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Ann Saurbier, D.M.

Dean, Gary E. West College of Business
Office Main Hall 230 Work Phone: 304 336-8060

Biography

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Management – Executive Leadership, Walsh College 2013
  • M.B.A. in Management, with high distinction, Wash College 1993
  • B.S. in Accountancy, Miami University 1986

Accomplishments:

  • Innovative New Program Development
  • Academic Program Review Experience
  • Partnership and Relationship Building Success
  • Advancement of Academic Excellence

Walsh College – Committees and Service:

  • Member – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council (DEIC) (2020-present)
  • Member – Strategy and Planning Sub-Committee (2020 – present)
  • Founding Chair – Professional Standards Committee (2018 – 2020)
  • Walsh Marketing Participation (Whole Brain Thinking, The Next Big Thing is You, Fearless)
  • Member – Curriculum Committee (2007 – 2012, 2014 – 2020)
  • Chair – Curriculum Committee (2010 – 2011)
  • Chair – Curriculum Committee (2010 – 2011)
  • Faculty Committee on Institutional Outcomes Assessment (2010 – 2020)
  • Chair – Faculty Committee on Institutional Outcome Assessment (2012 – 2017)
  • Written Communication and Research Competency subcommittee (2010-2011)
  • Outcome Evaluator – MBA and MM Program (2011 – 2014)
  • External Evaluator – MBA Program Outcomes Assessment (2011 – 2014)
  • Management Advisory Board – St. Clare County Community College (2013 – 2016)
  • President – Walsh College Delta Mu Delta chapter (2013 – 2018)
  • Faculty Advisor – Women of Walsh student organization (2013 – 2015)
  • Student Success Center Committee (2014)
  • Faculty Development Day Planning Committee (2014 – 2019)
  • Faculty Committee on Faculty and Course Evaluation Modifications (2008 / 2017)
  • Problem Solving Workshop – Walsh College Business 360 Certificate program (2010-2012)
  • Strategic Planning Workshop – Walsh College Business 360 Certificate (2010-2012)
  • Presentation – Change Management – TACOM Development Day (June 2005)
  • Faculty Advisor – MBA Association (2002 – 2004)

Walsh College – Professional Development:

  • Walsh College Annual Faculty Development Day (1998 – present)
  • Alliance for Excellence in Online Education (A4OE) Annual Symposium (2001-present)
  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2016 – present)
  • Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Annual Conference (2019 – present)
  • ACPSP Access Accreditation Workshop – Charlotte, NC – 2018
  • AACSB Assessment Conference and Evaluator Training – 2014
  • ACBSP Annual Conference (2014 – present)
  • HLC Annual Conference – (2014 – present)

PUBLICATIONS 

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Saurbier, A. (2021 – in review). Intermediating Stakeholders: Modelling the Influence Flows of Accreditors in
    the American Higher Education Stakeholder System. Economics and Culture. https://sciendo.com/journal/JEC
  • Saurbier, A. (2021 – in press). Modelling the Stakeholder Environment and Decision Process in the U.S. Higher
    Education Stakeholder System. Business, Management and Economics Engineering, 19(1), pp. 131 – 149. DOI:
    https://doi.org/10.3846/bmee.2021.12629
  • Saurbier, A. (2020). A Question of Value: Exploring Perceptions of Higher Education Value in Academic and
    Popular Literature. Economics and Culture, 13(1), pp. 62 – 74
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jec-2020-0006
  • Saurbier, A. (2014). Using infographics as an integrative higher-order skill development assignment in
    undergraduate leadership Instruction. Business Education Innovation Journal, 6(1), pp. 13 – 23.
    http://www.beijournal.com/images/V6N1_final2.pdf
  • Livermore, J. & Saurbier, A. (2010). Using playing cards to facilitate dynamic interaction. Business Education
    Innovation Journal, 2(2), pp. 59 – 64. http://www.beijournal.com/images/BEIJ_V2N2_Dec2010text.pdf

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  • Saurbier, A. (2014). A system of information and evidence: A theoretical systematic review framework to
    explore evidence of quality in the complex American higher education accreditation context. The Fourth Annual
    Engaged Management Scholarship Conference. Tulsa, OK. September 12-14, 2014.
    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2553314
  • Saurbier, A. (2013). Evidence of quality: Toward resolving the paradox of evidence in the American
    accreditation process. The Third Annual Engaged Management Scholarship Conference. Atlanta, GA.
    September 19-22, 2013. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2327857
  • Livermore, J., Baker, K., Krolczyk, V., & Saurbier, A. (2011). Capstone, thesis, or practicum? The state of the
    practice in IA education. InfoSecCD ’11: Proceedings of the 2011 Information Security Curriculum Development
    Conference. Kennesaw, GA. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/2047456.2047467

Dissertation

  • Saurbier, A. (2013). Tacit Quality Leadership: Operationalized quality perceptions as a source of influence
    in the American higher education accreditation process (Doctoral dissertation, Walsh College).
    https://search.proquest.com//docview/1334957233

