Diana Parker Spring 2016

Business Instructor

PhD, University of Missouri

MBA, Missouri State University

BS, Drury University

Office: GRF 118

Phone: (417) 447-8157

Dianna Parker

Courses taught? BUS 110 Principles of Business, BUS 115 Personal Financial Planning, BUS 130 Principles of Marketing, BUS 150 Principles of Management and CSC Keys to College Success, ECO 270 Macroeconomics, ECO 275 Microeconomics

Professional Experience:

Director of Economic Analysis Ledbetter, Toth and Associates

Partner/Marketing Manager, LTA Software Solutions

Director of Research, Assessment and Planning, OTC

Director of Student Life, OTC

Research Interests:

Economic Impact of Higher Education

Publications and/or Accomplishments:

Published  “We’re only as great as our students:  Learning as a measure of institutional effectiveness” A Collection of Papers on Self Study and Institutional Improvement, 2004; Volume 3:  Assessment of Student Learning.  The Higher Learning Commission, pages 14-17

International Symposium Doctor of Philosophy Presentation Phranakhon Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand “The Economic Benefits of the Missouri Community College Vocational Education Experience

Board of Directors, Springfield City Utilities, 2009-2015

Board of Directors, LVPOA, 2006-2009

Board of Directors, Junior League of Springfield, 1996-1998

What is your favorite website? www.pinterest.com and www.mindtools.com.

Describe your ideal vacation: Two words: The Beach.

What book(s) are you currently reading? Foundations of Business Thought and You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt.