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Spring 2022 Advanced Programs - Advanced Programs Face to Face or Virtual - Human Relations

[H R 5093] Intro to Graduate Studies - 222

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Susan Nash

Course Description

Introduction to Graduate Studies in Human Relations


This course provides an introduction to and survey of the program of graduate studies in human relations. It is designed to familiarize students with the standards and expectations of multidisciplinary graduate coursework, including writing standards and library research methods. Information and practice in basic human relations helping skills at the individual, family, small group, and social group levels will be provided. Additionally, the course includes history, theoretical basis, and career opportunities in human relations-oriented organizations.

Class Dates, Format, Location and Hours


Dates: January 25-30, 2022
Format: Face-to-Face
Location for on-site courses: Wiesbaden Education Center, Bldg. 1023 East,
Basement Room 04, Clay Kaserne, 65205, Germany
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 6:00-9:30 pm;
Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Last day to enroll or drop without penalty: December 27, 2021

Site Director


Name: Ms. Nicole Sewell & Mr. Wade Jackson
Office address/location:Wiesbaden Education Center, Bldg. 1023 East, Basement Room 011
Clay Kaserne, 65205, Germany
Office hours:Monday- 0800 - 1500
Tuesday- Friday- 0800 – 1600
Email:apwiesbaden@ou.edu
DSN and CIV phone:DSN: 548-1309 or CIV: 49-(0)611-143-548-1309

Professor Contact Information


Course Professor:Susan Smith Nash, Ph.D.
Mailing Address:1108 Westbrooke Terrace, Norman, OK 73072
Telephone Number:405-314-7730
Email Address:smithnash@ou.edu
Professor availability:The professor will be available via email to students before and after the class sessions. Face to Face office hours are half an hour before and after each class session, by appointment.

Textbook(s) and Instructional Materials

Student materials are available at the OU Bookstore Website at https://ou.textbookx.com/institutional/index.php. The website has book selling, renting, buying, returning, and order tracking capabilities. If you need help with an order, or if you have any questions contact the toll-free phone at 1-(855)-790-6637, agents are available from 9a – 5p (EST) Monday – Friday. Text prices are available online


Portolese-Dias, Laura. (2015) Human Relations. Saylor Foundation. https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/human-relations (Creative Commons noncommercial-share)


Materials posted on the OU Canvas learning management system: Access Canvas at https://canvas.ou.edu , enter your OU NetID and password, and select course to access material. If you require assistance with Canvas, please click on the Help icon. You can search the Canvas guides, chat with Canvas support, or contact OU IT. 


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
by American Psychological Association
Published by American Psychological Association
ISBN: 9781433832161
Required
Quick-Start Writing Guide for Graduate Research and Writing
Quick-Start Writing Guide for Graduate Research and Writing
by Nash, Susan Smith
Published by Texture Press
ISBN: 9781945784033
Required

Course Objectives

After completion of this course, students will be able to


1.      describe major approaches to human relations

2.      define human relations as a practice and a multidisciplinary field

3.      identify issues that impede or facilitate positive human relations

4.      describe historical foundations of human relations

5.      explain diversity as a foundation of social justice

6.      apply learned human relations skills to case studies

7.      demonstrate learned human relations skills in simulated helping situations

8.      apply the knowledge and skills gained in the program to possible careers in human relations



Course Outline

The due dates occur after our class times to give you a chance to reflect on the lectures and polish your drafts and in-class work. You’ll post your work in Canvas, and I’ll grade it there.



Course Objectives:

1.       To provide a solid theoretical underpinning and understanding of the nature of creativity.

2.       To understand how induction can be used to understand the nature of a problem and to begin to posit solutions.

3.       To understand how deductive logic can be used to the examine the underlying premises that define and delimit a problem.

4.       To gain a familiarity with at least five problem-solving approaches and techniques.

5.       To be able to apply at least five problem-solving techniques to problem situations.

6.       To work in team problem-solving situations.

7.       To develop individual problem-solving approaches.

8.       To learn approaches for ideas.

9.       To make connections in a productive manner.

10.    To understand how the brain works in terms of problem-solving, and to develop techniques for facilitating flexible thinking, and to understand the origins and nature of mental resistance.


