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Dr. James "Skip" Ward

Associate Professor

Contact Information:Skip Ward
Office: McCartney Hall 309
Office Phone: 785-628-5523

Ed.D. University of Tennessee (Curriculum & Instruction)
Ed.S. University of Tennessee (Curriculum & Instruction)
M.A. University of Illinois
M.S. Indiana State University

Courses Taught:
Business Communications
Management Principles

Research Interests:
Use of Social Media for Communication & Learning

Ward, J., Dalat Ward, Y., & Ergun, A. (June, 2016). A hybrid exchange model for cross border higher education exchanges between the U.S. and China. Paper presented at the Sias International University and Fort Hays State University international conference on Managing International Higher Education: Issues and Challenges in Cross Border Engagement. With FHSU support, we created a video which was taken to the conference on a flash drive by Dr. Joy Hatch, Vice President for Technology, and shown as a conference presentation.

Research article:
Ward, J., and Ward, Y.D. (2016). A preliminary study: Development of intercultural communication competence awareness in the teaching of business communication at a rural university through learner generated YouTube videos. Journal of Research of Business Information Systems, 9(9).

Dr. Ward was a U.S. Diplomat (Washington, Turkey, Germany, and Hungary) prior to entering the petroleum industry. As a diplomat, he also traveled extensively in Latin America and the Middle East. Dr. Ward was a training, change, and communication manager/consultant involved in a wide range of Shell Oil businesses. His Shell work took him to numerous manufacturing sites in the U.S. and Canada as well as to the UK, Malaysia, and The Netherlands. He worked on-site and in numerous national and global virtual assignments. Prior to his work with Shell Oil, Dr. Ward held management roles in Egypt, Austria, and Thailand. Dr. Ward has also worked in higher education, at Graceland University (Lamoni, Iowa) and Indiana State University (Terra Haute, Indiana). He is married to Dr. Yaprak Dalat Ward.

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