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Randy Richards, Ph.D. 

 

Personal Information:

1702 21st St Rock Island, IL 61201

Email: RichardsRandyL@sau.edu

cell phone: 309-781-7064  Office phone: 563-333-6172   Sykpe: randy.richards1

Fax:               563-333-6268

 

Education and Development

 

Degree Programs:

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Ia.                             Ph.D. Philosophy 1996

                            Dissertation: Liberal Impartiality and Just Distribution

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.   M.A. Philosophy 1974

St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Ia          B.A. Philosophy  1971

 

 Other:

  •  Licensed instructor "Leadership through People Skills", Psychological Associates, St. Louis Mo. March 1997, later in 1999 licensed in “Partners in Progress” and “Dimensional Management Training.”

  •  University of Texas Health Science Center, "Computer-based instruction in Basic and Clinical Sciences", "Evaluating Student Achievement in Basic and Clinical Sciences", Marietta, Georgia, 1992

  •  John Deere Management Training, "Advanced Instructional Techniques", 1989

  •  Karass Seminars, Chicago IL, "Effective Negotiating", "Advanced Effective Negotiating",1988

  •  University of Wisconsin Extension Program, Madison, WI., "Measuring White Collar Productivity", "Paperwork Reduction and Simplification"  1987

  •  Harvard University, John Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, Institute for Employment and Training, Summer 1980

  •  University of Kansas, Kansas City, Mo., Seminar in Advanced Management 1979

  •  Gestalt Therapy Seminar, Chicago, IL 1976

  •  Licensed Instructor for Parent Effectiveness Training 1975  

 

Professional Work Experience  

2010                                          Co-director of St. Ambrose Master of Organizational Leadership program

2010                                              Visiting Professor, Kaiserslautern Technical University, Kaiserslautern, Germany

2003 to 2010                            Chairperson of the Managerial Studies Department

2007 to Present                             Visiting Professor, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Zagreb, Croatia

2000 to Present:                            Visiting Professor International Business School MBA program, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

1993 to Present:                       St. Ambrose University, Professor of Philosophy and Managerial Studies

 10/1991 to 10/1992:                     Palmer College of Chiropractic, Assistant to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs

 09/1974 to 1/1993:                       St. Ambrose University, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy (part-time)

 07/1981 to 10/1991:                     AAA Iowa, Bettendorf, Ia progressed through several management positions. Last position: Director of Educational Development

 11/1977 to 07/1981:                     Davenport/Scott County Employment and Training Department, Davenport, Ia progressed through several management positions. Last Position: Assistant Director

 06/1976 to 11/1977:                     Quint City Drug Abuse Council, Davenport, Ia Director of Outpatient Services

 08/74 to 06/1976:                         Rock Island County Youth Services Bureau, Moline, IL. Community Advisor  

 

 

Publications, performances, etc.

  • "Performance, Achievement and Motivation at Work", Profit Magazine, Belgrade, Serbia, February 2010, pp.126-127 

  • Use of Credit Scores by the Insurance Industry: Iowa Consumers' Perspective, by Richards, Quinlan, O'Leary. A consumer survey of 1200 Iowan's undertaken for the State of Iowa Insurance Commissioner's Office. December 2009

  • Načela etičnosti u upravljanju ljudskim potencijalima (published in Croatian, "Principles of Ethicality in Human Resource Management"), Randy Richards, Ivona Škreblin Kirbiš, Mirna Koričan, Obnovljeni život, Vol. 64. No. 4, December 2009

  • "Filming in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of the The Jungle wedding reception" article for Lithuanian Heritage Magazine, Nov/Dec 2008

  • "In Search of the Bride's Roots from The Jungle," article on historical investigations on the ground in Lithuania, Lithuania Heritage Magazine, Nov/Dec 2007

  • "In Search of the Groom's Roots from The Jungle," article on historical investigations on the ground in Lithuania, Lithuania Heritage Magazine, Sept/Oct 2007

  • Article: "Prof. G. Subačius kuria dokumentinį filmą apie Čikagos lietuvius ir garsųjį Sinclair romaną Džiunglės", Draugas, Nov 18, 2006

  • Formed a corporate partnership with Giedrius Subacius and Rise Sanders GRR Productions to write and produce a national documentary film on the writing of The Jungle. Summer 2006

  • Diary of the 2000 Trip To Lithuania with 2005 commentary and updates published on Giedrius Subacius, Professor of Baltic Languages, University of Illinois Chicago webpage as a class e-book reading assignment. Spring 2006

  • Diary of the 2000 Trip To Lithuania, published on Giedrius Subacius, Professor of Baltic Languages, University of Illinois Chicago webpage as a class e-book reading assignment, Fall 2005

  • CD photo cover: Anton Arensky, 24 pieces Opus 36, by Anatoly Sheludyakov, Art Classic, Summer 2005

  • Played role of Cardinal Wolsey in University production of A Man for All Seasons, April 10-13, 2003.

