Lecturer, Management; Interim Director of the Interpersonal Effectiveness Institute

Year Started at JMU: 1999

eliasorg@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education
  • Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Education in Counseling and Career Development at Johns Hopkins University
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management at Wilmington College
  • Bachelor of Art in Human Relations at High Point University
Personal Interests
  • Hiking – Competed 10,000 miles of trails including the AT and PCT
  • Plant preservation including the American Chestnut and Wollemi Pine
  • Kayaking, Rafting, and Snowboarding
Professional Background
  • Trustee – Big Fairlee Farm
  • Executive Director - The Family Service - home health, counseling, and West Virginia Family magazine
  • Private Practice - Career Counselor
  • Director – Easter Seal Society of Del-Mar
  • District Executive - BSA
Current Courses Taught
  • MGT 305 -  Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 365 - Human Resource Management
  • MGT 390 - Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 464 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • COB 202 - Interpersonal Skills
  • COB 300A - Integrated Business - Management
  • COB 300 – Faculty Member in Residence and Management Instructor, University of Antwerp, Antwerp Belgium
  • Senior Manager’s Course (United Nations Program); Harrisonburg, USA and Amman, Jordan
  • Regional Senior Manager’s Course (US Department of State) – Dushanbe, Tajikistan
  • AACSB Training – International Training Group – Erbil, Iraq
Positions Held
  • COB 300 Faculty Team
  • Team Advisor – Katrina service trip
  • International Training Group – Trainer
  • Partner – Madison Investment Partners
Awards and Recognitions
  • Dr. Otto G. Brenner Memorial Award for teaching excellence
Service
  • Management education for Senior Managers of agencies that remove land mines and unexploded ordinance
  • Advisor of the Vietnamese Student Association
  • Advisor – Madison Consulting
  • National Certified Career Counselor
Key Publications

Eliason, R, Pargas, F., and Yankee, M., (2015) Case: The Lucky Dragon 幸运的龙 – Hong Kong, Journal of Business Case Studies

Leduc, L., Pattie, M., Pargas, F., and Eliason, R. (2014) Self-Monitoring as an Aggregate Construct: Relationships with Personality and Values; Personality and Individual Differences, Vol 58, pp  3-8.

C. Willetts, S. Marshall, P. Veglahn & R. Eliason. (2005) Investment in Training: Evaluating a training decision in Connexion, Ed: Lisa Schneck. Englewood, CO: Medical Group Management Association.

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