting Birds, Lotteries and Education: Voter Turnout in Oklahoma 2002 Election") won Departmental Graduate Paper for 2003-2004; Departmental submission to Pi Sigma Alpha for student award; and was published in New Plains Review (Fall 2004).

● Jeanette Nance's paper assigned in Ethics in Public Service class ("Keating, Dreyfus, Dilantin, and the Prisoners") won Departmental Undergraduate Paper of the Year for 2003-2004; presented at the Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Conference, Tahlequah, OK, November 5, 2004; won Oklahoma Political Science Association Undergraduate Paper of the Year 2004; and was published in New Plains Review (Fall 2004).

● Matthew Nowlin's paper assigned in Scope of the Discipline class ("The Myths and Realities of Welfare and Welfare Reform in Oklahoma") was published in the Spring/Summer 2004 issue of Oklahoma Policy Studies Review

● Jeffrey Caughron published book review of Analysis of Tribal Government Gaming in Oklahoma by Katherine Spile, et al, in Oklahoma Policy Studies Review, Spring/Summer 2003

● Rachel Wehr's paper from Ethics in Public Service class won Oklahoma Political Science Association's Best Undergraduate Paper of the Year, 2002

Recent Internships Supervised

● John Bourke (leadership capstone experience with Governor Brad Henry, Spring 2008)

● Miguel Medrano (Native American Political Leadership Program, George Washington University, Spring 2008)

● John T. Workman (government internship with U.S. Secret Service, Summer 2006)

● Luke E. Brent (government internship with City of Oklahoma Office of Mayor/City Manager, Summer 2006)

● Ashley Hahn (political internship with Denise Bode for Congress campaign, Summer 2006)

● Robert Gambill (political internship with Dana Orwig for State House of Representatives campaign, Summer 2006)

● Ameenah Fuller (government/political internship with State Senator Connie Johnson, Summer 2006)

● Jenna Kennedy (political internship with Earline Smaistrla for OK Representative campaign, Summer 2006)

● Zakiyyah Abdul-Raheem (political internship with State Senator Connie Johnson, Summer 2006)

● Brandi Brown (political internship with the Republican State House Committee PAC, Summer 2006)

● Gregory Nelson (government internship with Oklahoma State Senate, Spring 2006)

● Joy Mitchell (political internship with Saxum Strategic Communications, Spring 2006)

● Dustin Gabus (political internship with Journal Record Legislative Affairs Bureau, Spring 2006)

● Ashley Vaughn (political internship with Senator Tom Coburn, Summer 2005-For Fall 2005 Credit)

● Toni Kennard (political internship with Kevin Calvey's congressional campaign, Fall 2006)

● Dwight Cook (government internship with State Representative Danny Morgan - Minority Leader, Spring 2006)

● Kim Roberts (political internship with Oklahoma Democratic Party, Spring 2006)

● Giresh Andy Mahbubani (political internship with Governor Brad Henry's Re-election Campaign, Spring 2006)

● Kim Roberts (government internship with State Treasurer's Office, Spring 2006)

● Anna S. Todorova (political internship with World Neighbors, Fall 2005)

● James Henson (political internship with State Treasurer Scott Meacham, Fall 2005)

● Oliver "Pete" Pettry (political internship with Mayor Saundra Naifeh, Summer 2005)

● Chancen Flick (political internship with Representative Frank Lucas, Washington, DC, Summer 2005)

● James Henson (government internship, Summer 2005)

● Dustin Gabus (political internship with Senator James Inhofe's Office, Summer 2005)

● Ashley Hahn (political internship with Ernest Istook's Campaign Office, Summer 2005)

● Suhail H. Shaikh (political internship with Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, Summer 2005)

● Kelly Fuller (Carl Reherman City Management Internship, Spring 2005)

● Lauree Beth Stedje (political internship with Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor's Office, Spring 2005)

● Colin Slade (political internship with Oklahoma Centennial Commission, Spring 2005)

● Brittany Scott (political science internship with Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, Spring 2005)

● Larissa Masterson (government internship with Boys and Girls Club - Green Country, Spring 2005)

● Oliver "Pete" Pettry (political internship with Senator James Inhofe, Spring 2005)

● Marion Rooms (political internship with Dr. Tom Coburn for Senate campaign, Fall 2004)

● Lance Rooms (political internship with Dr. Tom Coburn for Senate campaign, Fall 2004)

● Joshua Hollman (political internship with Jeanie Brinkley for state representative campaign, Fall 2004)

● Brandy Jaggers-Shatswell (political internship with Ivan Holms state representative campaign, Fall 2004)

● Billy Huggins (political internship with Representative Ernest Istook's Office, Fall 2004)

● Matt Bennett (political internship with Senator Don Nickles, Fall 2004)

● David Bond (political internship with Republican State House Committee, Summer 2004)

● Jeanette Nance (political internship with Governor Brad Henry, Summer 2004)

● Joy Nance (political internship with John Kerry, Presidential Candidate, Summer/Fall 2004)

● Julie Zielinski (political internship with John Kerry, Presidential Candidate, Summer/Fall 2004)

● James L. Hensen (political internship with State Representative Ryan Kiesel, Summer 2004)

● Amy Dunaway (political internship with Senator James Inhofe's Washington, DC Office , Summer 2004)

● Allison Horton (government internship, Spring 2004)

● Curtis Thomas (Carl Reherman City Management Internship, Spring 2004)

● Kari Jo Powers (government internship with Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management, Spring 2004)

Media Interviews & Coverage

● "Five UCO Scholars Bring Institute to Life," The Vista, 8/17/2009, Reporter: Tiffany Brown

● "Inauguration of President Obama," KTUZ TV30 Telemundo - Nuestra Oklahoma, 1/20/2009, Reporters: Gabriel Preciado & Saira Rodriguez.

