Gerald Albert Merwin Jr., Ph.D.
4227 Ninth Street
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
gamerwin@valdosta.edu

Education
Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational & Vocational Psychology 1993
NC State University
M. A. General Theoretical Psychology 1976
East Carolina University
B. A. General Psychology 1974
University of South Florida
  - -  English Education 1969-70
Florida State University
A. A. General Education 1969
St. John's River Junior College

Experience
Valdosta State University, 2004 - Present
Assistant Professor, Public Administration
Teach graduate curriculum courses in public administration. Courses include Computer Applications, Public Management, Grant Writing, and Information Management. Several courses involve content related to information systems and internet technology. Courses are offered at two off-campus locations, Moody Air Force Base and the VSU Center for Kings Bay, and online.

Valdosta State University Kings Bay Center, 1999 - 2003
Assistant Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Public Administration & Information Systems
Teach undergraduate and graduate curriculum courses in psychology, education, computer science, and public administration. Several courses involve content related to information systems and internet technology. Coordinate information systems and network at VSU Center for Kings Bay. Serve as webmaster for the Kings Bay web site.

University of South Carolina Aiken School of Business, 1989-1999
Director of the USC Aiken Business Degree Program at USC Beaufort
Team leader for eight full-time and adjunct faculty involved in planning curriculum and schedules for a degree program at a USC Regional Campus. Coordinate with administrators and staff at five campus locations to promote quality services for students. Teach curriculum classes in organization behavior, management and information systems. Initiated and coordinate Business Advisory Board involving community leaders in continuous improvement of the degree program. Coordinate departmental research activities and reporting for accreditation of the degree program. Provide courses through Continuing Education and Small Business Development Center for community businesses.

Consultant to Managers in Business & Industry, 1987 - Present
Provide assistance to both public and private sector organizations in organization development and professional leadership programs. Recent consultations include US Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Trident Refit Facility Information Technology Department efforts to convert databases to web-based portal access. Training and development activities involve team building, strategic planning, and coping with changes in technology. Career planning and development with both individuals and groups is often part of the project.

Johnston Community College, Smithfield, NC, Instructor, 1980-1987
 

J. P. Stevens and Co., Inc., Management Training Director, 1979-1980

North Carolina Department of Human Resources, Program Director, 1975-1979


East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Junior Instructor, 1974-1975


Maas Brothers of Florida, Commission Salesperson, 1971-1974


Mike's Store for Men, Salesperson, 1970-1971


Focus on Professional Activities/Scholarship/Community Service Since 1999

Merwin, Gerald A. Jr., J. Scott McDonald, & Keith A. Merwin. The future of information technology in local government in Georgia : A study of planning and implementation policies (2005). A paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) in New Orleans in January of 2005.

Ubhaus, Frank A. Jr., Gerald A. Merwin Jr., Candy Owen, Janna Wade, Jason Stearns, & Laura Prescott. E-Government and Public Policy in Georgia : The Need to Standardize Domain Registration of Official City Websites (2004). A paper presented at the Georgia Political Science Association Conference in Savannah, GA, November, 2004. (Note: Included graduate and undergraduate students in planning and implementation of the research project. Gathered both survey and objective data. Provided useful information for PADM 7110 Information Management course.)

Contributing Author (Contributed encyclopedia items and editing) Encyclopedia of American Business, Davis Folsom, Senior Editor. 2004. Lebanon, PA: Facts on File, Inc.

Ubhaus,
Frank A. Jr.
, Gerald A. Merwin Jr., J. Scott McDonald, Randall T. Stokes, Amy Warren, Candy Long & Stacey E. Pickett.
Developing a Measure for the Evaluation of Municipal Websites: A Pilot Study Using Georgia Cities (2003). A paper presented at the Georgia Political Science Association Conference in Pine Mountain, GA, November 14, 2003. (Note: Included graduate students in planning and implementation of the research project. Gathered both survey and objective data. Provided useful information for PADM 7070.)


Merwin
, Gerald A. Jr., Burton Bright, Frank A. Ubhaus Jr., Catherine Christie, Darryl Griffis & Charles Byerly.
E-Government round-table. Presentation at the Georgia Political Science Association 2003 Conference in Savannah, GA, February 1, 2003. Note: We recruited two graduate students who did outstanding projects in the PADM 7070 class. Included in the group was be Catherine Christie, reporting on her internship conducting a needs-assessment on E-Government for the City of Folkston.)


Bright
, Burton, Gerald A. Merwin Jr., Frank A. Ubhaus Jr., & Catherine Christie.
Electronic Government Activities in 10 Southeast Georgia Counties (2002). A paper presented at the Georgia Political Science Association Conference in Savannah, GA, February 2, 2002. (Note: Included graduate students in planning and implementation of the research project. Gathered both survey and objective data. Provided useful information for PADM 7070.)


