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Information Technology and Administrative Management

Lori Braunstein, Professor

Dr. Lori Braunstein, Professor, Department of Information Technology and Administrative Management at CWUOffice: SAM 206P
Phone: 509.963.3070
Email: Lori.Braunstein@cwu.edu

Believe it or not, I started teaching at the college level when I was 23 - fresh out of my MBA degree. I took a few years between universities to work in retailing and non-profit management, then completed my Ph.D. in Business Information Systems at Utah State University in 1999.

My husband and I moved to Central Washington University in 1993 - he teaches physics - and have made our career here.

Many changes have occurred in the ITAM Department over the past 20 years. We moved from a Business Education and Administrative Management department to an Information Technology and Administrative Management Department in the early 2000s. ITAM was the first department of the first university in the state to offer the Bachelor of Applied Science degree (BAS) in 2006; we quickly followed that with fully online degrees for the BAS and the BS in the late 2000s. We will, I believe, always remain on the leading edge of providing timely education to our students!

My teaching is mainly on the soft skills side - business communication and administrative management. My research is class-based; I'm always reflecting on how to make the learning experience better for my students.


Advice to Students:

Advice? I could write pages, but I won't! Always try your best - but always prepare to do your best. Complete and study the readings, read and study the feedback your professor gives you, and apply that feedback to later assignments. And if your professor provides a grading rubric, study it. That's what we grade on!

Many of you are not just going to school - you are juggling family, career, and life-balance issues. Know that at times, your family, career, or life-balance will need to take precedence over your schoolwork. Accept that and continue doing the best you can. No one can maintain all the various aspects of their life at the perfection level!


“You are free to choose, but you are not free to alter the consequences of your decisions.”
~ Ezra Taft Benson

We all make choices in life - the freedom of choice is the right of all. However, many people, when making choices, only consider the positive consequence of their choice and never consider the negative consequence. Worse, many people seem unwilling to accept the negative consequence of their choice.

Always consider both the positive and negative consequences of your choice before you make that choice. Reveal in the positive consequences and accept the negative consequences with integrity, grace, and quietness.


Education

  • Ph.D. Business Information Systems and Education - Utah State University
  • M.B.A. - Delta State University
  • B.S. B.A. Management - Washburn University

Experience

  • Fall 2013-Spring 2015, Director of Academic Planning, Office of the Provost, Central Washington University
  • Fall 2014-Winter 2015 Acting Department Chair, Information Technology and Administrative Management, College of Education and Professional Studies, Central Washington University
  • Fall 2011-Summer 2012 Director of Bachelor of Applied Science Program, Information Technology and Administrative Management, College of Education and Professional Studies, Central Washington University
  • Fall 2010-Summer 2011 Coordinator of Bachelor of Applied Science Program, Information Technology and Administrative Management, College of Education and Professional Studies, Central Washington University
  • Fall 2004-Summer 2008 Department Chair, Information Technology and Administrative Management, College of Education and Professional Studies, Central Washington University
  • Fall 2001-Summer 2004 Associate Professor, Information Technology and Administrative Management, College of Education and Professional Studies, Central Washington University
  • Fall 1998-Summer 2001 Assistant Professor, Information Technology and Administrative Management, College of Education and Professional Studies, Central Washington University
  • Fall 1996-Summer 1998 Non-tenure Track Instructor, Information Technology and Administrative Management, College of Education and Professional Studies, Central Washington University
  • Winter 1994-Summer 1995 Non-tenure Track Instructor, Department of Management, College of Business, Central Washington University
  • Fall 1991-Summer 1993 Non-tenure Track Instructor, Department of Management, College of Business, Eastern New Mexico University
  • Fall 1984-Spring 1985 Non-tenure Track Instructor, Department of Management, College of Business, University of North Alabama

