With over 20 years of experience as a college instructor, I’ve learned the importance of student engagement with the course topic and content. To facilitate this engagement, I seek to inspire and challenge students to apply the concepts covered in my courses. My goal is to bring to students a “real world” practitioner’s perspective supported by leading edge research. Students can expect to apply theory to practice and identify new ways to use best-practice concepts. In my classes, students dialogue, present and sometimes debate concepts with the goal of learning ways to enable optimum organizational performance.
I am best described as human resource development leader who applies organizational development practice and organizational communication theory to deliver results for organizations. I have for many years worked to transform organizations to improve performance and productivity. With over 25 years of experience in leadership, management and human resource development roles, I have deep knowledge in these fields.
- Doctor of Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 2001
- Master of Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1991
- Bachelor of Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1982
- BUS W430 Organizations and Organizational Change
- BUS Z440 Personnel–Human Resource Management
- BUS Z443 Training and Development
- BUS Z445 Recruitment and Selection
- BUS Z404 Effective Negotiations
- BUCO W516 Organizational Development and Change
- BUCO Z511 Human Resource Management
- Organizational Learning and Individual Learning Strategies
- Supervisor-Subordinate Relationships and Outcomes
- Romantic Relationships in the Workplace
- Non-Dominant Culture Leadership Experiences and Learning Approaches
- Organizational Process Enablers and Dysfunctions
- Teaching and Learning Strategies in Higher Education
- Preparing High School Students for Success through the College Readiness Center, Paul Munger Conference, Bloomington, IN 2009
- Essential Cultural Competencies in the Diverse College Environment, Indianapolis Region NISOD Award Faculty Conference, Indianapolis, IN 2009
- Creating a Positive Legacy, Indiana National Guard, Indianapolis, IN, 2009
- Reaching Your Optimum Potential, African Methodist Episcopal Church District Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2009
- Emotional Intelligence Competencies, Ivy Tech Community College Excellence Institute, Indianapolis, IN 2008
- Creating a One-Stop Career Service Office: Change Lessons Learned: NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, Austin, TX 2007.
Awards & Activities
- Outstanding Faculty Recognition, National-Louis University—Recognition for teaching excellence. Selected by National-Louis Students—2001
- Led a team at Ivy Tech Community College to secure a $720,000 21 Century Community Learning Centers Grant from the Department of Education to fund the “Step It Up” program to enable college readiness for high school students.
Jones, K. J. (2002). The Mis-Education of the African American minister: considerations for changes in developing pastors. In James L. Conyers (Ed.), Black Cultures and Race Relations pp. 255-274. Chicago, IL: Burnham Inc, Publishers.
- USSF Certified Soccer Referee
- IHSAA Track and Soccer Referee
- USSF Certified Assignor
- USSF D License Soccer Coach
- Bloomington South Soccer PA Announcer