Edward D. Showalter, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

Department of Economics &Business

Randolph-Macon College

P.O. Box 5005

Ashland, VA 23005-5505

(804) 752-3716

E-mail: eshowalt@rmc.edu

 

 

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Curriculum Vitae

 

Education:

 

Ph.D.   Major Area: Management

            Minor Area:  International Business

            Virginia Commonwealth University

            Dissertation Defended: 5/18/97 “Ethical Value Structures: Construct Definition,

            Measurement, Validation and Relationship to Organizational Commitment.”

Advisors:  D. Robley Wood (Chair) & Randall G. Sleeth (Assistant Chair)

 

M.B.A.       Virginia Commonwealth University (December, 1990)

 

B.A.     Political Science, Randolph-Macon College (May, 1984)

 

Academic Positions Held:  

June 2009 – Present

Director: Bassett Internship Program, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia

 

May 2007 – Present

Associate Professor of Business, Department of Economics and Business, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia

 

September 2001 – May 2007

Assistant Professor of Business, Department of Economics and Business, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia

 

August 1999 - May 2001

Assistant Professor of Business, Division of Business, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

 

May 1998 – June 1999

MBA Program Director, Eastern Mennonite University,

Harrisonburg, Virginia

 

August 1997 – June 1999

Assistant Professor of Management, Department of Business and Economics, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

 

 August 1993 - May 1997

Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Management, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

 

 August 1995 - June 1996

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Economics and Business, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia

 

Teaching Areas:

Organizational Behavior, Management, Marketing, Business Ethics, Business Policy

 

Areas of Research Interest:

Organizational Contentment; Relationship of Trust & Organizational Citizenship to Ethical Values in Business, Leadership Substitutes and Subordinate Learning, Multimedia in Business Education

 

Teaching Experience:

Randolph-Macon College:

·        BUSN 213

Principles of Management

·        BUSN 310

International Business Concepts

·        BUSN 213

Principles of Management

·        BUSN313/

PSYC343

Organizational Behavior/Organizational Psychology

·        BUSN 342

Production and Operations Management

·        BUSN 380

Marketing Analysis

·        BUSN 425

Business Policy

·        BUSN 481

Trade Barriers US & EU (January 2004 Travel – Wroxton England)

·        FYEC 109/ FYEC 110

Communication in Context – Bits Bytes and Behavior

(First year colloquium with Chuck Leska)

·        FYEC 152/ FYEC 151

·        HONR 276

Pssst…. – Do you Want to Know a Secret?  Privacy and Information Technology (First year colloquium with Chuck Leska)

Honors 276, International Marketing – Issues and Applications

 

 

North Carolina Wesleyan College

·        BUS 192

Business Through the Eyes of Hollywood

·        BUS 207

Legal Environment of Business

·        BUS 308

Organizational Behavior

·        BUS 314

Human Resources Management

·        BUS 350

Production and Operations Management

·        BUS 481

Business Strategy & Policy

·        BUS 482

Senior Seminar in Business

·        CIS 195

Computer Applications

·        CIS 495H

The Internet and Society (Honors)

 

Eastern Mennonite University:

·        BUAD 111       

Exploring Business

·        BUAD 221

Principles of Management

·        BUAD 301

Quantitative Analysis

·        BUAD 352

Organizational Behavior

·        BUAD 432

International Business

·        CIS 252

Management Information Systems

·        CIS 452

Database Applications

·        MBA 531

Quantitative Decision Making for Business

·        MKTG 301

Principles of Marketing

 

Virginia Commonwealth University: 

·        BUS 319

Organizational Behavior

·        BUS 320

Production and Operations Management

·        BUS 619

Topics: Travel Abroad: European Economic Union.  Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany (Team Taught – Lead by Dr. Eugene H. Hunt)

·        BUS 491

Topics: Business Ethics (Intersession – Team Taught – Lead by Dr. Eugene H. Hunt)

 

University Committees and Service

SACS Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) committee (Spring 2006 –Spring 2008)