Presentations

  • Braunstein, L. A., Trumpy, R. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2017, April). Integrating International Travel into Curriculum. Marketing Educators’ Association International Conference. San Diego: Marketing Educators’ Association.
  • Lupton, N. A., Alkire, T. D., Lupton Dr, R. A., & Braunstein, L. A. (2016, April). What is the Role of Big Data and Analytics in Graduate Marketing Education?: The Age of Analytics. Marketing Educators’ Association. Denver, CO: Marketing Educators’ Association.
  • Braunstein, L. A., Lupton Dr, R. A., Portolese Dias, L. B., & Tracy, P. (2015, April). Developing a Retail Management and Technology Competency based Program: Rethinking Education. Marketing Educators Association Conference. Las Vegas, NV: Marketing Educators Association.
  • Braunstein, L. A., Portolese Dias, L. B., & Stehle, L. (2014, Winter). Advising for the Online Student. Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI.
  • Portolese Dias, L. B., Braunstein, L. A., & Stehle, L. (2014, Winter). Departmental Role in Online Class Retention. Hawaii International Conference on Education.
  • Braunstein, L. A., & Portolese Dias, L. B. (2013, Autumn). You Jing, I Jing, We all Jing. Sloan-C Conference Presentation. Orlando, FL.
  • Braunstein, L. A., Wang, F., & Lupton, R. A. (2013, April). Using Innovative Technology to Improve Online Learning Assessment: An Exploratory Study. Marketing Educators’ Association Conference. Portland, Oregon: Marketing Educators’ Association.
  • Lupton, R. A., Rawlinson, D. R., Braunstein, L. A., Grantz, N., Walker, K., Cours, D., & Kiesler, T. (2012, April). Taming the Beast: Maximizing Effectiveness of New Classroom Technologies. Marketing Educators Association. Longbeach, CA: Marketing Educators Association.
  • Lori Braunstein, Robert Lupton, David Rawlinson, Natalie Lupton, and Laurie Stehle (2011). Sell Benefits, Increase Brand Awareness, and Sleep Better - Offer an Online Degree. Marketing Educatorsa€ Trademark  Association.
  • Hideki Takei, Lori Braunstein, and Fen Wang (2011) Benefits of Cooperative Business Education in North America, Europe, and Asia. SOURCE.
  • Wang, F., Braunstein, L. A., & Lupton, R. A. (2011, November). Using Audio Technology (Jing) to Improve Assessment of Student Work in Online Learning Environments, Technology and Emerging Learning Environments. Sloan-C. Orlando, FL: Sloan-C.
  • Lori Braunstein, Hideki Takei, Fen Wang, Mark Loken, and Brad Andrew (2011) Evaluating Cooperative Education: Some Recent Research. Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology (NABET).
  • Lupton, R. A., Lupton, N. A., Watkins, S., Rawlinson, D. R., Braunstein, L. A., & Wahle, C. P. (2010, April). Welcome to the Future: The Use of iPhone Apps in Marketing Courses. Marketing Educators Association. Seattle, WA: Marketing Educators Association.
  • Bernadas, C., Lupton, N., & Braunstein, L. A., 2010. "Interactivity in online courses: Case of a customer relationship management course." Proceedings of the MEA Conference 2010.
  • Lupton, N.A., Braunstein, L. and Watkins, S. (November 2008). Evaluating Gaps in Student Services for Traditional, Commuter, and Online Students. NASPA Western Regional Conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • Lupton, R. A., Rawlinson, D. R., Väisänen, J., & Braunstein, L. A. (2008, July). Software Piracy in Slovakia: How to Use What We Know. 2008 SVU Congress of the Czech and Slovak Republics, Special Session on International Trade and Trading with the Czech and Slovak Republics. Ruzomberok, Slovakia: 2008 SVU Congress of the Czech and Slovak Republics.
  • Lupton, R. A., Rawlinson, D. R., & Braunstein, L. A. (2008, April). Attitudes and Perceptions of Social Networks among College Students: A Class Project in Social Networking. Marketing Educators Association. Salt Lake City, Utah: Marketing Educators Association.
  • Lupton, R. A., Braunstein, L. A., & Rawlinson, D. R. (2008, April). An Experiential Project with Retailing Students and Online Dating: Are we responsible. Marketing Educators’ Association Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah: Marketing Educators’ Association.
  • Lupton, R. A., Rawlinson, D. R., & Braunstein, L. A. (2008, April). Attitudes and Perceptions of Social Networks among College Students: A Class Project in Social Networking. Marketing Educators’ Association Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah: Marketing Educators Association.

Publications/Projects

  • Braunstein, L. A., Wang, F., & Lupton, R. A. (2013). Using Innovative Technology to Improve Online Learning Assessment: An Exploratory Study. In Marketing Educators Association (pp. 148–156). Portland, OR: Marketing Educators Association.
  • Lupton, R. A., Lupton, N. A., Braunstein, L. A., Wahle, C. P., Watkins, S., & Rawlinson, D. R. (2010). Welcome to the Future: The Use of iPhone Apps in Marketing Courses. In Marketing Educators’ Association (p. 34). Longbeach, CA: Marketing Educators’ Association.
  • Lupton, R. A., Rawlinson, D. R. and Braunstein. L. A. (2008). Software Piracy in Slovakia: How to Use What We Know. Proceedings of the 24th World Congress of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences.
  • Lupton, R. A., Rawlinson, D. R. and Braunstein. L. A. (2008). An Experiential Project with Retailing Students and Online Dating: Are We Responsible? Proceedings of Marketing Educators’ Association.
  • Lupton, R. A., Rawlinson, D. R. and Braunstein. L. A. (2008). Attitudes and Perceptions of Social Networks among College Students: A Class Project in Social Networking. Proceedings of Marketing Educators’ Association.
  • Lupton, R. A., Rawlinson, D. R., and Braunstein, L. A. (2007). Private Label Branding in China: A Cross-National Study Comparing Chinese and U.S. University Student Beliefs and Perceptions, under review.
  • Lupton, R. A., Rawlinson, D. R., and Braunstein, L. A. (2007). Attitudes and Perceptions of Social Networks among College Students: The Impact of Social Networking of Marketing and Retailing, Proceedings of Marketing Educators’ Association.

Monograph

  • Braunstein, L. A., (1999) Benefits of Cooperative Education for Employers, Cooperative Education and Internship Association.

Chapter

  • Braunstein, L. A., Takei, H., Wang, F., and Loken, M. (2011) Benefits of Cooperative Education for Employers. International Handbook of Cooperative Education, 2nd Edition, eds. Richard K. Coll and Karsten Zegwaard.
  • Braunstein, L. A., Takei, H., Wang, F., & Loken, M. K. (2006). Benefits of cooperative education for employers. In International handbook for cooperative education (pp. 237–245). Boston: WACE: WACE.

 

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