Phillip D. Vardiman, Ph. D., Sphr associate Professor of Management



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Phillip D. Vardiman, Ph.D., SPHR

Associate Professor of Management

Abilene Christian University

College of Business Administration

Department of Management Sciences

ACU Box 29327

Abilene, TX 79699-9327



phil.vardiman@coba.acu.edu

Office: (325) 674-2153



EDUCATION

December 2001 Doctor of Philosophy

Ed. Human Resource Development

Concentration: Leadership Development

Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas


December 1992 Masters of Business Administration

Business


University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Belton, Texas


August 1976 Bachelor of Science

Education

Abilene Christian University

Abilene, Texas


June 2003 Symposium for Entrepreneurial Educators (SEE)

Babson College, College of Business Administration

Wellesley, Massachusetts
May 1999 Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR)

Human Resources Certification Institute

Society for Human Resource Management

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
August 2002 – Present Abilene Christian University

Abilene, TX

College of Business Administration

Department of Management Sciences

Associate Professor of Management
August 2001 – July 2002 Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

College of Heath Professions

Department of Health Services Research

Healthcare Human Resources graduate program

Assistant Professor of Health Services Research



TEACHING INTERESTS
Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Production & Process Management, Leadership and Organizational Development.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate and graduate level courses at Texas State University and Abilene Christian University:




  • Entrepreneurship

  • Human Resource Management (undergraduate and graduate level)

  • HR Recruitment and Selection

  • Introduction to Management & Technology

  • Compensation and Benefits – (undergraduate and graduate level)

  • Human Resource Metrics – graduate level

  • Safety and Health – graduate level

  • Production and Process Management

  • Organizational Design and Change

  • Introduction to Technology - Healthcare

  • Training and HR Development – graduate level

  • International Business – Study Abroad

  • Principles of Management


INTERNATIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE


  • ACU in Oxford (June 2007): Served as one of two Faculty-in-Residences for 38 students. Taught courses in Production & Process Management and International Business. Provided mentoring and teaching support for student led project with local England based company – Oxfam International. Project involved assessing and developing a process to introduce new technology within their existing retail outlets to better serve their customers and facilitate improve communication within the organization.


RESEARCH INTERESTS


  • IT and Academia Collaborative Partnerships

  • Organizational Leadership – individual selection and growth opportunities

  • Organizational Development (OD)

  • Human Resource Management – all areas

  • Performance Appraisal and Assessment

  • Entrepreneurship – small business development and growth

  • New Business Ventures – Funding and Support


PUBLICATIONS

IN REFEREED JOURNALS

Mhlanga, F.S., Vardiman, P.D., Reames, S. (2010). “Towards an Abstract Model for Academia and Information Technology Sector Collaborative Partnerships: Responding to the West Texas Coalition for Innovation and Commercialization” Initiative.” The Journal of Information Systems Applied Research (JISAR), Volume 3, Issue Number 5.


Vardiman, P., Pope, D., (2007).

“Up a Creek in Bottled Water- Sibon Beverage Company,” Annual Advances in Business Cases.


Vardiman, P., Houghton, J.D., Jinkerson, D.L. (2006). “Environmental Leadership Development: Toward a Contextual Model of Leader Selection and Effectiveness,” Leadership and Organisation Development Journal. 27, 93-105.


PAPERS PRESENTED AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES

Mhlanga, F.S., Vardiman, P.D., Reames, S. (2010). “Towards an Abstract Model for Academia and Information Technology Sector Collaborative Partnerships: Responding to the West Texas Coalition for Innovation and Commercialization” Initiative.” Paper presented at the CONISAR conference in Washington DC, November 2009. Note: this paper was recognized for the “Meritorious Paper” award category.


Mhlanga, F.S. & Vardiman, P.D. “Towards a Sustainable Development of the IT Sector in Abilene: Responding to The “Re-Invent Abilene Initiative.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Advancement of Management in Las Vegas, NV April 2009
Wright, D., Jinkerson, D.J., Vardiman, P.D. “Consulting, A Way to Carry Christian Principles into the Workplace.” Paper presented at the Annual Christian Business Faculty Association in Seattle, Washington. October 2007.
Vardiman, P., “Entrepreneurial Funding and Support: A Contextual Model of Leadership Composition and Business Viability.” Paper presented at the annual Business and Leadership Symposium at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, September, 2007.

