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 Dale Elgert Yeatts
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Dale Elgert Yeatts
Professor-Sociology
 
Contact address   1155 Union Circle # 311157, Denton, TX 76203     
Email  yeatts@unt.edu    Contact Number 940-565-2238    Web Link Web Link   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle Professional Preparation
 DegreeMajor/Thesis/DissertationInstitutionYear
 Doctor of PhilosophySociologyUniversity of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia1984
 Master of ArtsSociologyCollege of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia1978
 Master of ArtsUrban StudiesOld Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia1976
 Bachelor of ArtsSociologyOld Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia1974
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2014SOCI3200001Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Spring 2014SOCI3200004Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Fall 2013SOCI3280003Quantitative Data Analysis Download Syllabus
Spring 2013SOCI3200001Sociological Theory. Download Syllabus
Spring 2013SOCI3200004Sociological Theory.  
Fall 2012SOCI3280003Quantitative Methods of Social Research  
Fall 2012SOCI3280004Quantitative Methods of Social Research  
Spring 2012SOCI3200001Sociological Theory.  
Spring 2012SOCI3200004Sociological Theory.  
Fall 2011SOCI1510004Introduction to Sociology  
Fall 2011SOCI1510006Introduction to Sociology  
Fall 2011SOCI1510801Introduction to Sociology  
Fall 2011SOCI1510802Introduction to Sociology  
Fall 2011SOCI1510817Introduction to Sociology  
Fall 2011SOCI1510818Introduction to Sociology  
Fall 2011SOCI1510838Introduction to Sociology  
Fall 2011SOCI5260002Topics in Sociology  
Fall 2011SOCI6500004Seminar on Social Organization and Disorgani  
Fall 2011SOCI6500794Seminar on Social Organization and Disorgani  
Fall 2010SOCI5030001Seminar on Complex Organizations33 
Fall 2010Soci1510004Introduction to Sociology Download Syllabus
Fall 2010Soci1510006Introduction to Sociology Download Syllabus
toggle toggle Research and Expertise
Attitudes toward urban growth in Denton
 

Scientific random sample telephone survey using random digit dialing of 157 residents in the City of Denton, Texas (interviewing conducted by graduate students as part of a graduate survey research course).  Results were reported on the front page, lead story for the Denton Record Chronicle. Principal Investigator: 1998


Caregivers of the elderly
 

Survey of 41 caregivers in Denton, Texas (interviewing conducted by graduate students as part of a graduate survey research course). Principal Investigators: 1988


Empowering the workers: A new paradigm in process
 

Random sample telephone survey of 171 full-time employed persons in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (interviewing conducted by graduate students as part of a graduate survey research course). Principal Investigator: 1991


Evaluation of Connecticut's Medicaid Home and Community-Care Waiver Program
 
La Jolla Management Corporation, Columbia, Maryland. Principal Investigator: 1985-1986

Evaluation of state 372 community-care reports to the Health Care Finance Administration
 
La Jolla Management Corporation, Columbia, Maryland. Principal Investigator: 1985-1986

Fatherhood
 

With Dr. Rudy Seward, survey of 180 parents in Denton, Texas (interviewing conducted by graduate students as part of a graduate survey research course). Principal Investigator: 1989


Migration patterns of the elderly, 1965-70
 
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Principal Investigator: 1980-1982

Sociology of work: An empirical assessment
 

Scientific random sample telephone survey using random digit dialing of 137 full-time employed persons in the City of Denton, Texas (interviewing conducted by graduate students as part of a graduate survey research course). Principal Investigator: 1993


The state of sociology departments in the southwest
 

Survey of 185 universities and colleges in the southwest (interviewing conducted by graduate students as part of a graduate survey research course). Principal Investigator: 1990


What works when providing basic skills training in the workplace
 

American Society for Training and Development, Alexandria, Virginia. Principal Investigator: 1986-1987


toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2001-presentProfessor  University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 76203
2007-2008ChairDepartment of Sociology University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 76203
1999-2004ChairDepartment of Sociology University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 76203
1994-2001Associate Professor  University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 76203
Spring-1999Interim ChairDepartment of Sociology University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 76203
1996Certificate in Diversity Training (required 25 hours of training). Provide diversity training to employees of various private, non-profit, and government organizations.   
1988-1994Assistant Professor  University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, 76203
1980-1982Project Director/Research Associate (part-time)Department of Sociology University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
1974-1980Research Assistant (part-time) College of William and MaryOld Dominion University and the University of Virginia
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2013-2014405010
2012-2013504010
2011-2012504010
2010-2011405010
2009-2010504010
toggle toggle Publications
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  YearPublication  Type
2010
Published

The perception of “training availability” among certified nurse aides: Relationship to CNA performance, turnover, attitudes, burnout, and empowerment.


