Dr. Irma Hunt 
Information Technology for Business Education
Irma Hunt 
Office: Grove Hall 207
Phone: 717-477-1607

E-Mail:Irma Hunt
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 Assistant Professor of Information Technology for Business Education (ITBE) 

Academic Degrees 

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 I supervise student teachers, I hope to instill in them and their students: 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.  

Teaching Areas

Business Computer System (MIS 142)
Teaching (classes taught) – Methods of Teaching Business Education II
Methods of Teaching Business Education I
Foundations of Business Administration
Business Information Processing

Supervision of Student Teachers in Business Administration 

Certifications

PA Certified Teacher in the areas of Computer Science, Technology and Business
      (3 years teaching K-12)
 

Recent Publications and Presentations

Dissertation
Visual arts and older adult learners in retirement. The Pennsylvania State University, Sept. 2012.

Refereed Proceedings from Presentations 

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, Clearwater, Florida.  

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

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

Academic Mentorship Award honored at Scholar/Athlete Faculty/Staff Luncheon, Spring 2013 Faculty of the Month Award for Outstanding support in Academics, Spring 2013 byWomen’s PanHellenic Council.

Dale Kann Faculty and Student Research Award, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, (2013)

Recipient for the 2012 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

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 – Present)

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)