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Judy A. Grotrian, Ph.D.
 
Judy A. Grotrian

Contact Information:

Office: TJM 300

Office Phone: (402) 872-2290

Email: jgrotrian@peru.edu

 

Office Hours:  
Mondays 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Tuesdays

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Wednesdays 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Thursdays 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

 

Fall 2013 Course Offerings:

BUS 201 000A Organizational Communications (campus-semester)

BUS 232 000A Principles of Managerial Accounting (campus-semester)

BUS 381 000A Employee Training and Development (campus-semester)

BUS 381 049Y Employee Training and Development (online-term II)

 

Bio:

Dr. Grotrian is a Professor in the Business Department of the School of Professional Studies, and she joined the Peru State College faculty in 1998. Dr. Grotrian teaches Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, Employee Training and Development, and Organizational Communications. She is also the Contest Director for the Peru State College high school business contest. Dr. Grotrian is the Faculty Athletic Representative for the College and also the Academic Athletic Advisor for the Women's Basketball Team and the Women's Golf Team. From October 2004 through June 2005, Dr. Grotrian was the Interim Director for the Academic Resource Center.

 

Prior to teaching at Peru State College, Dr. Grotrian taught at Johnson-Brock Public Schools for 23 years. She taught Accounting, Keyboarding Applications, Computer Applications, Information Processing, Business Communications, Business Procedures, and Introduction to Business.

 

Dr. Grotrian has been involved in the development of a Computer Curriculum Guide, Basic Business Curriculum Guide, Nebraska Business Education Handbook, and the Nebraska State Business Education Frameworks.  Dr. Grotrian has presented at Educational Service Unit #4 Mid-Year Inservices, Curriculum Integration/Tech Prep Conferences, and Business Education Forums. She attended the National Business Education Conference 2002 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and assisted in a Professional Development Seminar involving Speech Recognition training.

 

At the INVEST Conference 2002, Dr. Grotrian presented “Speech Recognition—Challenges and Rewards in the Classroom” in Kearney, Nebraska. She also conducted training of speech recognition to area business educators for ESU #4 in Auburn, Nebraska. In October 2003, Dr. Grotrian presented “A Comparison of Teachers’ Training and Implementation of Speech Recognition Technology Training in the Business Education Curriculum in Nebraska” at the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Conference in Tampa, Florida.

 

Dr. Grotrian co-authored “Bridging the Leadership Gap: Examining the Glass Ceiling” and presented at the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Conference

in Scottsdale, Arizona in October 2005.  In March 2006, Dr. Grotrian and

Sheri Knippelmeyer, MBA, presented "Gender Assumptions Influence Women's

Access to Leadership Positions" at the Nebraska Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference.

 

In August 2005, Dr. Grotrian organized and presented at the S.M.A.R.T. L.E.A.D.E.R. Training Workshop on the Peru State College campus.  Other presenters were Dr. DiAnna Loy, Dr. James Nevitt, Margaret McInteer, and Mitzi Hoback.

 

At the 2006 Peru State College Commencement Exercises, Dr. Grotrian was named the 2006-2008 Fred and Pam Robertson Honors Chair recipient.  In June Dr. Grotrian received the 2005-2006 Nebraska State Business Education Association (NSBEA) "Collegiate Teacher of the Year" Award.  In 2005, Dr. Grotrian was selected as the 2005 Teaching Excellence Award recipient for Peru State College.

 

In June 2006 Dr. Grotrian attended the National University Telecommunications Network in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

In June 2006, Dr. Grotrian organized the Voice Increases Productivity (VIP) Professional Seminar on the Peru State College campus.  Karl Barksdale, author, consultant, and trainer led the three days of input exploration.

 

In October 2006, Dr. Grotrian attended the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Conference held in Memphis, Tennessee. Her presentation “Words Are In: Clicks Are Out, An Awareness of Speech Recognition Technology in Business,” was the result of research undertaken by Grotrian since 2003 and culminating during the Voice Increases Productivity Professional Seminar conducted in June 2006.

 

In April 2007, as the recipient of the Fred and Pam Robertson Honors Chair in Business Administration, Dr. Grotrian gave a presentation to the community entitled “A Paradigm Shift from the Computer Keyboard to Speech Recognition Technology.”

 

In May 2007, Dr. Grotrian was the PSC Faculty College Committee Chairperson and assisted Chadron State College and Wayne State College committee members with the 2007 Nebraska State College System Faculty College sessions held at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. Dr. Grotrian, Ms. Christy Hutchison, Assistant Professor of Business, and Ms. Sheri Knippelmeyer, Business Instructor, presented a session entitled, “Field of Dreams: If You Build It (Right), They Will Learn in Online Courses.”

 

In Kearney, Nebraska in June 2007, Dr. Grotrian and Ms. Knippelmeyer presented at the Nebraska Career Education Conference. The presentation was entitled, “Online Education: Strategies for Student Success.”

 

In June 2007, a Dragon Camp introducing speech recognition technology was organized and conducted by Dr. Grotrian for students in grades 7-12 and for students in college. Other trainers were Ms. Mary Jane Green, Business Instructor, Syracuse Public Schools, Mr. Brad Griffin, PSC CMIS Instructor, Ms. Wende Bergmeier, a PSC graduate, and Miss Amanda Knickman, an undergraduate student at Peru State College. Also in June, Ms. Kim Larsh, Business Teacher and Technology Coordinator from Mesa Public Schools in Mesa, Arizona and Dr. Grotrian conducted a Speech Recognition Training Seminar for teachers and business professionals.