● "YouTube and CNN Converge for Debates," The Vista, 7/19/07, Reporter: Aaron Wright.

● "Political Influence of African American Churches," 5/2007, Video thesis interview by Charceana Williams, Colombia College, Chicago

● "Leonardo Captivates Crowd," The Vista, 2/22/2007, Reporter: Lyndsay Gillum

● "Edmond Mayoral Race," KCSU-TV, 2/5/2007, Reporter: Mike Manalo

● "ASPA Seeks Nominations for Administrator of the Year," Central Oklahoma Perspective, 2/2007

● "ASPA Seeks Nominations for Administrator of the Year Honors," The Advocate, 1/2007

● "Political Ads," Oklahoma Educational Television Authority - The Oklahoma News Report, 10/30/2006, Reporter: Robert Burch

● "UCO's Sharp Named Top Political Science Scholar," Edmond Life & Leisure, 12/15/2005

● "Professor Honored," The Oklahoman, 11/27/2005

● "UCO Professor Receives Honor," The Oklahoman, 11/23/2005

● "UCO Prof Scholar of the Year," The Edmond Sun, 11/23/2005

● "UCOSA Debates Resolution to Open Commuter Parking at Central Plaza: In Other Business, New ‘Leadership Minor' Proposed," The Vista, 11/17/2005, Reporter: Trisha Evans

● "Religion in Government Discussed by OK House Rules Committee," Journal Record Legislative Report, 11/4/2005, Reporter: Jeff Packham

● "Second Round of Study on Oklahoma Faith-Based Groups Looks at Difficulties, Opportunities," Norman Transcript, 11/9/2005

● "Katrina and Poverty," The Edmond Sun, 10/30/2005, Reporter: Mark Schlachtenhaufen

● "UCOSA: New Senate Advisor Selected," The Vista, 10/6/2005, Reporter: Trisha Evans

● "Professor Recognized," The Oklahoman, 8/17/2005

● "Pomp and Family: Nance Family Celebrates 4 Graduates," The Edmond Sun, 5/6/2005, Reporter: Jill Blankenship

● "Liberal Arts College Awards Faculty, Staff," The Vista, 4/19/2005, Reporter: Michael Robertson

● "There's Something Funny Going On" [in the Presidential Campaigns], U.S. News & World Report, 9/6/2004, Reporter: Bret Schulte

● "UCO Faculty Receive More than $12,000," The Edmond Sun, 8/22/2004

● "Campaign Ads," Oklahoma Educational Television Authority - The Oklahoma News Report, 7/9/2004, Reporter: Robert Burch

● "State Chamber Maps Plan for Voter-Education Effort," The Daily Oklahoman,5/27/2004, Reporter: Paul Monies

● "Howard H. Hendrick National Public Service Award Recipient," Oklahoma City's Nursing Times, 5/11/2004

● "ASPA and NAPA Announce National Award Winners," ASPA Times,(27.3) March 2004

● "Public Administration Professionals Seeking Nominations for Administrator of the Year," Oklahoma Cities & Towns,(34.3) March 2004

● "Bush's Marriage Initiative Raises Hopes, Concerns," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/2/2004, Reporter: John Austin

● "Candidates are Funny Business for Talk Show Hosts These Days," Watertown Daily Times, 2/6/2004, Reporter: Jill Vejnoska

● "Zinged Candidates Hoping for Last Laugh," San Antonio Express News, 2/4/2004, Reporter: Jill Vejnoska

● "Candidates Hoping for Last Laugh on Late-Night: Politicians Using Comedy Television to Appear ‘Human,'" Charleston Daily Mail, 2/3/2004, Reporter: Jill Vejnoska

● "Campaign Comedy: Candidates Zinged by TV Funnymen Hope for Last Laugh," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2/2/2004, Reporter: Jill Vejnoska

● "Bush's Marriage Plan Creates Sharp Division," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1/30/2004, Reporter: John Austin.

● "Study: Faithful Not Taking Initiative," Tulsa World, 12/27/2003, Reporter: Bill Sherman

● "Work Force Push a Priority Under State Plan," The Daily Oklahoman, 12/21/2003, Reporter: Paul Monies

● "Achievers," The Daily Oklahoman, 11/20/2003, Reporter: Bill Sherman

● "Central's Political Science Professors Honored," The Vista, 11/18/2003, Reporter: Sherrod Wall

● "Campus Civic Engagement Priority," The Vista, 8/28/2003, Reporter: Jim Epperson III

● "System of a Down: The Role of the New Media in the Pursual of the Perfect Political Parody," Oxford Student, 5/1/2003, Reporter: Matt Eagleton-Pierce.

