Dr. Irma Hunt
Management / Marketing / Entrepreneurship Department
Office: Grove Hall 207
Doctor of Education, (Ed.D) Penn State University
Master of Business Administration, (MBA), Specialization: Management of Global IT,
The American University, Washington, DC
Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Texas at Austin
Research and Teaching Areas
We live in a truly global environment. Today’s business is global. My teaching focus is to provide students with a solid foundation of all areas of the business discipline. I provide knowledge on Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Operations Management and Quality, Supply-Chain Management, Human Resources, Management Information Systems and Information Technology for Business Education, as well as Real Estate and Real Estate Finance.
As I teach students, I hope to instill in them: the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, excellence in achieving individual goals; organization and success, and making the maximum contribution possible to our global community.
Other Areas of interest: Innovative Pedagogy, Experiential Learning, Collaborative Learning, Moving Courses to an Online Environment, Changing Student Needs, Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Real Estate, Retirement and Financial Planning.
BUS 304 - Managerial Communications
MIS 142 - Business Computer Systems
FIN 405 - Real Estate Finance and Investment
FIN 340 - Prinicples of Real Estate
BSN 101 - Foundations of Business Administration
BUS 305 - Business Information Processing
BSN 110 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
EDU 428 - Methods of Teaching Business Education
EDU 495 - Supervision of Student Teachers in Business Administration
BSN 513 - Organizational Behavior
MBA 596 - Business Practicum
PA Certified Teacher in the areas of Computer Science, Technology and Business
(3 years teaching K-12)
Recent Publications and Presentations
Hunt, I., Taylor, R.K., & Oberman, W. (2017). “Advisory Board Engagement: Assisting Undergraduates with Resume Development.” Journal
of Education for Business. No 92(6), p. 288–295.
Hunt, I., Watts, A.D., & Bryant, S, K. (2017). “Walmart’s International Expansion: Successes and Miscalculations.” Journal of Strategy.
Hunt, I., Bryant, S.K., & R. K. Taylor (2016). A Proposed Economic Development Cairn Model Designed to Enhance Small Town Success: A Case Study of Two Communities. Journal of the Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology. No 19 (1), p. 25-42.
Hunt, I., Taylor, R.K., Winter, A., Mackie, J. & Fisher, D. (2016). Using the balanced scorecard to enhance undergraduate education in a first year business course: A pilot study. Journal of Education for Business. No 91(3), p. 132-137.
Hunt, I. & Winter, A. & Oberman, W. (2014)
The Past, Present, and Future of Business Education at Shippensburg University. Business Teacher Education Journal. No. 40, p. 36-40.
Visual arts and older adult learners in retirement. The Pennsylvania State University, Sept. 2012.
Refereed Proceedings from Presentations
Hunt, I. & Taylor, R.K. (2017). Business Closures: Communicating Bad News to Employees, Suppliers, and Communities. The Association for Business Communications 82st Annual International Conference in Dublin Ireland.
Hunt, I. & Taylor, R.K. (2016). Advisory Board Usage: Giving Real-World Counsel to Undergraduates for Resume Development. The Association for Business Communications 81st Annual International Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oct. 19-22nd.
Hunt, I., Bryant, S.K, & Watts, A. (2016). Walmart Corporate Strategic Impacts Internationally and Domestically. The 26thInternational Conference International Trade & Finance Association, Los Angeles, CA, May 22-25th.
Hunt, I., Oberman, W.D., Juarez, L., & Benton, J. (2015). How do you recover? Comebacks after Negative Mentoring Experiences. In Dominguez, N. & Gandert, Y. (Eds.). 8th Annual Mentoring Conference Proceedings: Developmental Networks: Mentoring & Coaching at Work.
Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico.
Hunt, I., Taylor, R., Mackie, J. Winter, A., & Fisher, D. (2015) Using the Balanced Scorecard to Enhance Undergraduate Education in a First Year Business Course: A Pilot Study. 38thAnnual Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology
Conference Proceedings. State College, PA: Penn State University.
