Curriculum Vitae, last update 12/23/2016


RICHARD JOHN STAPLETON

Born November 3, 1940, Corpus Christi, Texas, on the Gulf Coast, United States

Reared in Wolfforth, Texas ten miles southwest of Lubbock on the South Plains in Nothwest Texas, 1941-1963


Professor Emeritus, Business Policy, Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship, and Business Ethics
Academic career at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, fifty-three miles northwest of Savannah, on the Atlantic Coast, 1970-2005


Now involved

Effective Learning Company

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POST RETIREMENT


Since retiring from Georgia Southern in 2005 I have published three books—Business Voyages, Recommendations for Waking Up From the American Nightmare, and Born to Learn, all shown at Amazon.com and on this website under the Effective Learning Publications tab—and numerous Internet articles in the genre of social, political and economic entrepreneurship, samples of which I have posted on the Business Voyages Archives page of this website. 


Debbye and I founded Effective Learning Company and Stapleton Learning Company in 2005.  I founded Effective Learning Publications in 1979

See reviews and blurbs for my books at Amazon.com and on the Effective Learning Publications page of this website.

You can find other samples or my writing in Internet journals and at various Internet addresses by typing Richard John Stapleton into Google or any browser. 

EDUCATIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY


Management Information Systems
Wrote the first syllabus for the computer-based Management Information Systems course at Georgia Southern and supervised its incorporation into the curriculum and course catalog in 1971.  I was the only teacher of MIS in the business school from 1971-1978 laying the groundwork for MIS study at Georgia Southern

Operations Management
I was the only production teacher in the Georgia Southern business school from 1970-1978.  Taught Production I and added Production II to the curriculum, which led to the creation of the operations management emphasis area in the College of Business Administration

Business Policy & Strategy
Added the capstone case method business policy course to the undergraduate core curriculum for all majors of the business school in 1971, enabling the Georgia Southern business school in 1974 to achieve accreditation by the AACSB, the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest academic accrediting association in the business field in the United States.  I was the only teacher of business policy and strategy using the case method in the undergraduate business curriculum at Georgia Southern during 1970-2005, teaching approximately four case method business policy courses per year

Small Business Management
I taught all but three small business management courses offered by the business school at Georgia Southern during 1970-2005, at least one per year, all with the case method

Entrepreneurship
Founded the teaching of entrepreneurship at Georgia Southern.  Wrote the syllabus for the first entrepreneurship course in 1987.  Taught most entrepreneurship courses offered during 1987-2005, all with the case method

Small Business Institute
Supervised approximately 350 Small Business Institute student teams consulting with area small businesses during 1974-2005.  Served as the Small Business Institute Director during 1987-2005.  Supervised students producing approximately ten SBI cases per year funded by the US Small Business Administration at $500 per case during 1974-1992, at which the SBA discontinued funding the SBI program because of decisions of the Clinton Administration.  Served as the SBI Director at Georgia Southern during 1987-2005 

Runner-Up National Champions
Supervised Hartie Cliatt, Reagie Eakin, and Scott Johnson, a Georgia Southern Small Business Institute team, runner-up winners of the national 1992 Case of the Year case research and writing contest conducted by the US Small Business Administration, competing with some 3,000 undergraduate SBI teams at some 500 Small Business Institutes at colleges and universities throughout the US.  The team was recognized and presented undergraduate Runner-Up in the Nation awards by Erskine Bowles, national SBA Director, at the Annual 1992 Small Business Week luncheon, Washington, D.C.

Entrepreneurship/Small Business Emphasis Area
Founded the Entrepreneurship/Small Business (E/SB) emphasis area at Georgia Southern in 1987, which has become one of the most successful emphasis areas in the College of Business Administration to the present time, now known as the Center for Entrepreneurial Learning and Leadership.  Developed the E/SB area and taught all courses required for the emphasis from 1987 to 2001, three courses per year, all with the case method

E/SB Board of Advisors, Annual Meeting, and Case of the Year Contest
Started an advisory board for the E/SB emphasis area in 1996 composed of area entrepreneurs, retired executives, and former students who own and operate small businesses.  Conducted an Annual Meeting in the spring of the year at which E/SB advisory board members interacted with students and judged the Small Business Institute Case of the Year contest.  First, Second, and Third place winners were selected from among ten or so cases developed in the Spring Applied Small Business course by students in teams of three members