  • "Management Skills: Behavioral Styles in Managing Conflict", HR Advisor, City of Austin, Texas, April 2002, pp. 3-6. Article used my behavioral styles conflict assessment tool and explanation.

  • Performance of  my play, Sylvan Slough, March 21-23, 2002, Studio Theater, Galvin Fine Arts Center, Davenport Iowa

  • Introduction to Viatical Settlements, a self-contained web-based Insurance Continuing Education Course, April, 2001.

  • "Commission, clients and conflicts", The Mirror, February 2001

  • “The Ethics of Listening”, The Mirror, August 2000

  • “The Ethics of Business by the Numbers”, The Mirror, June 2000

  • “E-commerce and ethics”, The Mirror, Feb 2000

  • “E-Commerce and Insurance Ethics in the Next Century”, The Mirror, Dec 1999

  • "The Road Ahead”,The Mirror, October 1999

  • "Loyalty and work”, The Mirror, June 1999

  • "The Ring of Gyges: What happens to ethics when there is no fear of punishment?”, The Mirror, April 1999

  • Holland’s Hiker Cabin”, Adventure Cyclist, January/February 1998, p.9

  • Published "Cicero and the Ethics of Honest Business Dealings", De Paul University Ethics On-line, March 1997, http://condor.depaul.edu/ethics This is a professional refereed journal.

  • Published An End to Deceptive Insurance Sales Practices a new insurance education workbook approved for use in Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska by their respective state insurance departments, July 1996

  • Appointed as a referee for The Journal of Philosophical Research, May 1996.

  • Ethics for the Professional Insurance Agent, A manual and workbook for licensed insurance agents, approved for continuing education credit by the state insurance commissions in Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska

 

Unpublished or performed:

  • Egle, Queen of the Serpent King, a play under review
  • Gyges, a novel,
  • Mother of God, a play under review
  • Weight, a play,
  • Gyges, a play

 

Conference Presentations

  • Credit-Based Insurance Scoring: A 2010 Update, a nationwide webinar, sponsored by the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, reporting on the results of our study of Iowa consumers views of credit based insurance scoring, Feb 10, 2010

  • "Cicero and the Ethics of Honest Business Dealings", 3rd International Scientific Colloquium on Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility, Zagreb, Croatia, July 17th, 2009

  • "Teaching HR in Croatia Using Work-base Action Projects", Fifth Innovative Teaching in Human Resources and Industrial Relations Conference, Carlson School of Business, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Apr 26, 2008

  • “ 'Going Native' in Brian Friel’s Translation and Dancing in Lughnasa", American Conference of Irish Studies annual conference, Apr 17, 2008

  • "The dynamics of a conflict episode", Agricultural, Industrial and Construction Equipment Association annual conference, Mar 5, 2008

  • "The Lithuania Roots of the Real Wedding Couple in Sinclair's The Jungle", 32nd Annual European Studies Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, Oct 6, 2007

  • “Lithuanian MBA Students: Market Optimists or Market Pessimists”, 31st Annual European Studies Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, Oct 6, 2006

  • “Business Ethics in the Land of The Iron Wolf”, 30th Annual European Studies Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, Oct 8, 2005

  • “On-line Any Time”, presentation about our Human Resource Management Web Course at the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, State University of Western Georgia, June 8, 2000

  • "Parfit, Persons and Promises". Central States Philosophical Association, Rolla, Missouri Fall 1993

  • "Teaching Ethics to Professionals." 9th International Workshop/Conference on Teaching Philosophy, 1992, Burlington, Vermont

  • "Beyond the Groves: teaching philosophy outside of the university." Iowa Philosophical Convention, Grinnell, Ia.,  Nov 1990

  • Production Power Conference, Organizer and Director of the Conference for AAA Clubs in US and Canada on centralized routing and travel services, Davenport, Ia. 1989

 

 

Leadership Programs

  • Quad City Chamber of Commerce Leadership Seminars - designed and implemented 8 to 11 session program:  2003 to present

  • Southeast Iowa Leadership Seminars - designed and implemented 11 session program: 2006 to present

 

Leadership Effectiveness Training Seminars, licensed through Psychological Associates

  • Leadership Through People Skills, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 27- Jul 31, 2009
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Davenport, Iowa for management development group of The U.S. Army, Rock Island Arsenal, Jan 22-27, 2009
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Davenport, Iowa, Aug 11 - 15, 2008
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 28- Aug1, 2008
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Rock Island Arsenal Leadership Development group, Davenport, Iowa, April 2-4, 2008
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 23-26, 2007
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Davenport, Iowa, Jan 2-6, 2007
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Davenport, Iowa, Aug 14-18, 2006
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Ottumwa, Iowa, Aug 7 – 11, 2006
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 31-Aug. 4, 2006
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Davenport, Jan 2-6, 2005
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Davenport, August 8-12, 2005
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 25-29, 2005
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Davenport, January 3-7, 2005
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Ottumwa, August 23 -27, 2004
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Waterloo, July 26 - 30, 2004
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Davenport, July 12 -16, 2004
  • Leadership Through People Skills, a five day workshop for Rock Island Arsenal employees, April 26-30, 2004
  • Leadership Through People Skills, a three day workshop for Scott County employees, April 20-23, 2004
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Davenport, January 5-9, 2004
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Cedar Rapids, July 14-18, 2003
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Davenport, July 7-11, 2003
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Davenport, January 6-10, 2003
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Fond du Lac Wisconsin, for Lakeland College, November 5,6,7 with Dan Bozik 
  • Leadership Through People Skills, July 8 -12, 2002,  Davenport, Iowa
  • Leadership Through People Skills Seminar, Army Corps of Engineers, April 1-5, 2002 Council Bluffs Iowa, with Dan Bozik
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Davenport, January, 2002
  • Leadership Through People Skills, Redstone Military Installation in Huntsville, Alabama in March 2000