● "Laughs Key to Terror Survival Kit," Wired News, 3/20/2003, Reporter: Mark Baard

● "Homeland Security Bill Glides Through House," The Vista, 11/20/2002, Reporter: Michael Larson

● [Democratic Party's Run-off, Gubernatorial Election], KCSU-TV, 9/27/2002, Reporter: John Wilson

● [Political Humor], "Internet Conflicto," Newshouse News Service, Washington, DC, 5/31/2002. Reporter: Michele Melendez

● "Political Scientists Address Redistricting Incumbency Debate," The Journal Record, 5/21/2002.

● [Congressional Redistricting], KWTV News 9, 5/13/2002. Reporter: Alex Cameron

● "OPM Hosts Diversity Management Briefing," HR Exchange, March 2002. Reporter: Brenda Thornton

● "Political Scientist League Names New Board Member," The Journal Record, 12/18/2001. Reporter: David Page

● "Electoral College Reforms," The Journal Record, 12/13/2001. Reporter: David Page

● "Professor Offers Political Predictions" [in wake of terrorist attacks], The Vista, 9/20/2001, Reporter: Laura Bello

● [Local Elections and the Ballot Process], KCSU-TV, 2/13/2001, Reporter: Patricia Goodin

● "Demographics Not a Part of Mix" [Diversity Representation in Local Governments], Sunday Oklahoman, 2/12/2001, Reporter: Carrie Pagley

● [Post-Election and Electoral College Process], KWTV News 9, 11/9/2000, Reporter: Tamara Pratt

● [Post-Election Analysis/Electoral College], KFOR TV NewsChannel 4, 11/8/2000, Reporter: Jack Damrill

● [Pre-Election Analysis], KFOR TV NewsChannel 4 - 11/6/2000, Reporter: Sarah Stewart

● [Working as a Public Administrator], 11/10/1999, for textbook, Public Administration: Knowledge and Skills for Public Service by Stephanie L. Witt, Boise State University, W. David Patton, Boise State University, and Nicholas P. Lovrich, Washington State University

● "CFS Ex-workers Head to Job Fair," The Daily Oklahoman, 1/15/1999, Reporter: Danny M. Boyd

● "Oklahoma State Family Leave a Model," Tulsa World, 2/1/1993

● "Policy Helps Workers: Oklahoma Hailed for Family Leave," Dallas Morning News, 1/13/1993

Organizational Involvement

Academy of Political Science (Member 1989-1993, 2004-2005)

American Society for Public Administration (Past President and current Public Relations Officer/Web Master for Oklahoma Chapter; member 1991-2007; Served on Executive Council for Oklahoma Chapter 1996-1998, 2003-2005, 2006-2008; Founding Editor and past co-Editor of award-winning Oklahoma Public Service Review newsletter; member of Oklahoma Administrator of the Year Award Committee, 1995-2003; staff support for Oklahoma Administrator of the Year Committee, 2000-2008, Acting Secretary, 2006, Secretary-Treasurer 1998-1999, and member of organized sections: Environmental and Natural Resources Administration, Personnel Administration & Labor Relations, Professional & Organizational Development; Public Performance & Management, and Public Administration Education)

American Political Science Association (Member 1992-2006; member of organized sections: Public Administration, Federalism & Intergovernmental Relations, Public Policy, Political Communication, Religion and Politics, Urban Politics, Science/Technology/Environmental Politics, and State Politics & Policy)

American Academy of Political and Social Science (Member 1989-1993)

American Association of University Professors (Member 2001-2006)

Association of Leadership Educators (Member 2006-2007)

Employee Involvement Association (Member of Mid-America Chapter 1990-1995; Director of Education and Resources 1991-1992; Editor of Incentives Newsletter, 1991-1993; Director of Communications 1993)

International Personnel Management Association (Helped design and administer nationwide survey on staffing patterns for the personnel assessment function in state governments, July 1993)

Oklahoma Academy of State Goals, The (Member 2000-2003; Participant in 2002 Town Hall Conference on Oklahoma Health Policy)

Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium (Member 2004-2006; served on Summer 2004 Core Values Committee)

Oklahoma City Metro Employers Council (Member 1998-2007; Served on College Relations Committee 2001-2006)

Oklahoma League of Political Scientists (Director and Chair of Advisory Board, 2000-2005)

Oklahoma Political Science Association (Member 1993-Present; Executive Board 2008; Webmaster, 2003-2008)

Oklahoma Public Employees Association (Member 1987-1995; Served on Voting Credentials Committee at 1992 Delegate Convention, Member of Election Oversight Team, Assistant to President of Bicentennial Chapter)

Oklahoma Public Personnel Association (Member 1987-2000; Served on Integrated Leave Task Force 1997-99)

