Carol Decker, Ph.D., PHR

CURRICULUM VITAE

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

My professional qualifications offer a unique blend of business/industry knowledge and education. Such a background includes Marketing, Management, Human Resource Management/Training, Computer Information Systems, and Accounting knowledge supplemented with specific experiences in teaching, and management. My concentrated efforts are upon effective business development and the conveyance of a variety of business discipline knowledges for transfer to work-based performance in both industry and educational environments. My business and development initiatives allow keen insight to meeting socio-technical and cognitive demands for industry and a student's need for relevant education for practical application. All of which is done in the framework for more organizationally efficient and effective operations. My current research includes exploration of the dimensions of self-concept/self-efficacy for its relevance in improving technological human performance for education and organizational effectiveness. Using self-concept/self-efficacy as a noted links between human development initiatives and workplace performance, I employ such assessment tools to determine the enhancers and inhibitors to student/employee productivity. My publications may be found in the Computers in Human Behavior, The Journal of International Business Disciplines, Human Resource Development Quarterly, American Society for Training and Development, and the Journal of Career and Technical Education.

EDUCATION

2008/9 Golden Gate University
San Francisco, CA

Post-Doctoral Coursework in Finance & Marketing
M.B.A., Finance
M.S., Marketing

2002 Argosy University
Sarasota, FL

Post-Doctoral Coursework
Advanced Graduate Business Certificate in Marketing

1996 The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Ph.D., Human Resource Development
(Cognate in Management)

Dissertation: "Organizational Effectiveness Through Work Situation and Transfer of Training Influences on Employee Computer Use Self-Efficacy."

1992 The University of Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN

M. B. A., General Business Administration

1989/95Tennessee Wesleyan College
Athens, TN

B. S., Accounting

1985 The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

B. S., Business Administration; Marketing

CERTIFICATIONS

2006 Certificate of Mastery in Prior Learning Assessment
Depaul University/Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Chicago, IL

2006 Marketplace Trainer
Innovative Learning Solutions, Inc
Knoxville, TN

2006 Professional in Human Resources, PHR
HR Certification Institute
Society for Human Resource Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

With over 20 years teaching experience in education, industry, and government, Dr. Decker has taught at various extended sites/locations, colleges/universities, and has adapted to both traditional and non-traditional students. Prior to arriving at TWC, Dr. Decker spent 8 years with Lincoln Memorial University. She has developed numerous training and curriculum programs, courses, and concentrations in both industry and education. She has been involved in consulting at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels in both industry and education as well. Dr. Decker has also developed on-line and ITV courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. With a broad base in business, Dr. Decker teaches a variety of business subjects. A list of training programs, publications, projects, affiliations, services, and presentations provided by Dr. Decker are as follows:

TRAINING AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

2008 – Water Island Project – Integrated Marketing Communications—Seattle, WA

Team Building: Collecting Effective Team Players

Cost Accounting -- Making Money

Accounting Information Systems

Project Management and Project Analysis

Records Management

Document Control

Leadership and Communication/TQM/Teamwork

Career Development

Change Management

Marketing SAP R/3

Supervision for the 21st Century

Workplace Wellness

Job Preparation

Systems, Applications, and Products (SAP) R/3 Basics

SAP R/3 and Purchasing

SAP R/3 and Financial Management

SAP R/3 and Asset Management

Management Information Systems

Netscape/SAP R/3

Client-Server Architecture

Internet Connection Through the UNIX Mainframe System

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Decker, C.A. (June, 2008). The Servant vs. The Selfless: A Lesson for Leadership Development,

American Society for Training and Development, On-line.

Decker, C.A. (December, 2007). Ready, Aim, Fire: Training Financial Advisors in Market

Planning, American Society for Training and Development, On-line.

Decker, C.A. & Harrell, W.A. (December, 2007). Community College Library Orientation

Effectiveness Determined by Student Computer Self-Efficacy. Educational Resources & Institute of Educational Sciences.

Decker, C.A., & Carroll, J. (Winter 2007). The Product Life Cycle becomes the Human

Performance Life Cycle. American Society for Training and Development, On-line.