Assignments, Grading and Due Dates

Graded Activities

 

Class Participation and Attendance:

Active participation includes relevant in-class discussion and respectful relations among your colleagues.

 

Reading Assignments:

All assigned readings must be completed prior to turning in your assignments for the corresponding unit. 

 

Annotated Bibliography: 

You will select a topic and find 5 relevant articles by conducting a search of the OU Libraries online databases. For each article, you will write an annotation using APA style. We will use the worksheets found in Quick-Start Writing Guide.

 

Short Essays:

There are two short (500-word) essay assignments. Instructions are found in Quick-Start Writing Guide. Bring drafts to class. The final versions of the essays will be submitted via the designated Canvas Dropboxes.

 

Human Relations Issues Discovery Worksheets:

There are three individual Human Relations Issues Discovery assignments. The worksheets will be found in Quick Start guide, and in Canvas. Please complete the worksheets at home. We will discuss the assignments in class. Please bring drafts to class on the day we will discuss them in class. they will be submitted via the designated Canvas Dropboxes.

 

Instructional Strategies: Students will use written materials, lecture information, demonstrations, visuals, practice activities, and large group discussions. The instructor will provide lectures, content, and guidance in class.


Assignments, Grading and Due Dates (please note that the dates reflect the day that you turn in your final version of the activity. We will work on drafts and revisions in class, and you will be required to bring drafts to class):


Requirements for Assignments:

Grading will be based upon the substantive content and the quality of the student's writing in all assignments, including discussion board postings. Substantive content includes following instructions for the content of the assignment. Quality of writing covers clarity of expression and organization, appropriate use of and citation of references within the text and in reference lists at the end of the paper using APA format. Academic writing style, use of inclusive language, and correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation will be included in the grade determination. Do not rely exclusively on the spell check feature of your word processor, which will not pick up errors such as homonyms, such as “principle” and “principal,” or homophones such as the correct use of “its” and “it’s.” Spelling, grammar, and punctuation will be taken into consideration in grading.

All written assignments should be double-spaced, typed, Arial 12-point font and submitted on CANVAS through the electronic Drop Box or as specified.  Retain a copy for yourself of everything you submit. 

If you have any questions on this matter, contact the instructor for clarification. 


Notice: Failure to meet assignment due dates could result in a grade of I (Incomplete) and may adversely impact Tuition Assistance and/or Financial Aid.


 Course Policy:

Participation is important in any class because much of the learning comes from class discussion. In this course the main method of participation will be through the exchange of ideas and thoughts on the web. You are expected to post your ideas on the web regularly. You will be expected to read all materials as assigned submit assignments on time and participate in web discussion. If you do not participate in the discussion two (2) points will be deducted from your grade for each missed topic. 


Grading

Grading Scale:

A = 90% -100 %          (900-1000 points)

B = 80% - 89 % (800-899 points)

C = 70% - 79 % (700-799 points)

F = below 60% (699 or fewer points)


Notice: Failure to meet assignment due dates could result in a grade of I (Incomplete) and may adversely impact Tuition Assistance and/or Financial Aid.

ItemDue DatePoints
Short Essay 1Jan 26150
Short Essay 2Jan 28 150
Issues Discovery Worksheet 1Jan 27 150
Issues Discovery Worksheet 2Jan 29150
Issues Discovery Worksheet 3Jan 30 150
Annotated Bibliography Worksheet + short essayFeb 4150
Class ParticipationFeb 6100
Total points possibleNA1000

Attendance Policy

Attendance and professional participation in interaction, individual assignments, group exercises, simulations, role playing, etc. are valuable aspects of any course because much of the learning comes from discussions in class with other students. It is expected that you attend all classes and be on time except for excused emergencies.

Excused absences are given for professor mandated activities or legally required activities such as emergencies or military assignments. It is the policy of the University to excuse absences of students that result from religious observances and to provide without penalty for the rescheduling of examinations and additional required class work that may fall on religious holidays. Unavoidable personal emergencies, including (but not limited to) serious illness; delays in getting to class because of accidents, etc.; deaths and funerals, and hazardous road conditions will be excused.

Student assignments and student/instructor communications will be conducted via Canvas, although students may contact the instructor via telephone, postal mail, e-mail, or fax as needed.