Vardiman, P., Pope, D., “Up a Creek in Bottled Water: Sibon Beverage Company.” Case study presented at the annual Case Writer’s Workshop in Ft. Wayne, IN, July, 2006.


Jinkerson, D.L. & Vardiman, P., “Faculty Attitudes toward Student Risk-Taking in a Testing Situation.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Christian Business Faculty Association, San Diego, CA, October, 2005.
Wright, D. & Vardiman, P. “Corporate Social Responsibility: An Examination of Leader Morality as Antecedents.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Christian Business Faculty Association, San Diego, CA, October, 2005.
Vardiman, P., Houghton, J.D., & Jinkerson, D.L. “Environmental Leadership Development: Toward a Contextual Model of Leadership Emergence and Effectiveness.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association, San Antonio, TX, 2004.

Vardiman, P., Pope, D., Jinkerson, D.L., & Coco, M. "A Study of Performance Assessment Practices in Local Church Congregations."  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Christian Business Faculty Association, Virginia Beach, VA, 2003.


REFEREED PROCEEDINGS FROM SCHOLARLY MEETINGS

Mhlanga, F.S., Vardiman, P.D., Reames, S. (2010). “Towards an Abstract Model for Academia and Information Technology Sector Collaborative Partnerships: Responding to the West Texas Coalition for Innovation and Commercialization” Initiative.” Paper presented at the CONISAR conference in Washington DC, November 2009.


Mhlanga, F.S. & Vardiman, P.D. “Towards a Sustainable Development of the IT Sector in Abilene: Responding to The “Re-Invent Abilene Initiative.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Advancement of Management in Las Vegas, NV April 2009
“Consulting, A Way to Carry Christian Principles into the Workplace” – David Wright, Darryl Jinkerson and Phil Vardiman Paper accepted to the Annual Christian Business Faculty Association in Seattle, Washington. Presentation scheduled for October 2007.

Vardiman, P., “Entrepreneurial Funding and Support: A Contextual Model of Leadership Composition and Business Viability.” Paper presented at the annual Business and Leadership Symposium at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, September, 2007.

Vardiman, P., Pope, D., “Up a Creek in Bottled Water: Sibon Beverage Company.” Case study – Proceedings of the 2006 Society for Case Research - Annual Case Writer’s Workshop, Ft. Wayne, IN, 2006.
Jinkerson, D.L. & Vardiman, P., “Faculty Attitudes toward Student Risk-Taking in a Testing Situation.” Proceedings of the 2005 Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2005.
Wright, D. & Vardiman, P. (2005). Corporate Social Responsibility: An Examination of Leader Morality as Antecedents.” Proceedings of the 2005 Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2005.

Vardiman, P., Houghton, J.D., & Jinkerson, D.L. (2004). “Environmental Leadership Development: Toward a Contextual Model of Leadership Emergence and Effectiveness”, Proceedings of the 2004 Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, November.

Vardiman, P., Pope, D., Jinkerson, D.L., & Coco, M. (2003). "A Study of Performance Assessment Practices in Local Church Congregations." Proceedings of the 2003 Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Meeting, Virginia Beach, VA, 2003.

NOT REFEREED

Vardiman, P., Jinkerson, D. (2006). Faculty Attitudes and Perceived Fairness in Assigning Grades,. Invited presentation at Southwest Academy of Management, Oklahoma, OK.

Vardiman, P., Lyman, B., & Martin, G. (2003). Influencing and Understanding Academic Online Policies. In Trafford (Ed.) Blended Learning: An Ongoing Process for Internet Integration, (pp. 145- 184). Austin, TX:  e-Linkages, Inc.

French, D. & Vardiman, P. (2003). Learning: Who's Responsibility Is It?. In Trafford (Ed.) Blended Learning; An Ongoing Process for Internet Integration, (pp. 9-21). Austin, TX:  E-Linkages, Inc.


OTHER PRESENTATIONS
Vardiman, P.D. & Jinkerson, D.L., “Realigning the Organizational Decision Making Process by Utilizing a “Values Len” to Structure an Overall Strategic Plan”. Presentation at the Christian Business Faculty Association meeting in Rogers, Arkansas (2009).

