Dr. Earlene Washburn

Name: Dr. Earlene Washburn

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 918-343-7734

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Business

Office: Herrington Hall, Room 155

Earlene WashburnMy teaching philosophy is Social Constructivism, which emphasizes the collaborative nature of learning with social interactions from each other, and was developed by post-revolutionary Soviet psychologist Lev Vygotsky.

Learners are integrated into a knowledge community and facilitated by the faculty for the purpose of the ultimate comprehension of the course objectives.

I believe that students learn best in a collaborative group environment with tactile experiences and exchanging scholastic content from the words/voice of their peers.


  • 2012 Ph.D Oklahoma State University-Graduated with Honors
  • Occupational and Workforce Development with emphasis in Human Resources and technology
  • Webster University 21 hours toward a Master’s degree in Human Resources
  • 2005 Oklahoma State University Summer Writing Institute
  • 1989 to 1994 Oklahoma State University – Master’s Degree OAED
  • 1988 Rogers State University-24 hours of Paralegal Courses
  • 1983 to 1988 Tulsa Junior College-Credit and Collection Courses
  • 1979 to 1981 Northeastern State University-Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education
  • Rogers State University-Associates in Bus-Cum Laude, Presidential Scholar

Continuing Education

  • Quality Matters-Peer Review Certification
  • Quality Matters-APPQMR Facilitator
  • Quality Matters-Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)
  • UAFS Mandatory Reporter Training-Reporting Child Abuse
  • No Tolerance Harassment Policy-Ivy Tech
  • Blackboard Online Training/Certification
  • FINRA Regulatory Continuing Education
  • Ethical Standards for Producers
  • Fixed Income-Rising Interest Rates
  • Qualified Retirement Plan Rollovers
  • Section 529 Educational IRAs
  • Anti-Money Laundering: Review, Everyday Scenarios, and Enforcement Cases
  • Google Fest, Technology Training Tulsa, OK
  • FINRA Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Regulatory
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Online
  • TOPS Training (Teaching Online Pedagogy and Standards’ Course) Online
  • Grand Canyon University, Dissertation Chair Training Online


  • Oklahoma State University Graduate Adjunct Faculty, Master’s Degree Course
  • CIED 5813 Advocacy and Leadership, Master’s Degree Course
  • EDLE 5353 Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners, Master’s Degree Course
  • OCED 5010 Theories, Master’s Degree Course
  • University of Arkansas Fort Smith-Assistant Professor Org. Leadership
    • Campus Committee: National Society of Leadership and Success-Sponsor 714 members
    • Technology Systems and Information (TSI)
    • Faculty Awards Committee
    • American Democracy Program-Co Sponsor
    • UAFS Leadership Academy
    • CALO University Accreditation
    • Adopt a Professor-Community partnership with Ft. Smith Public Schools
    • 360 Encore-Promoted the Arts within the campus and community                        


  • ATHE Conference: Association of Theatre in Higher Education, 2015 Panel Discussion University Service Learning for Promoting the Arts on Campus, Dr. Earlene Washburn, Dr. Dr. Pablo Guerra-Monje, Dr. Dale Edwards, and Dr. Amanda Nelson (July 30 to August 1, 2015) Ontario, Canada.
  • University of Arkansas Fort Smith 2015 UAFS Research Symposium, The Effects of Self-Efficacy on Student Success. UAFS 2015. Washburn, Jason Huffmaster, Zachary Grant, Esther Hope, Corey Waldrep (April 18, 2015).
  • University of Arkansas Fort Smith 2015 UAFS Research Symposium, Gap Year Used as an Academic Tool for University Scholastic Success. UAFS 2015 Spring Research Symposium. Washburn, Hayden Phillips, Lachelle Rolandelli, Macy Hamon, and Shay Boyd (April 18, 2015).
  • University of Arkansas Fort Smith 2014 UAFS Research Symposium, Concerns for Students Academic Degree Changes Influenced by Self-Efficacy, UAFS 2014 Spring Research Symposium. Washburn, E., Bean, A., Braham, B., Castro, A., Garcia, M., Hood, T., Kappes, R., Krepps, L., McKellip, D., Millican, R., Taylor, C., Thomas, A., Zepp, A. (2014).
  • ProQuest, Korean Students’ Online Learning Preferences and Issues: Cultural Sensitivity for Western    Course Designers, Washburn (April, 2012).
  • Scholar-Practitioner, Predictions for the Future of American Public Education: Voices from
  • Classrooms and Communities, Ausburn, Ellis, Washburn, (December, 2010)
  • Journal of Industrial Teacher Education (JITE), 46(3),51-89.
  • A Cross-case analysis of gender issues in desktop virtual reality learning environments
  • Ausburn, Martens, Washington, Steele, Washburn, (January, 2010)
  • OATE Journal: Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators
  • Technical issues: Affordable technology and the ability to utilize this advanced equipment in the classroom to teach individuals, Gary Dotterer, Earlene Washburn (Fall, 2009)
  • The Journal of Learning in Higher Education
  • http://jwpress.com/JLHE/JLHE.htm
  • A comparison of learning outcomes in business communications courses taught on-campus, on-line, and by compressed video, Jagel, Tollison Washburn, (2005)