North Oklahoma City Personnel Roundtable (Member 1999-2000)

Society for Human Resources Management (Member 1999-2000; Certified as Senior Professional In Human Resources Management through SHRM Human Resources Certification Institute 1997-2006)

Southern Political Science Association (1999-2009)

Southwestern Political Science Association (Member 1991-2002)

Southeast and Central States Salary Survey Conferences (Performance Pay Study Group, 1994-1995)

Continuing Education

"United Nations Debate Panel" (Presented by Dr. Lou Furmanski, David Jenkins, and Kara Hanas as part of the Pi Sigma Alpha public policy series, Pegasus Theatre, UCO, November 11, 2009)

"The Three R's of Three C's" [The Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities of Triple Citizenship] (Presented by Chickasaw Ambassador Charles Blackwell, Ataloa Theater, Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center, November 5, 2009)

"Biology, Political Orientations, and Citizenship" (Presented by Dr. John R. Hibbing of the University of Nebraska as part of the Lou Watkins Lecture, East Central State University, Chickasha, OK, November 6, 2009)

"Undergraduate Student Involvement and the Creation of Public History" (Presented by Dr. Tiya Miles, Director of Native American Studies at the University of Michigan, at the University of Central Oklahoma's 10th Annual Faculty Enhancement Day, August 12, 2009)

"Teacher's Distance Education Workshop" (Presented by Bucky Dodd, Tracy Fairless, Andrea Stone, John Gillmore, and Sandra Burkeythe, UCO Center for Professional and Distance Education, March 9-June 30, 2009)

"Forecasting the Presidential Election: Keys to the White House, 2008 (Presented by Dr. Allan Lichtman of American University, University of Central Oklahoma, October 7, 2008)

U.S. -China Policy and the November Election (Presented by Dr. Louis Furmanski, Passport UCO, Pegasus Theatre, October 7, 2008)

Coffee with the New York Times: Current Political Issues with Emphasis on the Pennsylvania Primary (Presented by the American Democracy Project and UCOSA, University of Central Oklahoma, April 24, 2008)

American Government: Historical, Popular, and Global Perspectives (Presented by Dr. David A. Yalof, University of Connecticut, sponsored by Cengage, UCO Political Science Department, February 20, 2008)

McDonaldization (or is it Starbuckization?) in the Global Culture (Presented by Dr. George Ritzer, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, at the Liberal Arts Speaker Series, UCO, September 27, 2007)

Transformational Learning Through Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Models and Strategies for Students, Faculty, and Administrators (Presented by Dr. Jeffrey M. Osborn, Dean of the School of Science, The College of New Jersey at the UCO Faculty Enhancement Day, University of Central Oklahoma, August 15, 2007)

Thoughts on Assessment of Research and Scholarship: An Administrative Perspective (Presented by Sir John Pendry, Chair in Theoretical Solid State Physics, Imperial College, London at the introduction of the 2007 Da Vinci Fellows sponsored by the Da Vinci Institute, Chesapeake Event Center, Oklahoma History Center, March 8, 2007)

Building Assessment Capacity from Foundation to Fruition: 7th Annual Assessment Conference (Presented by Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, February 22-23, 2007)

Executive Management Briefing: A View From Washington (Presented by Tim Russert through the William S. Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City Civic Center, January 29, 2007)

Executive Management Briefing: Blink-The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (Presented by Malcolm Gladwell through the William S. Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, December 5, 2006)

The Coming Civic Crisis: The Special Responsibility of Political Science Educators (Presented by Daniel M. Shea, Allegheny College and Prentice Hall, Oklahoma City Community College, November 17, 2006)

Terrorism in the New Age (Presented by David Edger, Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, Oklahoma Political Science Association at the Clarion Meridian Convention Center, November 16, 2006)

Progressive Human Resource Practices in State Government (Presented by Steve Housel at the Oklahoma Political Science Association at the Clarion Meridian Convention Center, November 16, 2006)

Disney Keys to Excellence Program-Leadership, Management, Service, and Loyalty, Disney Style (Presented by Chris Caracci and Mark W. Matheis, Disney Institute at UCO, September 21, 2006)

Generation NeXt Comes to College: Understanding Today's Postmodern Students (Presented by Dr. Mark Taylor at the UCO Faculty Enhancement Day, University of Central Oklahoma, August 16, 2006)

Extending Democracy Around the World? Causes and Outcomes of Democratization (Presented by Dr. Jacob "Jack" Bielasiak, Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, sponsored by the College Board at the Colorado State University, Lory Student Center Theatre, June 15, 2006)

Civil Service Reform and At-Will Employment in the States (Presented by James Bowman, Jonathan West, Jerrell Coggburn, Doug Goodman, R. Paul Battaglio, and Stephen Condrey at the American Society for Public Administration's 67th Annual Conference, The Sky's the Limit: Innovation and Idealism in Public Service, Denver, CO, April 2, 2006)

Review of the Personnel Reform Effects on Organizational Effectiveness (Presented by Sung Min Park at the American Society for Public Administration's 67th Annual Conference, The Sky's the Limit: Innovation and Idealism in Public Service, Denver, CO, April 2, 2006)

