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Information Technology and Administrative Management

College of Education and Professional Studies

Natalie Lupton, Professor

Douglas Honors College Faculty
Office: SAM 206O
Phone: 509.963.2064
Email: Natalie.Lupton@cwu.edu

I have a Ph.D. in Higher Educational Studies, with a Specialization in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln – a degree I completed mostly online.  I have a Master’s from Colorado State University in Education and Human Resource Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  I’ve been in school a lot and I highly recommend it – keep learning! 

I've been teaching and developing courses in ITAM for 18 years.  I’ve held many administrative jobs across the university as well, the latest being the Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.  I am also a Douglas Honors College faculty member.

My favorite thing about my job is to be able to meet students in 2, 3, 5, or 10 years after graduation to hear how happy they are at what they do and maybe, just maybe know I helped.   It's very selfish, but it is why I teach and advise students.
I love technology, thankfully since my career is based in the field.  I particularly love the people side of technology - how it helps humans be healthy, happy and live long prosperous lives. I have a special interest about the impact of technology on mental health wellness.

I also ponder a lot on how technology might lead to the end of humanity as we know it.  My interest in researching about “The Singularity” was inspired by teaching the topic in IT468 winter quarter, 2018.   Sometimes the students teach the teacher and that is really exciting!

I am an avid reader, I like to write poetry and am an artist of some sorts.  I am also the Co-founder of Intentioneers 2052 a new business whose mission is to co-create a peaceful 2052 through art, laughter, literature, science and the power of intention.


"I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens.” 
~Elon Musk creator of Paypal, Tesla and SpaceX and most likely the first colony on Mars.

 

“I heard you die twice, once when they bury you in the grave and the second time is the last time that somebody mentions your name, so when I leave here on this earth, did I take more than I gave? Did I look out for the people or did I do it all for fame?”
~Lyrics to Glorious by Macklemore

 

“It's kind of fun to do the impossible.” 
~Walt Disney

 

“No one is you and that is your power.” 
~Dave Grohl


Advice to Students

Never give up - you are never stuck!  Anything is possible, you just have to find that power deep inside you to make whatever you think is impossible, possible. 

And be nice to your professors - they like that!


Education

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies, Specialization in Educational Leadership and Higher Education

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Master of Education, Education and Human Resource Studies, Educational
Leadership and Marketing Education

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major: Marketing

Experience

Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research, October 2014 - September 2017

  • Created and organized the first articulation agreement at CWU Graduate Studies between a CWU Master’s program and a BAS program at North Seattle College
  • Created and led approval of new graduate certificate policy in conjunction with the
    Graduate Council, Faculty Senate, Provost Council and the President’s Cabinet
  • Created and implemented the Electronic Thesis Depository system in ScholarWorks in
    coordination with the CWU Brooks Library staff

Graduate Program Coordinator – Master of Science, Information Technology and
Administrative Management, March 2014 – October 2014

  • Supervised the inception of the MS-ITAM program for online and in-class cohorts
  • Marketed to and recruited 47 graduate students within nine months
  • Coordinated and scheduled graduate classes and faculty
  • Scheduled classes, advised potential students, reviewed student applications, and supervised the Program Assistant

Visiting Professor, Vysoká škola manažmentu (The School of Management), Trencin, Slovakia, September 2012 to March 2013

Director, Office of Undergraduate Research, August 2008 – June 2012

  • Supported and promoted undergraduate research and creative activities across all disciplines university-wide
  • Coordinated undergraduate research and travel fellowship grant process
  • Oversaw operational functions of the Symposium of Undergraduate Research and
  • Creative Expression - participation at Symposium increased from approximately 300
  • presenters to over 500 presenters
  • Co-created and implemented a grant proposal writing workshop for undergraduates
  • Created and taught UNIV295, Introduction to Undergraduate Research
  • Founding Editor of the Central Washington University Journal of Undergraduate
  • Research
  • Co-founding Editor of the Pacific Northwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and
  • Creative Activities

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS-ITAM) Program Director, August 2006 – June 2007

  • Supervised the inception of the BAS-ITAM program
  • Scheduled classes, recruited new students, advised students, created comprehensive marketing plan, reviewed student applications, and supervised adjuncts

Supplemental Instruction Coordinator, Academic Achievement Programs, September 2004 – December 2005

  • Coordinated supplemental instruction sessions – peer-led student study groups for the most challenging courses on campus
  • Identified and targeted courses that were best served by supplemental instruction.
  • Hired, trained and supervised ten student employees per quarter
  • Developed and maintained relationships with faculty members across disciplines seeking support for supplemental instruction within their classes
  • Maintained and managed program budget

Publications

Lupton, N.A, Alkire, T., Lupton, R., & Braunstein L. (2016). The What is the Role of Big Data
and Analytics in Graduate Marketing Education?: The Age of Analytics In Marketing
Educators’ Association Proceedings 2016 Annual Conference.