Yeatts, D.E., Cready, C.M., Swan, J. and Shen, Y
Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 31(2): 115-132.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2008
Published
Empowered Work Teams in Long-Term Care: Strategies for Improving Outcomes for Residents and Staff
Yeatts, D.E.; Cready, C.M. & Noelker, L.S.
Health Professions Press: Baltimore, MD
Book
2008
Published
The power of influence and respect
Yeatts, C.M., Cready, C.M., Dillman, J.L, and Oviedo, S.
FutureAge, May/June: 42-44
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2008
Published
CNA Empowerment: Effects on Job Performance and Work Attitudes
Cready, C.M., Yeatts, D.E., Gosdin, M.M. and Potts, H.
Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 34(3): 26-35
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2007
Published
Work and Family Conflict: Expectations and Planning
Markle, G., Yeatts, D.E., Seward, R.R. and Spencer, S.
Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 35(2): 1-8
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
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YearTitleRoleOrganization
2008Consequences of Empowered CNA Teams in Long-Term CarePresented on a digital library made for physicians worldwide to access slide presentations on most updated research and clinical disorders; http://slideworld.orgGerontological Society of America, 60th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA
2007Consequences of Empowered CNA Teams in Nursing Home Settings: A Longitudinal AssessmentGave presentationGerontological Society of America, 60th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA
2007Creating Empowered Work Teams in Nursing Homes: How to Improve Resident Care and Employee AttitudesGave presentationGerontological Society of America, 60th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA
2007Empowering workers and empowered work teams in long-term careSessions Organized/ChairedGerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA
2006State of the Nursing Home IndustryGave presentationCongresswoman Johnson at her office in Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Johnson has subsequently introduced legislation to encourage career development for nursing home nurses and nurse aides.
2006Impacts of Empowered Nurse Aide Work Teams: A Longitudinal AssessmentGave presentationSouthwest Sociological Association, San Antonio, Texas
2006Consequences of Empowered Teams in Nursing HomesGave presentationTexas Nursing Home Coalition Person-directed Care Pilot, Webex
2006Implementing Empowered Nurse Aide Teams in Nursing HomesGave presentationMountain Pacific Health Care Coalition, Sponsor: Mary Conrad Center on Aging, Webex
2005Empowering Certified Nurse Aides in Nursing Homes: Implementing and Measuring the Effects of Empowered Work TeamsGave presentationNational Council on Aging/American Society on Aging, joint annual meeting, Philadelphia, PENN
2004Employee Empowerment in Nursing Homes: Development and Impact of Nurse Aide Work TeamsGave presentationGerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
2004Empowering Certified Nurse Aides Through Work Teams@, National Certification Program for Retirement Housing ProfessionalsGave presentationNational Certification Program for Retirement Housing Professionals, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aged, Dallas, TX
2003Training Nursing Staff In Work Team TechniquesGave presentationa half day presentation to nursing home management and nursing home front-line workers, part of Green House Project, Tupelo, Mississippi (all expenses paid)
2003Self-Managed Work Teams in Nursing homes: Implementing and Empowering Certified Nurse Aide TeamsGave presentationPre-Conference Workshop of the annual conference of the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging, Chicago
2003Self-Managed Work Teams in Nursing Homes: Implementing and Empowering Nurse Aide TeamsGave presentationAnnual Oklahoma Association of Health Care Providers convention, Oklahoma City (all expenses paid by Association)
2003Improving the Care of Nursing Home Residents: Use of Self-Managed Work Teams Among Nurse AidesGave presentationAnnual Southwest Social Science Association meetings, San Antonio, TX
2003Self-managed work teams: Applying theory to practiceGave presentationAnnual retreat of The Commonwealth Fund, one of three primary speakers (all expenses paid by Commonwealth Fund)
2002 Addressed questions asked by faculty. Responses were video-taped and included in a documentary to be used in introductory sociology classes. Questions focused on social science knowledge in the areas of Aging and Formal Organizations.Dallas TeleLearning Project
2002Potential Impacts of SMWTs on Nursing Residents and Certified Nurses AidesInvited presentationScientists of The Commonwealth Fund, New York, New York (all expenses paid)
2002Potential Impacts of SMWTs on Nursing Home PerformanceInvited discussantWorkshop conducted by The Commonwealth Fund and attended by health care professionals, Boston, MA (all expenses paid)
2002The Use of Self-Managed Work Teams In Nursing Homes: Will This Work In Your Nursing HomeGave presentationHour long session presented with Dr. Cynthia Cready, Beth Ray, and Amy DeWitt, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aged (an association of nursing home administrators), Baltimore, MD, over 100 persons attended the session)
2001Direct Peer Reviews in Self-Managed Work TeamsGuest Speaker; Two-day engagement to assist managers and 5 teams in the Court system in understanding and developing peer reviewsU.S. Bankruptcy Court, Greensboro, North Carolina; All expenses paid; honorarium; The invitation came after the Chief Court Clerk read our book on work teams.
2001Alienation and empowered workers: The case of self-managed work teamsGave presentationAnnual Conference of the Southwestern Social Science Association, Fort Worth, Texas
2001Frontline Long-Term Care Worker ProjectExpert Panelist; One day event for expert panelists from across the Country to discuss new research directions that are neededAmerican Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Washington, D. C.; All expenses paid; honorarium. The organizer read our article on the potential of self-managed work teams in nursing homes
2000Do parental leaves and flexible jobs contribute to fathers being better parents?Gave presentationEighth Annual Conference on Parent Education, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (Dr. Rudy Seward primary presenter)
