Pam Becker

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Technology and Professional Services Management; Women's and Gender Studies

206B Roosevelt


[email protected]


  • Ed.D, Educational Leadership, Cognate-Technology Management, Eastern Michigan University
  • MLS, Technology, Concentrations-Technology Management and Adult Education, Eastern Michigan University
  • BS, Administration with dual majors in Managerial Economics and Finance, and Marketing, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • AAS, General Studies, Washtenaw Community College

Professional Summary

  • Assistant Professor, August 2004 - September 2009
  •  Associate Professor, September 2009 - September 2014
  • Professor, September 2014 - present
  • General Motors Corporation

Interests and Expertise

  • Technology management
  • Workforce development
  • Women in technology
  • Online teaching

Courses Taught

  • 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
  • CET 894: Candidacy Seminar

Selected Publications

  • Becker, P.R., and Findley, L. (FY 2011). Eastern Michigan University Congressional Priorities-"Working Together: Preparing the Displaced Worker for Employment in the New Economy.
  • Downs, G. H., and Becker, P.R. (2011). What Factors Affect Academic Performance in an Online Technology Management Bachelor's Program? Â 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., and 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 Engineering and 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.

Patents / Awards / 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 webpage 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, 20022003.
  • EMU Advanced Technology Fellows Program, Recipient, 20012002.
  • EMU Technology Fellows Program, Recipient, 20002001.
  • Dedicated Service Award, Master of Liberal Studies, 1998–1999.
  • Josephine Nevins Keal Development Fund Fellowship, Recipient, 1996–1997.
  • EEOC Scholarship, Recipient, 1989–1990.

Additional Information

Pamela Becker has been employed at Eastern Michigan University since 1993; she is a full-time 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.