Presidential Inauguration Committee (Summer/Fall 2006)

Ethics Minor Council (Fall 2006-present)

Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Advisor (2003, 2005, 2008, 2009)

Department of Economics and Business Liaison with Career Planning (2003-present)

Curriculum Review Committee (Spring 2003- Spring 2004)

Resources and Plans Committee (2002-2008)

Faculty Marshal (Associate 2002-2003, Assistant 2003-2004, Marshal 2004-2005)

Search Committees

            Dean of Students – (Summer 2007 – Spring 2008)

            Religious Studies (Fall 2005)

            Music – Choral Director (Spring 2005)

            Religious Studies – Visiting (Spring 2005)

            Library Head of Collection Access – (Summer 2002)

Faculty Sponsor

            R-MC VFIC Ethics Bowl Team advisor with Professor Brat (2001-present)

                   (Winners of the 2006 & 2010 VFIC Ethics Bowl)

            American Marketing Association (2001-2004)

            Society for the Advancement of Management (2004-present)

            Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity  (2002-present)

 

 

Professional Program Presentations:

 

Edward D. Showalter, George S. Lowry, Chuck Leska “Team Teaching: Benefits and Rewards for Students, Faculty, and Administrations” (panel session), Annual Meeting of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute (SEDSI), Wilmington, NC. February 18, 2010

Edward D. Showalter “Ethical Values in Business - Yes they do exist, and there are six of them” Faculty Research Evening Exchange (FREE), Randolph-Macon College, April 8, 2009.

George S. Lowry, Edward D. Showalter & Catherine L. Staples “The Use of Classroom Simulations in the Study of Foreign Exchange”  (workshop), Annual Meeting of the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (SEINFORMS), Myrtle Beach, SC, October 4-5, 2007.

Catherine L. Staples, Edward D. Showalter & George S. Lowry “Using Simulation to Teach Finance Topics” (workshop), Annual Meeting of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute (SEDSI), Wilmington, NC. February 23, 2006

Catherine L. Staples, Edward D. Showalter & George S. Lowry “Simulating Foreign Exchange Risk Using a Popular Board Game” (workshop), Annual Meeting of the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (SEINFORMS), Myrtle Beach, SC, October 6-7, 2005.

Edward D. Showalter “Monopoly as a Simulation in a Management or Strategy Class,” Annual Meeting of the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (SEINFORMS), Myrtle Beach, SC, October 3-4, 2002

Edward D. Showalter “Theory and Results on Corporate Character Research,” Creative Scholarship Celebration, Eastern Mennonite University, March 27, 1998

Randall G. Sleeth & Edward D. Showalter “ Multi-Media Workshop: Using Hypertext Applications,” National Conference on Teaching Public Administration, Richmond, VA, March 6-8, 1997

Randall G. Sleeth, Ann Woodlief & Edward D. Showalter. “Combining Hypertext and Laserdisc to Integrate Learning in English & Organizational Behavior.”  Technology ‘94: Transforming the Academy, Virginia Commonwealth University, May 4, 1994

 

Professional Activities:

Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

            Program Chair 2010

SAM: Advanced Management Journal Editorial Review Board (Spring 2004-present)

Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

            Track Chair: Student Paper Competition (Ph.D. & MBA) 2009

Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

            Track Chair: Educational Practice 2008

Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

            Proceedings Coordinator and Placement Coordinator 2006

Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

            Track Chair: Management, Strategy and International Issues 2005

Southeast Decision Sciences Institute - Track Chair: Marketing and E-Commerce Track 2003

American Marketing Association, member 2002-2005

Academy of Management, member 1993-present

Society for Advancement of Management, member 1999-present

American Management Association, member 1997-1998

Independent Insurance Agents of Richmond

            Vice President 1993-1994; Secretary 1992-1993; Treasurer 1991-1992

            Member Board of Directors 1989-90 & 1990-91

 

Grants, Honors and Recognitions:

·        Rashkind Grant for Sabbatical Research, “Corporate Character: Research in business ethics and privacy issues,” approved 2008

·        Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Society, inducted 2008

·        VCU School of Business Faculty Excellence Teaching Grant: Randall G. Sleeth and Edward Showalter to develop a student personal assessment package using World Wide Web technology: 1997

·        Beta Gamma Sigma: inducted 1991

·        President: Virginia Commonwealth University Ph.D. Society, 1996-1997

·        Eagle Scout

 

Publications and Proceedings

 

Edward D. Showalter, George S. Lowry, Kimberly Cressy (2010, April).  Experiential Learning through International Internships:  Pearls and Perils Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM).  Arlington, VA.

