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Irene Williams

Contributing Faculty

College of Management and Human Potential

Degree Program Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

In 2015, Dr. Irene Williams joined the College of Management and Technology staff as a contributing faculty member in the DBA program. She was promoted after 3 years to Senior Contributing Faculty. Her professional experience includes working in offices of institutional effectiveness, research, assessment, and planning in higher education (including a health-related institution). She served as the primary system administrator for a faculty credentials system and as the associate administrator for the institution’s assessment management database to document student-learning outcomes. She was the lead technical advisor in the development of the electronic reaffirmation of accreditation report for the institution. She was also responsible for updating various institutional web sites using a content management system. She gained advanced skills in updating policies and procedures, data management, analysis, and reporting. She has experience using systems such as SharePoint, SPSS, Microsoft Office, and Adobe. Dr. Williams briefly worked in the private sector for a medical device manufacturing company as a Quality Assurance Manager. In this role, she developed skills related to business best practices, human resources, customer service, quality assurance, and manufacturing regulations.

Dr. Williams provides an interesting background in which many adult learners may be able to relate to her own story as first-generation, college graduate. She is the first in her family to earn a doctorate (Ph.D.). Her passion has always been in business administration, management, and leadership type topics. Teaching and mentoring DBA students allows her to take what she has learned in business education and share it with them.

Her academic achievements include the completion of a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. Prior to her advanced education, she earned a Master of Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Computer Information Systems from Lubbock Christian University. She also earned a Certificate of Proficiency, Health Information Services – Coding Specialist.

Her contribution to positive social change is to address challenges and improve conditions in businesses, particularly in workforce and workplace issues. She has previously been a member in local and national organizations related to human resources, quality, training and development, and project management. She enjoys teaching students about advancing society as a whole and leading social change in their own communities. Dr. Williams serves as a board member for the Lubbock Christian University, School of Business Advisory Board.

Courses Taught

DDBA 8006 - Contemporary Challenges in Business

DDBA 8151 - Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice

DDBA 8161 - Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage

DDBA 8300 - Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology for Applied Business Research

DDBA 8303 - Qualitative and Case Study Methodology for Business Analysis Research

DDBA 8307 - Quantitative Business Data Analysis Using SPSS

DDBA 8101/8100 - Doctoral Study Mentoring

DDBA 9000/9001 - Doctoral Study Completion

DDBA 8101P/DDBA 8100P - Doctoral Portfolio Study Mentoring

DDBA 9000P/9001P - Doctoral Portfolio Capstone Completion

RESI 8301 - DBA Residency 1

RESI 8302 - DBA Residency 2

Education

PhD, Northcentral University - Prescott Valley, AZ

MBA, Wayland Baptist University - Lubbock, TX

BBA, Lubbock Christian University - Lubbock, TX

Public Service

Lubbock Christian University, School of Business Advisory Board, Member - Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University Graduate School, 16th Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition, Education category, Judge - Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Judge for Student Research Week 2013 “Genomic Revolution: Personalizing Medicine” – Quality Enhancement Plan Categories, Appreciation of a Profession & Interprofessional Teamwork , Judge - Lubbock, TX

Publications

James, K. C., , D. S., Williams, I. A., Luamba, D. S. (2021). Successful Strategies to Sustain Profits from Tourism Following a Hurricane. The International Journal of Business and Management Research (e-ISSN: 2347-4696).

Luamba, D. S., Blye, M. L., Mwema, I. M., Williams, I. A., , K., , J. C. (2021). The Benefits of Innovation for Small Businesses. The International Journal of Business and Management Research (e-ISSN: 2347-4696).

Ritter, D., Williams, I. A., Simmons, B. (2021). Strategies for Developing Trust in Virtual Project Teams. The International Journal of Business and Management Research (e-ISSN: 2347-4696).

Luamba, D. S., Blye, M. L., Williams, I. A., Chagadama, J. (2021). Innovative Strategies for Small Retail Companies' Sustainability. The International Journal of Business and Management Research (e-ISSN: 2347-4696).

Nsubuga-Mugoa, J. K., Williams, I. A., Gaytan, J. (2021). Successful Strategies for Using Knowledge Management in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. The International Journal of Business and Management Research (e-ISSN: 2347-4696).

PonceVega, J. A., Williams, I. A. (2021). Improving Quality in Primary Care: A Model for Change. The International Journal of Business and Management Research (e-ISSN: 2347-4696).

Haddad, M. I., Williams, I. A., Hammoud, M. S., Dwyer, R. J. (2020). Strategies for implementing innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises. World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development.

Jarvis, J., Williams, I. A. (2017). A case study exploration of strategies to improve first-line supervisor problem-solving abilities in the retail supermarket industry. International Journal of Applied Management and Technology.

Presentations

Lenio, J., Aragno, A., Williams, I. A., Rupp, M. (2018). Introduction to the Faculty Insights Tool. Walden University.