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Student Accomplishments

Publications, Presentations and Workshops:

Sharon DeGroote, Tricia Stauber, and Richard Boswell (all from Cohort 3), made a presentation at the North American Management Society conference (NAMS) on April 2-4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.  "A Chinese Global Brand:  Can Lenovo Pull it Off?"  Paper subject:  Will Lenovo be able to build and sustain a global brand once they are no longer able to use the IBM brand after 2010?


Joe Sprangel's recent publications include:

  • 2008 Book Chapter* - Co-author with Dr. Jacqueline Stavros of Chapter 14 in the book “Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management: Using AI to Facilitate Organizational Development” by Kogan Page publishing.
  • 2007 Academy of Management Annual Meeting* - Selected to participate in Professional Development Workshop for paper written as lead author with coauthor Dr. Jacqueline Stavros titled “A Strategic Approach to Move from Status Quo to Becoming a Sustainable Development Organization”.
  • 2006 Academy of Management Annual Meeting* - Presented Interactive Paper titled “Improved Member Empowerment through Psychological Ownership, Appreciative Inquiry, and Effective Knowledge Management”.

Sherryl Mitchell  made a presentation to the Oakland County Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women on “Growing Communities – Accepting and Embracing Diversity” at Oakland Community College in Royal Oak on Friday, May 18th, 2008


Kathy Schroeder was a presenter at the Michigan Council of Women in Technology 'Geek Symposium' event on April 3, 2007. Ms. Shroeder will be going to San Francisco to accept an Excellence Award for R.L. Polk's corrective action process from the International Society for Performance Improvement on April 10, 2007.


Joseph Funyak co-authored and presented a paper at the Global Powertrain Congress on Sept. 20, 2006 - Hardware Control Strategies for the New Family of Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmissions


On Wednesday, February 7, 2007, Michael Schwartz did an Appreciative Inquiry presentation for the Project Management Workshop. This is a monthly meeting where PM's meet to exchange ideas and information. His presentation focused on use of AI in Initiation and Close-out phases of a project.

On Wednesday, April 4, 2007, Mr. Schwartz did a presentation on AI to Mt. Clemens Masonic Lodge #6. The focus of this presentation was how AI could get more activity in the Lodge, increased participation in community events, increased resources for charitable deeds, and more events for the entire family

On Saturday, June 16, 2007, he conducted an AI workshop at Mt. Clemens Masonic Lodge #6, for the purposes noted above.






Susan Glover

Strategic Marketing
Effective Leadership
Marketing Foundations


Davenport University

Kathy Schroeder

Management Information Systems
Global Technology and Innovation


Lawrence Technological University

Joe Sprangel

Operations Management
Leading Organizational Change
Strategic Management
Organizations and Environments
Individual in the Organization
Operations Management
Six Sigma for Mangers
Strategic Management
Supply Chain Sustainability & CMS
Operations Management
Decision Sciences


Lawrence Technological University

Spring Arbor University

Ithaca College

Cristian Teodoridis

Perspectives in International Business

Lawrence Technological University


Georgine (Gyongyi) Konyu Fogel

Perspectives in International Business
Cross-Cultural Management, Communication, and Ethics

Lawrence Technological University


Jeff Hymel



Northwood University


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