Alkire, T., Lupton, N.A. & Lupton, R. (2015). Every Student Counts: Using Customer
Relationship Management to Strengthen Student Retention. International Journal of
Business, Humanities and Technology, 5(4), p. 18-27.

Alkire, T., Lupton, N.A, & Lupton, R. (2015). From Death Spiral to Survival: Using Customer
Relationship Management to Strengthen Student Retention. In Marketing Educators’
Association Proceedings 2015 Annual Conference, Received Paper of the Year Award.

Wang, F., Mora, M., Raisinghani, M., Lupton, N.A., & Lupton, R. (2015). A Four-stage Evolution
Model of Business-IT Strategic Alignment: An Integrated Perspective, Western Decision
Sciences Institute Proceedings 2015 Annual Conference.

Wang, F., Lupton, N. A., Rawlinson, D., and Zhang, X. (2011). EBDMSS: A Web-based
Decision Making Support System for Strategic E-business Management. International
Journal of Decision Support System Technology (IJDSST), 2(4), 50-68.

Lupton, N. A. (2010). Using “Business Intelligence” to Support Undergraduate Research, CUR
Quarterly, 30(4), p. 14.

Contributing Author:
Lupton, N. A. (2005). Raising Friends While Raising Funds, Women in Higher Education, (Ed.
M. D. Wenniger) 14(1), p. 34.

Book Contributions:
Lupton, N. A. and Cohen, K. (2011). Utilizing a Comprehensive Marketing Plan for the
Advancement of an Undergraduate Research Symposium in Public Relations, Marketing
and Fund-Raising Undergraduate Research Best Practices, CUR.

Journal/Proceedings Editor:
Editor (Co-founding), (2010) Pacific Northwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and
Creative Activities

Lupton, N. A. and Arango, C., (2010). Central Washington University, The Symposium on
University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE), Proceedings

Lupton, N. A. and Arango, C., (2009). Central Washington University, The Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE), Proceedings

Journal/Proceedings Editorial Reviewer:

  • Reviewer, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
  • Reviewer, NASPA Annual Conference, 2009
  • Reviewer, Marketing Educators’ Association, Conference Proceedings, 2008

Book Reviewer:

  • Gitman and McDaniel: The Future of Business – The Essentials. Cengage Learning. September, 2010
  • Cox, Shook, Jensen and Halliburton: Retail Math Workbook – Pearson Education, March 2010
  • Ferrell, Hirt and Ferrell: Business: A Changing World, 7th Edition. McGraw Hill. November 2009
  • Clark and Clark: HOW 12: A Handbook for Office Professionals, 2009

Institutional Reports/Proposals:

  • CWU President’s Innovation Fund MS-ITAM Proposal (Winter 2014). Research and proposed new MS-ITAM graduate program, subsequently approved
  • CWU Washington State STEM Funds. (Fall 2013). Researched and proposed STEM program incentives for new and current ITAM students, subsequently awarded $30,000
  • Online Learning Faculty Survey Analysis Report. (October 2009). Presented to the Office of Continuing Education
  • Vision Analysis Preliminary Findings Report (October 2009). Presented to the Office of the President BAS-ITAM Marketing Plan (2007-08). Presented to the Office of the Associate Provost
  • BAS-ITAM Marketing Plan (2007-08). Presented to the Office of the Associate Provost

Presentations

Bonner, J. & Lupton, N.A. (2016) Subject Matter Learning Models: Impact of Learning Sequence in Technical Courses on Student Learning. Edulearn16.

Lupton, N.A, Alkire, T., Lupton, R., & Braunstein L. (2016). What is the Role of Big Data and
Analytics in Graduate Marketing Education?: The Age of Analytics. Marketing Educators’
Association Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.

Alkire, T., Lupton, N.A, & Lupton, R. (2015, April). From Death Spiral to Survival: Using
Customer Relationship Management to Strengthen Student Retention. Marketing
Educators’ Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Portolese Dias, L., Lupton, R. & Lupton, N.A. (2015, April). Developing a Retail Management
and Technology Competency-based Program: Rethinking Education with a Flexible,
Personalized, All-You-Can-Eat Model. Marketing Educators' Association Conference.
Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wang, F., Mora, M., Raisinghani, M., Lupton, N.A., & Lupton, R. (2015, March). A Four-stage
Evolution Model of Business-IT Strategic Alignment: An Integrated Perspective, Western
Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Maui, Hawaii.

Lupton, N. A. and Cohen, K., (2014, November). Using Mobile Learning in an International and
Experiential Environment. STEMTech, Denver, Colorado.

Portolese Dias, L., Lupton, N. A. and Lupton, R., and (2014, October). Competency Based
Online Education and Lesson Learned: Our First Year Swimming in the Deep End.
Sloan-C. Orlando, Florida.

Lupton, N. A. and Watkins, S. (2014, October). The Design, Marketing and Implementation of a New Online Master's Degree Program. Sloan-C. Orlando, Florida.

