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Dr. Linda  Simpson

Dr. Linda Simpson

Interim Assistant Chair, Professor, Program Coordinator, Executive Director Literacy in Financial Education (LIFE) Center

Office: 1034 - Klehm Hall
Phone: 217-581-2315
Fax: 217-581-6090
Email: ldsimpson@eiu.edu
Website: http://castle.eiu.edu/~lsimpson/

Linda Simpson's Vita

Linda Simpson, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. She  has presented at numerous international, national, state, online, and local conferences on topics such as consumer behavior, online teaching and learning,goal setting, and financial education.

Dr. Simpson can tailor each topic to fit your needs. Simply let her know the target audience and she will design and provide you with an entertaining and educational presentation in which everyone will benefit.


Frequently Taught Courses

Consumer Education (includes online course developed in Fall, 1998)

Consumer Textiles

Consumer Issues

Consumer and Management Problems of Older People (includes online course developed in Fall, 2000)

Current Issues and Trends

Disney College Program - Independent Study

Family Budgeting and Debt Management

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign October, 1994.  Family and Consumer Sciences

Master of Science, Eastern Illinois University at Charleston, August, 1989.
Family and Consumer Sciences

Bachelor of Science, Eastern Illinois University at Charleston, December, 1983.
Family and Consumer Sciences
 
Certified Online Instructor, 2003, Learning Resources Network
Designation was created to serve faculty in higher education that want to gain recognition for their knowledge and skills in the area of online teaching.
    
CAEL Prior Learning Assessment Certificate Program, 2002
10-week training workshop designed to enhance portfolio assessment
 

Professional Organizations

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1992-present

Advisor - Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Eastern Illinois University, 1992-1994; 1997-present

Advisor - Student Membership Section for Indiana State University, 1995-1997

 

Illinois Consumer Education Association, 1992-1994; 1997-present

      Board of Directors, 1993-1994

      Journal of Consumer Education Editorial Board Member, 1997-present

      Newsletter Editor, 1993-1994

      Program Planning Committee, 1994

 

Illinois Family and Consumer Sciences Association, 1992-1995; 1997-present

      President, 2000-2001

      President-elect, 1998-1999

      Advisor, Pre-professional/Graduate Student, 1997-2005

      Board member, 1997-2005

Speakers Bureau

For more information, please visit the Speakers Bureau Webpage.


Financial Literacy, Goal Setting, Money Management and Debt Reduction

Research

Black Friday shoppers

Consumer behavior

Children an teens as consumers

Consumer socialization

 

Teaching and learning with technology

 

Selected Publications

   Huxel, C.R., Burns, M.T., O’Rourke, K.A., & Simpson, L.D. (2012). Comparison of Nutritive Value, Cost, Viscosity, and Acceptability among Developed Oral Nutritional Supplements and Commercially-Prepared Supplements. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112(S9): A-57.
 
Simpson, L., Berbaum, A., O’Rourke, K., & Taylor, L. (2012).  Consumer socialization: The relationship with compulsive buying behavior. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Abstracts 2012.
 
Simpson, L., Taylor, L., O’Rourke, K., Shaw, K., Bowers, J., & Reifsteck, D.  (2012). Back in Black: Observing Consumers on “Black Friday”. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Abstracts 2012.  


Simpson, L. (2012). Buyer beware:  Frauds and scams. The Encyclopedia for Consumer Safety. - March 2012.


Simpson, L. (2012). Credit cards. The Encyclopedia for Consumer Safety. - March 2012..
           
Simpson, L. Smith, R., Taylor, L, & Chad, J. (2012) College debt: An exploratory study of risk factors among college freshmen and its effect on college choice. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 42(1). 16-27.


Simpson, L., Taylor, L., O’Rourke, K., Shaw, K. (2011). An analysis of consumer behavior on Black Friday.American International Journal of Contemporary Research.1(1). Located at http://www.aijcrnet.com/index.php/current.

