Q. Illustrate your commitment to MOBTS and management teaching with examples of your involvement in MOBTS-related activities, including but not limited to; Board/leadership roles, domestic and international MOBTS conferences, roles (author/publisher/editorial) within Journal of Management Education and Management Teaching review, as well as roles outside of MOBTS that have helped further management education.
I have attended MOBTS Conferences continuously since Asheville in 2013. I participated in the inaugural EEI in 2015 at La Verne. Following that, I had a session at Walsh in 2016 on mindfulness, one in Providence in 2017 on emotional intelligence, and was part of the Garbage Fire sessions in both 2018 (Coastal Carolina) and 2019 (Ramapo). I also had sessions at the IMOBTS conferences in Maynooth (2018) on creative ways to start a class and Canterbury (2020) on student mental health as well as the Experiential Fire.
I have been an at-large Board Member since 2017 and an Executive Committee member since 2019. As part of my Board responsibilities, I have been in charge of the Doctoral Institute (DI), one of the pre-conference workshops, in both 2019 and 2020. I have also chaired the Roethlisberger Award committee for 3 years (2017-2020), which recognizes the best article published in the Journal of Management education in the past year.
In 2019, colleagues and I published an article in the Journal of Management Education (JME) on the shadow side of experiential learning. I have also been named an Associate Editor with JME.
Outside of MOBTS, I have facilitated 3 Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) at the University of San Francisco: one in community engaged learning (CEL), one in mindfulness and self-care, and one in emotional intelligence and strengths-based leadership. In addition, I am involved with our Center for Teaching Excellence both as a peer coach and as a steering committee member (2016-2019). I bring my passion for management education to all these activities.
Q. What specific personal, professional, and/or technical qualities and experiences will you bring to the MOBTS Board of Directors?
If elected to the Secretary position, I bring a growing understanding of the organization to the role from my current positions on the board and the Executive Committee. I am also able to collaborate effectively with the current leadership. My detail orientation and organization have served me well in coordinating the DI and as Roethlisberger Chair. In addition, I am passionate and creative. These attributes will serve me well as we move the Society forward.
Q. The academic landscape is constantly changing. This not only impacts our institutions, but so too does it greatly impact not-for-profit organizations such as MOBTS. What issues and/or situations do you perceive to be on the horizon that MOBTS will have to assess and adapt to?
Competing for students in the admission process has become more intense, and pressures for retention are higher than ever. As the mission of MOBTS is “to enhance teaching and learning across management disciplines,” we will all likely need to think critically about the most effective ways to deliver content to students. Experiential learning works effectively. However, facility with hybrid and online options might also become more necessary. In addition, more institutions, both domestically and internationally, might be looking to develop its faculty as teacher-scholars through organizations such as MOBTS. Thus, these trends present an opportunity for organizations like MOBTS to expand its presence and reach.