Professional Presentations

  • University Service Learning for Promoting the Arts on Campus, 2015 ATHE Conference. Panel Discussion
  • Association of Theatre in Higher Education, Dr. Earlene Washburn, Dr. Dr. Pablo Guerra-Monje, Dr. Dale Edwards, and Dr. Amanda Nelson (July 30 to August 1, 2015)
  • Concerns for Students Academic Degree Changes Influenced by Self-Efficacy, 2014 University of Arkansas Fort Smith 2014 Research Symposium, (April 18, 2014)
  • Benefits of Virtual Reality in Education, University of Arkansas Fort Smith CETL Faculty Leadership Presentation, (2014)
  • Accessibility Compliance for Impaired: Requests from Educational and Government Institutions, Omicron Tau Theta -Equal 2010 Research Symposium Tulsa, OK, Gary Dotterer, Earlene Washburn, (April 17, 2010)
  • Developing and Maintaining a Programmatic Faculty/Student Research Team, Academy of Career and Technical Education Researchers- in CTE Graduate Programs Symposium Nashville, TN, Dr. Floyd Ausburn, Dr. Lynna Ausburn, Dr. Williams, Captain Paul Kroutter, G. Dotterer, D. Steele, E. Washburn,    (November, 2009)
  • The “Devil is in the Details” When Delivering Technology Courses via Web-Based Distant Education ATMAE-The Academy of Technology, Math, and Applied Engineering, Louisville, KY, Nichols, Steele, Washburn, (November, 2009)
  • United States Pedagogical Efficiencies in Comparison to South Korea, Omicron Tau Theta- Tulsa, OK (April, 2009)
  • Gender Issues in Desktop Virtual Reality: Considerations for Teaching and Learning, Hawaii International Conference on Education. (January, 2009)
  • Gender Issues in Desktop Virtual Reality Learning Environments, December, 2008. AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas-Washington
  • Gender Issues in Desktop Virtual Reality: Considerations for Teaching and Learning, Association for Career and Technical Educational Research, Charlotte, North Carolina. October, 2008
  • Career and Technology Education Considerations for Gender Differences with Desktop Virtual Reality, Rocky Mountain Educational Research Conference (2008)
  • Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning. Northeastern State University-April 10 & 11th. 2008, Dotterer, Washburn, Mahan, and Steele
  • Nanotechnology: A Pedagogical Efficiency. Omicron Tau Theta’s 2008 Research Symposium April 12, 2008
  • Audio, Visual, and Haptic Learners, Oklahoma Academic Career & Technical Educators (OACTE) Meridian Career Tech Center-Stillwater, Oklahoma, August, 2007
  • A Comparison of Learning Outcomes in Business Communications Courses Taught On-Campus, On-Line, and by Compressed. Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference
  • Northeastern State University- Video, Jagel, Washburn, Tollison (2005)

Community Service

  • Oklahoma Baptist University Board of Directors Served 4 yrs.
  • SheBrews Coffee House Board of Directors (A Second Chance Program)
  • Stand in the Gap Ministries-Mentorship of a lady in recovery
  • Rogers County Drug and Alcohol Board of Directors-Secretary
  • Claremore Reveille Rotary-Assistant Governor

Accredited Classes Taught

  • Organizational Ethics: Online
  • Nonprofit Organizations: Classroom
  • Human Resources Management: Classroom, Web Enhanced
  • Transformational Leadership: Online, Classroom, Hybrid
  • Dimensions of Organizational Leadership (capstone): Classroom
  • Engineering Economics in the Workplace: Classroom, Distance Learning
  • Ethics: Online, Classroom, Hybrid
  • Logistics: Online
  • Leadership Academy: Classroom
  • Foundations of Organizational Leadership: Online, Classroom, Hybrid
  • Professional Communications: Online, Classroom, Hybrid
  • Computer Applications for the Knowledgeable Worker: Classroom, Hybrid, Online          
  • Electronic Dictation, Electronic Office Application: Online, Web Enhanced
  • Integrated Office Procedures: Online, Classroom
  • Computer Applications-Microsoft Office Software: Online, Classroom
  • BUSN 265, Labor Relations-Ivy Tech: Online
  • Advised students for course/career selections 100+ students per semester
  • IVY Tech Community College School of Business- BUSN 265, Labor Relations  Online

