College of Management and Technology
Larry P. Palur
I have taught in higher education and owned a dozen businesses over the past 42 years. I am an OSU undergraduate, with Masters degree studies at Ohio University and Doctoral studies at Walden University. With over 17 years of developing, teaching and managing courses online combined with over 40 years in Higher education, I have grown to love the online format. As a former member of Ohio’ Governor’s Speaker’s Bureau, I have presented to groups nationally on the topic of Technology Transfer regarding the utilization and access to Academic and Federally funded Research. As a consultant, my late business partner and I were instrument in the establishment of a National Technology Resource Center for the State of Indiana, and provided guidance for the development of similar networks for the States of California, Virginia, Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan, and facilitated a workshop at the national IBAM conference. I look forward to facilitating a quality course, and look forward to reading all of your postings and submissions. My interests lie in the research and applications of personal finance. I have spent many days on Capital Hill speaking with our legislators on any number of topics, but mostly those that relate to the financial support and well being of children available for adoption. Having adopted six children, my wife and I were recognized by Congress a few years ago as “Angels in Adoption”. I have spoken for NACAC (North American Council on Adoptable Children ) and we were featured in the Halls of Congress as an example of successful adoptions. Just over 2 years ago, I accepted the position as the Executive Director for a regional Coalition of Care. This is an organization that is faith based/supported and provides guidance and financial assistance to those living in poverty. These are mostly folks just trying to make ends meet, and occasionally falling a little short. The goal is to help them with their needs, not their habits.