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Information Technology and Administrative Management

College of Education and Professional Studies

Robert Trumpy, Associate Professor

Office: SAM 206N
Phone: 509.963.1876

I've been lucky enough to have over 23 years of leadership and administrative experiences running healthcare organizations, and operating a consulting business. My doctorate is in educational leadership/higher education administration, so I do my best to keep my classes and curriculum updated, fun, and applicable. Plus, every class will have a times agenda outlining the topics, activities, and concepts to be covered.

We'll learn via role-plays, tell stories, break-up into teams, analyze organizations and leaders, and generally apply concepts to the real-world. Most importantly, when a cell-phone goes off, or I bust someone texting, I get a 16 oz., non-fat mint-mocha latte out of the deal.

Students are a pleasure to be around. I love the interactions, the kidding me about the Green Bay Packers and Apple products, and  the honesty and bravery they show when exploring and understanding their identities, strengths, and weaknesses. I also appreciate their willingness to listen and tolerate the "old-school" music I play before class starts.


"No good deed ever goes unpunished. Sometimes doing what comes natural is a bad choice in leadership."


Advice to Students

When you don't quite understand something - ask.
Practice your APA writing skills.


  • Ed.D., Seattle University
  • M.A., St. Mary’s University-Minnesota
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • ADMG 201 - Introduction to Business
  • ADMG 372 - Leadership and Supervision
  • ADMG 385 - Business Communication and Report Writing
  • ADMG 471 - Leading Change


  • Trumpy, R., & Portolese Dias, L. (2015). The Impact of perceived instructor engagement
    on student performance in online courses. D. Brown McCabe, & G. Black (Eds.).
    Proceedings of the Annual Marketing Educators’ Association Conference.
    April 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Portolese Dias, L., & Trumpy, R. (2014). Online instructor’s use of audio feedback to  increase social presence and student satisfaction. Journal of Educators Online,  vol. 11, no. 2 (May 2014, Special Edition).
  • Trumpy, R., & Portolese Dias, L. (2013). Instructor feedback and the online student:  Measuring satisfaction. D. Brown McCabe, & G. Black (Eds.). Proceedings of the  Annual Marketing Educators’ Association Conference. April 2013, Portland, OR.
  • Rawlinson, D., & Trumpy, R. (2013). The self- and peer assessment assignment:  Does it increase student engagement in online classes? D. Brown McCabe, & G.  Black (Eds.). Proceedings of the Annual Marketing Educators’ Association  Conference. April 2013, Portland, OR.
  • Takei, H., Trumpy, R., Wang, F., Claar, C. (2011). A Hybrid Model: Results using introductory level marketing courses. In Petkus, E. & Cadwallader, S. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Annual Marketing Educators’ Association Conference (pp. 36-39). April 2011, San Diego, CA
  • Trumpy, R. (2008). "The Impact of an Academic Recovery Program on Underperforming First-Year College Students' Retention, Grade Point Average, and Credits Earned." Retention Success (March, 2008).
  • Trumpy, R., Johnson, J., & Gelatt, C. (2006). The Impact of an Academic Recovery Program on Underperforming First-Year College Students’ Retention, G.P.A., and Credits Earned. Research and academic recovery model were presented at the NASPA International Assessment and Retention Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Trumpy, R. (2001). New Strategies, Perspectives, and Enforcement of Underage Drinking on Campus. International Association of College Law Enforcement Agencies, Spring Conference, Eugene, OR.
  • Trumpy, R. (2000). The Reduction of High-Risk Alcohol Consumption May be More Effective than Supporting Responsible Drinking for Reduction of Alcohol Problems on Campus. State of Washington Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Fall Prevention Conference, Yakima, WA.
  • Trumpy, R. (1999). Using a Risk-Reduction Model for Impacting on College Students’ Quantity and Frequency Choices with Alcohol. Pacific Northwest Spring 1999 Conference on Collegiate Wellness, Ellensburg, WA.

Professional Licenses, Certifications and Training

LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing

LMHC - Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Washington Department of Health

Strong Interest Inventory Interpretation

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Interpretation

NIMS-National Incident Management System

CISM-Crisis Incident Stress Management

Prime for Life-Talking About Alcohol: Training of Trainers

Dependable Strengths Career Assessment


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