Gibbs, W., Simpson, L. (2008). An analysis of temporal norms in online discussions.  International Journal of Instructional Media, Volume 35, Number 1.


Simpson, L., (2007). A Soldier’s StoryA collection of memoirs of a Korean War Veteran. Limited readership.
 
      Simpson, L. & Dallas, L (2008). To Elluminate or Not. Illinois Online Conference Proceedings.
 
Simpson, L. & Dallas, L. (2007) Technology and Group Work: Does it Work? Illinois Online Conference Proceedings.
 
      Simpson, L. & Dallas, L.(2007) Turnitin: Staying Ahead of Academic Dishonesty, Illinois Online Conference Proceedings.
 
      Simpson, L. & Dallas, L. (2006) Concept Maps in Higher Education, Illinois Online Conference Proceedings.
 
      Simpson, L. & Dallas, L. (2006). Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom, Illinois Online Conference Proceedings.
 
      Simpson, L. & Dallas, L. (2005) Managing Time Online: A Faculty Perspective. Illinois Online Conference Proceedings.
 
Dallas, L. & Simpson, L. (2005). Time to Talk: Faculty Tactics and Student Perspective in Online Discussion. Illinois Online Conference Proceedings.
 
Simpson, L. & Dallas, L. (2004). Online Assessment. The Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences, 8(1), 26-28.
 
Simpson, L. & Dallas, L. (2004).  Traditional Course to an Online Course? Where Do I Start? Stop Surfing Start Teaching Conference Proceedings
 
Simpson, L. & Dallas, L. (2004).  Assessment:  Student and Online Course Evaluation, Illinois Online Conference Proceedings.
 
      Simpson, L. & Dallas, L. (2003).  Building effective online communities.  International Online Conference on Teaching Online in Higher Education Proceedings. Available at: http://www.ipfw.edu/as/tohe/2003/
 
      Dallas, L. & Simpson, L. (2003).  Teaching & technology: Faculty infrastructure support.  International Online Conference on Teaching Online in Higher Education Proceedings. Available at: http://www.ipfw.edu/as/tohe/2003
 
Gibbs, W. & Simpson, L. (2003). Time of Participation in Online Discussions. Illinois Online Conference Proceedings
     
Simpson, L. & Dallas, L. (2003). Streaming Audio Lectures: Advantages and Disadvantages. Stop Surfing Start Teaching Conference Proceedings
 
Wayland, J., Simpson, L. and Kemmerer, B. (2003), "Rural Retailing: Understanding the Multi-Channel Outshopper," Association of Collegiate Marketing Educations (ACME), Advances in Marketing Proceedings, 2003, pp. 38-47.
 
Gibbs, W. & Simpson, L.  (2002, October).  Online discussion boards: Time of participation.  Center for Academic Technology Support Tech Update., 1, 4.    
 
      Simpson, L. & Dallas, L. (2002).  Real presenter: Options and benefits.  International Online Conference on Teaching Online in Higher Education Proceedings. Available at: http://www.ipfw.edu/as/tohe/2002/
     
      Gibbs, W. & Simpson, L. (2002).  Online discussion boards: An analysis of student participation.  International Online Conference on Teaching Online in Higher Education Proceedings. Available at: http://www.ipfw.edu/as/tohe/2002/
 
Simpson, L. & Dallas, L. (2002).  Use of online discussion in on-campus courses.  Stop Surfing Start Teaching Conference Proceedings.  Available at: http://www.rcce.sc.edu/ssst
 
      Simpson, L. & Dallas, L.  (2001).  Web-Assisted instruction: A student perspective.  Syllabus 2001 Conference Proceedings. Available at http://www.syllabus.com/2001proceedings.htm
 
      Simpson, L. (2001).  Use of online discussion in on-campus courses. International Online Conference on Teaching Online in Higher Education Proceedings.  Available at: http://www.ipfw.edu/as/tohe/2001/
 