Jinkerson, D.L., & Vardiman, P.D., “Change Management and Understanding Issues with Change”. Presentation at New Horizons leadership meeting (2007).

Vardiman, P., “Interviewing and Selection Skills”. Presentation at the Big Country Society for Human Resource Management (2006).

Vardiman, P., Pope, D., Jinkerson, D.L., & Coco, M. (2005). “Does Your Congregation Measure Up? - A Study of Performance Assessment Practices in Local Church Congregations."  Presentation at the 87th Annual Abilene Christian University Lectureship, Abilene, TX.

Presenter, panel member, Ethics Forum, (2003) sponsored by ACU SIFE and Campus Life. Over 350 students attended this forum in Hart Auditorium.

HR Summit panel speaker (2003), hosted by the Big Country Society for Human Resource Management. The HR Summit was held at the Abilene Convention Center and attended by area HR professionals.



PROFESSIONAL PARTICIPATION – CONFERENCE & PAPERS
Reviewer – Article/Manuscript
Annual Advances in Business Cases – National 2007
Leadership and Organization Development Journal (LODJ), International – 2006
Annual Southern Management Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, National – 2004
Annual Christian Business Faculty Association, San Antonio, National – 2004
Discussant
Annual Southern Management Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, National – 2004
Session Chair
Annual Christian Business Faculty Association, San Antonio, National - 2004

DISSERTATION
“Environmental Factors that Impact Leadership Development”. (2001). Texas A&M University.


PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

Cardinal Health, Inc., Texas and New Mexico locations 1997-2001

Regional Human Resources Director

Managed the Human Resources Department for the Southwest region covering Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico as part of a $28 Billion Distributor of Healthcare products for Hospitals and Pharmacies.



  • Responsible for all Human Resources activities including Compensation, Benefits and Recruitment at each location.

  • Participated in Operations and Sales (Retail sales staff and Hospital sales staff) training and development.

  • Assisted Operations and Sales in developing performance standards that focus on obtaining key business goals and promoting continuous improvement.



Accomplishments



  • Conducted performance management training for the regional management team and divisional leadership.

  • Implemented a safety awareness process resulting in a significant reduction in recordable incidents and improved communication.

  • Reduced turnover by 40% (nonexempt employees) by implementing an accelerated merit review program and expanding the new employee orientation process.
Avery Dennison Corporation, Waco, Texas 1986-1997
Human Resources Manager
Shared operational leadership support and managed the Human Resources department for a manufacturer of pressure-sensitive materials, adhesives and office products. As a member of the Plant Leadership Team, additional responsibilities included the strategic planning and leadership of the Waco Site.

  • Provided leadership and accountability for plant operations and overall plant performance for a $16 million custom products business. Facilitated Human Resources activities including Compensation, Benefits and Recruitment.

  • Provided support and leadership for continuous improvement processes (social and technical systems) and organizational effectiveness/development.



Accomplishments - Avery Dennison
Provided facilitation support and leadership for a High Performance Work System Redesign Process, including management structure, core operating system and support systems. Participated as a member of the Redesign Team and helped facilitate the organizational transition to Self-Directed Work Teams.
    • Participated as part of a team based leadership structure in maintaining the highest service level (97%) and assisting R&D in launching the highest number of new products (5) in 1994-1995.
    • Assisted with the design and implementation of a seven-day continuous production operation. Plant transitioned from a five-day (three shift) to a seven-day (four shift) and a five-day (three shift) with a two-day (weekend shift), production schedule.
    • Coordinated activities for a manufacturing facility closure. Partnered with an international outplacement firm to facilitate employee transitions and all recruiting activities.

Production Supervisor

  • Supervised 40 employees working in a continuous production environment with respect to safety, quality, production rates and order completion.

  • Assumed responsibility for the plant safety and training programs in 1989.