 

 

Edward D. Showalter (2009, October).  An Exploratory Study of the Corporate Character Ethical Value Matrix (CC-EVM).  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (SEINFORMS), (pp. 829-841). Myrtle Beach, SC. 

 

Edward D. Showalter & George S. Lowry (2009, March). Creating a Sustainable Workforce:  Contentment Matters.  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM).  Las Vegas, NV.

 

Edward D. Showalter (2009, February).  The Corporate Character Ethical Value Matrix: Theory & Measure Development).  Annual Meetings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, (pp 1-12) Charleston, SC.  – Winner Best Paper in Track: Accounting, Ethics and Law

 

Edward D. Showalter (2008, October).  Privacy Policies: An Investigation Into Best Practices For Information Security and Data Protection.  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (SEINFORMS), (pp. 845-852). Myrtle Beach, SC. 

 

Chuck Leska & Edward D. Showalter (2008, February). Determining the Patterns and Impact of Property and Railroad Trading in “-opoly” Type Games through Computer Simulation. Annual Meetings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, (pp. 375-386). Orlando, FL.

 

Chuck Leska & Edward D. Showalter (2007, October). Determining The Patterns and Impact of Natural Property Group Development in “-opoly” Type Games through Computer Simulation. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (SEINFORMS), (pp. 181-193). Myrtle Beach, SC. 

 

Edward D. Showalter & George S. Lowry (2007, March). Student Intern Motivation: Does Choice of Major Matter? Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM), (pp. 491-497).  Las Vegas, NV.

 

Chuck Leska & Edward D. Showalter (2007, February). Determining Property and Cash Distribution in “~opoly” Type Games through Computer Simulation. Proceedings of the Annual Meetings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, (pp. 540-550) Savannah, GA.

 

Jessica Deibel & Edward D. Showalter (2007, February). Marketing the Magic: How Walt Disney World Attracts Both Old and New Guests. Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Meetings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, (pp 919-928). Savannah, GA.

 

Edward D. Showalter & Chuck Leska (2006, October). The Development and Use of a Computer Simulation to Determine Property Distribution in “~opoly” Type Games.  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (SEINFORMS), (pp. 111-117). Myrtle Beach, SC. 

 

George S. Lowry & Edward D. Showalter (2006). Management as a Liberal Art. Palmetto Review, 9, 19-24.

 

Edward D. Showalter, George S. Lowry & Erin M. Ewalt (2006, April). Organizational Contentment: An Examination of its Domain and Scale Development. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM), (pp. 252-264). Orlando, FL.

 

Edward D. Showalter & Chuck Leska (2006, February). An Integrative Multi-Instructor Business Communication - Computer Science Class for First-Year Students.  Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Annual Meetings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, (pp. 489-499). Wilmington, NC. 

 

Erin M. Ewalt & Edward D. Showalter (2006, February). Organizational Contentment: A Preliminary Validation Study. Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Annual Meetings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, (pp. 625-635). Wilmington, NC.

 

 Erin M. Ewalt & Edward D. Showalter (2005, October). Organizational Contentment: An Examination of its Definition and Domain.  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (SEINFORMS), (pp. 514-524). Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

Edward D. Showalter & George S. Lowry (2005, April). The Development and Implementation of a Principle Instructor/Secondary Instructor Collaboratively Taught Management Class Incorporating British-Type Tutorials. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM), (pp. 534-543). Las Vegas, NV.