      Simpson, L. & Dallas, L.  (2001).  Web-Enhanced teaching: Advantages of integrating technology into the large lecture course. Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference Proceedings.  Available: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf
 
Simpson, L. & Dallas, L. (2001).  Converting a traditional course to an online course.  Stop Surfing Start Teaching Conference Proceedings.  Available at: http://www.rcce.sc.edu/ssst/
                                                                                                                                         
      Simpson, L. (2000). Advantages to learning online: A student perspective. International Online Conference on Teaching Online in Higher Education Proceedings.  Available at: http://as1.ipfw.edu/2000tohe/default.htm
 
      Wayland, J., Simpson, L., Kemmerer, B. (2000) Outshopping by University Students: Usage of Internet and Catalogs in a rural university setting. Society for Marketing Advances 2000 (p. 35-40).
 
      Simpson, L. & Dallas, L.  (2000).  Opportunities and challenges associated with internet courses:  Faculty and student perspectives.  Syllabus 2000 conference proceedings.  Available at http://www.syllabus.com/2000proceedings.htm
 
      Simpson, L, Wayland, J., & Kemmerer, B. (2000).  Attitudes of college students toward outshopping vs. local shopping in a rural university community.  In L. Fritchie & K. Johnson. Annual Meeting Research Abstracts of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (p. 47).   Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 
 
      Simpson, L. & McCallister, P.  (1999).  Cyberspace marketplace: Opportunities for consumer education.  Journal of Consumer Education, 17, 27-32.
 
      McCallister, P.  & Simpson, L. (1999).  Payment methods for clothing purchases by young adult Japanese consumers.   In B. Wuest (Ed.), 1999 Annual Meeting Research Abstracts of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (p. 36).  Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 
     
      Simpson, L. & McCallister, P.  (1999).  Influences on the clothing selection of college-age Japanese consumers.   In B. Wuest (Ed.), 1999 Annual Meeting Research Abstracts of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (p. 40).  Alexandria, VA:  American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 
 
      Simpson, L.  (1998).  Store attributes as influences on shopping behavior.   In N. J. Owens (Ed.),  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc. (p. 74).  Monument, CO: International Textile and Apparel Association.
     
      Simpson, L. (1998).  Importance of Textiles.  In N.  J. Owens (Ed.),  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc. (p. 98).  Monument, CO: International Textile and Apparel Association.
 
      Simpson, L. & McCallister, P.  (1998).  College-Age Japanese consumers:  Non-store shopping practices for clothing.  In N.  J. Owens (Ed.), Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc. (p. 46).  Monument, CO:  International Textile and Apparel Association.
 
      Simpson, L. (1998, May/June).  Shopping practices of EIU college students.  Focus:  A Publication of the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce.  (Available from the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL  61920). 
 
      Simpson, L. & Douglas, S.  (1998).  Adolescents’ purchasing role structure when shopping by catalog for clothing.  Clothing and Textile Research Journal,16(2), 98-104.
 
      Simpson, L., Douglas, S., & Schimmel, J. (1998).  Tween consumers: Catalog clothing purchase behavior.  Adolescence, 33(131), 637-644.
 
      Simpson, L. & McCallister, P.  (1998).  Clothing shopping practices of college-age Japanese consumers.  In B. Wuest (Ed.), 1998 Annual Meeting Abstracts of Research American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (p. 42).  Alexandria, VA:  American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 
     
      Simpson, L.  (1997). Problem-Based learning. In N.  J. Owens (Ed.), Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc. (p. 116).   Monument, CO: International Textile and Apparel Association.
 
      Simpson, L. (1997).  Retail buying simulation.  In N.  J. Owens (Ed.),  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc. (p. 107).  Monument, CO: International Textile and Apparel Association.
 
      Simpson, L. & Douglas, S.  (1997). Teens and catalogs: Their evaluations, behavior, and education.  The Journal of Consumer Education, 15, 9-16.
     