The Impact of Goldberg v. Kelly on the Procedural Due Process Rights of Public Employees (Presented by Sega Howell at the American Society for Public Administration's 67th Annual Conference, The Sky's the Limit: Innovation and Idealism in Public Service, Denver, CO, April 2, 2006)

At-Will Employment in the Public Sector and State Appellate Courts: A Nexus Between Law, Politics and Public Administration (Presented by Stephen Nelson at the American Society for Public Administration's 67th Annual Conference, The Sky's the Limit: Innovation and Idealism in Public Service, Denver, CO, April 2, 2006)

City Management Versus Gender Disparity: An Examination of the Role that Affirmative Action Hiring Policies Play in the Recruitment of Female City Managers (Presented by LeAnn Beaty and Trenton Davis at the American Society for Public Administration's 67th Annual Conference, The Sky's the Limit: Innovation and Idealism in Public Service, Denver, CO, April 2, 2006)

Managing Federal Outsourcing (Presented by Diane Trice at the American Society for Public Administration's 67th Annual Conference, The Sky's the Limit: Innovation and Idealism in Public Service, Denver, CO, April 3, 2006)

The Future of Workforce Planning (Presented by Willow Jacobson, Dixon Southworth, Yi-Jung Wu, Joan Ratz, and Joyce Liverca at the American Society for Public Administration's 67th Annual Conference, The Sky's the Limit: Innovation and Idealism in Public Service, Denver, CO, April 3, 2006)

Innovative Compensation Strategies for Improving Public Sector Productivity (Presented by Gerald Gabris, James Kaatz, Douglas Ihrke, Trenton Davis, and Bob Golembiewski at the American Society for Public Administration's 67th Annual Conference, The Sky's the Limit: Innovation and Idealism in Public Service, Denver, CO, April 3, 2006)

Maximizing Human Resource Potential: Teamwork Building in a Collaborative Environment (Presented by Roger Hollands, Oh Sang Kwon, Raymond Scheele, and Mark Schwane at the American Society for Public Administration's 67th Annual Conference, The Sky's the Limit: Innovation and Idealism in Public Service, Denver, CO, April 3, 2006)

Executive Management Briefing: Leadership-Taking Charge (Presented by General Colin Powell through the William S. Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City Civic Center & Music Hall, March 21, 2006)

Character Determines Success (Presented by John Burnett, Assistant Director of the Character Training Institute, Student Chapter of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium, Troy Smith Lecture Hall, UCO, November 28, 2005)

Ethical Dilemmas in Professional Relationships (Presented by Ron Connor, CPA, Partner of Cole & Reed, P.C., Student Chapter of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium, Troy Smith Lecture Hall, UCO, September 26, 2005)

Employment Interviewing Training Session (Presented by Dr. Merry Buchanan, Department of Communication, University of Central Oklahoma, January 27, 2005)

Whose Yardstick? Is There a Common Standard for Ethical Conduct? (Presented by Jim Priest, Attorney, McKinney & Stringer, sponsored by the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium at the Petroleum Club, Oklahoma City, May 12, 2004)

ADA: It's the Law Training Session (Presented by Kimberly Fields, Disability Support Services, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK, May 12, 2004)

Recent Trends in the Academy: Securing Academic Freedom (The Oklahoma American Association of University Professors Spring Conference, Edmond, OK, April 16-17, 2004)

Applying the Baldrige Criteria: A Quality Journey (Presented by Dr. Charles Sorensen and Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe, University of Wisconsin-Stout, sponsored by the UCO Continuous Improvement Team, April 8, 2004)

Leadership: The Diversity Awareness Connection (Presented by Bob Stoops, Head Football Coach, University of Oklahoma, Diversity Awareness Week, UCO Constitution Hall, March 8, 2004)

Process Management: The Baldrige Perspective (Presented by Muffin McNeil, Business Systems Administrator for St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM Healthcare Program with UCO 2003-2004, March 4, 2004)

Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management: The Baldrige Perspective (Presented by Janet Farhood, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for Bone and Joint Hospital, SSM Healthcare Program with UCO 2003-2004, December 11, 2003)

Strategic Planning: Off the Shelf and Into Action (Moderated by Kathleen Paris and sponsored by the American Council on Education, National Association of College and University Business Officers, and the National Consortium for Continuous Improvement, Webinar, November 19, 2003)

JFK: A Perspective After Forty Years (Presented by W. Roger Webb, President of University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma Political Science Association Conference, November 7, 2003)

Continuous Improvement and the Scholarship of Teaching (Presented by Dr. John Robert Dew, Director for Continuous Quality Improvement at the University of Alabama, University of Central Oklahoma, October 23, 2003)

Oklahoma County Government Town Hall Meeting (Presented by Stan Inman, Chair, Oklahoma County Commission, University of Central Oklahoma, October 21, 2003)

Using Program Competencies in Assessment, Planning and Quality Improvement (Presented by Susan Hatfield, Director of Assessment for Winona State University, University of Central Oklahoma, October 9, 2003)