Peer Reviewed Presentations – International

  • Saurbier, A. (Presenter), International Scientific Conference – Emerging Trends in Economics, Culture and
    Humanities (ETECH), “Intermediating Stakeholders: Modelling the Influence Flows of Accreditors in the
    American Higher Education Stakeholder System,” Economics, Culture and Humanities (EKA), Riga, Latvia.
    (April 2021).
  • Saurbier, A. (Presenter), International Scientific Conference – Emerging Trends in Economics, Culture and
    Humanities (ETECH), “A Question of Value: Exploring the Perceptions of Value of Higher Education Value
    in Academic and Popular Literature,” Economics, Culture and Humanities (EKA), Riga, Latvia. (April 2020).
  • Saurbier, A. (Presenter), International Scientific Conference – Emerging Trends in Economics, Culture and
    Humanities (ETECH), “Students as Stakeholders: Exploring the Students’ Stake in Post-Secondary Business
    Education,” Economics, Culture and Humanities (EKA), Riga, Latvia. (April 2019).
  • Saurbier, A. (Presenter), International Scientific Conference – Emerging Trends in Economics, Culture and
    Humanities (ETECH), “Determining Quality in Higher Education: Application of the Stakeholder
    Perspective to Advance Quality in the U.S. Higher Education Accreditation Process,” Economics, Culture
    and Humanities (EKA), Riga, Latvia. (April 2018).

Peer Reviewed Presentations – National

  • Saurbier, A. (Presenter), 57th Annual Conference Midwestern Business Administration Association (MBAA),
    North American Management Society Annual Conference, “Exploring Decision Motives Among
    Stakeholders in the American Higher Education System,” Midwestern Business Administration
    Association, North American Management Society, Virtual. (March 2021).
  • Saurbier, A. (Presenter), Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MBOTS) Annual
    Conference, ““Ripped from the Headlines”: Reimagining Case Methodology to Increase Student
    Engagement and Target Soft Skills,” Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MBOTS),
    Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mawhaw, NJ, United States. (June 2019).
  • Saurbier, A. (Presenter), Moore, J. (Presenter), Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
    Annual Conference, “Creating a Systematic Faculty Credential Review Process,” Association of College
    Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Houston, TX, United States. (June 2019).
  • Saurbier, A. (Presenter), Moore, J. (Presenter), Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference, “Creating a
    Comprehensive Faculty Credentialing Process and Policies,” Chicago, IL, (April 2019).
  • Saurbier, A., (Presenter), ACBSP Annual Conference – 2016, “Embedding Functional Rubrics: Simultaneously
    Assessing and Grading Student Work,” ACBSP – Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs,
    ACBSP Annual Conference – 2016, Atlanta, GA. (June 2016).
  • Saurbier, A., (Presenter), 52nd Annual Conference Midwestern Business Administration Association (MBAA),
    North American Management Society, “Faculty Perceptions on Professional and Student Development in
    Performance Evaluations,” Midwestern Business Administration Association, North American
    Management Society, Palmer House, Chicago, IL. (April 2016).
  • Saurbier, A. (Presenter), ACBSP Annual Conference – 2015, “Continuing Cycles of Improvement: Improving
    Student Performance Across Time,” ACBSP – Association of College and Business Programs, ACBSP Annual
    Conference – 2015, Philadelphia. (June 2015).
  • Saurbier, A., (Presenter), 2nd Annual Biz Inno Conference, “Targeting Knowledge and Skills: Improving Student
    Performance in an MBA Capstone Course,” Business Education Innovation (BEI), Providence College,
    Providence, RI. (April 2015).
  • Saurbier, A. (Presenter), The Fourth Annual Engaged Management Scholarship Conference, ” A system of
    information and evidence: A theoretical systematic review framework to explore evidence of quality in
    the complex American higher education accreditation context,” Atlanta, GA, United States. (2014).
  • Saurbier, A. L., (Presenter), The Third Annual Engaged Management Scholarship Conference, “Evidence of
    quality: Toward resolving the paradox of evidence in the American accreditation process,” Atlanta, GA,
    United States. (2013).

College Service Presentations

  • Saurbier, A. (Presenter), Chairs Assessment and Accreditation Meeting, “Assessing Student Learning,” Walsh
    College, Walsh College, Troy, United States. (August 2017).
  • Saurbier, A., (Presenter), Faculty Development Day, “Feedback Strategies to Improve Student Learning,” Walsh
    College, Faculty Development Day, Troy, United States. (February 2017).
  • Saurbier, A. (Presenter), Faculty Development Day, “Moodle Rubrics Made Easy,” Walsh College, Faculty
    Development Day, Troy, United States. (February 2017).

Awards and Honors

  • Best Presentation, International Scientific Conference – EKA – Riga, Latvia. (April 2018)
  • Best Presentation, International Scientific Conference – EKA – Riga, Latvia. (April 2019)

Conference Service

  • Session Chair – Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016 – Management Education Division
  • Session Moderator – International Scientific Conference – Emerging Trends in Economics, Culture
    and Humanities (ETECH) 2019
  • Session Chair and Discussant – 57th Annual Conference Midwestern Business Administration
    Association (MBAA), North American Management Society Annual Conference

Professionally Related Service Activities

  • Editorial Board, Management Decision Journal, Bingley. (2016 – Present).
  • Peer Reviewer Service
  • Engaged Management Scholarship Conference (2013 – present)
  • Academy of Management – Management Decision (2014 – present)
  • Academy of Management Annual Conference (2014 – present)     
  •        Organization & Management Theory (OMT) division
  •        Management Education & Development (MED) division
  • Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference (2014 – present)

Professional Associations

  • Alliance for Excellence in Online Education (2001 – present)
  • Academy of Management (2013 – present)
  • Academy of Management (2013 – present)
  • American Society for Quality (2013 – present)
  • Alliance for Excellence in Online Education (A4OE) (2001 – present)
  • Accreditation Council for Business School Programs (2014 – present)
  • Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (2018 – present)
  • Strategic Management Society (2018 – present)