2000Alienation and Self-Managed Work Teams: Solution to A Problem or Variation On A ThemeGave presentationAnnual Conference of the Society for Applied Sociology, Washington, D.C.
1999Impacts of self-managed work teams in the nursing home environmentGave presentationThird North Texas United Nations Conference on Women, Dallas, Texas
1999Factors important to obtaining research dollarsGave presentationGraduate Student Professional Workshop, February, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
1999Positive effects of work on family life: A case for self-managed work teamsGave presentationFederation of North Texas Area University Annual Conference, Denton, Texas
1999Self-managed work teams in long-term care settingsGave presentationWestern Social Science Association annual meetings, Fort Worth, Texas
1999Positive effects of work on family life: A study of self-managed work teamsGave presentationFederation of North Texas Area Universities Sociology Conference on Work and Family, Denton, Texas
1999Self-managed work teams in health care settings: A case study of SMWTs in the nursing home environmentGave presentationInternational Conference on Self-Managed Work Teams, Dallas, Texas
1998A new concept for managing nursing home staff: A case study of self-managed work teamsGave presentationAmerican Sociological Association, August, San Francisco, California
1997Rewarding self-managed work teams: A comparison of high and low-performing teamsSessions Organized/ChairedInternational Conference on Work Teams, September, Dallas, Texas (presenters included Marian Wagner of Jostens Inc. and MaryAnn Parker, Rathion)
1997Work Teams In Government Settings: An Innovation In ProgressInvited to provide a three-hour seminar to the Department of Social Work. The Department had established a pilot self-managed work team, was considering establishing a second, and was seeking assistance in making them successful.National Institutes of Health, Health Clinical Center, Department of Social Work, Bethesda, Maryland; they paid all my travel expenses and provided an honorarium--the invitation came as a result of a paper I had published
1997Ice Breakers and Team BuildingGave presentationStudent Organization for Activities Programming, Texas Woman’s University (presentation to TWU student leaders)
1997Fathers Caring For Children: Research and ResourcesGave presentation with Rudy SewardFifth Annual Conference on Parent Education, sponsored by the Center for Parent Education and the University of North Texas, Denton Texas
1997Rewarding self-managed work teams: A comparison of high and low-performing teamsGave presentation with Marian Wagner, Jostens Inc. and MaryAnn Parker, RathionInternational Conference on Work Teams, September, Dallas, Texas
1996Older workers: Are they a competitive edge?One of six principal speakers addressing approximately 100 business leaders--other speakers included the Mayor of Dallas and the President of the Chamber of CommerceConference entitled: Aging Issues in the Diverse Workplace, sponsored by the City of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
1996Planning for SMWTs: Systems for performance appraisal, rewards, information, and education and trainingGave presentation with Marian Wagner of Jostens Inc.; Kenny Maddox and Rick Barritt of Texas Instruments; and Dr. Cloyd Hyten of UNTInternational Conference on Work Teams, September, Dallas, Texas
1996Planning for SMWTs: Systems for performance appraisal, rewards, information, and education and trainingSessions Organized/ChairedInternational Conference on Work Teams, September, Dallas, Texas (presenters included Marian Wagner of Jostens Inc.; Kenny Maddox and Rick Barritt of Texas Instruments; and Dr. Cloyd Hyten of UNT)
1996Creating high performing self-managed work teams: A comparison of theory to practiceGave presentationInternational Conference on Self-Managed Work Teams, May, Dallas, Texas
1995Complex OrganizationsSessions Organized/ChairedSouthwest Sociological Association Meetings, Fort Worth, Texas
1995Older worker adaptation to participative management: Factors affecting the transition to self-managed work teamsGave presentationMini-White House Conference on Aging, Baltimore Maryland (all expenses paid by National Council of Senior Citizens plus a stipend provided)
1995A model for understanding organizational performanceKey speakerExecutive Board meeting of the United Methodist Reporter, Dallas, Texas
1994Applied sociology in the study of work: Research on self-managed enriched teamsGave presentationASA Honors Program Student Association's Research Symposium
1994"Sociology of Work: Student Session"Sessions Organized/ChairedSouthwest Sociological Association Meetings, San Antonio, Texas
1994The tools needed for successful re-inventionKey presenterDepartment of Labor Supervisors Forum, Region VI, Dallas, Texas
1994Creating the high performing self-managed work teamGave presentationSouthwest Sociological Association Meetings, San Antonio, Texas
1993"The 21st Century Workforce"Sessions Organized/ChairedSouthwest Sociological Association Meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana
1993Practical techniques for overcoming barriers to service use among the low-income minority elderlyGave presentationUniversity of Massachusetts, Boston (stipend and all travel expenses provided)
1993The transfer of work experiences into family life: An introductory study of workers in self-managed enriched teamsGave presentationSouthwest Sociological Association Meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana
1993Self-managed enriched teams and employee performanceGave presentationSouthwest Sociological Association Meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana
1993Self-managed enriched teams and employee performance potentialGave presentationAmerican Sociological Association, Miami, Florida
1992Empowering the workforce: Findings from a random sample of full-time employeesGave presentationSouthwest Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Austin, Texas
1992The new paradigm: Empowering the workersGave presentationSouthwest Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Austin, Texas
1992"Empowering the workforce: Findings from a random sample of full-time employees"Sessions Organized/ChairedSouthwest Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Austin, Texas
1991Impact of Self-Managed Work TeamsKeynote speakerEastfield Management Association, Mesquite, Texas
