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Dennis Garner is an instructor in the Management Information Systems Department at Utah State University Uintah Basin Campus. His research interests include information systems, Web 2.0 educational strategies, and web design.

Doctorate Degree: Utah State University ABD

Information Systems

Master’s Degree: Brigham Young University 1980

Major: Business Education Minor: Organizational Behavior

Bachelor’s Degree: Brigham Young University 1978 Major: Business Education

Minor: Accounting

Dennis R Garner

Utah State University 987 East Lagoon Street

Roosevelt, UT 84066 435-722-1713work 435-722-5550 home dennis.garner@usu.edu

Curriculum

Vitae

Profile

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Utah State University: 1989-present

Courses taught: Web Design, Information Systems, Office Technology (Advanced PowerPoint, PhotoShop, and MovieMaker), Word Processing, Personal Financial Management,

Microcomputers in Business, Databases, and Visual Basic Administrative Experience

Currently I coordinate the Office Systems Support program for USU at USU and throughout the state. Tasks include curriculum revisions for all OSS courses, scheduling OSS courses, evaluation of transfer credits from other schools, and graduation evaluations.

Director of Student Services at USU Uintah Basin Campus (2001-2004)

Coordinated all students services including registration, retention, student activities, course scheduling, and I was part of the management team. I switched to full-time teaching again because of the opportunity to become the state OSS coordinator. I also taught OSS courses.

Assistant Director for USU Uintah Basin Campus (1992-2001)

I assisted the Executive Director in all areas of activities. I was the building project director for building the new Student Center and directly involved in getting the 11 million dollars for the building. I became the Director of Student Services director when the administrative model changed because of growth. I also taught OSS courses.

Uintah Basin Applied Technology College 1978-1989

Course taught include: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Basic Computer Skills, Programming, Keyboarding, Accounting, and Accounting II. I was faculty advisor for FBLA from 1978-1989.

Publications

National Standards for Business Education 4th Edition, National Business Education Association, 2011.

“Murder, She Wrote—Word Processing”, Computer Enrichment Handbook Addition, National Business Education Association, 1993.

“Murder, She Wrote—Spreadsheets”, Computer Enrichment Handbook Addition, National Business Education Association, 1993.

Teaching Experience

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“Digging into Microsoft Excel” with Highlights 1995 NBEA Computer Workshops, National Business Education, San Francisco, CA, March 1995.

Presentations

Office 2010: Productivity and Professionalism, 2012 Boston, April 2012

Outlook: Easy Scheduling Features, Threaded E-mails, and More, 2011 New Orleans, April 2011

PhotoShop Intermediate—HDR, 3D Text, and Content Aware Fill, 2011 New Orleans, April 2011

Office 2010, National Business Education Association Conference, 2010 San Diego, April, 2010.

Digital Cameras and PhotoShop, National Business Education Association Conference, 2009 Chicago, 2009.

PhotoShop, National Business Education Association Conference, 2008, San Antonio. Photoshop (Crime Scene Investigation: Photoshop), National Business Education

Association Conference, New York, 2007.

Photoshop (Crime Scene Investigation: Photoshop), National Business Education Association Conference, 2006; Tampa Bay, FL, March 2006.

Adobe Photoshop Elements, Western Business Information Technology Education Conference, 2006, Honolulu, HI, February 2006.

Picture Perfect: Digital Cameras and Photo Enhancement, National Business Education Association Conference, 2005; Anaheim, CA, March 2005.

FLBLA State Leadership Conference presenter, Provo, UT, November 2005. Picture Perfect: Digital Cameras and Photo Enhancement, Western Business

Information Technology Education Conference, 2005, Reno, NV, February 2005.

FBLA State Leadership Conference presenter, Salt Lake City, UT, November, 2004. FBLA State Leadership Conference presenter, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2003. FBLA State Leadership Conference presenter, Provo, UT, November 2002.

WebCT: Courses Online, National Business Education Association Conference, Atlanta, 2001.

WebCT: What You Need to Know about On-Line Courses, National Business Education Association Conference, Anaheim, 2000.

Access Advanced, National Business Education Association Conference, 1999; Chicago, UT, April 1999.

Beginning Access—Power Database with Ease, National Business Education Association Conference, San Antonio, 1998.

Access Teaching Methods, National Business Education Association Conference 1997, New York, April 1997.

Excel Power-For Intermediate Users, Western Business Information Technology Education Conference, Honolulu, HI, 1996.

Smooth Sailing with Excel, National Business Education Association Conference 1996, San Francisco, CA, March 1995.