The Business Plan
As a member of the COBA Task Force 2000 in 1996, I was instrumental in the creation of The Business Plan, a one-hour course that was required for all undergraduate business students at Georgia Southern.  This innovative and distinctive course required undergraduate students of all majors in teams of three to research and write a plan for a new business.  The course provided a unique environment in which students integrated all business functions—accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations management, and management information systems—while developing creative and analytical thinking abilities and communication and inter-disciplinary team work skills.  I taught one or two business plan courses per year for students and tried to teach the COBA faculty how to teach the course by conducting meetings and disseminating teaching notes. Unfortunately COBA faculty in various specialized disciplines deep within their silos after a few years organized a coup and voted to eliminate the course from the core curriculum for all majors, despite its high ranking and value according to students on student evaluations, because it was inconvenient for departmental administrators to schedule and stressful for teachers in various disciplines to teach.  Most faculty preferred to teach their three-hour courses in their specialized disciplines dispensing their standard doctrines and techniques, using their lecture/telling teaching methods, row and column classroom layouts, and multiple-choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, and solve-the-arithmetic problem tests, rather than teach three one-hour business plan courses in which students had think, communicate, and innovate, and integrate what they had already learned, sitting in circle classroom layouts, who had to be graded subjectively based on class participation.


Read BORN TO LEARN to understand the full significance and importance of classroom layouts, teaching methods, and testing methods used by teachers in their classrooms.

Georgia Southern Student Evaluations
I conducted research and writing during 1990-2000 that resulted in Georgia Southern adding study production, learning production, and expected grades questions to the student evaluation form used campus-wide in all departments and schools.  These questions were formally adopted by Georgia Southern in 2000. 


Data and analysis proving why these questions should be included on all student evaluation forms and weighted in all faculty evaluations are published in “Optimizing the Fairness of Student Evaluations:  A Study of Correlations Between Instructor Excellence, Study Production, Learning Production, and Expected Grades,” by Richard John Stapleton & Gene Murkison (2001), published as the lead article in the June 2001 issue of the Journal of Management Education, published by the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, a national professional association composed of business professors from leading US universities. 


"Optimizing the Fairness of Student Evaluations" has by now in 2016 been cited in 61 professional journal articles in several academic disciplines, including citations in the last three years, proving the article has been read and used by serious professors and researchers concerned about the problem of fairly evaluating teaching productivity among teachers.


FORMAL EDUCATION


Diploma, Frenship High School, Wolfforth, Texas, 1958
Attended Hardin-Simmons University, 1958-1960, Economics major, Accounting minor
B.S., Economics, Texas Tech University, 1962
M.B.A., Organizational Behavior, Texas Tech University, 1966
Ph.D., Business Administration, Management Science major, Economics minor, Texas Tech University, 1969
Certified Transactional Analyst, CTA, International Transactional Analysis Association, 1977

Undergraduate GPA, 2.79; Masters GPA, 3.4; Doctoral GPA, 3.67

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Teaching Assistant in Management, Texas Tech University, 1965-1966

Part-time Instructor in Economics, Texas Tech University, 1966-1969
Associate Professor of Management, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1969-1970
Associate Professor of Management, Georgia Southern College, 1970-1976
Graduate Faculty, Georgia Southern University, 1975-
Professor of Management, Georgia Southern University, 1976-2005
Visiting Professor of Management, Troy State University-Europe, 1982-1983.  Taught at U.S. Air Force NATO bases at or near Adana, Turkey; Athens, Greece; Soesterberg, Holland; Hessich, Germany; Aviano, Italy

Subjects taught include economic history, entrepreneurship, small business, organizational behavior, transactional analysis, operations management, systems analysis, management information systems, control, and business policy, at Texas Tech University, University of Louisiana—Lafayette, Georgia Southern University, Troy State University—Europe  (now Troy University)

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE


Acting Head, Department of Management, Georgia Southern, 1970-1972
Chairman, Department of Management Self-Study Steering Committee, 1971-1972
Member, Dean's Search Committee, School of Business, 1971
Chairman, Admissions Committee, AACSB Self-Study, 1972-1973

Member, Athletic Committee, 1971-1973
Member, Library Committee, 1973-1974
Member, Dean's Search Committee, School of Business, 1974
Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Business, 1974-1976
Chairman, Graduate Program Committee, School of Business, 1974-1976
Chairman, Graduate Curriculum Committee, School of Business, 1974-1976