1991The state of sociology departments in the southwestGave presentationSouthwest Sociological Association, San Antonio, Texas
1991Surveying sociology departments in the southwestGave presentationSouthwest Sociological Association, San Antonio, Texas
1991Factors That Build Commitment in Self-Managed Work TeamsGave presentationInternational Conference on Self-Managed Work Teams, first author was Paul Ruggiere
1991The Transfer of Work Experiences into Family LifeGave presentationInternational Conference on Self-Managed Work Teams, first author was Leslie Stevens
1991"The state of sociology departments in the southwest"Sessions Organized/ChairedSouthwest Sociological Association
1991"Measuring Team Performance"Sessions Organized/ChairedInternational Conference on Self-Managed Work Teams
1991Team Quantitative Measures: Using Academic Approaches to Measure Team PerformanceGave presentationInternational Conference on Self-Managed Work Teams, in conjunction with Dr. Thibodeaux and Boeing-Corinth
1990"Self-managed work teams"Sessions Organized/ChairedAnnual International Conference on Self-Managed Work Teams
1990Teaching Sociology: An OverviewGave presentationSouthwest Sociological Association, Fort Worth, Texas
1990Attracting the Low-Income Minority Elderly to Available Social ServicesGuest speakerUNT and the World United, Denton, Texas
1990Graduate study in the fields of Sociology and GerontologyGuest speakerAlpha Kappa Delta Chapter meeting, University of Texas at Arlington
1989"Geriatric health care models for community/migrant health care centers"Sessions Organized/ChairedGerontological Society of America
1989A Model Geriatric Health Care ProgramGave presentationGerontological Society of America Annual Meetings, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1989Supports for older AmericansGave presentationDenton local chapter of the Association of Social Workers
1989Involving students in applied social researchGave presentationSouthwestern Sociological Association, Little Rock Arkansas
1989Practical techniques for attracting the low-income minority elderly to Area Agency servicesGave presentationSouthwest Society on Aging, Fort Worth, Texas
1989"Targeting services to the low-income minority elderly"Sessions Organized/ChairedSouthwest Society on Aging
1987Providing basic skills training in the workplaceGave presentationSER Annual Conference (a national Hispanic association), San Antonio, Texas
1987Providing basic skills training in a functional contextGave presentationOhio Job Training Partnership Act Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio
1985Connecticut's Home and Community-Based Medicaid Program for the elderly: Is it working?Gave presentationAmerican Public Health Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C.
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 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2002-2007Employee empowerment in nursing homes: Development and impact of self-managed work teamsCommonwealth Fund$361,209OtherCompleted
2004-2005Impacts of Hispanic immigration: The effects on workforce training needsFaculty grant from the University of North Texas$3,000OtherCompleted
2001-2002Self-managed work teams in the nursing home industry: A test of participative-managementFaculty grant from the University of North Texas$4,000OtherCompleted
1999-2000Self-managed work teams and alienation: Solution to a problem or variation of a themeFaculty grant from the University of North Texas$2,500OtherCompleted
1998-2000Integrated services for older people with developmental disabilities or older people caring for persons with developmental disabilitiessubcontract from the North Central Area Agency on Aging to hire a graduate intern to direct the project for NCAAA and to be supervised by Dr. Yeatts$15,000OtherCompleted
1998-1999Self-managed work teams in long-term care settings: Effects on staff turnover and the quality of health careFaculty grant from the University of North Texas$2,500OtherCompleted
1997-1998The aging of America: Opportunities and challenges in the 21st CenturyFaculty grant from the University of North Texas$3,500OtherCompleted
1994-1997"Creating high performing self-managed work teams: A comparison of theory to practice"National Science Foundation, (findings resulted in 1 book, 400 pages, 8 published refereed journal articles, 9 reports totaling roughly 228 pages, and 21 presentations at professional meetings)$127,339OtherCompleted
1994-1995"Older worker adaptation to a changing workplace: The case of self-managed work teams"Faculty grant from the University of North Texas (resulted in several presentations at national meetings including a mini-white house conference on aging)$2,700OtherCompleted
1993-1994"Factors affecting work team performance"Faculty grant from the University of North Texas (resulted in a proposal funded by the National Science Foundation for $127,339)$1,800OtherCompleted
1992-1993"Back on the job for persons with mental illness"Faculty grant from the University of North Texas$2,500OtherCompleted
1989-1993"Corporate competitiveness and the self-managed work team"Texas Advanced Research Program, (findings resulted in 5 published refereed journal articles, 13 reports totaling roughly 450 pages, and 9 presentations at professional meetings)$96,481OtherCompleted
1990-1991"The bottom-line for self-managed work teams"Faculty grant from the University of North Texas$1,500OtherCompleted
1989-1990"The self-managed work team in a high technology setting: A longitudinal assessment"Faculty Grant from the University of North Texas (resulted in a proposal funded by the Texas Advanced Research Program for $96,481)$1,500OtherCompleted
1988-1989"Targeting services to the low-income minority elderly"Gerontological Society of America, Texas Department on Aging, and University of North Texas (findings have resulted in a publication in The Gerontologist)$14,400OtherCompleted
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
InactiveDavid BoydDoctor of Philosophy Student: Serving on Committee 
InactiveSetma MaddoxDoctor of Philosophy Student: Chair on Committee 
InactiveElizabeth Flores-ValasquesDoctor of Philosophy Student: Serving on Committee 
InactiveSue SmithDoctor of Philosophy Student: Chair on Committee 
InactiveGlinda MintorDoctor of Philosophy Student: Chair on Committee 
InactiveSue PickensDoctor of Philosophy Student: Chair on Committee 
InactiveJerrianne MasseyDoctor of Philosophy Student: Serving on Committee 