Reviewed chapter on "Developing A Business Plan For An Electronic Commerce Project," in The Internet Encyclopedia. Hossein Bidgoli, Ph.D., Professor, Management Information Systems, Editor-in-Chief, The Internet Encyclopedia (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.).


Spoke to Folkston/Charlton County Kiwanis Club about E-Government

Developed web site for small business: GiscoTabbyHardscapes.Com

Maintain the web site for not-for-profit organization: Ashantilly.Org (Volunteer)


Attended training for the Georgia Career Information System at RESA in Waycross on November 13, 2002. Also, helped arrange for others at Kings Bay to attend.


Attended WebCT Class in Valdosta on November 15, 2002, presented by Harold Powers of GSU.

Consulting Activities
Trident Refit Facility, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, training for Information Technology Department Staff on web development, moving to web-based operations.
GISCO Tabby Hardscapes, web development
RingMinder, Inc., strategic plans & web development
International Voice Technologies, Inc., strategic plans, career plans, web development

Rich-SeaPak, Inc., advised on integrating the Internet into the strategic plan
TheBest.Net (Internet Service Provider) developed training materials & provided training for new customers
NetLink (Internet Service Provider) developed training materials & provided training for new customers
Colamco, Inc., conducted needs assessment for planning of a new networked call center
ECB Technologies/TelAmerica, Inc., assessed needs, produced training programs for a call center
Huntley's Jiffy Stores, Inc., provided management training and career development programs
Sunshine Junior Stores, Inc., developed a realistic job preview program for new employees
Penn Center At-Risk Family Initiative, advised on human resource & organization development (Volunteer)
Ashantilly Center, Inc., non profit organization in McIntosh County, GA, developed web site (Volunteer)

Scholarly Contributions
Publications
Merwin, Gerald A. Jr., Rick D. Boulware, Keith A. Merwin, and Robert D. Drury, "Computer Telephony Integration," Business & Economic Review, 45, 1, 1998.
Merwin, Gerald A. Jr., "Competencies for Students Learning Business Software Applications," Proceedings of Southeast Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, 1998.
Boulware, Rick D. and Gerald A. Merwin Jr. (Editors), Proceedings of the Lowcountry Traditions and Transitions Conference: Perspectives on Cultural Preservation and Change, 1997.
Merwin, Gerald A. Jr., Rick D. Boulware, and William T. Cordray, "Planning and Design of the Virtual Class," Professor as teacher, 3, 4-5, 1997.
Boulware, Rick D., Gerald A. Merwin Jr., and John A. Hightower. The Economic Impact of the University of South Carolina Beaufort on Beaufort County, SC. (1994). Beaufort, SC: University of South Carolina Beaufort, Department of Business Management.
Merwin, Gerald A. Jr., "The Relationships Between Self-Efficacy, Interest Congruence, Career Satisfaction, and Career Decisiveness," Doctoral dissertation, North Carolina State University, 1993.
Merwin, Gerald A. Jr., "Career Planning Intervention as a Moderator of the Self-Efficacy, Interest Congruence, and Career Satisfaction Relationships," Unpublished manuscript, 1992.
Boulware, Rick D. and Gerald A. Merwin Jr., "The Economic Development of Beaufort County: An Analysis prepared for the Beaufort County Development Board" Beaufort, SC: University of South Carolina Beaufort, Department of Business Management. 1991.
Merwin, Gerald A. Jr. and Rick D. Boulware, "Survey Report for Beaufort County Development Board Regarding Industry Recruitment," Beaufort, SC: University of South Carolina Beaufort, Department of Business Management, 1991.
Merwin, Gerald A. Jr., John A. Thomason, and Eleanor E. Sanford, "A Methodology and Content Review of Organizational Behavior Management in the Private Sector: 1978-1986," Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 10, 39-57, 1989.
Merwin, Gerald A. Jr., "The Effects of Token Reinforcement, Response Cost, and Grade Point Average on Attendance of College Students" Masters thesis, East Carolina University, 1976.
Reviewed chapter on "Developing A Business Plan For An Electronic Commerce Project," in The Internet Encyclopedia. Hossein Bidgoli, Ph.D., Professor, Management Information Systems, Editor-in-Chief, The Internet Encyclopedia (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.).
Contributed encyclopedia items and editing to Encyclopedia of American Business, Davis Folsom, Senior Editor. Publication expected 2003.


Presentations

Bright, Burton, Gerald A. Merwin Jr., Frank A. Ubhaus Jr., & Catherine Christie. Electronic Government Activities in 10 Southeast Georgia Counties (2002). A paper presented at the Georgia Political Science Association Conference in Savannah, GA, February 2, 2002. (Note: Included graduate students in planning and implementation of the research project. Gathered both survey and objective data. Provided useful information for PADM 7070.)
Merwin, Gerald A. Jr., Burton Bright, Frank A. Ubhaus Jr., Catherine Christie, Darryl Griffis & Charles Byerly. E-Government round-table. Presentation at the Georgia Political Science Association 2003 Conference in Savannah, GA, February 1, 2003. Note: We recruited two graduate students who did outstanding projects in the PADM 7070 class. Included in the group was Catherine Christie, reporting on her internship conducting a needs-assessment on E-Government for the City of Folkston.)
Merwin, Gerald A. Jr., "Computer Telephony Integration for Small Businesses" USC Aiken School of Business Administration retreat, May 1997.