Decker, C.A., & Johansson, L. (Spring 2004). Training dynamics in times of turbulence.

American Society for Training and Development, On-line.

Decker, C.A. (2003). Simulation Learning Methodology: Results from the

Appalachian United States. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities, and Nations, 3, Article 24.

Decker, C.A., (Winter 2001). United we stand. American Society for Training and

Development; Performance in Practice, On-line.

Decker, C.A., (Summer 2001). Heartfelt encouragement for the workplace. American Society for

Training and Development; Performance in Practice, 3-4.

Decker, C.A., & Ledbetter, R.B. (Winter 2000-2001). How to conduct more productive meetings.

American Society for Training and Development; Performance in Practice, 14.

Decker, C.A., & Ledbetter, R.B. (Summer 2000). Dream + Direction = Reality. American

Society for Training and Development; Performance in Practice, 13.

Decker, C.A. & Ledbetter, R.B. (Fall 2000). Warning Signs for the Workplace. American

Society for Training and Development; Performance in Practice, 14.

Decker, C.A. (Winter 1999-2000). The Trust Factor. American Society for Training and

Development; Performance in Practice, 11-12.

Decker, C.A. (1999). The performance dimensions of self-efficacy. The International Journal

of Business Disciplines, 9, 7-19.

Decker, C.A. (Fall, 1999). Too Fast to be Friendly. American Society for Training and

Development; Performance in Practice, 2.

Decker, C.A. (Summer, 1999). Attitudes and Behaviors That Help Increase Performance and

Learning. American Society for Training and Development; Performance in Practice,

12-13.

Decker, C.A. (1999).Technical education transfer: Perceptions of employee

computer technology self-efficacy. Computers in Human Behavior, 15, 161-172.

Decker, C.A. (Fall, 1998). Are you straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel? American

Society for Training and Development; Performance in Practice, 10-11.

Decker, C.A. (1998). Sensemaking in Organizations [Review of the book Sensemaking in

Organizations]. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 9, 198-201.

Decker, C.A. (1998). Training transfer: Perceptions of computer use efficacy among university

employees. Journal of Vocational Technical Education, 14, 29-39.

Decker, C.A., & Campbell, C.P. (1996, September). Determining the cost- effectiveness of

training: A self-contained instructional module. Resources in Education.

Decker, C.A. (1996). Evaluating your programs for cost-effectiveness. Journal of Educational

Opportunity, 15, 31-39.

Decker, C.A. (1995, December). Marxism: The relationship to today's work and training.

Resources in Education.

Decker, C.A. (1995, December). Organizational development and its role in providing

aesthetically pleasing work for the future. Resources in Education.

Decker, C.A. (1995, September). Project management and project analysis

training modules I, II, III. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Oak Ridge, TN.

Decker, C.A. (1995, July). Records management and document control staff training. Lockheed

Martin Energy Systems, Oak Ridge, TN.

Decker, C.A. (1995, July). Records management and document control detail training. Lockheed

Martin Energy Systems, Oak Ridge, TN.

Decker, C.A. (1995, July). Records management and document control awareness training.

Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Oak Ridge, TN.

Decker, C.A. (1995, July). Records management and document control guide. Lockheed Martin

Energy Systems, Oak Ridge, TN.

Decker, C.A. (1995). Accounting Information Systems. Presented at The University of

Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Decker, C.A. (1995). USTART: Your Personal Message. Presented at 1995 Fall Leadership

Conference, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Decker, C.A. (1994). Sweden: The Role of Compulsory Education in Supporting Career

Orientation and Initial Work Preparation for Students. Presented at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Decker, C.A. (1994). Career Development. Presented at The University of Tennessee,

Knoxville, TN.

Decker, C.A., Brogen, D., Conen, M., & Irwin, G. (1994, November). Instructor's guide for

listening skills. Resources in Education.

Decker, C.A., & Loop, S. (1994). Marketing education and marketing workforce needs: A

comparison with future implications. Tennessee Education, 23 (3), 22-24.

Decker, C.A.(1993, December). Skill Standards: Implications for Vocational Education, The

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Decker, C.A. (1992, May). Improving Education and Training to Meet Production and

Operations Management Issues, The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN.