Chairman, Faculty Evaluation Committee, School of Business, 1976-1978
Chairman, GSC Continuing Education Committee, 1977-1979
Long Range Planning Committee, Department of Management, 1984
Dean's Search Committee, Division of Industrial Technology, 1984
Library Committee, 1986-1988
Director, Small Business Institute, School of Business, 1986-2005
Member, Tenure and Promotion Committee, School of Business, 1987-1989
Chairman, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Department of Management, 1988-1989
Chairman, Academic Affairs Committee, Department of Management, 1989-1993
Member, Strategic Planning Committee, School of Business, 1990-1992
Chairman, Entrepreneurship/Small Business Committee, School of Business, 1993-2005
Member, COBA Task Force 2000 Planning Committee, 1993-1997
Member, Georgia Southern Institutional Effectiveness Committee, 1993-1998
Member, COBA Governance Committee, 1997-1998
Entrepreneurship/Small Business Emphasis Coordinator, 1997-2005
Member, GSU Judicial Review Board, 1999-2002
Member, COBA Tenure and Promotion Committee, 1999-2001
Member, Dept. of Mgt. Tenure and Promotion Committee, 1999-2001

CREATIVE AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY


Doctoral Dissertation
AN ANALYSIS OF RURAL MANPOWER MIGRATION PATTERNS IN THE SOUTH PLAINS REGION OF TEXAS, published in its entirety in the National Technical Information Service (PB 188048), 1970.  This research was funded by a $6500 grant awarded by the Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation and Research of the U.S. Department of Labor pursuant to the provisions of the Manpower Development and Training Act of 1964.  Summaries of the disssertation were published in MANPOWER (1970) and MANPOWER RESEARCH PROJECTS (1970), U.S. Department of Labor

Articles in Journals and Books
“The Process of Environmental Structuring--A General Perspective,"  THE BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM, Texas Tech University, 1:1, 1969


“Terminations:  Lower-Level Dismissals," PERSONNEL, Vol 48 (May-June, 1971)


“When You Have to Say ‘You're Fired'," SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT, Vol 16 (September, 1971)


“The Velocity of Youth Mobility," ATLANTA ECONOMIC REVIEW (March-April, 1973)


“Terminations:  Lower-Level Dismissals," reprinted in PRIMER IN SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT, McCullough & Fryet (Dubuque, Iowa:  Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company, 1974)


“The Chain of Ego States," TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS JOURNAL, 8:3, July, 1978


“Classroom De-Gamer," TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS JOURNAL, 9:2, April, 1979


“How Managers Influence Superiors:  A Study of Upward Influence Tactics,"  LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL, 9, 4, 1988,  with B. Keys, G. Murkison, and L. Dosier


“Scripts and Entrepreneurship," TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS JOURNAL, 20:3, July, 1990, senior author with G. Murkison


“Academic Entrepreneurship:  Using the Case Method to Simulate Competitive Business Markets," THE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR TEACHING REVIEW, Vol XIV, Issue IV, 1989-1990, pp 88-104


“Scripts and Decisions:  An Empirical Analysis," JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC STUDIES, 3, (4), 1992, 123-127, senior author with G. Murkison


“Scripts and Entrepreneurship," translated into French and reprinted in ACTUALITES EN ANALYSE TRANSACTIONELLE, 17:66, April 1993, Brussels, Belgium


“The Significance of Schemata and Scripts in Entrepreneurship Education and Development,” (1997), senior author with D. Stapleton and G. Murkison, in T.G. Monroy, J. Reichert, F. Hoy, and K. Williams (Eds.), THE ART & SCIENCE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION:  VOLUME IV, pp. 89-104, Akron, Ohio:  The Project for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education


“Teaching Business Using the Case Method and Transactional Analysis:  A Constructivist Approach (1998), TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS JOURNAL, 28:2, April, 1998, pp. 157-167, senior author with D. Stapleton


“The Formulation of Strategies for Teaching Business Policy or Strategic Management” (2000), BUSINESS RESEARCH YEARBOOK:  GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, Volume VII, J. Biberman and A. Alkhafaji, editors, International Academy of Business Disciplines, pp. 928-932, senior author with D. Stapleton.  Saline, Michigan:  McNaughton & Gunn, Inc.


“Optimizing the Fairness of Student Evaluations:  A Study of Correlations Between Instructor Excellence, Study Production, Learning Production, and Expected Grades,” lead article, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION, 25:3, June 2001, pp. 269-291, senior author with G. Murkison .  (this article has now been cited as a reference in 61 professional articles in several disciplines, several in the last few years, proving it is still being read and used)

Books
MANAGING CREATIVELY:  ACTION LEARNING IN ACTION (Washington, D.C.:  University Press of America, 1976), 318 pages 

DE-GAMING TEACHING AND LEARNING:  HOW TO MOTIVATE LEARNERS AND INVITE OKness (Statesboro, GA:  Effective Learning Publications, 1979), 132 pages   

