I teach management classes at the junior, senior, and graduate levels in
the School of Business at the University of Tennessee Martin. These include:
Management 790 Strategic Management
I have taught several classes using the interactive distance learning equipment
to transmit the classes to off-campus sites. I see this equipment and the
recent developments in technology as important points in the future of
college education. Included with this change, the addition of Internet-based
classes and the use of digital television broadcasts will significantly
alter teaching at the college level. Currently I am developing my skills
in Internet-based teaching to maintain my viability as a college professor.
I am particularly interested in teaching innovative processes that move
creative ideas of students from conceptual ideas to products in markets.
My interest in this area led me to develop new definitions for some business
courses. Examples, of these courses are Management 305 and Management
306. Management 305 will be taught as a course in Concept Recognition
where the students will develop ideas for new products and services.
Management 306 will be taught as a course where teams will develop business
plans for products or services developed in the Management 305 course.
These courses will be based on the ideas from the University of Southern
Program and the E-Team
My interest in developing an intensive program of Entrepreneurship
is detailed in this page.
In addition, there is a list of web pages to aid students and finding information
on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
I am interested in several different areas of management and marketing.
I average two or three papers or articles per year. My research interests
vary and cross disciplines to include accounting, experiential learning,
writing across the curriculum, and new teaching techniques.
My service activities include working within the University in several
areas: Faculty Senate, Personnel Policies Committee within the Senate,
Distance Education Committee at the State-level, and as a Team Facilitator
in the System Quality Enhancement program within the University. In addition,
I have worked for several years as a Freshman Studies Counselor for incoming
freshmen. In addition, I am involved in several committees within
the School of Business as the need arises.
Life Outside the University
My family and I are involved in our local United Methodist
and several ecumenical groups.
I hunt a variety of game with archery, muzzle loading rifles, high-powered
rifles, and cameras. I fish with cane pole and flyfish when I have the
been and continues to be an interest for me. Working in our lawn and garden
take a lot my time in the spring and summer months. Cooking
another hobby that I chase and sometimes I think it catches me around my
Service to the Community
I am a member of the Martin Economic
Development Board. Also, I serve as a Board Member of the Interfaith
Center located just off campus.
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