InactiveMargaret HigginsDoctor of Philosophy Student: Serving on Committee 
InactiveMichael PrestonDoctor of Philosophy Student: Serving on Committee 
InactiveTodd JacobsenMaster of Arts Students in Program: Chair on Committee 
InactiveSusan RogersMaster of Arts Students in Program: Chair on Committee 
InactiveRob KretzingerMaster of Arts Students in Program: Chair on Committee 
CurrentJennifer DillmanDoctor of Philosophy Student: Chair on Committee 
CurrentMichael ItashikiDoctor of Philosophy Student: Chair on Committee 
CurrentKenan BayhanDoctor of Philosophy Student: Chair on Committee 
CurrentYuying ShenDoctor of Philosophy Student: Chair on Committee 
CurrentSonia OviedoDoctor of Philosophy Student: Chair on Committee 
CurrentGodavari PatilDoctor of Philosophy Student: Co-chair on Committee 
CurrentRodney BalesDoctor of Philosophy Student: Serving on Committee 
CurrentMelissa GosdinDoctor of Philosophy Student: Serving on Committee 
CurrentIdris GucluDoctor of Philosophy Student: Serving on Committee 
CurrentSudong Kang (obtaining Ph.D. from Department of Applied Gerontology)Doctor of Philosophy Student: Serving on Committee 
CurrentTonia Walker (obtaining Ph.D. from Education Administration Department)Doctor of Philosophy Student: Serving on Committee 
CurrentJulie PassmoreDoctor of Philosophy Student: Serving on Committee 
CurrentThom ParrDoctor of Philosophy Student: Chair on Committee 
2008Oguzhan BasibuyukDoctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
2007Erin Lansmon-WinterMaster of Arts Students in Program: Serving on Committee 
2007Helen PottsDoctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
2006Bashorat Ibragimova (Business Computer Information Systems)Doctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
2006Kate Burkes (College of Education)Doctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
2005Rosalie OttersDoctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
2005Clara GiraldoDoctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
2004Gail MarkleMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
2004Emily McDonaldDoctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
2004Richard MaybryMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
2002Charlie PruetteDoctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
2001Ryan FletcherMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
2001Thomas GaylorMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
2001Tracey McKenzieDoctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
2001Gloria EvansDoctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
2001Joel CarrDoctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
2000Holly CarterDoctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
2000Paul RuggiereDoctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
2000Mark MillerDoctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
2000Mahdi Taalib-DeanMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1999Peggy ConnortonMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1999Max JohnsonMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1999Julian SaxonMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1998Camilla MountsMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1998Christina BorjaMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1997David HigginsMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1997Sharon LaLoneMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1997Aurura SandovalMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1997Curtis IvesterMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1996Laura LyonsMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1996Randy FitzgeraldMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1996Paul RuggiereMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1996Dana NolanMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1996Mo UddinMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1996Patou BrozovicMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1996Debbie Barnes (Business Communication Information Systems)Doctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Minor professor 
1996Donna McCrearyMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1995Jamie Knapp (recently tenured at South Oklahoma State University)Doctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1995Charles Arnette (BCIS)Doctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
1995Paula MathenyMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1995Cheryl WinnMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1995Laura LyonsMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1995Terrance Wickman (Education)Doctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
1994Rhoda LeisterMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1994John FentonMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1994Carol WatiloMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1994Leslie Stanley-Stevens (recently tenured at Tarrelton State University)Doctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1994Robbin LentMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1993Annette AllenDoctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
1993Sharon MagnessMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1993Dale RobinsonMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1993Rick HenryMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1993Amy CyphersMaster of Arts Students Who Have Graduated: Chaired Committee 
1991John JonesDoctor of Philosophy Students Who Have Graduated: Served on Committee 
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2007-presentPersonnel Affairs CommitteeElected positionCollege Committees
2007-present UNT Faculty Ambassador meeting with prospective students & their parents every WednesdayUniversity Committees/Activities
2007-presentSociology and Family Studies Visiting CommitteeMemberAbilene Christian University
2007-presentSociologyChair of DepartmentDepartment/Division Committees
2005-presentScholarship Selection Committee for Phi Kappa Phi University Committees/Activities
2004-presentPersonnel Affairs and Promotion and Tenure CommitteeMemberDepartment/Division Committees (Sociology)
2004-presentAd Hoc Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam Appeals Committees Department/Division Committees (Sociology)
1999-presentPhi Kappa Phi, UNT Chapter (interdisciplinary honors society)PresidentUniversity Committees/Activities