BOOKS

Decker, C.A. (2003). Marketing Success: Self-Concept and Individual Antecedents in Marketing

Simulations In S. Shohov (Ed.) Advances in Psychology Research NY: Nova Science.

Decker, C.A. (2002). Marketing Success: Self-Concept and Individual Antecedents in Marketing

Simulations In S. Shohov (Ed.) Trends in Cognitive Psychology NY: Nova Science.

Decker, C.A. (2001). Computer Preparedness: A study of computer use self-efficacy among

DECA students in Kentucky. In F. Columbus (Ed.) Advances in Psychology Research Volume 7, (pp.241-254). NY: Nova Science.

Decker, C.A. (2002). Computer Preparedness: A study of computer use self-efficacy among

DECA students in Kentucky. In S. Shohov (Ed.) Cognitive Psychology, (pp.79-91). NY: Nova Science.

MUSIC PROJECTS

2008 #1 Song by God's Country—Mercy Train

2007 Nominated for AGAPE Christian Country Female Horizon Award

2007 Most Played International Artist in Christian Country

Decker, C.A. (2008). Mercy Train. [CD]. Livingston, TN: Glory Train Records

Decker, C.A. (2007). Celebrate Jesus. [CD]. Livingston, TN: Glory Train Records

Decker, C.A. (2007). Beautiful Star of Bethlehem. [CD]. Livingston, TN: Glory Train Records.

Decker, C.A. (2007). Celebrating Jesus [CD]. Madisonville, TN: Hamilton Sound & Recording

Decker, C.A. (2007). Ram in the Thicket. [CD]. Livingston: TN: Glory Train Records. Top 40

Decker, C.A. (2007). The Gospel Plow. [CD]. Livingston: TN: Glory Train Records. Top 10

Decker, C.A. (2007). Steadfast and Unmoveable. [CD]. Livingston: TN: Glory Train Records.

Decker, C.A. (2006). Jesus: By No Other Name [CD]. Sweetwater: TN: Log Cabin Records, Hamilton Sound & Recording

Decker, C.A. (2006). Make Me A Mansion. [CD]. Livingston: TN: Glory Train Records.

Decker, C.A. (2005). Dwelling Under His Shadow. [CD]. Livingston: TN: Glory Train Records.

Decker, C.A. (2004). Walk In My Shoes. TN: All American Records.

Decker, C.A. (2004). A New Life [CD, cassette]. Madisonville: TN: Hamilton Sound & Recording

Decker, C.A. (2004). Working on the Building. Kissimmee: FL: Ready Records.

Decker, C.A. (2004). Keep Your Eyes on the Lord. On Doxa Project [CD]. Livingston: TN:

Glory Train Records.

Decker, C.A. (2003). Shine From The Mountain. On Emunah Project [CD]. Livingston: TN:

Glory Train Records.

Decker, C.A. (2003). Prayer Meetin Time [CD, cassette]. Madisonville: TN:

Hamilton Sound & Recording.

Decker, C.A. (2002). I'm Never Alone [CD, cassette]. Madisonville: TN

Hamilton Sound & Recording.

Decker, C.A. (2002). Magnify Jesus. On I'm Never Alone [CD, cassette]. Gold-Vein, BMI.

Decker, C.A. (2002). Who is This Man? On I'm Never Alone [CD, cassette]. Gold-Vein, BMI.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

Decker, C.A. (2003, November). Human Resource Management Text.

RESEARCH/GRANT PROJECTS PROPOSED

2008 Water Island Project, Seattle, WA

Boot Camp Project, ACA

Head Start and University Partnership Research Grant; Family, Child and Youth Services

EEO/Diversity Managerial Training; Railroad Retirement Board

Analysis of State and Local Administrative Data; Department of Health and Human Services

Second Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA II); Department of Health and Human Services

Student Computer Self-Efficacy Among Private and Public School Systems; Spencer Foundation

Skill-Based Pay System for Organizational Impact

Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE)

PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES

Decker, C.A. (2007, September). State of Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management, Chattanooga, TN.

