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Dr. Pam Becker

Professor

Technology Management

School of Technology & Professional Services Management

145 Sill Hall

734.487.9147

pam.becker@emich.edu

Education

  • Ed.D Educational Leadership; Cognate-Technology Management. Eastern Michigan University
  • Master of Liberal Studies (M.L.S.) in Technology; Concentrations-Technology Management & Adult Education. Eastern Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Administration with dual majors in Managerial Economics and Finance, and Marketing. University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Associate of Applied Science in General Studies. Washtenaw Community College
Pam Becker

Professional Summary

General Motors Corporation

Interests and Expertise

Technology Management, Workforce Development, Women in Technology, Online Teaching.

Courses

  • TM 130: Introduction to Technology Management
  • STS 150: Understanding Technology
  • TM 212: Management of Technological Change
  • TM 311: Information Technology Management and Organizations
  • TM 314: Socio-Technical Approach to Process Improvement
  • TM 415: Senior Seminar in Technology Management
  • TM 387: Technology Management Cooperative Education
  • TM 487: Technology Management Cooperative Education
  • STS 497: Independent Study
  • TM 597: Independent Study
  • COT 894: Candidacy Seminar

Selected Publications

  • Becker, P.R., & Findley, L. (FY 2011). Eastern Michigan University Congressional Priorities-“Working Together: Preparing the Displaced Worker for Employment in the New Economy.
  • Downs, G. H., & Becker, P.R. (2011). What Factors Affect Academic Performance in an Online Technology Management Bachelor's Program?  Published in Proceedings of PICMET 2011: Technology Management in the Energy-Smart World”, Portland Oregon.
  • Ballard, J., Becker, P., Boulus, M., Cole, D., Duluca, M., Hansen, M., Nixon, D., Oxley, K., Phelan, D., Quinn, C., Randall, D., Schatzel, K., & Wilbur, K. (November 30, 2010). College and Career Readiness White Paper.
  • Becker, P. R., (January 22, 2009). Technology Management Programs: Meeting the Needs of Business and Industry. Presented at Utah Valley University: College of Technology and Computing Lecture Series, Invited Speaker.
  • MACRAO Annual Conference, Building an Articulation Agreement, November 4, 2009
  • Washtenaw Community College, In-service Session for Faculty on Technology Management, January 7, 2010.
  • Washtenaw Community College, faculty presentation, October 1, 2010.
  • Becker, P. R. (2007). “A Comparative Analysis of Undergraduate Engineering and Technology Management Education Programs in the United States”. Published in the Proceedings of PICMET 07: Management of Converging Technologies.  Portland, Oregon.

Selected Presentations

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Grants

  • Co-author, Project Director, Co-PI, Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration Earmark Grant, Workforce Investment: Providing Higher Education for the Displaced Worker, 2009-2012.
  • Co-author, Senior Grant Administrator/Technical Advisor for Alternative Fuel Transportation Project.  Responsibilities also included Web page design and maintenance, Power Point® presentation design and coordination of training.
  • Co-author, Program Coordinator, Grant Administrator and Curriculum Developer of Occupational Health and Safety and Industrial Hygiene Retraining programs for General Motor’s employees slotted for indefinite layoff. 

Awards and Patents

  • Outstanding Faculty Award, in appreciation of exemplary dedication and service which is beyond the call of duty, Holman Learning Center, March 2009.
  • Outstanding Faculty in Classroom Instruction, Holman Learning Center, Division of Enrollment Management, Certificate of Nomination, 2008.
  • Outstanding Faculty in a Supporting Role, Holman Learning Center, Division of Enrollment Management, Certificate of Nomination, 2007.
  • Lecturers Outstanding Teaching Award, Recipient, 2002-2003.
  • EMU Advanced Technology Fellows Program, Recipient, 2001-2002.
  • EMU Technology Fellows Program, Recipient, 2000-2001.
  • Dedicated Service Award, Master of Liberal Studies, 1998-99.
  • Josephine Nevins Keal Development Fund Fellowship, Recipient, 1996-97.
  • EEOC Scholarship, Recipient, 1989-90.

Additional Information

Pamela Becker has been employed at Eastern Michigan University since 1993; she is a full Professor and the Interim Director of the School of Technology and Professional Services Management. Prior to this she was the undergraduate Technology Management program coordinator in the School of Technology Studies. She was the primary researcher and developer of this program which was approved in 2001 and had its first program graduates in 2004. She was instrumental in the development of unique 3+1 Articulation Agreements with area community colleges, which enable students to transfer technical Associate of Applied Science degree programs and general education coursework into the Technology Management program without loss of credit hours.