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Dr. Tamra Connor

Associate Dean for Accreditation and Operations & Associate Professor Business Education
Business Education
Office
State Farm Hall of Business - SFH 404
Office Hours
If I am not in a meeting, you will find me in my office between 8:30 and 4:00 Monday - Friday
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Biography

Associate Dean for Accreditation and Operations
Associate Professor Business Education

Current Courses

285.001Business Fundamentals Exam

285.001Business Fundamentals Exam

Teaching Interests & Areas

Personal Financial Literacy
Business Teacher Education
Leadership

Research Interests & Areas

Personal Finance
Financial Literacy
Teacher Education Assessment and Professional Development
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Career and Technical Fields
Leadership
Psychological Contract Violations in Eduction

PhD Education

Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK

MS Business Education

Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business
Stillwater, OK

BS Business Administration

Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business
Stillwater, OK

John Robert Gregg Award for Outstanding Contributions in Business Education

National Business Education Association
2021

Illinois Business Education Association Writer's Hall of Fame

Illinois Business Education Association
2020

Wisdom's Torch

College of Business
2018

Manahan Family Award for Teaching Excellence in Business

Illinois State University
2017

Empirical Research Award in Business Education

Business Education Research Conference
2016

Writer's Hall of Fame

Illinois Business Education Association
2016

National Business Education Association Collegiate Teacher of the Year

National Business Education Association
2016

Illinois Business Education Association Collegiate Teacher of the Year for Outsdanding Service and Dedication to the field of Business Education

Illinois Business Education Association
2014

2013 COUNTRY Financial Research Scholar

COUNTRY Financial Companies
2013

Bill Anderson Outstanding Service Award

International Society for Business Education--United States Chapter
2013

Book, Authored

Davis, T. Personal Financial Literacy for College Students. Great River Learning (EDs). Great River Learning (2017): online.
Davis, T. Assessing online learning readiness: Perceptions of distance-learning stakeholders in three Oklahoma community colleges. Lambert Academic Publishing (2010)

Book, Chapter

Davis, T., & Owen, B. Economics and Personal Finance. B. C. McEwen, M. A. O'Connor, & B. Brown (EDs), Effective Methods of Teaching Business. National Business Education Association (2020): 190 - 202.
Davis, T., & Mountjoy, K. Teacher Certification and Licensure Assessments. Assessment Strategies in Business Education. National Business Education Association Yearbook (2017): 38 - 47.
Davis, T., & Mountjoy, K. Innovative Instructional Strategies for Integrating Soft Skills. Diane J. Fisher (EDs). National Business Education Association Yearbook (2016): 63 - 78.
Davis, T., & Bailey, G. Leadership in professional associations for business education. National Business Education Association Yearbook (2014)
Davis, T. Collaborative Telelearning: Project Management. National Business Education Association Yearbook (2004)

Conference Proceeding

Davis, T., & Mountjoy, K. Planning for Student Teacher Success in the Era of Performance-Based Assessments (2019): 2 - 3.
Davis, T., & Mountjoy, K. Supervising Student Teachers in the World of Performance-Based Assessments. Business Education Research Conference in cooperation with the National Business Education Association Annual Convention (2018)
Davis, T., Walstrom, K., & Birkey, R. Network Participation Changes of U.S. College Students: 2009 - 2015. 3rd Annual International Conference on Intelligent Information Technology (2INTECH2017) (2017): 156 - 157.
Davis, T., Mountjoy, K., & Singley, R. K-12 Teacher Perceptions Concerning their Knowledge of Personal Financial Literacy and Dispositions to Teach Personal Financial Literacy Courses in Illinois Public Schools. Business Education Research Conference in cooperation with the National Business Education Association Annual Convention (2015)
Davis, T. Building your professional network. la Société Internationale pour l'Enseignement Commercial (2014)

Encyclopedia

http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar204085

Journal Article

Borowiak, H., & Davis, T. Teacher's Perception of Student Technology Use. The CTE Journal 9.1 (2021): 1-14.
Davis, T. When change is necessary: A SWOT Analysis. Dr. Dany Gray (EDs). Journal for Global Business Education 20 (2021): 5 - 24.
Davis, T. S. & Mountjoy, K. J. (2021). Impact of psychological contact violations: Stories from educators. International Journal for Business Education, No. 161, 9 - 22.

Arnett-Hartwick, S., & Davis, T. Poverty Simulation Participation: Transformative Learning Outcomes among FCS Students. Journal of Research in Technical Careers 3.2 (2019)
Davis, T., & Mountjoy, K. Supervising student teachers in the world of performance-based assessments: Professional development needs of cooperating teachers and university supervisors. Elizabeth Hodge (EDs). Business Teacher Education Journal (2018): 9 - 14.

Magazine/Trade Publication

Davis, T. Persistence pays off: How we obtained approval for a new Master of Science in Business Education. Business Education Forum 74.2 (2019): 30 - 32.

Presentations

Does Utilizing a Lesson Plan Template as an Instructional Support Prepare Pre-Service Teacher Candidates to be More Successful on a Performance-Based Assessment and Build Comfort and Confidence Levels during Student Teaching?. Business Education Research Conference. Business Education Research Conference in cooperation with the National Business Education Association Annual Convention. (2019)
Psychological Contract Breaches in a Diverse Workforce. la Société Internationale pour l'Enseignement Commercial. (2019)
Supervising Student Teachers in the Era of Performance-Based Assessments. la Société Internationale pour l'Enseignement Commercial--International Society for Business Education--International Conference. (2018)
Supervising Student Teachers in the World of Performance-Based Assessments. Business Education Research Conference in cooperation with the National Business Education Association Annual Convention. (2018)
The Role of Feedback in Teacher Education (Encore Presentation). Midwest edTPA Conference. (2018)
Why do I need to create a lesson plan?. National edTPA Implementation Conference. Stanford University. (2018)
Creating an Instructional Framework to Prepare Teacher Education Candidates for Success on a Performance-Based Assessment: A Follow-up Study. Business Education Research Conference in cooperation with the National Business Education Association Annual Convention. (2017)
Perceptions of College/School of Business Faculty Involving the Content and Scope of a Business Communications Class and Self-Efficacy to Evaluate Business Communication Skills of Students. Business Education Research Conference in cooperation with the National Business Education Association Annual Convention. (2017)
The Role of Feedback in Teacher Education. edTPA National Conference. (2017)
Developing an Instructional Framework for edTPA Success. edTPA National Conference. (2016)

Grants & Contracts

2013 University Funding Proposal from Country Financial. Country Financial. (2013)
Assessment of problem solving skills through the use of team-based learning (Phase 2). University of Oklahoma-College of Pharmacy-Seed Grant Program. Illinois State University. (2010)
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