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Beth Jones

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Assistant Professor - Business

Contact Information

Telephone: (410) 532-5154
E-mail: ejones@ndm.edu
Office: 215 Fourier Hall

Education

Ph.D. in Organization and Management, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Dissertation: Leading through Influence as Ideas: A Narrative Study of Authenticity's Effect on Academic Women's Work

MS, Organization and Management, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Integrative Project: Educating Women Leaders in Management: Rewriting the Syllabus of a Popular College Course

BGS, Social Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Bio 

My passion for studying women’s work, authentic leadership, and leadership pathologies is at the core of my teaching in leadership, management, and strategy courses. My approach is informed by critical theory tempered by social constructivism. My stance on learning is a synthesis drawn from theories of human agency, transformational leadership, and multiple intelligences. I am driven to challenge students to view their worlds more broadly. Women’s issues, values, and social justice play prominent roles in all my courses. To better serve graduate and adult undergraduate learners, I have adapted many of my courses to online and hybrid formats. In my face-to-face classrooms, I make extensive use of technology enhancements and team-based learning. I also encourage and enable collaboration with graduate students to co-present at conferences and co-author in peer-reviewed publications. In addition to teaching, I am a faculty mentor for assessment and online course design. I am also the co-champion of our department’s efforts to become accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. I retired from 31 years of federal service and taught at Loyola University Maryland before coming to NDMU full-time.

Publications

What Shall We Do about the Cooks? Co-authored with Anthony J. Mento and Elida M. Lynch (student). Journal of Critical Incidents, Volume 7 (Fall, 2014).

Evolution of a Manager: Career on the Line. Co-authored with Anthony J. Mento and Joseph Dilworth (student). Journal of Critical Incidents, Volume 7 (Fall, 2014).

The Trials of Mr. Takei. Co-authored with Anthony J. Mento. Journal of Critical Incidents, Volume 5 (Fall, 2012).

Doppelgänger Professor: High-touch Delivery to Low-density Populations. Chapter in Quick Hits for Teaching with Technology: Successful Strategies by Award-winning Teachers, R. K. Morgan & K. T. Olivares (Eds.), Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN. February 2012.

Conference Papers Presented and Published in Proceedings

Influence as Ideas: Authenticity in Women’s Academic Leadership. Paper accepted for presentation at the 16th Annual Conference, International Leadership Association. San Diego, CA. November 2014.

Life after Senegal. Co-authored with Elida M. Lynch (student) and Anthony J. Mento. Presented at the 36th Annual Case Writer’s Workshop, Rock Hill, SC. July 2014.

Procurement Predicament. Co-authored with Stephanie L. Houle (student) and David F. Rico. Presented at the 36th Annual Case Writer’s Workshop. Rock Hill, SC. July 2014.

What Shall We Do about the Cooks? Co-authored with Anthony J. Mento and Elida M. Lynch (student). Presented in the research track of the Society for Case Research, MBAA International 50th Conference, Chicago, IL. March 2014.

Evolution of Mike Gibson. Co-authored with Anthony J. Mento. Presented in the research track of the Society for Case Research, MBAA International 49th Conference. Chicago, IL. March 2013.

Identifying, Understanding, and Countering Leadership’s Dark Side: Crafting the Case for the Course. Roundtable discussion presented at the Renewing Mission and Identity in Catholic Business Education conference, Dayton, OH. June, 2012. Published in online proceedings at http://www.stthomas.edu/cathstudies/cst/conferences/Dayton/daytondocs/JonesFinalpaper.pdf

Motivator’s Dilemma. Co-authored with Anthony J. Mento. Presented in the research track of the Society for Case Research, MBAA International. Published in the proceedings of the Society for Case Research, MBAA International 48th Conference,  Chicago, IL. February, 2012.                             

Conference Workshops and Presentations         

Rubrics Cubed: Assignment to Assessment in 90 Seconds. Presented at the 6th Annual Assessment Expo, Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD. March 2014.

