MANUEL ALFRED MENA

Home Address
3530 Co. Rt. 45
Oswego, NY 13126
315/343-1093

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D., Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), June, 1975. Dissertation: "Paraprofessionals: Perceptions of Opportunities for Advancement and Their Relationship to Job Satisfaction." Fields of study: Education, Organizational Behavior and Educational Research Methodology.

M.S., Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), December, 1971. Thesis: "Some Contributory Aspects of Powerlessness Toward Job Dissatis- faction in Clerical Work." Fields of study: Organizational Behavior and Research Methodology.

B.S., New York University (New York, NY), June, 1969. With honors in major field - Personnel Management and Industrial and Labor Relations.

HONORS

Graduate School

Member, Omicron Nu (Honorary Society of Human Ecology) Graduate Student Representative to the Field of Education

Undergraduate School

Member, Mu Gamma Tau (Management Honorary Society) President, Evening Chapter of Alpha Sigma (Honorary Fraternity) President, Evening Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Management Winner of the John S. Morris Memorial Award in Public Speaking

Certification

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR): 1994-1997. (Certification Institute, Society for Human Resource Management.)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Positions and Dates
Employer and Location
Duties

Most Recent Sabbatical and Leave-without-pay years (1988-1990):

Visiting professor with the College of Business Administration, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Teaching responsibilities (undergraduate and graduate sections) included: Organizational Behavior, Organizational Theory, Supervisory Management, Compensation Management (Wage and Salary Administration), Leadership, Personnel Administration,Organizational Development and Change and Special Problems in Personnel Management.

Worked in the development of internships with various businesses/industries throughout Puerto Rico for exchange students from my home campus at the State University of New York, College at Oswego.

Provided an on-going training program in team-building for the personnel and staff engaged in the Solar Car Program under the auspices of the Business Development Center along with the Colleges of Engineering and Business Administration.

It should be noted that in many of the above activities (e.g. lecture presentations; workshops; etc.), Spanish was the primary language of delivery.

Professor - August, 1974 to present

State University of New York, College at Oswego, School of Business, Swetman Hall, Oswego, NY 13126 (315) 341-2769.

Teaching responsibilities (undergraduate) include courses in Business Organization and Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Supervisory Management, and Business Policy and Simulation, Compensation Management, Personnel Staffing and a Seminar in Human Resource Management.

Graduate Teaching - SUNY Oswego: Principles of Management, Organization Theory and Supervisory Management. From the Fall Semester, l985 - Spring Semester, 1995, I taught graduate courses at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (School of Business Administration). These courses were taught on a one weekend per month basis which included sections of Innovation and Change, Organizational Behavior, Compensation Management and Organizational Leadership.

Administrative responsibilities encompassed work as current Coordinator of our Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Human Resource Management as well as past Coordinator of Local Government Institute. Service on committees include serving as Chair of Departmental and School-wide Personnel Committees; Co-chair of AACSB Process Sub-committee on Faculty Composition and Development; Past Co-chair of Develop Institutional Support Action Plan Team Sub-committee; Member of International Education Advisory; Past assignments have included Search/Credentials Review Committees for the positions of: Dean of Division of Professional Studies; Personnel Director; and Director and Associate Director of Career Advisement and Placement Center. Nominating Committee for the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service; Student Services Council; and Student Conduct Committee.

I currently serve as Faculty Advisor to our Campus Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Sabbatical year (1981-1982) involved the teaching of primarily graduate-level courses in Troy State University's European Program -Master of Science in Management: Business Policy, Organization Theory, Human Resource Management and Business, Government, and Society. This tour included England, Holland, Italy and Spain.

Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness -I have twice been nominated for the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (SUNY).

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Most current work (writing, presentations, research) involves "Transnational Team Management", "Job Re-design for Empowerment", and "Promoting Certification in Student Chapters" (I am senior co-author, with Prof. Marta Colon from the University of Puerto Rico).

Consulting has been focused primarily on staff/management development workshops and seminars to both public and private organizations in such areas as: Supervisory Management; Evaluating and Improving Worker Performance; Empowerment Through Job Redesign; and Team-Building.

Research Assistant - June 5 thru June 25, 1974 New York State College of Human Ecology; Department of Community Service Education; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850

Establishing sampling design and computer analysis for a one-county human service needs study.

Teaching Assistant/Lecturer -March 18 thru May 25, 1974 New York State College of Human Ecology; Department of Community Service Education; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850

Assumed full responsibilities for teaching a primarily undergraduate course in program planning, development, and evaluation.

Research Technician -June thru August, 1973 New York State College of Human Ecology; Department of Community Service Education; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850

Performed data analysis from a four-county survey of human service needs.

Teaching Assistant -September 1972 thru March 17, 1974 New York State College of Human Ecology; Department of Community Service Education; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850

Assisted professors in preparation of materials for class presentation, graded papers, conducted lectures, and other related duties as required.

Administrative Assistant -October 1971 thru September 1972 Tompkins County Department of Planning; 128 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Staff function to various committees (e.g. Health, Reapportionment). Assisted in planning and administering surveys, data analysis, and reporting.

Graduate Research Assistant -1970-1971 New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850

Performed a variety of duties associated with small-group studies in a controlled laboratory setting (e.g. tape recordings, data analysis).

Personnel Interviewer -August 1966 thru July 1969 Rockefeller Center, Inc.; 50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020

Interviewing and testing of applicants; helped to prepare a salary surveys, administer program for the hard-core unemployed, the blood bank program, and the scholarship program.

Personal Loan Counselor -September 1964 thru August 1966 Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company; 350 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Interviewed loan applicants and prepared appropriate forms.

U. S. ARMY -September 1961 thru August 1964 U.S.A. and Germany

Personnel administration specialist.

PUBLICATIONS

"Maintaining Curriculum Integrity in Distance Education." Co-author with Professor Maria Corso. Presented paper at the International Distance Education Conference, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania; June 2 -5, 1994.

"From Mastery in the Classroom to Proficiency in the Workroom." Co-author with Professor Maria Corso. Presented at the Fifth National Conference on Problem Solving Across the Curriculum; Building Bridges from Innovation to Change, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York; June 23 -25, 1994.

"Bridging Academia and Business: A Reality-Based Curriculum." Co-author with Professor Maria Corso. I presented this paper at the 13th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform: A Global Perspective. Sonoma State University, California; August 1 -4, 1993.

"Team-Building in the Midt of Downsizing: A Logical Absurdity or Necessity?" Oswego County Business. August-September 1993, page 30.

"Team-Building: 'Connections'." Oswego County Business. April-May 1993, page 32.

"Team Building: Building-In Improvement?" American Society for Quality Control Newsletter. June, 1990, pages 1 & 6.

Co-author with Lanny A. Karns and Charles A. Spector, "Integrating Computer Simulation and Micro-Computers with Case Analysis in an Undergraduate Capstone Course: Procedural and Administrative Guideline" Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Decision Sciences, pages 81-83; Nov., 1984

"New Careers: Humanizing the Working Environment." Human Ecology Forum. Vol 5, No. 1, Summer 1974, pages 10-11.

Co-author with Bert R. Brown and Howard Garland, "Effects of Another's Dependency and Expectations of Meeting with Him on the Reduction of Face-Saving Behavior." Proceedings of the 79th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Vol. 6 (part I), 1971, pages 299-300.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Society for Human Resources Management. Industrial Relations Research Association. United University Professions.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Spanish

REFERENCES

Available upon request.