THE ENTREPRENEUR:  CONCEPTS AND CASES ON CREATIVITY IN BUSINESS (Lanham, MD and London:  University Press of America, 1985), 520 pages

BUSINESS VOYAGES:  SCRIPTS, SCHEMATA, AND TOOLS FOR DISCOVERING AND CO-CONSTRUCTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS WORLDS (Effective Learning Publications, 2008, 2010, 2011), 746 pages

 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WAKING UP FROM THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, an ebook at Amazon.com, Effective Learning Publicantions, 2013, 234 equivalent pages

BORN TO LEARN:  A TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS OF HUMAN LEARNING, Effective Learning Publications, 2016, 253 pages

Monographs
EXPLORATIONS IN LEARNING LEADER'S GUIDE (Statesboro, GA:  Effective Learning Systems, 1980).  Contains detailed instructions for conducting EXPLORATIONS IN LEARNING seminars and using the Classroom De-Gamer™

EXPLORATIONS IN LEARNING:  AN INNOVATIVE ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (Statesboro, GA:  Effective Learning Systems, 1981).  Demonstrates how to apply the de-gaming process to organizations in general

 BUSINESS VOYAGES:  MENTAL MAPS, SCRIPTS, SCHEMATA, AND TOOLS FOR FINDING AND CO-CONSTRUCTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS WORLDS (1998), Class Notes, Georgia Southern University, used in The Business Plan course, 88 pages

GEORGIA SOUTHERN ENTREPRENEURSHIP:  ACTIVITIES, CONTRIBUTORS, CASES (Reprinted 4 times, originally printed 2000), Class Notes, Georgia Southern University and Georgia Southern COBA Office of Publications and Faculty Research Services.  Contains cases about businesses owned and operated by ex-COBA entrepreneurship students written by students in the Applied Small Business course during 1999-2004, an overview of the E/SB program, and feedback from ex-COBA entrepreneurship students 1972-1999.

Proceedings Articles
“The Classroom De-Gamer," RESEARCH IN EDUCATION, November, 1978, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan


“Implications of Business Prospectuses Developed by Small Business Students," PROCEEDINGS of the 1984 Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 1984


“Causes of Unsuccessful Entrepreneurship," (abstract), ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH, Fourth Annual Conference on Organizational Development and Policy, University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky, Spring, 1986


“A Total Systems Approach to Simulating Free Enterprise in a Small Business Course in a Business School,"  published in PROCEEDINGS of the 1987 National Meeting, Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Hilton Head, SC, March, 1987


“Entrepreneurial Learning and Small Business Failure Rates, " with G. Murkison, PROCEEDINGS of the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the Institute of Management Science, October, 1988


“What is Most Important:  Entrepreneurial Teaching or Entrepreneurial Unlearning," (abstract), JOURNAL OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, Vol IV, No. 1, Fall, 1988


“Entrepreneurship, Decisions, and Scripts," with G. Murkison, PROCEEDINGS of the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Region of the Decision Sciences Institute, February, 1989


“Entrepreneurial Autonomy and Success,"  PROCEEDINGS of the 1989 Annual Meeting of the Southeast Chapter of The Institute of Management Science, Columbia, SC


“Scripts and Decisions," with G. Murkison, (abstract), bulletin of the National Meeting of the Operations Research Society of America and The Institute of Management Science, New York, October, 1989


“The Value of Entrepreneurial Experience:  What Entrepreneurs Learn When they Start and Operate Businesses," PROCEEDINGS of the 1990 Annual Meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the Institute of Management Science, Myrtle Beach, SC, with G. Murkison


“Game-Freer Teaching and Learning:  How to Increase Productivity in Schools by Decreasing Psychological Games," The Stamford Papers:  Selections from the 29th Annual ITAA Conference, Bruce R. Loria, Editor, Stamford, Connecticut, October, 1991, pp. 250-267


“Feedback Regarding the Use of a Game-Free Case Method Process to Educate General Management and Entrepreneurship Students," (1993) with G. Murkison and D. Stapleton, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of the Institute of Management Science, October, 1993, Myrtle Beach, SC.