1999-presentScholarship Selection CommitteeMemberPhi Kappa Phi, a national interdisciplinary honor society
1993-presentGraduate Admissions CommitteeMemberDepartment/Division Committees (Sociology)
2006-2007PACS diversity committee College Committees
2006-2007Faculty Search CommitteeChairDepartment/Division Committees (Sociology)
2003-2007Interdisciplinary Review Committee for the Ph.D.program in Applied Gerontology College Committees
2002-2007UNT Athletic CouncilMemberUniversity Committees/Activities
2007Mean Green Fling, Office of Student Activities/OrganizationsVolunteer; represented Sociology by visiting w/ returning students on Library MallUniversity Committees/Activities
2007Sunday Fun DayVolunteer helping new students check in to their dormsUniversity Committees/Activities
2004-2006University election committeeChair (elected position)University Committees/Activities
2004-2006Faculty SenateMember (elected position)University Committees/Activities
2003-2006UNT Athletics Certification Subcommittee on Academic IntegrityMemberUniversity Committees/Activities
2004-2005Ad Hoc committee on developing Applied Sociology programChairDepartment/Division Committees (Sociology)
2004-2005Sunset Review CommitteeChairUniversity Committees/Activities
2004-2005Website Design and Management CommitteeMemberDepartment/Division Committees (Sociology)
1999-2004Student Support CommitteeChairDepartment/Division Committees (Sociology)
1999-2004SociologyChair of DepartmentDepartment/Division Committees
1998-2004Federation Steering CommitteeMember (Chair, 2000-2001, 2002-2003)Department/Division Committees (Sociology)
1998-2004Curriculum CommitteeMemberDepartment/Division Committees (Sociology)
1997-2004Prop IIMember (Chair, 1997, 2002)Department/Division Committees (Sociology)
2000-2003State Employee Charitable CampaignDepartment RepresentativeUniversity Committees/Activities
2000-2003Health Services Research Governing CouncilRepresentativeUniversity Committees/Activities
1988-2003Federation Committee for Methods and Statistics Ph.D. Comprehensive ExamMemberDepartment/Division Committees (Sociology)
2001-2002Assessment for Priorities and Goals Committee University Committees/Activities
1996-2002Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (inactive in 1998)MemberDepartment/Division Committees (Sociology)
2000-2001Federated Sociology Program CommitteeChairUniversity Committees/Activities
1999-2000SCS Student Services Advisory Board College Committees
1998-2000Personnel Affairs CommitteeElected positionCollege Committees
1998-2000Steering CommitteeMemberAging and Developmental Disabilities Coalition sponsored by the North Central Area Agency on Aging and University of North Texas
2000Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam Review CommitteeMemberDepartment/Division Committees (Sociology)
1999New Faculty Lines Review Committee College Committees
1996-1998Personnel Review CommitteeCo-Chair (elected position)Department/Division Committees (Sociology)
1996-1998Budget Committee Department/Division Committees (Department of Applied Gerontology)
1995-1998Personnel Review CommitteeChair (elected position)Department/Division Committees (Department of Applied Gerontology)
1995-1998Faculty Work Load CommitteeGroup VII representativeUniversity Committees/Activities
1989-1998Curriculum Committee College Committees
1998Sunset Review Committee to review the Center for Higher Education University Committees/Activities
1995-1997Comprehensive Exam Committee Department/Division Committees (Department of Applied Gerontology)
1988-1997Federation Committee for Methods and Statistics Ph.D. Comprehensive ExamChairDepartment/Division Committees (Sociology)
1995-1996Personnel Review Committee for SchoolElected positionCollege Committees
1994-1996Personnel Review CommitteeMemberDepartment/Division Committees (Sociology)
1993-1996University Graduate CouncilSenator at large, Faculty SenateUniversity Committees/Activities
1993-1996Graduate Appeals CommitteeSenator at large, Faculty SenateUniversity Committees/Activities
1994-1995Personnel Review CommitteeMemberDepartment/Division Committees (Department of Applied Gerontology)
1994-1995Research Committee College Committees
1992-1995Committee for Large Classrooms University Committees/Activities
1991-1995Comprehensive Exam CommitteeChairDepartment/Division Committees (Department of Applied Gerontology)
1989-1995Visiting Lecture Seminar Series CommitteeGroup VII representativeUniversity Committees/Activities
1993-1994Survey Research Lab Advisory BoardAdvisory BoardCollege Committees
1993-1994SACS Intercollegiate Athletic Subcommittee University Committees/Activities
1992-1994Community Service Task Force College Committees
1992-1993Search Committee for Director of General Access Computer Lab College Committees
1991-1993Computer Lab Committee College Committees
1991-1992Committee to investigate feasibility of survey research center College Committees
1992Search Committee for CSA DirectorMemberDepartment/Division Committees (Department of Applied Gerontology)
1990-1991Committee on the ProfessionsMemberSouthwest Sociological Association
1990-1991Five Year Plan To Develop Future Goals of The Center For Studies In AgingChairDepartment/Division Committees (Department of Applied Gerontology)
1990-1991Recruitment to replace Dr. MartinChairDepartment/Division Committees (Department of Applied Gerontology)
1989-1991Student Advisory Committee College Committees
1989-1991Research Advisory Committee College Committees
1988-1991Faculty Student RepresentativeRepresentativeDepartment/Division Committees (Department of Applied Gerontology)
1988-1991Comprehensive Exam CommitteeMemberDepartment/Division Committees (Department of Applied Gerontology)
1989-1990Centennial Committee College Committees
1990Program Committee (responsible for session on Teaching Sociology)MemberSouthwest Sociological Association
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2007-presentVisiting "Evaluation Committee Member" for the Department of Sociology and Family Studies, Abilene Christian University Board Memberships
2006-presentBoard of Trustees, Unity of Good Hope (a religious organization, six trustees elected for three year terms, this is a very time consuming responsibility with multiple meetings per month)TreasurerBoard Memberships
2006-presentJournal of Gerontology and Geriatric Education (official J. of AGHE)Editorial BoardBoard Memberships