 

George S. Lowry & Edward D. Showalter (2005, April). Management as a Liberal Art. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM), (pp. 579-586). Las Vegas, NV.

 

Edward D. Showalter & George Lowry (2005, February). The Development and Implementation of a Team-Taught Management Class Incorporating a Principle Instructor/Secondary Instructor Approach.  Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth Annual Meetings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, (unpaginated CD). Raleigh, NC. 

 

George S. Lowry & Edward D. Showalter (2004, October). An Application of the British Tutorial System in a Management Course.  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (SEINFORMS), (pp. 227-230). Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

George S. Lowry & Edward D. Showalter (2004, March). A Modification of a Popular Board Game for use as a Simulation in International Finance Classes.  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM), (pp. 398-404). Baltimore, MD.

 

 Edward D. Showalter & George Lowry (2004, February). The Expectations of Unpaid Student Interns and their Relationship to Motivator Hygiene Theory.  Proceedings of the Thirty-Forth Annual Meetings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, (pp. 145-147).  Charleston, SC. 

 

Christina M. Fowler & Edward D. Showalter (2004, February).  Work-Family Conflict and its Relationship to Company Size, Employee Demographics and Organizational Commitment.  Proceedings of the Thirty-Third Annual Meetings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, (pp. 139-141). Charleston, SC. 

 

Edward D. Showalter & George Lowry (2003, October). An Exploration of Student Intern Motivation.  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (SEINFORMS), (pp. 556-561). Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

George Lowry & Edward D. Showalter (2003, October). Examining Student Values – A Longitudinal Study. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (SEINFORMS), (pp. 568-572). Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

Candice Cabe, C. Barry Pfitzner & Edward D. Showalter (2003, February). Student Interns and Herzberg's Theory of Motivation.  Proceedings of the Thirty-Third Annual Meetings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, (pp. 127-130). Williamsburg, VA. 

 

Edward D. Showalter (2002, October).  A Study of the Effects of Tenure and Firm Size on Shared Ethical Values and Organizational Commitment in the Insurance Industry.  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (SEINFORMS), (pp. 661-666).  Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

Edward D. Showalter (2002, February). Shared Ethical Values and Organizational Commitment: A Combined Factor Analysis of Two Scales. Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Meetings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, (pp. 94-96). Hilton Head, NC.

 

Edward D. Showalter (2002, February). Monopolyâ as an Introductory Simulation in a Management or Strategy Class. Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Meetings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, (pp. 332-334). Hilton Head, NC.

 

Warren S. Stone, Edward D. Showalter, Michael Grover & Arnel Orig (2001, spring). An Empirical Study of Course Selection and Divisional Structure in Distance Education Programs.  The Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 4(1).   http://www.westga.edu/~distance/jmain11.html .

 

Patricia M. Smith & Edward D. Showalter. (2000, November). Collect Data on the Web With on-Line Surveys Using FrontPage. Paper presented at the Computers on Campus National Conference, Myrtle Beach, NC.

 

Ronald H. Humphrey, Randall G. Sleeth, Janet Kellet & Edward D. Showalter (2000, August).  How Demographic Factors and Personality Traits Influence Complex Task Choice and Leadership Emergence.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Toronto, Canada.

 

Randall G. Sleeth & Edward D. Showalter (2000, August). Addressing Time-Based Breakdowns in Leadership. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Toronto, Canada.

 

Ronald H. Humphrey, Randall G. Sleeth & Edward D. Showalter (1997, August). The Effects of Gender, Personality Traits, and Work Experience on Complex Task Choice. Interactive Paper Session presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

 

Edward D. Showalter & Eugene H. Hunt (1996, February).  A Logical Framework for Researching Ethical Values - The Basis of Ethical Decision Making. Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Meetings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, (pp. 71-73). Charleston, SC. 

 

Edward D. Showalter & Randall G. Sleeth (1995, February).  The Bartleby Project: A Process for Multidisciplinary Multimedia Coordination Using Hypertext.   Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meetings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, (pp. 119-121). Wilmington, NC.