Strategic Planning: The Baldrige Perspective (Presented by Stacy Coleman, Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Decision Support for St. Francis Hospital, SSM Healthcare Program with UCO 2003-2004, October 2, 2003)

Does God Exist? A Debate (Presented by the Department of Humanities and the Department of Philosophy; featuring John George and Doug Miller, University of Central Oklahoma, September 12, 2003)

In the Wake of the Gods: Sailing the Aegean Shores (Presented by Stephen C. Law, University of Central Oklahoma, College of Liberal Arts Lecture Series, September 2, 2003)

Teaching for Engagement (Presented by Paul Rogat Loeb, University of Central Oklahoma, August 13, 2003)

Faculty Senate: An Overview of Activities and Resources (Presented by Mary Brodnax, Mickey Hepner, Theresa Vaughan, & Barbara Parrish, University of Central Oklahoma Faculty Enhancement Day, August 13, 2003)

American Association of University Professors ... Be Part of Something Bigger than Yourself (Presented by Siegfried Heit, Amy Carrell, Tom Guild, Jim Bidlack, James Mock, and Sandra Mayfield, University of Central Oklahoma Faculty Enhancement Day, August 13, 2003)

New Mexico Quality Awards 2003 Board of Examiners Training (Presented by Dennis Woywood, University of Central Oklahoma, June 26-27, 2003)

Promoting Growth, Quality, and Improvement Through Continued Support of Assessment and Planning (5th Annual Consortium for Assessment and Planning Support Conference, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, April 24-27, 2003)

Civility, Leadership and the Classroom (panel discussion moderated by Dan Donaldson, UCO Liberal Arts College Faculty Development, April 17, 2003)

When We Have a Bad Day, We Go Fix It: The Loss of Colombia and Her Crew (presented by J. Milton Heflin, Chief Flight Director for NASA's Johnson Space Center, UCO Student Symposium, April 16, 2003)

Two Koreas Dancing to American Beat: Jerking North, Tangoing South, and Banging US? (Presented by Dr. Youngtae Shin, University of Central Oklahoma, College of Liberal Arts Lecture Series, April 1, 2003)

The Innovation Groups Regional Meeting (Moderated by Brian Davis at the City of Edmond, March 14, 2003)

The First Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquium (Organized by Rosa Bird and presented by Shawna Cleary, John Springer, Steven B. Pratt, and Merry Buchanan, February 13, 2003)

The Smart Room: Title III Multimedia Classrooms (Presented by Dr. Julio Pacheco, Liberal Arts Faculty Development Series, November 8, 2002)

Faith-based Social Service in an Era of Welfare Reform (Presented by The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy-Rockefeller Institute of Government, National Press Club, Washington, D.C., October 23, 2002)

Our World After 9-11 (presented by Dr. Don Betz, College of Liberal Arts Fall 2002 Lecture Series, October 1, 2002)

Managing the Postmodern Classroom (panel discussion moderated by Gary Steward, UCO Liberal Arts College Faculty Development, September 19, 2002)

September 11: A Look Back-A Look Ahead (presented by Terry Clark, Louis Furmanski, and Brian Houghton, Pegasus Theatre, UCO, September 11, 2002)

Human Resource Management of the High-Risk Employee ... Using a Psychological Consultant in the Workplace (The Oklahoma City United Parcel Service Story) (Presented by Dr. Paul Tobin, Richard Gray, and Becky Knight, Oklahoma State University Student Center, OKC Metro Employer Council, August 20, 2002)

Good, Bad, or Indifferent: Teaching Strategies to Motivate the "Whatever ..." Students (Presented by Dr. Constance Staley, University of Central Oklahoma Faculty Enhancement Day, August 15, 2002)

A Tool: The Assessment Handbook and Reporting (Presented by Karen Maltby, UCO Faculty Enhancement Day, August 15, 2002)

Are We Professionals, Or Just Professors? (Presented by Dr. Sheila Strawn, UCO Faculty Enhancement Day, August 15, 2002)

Survival of the Fittest-Student Organization Advisors and Sponsors (Presented by Dr. Tana Stufflebean, UCO Faculty Enhancement Day, August 15, 2002)

Visual Design Tips for Effective Presentation Slides (Presented by Dr. Virginia Osgood, UCO Faculty Enhancement Day, August 15, 2002)

Gettin' ‘Em to Rite Rite! (Presented by Dr. Kenny Brown and Tally D. Fuguate, UCO Faculty Enhancement Day, August 15, 2002)

Do You Have Issues? Young Democrats/College Republicans Debate (Moderated by Dr. Greg Scott, Pegasus Theatre, UCO, April 18, 2002)

New OSHA Recordkeeping: Improved, easier ... and it's the new law effective January 1, 2002 (Presented by Diana Jones, Director of the OSHA Consultation Program, Oklahoma Department of Labor, Oklahoma State University Student Center, OKC Metro Employer Council, February 12, 2002)

Forum on Workforce Diversity (Presented by the State of Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management and featuring Lars Olsen, Head of Denmark's Department of Public Sector Services and Partnerships, February 8, 2002)