Stellar Consulting Services

  • Business, Educational, and Industry Consulting and Assessment
  • Training and Educational Development
  • Constructed Online Courses-Moodle Course Management System,
  • Blackboard, D2L, Ed to go
  • Marketing, Public Relations, Payroll, Accts. Payable, Taxes Payable, Qtly. Reporting
  • Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits, 401k, 403b, 501c, 507,
  • Workforce Oklahoma Educational Services
  • Sales and Service Assessment
  • Community Training, Seminars, and Development

Earlene Washburn Insurance and Financial Services

  • Personal Retirement Planner, Registered Representative, Insurance Agent
  • Marketing, Operations Manager, Planning, Customer Service, Claims Service
  • Public Relations, Networking, Management
  • Management
  • Prepared and reported to the IRS monthly, quarterly, and annual taxes
  • Processed monthly accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll
  • Managed, trained, motivated, hired, and fired personnel
  • Facilitated decision-making and problem-solving solutions
  • Promoted sales through mass mailings, cold calling, personal contacts, public seminars, public speaking, volunteering, community involvement, networking, and appointments
  • Member FINRA/SIPC Asset Mgmt. & Investments-Retirement Planning
  • FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
  • SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corporation)
  • Oklahoma Licensed Insurance Agent
  • Marketed Products via e-commerce, multi-media, group presentations, seminars, classroom, in person, online, magazines, newspapers, specialty groups, and referrals,
  • Networked with entrepreneurs, local business owners, CEO’s and managers of businesses to solicit sales of employee benefits and retirement plans
  • Developed professional relationships with business owners, manufacturers, communities, and economic networking within Northeast Oklahoma
  • Demonstrated the ability to communicate clearly, learn various industries rapidly and in-depth, and represented the products with professionalism
  • Promoted correspondence via community blogs, mass mailing, telemarketing, seminars, group presentations, emails, formal letters, web-sites, e-commerce, and advertisements
  • Sold and Serviced all lines of financial services including employee benefits, employee retirement plans, 401k, 403b, SEP, IRA, Roth, SERP, Mutual Funds, 529 College Education plans, Simplified IRA, Variable Annuities, Variable Life, life insurance and all lines of property, casualty, and life insurance.
  • Public involvement – served on Board of Directors, Public School Foundations, University and Technical Schools’ Advisory Boards, Church Sunday School classes, Public School Advisory Boards, Special Olympics, and numerous clubs and organizations. Leadership included successful completion of the community events, including a very successful second chance program and Will Rogers Day parade.
  • Seminars and Training-Conducted numerous seminars and training as a professional independently employed business person, as a consultant. Facilitated annual credit and collections training conferences as the credit manager of a large Baker Hughes company
  • Monitored compliances of government and NASD Requirements-Conducted the maintenance of securities 6 and 63 within the NASD (National Association of Stock Dealers) & government compliance of sales and services of investments as dictated by NASD

Northeast Technology Center, Claremore, OK

  • Taught Workforce Oklahoma Technical Training and Development classes for displaced workers from a local manufacturing plant in order to reenter the workforce
  • Administrative Assistant-Executive Secretary soft skills and Microsoft Technologies                     

Tulsa Community College Continuing Education

  • Negotiations: Taught business and practical applications of negotiating
  • Access: Taught Access Database to business and industry leaders
  • Business Writing: Taught skillful techniques of daily business communicating
  • Microsoft Word: Demonstrated effective and unique applications of technology
  • PowerPoint: Facilitated professional and creative processes of PowerPoint
  • Excel: Promoted Competency Based Learning
  • Accredited Courses
    • Small Business Management: Classroom
    • General Business: Classroom

Rogers State University
Instructor of Business and Technology

  • Taught courses via classroom, online, and, telecommunicated (broadcasted interactive lecture courses to multiple locations)
  • Wrote multiple online courses, including establishing online curriculum, communication, demonstrations, and testing
  • Grant-Successfully wrote, and received grant to build online curriculum
  • Advised students for enrollment
  • SIFE Club Co-Sponsored-Promoted student competition in academic business skills
  • Facilitate student andragogy via community involvement and practical application of internships and community fund raisers, Sponsored students in Multi District competition

Mutual of Omaha Sales

  • Promoted, marketed, and sold employee benefits and retirement plans including; life insurance, long-term-care, Medicare Supplements, Disability Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Life Insurance, and Health
  • Honor: Top Sales Associate March, 2007

WSH, Inc.     