“The Case Method, Business Success, and Masculinity,” with G. Murkison and D. Stapleton, 1994 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of the Institute of Management Science, October, Myrtle Beach, SC


“Randomly Selecting Participants to Lead case Method Discussions:  Problems and Pitfalls in Performance Evaluation,” (1996), with D. Stapleton, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 32nd ANNUAL MEETING, Southeastern Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Myrtle Beach, pp. 117-119


“The Selection and Assessment of Teaching Methods in Business Schools (1997), with G. Murkison and D. Stapleton, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 33rd ANNUAL MEETING, Southeastern Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Myrtle Beach, pp. 107-109


“The Student Evaluation of Teaching Process Revisited,” (1997), with B. Price, C. Randall, and G. Murkison, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 33rd ANNUAL MEETING, Southeastern Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Myrtle Beach, 178-180


“The Scripting of Family Businesses” (1999), with D. Stapleton, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 34TH ANNUAL MEETING, Southeastern Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, CD-ROM,  October, Myrtle Beach


“In Search of a Better Mousetrap:  Can a Composite Profile Accurately Evaluate Teaching Effectiveness?”, C. Randall, B. Price, L. Tudor, and R. Stapleton (1999) PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL DECISION SCIENCE INSTITUTE, New Orleans, November, pp. 266-268


“What Do Entrepreneurship Teachers and Students Know?” (2000), senior author with D. Stapleton, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Allied Business Disciplines Association, Ft. Myers, FL, CD-ROM November 2000


“An Investigation of Script Decisions in the Creating, Operating, and Disposing of Family Businesses,” (2001), senior author with D. Stapleton, PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL USASBE/SBIDA JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE, CD-ROM, February, Orlando, FL


“Basic Policies Affecting the Longevity of Family Businesses,” (2001), senior author with D. Stapleton, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 36TH ANNUAL MEETING, Southeastern Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, CD-ROM, October, Myrtle Beach, SC


“Attitudes of Family Business Owners Regarding Policies for Transferring the Wealth of Family Businesses,” with D. C. Stapleton, Annual Meeting of the Small Business Institute Director’s Association (SBIDA), San Diego, CA, February, 2002


"What is Good Business Teaching," with D. C. Stapleton, Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting Southeastern Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, October 2002, Myrtle Beach, SC


"The Nature of SBI Learning," with D. C. Stapleton, Annual Meeting of the Small Business Institute Director's Association (SBIDA), New Orleans, LA, February 2003


"The Morality of University Grading," with D. C. Stapleton, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and The Management Sciences, CD-ROM, October 2003, Myrtle Beach, SC


"Factors in Family Business Planning," with Deborah. C. Stapleton and Meredith Tomlinson, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Small Business Institute Director's Association, Clearwater Beach, FL, February 2004. 


"Factors in Family Business Planning" was reprinted in the 1 April 2004 edition of the SBANC Newsletter, the online newsletter of the Small Business Advancement National Center, Don B. Bradley, editor, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, http://sbaer.uca.edu/ and in The Script, Vol. 34, No. 6, the newsletter of the International Transactional Analysis Association, August 2004


"Mixing Business and Family," with Deborah C. Stapleton, Proceedings of the 2004 Annual Meeting of SEInforms, Myrtle Beach, SC, October 2004

Cases
“The Dig-Deep Mining Company," with Grady L. Allen, INTERCOLLEGIATE CASE CLEARING HOUSE, Harvard University, 1971


“Tesk:  The Upside-Down Desk," ICCH, November, 1971


“Model Cities Program,"  ICCH, August, 1972


“Regency Estates," ICCH, September, 1972


“Graham Repair Shop," ICCH, January, 1973


“Igo and Green," ICCH, January, 1973


“Berry's Home Builders," ICCH, January, 1973


“Mitchell Foods," ICCH, January, 1973


“David Handlen and Frito-Lay," ICCH, January, 1973


“T.J. Morris Company (A)," with Arthur G. Butler, Jr., ICCH, November, 1974


“T.J. Morris Company (B)," with Arthur G. Butler, Jr., ICCH, November, 1974


“Business Skylab Conference,"  ICCH, July, 1976


“Charles N. Aronson," a 163-page longitudinal case showing the development of a highly successful entrepreneur from ages 14-59, Harvard Business School Case Services, June, 1982

Newspaper articles
“Entrepreneurs Face Many Challenges When Starting a Small Business,” Savannah Morning News, Business Exchange, July 5, 1998, p. 2D


“Is Your Business Plan a Plan Du Jour or Is It a Script?” Savannah Morning News, November 21, 1999, p. 4D


“Newspapering Business Has Changed with the Times,” Savannah Morning News, August 26, 2001, The Business Exchange, p. 11


“Microsoft Uses Its Clout to Build Its Market, Keep It,” Savannah Morning News, September 9, 2001, The Business Exchange, p. 7


“Attacks also Assaults on Global Business,” Savannah Morning News, September 23, 2001, The Business Exchange, p. 7


“Economic Development, Tariffs, and Trade Wars,” Savannah Morning News, October 21, 2001, The Business Exchange, p. 6


“Making Money in America Not as Easy as One Thinks,” Savannah Morning News, November 4, 2001, The Business Exchange, p. 6


“Globalization Creates Ethical Dilemmas,” Savannah Morning News, December 30, 2001, The Business Exchange, p. 5


“Even in Information Age, Everything You Read is not Whole Truth,” Savannah Morning News, January 27, 2002, The Business Exchange, p 6.