2003-2007Denton High School Tennis AssociationVice President and Publicity Chair responsible for developing & maintaining web site, working with local newspaper to ensure coverage of DHS tennis team, etcBoard Memberships
1998-2004City of DentonParks and Recreation Advisory Board (appointed by mayor)Board Memberships
1997-2001Denton Area Little League BaseballVice President for Baseball, Minor League Commissioner, CoachBoard Memberships
1996-2000Southwest Journal on Aging Board Memberships
1997-1998Fairoaks Retirement CenterCurrently under contract to be built with HUD funding--the Board is making decisions regarding the building of the Center, i.e., selection of General ContractorBoard Memberships
1992-1998Fairhaven Retirement CenterMember of Finance CommitteeBoard Memberships
1994-1997Appalachian State U., Interdisciplinary Committee on Gerontology Board Memberships
1992-1996Denton Wesley Foundation (United Methodist organization for students and faculty in higher education) Board Memberships
 Southwest Social Science AssociationMemberProfessional Organizations
 The Gerontological Society of AmericaMemberProfessional Organizations
 Society for Applied SociologyMemberProfessional Organizations
 American Sociological AssociationMemberProfessional Organizations
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YearTitleHonoring Organization
2002Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 
1999-presentPresident, Phi Kappa Phi (interdisciplinary honor society) 
1994Judge in the 1994 preliminary round of the Association for Quality and Participation Team Excellence Award process 
1989Gerontological Society of America Postdoctoral Fellowship 
1989Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 
1977Student Achievement Award, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia 
1976Student Achievement Award, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia 
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Company/OrganizationPosition
1988Texas Department on Aging, Austin, TexasConsultant
1986-1987American Society For Training and Development, Box 1443, Alexandria, Virginia, 22151Research Associate
1985-1986Staff ConsultantLa Jolla Management Corporation (health care consulting firm), 5950 Symphony Woods Road, Suite 310, Columbia, Maryland, 21044
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YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2007J. of Gerontology and Geriatric Educatio. A journal of Assoc. for Gerontology in Higher EducationReviewerReviewer for Journals and Funding Organizations
2002-presentNursing HomesAssisting the management of nursing homes to organize their Certified Nurse Aides into self-managed work teams. Providing training to the nursing home administrator, director of nursing, nursing home facilitators, team leaders, and team members.Consulting
2002Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (all expenses paid plus honorarium)Reviewed grant proposals in Bethesda, MDReviewer for Journals and Funding Organizations
2001-2005Journal of Applied Gerontology. A journal of the Gerontological Society of Am.ReviewerReviewer for Journals and Funding Organizations
2000-2007The Gerontologist. A Journal of the Gerontological Society of Am.ReviewerReviewer for Journals and Funding Organizations
1998-presentUNT Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, a national interdisciplinary honor societyPresident 
1998-2000North Central Area Agency on AgingCurrently assisting the Director (Doni Van Rysyk) in carrying out the proposed project.Consulting
1998-2000North Central Area Agency on AgingAssisted the Director (Doni Van Rysyk) in writing a grant proposal entitled Integrated services for older people with developmental disabilities or older people caring for persons with developmental disabilities. The proposal was funded for $26,000. CurreConsulting
1997-2000National Science FoundationReview grant proposalsReviewer for Journals and Funding Organizations
1997UNT Conference on Self-Managed Teams; UNT Center for the Study of Work TeamsReviewerReviewer for Journals and Funding Organizations
1997Retirement Research FoundationReviewed grant proposalsReviewer for Journals and Funding Organizations
1996-1997Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission (Elizabeth Flores-Velasquez, Director)Hired to conduct diversity training for a variety of organizations including the City of Coppell and Lancaster and most recently councilors of Boys Homes.Consulting
1996Southwest Academy of Management J.Reviewed journal articlesReviewer for Journals and Funding Organizations
1995United Methodist Reporter, a publishing companyConducted an employee attitude survey to identify opportunities for improvement. Presentations of the findings were made to the UMR Board and day and evening staffs. The study has resulted in new efforts to improve the procedures being used to do the workConsulting
1994-presentGood Samaritan Nursing home, Texas Instruments, Boeing, Halliburton, Department of Defense, and the General Service AdministrationEvaluations of self-managed work teams resulting in reports to the teams and organizations on areas for improvement.Consulting
1994-1996Texas Institute for ResearchReview grant proposalsReviewer for Journals and Funding Organizations
1992-1997Network on Self-Managed Work TeamsCoordinator 
1991Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission, Victory, TexasProvided a day long work shop for Area Agency service providers to review barriers which inhibit service to the low-income minority elderly and strategies for overcoming them, in conjunction with Ph.D. candidate Tom Crow and Dr. Diana Torres.Consulting
1990-2007University of North Texas Research OfficeReviewed grant proposalsReviewer for Journals and Funding Organizations
1989-1994Texas Instruments-Sherman, Department of Defense-Quality Assurance, AT&T-Equipment Maintenance, and ValeniteDeveloped of a survey instrument and analysis of survey data provided by their employees. Myself, two Co-PIs, and two research assistants helped them examine factors such as turnover, job satisfaction, motivation, stress, leadership, and commitment.Consulting
1988-1989Texas Department on AgingProvided assistance in writing a proposal submitted to the Gerontological Society of America. The Department was attempting to obtain a GSA Fellow. The proposal was subsequently funded.Consulting
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Consequences of Empowered Teams in Nursing Homes