Temporal Distortions: Innovative Sequencing in the Leadership Classroom. Co-presented with Deborah Calhoun. Presented at the ACBSP Region 2 Best of Region Competition, Engaged Learning in the Digital Age, York, PA. November, 2013.

Data-Driven Decisions: Using Rubrics for Programmatic Assessments. Webcast presented for Turnitin Student Success Week 2103. October 2013.  Available at http://go.turnitin.com/webcast/data-driven-decisions?Product=Turnitin&Notification_Language=English&Lead_Origin=Website&source=Website%20-%20Event

Meaningful Mentoring: Improving Gateway Course Redesigns. Co-presented with John Beyers, Robin Toman, and Jennifer Hearne. Conference on Excellence in Gateway Course Completion, Indianapolis, IN. April 2013.

Bridging Leadership and Teamwork: Team-based Learning for Decision-making and Interpersonal Skills. Co-presented with Deborah C. Calhoun. Workshop presented at the Fourteenth Annual Conference, International Leadership Association, Denver, CO. October 2012.

Strategies for Teaching Adult Undergraduate Learners: Course Redesign Experiences. Co-presented with Ademar Bechtold, Alison Dray-Novey, Sr. Eileen Eppig, and Maeve O’Donovan. Fifth Faculty Development Conference, Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD. October 2012.

Online, On-site, or Blended: Dilemmas in Remapping Delivery of Leadership Education. Workshop co-presented with Deborah C. Calhoun. Thirteenth Annual Conference, International Leadership Association, London, UK. October 2011.

Leading laterally: Skills for Partnering and Collaborating. Workshop co-presented with Shelley R. Robbins, Ph.D. Twelfth Annual Conference, International Leadership Association, Boston, MA. October 2010.

Case studies from the future: Science fiction’s contribution to creating transformational leaders today. Facilitated roundtable discussion. Twelfth Annual Conference, International Leadership Association, Boston, MA. October 2010.

Invited Presentations and Interviews                    

Leadership, Followership and Positive Coaching Strategies Workshop. Co-presented with Daniel Durgin at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD. Three-hour workshop for 17 front-line supervisors and mid-level managers. May 2014.

Improving Program-Level Assessments with Turnitin’s Rubrics. Interview featured in Turnitin Educator Spotlight Series. March 2014. Available at http://turnitin.com/en_us/customers/educator-spotlight-series/elizabeth-jones

In the Spotlight: Notre Dame of Maryland University. Interview featured in Quality Matters Newsletter. June 2013. Available at http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs168/1102365224616/archive/1113697120670.html     

Grants and Fellowships

Complete College America Faculty Fellow through the University System of Maryland. Mentoring three Maryland community colleges through redesigns of math courses underwritten by their Developmental Math Course Redesign grants. August 2012-2013.

Lumina Course Redesign Grants (four grants) through the University System of Maryland. Principal investigator and project leader facilitating technology-based course redesign of four general education courses in Religious Studies, History, Philosophy, and Economics for the College of Adult Undergraduate Studies. February 2012-December 2013.

Professional Activities 

Middle States Commission on Higher Education evaluation team visit scheduled for March 29–April 1, 2015.

Conference proposal reviewer. Evaluated potential refereed papers, workshops, and panel discussions for the 74th annual conference of the Academy of Management February 2014.

Editorial board. Journal of Critical Incidents. Journal submission reviewer. Evaluates critical incident submissions for potential publication in the Journal of Critical Incidents. Three volumes: 2012, 2013, 2014.

Society for Case Research conference reviewer and discussant for MBAA International 49th Conference December 2012-March 2013, 50th Conference December 2013–March 2014.

Conference proposal reviewer. Evaluated potential workshop, panel discussion, round-table discussion, and poster presentations for the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th annual conferences of the International Leadership Association. March 2011; March 2012; March 2013, March 2014.

Mentored course redesign for developmental mathematics courses at three Maryland community colleges (Cecil College, Garrett College, and Hagerstown Community College) as part of Complete College America Faculty Fellowship. August 2012–August 2013.