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Excel Tips, National Business Education Association Conference 1994, Kansas City, MO, April 1994.

Windows—A New Beginning, Western Business Information Technology Education Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 1993.

Word—The Other Word Processor, National Business Education Conference, Boston, MA, 1992.

NBEA and WBITE 1991-current Delta Pi Epsilon

1998-2004 Lions Club

1990-1998

Western Business Education Association Outstanding Educator—University, 2011

This honor is awarded to one university educator in business from all universities and colleges above a 2-year degree from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, and British Columbia Canada,

Utah Computer Education Association Outstanding Educator, Post-Secondary, 2010 This honor is awarded to one secondary educator each year from all post-secondary institutions in the State of Utah.

USU Regional Campuses New Program Award 2008

This award is given to an individual who demonstrates excellence in new programs for regional campuses. I was honored for my development of the Office Systems Support program statewide.

Teacher of the Year award for USU Uintah Basin, 2006

This award is given to one individual each year selected from the entire faculty in the Uintah Basin.

Taggart-Ballard Award of Excellence, 2004

This award is given to an individual who shows exemplary service for Utah State University in Regional Campuses. I was honored for being instrumental in helping

Honors & Awards Received

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raise 11 million dollars for the new Student Center in Roosevelt. All of the money was from grants and loans from the Uintah Basin.

Top 5% of ALL USU teachers evaluation scores (four years)

I appeared in this top-tier evaluation list until it was discontinued. RCDE Teaching and Learning Club member for 2 years.

Each month the faculty for the Regional Campuses meets to discuss trends, issues, and research about effective teaching. Topics have included: impact of immediacy for feedback to students; strategies for distance students to be engaged in the classroom; assessing student learning and publishing findings; theoretical eclecticism in the college classroom.

Lions Club Service Award, Lions Club President, 1995

NBEA Computer Workshop Coordinator 2009-current

Coordinated, identified topics, selected presenters, and scheduled workshops, and worked with Smart Computers for rental of computers. At the convention I coordinate all the computer workshops including coordinators and assistants.

National NBEA Technology Task Force 2009-present

Along with five other members throughout the United States, this committee helps identify how NBEA teachers can connect with each other in training and experiences. I was involved with the creation of NBEA-Connect which is a social network connecting NBEA teachers with training throughout the year.

NBEA National Standards Committee 2010-2011

I served on the national task for the 4th edition of the National Standards for Business Education publication in February 2011. My responsibility was to chair the technology section of the standards. Published Fall, 2011.

Garner and Wheeler Research

Research projects: Grant for $30,000.

Our company was selected to evaluate reading/English software in elementary schools in six cities throughout Utah (Roosevelt, Moab, Greenriver, Manila, Hunnigton, and Neola). Our responsibility was to gather the pre and post test data, do the statistical evaluation to determine the outcomes of the grant for evaluating computer reading/vocabulary software.

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Grant for $25,000.

Our company was selected to do a follow-up evaluation of the above mentioned grant.

Public Television Grant for Computer Application Teaching

I was part of the team with the Utah State Office of Education, Utah State University, and KUED Channel 7 TV for computer training on public TV. I was the instructor of the “live” TV show that taught word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software from 11:00-11:55 every weekday. At the high point of the show, we had over 90,000 people watching the program. I taught the “live” class for five years and when the grant finished KUED showed reruns for three more years.

Executive Director, Producer, and Choreographer Stagelight Performing Company 1988-2005

A singing/dancing group that performed throughout Utah and the Western United States doing approximately 30 shows a year.

Scout master of local troop 5 years

Leader of local church congregation 5 years (bishop) Coordinator for tennis UBIC tournament for 6 years Choreographer, community play, My Fair Lady Choreographer, community play, Saturdays Warrior

Sound and Tech coordinator, community play, The Music Man Sound and Tech coordinator, community play, Joseph

Choreographer, Miss UBIC production number Choir Director for my local congregation 6 years Organist for my local congregation 10 years Organist for our local church temple 7 years

Service

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Professional References

Dr. John Johnson

Department Chair

Management Information Systems Utah State University

Logan, UT 84322 john.johnson@usu.edu

435.797.2341

Dr. Kathleen Richards

Digital Media Department Utah Valley University

Orem, UT richardsk@comcast.net 801.802.7973 Dr. Greg Wheeler Faculty Teacher Math Department Utah State University

Roosevelt, UT 84066 greg.wheeler@usu.edu

435.722.1714

Dr. Dave Woolstenhulme

Faculty in Residence

Management of Human Resources Utah State University

Roosevelt, UT 84066 Dave.woolstenhulme@usu.edu

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