      Simpson, L. & Schimmel, J.  (1997).  Music television:  Influence on adolescents’ clothing purchase decisions. In B. Wuest (Ed.), 1997 Annual Meeting Abstracts of Research American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (p. 50).  Alexandria, VA:  American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
     
      Schimmel, J. & Simpson, L. (1997).  Rural adolescents and brand name clothing selection.  In Nancy J. Owens (Ed.) Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc. (p. 34), Monument, CO:  International Textile and Apparel Association.
 
      Simpson, L. & Douglas, S. (1995).  Catalog clothing purchases of adolescents:  A consumer socialization perspective.  In S. Lennon (Ed.),  Abstracts of Research 1995 Annual Meeting for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (p. 110).  Alexandria, VA:  American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
     
      Simpson, L. & Douglas, S.  (1994).  Adolescents’ catalog purchasing patterns for clothing.  In C. Ladisch (Ed.),  Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc. (p. 144).  Monument, CO:  International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc.
 
      Simpson, L. & Lakner, H. B.  (1993).  Perceived risk and mail order shopping for apparel.  Journal of Consumer Studies and Home Economics, 17, 377-389.
 
      Simpson, L. & Buckley, H. M. (1991).  Perceived risks of apparel catalog shoppers.  In P. Horridge (Ed.),  International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings (p. 184).  Monument, CO:  International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc.                   
 
Hubbard, M. L., & Simpson, L. (1989).  Influences on selection of preschool children’s clothing.  American Home Economics Association Annual Meeting Research Abstracts, 85. 
 

Selected Conference Presentations

Financial literacy: Putting a plan in action. Accepted for a theme-based presentation at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference.  June, 2014.
 
Older Consumers: Navigating through the Financial Maze. Governor’s Conference on Aging, December, 2013
 
Montessori principles and the home environment – – American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual conference – June 2013
 
Innovative Use of Technology in Research. Faculty Summer Institute, May 2013

Preparing our students for the real world: Are colleges doing enough? Family and Consumer Sciences webinar, to be presented April, 2013
 
Back in black: A study of shopping behavior on Black Friday, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference, June, 2012
 
Consumer socialization: The relationship with compulsive buying behavior, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, June, 2012

Interviewing Strategies for New Professionals Roundtable, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, June 2012.
 
The Older Consumer:  Implications for Marketers, Retailers, and Caregivers, Governor’s Conference on Aging, December, 2011

Compulsive Buying Behavior, Illinois Consumer Education Association, November, 2011

College Student Loans: Factors Related to Knowledge and Loan Debt, Illinois Consumer Education Association, November, 2011

Budget and Debt Management Workshops
Family and Consumer Sciences webinar, March, 2011
Illinois Coalition for Community Services, October 6, 2011
            Academy for Lifetime Learning, November 10, 2011
 
Strategic Goal Setting InitiativesWorkshops
Academy of Lifetime Learning, Eastern Illinois University, October 13, 2011
Smart Women, Smart Money Conference, Springfield, IL ,  Sponsored by the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office, June, 2011
            Purdue University-Nutrition Education Programs, Turkey Run State Park, May, 2011
Academy of Lifetime Learning, Eastern Illinois University, February, 2011
 
Walt Disney World College Program + FCS Academic Credit, Spring, 2011; Fall, 2011

WebCT 2.-0 Tools, Faculty Summer Institute, University of Illinois, May 17, 2010.
 
Learning Styles: Just how do you Reach All Students?  Faculty Summer Institute, 2009. University of Illinois, May 19, 2009.
 