Policy on Late Assignments

Late Work:

A late assignment will incur a penalty. If you miss class because of an emergency, please make arrangements with the professor. Two (2) points will be deducted from the total possible points for each day the assignment is late. 

Incomplete Grade Policy

Incomplete:

A grade of Incomplete (I) will be given only for a justifiable reason (due to unavoidable circumstances, not lack of planning on the student's part) and only if the student is passing the course. It is the responsibility of the student to request a grade of "I" and to consult with me as early as possible to determine requirements for completing the course. Any incomplete granted must be removed by the deadline specified by the instructor. The time limit set for removal of an incomplete will take into account the circumstances of the situation but may not exceed one calendar year. Professors are not required to allow students a year to make up grades of “Incomplete.” My requirement is more restrictive than the University maximum of one year. Exceptions will be made only for documented Provost-approved University-sponsored activities or legally required activities such as emergency military service, jury duty, or documented serious illness or emergency and then only after discussion with me. Contact me by telephone or email if an emergency situation occurs. 


Incomplete Grade Policy:

A grade of “I” is not automatically assigned, but rather must be requested by the student by submitting to the instructor a “Petition for and Work to Remove an Incomplete Grade” form. An “I” can never be used in lieu of an “F” nor can an “I” be assigned because of excessive failure to participate in class activities.

If you are obtaining financial assistance (TA, STAP, FA, VA, Scholarship, etc.) to pay all or part of your tuition cost, you must follow your funding agency/institution’s policy regarding “I” (Incomplete) grades unless the timeline is longer than what the University policy allows then you must adhere to the University policy. Students who receive Financial Aid must resolve/complete any “I” (Incomplete) grades by the end of the term or he/she may be placed on “financial aid probation.” If the “I” grade is not resolved/completed by the end of the following term, the student’s Financial Aid may be suspended make the student ineligible for further Financial Aid.

Students are responsible for meeting the guidelines of Tuition Assistance and Veterans Assistance. See the education counselor at your local education center for a complete description of your TA or VA requirements.


RELATED POLICIES AND NOTICES

Communication:

All email communication will be through official OU email addresses only. When contacting the professor by email, please include the course number and section title in the subject line.


Discussion Board Policy:

Be considerate and appropriate when using the discussion board. It is neither a public forum nor a limited public forum. Your instructor has the right to remove any message for the purposes of saving space, focusing attention of students on relevant materials, and avoiding material inappropriate for the classroom. On this last note, with freedom comes responsibility. Please keep in mind, as you contribute to the discussion board, that not everyone comes from the same background, or shares the same values and ideals. Please be appropriate (professional) and considerate of others. If you have any questions on this matter, contact the instructor for clarification. 


Procedures for Completion of Course Evaluation:

Upon completion of the course students should go to the Advanced Programs Online Learning Information webpage and click on the applicable semester link under “Online Course Evaluation” which will direct them to the evaluation. The evaluation will take approximately five minutes to complete. Completion of the online evaluation is an important tool allowing Advanced Programs to gain information and student feedback for improvement of courses.

Your responses will be kept confidential. They will be reviewed by the department and only supplied to the professor once grades for the course have been submitted.


Technical Support Information:

If you experience technical problems, contact Information Technology by visiting their website at: http://webapps.ou.edu/it/ or contacting them by telephone at: (405) 325-HELP (4357).


Materials posted on the OU CANVAS system:

Access CANVAS at http://canvas.ou.edu; enter your OU NetID (4+4) and password and select course to access material. Please contact your local the IT Help desk at 405-325-HELP if you require assistance. IT is available 24/7


Statement about the MHR Program Planner and Human Relations Website

Students should become familiar with the MHR Program Planner that was sent to each student upon admission into the program. The planner has a description of the HR program objectives and requirements, suggestions for graduate study, financial assistance, and graduation information. Of particular interest is the information on the comprehensive exams and the internship. For further information please visit the Department of Human Relations Website at: http://www.ou.edu/cas/hr


