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Allen and Ruth Harris Chair of Excellence in Business

College of Business and Technology

Professional Program Presentations
Managing Job Stress. Twenty-Second Annual Institute for Personnel in Employment Security. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, October 1977.

Labor Relations in Urban Welfare Agencies. Second Annual Urban Welfare Conference. U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Detroit, Michigan, November 1978.

The Status of Labor Relations in the South. American Institute for Decision Sciences, 1979 Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1979.

Relations Between Individuals and Organizations: A Cross Disciplinary Perspective. Session Chair, Industrial Relations Research Association, Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C., December 1981.

Managing The Problem Employee. American Society for Personnel Administration, Upper East Tennessee Chapter. Johnson City, Tennessee, January 1982.

Planning for Computer Integrated Manufacturing on a College Campus. (with James A. Hales) CIM in Higher Education Alliance. 1988 National Conference. Boca Raton, Florida, December 1988.

Cross Discipline Cooperation to Enhance Business School Computing. California State University, Long Beach. 1990 Business School Computing Conference. Long Beach, California, October 1990.

What Every Business Dean and Department Chair Needs to Know About CIM. CIM in Higher Education Alliance. 1991 National Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana, May 1991.

Budget Issues for Business Schools. Southern Business Administration Association, 1992 Summer Workshop. Managing the Business School. Asheville, North Carolina, July 1992.

Getting Started: Initiating Pre-Candidacy Advisement Under the New AACSB Accreditation Standards. American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. Pre-Candidacy Advisor Workshop. St. Louis, Missouri, January 1993.

Accreditation Issues and Answers. Southern Business Administration Association. 1995 Summer Workshop. Managing the Business School. Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 1995.

The New Master of Public Management Program at ETSU. (with Lon Felker) Tennessee City Managers Association. 1995 Annual Meeting. Gatlinburg, Tennessee, November 1995.

Quality and Continuous Improvement Through Peer Review. American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. 1996 Annual Meeting . Los Angeles, California, April 1996.

Mission Statement Development. American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. Pre-Candidacy School Workshop . St. Louis, Missouri, October 1996.

Intellectual Contributions: Mission Not Tradition. AACSB-The International Association for Management Education. 1997 Continuous Improvement Symposium . San Diego, California, September 1997.

Scholarship and University Mission: Making the Connection. Plenary Speaker, Pepperdine University, Annual Faculty Conference , Malibu, California, February 1998.

Intellectual Contributions: Mission Not Tradition A Case Study. (with Otis Baskin) AACSB-The International Association for Management Education. 1998 Continuous Improvement Symposium . Dallas, Texas, September 1998.

New Administrators Workshop. (with Ridley Gros) Southern Business Administration Association. 1999 Summer Workshop . Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, June 1999.

Making the Transition from Candidacy to Accreditation. AACSB-The International Association for Management Education. 1999 Continuous Improvement Symposium . Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 1999.

Intellectual Contributions: Mission Not Tradition One More Time. AACSB-The International Association for Management Education. 1999 Continuous Improvement Symposium . Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 1999.

On Being The Dean: Management in the Cross Hairs. AACSB-The International Association for Management Education. 2000 Continuous Improvement Symposium . Tampa, Florida, September 2000.

Intellectual Contributions and Faculty Deployment. (with C. David Billings) AACSB-The International Association for Management Education. 2000 Continuous Improvement Symposium . Tampa, Florida, September 2000.

Deans on Deaning: The Making of the New Deans Seminar. (with Otis Baskin and Ronald F. Green) AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 2001 Continuous Improvement Symposium , St. Louis, Missouri, October 2001.

Intellectual Contributions and Peer Review Team Expectations. (with C. David Billings) AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 2001 Continuous Improvement Symposium , St. Louis, Missouri, October 2001.

Career Paths and Success Factors for New Deans, Mastering the Inside Game, I: The Rules, The Strategies, The Plays and The Ploys, Accreditation: Myths, Legends and Realities, and Innocent, Your Honor: Staying Out of Court. AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. New Deans Seminar , Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2001 and Fayetteville, Arkansas, May 2002.

Old Dogs, New Tricks: Faculty Development in the Electronic Age. Southern Business Administration Association. 2001 Annual Meeting , Orlando, Florida, November 2001.

Intellectual Contributions and Assessment: Part I, The Basics and Part II: The Specifics (with C. David Billings) AACSB International. 2002 Continuous Improvement Symposium , Washington, DC, October 2002.