Texas Nursing Home Coalition Person-directed Care Pilot, Webex (my powerpoint presentation was uploaded onto the website of the TMF Health Quality Institute, 12 persons from around Texas logged on and telephoned in, I had control of the powerpoint slides from my keyboard which they observed on the TMF website and I presented the slides via the telephone, this was followed by a question and answer period via telephone, participants included Nursing Home Administrators, Directors of Nursing, and nurse aides.) (See also Lectures/Symposia 2006)


Founder, Coordinator of Network on Self-Managed Teams (1992-1997)

Group of local organizations make up the membership (Texas Instruments, Boeing, AT&T, Valenite, and Department of Defense are charter members with roughly 25 organizations participating).  The Network meets quarterly at different members' facilities to examine what the host organization is doing regarding various aspects of self-managed teams (e.g. peer evaluations, measuring team performance). 


Implementing Empowered Nurse Aide Teams in Nursing Homes

Presentation to the Mountain Pacific Health Care Coalition, Sponsor: Mary Conrad Center on Aging. Webex (my powerpoint presentation was uploaded onto the website of the MCCA, persons from around Alaska logged on and telephoned in, I had control of the powerpoint slides from my keyboard which they observed on the MPHCC website and I presented the slides via the telephone, this was followed by a question and answer period via telephone, participants included Nursing Home Administrators, Directors of Nursing, and nurse aides.) (See also Lectures/Symposia 2006)


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