Black Friday Research presentations (assisted with presentation preparation, may have been presented by co-researcher or student):

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Milwaukee, WI, June 2008
Illinois Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Chicago, IL, February 2009
Illinois Council on Family Relations, Champaign, IL, April 2008
Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees Meeting, November 21, 2008
Publishing Scholars and Creative Works Recognition Reception, October 8, 2008

To Elluminate or Not.  Illinois Online Conference, Spring 2008

Technology and Group Work: Does it Work? Illinois Online Conference, Spring 2007
 
Turnitin: Staying Ahead of Academic Dishonesty, Illinois Online Conference, Spring 2007
 
Using Technology for Student Engagement in Asynchronous Learning. Faculty Summer Institute 2007, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, May 14-17, 2007
 
Teaching Online? Do It Right the First Time, Faculty Summer Institute 2006, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, May 22-25, 2006
 
Financial Planning Throughout the Life Cycle, Keynote Speaker, Family and Consumer Sciences/Master’s in Gerontology Conference, Eastern Illinois University, March 4, 2006.
 
Concept Maps in Higher Education, Illinois Online Conference, Spring 2006
 
Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom,, Illinois Online Conference, Spring 2006
 
Impact of Technology on Families, Indiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 2005 Annual Meeting, November 10, 2005.
 
Changing Technology and its Impact on Families and Consumers in a Global Society, World Association for Case Method Research and Application, July 3-6, 2005.
 
Managing Time Online: A Faculty Perspective. Illinois Online Conference, February 16-18, 2005
 
Time to Talk: Faculty Tactics and Student Perspective in Online Discussion. Illinois Online Conference, February 16-18, 2005
 
Stop Surfing, Start Teaching, Eastern Illinois University, Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences TEAM Grant presentation, November, 9, 2004.
 
Opportunities and Challenges of Using Technology in the Classroom, Eastern Illinois University Graduate Student Professional Development Session, September 1, 2004.
 
Change: The Impact of Technology on Families and Consumers, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting, San Diego, CA, June 26-29, 2004.
 
Effective use of a Course Web Site and WebCT in a F2F Classroom. Showcase of Technology Use in the Classroom to Enhance Instruction. Eastern Illinois University, April 15, 2004
 
Traditional Course to an Online Course? Where Do I Start? Stop Surfing and Start Teaching 2004 National Conference, Orlando, FL March 14-17, 2004
 
Technology Through the Lifespan, Family Resiliency Across the Lifespan Conference, Eastern Illinois University, March 12, 2004
 
Assessment:  Student and Online Course Evaluation, Illinois Online Conference, February 18, 2004
 
Technology and Us: Impact on Families and Consumers, Illinois Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference, Hoffman Estates, IL November 21-22, 2003.
 
Building effective online communities. International Online Conference on Teaching Online in Higher Education, Virtual Conference, November 11-13, 2003
 
Teaching & technology: Faculty infrastructure support.  International Online Conference on Teaching Online in Higher Education, Virtual Conference, November 11-13, 2003
 
Time of Participation in Online Discussions. Illinois Online Conference, February 28, 2003
 
Streaming Audio Lectures: Advantages and Disadvantages, Stop Surfing Start Teaching Conference. February 12-14, 2003
 
Real presenter: Options and benefits, International Online Conference on Teaching Online in Higher Education, Virtual Conference, November 12-14, 2002
 
Teaching with Technology, Illinois Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 2002 Annual Meeting, University of Illinois @ Champaign/Urbana, November 22-23, 2002
 
Online discussion boards: An analysis of student participation, International Online Conference on Teaching Online in Higher Education, Virtual Conference, November 12-14, 2002
 
Use of online discussion in on-campus courses, Stop Surfing and Start Teaching 2002 National Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, February 9-12, 2002
 
Use of online discussion in on-campus courses, International Online Conference on Teaching Online in Higher Education, Virtual Conference, November 12-14, 2001
 
Using WebCT threaded discussions and the assignment box for large classes, Featured speaker for brown bag lunch session, Eastern Illinois University, November 16, 2001
 
Web-Assisted instruction: A student perspective, Syllabus 2001 Technology Conference, Santa Clara, CA, July 20-24, 2001
 