  • Developed and supervised an additional production shift in order to achieve a 24-hour operation.
General Tire & Rubber Company, Waco, Texas 1977-1986

Production Supervisor/Quality Analyst
Managed 33 employees represented by the United Rubber Workers in a continuous production environment while maintaining contractual compliance and meeting departmental goals. Assisted in maintaining quality level goals for the manufacturing facility. Passed the Certified Quality Engineer Exam.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


  • Society for Human Resource Management – National Member

  • Big Country Society for Human Resource Management – Local Member

  • Southern Management Association (SMA)

  • Southwest Academy of Management (SWAM)

  • Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM)

  • Society for Case Research (SCR)



PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS ATTENDED


  • Society for the Advancement of Management, Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2009

  • Christian Business Faculty Association, 23rd Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2007

  • Business and Leadership Symposium, Hay, KS, 2007

  • HR Southwest Conference & Exposition, Ft. Worth, TX 2007

  • Society for Case Research (SCR): Case Writers’ Workshop, Ft. Wayne , IN, 2006

  • Christian Business Faculty Association, 22th Annual Conference, Cedarville, OH, 2006

  • Southwest Academy of Management, Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, Ok, 2006

  • HR Southwest Conference & Exposition, Ft. Worth, TX 2006

  • Christian Business Faculty Association, 21th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA , 2005

  • HR Southwest Conference & Exposition, Ft. Worth, TX 2005

  • Southern Management Association, Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2004

  • Christian Business Faculty Association, 20th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2004

  • Christian Business Faculty Association, 19th Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, VA, 2003

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS


  • 2nd Place Winner – Pre Revenue Competition, ACU Springboard Challenge (2009)

  • Honorable Mention – ACU Springboard Ideas Challenge (2008)

  • ACU – Students’ Association Executive Treasurer’s Award (2006 –2007)

  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Management Sciences (2005 – 2006)

  • Dean’s Award – Outstanding Leadership in SIFE (2005 – 2006)

  • Delegate – ACU Second Century Convocation, representing the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

  • Sam Walton Fellow – Students In Free Enterprise (2002 – current)

  • Outstanding Alumnus Award – ETA Chapter of Abilene Christian University, Sigma Tau Epsilon, (2002)



SERVICE ACTIVITIES
University Service


  • Vision Leadership Team (VLT) (2006 – current)

  • Presidential Scholarship Interview Team – (2004 – current)

  • Sponsor: Men’s Frater Sodalis Social Club (2005 – current)

  • McNair Scholars Mentor/Advisor – 2007

  • Member: ACU Disciplinary Review Board – (2006 – fall 2009)

  • Member: ACU Admissions Committee – (2007 – current)

  • Member: ACU New Faculty Mentor program – (2007-2008)

  • Member: ACU Active Learning Colleague Support Team (2005 – current)

  • Member: ACU New Faculty Mentor program – (2005-2006)

  • McNair Scholars Mentor/Advisor – 2005

  • Sponsor: International exchange student program – Torreon, Mexico (2003)

  • Presenter: 2005 ACU Lectureship

  • Member: ACU Scholarship of Teaching and Learning committee (2002 – 2004)

  • Member: ACU Benefits Strategic Solution Team (2004)

  • Member: ACU Learning, Faith, Religious Heritage Committee (2002-2003)


COBA Service


  • Sponsor: Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) - (2002 – current)

  • Member: Faculty Teacher Evaluation Committee (2006 – current)

  • Member: Instructional Resources Team (2004 – current)

  • Member: Learning Objective Management Science Degree team (2006 – current)

  • Presenter: Management Sciences Colloquium (2005 - 2007)


Professional Service


  • National Member: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

  • Member: SHRM Big Country Chapter – (2002 – current)

  • Member: BCSHRM HR Summit Leadership Team (2007)

  • Treasurer: SHRM Big Country Chapter – (2004)

  • Presenter – SHRM Learning System, preparing HR professionals for certification (2004)

  • Member, Business Advisory Board – McLennan Community College, (1992 – 1996)


Community Service


  • Member: Key City Kiwanis – Abilene Chapter (2004-2005)

  • Instructor: Junior Achievement of Abilene, Taylor Elementary (2006)

  • Representative: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Alumnus, ACU Second Century Convocation (2006)

  • Presenter: Big Country SHRM chapter meeting – Topic: “Interviewing”, (January 2006)

  • Participant: City of Abilene Economic Survey Focus Group (Wadley Donovan Group) – (2004)