 

Other Leadership Consulting, Development and Education

  • "How to motivate employees when giving a raise is not an option", Zagreb School of Economics and Management and Mate Publications Executive Education   Seminar, Belgrade, Serbia, March,  2010.

  • Building Teams: An Experiential Workshop, Davenport, Aug 3-7, 2009

  • Building Teams: An Experiential Workshop, Davenport, May 11-15, 2009

  • Leading by Influencing, workshop for two groups of graduating students of Department of Occupational Therapy, Feb 6 and 7, 2009

  • Strategic Planning Workshops, Bettendorf Library Foundation, Jan - Mar, 2009

  • Building Teams: An Experiential Workshop, Davenport, Iowa, Oct 20-24, 2008 

  • Building Teams: An Experiential Workshop, Davenport, Iowa, Aug 4 - 8, 2008

  • Building Teams: An Experiential Workshop, Davenport, Iowa, July 21- 25, 2008

  • "How to motivate employees when giving a raise is not an option", Zagreb School of Economics and Management and Mate Publications Executive Education   Seminar, Belgrade, Serbia, May 26, 2008.

  • "How to motivate employees when giving a raise is not an option", Zagreb School of Economics and Management and Mate Publications Executive Education   Seminar, Zagreb, Croatia, May 14, 2008.

  • Leading Through Influence, workshop for graduating students of Department of Physical Therapy, Davenport, Feb 23, 2008

  •     Building Teams: An Experiential Workshop, Davenport, Oct 15-19, 2007

  •     Management Development Training, Rousellot, Dubuque Iowa management staff, October 8 and 9, 2007

  •     Leading by Influencing, Occupational Therapy seminar, two groups, Sept 14 and 28, 2007

  •    Building Teams: An Experiential Workshop, Davenport, Aug 20-24, 2007

  •     Leading Through Influence, workshop for graduating students of Department of Physical Therapy, Davenport, Feb 10, 2007  

  •    Building Teams: An Experiential Workshop, Davenport, Oct 16-20, 2006

  •     Strategic Planning: A Board Workshop for Community Care, Inc. Dewitt, Iowa, Oct 2, 2006

  •     Leadership Influence Workshop, Occupational Therapy graduates, Sept. 29, 2006

  •     Leadership Influence Workshop, Occupational Therapy graduates, Sept. 22, 2006

  •     Building Teams: An Experiential Workshop, Davenport, Iowa, Aug 21-25, 2006

  •     Building Teams: An Experiential Workshop, Davenport August 17-21, 2006, Davenport, Iowa

  •     Leading Through Influence, workshop for graduating students of Department of Physical Therapy, Davenport, April 1st, 2006.

  •     Leadership Profile Inventory, Genesis Physicians group, Davenport, Ia Mar 8, 2006

  •     Board Retreat for Community Care, Inc.” with John Kiley and Dan Ebener, Davenport, Ia Feb 25, 2006

  •     Building Teams: An Experiential Workshop, Davenport August 15-19, 2005,

  •     Leadership Through Influence, Davenport, Physical Therapy graduates, April 2, 2005

  •     Leading by Influencing, Occupational Therapy seminar, October 15, 2004

  •     Leading by Influencing, Physical Therapy seminar, October 1, 2004
  •     Leading by Influencing, Physical Therapy seminar, Jan 30, 2004.
  •     Leadership and Ethics for SAU MBA program in Shenyang China, September, 2003
  •     Conducted three two day leadership workshops for Goodman Fielder in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in February and March 2000
  •     “Partners in Progress” A two day communication and work awareness program conducted with Dr. Dan Bozik for Leiner Davis Gelatin, Davenport Iowa, January – June 1999, 9 sessions with 12 to 16 employees in each session. Trained the entire plant workforce about 120 people.
  •     Developed employee survey, administered and analyzed results for 120 employees and trained five action teams to address survey concerns, consulting contract with Leiner Davis Gelatin, Davenport Iowa April – September, 1998 (joint venture with Dr. Dan Bozik)

 

Speeches

  • Lithuanian Experiences – Beyond the Text, Miami of Ohio, European Study Center at Differdange, Luxembourg, Dr. Neringa Klymbute, Anthropology Class, May 27, 2010