Web-Enhanced teaching: Advantages of integrating technology into the lecture course, 2001 Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference, Murfreesboro, TN, April 8-10, 2001
 
Converting a traditional course to an online course, Stop Surfing and Start Teaching 2001 National Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, February 11-14, 2001
 
Teaching in cyberspace, Illinois Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting Oak Brook, IL, October 6, 2000
 
Opportunities and challenges associated with internet courses: Faculty and student perspectives, Syllabus 2000, Santa Clara, CA, July 22-28, 2000
 
The virtual classroom, School of Family and Consumer Sciences Advisory Council, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, October 28, 1999
 
Influences on the clothing selection of college-age Japanese consumers, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting, Seattle, WA, June 26-29, 1999
     
Japanese consumers: Impact on the global economy, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting, Seattle, WA, June 26-29, 1999
 
Store attributes as influences on shopping behavior, International Textile and Apparel Association annual meeting, Dallas, TX, November 18-21, 1998
 
College-Age Japanese consumers: Non-store shopping practices for clothing, International Textile and Apparel Association annual meeting, Dallas, TX, November 18-21, 1998
 
Importance of textiles, International Textile and Apparel Association annual meeting, Dallas, TX, Creative teaching and curriculum strategies, November 18-21, 1998
Clothing shopping practices of college-age Japanese consumers, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting Atlanta, GA, June 27-30, 1998
 
Rural adolescents and brand name clothing selection, International Textile and Apparel Association annual meeting, Knoxville, TN, November 12-15, 1997
 
Problem-Based learning, International Textile and Apparel Association annual meeting, Knoxville, TN, November 12-15, 1997
 
Retail buying simulation, International Textile and Apparel Association annual meeting, Knoxville, TN, November 12-15, 1997
 
Music television: Influence on adolescents’ clothing purchase decisions, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting, Washington, DC, June 21-25, 1997
 
MTV:  Influence on rural adolescents’ clothing purchase decisions, Indiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, April 11-12, 1997
 
Children as consumers, Indiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, October 10, 1996
 
Image and professional dress,  Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, September 27, 1996
 
Children and consumer fraud, Consumer Fraud, academic credit workshop, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, School of Family and Consumer Sciences, July 27, 1996
 
Adolescents’ purchase behavior in catalog clothing shopping, Indiana Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting, Vincennes, IN, April 12-13, 1996
 
Catalog clothing purchases of adolescents: A consumer socialization perspective, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 24-28, 1995
 
Consumer socialization, Keynote speaker, Children and Teens as Consumers, academic credit workshop, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
June, 1994 and June, 1995
 
 

Funding & Grants

TIAA-CREF and National Council on Graduate Studies, $40,000 to develop a financial literacy center on the EIU campus

Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences Research/Creative Activity Grant, 2011-2012, Connecting Professionals: Leadership in Action.

 

Faculty Development Grant, Eastern Illinois University – 2011, 2012, 2013
 

 

Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences Faculty Award for Interdisciplinary Research, 2011-2012. Curriculum Development across the Disciplines

 
 

Graduate Research Assistantships

           Summer 2007, 2004, 2003, and 2002
           Competitive grant competition to receive research support
 

 

Faculty Mini-Grant Awards, Eastern Illinois University

           February, 2004
           February, 1999
February, 1998
 

 

Technology Grants, Eastern Illinois University

 
      PIE Grant Recipient, Spring, 2005
           Total $5,000.00
           Title: Digital Faculty: Where are we Headed?
 