Butler, J.J. and Lupton, N. A. (2012, June). Rethinking Undergraduate Publication: The Pacific
Northwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. CUR National
Conference, Jersey City, New Jersey.

Lupton, N. A. and Lupton, A. A. (2011, November). The Impact of the Consumer Decision
Making Process on Virtual K-12 Recruitment and Retention. 17th Annual Sloan
Consortium International Conference on Online Learning, Orlando, Florida.

Stehle, L., Lupton, R., Braunstein, L., Lupton, N. A. and Rawlinson, D. (2011, April). Sell
Benefits, Increase Brand Awareness, and Sleep Better: Offer an Online Degree. Marketing Educators' Association. Long Beach, California.

Lupton, N. A. and Lupton, R. A. (2010, October). The Next Wave of Technology Education:
Mobile Application Development, STEMTech, Orlando, Florida.

Lupton, N. A. (2010, June). Exploring The Freshmen’s Potential to Learn About and Conduct
Research: The Dichotomy of Perceptions and Ways to Approach Them. CUR National
Conference, Ogden, Utah.

Lupton, N. A. (2010, June). Where do we belong? Examining the Inconsistent Administration of Undergraduate Research Across Postsecondary Institutions. CUR National Conference,
Ogden, Utah.

Bernadas C., Lupton, N. A, and Braunstein, L. (2010, April). Fostering Interactivity as a Way to
Better Teach Customer Relationship Management Online. Marketing Educators'
Association Conference, Seattle, Washington.

Lupton, R. A., Rawlinson, D., Lupton, N. A., Wahle, C., Braunstein, L. and Watkins, S. (2010,
April). Welcome to the Future: The Use of iPhone Apps in Marketing Courses. Marketing
Educators' Association Conference, Seattle, Washington.

Lupton, R. A., Rawlinson, D., Lupton, N. A., Price, L. and Watkins, S. (2009, April). Do You
Really Think Your Online Course Serves the Students Like Your Traditional Course?
Assessment of Marketing and Management Web-Based Courses. Marketing Educators'
Association Conference, Long Beach, California.

Lupton, N. A. and Hoover, R. (2008, November). Interpersonal Development of Adult Online
Learners Who Have Had No Face-To-Face Contact with Peers or Faculty. Association
for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida.

Lupton, N. A. Braunstein, L. and Watkins, S. (2008, November). Evaluating Gaps in Student
Services for Traditional, Commuter and Online Students. NASPA Western Regional
Conference, Long Beach, California.

Lupton, N. A. and Hoover, R. (2007, November). Discovering the Interpersonal Development
Process of Adult Online Learners Who Have Had No Face-to-Face Contact with Peers
or Faculty. Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Louisville,
Kentucky.

Lupton, N. A. (2006, November). Podcasting: A Faculty Member’s Adventure into the
Downloading Dimension! Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications
Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Lupton, N. A. (2006, September). Psychosocial Development Experiences of Adult Learners
Enrolled in an Online Undergraduate Degree Program. Association of Internet
Researchers Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Lupton, N. A. and Madigan, M. (2004, November). The Spaces Between Courses: Using
Weblogs to Build E-Communities. Western Cooperative for Educational
Telecommunications Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Lupton, N. A. (2004, September). Will You Come to Lunch Next Tuesday? Introducing Ruth
Harrington. 18th Annual Women in Educational Leadership Conference, Lincoln,
Nebraska.

Lupton, N. A., Madigan, M. and Graves, D. (2004, April). Using Weblogs to Build ECommunities, Student Research Conference, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Lupton, N. A. and Lupton, R. A. (2004, April). Critical Issues of Online Learning Facing
Marketing Administrators, Marketing Educators' Association Conference, Las Vegas,
Nevada.

Lupton, N. A. and Lupton, R. A. (2003, April). Reality Check: Five Technologies Marketing
Educators Need to Understand, Marketing Educators' Association Conference,
Scottsdale, Arizona.

Lupton, N. A. and Lupton, R. A. (2001, October). Integration Web-based Curriculum: Where do
you fit? Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications, Coeur d'Alene,
Idaho.

Lupton, N. A. and Lupton, R. A. (2001, April). The Role of a Change Agent in the Adoption
Process of Service Learning as an Education Innovation for Marketing Educators.
Marketing Educators' Association Conference, San Diego, California.

Professional Affiliations

  • National Center for Women in Technology, Member, September 2010 - present
  • Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR), Member, July 2008-2012
  • Council of Undergraduate Research – Institutional Liaison – October 2008- 2012
  • Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), Member, August 2007-2009
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), member 2007 - 2009
  • Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR), member 2006
  • Marketing Educators’ Association (MEA), member 2001 – 2004; 2007, 2009
  • Women in Higher Education (WHE), member 2004 – 2005
  • Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET), member 2001, 2004, 2006

 

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