Dr. Charles Saunders received his Ph.D. in Workforce Development and Education from The Ohio State University in 2011. Currently, Charles is Accounting Lead Faculty at Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio. In this role, Charles is responsible for teaching, managing, staffing, design, and development of courses in the areas of Forensic Accounting, Auditing, Enterprise Risk Analysis and Management, and Information Systems Audit and Control. The latter two courses were designed and developed by Charles to meet the needs of two new Franklin programs, MS in Accounting, and BS in Information Systems Auditing.
Charles has served on two Faculty Senate committees (Academic Standards and Personnel), and three faculty search committees (Instructional Design, Computing Science, and Accounting). He is also an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, an affiliation that spans over 30 years of his professional career. Charles is a member of the international education honor society, Pi Lambda Theta, and the vocational education honorary, Omicron Tau Theta.
Charles believes, as William Shakespeare wrote, that “what’s past is prologue.” Much of life is more than meeting the demands of the moment; it is also preparation for what lies ahead. He comments that “I greatly value my education in Workforce Development and Education, and especially my Ph.D. program. I feel they have prepared me well for my role at Franklin University. I knew when I began graduate school that I wanted to teach, and that is what I am doing.
Dr. Saunders is pictured with his three grandchildren Noah, Sophie, and Emmi.
The alumni career fair is a wonderful opportunity to meet leading employers. The Recruit Ohio Career Fair for alumni will be held on Thursday, September 13th. Recruiters from more than 80 employers and networks together with alumni from Ohio State, Kent State, Ohio University, and the University of Cincinnati will be in attendance.
The event is being held from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom East at the Ohio Union. VIP admission tickets are $10. A VIP ticket allows you access to the event and the employers at 11:00 am. Admission is free for standard tickets and admits you to the event at 11:30 am. Come and build your network while meeting other alumni and top companies! For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: http://hireohio.eventbrite.com/
Our PhD student, Sunny L. Munn received her doctoral degree on Sunday, August 12th at the Schottenstein Center.
She has completed five degrees from The Ohio State University, including two undergraduate degrees, two master’s degrees and now a Ph.D. in Workforce Development and Education! Sunny has also served as a GTA and lecturer for our WDE program.
Her dissertation was called “Developing a Work-Life System Using Types of Organizational Culture: An Integrated Perspective of Individuals, Organizations and Policy” which was guided by Dr. Josh Hawley. This research included an investigation of the work-life system: government, organizations and individuals; and the three dimensions: public policy, work-life initiatives and work-life balance, including the use of work-life initiatives and outcomes of organizational performance through the lens of organizational culture.
Dr. Tonette S. Rocco, full professor at Florida International University is Sunny’s mother and a 1997 doctoral graduate of our WDE program. President Gee even recognized Sunny and her mother in his graduation speech!
We can see Dr. Sunny L. Munn at OSU anytime! She has already started to work as the project manager and post-doctoral researcher for the Ohio Education Research Center (OERC).
The Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) is a network of Ohio-based researchers and research institutions committed to developing and implementing a statwide, preschool-through-workforce research agenda to address critical education practice and policy issues. The OERC identifies and shares successful practices; responds to Ohio’s educators and policymakers’ needs; and signals emerging trends. The OERC communicates its findings broadly, through multiple channels, producing information, solutions, and tools to improve educational practice, policy, and outcomes for students.
The vision of the OERC is be the source for cutting-edge knowledge and resources regarding education and training for Ohio’s educators, policymakers and community leaders — creating a dynamic cycle of research and practice where practitioners’ needs drive the research agenda, and high-quality research has a rapid impact upon educational practice.
During the Spring of 2012, Dr. Josh Hawley was named director of the new Ohio Education Research Center. Recent WDE graduate Dr. Sunny L. Munn is serving as the project manager and post-doctoral researcher for the center. The center is located in 307 PAES.
Wang, B., & Xu, T. (2011). Reshaping the Landscape: HRD in an Uncertain Economy- A review of 2011 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas. Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, 2(1).
You can view the article here or download it from the OSU Libraries website for free.
The Marine Corps University Faculty Development Conference 2011 was held on 29 July 2011. As Faculty Development Coordinator, Susan Johnston (2010, Ph.D) was responsible for coordinating the event which reflected themes associated with adult teaching and learning.
Dr. Susan Johnston and Dr. E. Gordon Gee
Topics included the use of the case method in teaching adults, the effects of PTSD on neural capability and learning, developing learning communities to support international students and using a Learning Management System (LMS) to build writing capability. The afternoon sessions were devoted to cyber defense and curriculum.
A highlight of the event was the keynote address on leadership – “What it Takes to be a University President” – which was delivered by Dr. E. Gordon Gee, President of The Ohio State University.
Sunny L. Munn (WDE Ph.D. Candidate) was recently published in the most current issue of New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development. This is a scholarly electronic journal which is edited by Dr. Tonette Rocco, faculty at Florida International University and 1997 WDE Ph.D graduate. Several WDE students and faculty have been published in this journal in the past. Visit the journals website to view past issues.
Munn, Sunny L., Rinfret, Sara, and Davitt, Kendra (2010). Recognizing Privilege: Rural, Urban, and International Perspectives. New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 24 (2-4), 4-17.
In August 2011, Carol Wintz joined JP Morgan Chase as Training Manager I, Vice President, in a Leadership Development Consulting role. Her responsibilities have her traveling globally to support their world-wide IT organization as part of the Corporate Technology Group. Carol feels that having completed her M.A. in WDE with the HRD emphasis to combine with her years of experience was a major asset in helping to secure this position.
This quarter WDE will host a series of Community Building Activities which will allow our students, faculty and alumni to interact in a variety of venues. These will include a book discussion forum, research presentations and mix and mingles. We hope that you will take this opportunity to engage in scholarly conversation and interact with your peers outside of the classroom!
We have ordered copies of this book which will be available on a first come first serve basis to WDE graduate students.
We will meet twice during the quarter to discuss the book. To participate please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday March 28, 2012. The discussion schedule will be determined once the group is formed. In your email, please also include if you would prefer a hard copy or kindle version of the book.
Everyone is welcome to participate!!! If you would like to receive credit to participate in the book discussions it is recommended that you sign up for EDU PAES 914.03 (Course # 27997).
WDE Research Presentations and Discussion
There will be at least two presentations by current WDE faculty and/or doctoral students regarding their current research. We will be announcing the presenters, topics and dates shortly.
Last quarter several great presentations were given by our newest WDE graduates including Dr. Shu-Chen Chiang (WI 2012 graduate), Dr. Mercedes Sanchez, Dr. Brian Wang and Dr. Charles Saunders (AU 2011 graduates). You can view copies of their presentations on the WDE website.
To participate, or if you have any questions/suggestions please contact Sunny Munn at email@example.com.