  • Lithuanian Experiences – Beyond the Text, Miami of Ohio, Havinghurst Center, Dr. Neringa Klymbute, Anthropology Class, April 16, 2009

  • Lithuanian Experiences – Beyond the Text, University of Illinois Chicago, Dr. Giedrius Subacius’ Lithuanian Culture and History Class, Feb 10, 2009

  • "In search of The Who", Human Resource Association of Lee County, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Aug 20, 2008

  • Graduation Speech, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Zagreb, Croatia, May 25, 2007

  • What are professional ethics, Key note speech at Iowa Society of Radiological Tech's, West Des Moines, Iowa, April 13, 2007

  • On Being Uncompromisingly Constructive, a luncheon speech for Life Underwriters,  Lincoln, Nebraska Nov 17, 2006

  • Lithuanian Experiences – Beyond the Text, University of Illinois Chicago, Dr. Giedrius Subacius’ Lithuanian Culture and History Class, April 18, 2006

  • Leadership Relevance, a speech to the South Atlantic Division of The United States Army Corps of Engineers’ annual senior management meeting, Hilton Head, South Carolina, April 11, 2006

  • Teaching Business Ethics in Lithuania, Iowa Rotary, Bettendorf, Ia Feb 23, 2006

  • Leading Change within Your Business, The Davenport Rotary Club, Dec. 5, 2005

  • Lithuanian Experiences – Beyond the Text, University of Illinois Chicago, Dr. Giedrius Subacius’ Lithuanian Culture and History Class, Nov 8, 2005

  • A View from the Outside, SANTARA-SVIESA Lithuanian Cultural Conference, the Lithuanian World Cultural Center in Lemont, Illinois, September, 2005

  • Commencement Address for Hamilton Technical College, “Six Pieces of Advice I’d Most Like You to Forget”, July 16, 2005

  • “The Ethics of Listening”, speech to the Quad City Management Association, June 22, 2000, Rock Island Arsenal Country Club

  • “21st Century Business and Ancient Wisdom”, Religious Life Lecture Series, King’s College, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, October 4, 1999

  • “Transitioning to Teams”, keynote luncheon presentation for Industrial Operations Command and U.S Army’s 1998 Road Show, The River Center, Davenport Iowa, August 19, 1998

  • Keynote Speaker at Mutual of Omaha’s national Management Training 97: Compliance is Good Business. Title of the presentation was “21st Century Business and Ancient Wisdom” to 400 managers from all over North America. November 21, 1997

  • "Ethical Management" American Management Society, East Moline, IL., 1989

  • Ninth National Employment Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Panelist on legal and financial liabilities for operators of employment and training programs 1980

 