Merwin, Gerald A. Jr., "Planning and Design of the Virtual Class" All-Campus Meeting of the School of Business Administration, November 1996.
Merwin, Gerald A. Jr., "A Response Cost Procedure to Reduce Employee Absences," Paper presented at the meeting of the Organizational Behavior Management Special Interest Group of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Chicago, 1978

Professional Development
Workshops/Seminars Conducted
"Planning and Design of the Virtual Class" School of Business Admin. All-Campus Meeting, 11/96

"Putting Your Business on the Internet" (for Small Business Development Ctr. & Continuing Ed), 3 & 4/99


Workshops/Seminars Attended

Southern Business Administration Association (Jacksonville Beach), 12/98
- Business School Leadership: Issues and Opportunities for the New Millennium
- Senior Leaders Advance Workshop
- The PSS World Medical Story, by Patrick Kelly

- TV Based Instruction: A Case Study
- Reorganizing the Business School: Two Case Studies
- The Virtual Campus: An Internet Based MBA Program
- AACSB Accreditation Update

Southern Management Association Annual Meeting (New Orleans), 11/98

- The Organization of Tomorrow
- Transferable Knowledge for The 21st Century
- Building a Balanced Performance Management System
- Macro Organizational Issues
- Integrating the Techno-Economic Cycle with Population Ecology
- Organizational Culture as a Determinant of Organizational Learning
- The Management of Teams
- Relationship Conflict & Task Interdependence in Groups
- Predictors of Satisfaction with Team-based Rewards
- Employees' Withdrawal Responses to their Individual Base Pay & Group Incentive Pay
- Voluntary and Involuntary Turnover
- Re-employment Compensation Following Involuntary Job Loss
- The Effect of Growth Satisfaction and Attitudes of Career Plateauing
- Examination of the Relationships Between Turnover Functionality, Frequency, & Performance
- Examining the Changing Legal Environments of Sexual Harassment

Southeast Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (Myrtle Beach), 10/98

- Information Technology and Distance Learning in the New Millennium

- An Analysis of Research Regarding Melding IT Into Curricula to Enhance Learning

- The Effect of Cognitive Style on the Acquisition of Computer Applications

- Introducing the Computer to a Labor Negotiating Exercise

- Using Web Sites In the College Classroom: Problems and Opportunities

- Innovative Teaching Techniques in Introductory Accounting Courses

- On-Line, On-Demand Testing

- La Tierra Trading Company II, Inc.: An Applied Research Case

- Is the Virtual Classroom A Reality?

- Interactive Television Instruction at the University Level: A Faculty Perspective

- Appropriate Technologies for Distance Education

- Technology Enhances the Classroom Experience: The Web As a Teaching Tool

- Computer Based Training on the Internet


"Lowcountry Traditions & Transitions" (conference on development & social implications), 10/97


Corel Roadshow (Presentation on new PerfectOffice Business Software Applications), 6/97


Paradigms in Troubled Environments and Employee
by Jack "Skip" Everett, 2/97


Quality is Still Free
by Philip B Crosby, 10/96


Internationalizing the Business Curriculum
with Wes Johnson, 5/96


The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
presented by R. Craig Pace, 4/96


Technology & Teaching Conference: "Creating Learning Communities" (East Carolina Univ.), 3/96

- An Owner's Guide to the Future (Keynote address on information, technology, & change)

- Review of the North Carolina School Technology Users Task Force Initiative

- Let's Get Serious About Technology Training!

- Network Infrastructure Planning

- LearningNet, the Consortium for Assistance and Research in Education

- Computer Competencies for Educators

- Desktop Interactive Video in Distance Education


Campbell Organizational Surveys Workshop by Dr. David Campbell, 6/94


Graduate Curriculum

East Carolina University 1974-76
Psychological Statistics
Directed Readings: Learning Theory
Seminar in Educational Psychology
Advanced Physiological Psychology
Motivation
Research Design
Social Psychology Sensation and Perception
Advanced Principles of Learning
Independent Study: Stress Management
Independent Study: Program Planning with Behavior Management
Independent Study: Planning and Evaluating Training Programs

North Carolina State University 1981-1993

Adult and Community College Education
Advanced Industrial Psychology
Tests and Measurement
Organizational Psychology
Directed Research: Computerized Statistical Analysis
Statistics I
Program Planning in Adult and Community College Education
Research Methods
Microcomputers in Psychological Research Employee Selection Research
Statistics II
Administration in Adult and Community College Education
Organizational Development
Psychometric Theory
Research in Career Maturity
Training Research
Nonparametric Statistics
Vocational Psychology
Advanced Research Design