  • Formed a non-profit organization through the State of Oklahoma for the purpose of providing financial assistance to the less fortunate that would not qualify for public assistance.
  • Wrote by-laws and completed the State of Oklahoma application process, including Federal ID
  • Managed a bank account with deposits, payables, and reconciled balances
  • Conducted meetings, including minutes, agendas, and communications
  • Delivered financial assistance after proving the need and monitoring success

Truth & Consequences
Executive Director of  A Victim’s Impact Panel

  • Formed a non-profit organization through the State of Oklahoma
  • Wrote By-laws, obtained state certification, conducted Board of Directors meetings, schedule monthly meetings, informed all county attorneys, probation officers, judges, deputies, drug and alcohol prevention boards, collect receipts, process payables, and facilitated monthly meetings, including VIP monthly meetings in the court room of the public jail and school seminars. The clients were referred to this program via Judges, Attorneys, Juvenile Services, Drug & Alcohol prevention programs,

Sequoyah Public Schools Foundation

  • Formed a non-profit foundation through the State of Oklahoma
  • Proposed by-laws, obtained state approval, conducted monthly meetings, performed fund raisers, communicated customer appreciations, completed client solicitation appointments, cold calling soliciting fund, fund raisers, and in kind contributions.
  • Facilitated events and lead a board of directors to build a $150,000 endowment for the school.

Baker Hughes-Centrilift
Started as a Credit Clerk and ended as Credit Manager

  • International Finance, Conducted annual Credit & Collection seminars, managed 2.5 M receivables
  • Customer Service-trained, managed, hired, promoted and dismissed employees
  • Managed; accounts receivables, employees, collections, credit claims, networking, and communications. Resolved collection problems and provided training & development
  • Facilitated an annual company-wide training seminar for credit and collections

Clubs & Organizations

  • National Society of Leadership and Success-UAFS Sponsor
  • The largest organization and fastest growing on campus- with over 700 members in just 3 semesters
  • She Brews Coffee House Board of Director and Secretary-A Second Chance Program
  • Omicron Tau Theta National Honorary Professional Graduate Society in Career & Technical Education-Parliamentarian, Secretary, and President
  • Tulsa Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Rogers State Alumni Association Board of Director
  • SIFE Club Co-Sponsor Rogers State University
  • Claremore Reveille Rotary
  • Assistant District Governor 2006 to 2009
  • Former President, Vice Pres. Claremore Reveille Rotary
  • Board Member for 8 years, Program Chair, Newsletter Chairperson
  • Award-First Female Rotary President in Rogers County
  • Paul Harris Fellow 2004 Outstanding Member 2003
  • Outstanding Club Service Award 2005
  • Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Member of Tulsa Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Habitat for Humanity-Publicity Chairman
  • Sequoyah Public Schools Foundation
  • President, Vice President, Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Rogers State University Presidential Scholar

Professional Leadership Activities

  • Promoting the UAFS Arts through the curriculum of LEAD 4403 Nonprofit Organizations-
  • While teaching the business operations of a nonprofit organization, the students were actively engaged in promoting the UAFS Arts and performances throughout the campus and community.
  • Sponsored National Society of Leadership and Success –Over 700 members in 3 semester
  • The largest UAFS Student Campus Organization and the fastest growing
  • Please see additional leadership activity at http://www.uafs.edu/news/4400
  • Adopt A Professor: Adopted a Fort Smith Public School classroom to teach organizational leadership in 32 classes with 25-30 students in each class.

Peer Reviews

  • Sunyoung Park (11/1/2014). AHRD 2015 International Track Manuscript Reviews, The International: Global & Cross Cultural Issues Track,
  • Carsten Schmidtke (3/24/2014). Book Chapter Review-Workforce Education for American Indians Trends and Issues, University of Arkansas.
  • Sunyoung Park (Oct., 2013). Association of Career & Technical Education Researchers- International Conference Peer-reviewed scholastic research papers for acceptance,