 

In July, 2007 at the Online Adjunct Conference held at Peru State College, Dr. Grotrian, Ms. Hutchison and Ms. Knippelmeyer gave a presentation regarding preliminary findings from research into PSC online student perspectives. Also at the conference, Dr. Grotrian and Mr. Griffin conducted speech recognition technology hands-on training entitled “Finding Your Voice Useful – Or One Dragon You Won’t Want to Slay” to all of the online adjunct instructors.

 

In October, 2007 Dr. Grotrian, Ms. Hutchison, and Ms. Knippelmeyer attended the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Conference held in Reno, Nevada. Their panel presentation was entitled, “Three D’s to Successful Online Teaching: Design, Develop, and Deliver.”

 

In April 2008, as the recipient of the Fred and Pam Robertson Honors Chair in Business Administration, Dr. Grotrian gave a presentation to the community entitled “Speech Recognition Technology Enhances Academic and Business Success.”

 

In Lincoln, Nebraska in June 2008, Dr. Grotrian was awarded the Mountain-Plains Business Education Association (M-PBEA) Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding University Business Teacher of the Year. The M-PBEA represents business educators from a nine-state region which includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Okalahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. The organization also represents business educators in the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. M-PBEA is one of the five regional associations of the National Business Education Association.

 

In October, 2008 Dr. Grotrian, Ms. Hutchison, and Ms. Sheri Grotrian attended the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Conference held in Orlando, Florida. Their presentation was entitled, “Online Education – Students Speak Out.”

 

In October, 2009, Dr. Grotrian, Ms. Grotrian, and Keiyana Arnold, a PSC undergraduate student majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources, attended the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Conference held in Washington, D.C. Their presentation was entitled, "Who Needs an Attitude Adjustment? - Understanding and Adapting to Multiple Generations in the Workplace."

 

In October, 2010, Dr. Mary Goebel-Lundholm and Dr. Grotrian will present at the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Conference held in San Diego, CA. Their presentation is entitled, "Dimensions in Generational Adult Development in the African-American Community"

 

Dr. Grotrian belongs to the Nebraska State Education Association, National Education Association, Nebraska Business Education Association, Nebraska State Business Education Association, Mid-Plains Business Education Association, Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, Peru State College Education Association, and Delta Pi Epsilon. 

 

Dr. Grotrian thoroughly enjoys teaching and working with students. Her classroom has a friendly, cooperative, and structured environment. Each student is taught as an individual with his/her learning style and ability taken into consideration. Dr. Grotrian believes it is important for all students to achieve success. She believes the area of business has so many relevant topics for the work place that the goal of true learning enables a smooth transition from school to work. Dr. Grotrian wants the Peru State College students to be well prepared to enter the work force with the knowledge and confidence to meet the challenges that are set forth.

 

Publications:

Dr. Grotrian has the following peer-reviewed publications:

 

“A Comparison of Teachers’ Training and Implementation of Speech Recognition Technology Training in the Business Education Curriculum in Nebraska” by Judy A. Grotrian, Ph.D. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Proceedings, October 2003.

 

“Speech, A Faster More Natural Alternative To Keyboarding” by Judy A. Grotrian, Ph.D. www.speakingsolutions.com/news, December 2003.

 

“Speech, A Faster More Natural Alternative To Keyboarding” by Judy A. Grotrian, Ph.D. NSBEA Today Newsletter, December 2003.

 

“Speech, A Faster More Natural Alternative To Keyboarding” by Judy A. Grotrian, Ph.D.  This & That, A Newsletter for Nebraska Business Educators, Spring 2004, Nebraska Department of Education.  www.nde.state.ne.us/BUSED/behome.htm

 

“Speech, A Faster More Natural Alternative To Keyboarding” by Judy A. Grotrian, Ph.D.  The Balance Sheet, March/April 2004, Thomson - South-Western Learning. http://balancesheet.swlearning.com

 

“Speech Recognition Technology Training Leads to Implementation of A Faster, More Natural Alternative to Keyboarding” by Judy A. Grotrian, Ph.D. Mountain-Plains Business Education Association (M-PBEA) Journal, August 2004.

 

“Business Education Computer Instruction: A Paradigm Shift From Keyboarding To Speech Recognition” by Judy A. Grotrian, Ph.D. Texas Business and Technology Educators Association Journal, August 2005.

 

“Bridging the Leadership Gap: Examining the Glass Ceiling” by Sheri A. Knippelmeyer, MBA & Judy A. Grotrian, Ph.D. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Proceedings, October 2005.

 

"Words Are In: Clicks Are Out - An Awareness of Speech Recognition Technology in Business" by Judy A. Grotrian, Ph.D. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Proceedings, October 2006.

 

“Three D’s To Successful Online Teaching: Design, Develop, and Deliver" by Sheri A. Knippelmeyer, MBA, Judy A. Grotrian, Ph.D. and Christy Hutchison, J.D. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Proceedings, October, 2007.

 

"Online Education - Students Speak Out" by Sheri A. Grotrian, MBA, Judy A. Grotrian, Ph.D., and Christy Hutchison, J.D. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Proceedings, October, 2008.

 

"Who Needs an Attitude Adjustment? - Understanding and Adapting to Multiple Generations in the Workplace" by Sheri A. Grotrian, MBA, Judy A. Grotrian, Ph.D., and Keiyana M. Arnold, PSC Undergraduate Student. Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Proceedings, October, 2009.

 

"Dimensions in Generational Adult Development in the African-American Community" by Mary Goebel-Lundholm, Ph.D. and Judy A. Grotrian, Ph.D., Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Proceedings, October, 2010.