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Peru State Honors Chair Presents Research


(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) Associate Professor of Business Dr. Judy Grotrian recently presented her research in speech recognition technology as part of her role as the 2007-2008 Fred and Pam Robertson Honors Chair for Business Administration.


Grotrian’s presentation, titled Speech Recognition Technology Enhances Academic and Business Success, was attended on the PSC campus by a number of individuals from the college and the Johnson-Brock community. Wende Bergmeier, PSC admissions representative and 2007 graduate, assisted Grotrian by demonstrating the software Dragon NaturallySpeaking.


“Technology will not wait for us,” Grotrian said. “In order to meet demands and be more productive in the future, we must keep pace with emerging technologies. Speech recognition will ignite the biggest change in the way we do business since typewriters gave way to the personal computer.”


Grotrian was the first doctoral candidate to complete a study on Speech Recognition Technology (SRT) in business education. SRT, often referred to as “voice-typing,” is an input technology in which an individual speaks into a microphone and the voice replaces the hands and fingers as the primary source of data entry. She has become an authority on the subject, conducting seminars, making presentations and publishing works in a variety of forums and mediums throughout the country.


Grotrian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business education from PSC in 1972, a Master of Education degree in business education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1985, and a Ph.D. in educational administration - curriculum and instruction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2003. Grotrian joined the faculty at PSC in 1998 after teaching for 23 years at Johnson-Brock Public Schools.


The Fred and Pam Robertson Honors Chair for Business Administration Award, which was established in 2002, honors a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated leadership, scholarship and teaching excellence.