Reasonable Accommodation Statement

The University of Oklahoma is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for all students with disabilities. Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him or her from fully demonstrating his or her abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so we can discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate your educational opportunities. Students with disabilities must be registered with the Office of Disability Services prior to receiving accommodations in this course. The Office of Disability Services is located in Goddard Health Center, Suite 166, phone 405-325-3852 or TDD only 405-325-4173. For more information, please see the Disability Resource Center website http://www.ou.edu/drc/home.html


Civility/Inclusivity Statement:

We understand our members represent a rich variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The Human Relations Department is committed to providing an atmosphere for learning that respects diversity. While working together to build this community we ask all members to:

  • share their unique experiences, values and beliefs
  • be open to the views of others
  • honor the uniqueness of their colleagues
  • appreciate the opportunity we have to learn from each other in this community
  • value each other’s opinions and communicate in a respectful manner
  • keep confidential discussions the community has of a personal (or professional) nature
  • use this opportunity together to discuss ways in which we can create an inclusive environment in this course and across the University of Oklahoma community. 



POLICIES AND NOTICES

Attendance/Grade Policy

Attendance and participation in interaction, individual assignments, group exercises, simulations, role playing, etc. are valuable aspects of any course because much of the learning comes from discussions in class with other students. It is expected that you attend all classes and be on time except for excused emergencies.

Excused absences are given for professor mandated activities or legally required activities such as emergencies or military assignments. It is the policy of the University to excuse absences of students that result from religious observances and to provide without penalty for the rescheduling of examinations and additional required class work that may fall on religious holidays. Unavoidable personal emergencies, including (but not limited to) serious illness; delays in getting to class because of accidents, etc.; deaths and funerals, and hazardous road conditions will be excused.

If you are obtaining financial assistance (TA, STAP, FA, VA, Scholarship, etc.) to pay all or part of your tuition cost, you must follow your funding agency/institution’s policy regarding “I” (Incomplete) grades unless the timeline is longer than what the University policy allows then you must adhere to the University policy. Students who receive Financial Aid must resolve/complete any “I” (Incomplete) grades by the end of the term or he/she may be placed on “financial aid probation.” If the “I” grade is not resolved/completed by the end of the following term, the student’s Financial Aid may be suspended make the student ineligible for further Financial Aid.

Students are responsible for meeting the guidelines of Tuition Assistance and Veterans Assistance. See the education counselor at your local education center for a complete description of your TA or VA requirements.

OU faculty will submit grades online through ONE not later than 30 days after the course end date. Course end dates are approximately one calendar month after the final seminar date on this syllabus and are provided on the official scheduling website for reference.

Academic Integrity and Student Conduct 

Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship. Academic assignments exist to help students learn; grades exist to show how fully this goal is attained. Therefore all work and all grades should result from the student's own understanding and effort.

Academic misconduct is any act which improperly affects the evaluation of a student’s academic performance or achievement. Misconduct occurs when the student either knows or reasonably should know that the act constitutes misconduct. Academic misconduct includes: cheating and using unauthorized materials on examinations and other assignments; improper collaboration, submitting the same assignment for different classes (self-plagiarism); fabrication, forgery, alteration of documents, lying, etc…in order to obtain an academic advantage; assisting others in academic misconduct; attempting to commit academic misconduct; destruction of property, hacking, etc…; intimidation and interference with integrity process; and plagiarism. All students should review the Student’s Guide to Academic Integrity at http://integrity.ou.edu/students_guide.html 

Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an appropriate learning environment. All students should review policies regarding student conduct at http://studentconduct.ou.edu/ 

Accommodation Statement

The University of Oklahoma is committed to making its activities as accessible as possible. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact your local OU Site Director.

Adjustment for Pregnancy/Childbirth-Related Issues

Should you need modifications or adjustments to your course requirements because of documented pregnancy-related or childbirth-related issues, please contact the professor as soon as possible to discuss. Generally, modifications will be made where medically necessary and similar in scope to accommodations based on temporary disability. Please see http://www.ou.edu/content/eoo/faqs/pregnancy-faqs.html

Title IX Resources

For any concerns regarding gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking, or intimate partner violence, the University offers a variety of resources, including advocates on-call 24/7, counseling services, mutual no-contact orders, scheduling adjustments, and disciplinary sanctions against the perpetrator. Please contact the Sexual Misconduct Office at smo@ou.edu or (405) 325-2215 (8-5), or the Sexual Assault Response Team at (405) 615 -0013 (24/7) to report an incident. To learn more about Title IX, please visit the Institutional Equity Office’s website at http://www.ou.edu/content/eoo.html 

Course Policies

Extended Campus (also and formerly known as Advanced Programs) policy is to order books in paperback if available. Courses, dates, and professors are subject to change. Please check with your OU Site Director. Students should retain a copy of any assignments that are e/mailed to the professor for the course. Neither duplicating services nor office supplies are provided.