Professional Education and Development Programs

  • Conflict Management, Mary Greely Hospital Bi-Annual Management Training Retreat, Ames, Iowa with Dan Ebener, Nov 10, 2009
  • Development, consulting and designing management training, Estes Construction Company, Mar 2009 thru Mar 2010
  • Management Development Workshop, LaFarge Cement, Tulsa, Oklahoma, July 14-15, 2008
  • Consulting and training for Trinity Health Systems Combined Med Staff Office, Continuing Med Educ., Med Affairs, Hospitalists, Jan 2008
  • Strategic planning sessions for Mid Coast Arts, Davenport, Iowa, multiple sessions Jan thru April 2008. As a result of the sessions, they asked me to serve on their Board of Directors. I agreed.
  • Managing Conflict, an intensive five session workshop for twenty-four managers, Estes Construction, Davenport, Iowa Dec 2007 thru Mar 2008
  • Leading Change, a mini-workshop, The Quad Cities Combined Chambers of Commerce, Sept 25, 2007
  • Goal-setting, Iowa Health Physicians, staff training, May 4, 2007
  • Motivational theories and their practical applications, Iowa Society of Radiological Technicians, West Des Moines, Ia.,  April 13, 2007
  • Job description and recruiting for new director, Scott County Kids, Davenport, April 9, 30, May 7, 2007
  • Two Methods of Group Decision Making, Trinity Marketing Dept, staff training, Silvis, Il, Mar 30, 2007
  • Strategic Planning with Northeast Community School District Leadership Team, Gooselake, Iowa, (with John Kiley), Feb 28, 2007
  • Strategic Planning with Northeast Community School District Leadership Team, Gooselake, Iowa, (with John Kiley), Jan 31, 2007
  • Goal Setting, three workshops, Iowa Health Systems Physicians and Clinics, Fall Manager’s Retreat, Oct 26, 2006
  • A Conflict of One’s Own, a workshop for the Iowa State Extension Service non-profit leadership program, Davenport, Iowa, Oct 18, 2006
  • Coaching for Improved Performance, Trinity Health Systems Management Retreat, Rock Island, Il, May 3rd, 2006
  • Communicating with Customers, Wells Fargo annual meeting, Cedar Rapids, Ia Feb 15, 2006
  • Encouraging The Heart, Family Resources, Inc. Davenport, Iowa, Dec 2, 2005
  • Expectations and Effort – Motivating Employees, IASFAA Statewide Convention, Dubuque, Iowa, Nov 9, 2005
  • Workshop on Managerial Styles, St Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Ia, October 28, 2005
  • Workshop on Conflict Management, College of Business Faculty, Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y. with Dan Bozik, October 17, 2005
  • Analyzing Conflicts, Trinity Health Systems Management Retreat, Rock Island, Il October 5, 2005
  • Conflict Management Seminar, Berthel, Fisher and Company, Cedar Rapids July 11, 2005
  • Leadership training and development for the management staff of Family Resources of Scott County for the leadership circle. Extended contract: June 2005-May 2007
  • Conflict Management Seminar, Berthel, Fisher and Company, Cedar Rapids April 25, 2005
  • Conflict Management- Styles and Types, International Association of Assembly Managers, The Mark Of The Quad Cities, Moline Il, April 18, 2005
  • Conflict Management Seminar, Berthel, Fisher and Company, Cedar Rapids January 24, 2005
  • The Ride, managing angry behavior, staff development for Southeast Community College, Burlington, December 10, 2004
  • Developed and conducted a large scale focus group project for Genesis Hospitals on factors effecting critical thinking skills for nurses. March 15-19, 2004
  • The leadership grid of influence, management training for 35 managers from around the Midwest for Per Mar, Inc., Feb 4, 2004
  • The Ride, managing angry behavior, presentation for the state convention of Iowa Financial Aid Association, November 11, 2003
  • Meeting in Small Groups, Lafarge Cement management group, with Dan Bozik, May 2003.
  • Meeting One on One to Persuade, Lafarge Cement management group, with Dan Bozik, Davenport, Ia, April 7, 2003
  • Meet the Boss, Genesis Hospital management staff training, all days session on November 1, 2003 with Dan Bozik
  • Integrity, Honesty & Ethics, an interactive exploration for the Bettendorf Chamber of Commerce, Bettendorf Library, October 17, 2002
  • Lafarge Cement Company, Davenport Plant Production Supervisors, problem solving facilitation. August 20, 2002
  • Coaching for Meeting Behavioral Standards, Genesis Hospital management staff training, all days session, August 2002 with Dan Bozik
  • Persuasion, a half day seminar for the Davenport One Leadership Program, Feb 13, 2002
  • Collaborative Business Negotiations,  an all day seminar for Genesis Health Care, April 30th, 2001
  • Goal setting, a facilitation for Leiner-Davis, Davenport, Iowa, November 28th, 2001
  • Goal setting, a facilitation for Leiner-Davis, Davenport, Iowa, November 8th, 2001
  • Goal setting, a facilitation for Leiner-Davis, Davenport, Iowa, October 14, 2001
  • “Sinking ships and moving lips”, September 19, 2001 Bettendorf, Ia, a program on communication feedback for 50 managers for Ralston Purina
  • “Social Auditing”, an all day seminar for the Iowa Society of Accounting Practitioners, June 23, 2000 in West Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Teams and Performance, two presentations at the TACOM/ACALA Acquisition Reform program, May 6,1998 Rock Island Arsenal
  • Proactive Communication, June 18th, 1997, American Society for Training and Development, Mississippi Valley Chapter, Davenport, Iowa
  • Delivered two seminars at American Rental Association's annual national meeting in New Orleans in February 1997: "Proactive Training" and "Constructive Confrontation"
  • Recent Trends in Compensation, Royal Neighbors, Davenport, March /May 1996
  • Performance Evaluation Issues and Methods consultation with the City of Bettendorf October 1995 - 1997
  • More, Higher, Faster - improved personal performance through goal setting", Great River Human Resource Association, January, 1995
  • "Ethics and Physicians" for the Physicians Practice Development Program through St. Ambrose Professional Development Center and Trinity Medical Center, April 1995
  • "Improving Performance through Goal setting", for Job Service Employer's Council, September 1995
  • "Leadership and Self-management In Teams", Lingui Systems, December 1994
  • Human Resource Certification Institute preparation for certification program for St. Ambrose Professional Development Center, "Recruitment and Selection including EEO and Affirmative Action", 1994 - 1996
  • "Human Resource Management", Mini-MBA program for St. Ambrose Professional Development Center, 1993-1996
  • American Rental Association, Moline Ill, 1993, consulting on MIS for video lending library
  • St. Vincent's Corporation, Diocese of Davenport, interim director/consultant for transition and development of non-profit food cooperative program, SHARE IOWA, Oskaloosa, Ia 11/92-1/93
  • CPA Club of the Quad Cities, Davenport, Ia., "Lying and the CPA", CPA continuing education 1992
  • "Business Ethics Workshop" John Deere Manufacturing, Bettendorf, Ia., 1989
  • Care-At-Home, Inc., Moline, IL., "Presentation Skills Workshop" 1988

 