Church Service


  • Deacon: Hillcrest church of Christ

  • Member: Adult Education Committee

  • Member: Family Ministry Committee

  • Member: Safety Ministry Program

  • Member: HR Policies and Procedure Team

  • Leader/Facilitator: Small Group Studies

  • Budget Review & Involvement Committees

  • Teacher: Bible class studies, Hillcrest church of Christ



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES


  • ACU Jargon Lunch / New Faculty Mentoring training - 2007

  • Introduction to Easy Grade Pro - 2007

  • Gmail Introduction 2007

  • Men’s Faculty Lunch – Adams Center

  • Networks of Professional Dev. To Improve Teaching Practices – Jerita Whaley – 2007

  • Active Learning Colleague Support Team – 2006

  • Active Learning Team – 2006

  • How to Respond to Student Writing with Cole Bennett - 2006

  • Classroom Management: How to Teach Like a Pro

Delaney J. Kirk, Ph.D., SPHR, Professor of Management, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa; August 2005

  • Active Learning Workshop with Dr. Chuck Bonwell

Adams Center, February 2005

  • Symposium for Entrepreneurial Educators (SEE), Babson College, Boston Massachusetts (2005)

  • Dr. Samantha Murray presentation of her dissertation

Adams Center, March 2004

  • Tenure and Promotion Session – Dr. Nancy Shankle

Adams Center, March 2004

  • Success Case Method Workshop – Dr. Robert Brinkerhoff

Sponsored by the American Evaluation Association

Reno, NV; November 2003



  • Workshop for Writing Intensive Classes – Dr. Nancy Shankle

Adams Center, September 2003

  • myACU Calendar Training – Chris Payne

Adams Center, August 2003

  • Portal Training – George Saltsman

Adams Center, August 2003

  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Workshop 1 – Dr. Laurie Richlin

Adams Center, March 2003

  • Target Account Selling

Sponsored by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

Kansas City, MO; March 2003



  • Pre-Tenure, Tenure & Promotion – Raye Lakey & Dr. Paul Lakey

Adams Center, March 2003

  • Hook, Line & Sinker – Dr. Jeff Houghton

Adams Center, February 2003

  • Responding to Student Writing – Dr. Cole Bennett

Adams Center, November 2002

  • New Faculty Mentoring Luncheon – Dr. Charles Mattis

Adams Center, October 2002

  • New Faculty Introduction to Blackboard – George Saltsman

Adams Center, September 2002
ADVISING AND SPONSOR ACTIVITIES


  • Faculty Sponsor, Frater Sodalis – Men’s Social Club (2005 – current)

  • Faculty Sponsor, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) – (2002 – current)

  • McNair Scholars Mentoring Program, (2007)

  • Supervising of Honors Program – (2007) – 2 students

  • McNair Scholars Mentoring Program, (2006)



CHURCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES


  • Sunday School Class Co-Chair (2009 – 2010)

  • Deacon, Hillcrest church of Christ (2007 – current)

  • Bible class teacher (2004 – current)

  • Member, Hillcrest Adult Education Committee (2007)

  • Member, Hillcrest Family Ministry Committee (2007 - current)

  • Member, Safety Ministry program (2006 – current)

  • Member, Hillcrest Policy and Procedures advising committee (2006 - current)


PRIVATE CONSULTING ACTIVITIES


  • General Partner – J & A Consulting Group (2008 – current)

  • New Horizons – HR Management support (2007 – current)

  • The Collegiate Card – HR Management support (2005 – 2008)

  • San Antonio Metropolitan Planning Organization – Leadership & Organizational Development (2007 – current)

  • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals – Sales Force assessment (2005 – 2006)

  • ETS Lindgren – Performance Appraisal training and assessment (2005-2006)

  • HHH Enterprises (Friendze) – HR & Leadership Development (2006)



AREAS OF INTEREST
Teaching: Human Resource Management (all areas), Management and Entrepreneurship (new business start-up and business plan development).
Research: Technology & Academia Collaborative Partnerships, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Organizational Development, Performance Management, Organizational Assessment and Human Resource Management.
Consulting: Organizational Development, Leadership Assessment & Development, Performance Management, Human Resource Management, Infusion of Technology and Economic Impact

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