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Guy Downs

Assistant Professor

Technology Management

145D Sill

734.487.2899

gdowns1@emich.edu

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, EMU, 1996
  • Masters of Arts in English, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2001
  • Masters of Arts in Economics, EMU, 2009

Work Experience
September 2010 - present - Assistant Professor
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Professional Summary

Interests and Expertise

Courses

  • TM 130 Introduction to Technology Management
  • TM 212 The Management of Technological Change
  • TM 314W Managing for Process Improvement (GEWI)
  • TM 415 Senior Seminar in Technology Managemen
  • TM 510 The Management of Technology and Innovation
  • COT 300W Research and Writing: The Technology Career Perspective (GEWI)

Selected Publications

Downs, G., Becker, P. (2011). “What factors affect academic performance in an online Technology Management bachelors program?”.” Published in the Proceedings of “PICMET 11: Technology Management in the Energy Smart World”. Portland, Or.

Downs,G. McAllen, D. (2012) “The effect of intrinsic motivation on success in a technology management undergraduate program”. Published in the proceedings of “PICMET 12: Technology Management for Emerging Technologies.” Vancouver, BC.

McAllen, D., Downs,G., Ascani, H (2013). “The relationship between prior military education and academic performance in an online technology management undergraduate program.” Published in the proceedings of “PICMET 13: Technology Management in the IT-Driven Services”. San Jose, CA.

Downs, G., Alfawzan, L (2014). “Exploring the relationship between technological implementation and organizational structure”. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Business and Economics.

Downs, G., & McAllen, D. (2014). “Exploring the Relationship between Military Service and Performance in Online Classes.” Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 17(4).

Downs, G & McAllen, D (2015). “How Much Do They Know? A Survey of the Foundational Knowledge of Incoming Technology Management Undergraduates”. Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of “PICMET 15: Management of the Technology Age”, Portland OR.

Selected Presentations

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Member of PICMET, 2012-Present

Associate Editor, Economic Development Quarterly.

Grants

Awards and Patents

Additional Information

  • The ways technology is leveraged in both public and private sector organizations and how technological implementation changes organizational structure and culture.
  • How technology affects pedagogy in technology-related academic disciplines.