Licensed Professional Education

  • Is it a Lie? Is it Wrong? Omaha, Lincoln and Ashland, Nebraska Nov 19 and 20, 2009
  • Can I Claim to Be an Ethical Agent? Insurance CEC, Algona, Iowa, Iowa Pharmacy Mutual, Dec 7, 2007
  • Can I Claim to Be an Ethical Agent?, Insurance CEC, Ashland, Nebraska, Nov 16, 2007
  • Can I Claim to Be an Ethical Agent? Insurance CEC, Lincoln, Nebraska, Nov 16, 2007
  • Can I Claim to Be an Ethical Agent? Insurance CEC, Omaha, Nebraska, Nov 15, 2007
  • Can I Claim to Be an Ethical Agent?  Insurance CEC, Davenport, Iowa Sept 21, 2007
  • Can I Claim to Be an Ethical Agent?  Insurance CEC, Davenport, Iowa April 20, 2007
  • Compliance and Ethics, Insurance CEC, Ashland, Nebraska, Nov 17, 2006
  • Compliance and Ethics, Insurance CEC, Lincoln, Nebraska, Nov 17, 2006
  • Compliance and Ethics, Insurance CEC, Omaha, Nebraska, Nov 16, 2006
  • Compliance and Ethics, Insurance CEC, Pharmacists Mutual, Algona, Iowa Nov 15, 2006
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Des Moines, Iowa, Nov 6, 2006
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Davenport, Iowa Nov 3, 2006
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Waterloo, Iowa Oct 23, 2006
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Davenport, Iowa, April 28, 2006
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Des Moines, Iowa April 24, 2006
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Cedar Falls, Dec 29, 2005
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Cedar Rapids, Dec 21, 2005
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Des Moines, Iowa, Nov 21, 2005
  • The Ethical Resolution of Conflicts, Nebraska Insurance CEC, Omaha, Lincoln and Ashland Nebraska, Nov 18-19, 2005
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Davenport, Nov 4, 2005
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Davenport, April 29, 2005
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Des Moines, April 22, 2005
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Cedar Rapids, April 15, 2005
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Cedar Rapids, December 1, 2004
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Council Bluffs, November 18, 2004
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Sioux City, November 17, 2004
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Okoboji, November 16, 2004
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Des Moines, November 12, 2004
  • Keeping Insurance Conflicts Out of Court, Insurance CEC, Davenport, October 22, 2004
  • "Is it a Lie? Is it Wrong", Insurance CEC, Des Moines, November 2003
  • "Is it a Lie? Is it Wrong", Insurance CEC, Cedar Rapids, November 2003
  • "Is it a Lie? Is it Wrong", Insurance CEC, Davenport, October 2003
  • "Is it a Lie? Is it Wrong", Insurance CEC, CUNA, Waverly Iowa, October, 2003
  • "Is it a Lie? Is it Wrong", Insurance CEC, CUNA, Waverly Iowa, April 16, 2003
  • "The Story of an Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC, April 11, 2003, Davenport, Ia
  • "The Story of an Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC, November 15, 2002Council Bluffs, Ia
  • "The Story of an Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC, November 14, 2002 Sioux City, Ia
  • "The Story of an Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC, November 13, 2002 Okoboji, Ia
  • "The Story of an Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC, October 11, 2002 Cedar Falls, Ia
  • "The Story of an Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC, October 10, 2002 Fort Dodge, Ia
  • "The Story of an Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC, October 9, 2002 Mason City, Ia
  • "The Story of an Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC, August 19, 2002 CUNA, Waverly, Iowa
  • "The Story of an Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC, July 30, 2002 CUNA, Waverly, 
  • "Is it a Lie? Is it Wrong?" Insurance Continuing Education Seminar for Western Fraternal Life Insurance, Cedar Falls. June 2002
  • "The Story of Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC, December 13, 2001, Cedar Rapids
  • "The Story of Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC December 7, 2001,Davenport
  • "The Story of Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC November 16, 2001Des Moines
  • "The Story of Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC November 14, 2001 Dubuque,
  • "The Story of Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC October 26, 2001 Cedar Rapids
  • "The Story of Insurance Scandal", Insurance CEC September 12, 2001 Davenport
  • “Is it a lie? Is it wrong?”, December 14, 2000, Cedar Rapids, Ia, Insurance Continuing Education seminar.  
  • “Is it a lie? Is it wrong?”, December 8, 2000, Davenport, Ia, Insurance Continuing Education seminar.  
  • “Is it a lie? Is it wrong?”, November 17, 2000, Des Moines, Ia, Insurance Continuing Education seminar.
  • “Is it a lie? Is it wrong?”, October 27, 2000, Cedar Rapids, Ia, Insurance Continuing Education seminar.  
  • “Is it a lie? Is it wrong?”, October 13, 2000, Davenport, Ia, Insurance Continuing Education seminar.  
  • “Is it a lie? Is it wrong?”, September 22, 2000, Des Moines, Ia, Insurance Continuing Education seminar.
  • “Ethical Duties for Insurance Professionals”, November 19, 1999, Continuing Education Seminar, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • “Ethical Duties for Insurance Professionals”, Nov 5, 1999, Continuing Education Seminar, Sioux City, Iowa
  • “Ethical Duties for Insurance Professionals”, Nov 6, 1999, Continuing Education Seminar, Council Bluffs, Iowa  
  • “Ethical Duties for Insurance Professionals”, October, 1999, Continuing Education Seminar, Davenport Iowa
  • “Ethical Duties for Insurance Professionals”, September 24, 1999, Continuing Education Seminar, Des Moines, Iowa
  •  Ethical Duties for Accounting Practitioners”, May 6th, 1999, Iowa Society for Accounting Practitioners, Presentation for Annual Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa
  • “Ethical Duties for Insurance Professionals”, May 4, 1999, John Deere Health Care, Iowa insurance CEC, Brettendorf, Iowa
  • “Ethical Self-examination” two three hour programs for Insurance CEC for the Omaha Life Underwriters Association, March 9th 1999, Omaha, Nebraska
  • “Agent Lies, Deceptions and Other Diversions”, Insurance CEC, Sioux City, Council Bluffs and Des Moines: Nov and Dec 1998
  • “Ethical Lessons from a Scandal”, continuing education program for the Iowa Fraternal Congress’ 70th State Convention, Des Moines, August 28, 1998
  • Ethical Lessons from a Scandal and The Ethical Framework of Needs Analysis - two presentations to the Omaha Life Underwriters Association, April 1, 1998, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Agents: Lies, Deceptions and Other Diversions, March 11-12, 1998 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Ethics for the Professional Insurance Agent continuing education program for licensed insurance agents in Omaha, NE, March 1997
  • "Agents: Lies, Deceptions and Other Diversions", continuing education program for licensed insurance agents in Omaha, NE, March 1996
  •  "Agents: Lies, Deceptions and Other Diversions", continuing education program for licensed insurance agents in Iowa and Nebraska, three classes in Council Bluffs and Souix City in September, 2005 October, and November.
  • "Advanced Ethics of Marketing Insurance", continuing education program for licensed insurance agents 1990- 1994
  • "Ethics of Marketing Insurance", continuing education program for licensed insurance agents 1988- 1994