“Difficult to Gauge Scoring in the Big Game—Super Business,” Savannah Morning News, Februrary 24, 2002, p. 8


“Steel and Other Tariffs Show the Customer is Not Yet King,” Savannah Morning News, March 24, 2002, The Business Exchange, p. 8


“Living with the CEO Disease,” Savannah Morning News, April 21, 2002, The Business Exchange, p. 5


"Today's Stock Market:  How Safe," Statesboro Herald, February 2, 2004


"Scripting in Family Business Planning," with Deborah C. Stapleton and Meredith A. Tomlinson, feature article in SBANC Newsletter, online newsletter of the Small Business Advancement National Center, Don B. Bradley, editor, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, http://.sbaer.uca.edu, April 2004


"Scripting in Family Business Planning," with Deborah C. Stapleton and Meredith A. Tomlinson, The Script, International Transactional Analysis Association, Vol. 34. No. 6, August 2004


"Scripting in Family Business Planning," with Deborah C. Stapleton and Meredith A. Tomlinson, feature article in SBANC Newsletter, online newsletter of the Small Business Advancement National Center, Don B. Bradley, editor, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, http://.sbaer.uca.edu, February 2005

PROFESSIONAL MEETING PARTICIPATION


New Manpower Researcher's Conference, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., September, 1970, presented grant/doctoral dissertation findings, “An Analysis of Rural Manpower Migration Patterns in the South Plains Region of Texas"

Southwestern Management Association Meeting, 1970; presented a paper “In Pursuit of Equilibrium," Dallas, Texas

Southern Management Association Meeting, New Orleans, 1973; discussed a paper “Experiences with Policies Regarding Employees on Drugs of Twenty Large New Orleans-Area Firms," by Gerald Langdon

 Trained and consulted with the Southeast Institute at Chapel Hill, NC, during monthly weekend training sessions, 1975-1977.  Participated in 24 training sessions of approximately 16 hours each at the Southeast Institute, co-conducting 12 of the sessions

 Spring Conference of the Southeast Institute (of Chapel Hill), Atlanta, GA, March, 1977; conducted a three-day organizational development workshop and presented a paper “The Chain of Command Re-visited"

 Spring Conference of the Southeast Institute, Atlanta, GA, 1978; conducted a workshop and presented a paper “De-Gaming the Classroom"

 Southern Management Association Meeting, November, 1978, New Orleans; served as Program Chairman of the Policy and Organization Planning area; chaired Session I of Policy and Organizational Planning on the program

 Spring Conference of the Southeast Institute, Washington, D.C., March, 1980; conducted a workshop and presented a paper “De-Gaming the Organization"

 Southern Management Association Meeting, November, 1980, New Orleans; served as Chairman of the Public Sector section of the program

 Spring Conference of the Southeast Institute, Nashville, TN, March, 1981, conducted a workshop, “Elements of Entrepreneurship"

 Spring Conference of the Southeast Institute, Raliegh, NC, March, 1982; conducted a workshop and presented a paper, “An Analysis of Business Fantasies"

 First Annual Conference on Classroom Communication, Georgia Southern College, 1984, presented a paper, “Establishing Relevant Oral Communications Among Students in Classrooms"

 Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 1984, “Implications of Business Prospectuses Developed by Small Business Students"

 Spring Conference of the Southeast Institute, “Relevant Communications in Classrooms through TA," March, 1985, Myrtle Beach, SC

 Fourth Annual Organizational Development Conference, Center for Continuing Studies, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, May, 1986, “Causes of Unsuccessful Entrepreneurship"

 1987 Annual Meeting of ABSEL, Hilton Head, SC, presented “A Total Systems Approach to Simulating Free Enterprise in a Small Business Course in a Business School"

 Co-conducted two 2-hour Organizational Development sessions and presented a paper, “Positive Organizational Ego State Trips in the Land of Harkaval," at the International Transactional Analysis Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, August, 1987

 Presented a plenary session program entitled “Entrepreneurial Unlearning" at the Region IV Small Business Institute Director's Association Annual Conference, Savannah, GA, April, 1988

Presented “Entrepreneurial Learning and Small Business Failure Rates," 24th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Chapter of The Institute Of Management Science, Myrtle Beach, October, 1988