Hunt, Irma L. and Sarah K. Bryant. (2014). Regional Economies in Two Small Towns in Different States: Can a Model be designed to Predict Success or Failure? Academy of Business Disciplines 16th Annual Conference, Fort, Myers, Florida, November 2014.
Bryant, Sarah K. and Irma L. Hunt, “Developed or Developing? Regional Economies within Countries,” International Trade and Finance Association International Conference, Keysari, Turkey, May 2014.
Hunt, I., Eberly, J. (2013) Information Overload and the Effects of Web Searching with Emerging Web 3.0 Technologies; Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference.
Hunt, I. L. (2012). Moving business education courses online. Academy of Business Disciplines National Conference.
Hunt, I. (2012). Older Adult Learners in Retirement. Adult Education Research Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York.
Hunt, I. (2012). Visual Arts and Older Adult Learners in Retirement. Penn State Student Symposium, State College, Pennsylvania.
Hunt, I. (2011). Women and Financial Planning. American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Hunt, I. (2011). Retirement and Adult Learners. 6th Annual Adult Education Doctoral Research Forum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Refereed Book Chapters
Reviewer in John Wiley & Sons Boone & Kurtz's (14th Ed) Contemporary Business: Chapter on Entrepreneurship.
Student – Faculty Research
University Cybersecurity Poster Session with Jacob Painter at the Shippensburg University Faculty- Student Research Conference (2016).
Walmart Strategy: Global and Domestic Impacts with Sabrina Kelly, Gabe Clymer, Thomas Luden, Robert Cauthon. (Domestic Impact Closures) and with Colin Storz and Stephanie Madera (Walmart International Closures: Brazil Strategies) and Mark Tressler and Katie Fisher
(Walmart Strategy Domestically). Also with Drs. Allison Watts and Sarah K. Byrant. Shippensburg University Faculty- Student Research Conference (2016).
Digital Citizenship: Information Overload and the Effects of Web Searching and Web 3.0 Technologies with Justin Eberly at Shippensburg University Faculty – Student Research Conference (2013).
Honors and Awards
uFinancial Group Advisor of the Year Award, 2017.
Alpha Kappa Psi MIS
Professor of the Year Award, 2014.
Gary Overly Dean’s Award
Academic Mentorship Award honored at Scholar/Athlete Faculty/Staff Luncheon, Spring 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Faculty of the Month Award for Outstanding support in Academics, Spring 2013 by Women’s PanHellenic Council.
Dale Kann Faculty and Student Research Award, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, (2013 and 2016).
Recipient for the 2011-2012 and 2015-2016 Harry R. Frehn Faculty Fellowship Award Shippensburg University, College of Business.
Inducted into the Pi Omega Pi, Beta Lambda Chapter. National Business Teacher Honor Society, 2011.
Professional Experience, Leadership & Service
University Forum (2017 - present).
DPAC Chair (2017 - present).
Hope Diversity Scholarship Committee (2016-2018).
ABD Journal, Editor-in-Chief, (
APSCUF/SU representative to the University Technology Council - Emerging Technologies Subcommittee. (2014-2015).
Academic Day Committee (2013, 2014 and 2015).
Faculty Search Committee Member for Accounting Professor (2014, 2015).
Search Committee Chair for Instructor Business Administration (2015).
Judge for Phi Beta Lambda Statewide Competition (2015).
Judge for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Pennsylvania State Chapter. Hershey PA, (April 13, 2014). Business Plans.
Judge for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Pennsylvania State Chapter. Hershey PA, (April 13, 2013). Desktop Application Programming Event.
Faculty Advisor for Beta Gamma Sigma (2012 – Present).
Faculty Advisor for Toastmasters International (2012 – 2014).
Faculty Search Committee Member for Art History Professor (2012).
Secondary Education Council, Business Faculty Representative (2011-Present).
Teacher Education Council, Business Faculty Representative (2011- Present).