Any and all course materials, syllabus, lessons, lectures, etc. are the property of professor teaching the course and the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma and are protected under applicable copyright.

For more information about OU Extended Campus, visit our website at: http://www.goou.ou.edu/


Statement on Respect

The classroom should provide a safe learning environment where students can express their views without fear of reprisal. That freedom of expression must be balanced by demonstrated respect for other’s viewpoints and appropriate and reasonable sensitivity, especially within the context of scholarly disagreement.  Disrespectful or uncivil dialogue (including, but not limited to, personal attacks, insults, or harassment) will not be tolerated.


Recording Devices/Phones/Computers

It is important for students to be fully present during class to fully benefit from lectures, discussions, and experiential assignments. Class sessions may not be tape-recorded. All telephones and pagers should be turned off or placed on silent mode. Computers may not be used during class. Students who require an exception to this policy should discuss exceptional circumstances with the professor.

INSTRUCTOR VITA



Susan Smith Nash, Ph.D.

Education

·       1996    Ph.D. in English, University of Oklahoma

·       1989    M.A. in English, University of Oklahoma

·       1981    B.S. in Geology, University of Oklahoma


Current Positions

  • Advanced Programs Professor since 1998
  • Adjunct Professor, Human Relations, University of Oklahoma
  • Director of Education and Professional Development, American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Frequently Taught Extended Campus (Advanced Programs) Courses

·       HR 5013  Current Problems in Human Relations

·       HR 5203  Graduate Research and Writing

·       HR 5033  Leadership in Organizations

·       HR 5093  Introduction to Human Relations

·       HR 5133  Change, Challenge, and Creativity in Organizations


Major Areas of Teaching and Research Interest

  • Leadership, Strategic Decision-Making, Risk in Energy and Natural Resources
  • Leadership in Difficult Times and the Apocalyptic Narrative
  • Persuasive and Technical Writing
  • E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Effective Knowledge Transfer
  • Shale Plays / Unconventional Resource Plays (emphasis on North America)
  • Drones / UAS systems and applications, with emphasis on sensors / missions
  • Big Data / Deep Learning applied to problem-solving / pattern recognition

Representative Publications and Presentations (Partial)