Scholarship and Publishing (Presented by Dr. Kevin Hayes, University of Central Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts Faculty Development Series, February 1, 2002)

Navigating the Slippery Slope from Hiring to Firing (Presented by Gary C. Pierson, Attorney, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma State University Student Center, OKC Metro Employer Council, January 15, 2002)

Odyssey of the Mind Training for Coaches (Presented by Karen Evans, Yukon 11-12 High School, December 8, 2001)

Work and Family Structure Incentives Generated by Oklahoma's Tax and Transfer System (Presented by Dr. Mickey A. Hepner, Oklahoma State Senate Research Staff, November 30, 2001)

On Campus Support of Research, Creative, and Scholarly Activities from the College of Graduate Studies and Research (Presented by William J. Radke, November 14, 2001)

I Can Be a Proud Muslim & I Can Be a Proud American-Speaking Out: A World in Crisis (Presented by Riaz Ahmad, Al Albahadily, Baha Jasemnejad, Husam Mohamad, and Suhaib Webb, Troy Smith Lecture Hall, UCO Business Building, October 30, 2001)

Online Assessment Tools for Class Evaluation (Presented by Dr. Bruce Ravelli, Mount Royal College, Calagary, Alberta, Canada at the UCO Assessment Seminar, Thatcher Hall, October 9, 2001)

Roundtable on Terror Attack (Presented by Don Betz, Lou Furmanski, Husam Mohamad, Loren Gatch, and Randy Jones, UCO Political Science Faculty, Pegasus Theatre, September 14, 2001)

FBI Criminal Investigations: Task Force on the 1988 Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland (Presented by Richard A. Marquise, FBI Special Agent in Charge, University of Central Oklahoma Psi Chi and Psychology Club, Pegasus Theatre, September 13, 2001)

Political Prisoners: Women as a Political Force in Korea (Presented by Dr. Youngtae Shin, University of Central Oklahoma, College of Liberal Arts Lecture Series, September 5, 2001)

Thinking about Teaching and Learning (Presented by Dr. Robert Leamnson, University of Central Oklahoma Faculty Enhancement Day, August 15, 2001)

Oklahoma Energy Producers (Presented by Dr. Steve Agee, President, XAE Corporation, Rose State College, Oklahoma City Economic Roundtable, August 1, 2001)

Conserving Human Resources: Mediation in the Workplace (Presented by Sue Darst Tate, Executive Director of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma's Alternative Dispute Resolution System, Oklahoma State University Student Center, OKC Metro Employer Council, May 15, 2001)

The Service Learning Approach: Connecting Citizenship and Curriculum in Oklahoma Higher Education (Presented by Dr. Edward Slotkowski, Senior Associate at the American Association of Higher Education, University of Central Oklahoma, April 19, 2001)

Taking the Mystery Out-Interpreting O.S.B.I. Criminal Background Reports (Presented by Debbie Goodlow, Administrative Programs Officer, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Oklahoma State University Student Center, OKC Metro Employer Council, April 17, 2001)

Essentials of Legal and Effective Performance Appraisal Systems (Presented by Joe Davenport, Assessment Director of the Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management, University of Central Oklahoma, March 29, 2001)

Workplace Violence-How to Create a Safe Workplace (Presented by Jason L. Eliot, Staff Attorney for Integris Health, Oklahoma State University Student Center, OKC Metro Employer Council, February 20, 2001)

The Impending Death of the Employment-At-Will Doctrine: The Frog and the Kettle (Presented by Jim Priest, Attorney, McKinney & Stringer, Oklahoma State University Student Center, OKC Metro Employer Council, January 23, 2001)

Determinants of Oklahoma School Performance: Does Money Matter? (Presented by Dr. Michael Metzger, Economics Director, Oklahoma Center for Policy Research, University of Central Oklahoma, November 30, 2000)

Forecasting the Presidential Election (Presented by Dr. Randall Jones, Liberal Arts Lecture Series, Pegasus Theatre, University of Central Oklahoma, November 1, 2000)

The Oklahoma Economy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Presented by Tony Hutchison and Megan Williams, Oklahoma State Senate Staff, at the Oklahoma Applied Research Support Advisory Committee Meeting, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology, Oklahoma City, OK, September 26, 2000)

Creating Expert Learners (Presented by Dr. Michael P. Ryan from the Center for Teaching Excellence at West Point, University of Central Oklahoma, Faculty Enhancement Day, August 17, 2000)

The Shifting Nature of Employee/Employer Relationship (Presented by Jill M. Hudson, Vice-President of Human Resources and Administration, Sonic, Inc., OKC Metro Employer Council, Oklahoma State University-OKC, Student Center, May 17, 2000)

Employment and Labor Law Update (Presented by McAfee & Taft Law Firm, Gaillardia Golf & Country Club, Oklahoma City, OK, May 5, 2000)

Maximizing Collaboration in the Learning Process (Presented by Stephen Flatt, Rick Brewer, Julie Johnson, and Glen Sefcik, University of Phoenix, Oklahoma City Campus, April 15, 2000)