Deans on Deaning: Career Paths and Success Factors. (with Otis W. Baskin, Betty Jo Licata, and Kenneth L. Stanley) AACSB International. 2002 Continuous Improvement Symposium , Washington, DC, October 2002.

Career Paths and Success Factors for New Deans, Mastering the Inside Game, I: The Rules, The Strategies, The Plays and The Ploys, and Accreditation: Myths, Legends and Realities. AACSB International. New Deans Seminar , San Francisco, California, October 2002.

The Role of the Dean in the Management of Business Schools: A Cross Sectional Study of the First Hundred Days. (with Ronald F. Green) American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Tenth Annual Meeting , Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2003.

Deans on Deaning: When the Thrill is Gone (with Otis W. Baskin, Ridley J. Gros, Jr. and Patricia W. Meyers). AACSB International. 2003 Annual Meeting , New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2003.

Becoming The Dean (with Peter Lorange), Leadership and Career Paths (with Pierre Tapie) and Insights and Issues (with Bernard Ramanantsoa and Pierre Tapie). AACSB International and efmd. New Deans Seminar 2003: What Every New Dean Needs to Know About Being The Dean , Hosted by HEC School of Management, Paris, France, May 2003.

Old Dogs, New Tricks: Development Strategies for Veteran Faculty. (with Linda R. Garceau, Norman A. Solomon and George E. Stevens) AACSB International, 2003 Continuous Improvement Symposium , St. Louis, Missouri, September 2003.

Legacy Leadership: A Lifetime of Chaos. (with Jay L. Tontz) Western Association of Collegiate Schools of Business, 2003 Annual Meeting , Vail, Colorado, October 2003.

On Being The Dean: Management in the Cross Hairs, Career Paths and Success Factors for New Deans, Managing the Inside Game, I: The Rules, the Strategies, the Plays and the Ploys, Accreditation: Myths, Legends and Realities. AACSB International, New Deans Seminar, Memphis, Tennessee, October 2003; St. Louis, Missouri, June 2004; Boston, Massachusetts, October 2004; San Antonio, Texas, October 2005; Tampa, Florida, June 2006.

Sharps & Flats & Changing Keys: Career Challenges for Veteran Deans. (with C. David Billings, Sara M. Freedman and Jerry Trapnell) Southern Business Administration Association, 2003 Annual Meeting , New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2003

Intellectual Contributions: Then and Now. (with C. David Billings) AACSB International, Associate Deans Conference, Orlando, FL, December 2003.

New Deans on Deaning: Facing the Challenges. (with Sueann Ambron, Linda U. Hadley and Devanathan Sudharshan) AACSB International, 2004 Deans Conference , Newport Beach, CA, February 2004.

A Comparative Analysis of AACSB Accreditation Standards: To Stay the Course or To Switch to the New Standards. (with C. David Billings) AACSB International, Candidacy Committee, Invitational Presentation, AACSB 2004 International Conference and Annual Meeting , Montreal, Canada, April 2004.

Deans on Deaning: Secrets of Success." (with Bud Barnes, Henry Lowenstein and Ilene Kleinsorge) Western Association of Collegiate Schools of Business, 2004 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2004.

The Deans Disease: Causes and Cures. (with Frederick J. Kelly and C. David Billings) AACSB International, 2005 Deans Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 2005.

Deans on Deaning: Spanning the Globe. (with Maxime A. Crener, Sung Joo Park, and Barry Spicer) AACSB International, 2005 International Conference and Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 2005.

Deans on Deaning: Secrets of Success. (with Stan Kowalski, Jack Trifts, Kathy Carter, and Allen Morton) Northeast Association of Business Deans, 2005 Annual Meeting, Portland, Maine, September 2005.

Long Live the Dean: Longevity and Survival Secrets for Business Deans. (with Stan Kowalski, Dixie Mills, Fred Kelly, and Rich Sorensen) AACSB International, 2006 Deans Conference, San Diego, California, February 2006.

Accreditation Issues under the new AACSB International Accreditation Standards: The Impact on Faculty. (with C. David Billings) American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 13th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2006.

Word from the West Wing: Presidential Initiatives and Their Impact on the Business School Problems and Solutions. (with Jim Clapper, Bob Holmes, Donna Mottilla, and Bob Reid) Southern Business Administration Association, Summer Workshop 2006, Greensboro, North Carolina, July 2006.

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