Decker, C.A. (2007, April). Introduction to Sakia with Darnell Chance. Presented at Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, TN.

Decker, C.A. & Carroll, J.E. (2006, October). Computer Self-Efficacy. Paper presented at the Appalachian College Association Summit, Abingdon, VA.

Decker, C.A. & Smith, E. (2005, October). The Adragogical Side of WebCT. Paper presented at the Appalachian College Association Summit, Abingdon, VA.

Decker, C.A. (2003, December). Marketing Simulation Technology: an Instructional Tool in Producing Self-Concept for Professional Competency. Paper presented at the Association for Career and Technical Education. Orlando, FL.

Decker, C.A. (2003, November). Teaching Marketing Theory for Diverse Transfer of Learning. Paper presented at the 2003 Appalachian College Business Program Association and Appalachian College Association Tech Summit, Johnson City, TN.

Decker, C.A. (2003, February). Simulation Learning Methodology: Results from the Appalachian United States. Paper presented at The Third International Conference on Diversity Organizations, Communities and Nations, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Decker, C.A. (2002, November). Physical Skill Building: An Analysis of Self-Concept and Self-Efficacy From Marketing Web-Based Simulation Learning. Paper presented at World School 2002, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN.

Decker, C.A. (2002, October). Teaching Entrepreneurship Through Marketing Simulations: A Study of Business and Marketing Student Self-Efficacy. Paper presented at the 2002 Appalachian College Business Program Association and Appalachian College Association Tech Summit, Johnson City, TN.

Decker, C.A. & Bownds, L. (1999, April). Web-based Andragogical Instruction: Improving the Nursing Curriculum. Paper presented at the 1999 Spring Conference Technology in Education: Harnessing Technology in the Workforce, Hazard, KY.

Decker, C.A. (1998, December). Assessment: Computer Self-Efficacy as a Preparedness Evaluation in the 21st Century. Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA.

Decker, C.A. (1998, March). Self-Efficacious Leadership for Technological Change. Paper presented at the 7th Annual National Conference on Creating the Quality School, Washington, DC.

Decker, C.A., Hollingsworth, C., & Thomas, C. (1997, December). School-to-Career: A CAD technology partnership for the 21st century. Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Decker, C. A. (1997, March). Workplace wellness: Perceptions of computer self-efficacy among university employees. Paper presented at the Wellness '97 Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, Book of Proceedings.

Decker, C. A. (1997, February). Technical education transfer: Perceptions of employee computer technology self-efficacy. Paper presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association 23rd Annual Conference, Hilton Head, SC, Book of Proceedings.

Decker, C. A. (1996, December). Organizational effectiveness through work situation and transfer of training influences on employee computer use self-efficacy.

Paper presented at the Omicron Tau Theta and American Vocational Association Fourth Annual Research Seminar, Cincinnati, OH, Book of Proceedings.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Society for Training and Development
- Field Editor ASTD Links
- Recognized Field Editor Contributor 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
- Leadership Volunteer
- Interfaith Forum Field Editor-Performance in Practice 1999-Present

Society for Human Resource Management

American Marketing Association

Appalachian College Association Consortium
- Editorial Board

Who's Who Among Professional Educators 2000, 2008

Who's Who Among Executives & Professionals

National Employment and Training Association/Adult Workforce Development

National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators (NAITTE)

Omicron Tau Theta
- Past President – 2005-2006
- President – 2004-2005
- President-Elect – 2003 -2004
- Editorial Board 2000 - 2003
- National Parliamentarian 1997 - 2000
- Chapter President 1996 - 1997
- Chapter Vice-President 1995 - 1996
- Chapter Treasurer 1994 - 1995

Association for Career and Technical Education
- New Professional Award 1996
- Employment and Training Division
- Business/Marketing Education Division

Delta Pi Epsilon

Phi Kappa Phi

Eastern Education Research Association

American Vocational Education Research Association

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Editorial

Appalachian Consortium, Present, Editorial Board

Journal of Research in Education, Present, Journal Reviewer

Human Resource Development Quarterly, Present, Journal Reviewer

Journal of Career and Technical Education, Journal Reviewer

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