 

Academic Service

  • Member of faculty committee on evaluating adjunct faculty policies and performance, Feb 2010 - present

  • Member of the faculty committee on revised faculty evaluation methods, Nov 2009- present

  • Ad Hoc Committee for re-structuring Associate Dean's position for College of Business, Nov 2009

  • Developed and conducted two workshops on increasing student involvement for faculty at Zagreb School of Economics and Management, July 2009.

  • Organized an exchange of students and faculty from Zagreb School of economics and Management to participate in the Team Building MOL Class, Aug 4- 8, 2008

  • Facilitated a meeting and exchange agreement between St. Ambrose International Coordinator and representatives of Zagreb School of Economics and Management, May 21, 2008

  • Appointed to College of Business Dean's Search Committee, Sept 2007 - Mar 2008

  • Recruited for the MOL International Class in Zagreb, Croatia at two MOL sessions in August 2007

  • Presented at the new adjunct faculty College of Business workshop, August 18, 2007

  • Appointed to the College of Business search committee for the new Dean, managing the recruiting process, July, 2007

  • Brought in Dr. Giedrius Subacius for history classes on research methods in uncovering the back-story to The Jungle, Mar 23, 2007

  • Brought in Dr. Neringa Klumbyte for marketing classes on international marketing-nostalgia marketing in the Baltics, Mar 23, 2007

  • Conflict Management for Residence Advisers, Staff training, Rogalski Center, Jan 15, 2007

  • Campus liaison for Honorable Somnieng Heuron, Cambodian Buddhist Monk, Visiting International Exchange, Aug 2006 thu June 2010

  • Antigone and the Constitution, a Constitutional Day panel, Davenport, Iowa, Sept. 18, 2006

  • Facilitated a meeting between the St. Ambrose International Coordinators and the Director of IBS to establish an exchange program between the schools, Vilnius, May 2006

  • Organized a three day celebration of  “100th Anniversary of the Publication of The Jungle”, St. Ambrose University, April 2-4, 2006

  • Panel member for “Justifying Judicial Review” at the SAU Liberal Arts Friday Forum, September 22, 2005

  • Iowa Career Counselors Conference, “What’s in it for me?”, a workshop to increase faculty involvement with campus career centers, St. Ambrose University, July 15, 2005

  • Insurance Instructors Workshop, from Good to Better,  St. Ambrose Insurance Continuing Education instructors meeting, July 14, 2005

  • Appointed to MBA program revision committee, August, 2004

  • Promoted and raised funds for the presentation 100 years of Freedom of the Press in Lithuania by Giedrius Subacius, Ph.D. from University of Illinois Chicago, April 16, 2004

  • Presented at the first Liberal Arts Friday Forum, St. Ambrose, a micro drama on a potential student and the liberal arts. Feb 6th, 2004

  • The Ride, customer service training for the Student Accounts Department on Campus, Jan 13, 2004

  • Appointed by the Dean of College of Business to direct the development of an innovative curriculum for a joint Executive M.B.A. program with Vilnius University's International Business School. November 2003