Presented “What is Most Important?  Entrepreneurial Teaching or Entrepreneurial Unlearning" at the  annual meeting of the Association for Private Enterprise Education, Cleveland, Ohio, September, 1988

 Presented “Entrepreneurship, Decisions, and Scripts," Annual Meeting of the Southeast Region of the Decision Sciences Institute, Charleston, February, 1989

 Described the activities of the  Georgia Southern Small Business Institute to the Southeast Georgia Small Business Consortium, May 25, 1989

 Conducted two Catalyst Sessions at the 1989 Annual Meeting of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Columbia, MO, June, 1989, demonstrating how to use the Classroom De-Gamer™ teaching organizational behavior

 Attended U.S. Department of Commerce Export Conference for Small Business, Savannah, GA, January 16, 1991

 Presented material on how to direct a Small Business Institute and conduct an SBI case course to the State of Georgia Small Business Institute Director's Conference sponsored by the Small Business Administration, Atlanta, August, 1992

 Attended all Small Business Institute Director’s Association (SBIDA) Region IV meetings, 1987-1992

 Attended National SBIDA Conference, San Antonio, TX, 1992

 Attended National SBIDA Conference, San Diego, CA, 1993

 Attended National Small Business Week luncheon, Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C., June, 1993

 Attended National SBIDA Training Conference, Small Business Advancement National Center, Little Rock, Ark., August, 1993

 Participated with 12th Annual U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, Washington, D.C., September, 1993

 Particpated with 13th Annual U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, Washington, D. C., September 1994

 Attended National SBIDA Conference, Nashville, TN, 1994

 Attended International Transactional Analysis Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 1995

 Attended International Transactional Analysis Association Annual Meeting, Calgary, Canada, August 1996

 Refereed presentation, “Constructivism in the Classroom,” (1998) 2nd Major International Transactional Analysis Conference, Irchel University, Zurich, Switzerland, August 1998

 Attended International Transactional Analysis Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 1999

 Attended Annual Meeting of International Alliance of  Business Disciplines (AIBD) Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, Spring 2000

 Presented “Managing Transactions in the Classroom,” with D. Stapleton, and served on two examining committees for certified member oral examinations, at the Annual Meeting of the International Transactional Analysis Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 2000

 Presented "De-Gaming Teaching and Learning," with D.C. Stapleton, 2002 World Transactional Analysis Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 2002

 Served as program and session chair and refereed cases and articles in various years for meetings of the Southern Management Association, the Southeastern Chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, the North America Case Research Association, and the Small Business Institute Director’s Association

 GRANTS
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research, 1968, “An Analysis of Rural Manpower Migration Patterns in the South Plains Region of Texas," received $6,500 to write doctoral dissertation

Georgia Southern College, 1973, received $1,000 in funding for case research

 Georgia Southern College, 1987, received $1,900 in funding for a national study of entrepreneurial startups, with G. Murkison

 Georgia Southern College, 1989, received a $600 travel grant to attend the 1989 Annual Meeting of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society

 Spring 1989 wrote a grant proposal to Georgia Power Company for computer and laser-disc hardware and software for an entrepreneurial laboratory at GSU which was funded for $13,000

 Georgia Southern University, Spring, 1991, received $600 for “A Longitudinal Study of GSU Management Graduates," with G. Murkison

 During 1987-1994 supervised the development of 96 Small Business Institute cases for the Small Business Administration, generating $48,000 in funding

 CONSULTING


Jones and Hill Insurance, Savannah, March-April, 1976, Organizational Development


Zetterower-Oliff Realty, Statesboro, July, 1976, Organizational Development


Department of Biology, OD, May, 1977


Brooks Instruments, Organizational Development, September, 1977


Brooks Instruments, OD, October, 1977


Brooks Instruments, OD, November, 1977


“Steps in Starting a Small Business," conference at Sea Island Bank, Statesboro, November, 1977


“Adventures in Attitudes," DeSota-Hilton Hotel, Savannah, February, 1978.A three-day goal-setting and communications conference for middle and upper level management.  Sixteen people attended representing organizations such as Piggly-Wiggly Southern, Ft. Stewart, Vidalia Hospital, Oxford Industries, and the Savannah WMCA


“Transactional Analysis for Educators," workshop presented to the Georgia Association of Adult Educators at their annual meeting, Jekyll Island, GA, March, 1978


“Adventures in Attitudes," Hinesville, GA, August, 1978; a three-day goal-setting workshop for the senior-level civilian management of Ft. Stewart


“Adventures in Attitudes," Hinesville, GA, September, 1978; a three-day workshop for the middle-level civilian management of Ft. Stewart