      TEAM Grant, Fall, 03
           Total:  $1,000.00
           Title: Stop Surfing, Start Teaching: A Professional Development Opportunity
 
      Technology-Enhanced and Delivered Education Grants
           Spring, 2003 Awarded 2 grants in this competition totaling 7842.00
           Grant Titles:
                        Certified Online Instructor Designation
                        Expanded Technology Enhancements for Online and On-Campus Courses
 
      Technology-Enhanced and Delivered Education Grants
           Fall, 2002 Awarded 2 grants in this competition totaling $7,289.00
           Grant titles:
                        Professional Development: A Key to Effective Online Instruction
                        Teaching/Technology Updates: A Crucial Task
 
      Technology-Enhanced and Delivered Education Grants
           Spring, 2001, Awarded 3 grants in this competition totaling $6,600.00 
           Grant titles:
                         Teaching Online: AnOnline Course for Faculty
                         From Conference to Cyberspace: Enhancing the Learning Environment
                         Time + Teaching + Technology = Students First
 

 

Redden Grant for the Improvement of Undergraduate Research, Eastern Illinois University

           Fall 2011 Total: $1,500.00
           Fall, 2004 Total:  $300.00
           Fall, 2003 Total:  $635.00
           Spring, 2000 Total:  $1,500.00
     
Winkleblack Family Funds, Eastern Illinois University
      Fall, 2011
      Total: $1,875
      Title: From Fiber to Consumer
 
      Spring, 2006,  2007, 2008
      Total: $2,2228.10
      Title: Get Outta My Way: An Analysis of Shopping Behavior on Black Friday
 
      Spring, 2006
      Total: $643.17
      Title: Gambling: Just How Bad Is It?
     
      Spring, 2002
      Total:  $1,234.37
      Title:  Pedagogical Enhancements: Technological and Visual Approaches
 
      Spring, 1999, partial funding; 2000, full funding
      Retail Patronage in Rural Illinois: An Investigation of Local Purchasing and Outshopping
      Purpose:  Conduct a community survey in relation to retail patronage Total:  $1,4330


 

Life Management Skills– 1997, served as Co-Director/Instructor

Funding Agency: Western Indiana Private Industry Council, Inc., dba/Western Indiana Employment and Training Services
Purpose:  Provided life management skills training to economically disadvantaged youth, ages 14-21
Total:  $15,572.25
 

 

Community

Community Service
 
Salisbury Church, Charleston, IL
Finance Committee – Develop operating budget – 2009-2013
Provide financial education to residents living in a home supported by the Salisbury Church
Served as the Major Events Director for a funding campaign to purchase a new building.
 
A Soldier’s Story
Assisted my dad with writing, editing, and self-publishing his Korean War memoirs.  The book contained over 100 colored photos with captions and stories related to his war experiences.  The service component of this project includes donating copies of the completed book to the Korean War Museum in Tuscola, IL (soon to be moved to Springfield, IL), the Center for the Study of the Korean War in Independence, MO, the Army Corps of Engineers archives in Washington, DC,  local libraries, VFW’s, nursing homes, and schools. 
 
Habitat for Humanity, Serve as a partner family to new owners of Habitat House.  2007-2008
     
Trojan Booster Club Board Member 2006-2010
            Projects: Golf Outing, Summer 2007, 2008
 
 Welcome to the Real World simulation facilitator, held at Lake Land College October 4, 2006, University of Illinois Cooperative Extension
     
Coalition for People in Need 
 
Cal Ripken 12-Year Old Baseball Tournament
      Served as a host family for two Korean boys
 
Charleston Middle School
Spring, 04 - Spoke to two different classes on two separate occasions on setting future goals and saving for college at the middle school for the Illinois Coalition for Community Services.
 
      Spring, 2000 and 2001 - Spoke to middle school students concerning the history and future of consumer behavior for a Millennium 2000 project,
 
Charleston Area of Chamber of Commerce
      Retail Development Committee
Small Business Development Conference, 1998, 1999
Conducted an extensive retail trade analysis for the community. Coordinated 3 focus panels, telephone survey, and mailed survey, 2000-2001

 

 


Professional Certifications:
Certified Family and Consumer Sciences Professional
Personal and Family Finance Educator


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