  • Jam-Jenzabar Conference (June, 2016) Premiere technologies for online engagements.
  • Association of Theatre in Higher Education, (ATHE) 2015 Panel Discussion University Service Learning for Promoting the Arts on Campus, Dr. Earlene Washburn, Dr. Dr. Pablo Guerra-Monje, Dr. Dale Edwards, and Dr. Amanda Nelson (July 30 to August 1, 2015) Ontario, Canada.
  • Association for Career and Technical Education, (ACTE) Career Tech VISION, 2013 Las Vegas, Dr. Sunyoung Park  Room Facilitator
  • National Association of Agricultural Educators: 2013 NAAE Convention, Las Vegas, Dec. 3-7, 2013  
  • UAFS 2015 Research Symposium – Facilitated a class of students through a complete research project including; selecting a research topic by critical thinking, brain storming, problem-solving, and proposing a solution. Students collected data by facilitating a research instrument, synthesized the data, wrote the paper, and presented the results. The Professional Communications class presented three different papers and research at the 2015 conference.
  • UAFS 2014 Research Symposium – Facilitated a class of students through a complete research project including; selecting a research topic by critical thinking, brain storming, problem-solving, and proposing a solution. Students collected data by facilitating a research instrument, synthesized the data, wrote the paper, and presented the results. The Professional Communications class won the 2014 UAFS Research Symposium.
  • Managing a Second Chance recovery educational program to successfully integrate formerly incarcerated women back into society, assist with reuniting with their children, and prevent recidivism. This program also trains ladies for workforce employment and potentially a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Academy of Career & Technical Education Researchers- International Conference Oct., 2013 Peer-reviewed scholastic research papers for acceptance into conference presentations
  • Educational Leadership Advocating at State of Oklahoma Capitol with students, attending Leadership and Advocacy graduate class at Oklahoma State University. 2014
  • Presented Oklahoma Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Janet Barresi as guest speaker to an Educational Leadership forum at Oklahoma State University. Spring, 2014 and summer, 2014
  • Presented Oklahoma Senator Rick Brinkley as guest speaker to OSU Advocacy and Leadership graduate class. Summer, 2014
  • Presented Linda Miller, Collections Agent for U. S. Attorney General’s office, Fort Smith as a guest speaker for UAFS ethics class.
  • Google Fest-Attended June 23, 2015 Conference on Recommendations for Teaching Tools


  • Oklahoma State University Ph.D. Occupational, Industrial and Technical Education w. Human Resources & Technology emphasis
  • Master’s Degree in Occupational and Adult Education in Human Resources, OSU
  • Webster University 21 hours toward a HRD Master’s Degree
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Member-Registered Representative
  • (Securities 6 & 63)
  • Oklahoma Insurance License in Property, Casualty, Life & Health December,
  • Oklahoma, State Teaching Certificate
  • Quality Matters-Peer Review Certification
  • Quality Matters-APPQMR Facilitator
  • Quality Matters-Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)

Community Service

  • She Brews. Inc. Secretary- Leadership that promotes the success of formerly incarcerated women to help return them to successful employment, regain custody of their children, obtain a driver’s license, and prevent recidivism- A Second Chance Program
  • Stand in the Gap Ministries for the mentorship of recovering felons
  • Oklahoma Baptist University Board of Trustee, Education Committee
  • Rogers County Drug & Alcohol Board of Directors, Secretary
  • RSU Alumni Board of Directors
  • First Baptist Church choir and 4rd Grade Sunday School Teacher
  • Youth At Heart Board of Director -Shaping the lives of inner city youth
  • Claremore Reveille Rotary Board of Directors, Assistant District Governor
  • WSH, Inc. Board of Directors-Philanthropy
  • Safenet Services (Domestic Abuse Shelter) Festival of the Trees, Garden Tour, and Rocklahoma
  • RSU SIFE Club-Community Projects
  • Will Rogers Day Parade-Planned, marketed, and facilitated with the help of Rotarians
  • John 3-16 Mission-Christmas donations food, clothes, socks, coats, etc.
  • Sequoyah Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors & officers
  • Northeast Area Vo-Technical School Advisory Board


  • Oklahoma Baptist University – Honorary Bachelor’s Degree for service performed as Trustee.
  • University of Arkansas Fort Smith 2014 Research Symposium Award Winner
  • Lori Norin Faculty Appreciation Award Nominee-University of Arkansas Fort Smith
    Recognized for the role in helping students achieve their educational goals and future success
  • Multiple Rotary International Awards (2000 to 2012) Outstanding Service Award, etc.
  • Ausburn Research Award for Outstanding Research and Conference Presentations
  • Omicron Tau Theta Symposium Research & Presentation Award
  • William Wiggins OSU scholarship Award
  • Ray Brown OSU Scholarship Award
  • Presidential Scholarship Rogers State University