  • Nominated for 2003 Faculty Member of the Year 
  • Facilitated a workshop for Student Life Residence Advisors, April 15, 2003
  • Conducted focus group of local insurance providers to establish an improved educational program for insurance education in the greater Quad City Area, Feb 28th, SAU Professional Development Center

  • Elected to Educational Policy Committee a University governance committee Fall 2002, served two years, last year as Chair

  • Appointed to St. Ambrose Faculty Handbook Revision Committee, May 2002, served five years

  • Partners in Performance, two day leadership seminar for St. Ambrose staff, December 20 and 21, 2002

  • Assisted in the presentation of SAU web based training capabilities for PDC for 30 corporate attendees, also did work for the CD-Rom that is being used to solicit new clients, April 27, 2000

  • Developed and continuously maintain the Philosophy Department Web Site 2001-2007

  • “Web-based Instruction and SAU” faculty development presentation with Wayne Slabon, September 23, 1999
  • Designed and ran the first completely web based course at St. Ambrose – completed summer of 1999 – The course: Human Resource Management.
  • Educational Policies Committee, St. Ambrose University,1998-1999, 1999-2000 secretary
  • "Conflict of Interest in Health Care", St. Ambrose Physical Therapy Department Staff and students, November, 1994
  • "Informed Consent", St. Ambrose Physical Therapy Department Staff and students, December, 1994

 

Community Service

  • Sponsored, developed and coordinated a week long visit by Professor Yuan Yuan Xing from Liaoning University from Shenyang, China to promote links with Chinese businesses and Liaoning University. Events included press conferences, radio interviews, workshops and private meetings. Jan 7 - 11, 2008
  • Developed, raised funds and promoted a violin and piano concert featuring performers from Lithuania and Russia, Dec 22, 2007
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors, VIVA Quad Cities, April 2007
  • Promoted and produced The Fourth Annual Holiday Classic Music Concert, Dec. 20, 2005
  • Strategic Planning, Board of Directors, Community Care, Inc. Dewitt, Iowa October 2, 2006
  • Dealing with Difficult Volunteers, a workshop, The Mississippi Valley Girls Scouts, Davenport, Iowa, April 21, 2006
  • Facilitated United Way Funders Meeting, Davenport, Ia, March 24, 2006
  • Promoted and produced The Third Annual Holiday Classic Music Concert, Dec. 20, 2005
  • Once Upon A Time, Conflict Stories and Their Solution, 2005 Tri-Sectional Conference of Alpha Phi Omega, Augustana College, Rock Island, Il April 16, 2005
  • Developed, raised funds and promoted a violin and piano concert featuring performers from Lithuania and Russia, December 18th, 2004
  • The Trial and Death of Socrates, presentation to Central High School Honors English, April 5th, 2004
  • Developed, raised funds and promoted a violin and piano concert featuring performers from Russia, Feb 11th and 13th, 2004, at Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College and Madsen Hall, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St Ambrose.
  • Developed, raised funds and promoted a violin and piano concert featuring performers from Lithuania and Russia, December 20th, 2003, Madsen Hall, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St Ambrose.
  • Local Artists and the new Figge Arts Center, facilitated meeting to improve relationships, Feb 28th, Davenport Art Gallery, with Dan Bozik and Jamie Loftus
  • Mission Based Leadership, Rock Island Neighborhood Leadership College, Rock Island Ill, January 27, 2003 with Dan Bozik
  • Stewardship, facilitated a discussion for The Partnership Way, Clinton, Iowa, January 25th, 2001
  • Facilitated a discussion for United Way task force on unfunded categories in grant requests, September 7th, 2000
  • Goal Setting a facilitation for Aldridge Day Care Center in East Moline, Il Aug 8, 2000
  • Board Facilitation Group Strategic Planning two sessions for Florence Aldridge Center Board of Directors, January 2000 East Moline, Il
  • Board Facilitation Group Strategic Planning two sessions for Just Kids Day Care Board of Directors, November, 1999 and January 2000 Rock Island Il
  • Developed and facilitated “Shared Vision and Strategic Priorities” A Workshop for Prairie and River Spiritual Resources, October 26, 1998
  • Davenport Police Department, SWAT Team and Support Personnel, "Hostage Simulation - Live Training", I took two hostages and negotiated for 5 hours with SWAT team for their release and my surrender 1990
  • Davenport Police Department, Communication Dispatchers, "Life Without Mike", time management/ stress reduction, 1990
  • Davenport Police Department, Command Officers, "Accomplishing Through Leadership", 1990

 

Research and teaching interests

Adult Education and Development - all aspects

Conflict management

Organizational Behavior especially leadership and group interaction

Ethics

 

 

 Civic and Professional Service

American Association of University Professors

 

Honors and awards  

Nominated for Faculty Member of the Year 2003

Graduated Georgetown Cum Laude 1974

Georgetown University Graduate Scholarship 1971-1972

Woodrow Wilson Fellow 1971-1972

Graduated St. Ambrose Magna Cum Laude 1971

St. Ambrose University, Presidential Scholarship 1967-1971