Fraud Awareness Training (Presented by Courtenay Thompson, Jr., City of Oklahoma City Fire Training Center, October 22, 1999)

Temporary Employees with Not-So Temporary Lawsuits (Presented by Jason L. Eliot, Attorney, McKinney & Stringer, Oklahoma State University Student Center, OKC Metro Employer Council, September 23, 1999)

The 27th Annual Congress on Assessment Center Methods: Emerging Assessment Technologies for 21st Century (Provided by Development Dimensions International, Walt Disney World Swan Resort, June 1-4, 1999)

An Employer's Guideline to Invisible Disabilities under the ADA (Presented by Timothy D. Eisel, Attorney, McKinney & Stringer, Oklahoma State University Student Center, OKC Employer Council, April 22, 1999)

An Open Forum on Kosovo (Presented by the Faculty of the University of Central Oklahoma: Dr. Don Betz, Prof. Jeffrey Plaks, Dr. Lou Furmanski, and Prof. Siegfried Heit, Pegasus Theater, Edmond, OK, April 15, 1999)

Discipline and Termination (Presented by Joseph Harroz, Jr., General Counsel for the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University Student Center, OKC Employer Council, March 25, 1999)

The New Age of Sexual Harassment: Are You Protected? (Presented by Gary C. Pierson, Attorney, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma State University Student Center, OKC Employer Council, February 25, 1999)

The How, Why, and When of Disciplining and/or Terminating Injured Workers (Presented by Jason Eliot, Attorney, McKinney & Stringer, Oklahoma State University Student Center, January 28, 1999)

Return to Work Issues in Workers' Compensation (Provided by Lorman Education Services, Westin Hotel, Oklahoma City, December 8, 1998)

Labor Market Information-Turning Information Into a Powerful Human Resources Tool (Presented by Jeff Haddad & Lucresha Sutton, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission Research Division, Oklahoma State University Student Center, November 18, 1998)

Employee Recognition and Award Programs (Presented through the Oklahoma City Metro Employer Council-Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Oklahoma State University Student Center, September 24, 1998)

No Privacy: Legal Issues in E-mail (Presented by Jo Barela through the City of Oklahoma City Office of Workforce Development, September 8, 1998)

Executive Management Briefing: Remarks by Mikhail Gorbachev (Presented through Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City Civic Center & Music Hall, October 15, 1997)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Technical Assistance Program (Tulsa, September 22, 1997)

Employment Seminar: Binding Interest Arbitration & Labor Law (Presented by the Oklahoma Municipal League, Oklahoma City, August 14, 1996)

Executive Management Briefing: Remarks by Dr. Henry Kissinger (Presented through Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City Civic Center & Music Hall, March 19, 1996)

Hiring in the 21st Century (Presented by Integris OK Business Health Institute, Oklahoma City, March 5, 1996)

Process Re-engineering in the Public Sector: Basic Principles & Concepts (Presented by Russ Linden through Satellite Televideo Training Services for Local Governments, Edmond, OK, February 1, 1996)

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Presented by Stephen Covey through Oklahoma State University at the Oklahoma City Civic Center & Music Hall, January 17, 1996)

Benchmarking State Reward & Recognition Systems (Presented at the Agency Quality Coordinators' Meeting, State Capitol Building, June 15, 1995)

Oklahoma Forum on High Performance Government (Sponsored by the Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management, The Nigh Institute of State Government, and the Oklahoma Municipal League, University of Central Oklahoma, October 14, 1994)

Sigma IV Test Management System Training Course (Presented by Sigma Data Systems, October 4, 1994)

Personnel Management for Managers and Supervisors (Presented by Clive Courtnay, U.S. Office of Personnel Management-Dallas Region, Rose State College, Midwest City, OK, June 20-24, 1994)

No More Than Skin Deep: Ethnic and Racial Similarity in Developmental Process (Seminar presented by Dr. David Rowe, University of Oklahoma, Department of Psychology, April 11, 1994)

Task Force on State Management: Conference on Redesigning Government (Presented by Governors William F. Weld, Roy Romer, William F. Winter, Barbara Roberts, John Engler, and Carroll A. Campbell at the 1993 National Governors Association Meeting, Tulsa, OK, August 14, 1993)

Connecting Pay to Performance: A Maturity Curve Application (Presented by Dr. Robert Reinhardt at the University of Oklahoma, Department of Psychology, 1993)

Language Systems of Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Individuals (Presented by Larry E. Bishop, Oklahoma Office of Handicapped Concerns, 1988)

CEU Courses Offered Through State of Oklahoma

Participated in professional development training through the State of Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management's Human Resources Development Services totaling over 175 contact hours. Includes such course titles as Policy Analysis, Total Quality Management, Managing Smartwork in the Public Sector, How to Conduct On-The Job Training, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination, Corrective Discipline, Performance Appraisal, Human Resources and the Law, Managing Computers for Productivity, Motivation and Team Building, Personnel Practices, Quality Improvement Process, Managing the Grievance Process and many others.

Hobbies and Interests

Playing the piano, classic movies, philately, chess, tennis, and backyard basketball.