“How to Start a Small Business," short course taught through the Georgia Southern Small Business Development Center, GSC, November, 1978


“Adventures in Attitudes," Continuing Education, GSC, Winter, 1979


“Explorations in Learning," Continuing Education, GSC, Spring, 1979


Brooks Instruments, OD, July, 1979


“How to Start a Small Business," Small Business Development Center, GSC, Spring, 1979


“Explorations in Learning," Continuing Education, GSC, Fall, 1979


Candler Hospital, Savannah, Spring, 1980, Organizational Development


Brooks Instruments, Organizational Development, January-April, 1980


Cullman City Schools, Cullman, Alabama, August, 1980; a two-day workshop, “Explorations in Learning"


Landmark Realty, Statesboro, GA, Organizational Development, Spring, 1986


“Strategic Planning in Small Business," 2nd South Carolina Minority Business Networking Conference, Orangeburg, SC, November, 1989

Supervised approximately 350 student teams consulting with area small businesses since 1974 through the Georgia Southern Small Business Institute program

Taught two business plan short courses sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center, Chamber of Commerce building, Statesboro,  Spring 2000

Assisted the Chamber of Commerce in a study of past Chamber of Commerce Directors in Statesboro and Bulloch County since the inception of the Chamber of Commerce, Spring 2000

 Taught accounting and financial professionals how to construct business plans, Accounting Seminar for Financial Professionals, Continuing Education, Brunswick and Savannah, May 2001

 BUSINESS EXPERIENCE


Worked in family businesses during public school and college years, Stapleton Lumber Company and Spear X Ranch.  Involved in lumber and hardware retailing, construction, farming, ranching, banking, and insurance at Wolfforth, Hamilton, and Eastland, Texas

Founded, owned, and operated the WOLFFORTH-FRENSHIP GAZETTE, a weekly newspaper, and Rick Stapleton Agency, a fire and casualty insurance, real estate, and mortgage loan agency, 1963-1965

Owned and operated a forty-acre cattle farm, Statesboro, GA, 1971-1977

Founder and Owner, Effective Learning Publications, 1979-present; invented, wrote, produced, and marketed DE-GAMING TEACHING AND LEARNING and the CLASSROOM DE-GAMER™ to approximately 400 school systems throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Great Britain, Turkey, Greece, Holland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and India.  DE-GAMING TEACHING AND LEARNING has been reprinted and updated in BORN TO LEARN, 2016

 HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


Sigma Iota Epsilon, Honorary Management Fraternity


Omicron Delta Epsilon, Honorary Economics Fraternity


Beta Gamma Sigma, Honorary Business Fraternity


SEInforms, Southeastern Chapter of the Institute for Information Systems and Management Science


Certified Member, Education and Organizations, International Transactional Analysis Association


Small Business Institute Director's Association


Organizational Behavior Teaching Society


Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce

MISCELLANEOUS AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES


President, Graduate Students Society, Texas Tech University, 1969


High Pass, Management and Finance doctoral comprehensive exams, Texas Tech University, 1969


Passed comprehensive exams, International Transactional Analysis Association, 1977, as a certified transactional analyst

Football and basketball statistician and clockkeeper, Sports Information Department, Georgia Southern, 1985-1989

 Member, Board of Directors, Georgia Southern Faculty Club, 1990-1991

Member, 1906 Society, Georgia Southern University, 1990-


Writer/Editor, GSU Entrepreneurship News, 1991-1997

Associate Editor, Southern Business Review, 1974-1986

 Editorial Board Member, Transactional Analysis Journal. 1993-1997

 Editorial Board Member, Journal of Small Business Strategy, 1994-1996

Editorial Board Member, TAJnet, (http://www.tajnet.org/) an internet journal published by the International Transactional Analysis Association presenting articles to readers in medical, consulting, organizational, and educational fields worldwide, 1998-2002

Listed in Outstanding Educators of America, Personalities in the South, and Contemporary Authors


All-district four years in high school basketball, Frenship High School, Wolfforth, Texas, 1953-1957, honorable mention all-state one year, all-tournament five tournaments 


Youngest and smallest Class A high school starting quarterback in the US at age 13, 5'3" tall, 110 pounds, 1954 


All-district, all-regional, second leading scorer in Class A high school football on the South Plains of Texas at age 17, 1958 


Played varsity basketball on scholarship two years, Hardin-Simmons University, 1958-1959


Member, Phi Gamma Delta social fraternity, Texas Tech, 1961-1962


Member, Scottish Heritage Society of Southeast Georgia, 2004-


Member and Director, Georgia Southern Retired Faculty Association, 2016-


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                               

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                               

 
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