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Gerald Willis

Dr. Gerald L. Willis

How I Might Be Able to Assist

Contact me with for questions or information on anything to do with research methods, human resource management, consumer credit, and organizational behavior. I am very passionate about meeting the needs of my online students, and I work very closely with them to ensure a successful academic experience — something I have a lot of experience with. I take pride in being a passionate, student-centered instructor with a demonstrated track record of mentoring online students and adult learners. I’m here to help!

Professional Projects or Initiatives of Interest

I have conducted research in the area of substance abuse among college students, and made some interesting connections between athletics and alcohol consumption rates, finding that athletes drank more than non-athletes. My research was used by groups including the NCAA in developing policy around this important issue. Ask me about it — I’d be happy to tell you more!

Background

Education

Ed. D - Higher Education Administration (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
MS - Management (Salve Regina University)

Courses Taught at NECB

Research Methods; Consumer Credit; Human Resources Management

Professional Experience

Director of Alumni Affairs, Salve Regina University (responsible for fundraising, alumni involvement, and event management)

Publications and Lectures

Financial Literacy for First Generation College Students (presenter, Salve Regina University, Newport RI, March, 2016).

How College and University Partnerships with the Local Community can Foster Good Civic Relations and Improve Student Safety (publication) NASPA Region I Newsletter, 2013.

Utilizing Social Media to Assist in Educating College Students (presenter, Bentley University, Waltham, MA, 2012).

Community Partnerships for Colleges and Communities (presenter, Colleges of the Worcester Area Town/Gown Regional Conference, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 2012).

Reducing Off-Campus Student Offenses Through Community Collaboration (presenter, ASCA Circuit 2 & NEACUHO Drive-in Conference, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, 2011).

How to Design a Successful Community Coalition/Partnership (presenter, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, 2010).

Effective Strategies for Reducing House Parties: A Seven Year Study (presenter, the Association for Student Judicial Affairs’ national conference, Clearwater, FL, 2009).