  • "Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Thou Art the Man (1894): Scoundrel Fathers, Fugue States, and the Problematized Real in Victorian Sensation Novels," IJRDO Journal. Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research (ISSN: 2456-2971) Vol 3, No. 6, pp 13-15. https://ijrdo.org/index.php/sshr/article/view/2101/1851
  • The Victorians' Opioid Epidemic. IJRDO Journal. Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research (ISSN: 2456-2971) Vol 3, No. 6, pp 9-12. https://ijrdo.org/index.php/sshr/article/view/2100/1850
  • New Technologies in the Development of Unconventional Resources in the U.S., Susan Nash, #70359 (2018).dapted from oral presentation given at AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region, Optimizing Exploration and Development in Thrust Belts and Foreland Basins, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, June 6-8, 2018 http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/pdfz/documents/2018/70359nash/ndx_nash.pdf.html
  • Using Thermal/IR and Multispectral Sensors on Drones to Find the Origin of and Extent of Contamination from Saltwater Spills from Producing Wells, Susan Nash, #80650 (2018). Adapted from oral presentation given at 2018 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 20-23, 2018 http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/pdfz/documents/2018/80650nash/ndx_nash.pdf.htmlBasin Analysis: Overview and New Uses. PetroPulse. No. 5, July, 2017, p. 10-11.
  • Basin Analysis: Overview and New Uses. PetroPulse. No. 5, July, 2017, p. 10-11.
  • Fracking Novels: Scrabble, Zombies, and the Problematized Real. World Literature Today. March 2017. https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2017/march/fracking-novels-scrabble-zombies-and-problematized-real-susan-smith-nash
  • Inhalaciones, o, la capacidad negativa. Periodico de Poesia. No. 96, Febrero 2017. Mexico City, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico. http://www.periodicodepoesia.unam.mx/index.php/4496
  • Drones and UAVs for Methane Emissions Detection, Monitoring, and Regulatory Compliancel Jan 2, 2017  IJRD-Journal of Biological Science http://www.ijrdo.org/International-Journal-of-Research-&-Development-Organisation-pdf/Biological%20Science/January-2017/Bio-2017-January-2.pdf 
  • Sesiones Plenarias NOC e IOC: El “Escalofrio” del ICE. Petroleum Revista (Caracas, VE), Octubre 2016, pp. 23-24.
  • Review. Absolute Solitude by Dulce María Loynaz. World Literature Today. November 2016. http://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2016/november/absolute-solitude-dulce-maria-loyna
  •  Sesiones Plenarias NOC e IOC: El “Escalofrio” del ICE. Petroleum Revista (Caracas, VE), Octubre 2016, pp. 23-24.
  • Blood-Soaked Feathers: Urban Farming Meets Urban Flood Control-Created Habitats. IJRDO: Journal Agricultural Research. Volume 2, Issue 8, August 2016. http://www.ijrdo.org/International-Journal-of-Research-&-Development-Organisation-pdf/Agriculture%20and%20Research/August-2016/Agricultural%20Research-August-3.pdf
  • The “Honor Killing” of Social Media Star Qandeel Baloch: Technological Change, the Changing Roles of Women, and Grassroots Backlash. IFRDO: Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research. Volume 2, Issue 7, July 2016.
  • An Apocalyptic yet Abject “Jubilee” Narrative in George Robert Gissing’s In the Year of Jubilee: Mobility, Restoration, and Materiality, Journal of English Language and Literature, Vol 4, No. 2 (2015) http://www.hrpub.org/download/20160130/UJES3-14605339.pdf
  • Effective Technology Strategy for Shale Plays, Universal Journal of Engineering Science Vol. 3(4), pp. 79 - 87 /Horizon Research December 2015
  • "La education y la innovación transformadora en condiciones turbulentas" Petroleum April 2015. http://www.petroleum.com.ve/
  • "Geologists as Successful Entrepreneurs in Times of Low Oil Prices: The Importance of Innovation and Education" WTGS Bulletin. Vol 54, No. 4 (March/April 2015), pp 8-14.
  • "Trije eseji: Postpostmoderniaem: Tehnokratske kulture?" (Three essays: Postpostmodernism: Technocratic Culture?" and "Nepreputsnost tu ni dovoljena" (Impermeability Not Allowed Here) and "Pasolini, Boccaccio in Dekameron: Podlage za razumevenje sodobne kozmologije in iskanje odgovorov na tehnologo" in Sodobnost 2014 (Ljubljana, Slovenia): p 1-10.
  • "Museum Education in Transition: What Are the Essential Elements? Responses to Interview Questions" (co-authored with Elaine Bontempi) Education Research Journal, Summer 2012
  • "Assistive Technologies: Accessing Voice and Selfhood in an Age of Digital Technologies" Feminist Cyberspaces: Pedagogies in Transition. Ed. Sharon Collingwood, Alvina E. Quintana, and Caroline J. Smith. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012: pp. 202-229.


Recent Books


Moodle 3.0 Teaching Techniques, 4th edition. Packt Publications. Birmingham, England. 2018


Moodle Course Development Best Practices, 2nd edition. Packt Publishing (Birmingham, England), 2018


Quick-Start Guide for Graduate Research and Writing. Texture Press, 2017.


Road Trip of the Mind / Random Thoughts. bilingual edition; translated by Maja Kraigher. Sodobnost: Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015.


Video Programs Hosted

LifeEdge – 2014 – present (70 shows so far) – co-hosted with Rick Zanotti, RelateCasts.

Interview program / format


Full list of publications available at: http://www.beyondutopia.net/nashcv

Major Professional Affiliations

Modern Language Association

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Society of Petroleum Engineers