Diversity in the Classroom - Generational Cohorts and Their Impact on the Quality of Higher Education Learning Processes in the 21st Century

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Carlos Tasso Aquino, Ph.D.

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Carlos Aquino
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Carlos Tasso Aquino

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7 years 12 months
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(727) 466-7811
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 

2014 - Present: Worplace Skills: What Employers are Looking For

2013 - Present: Competency-Based Education in Business

2013 - Present: Generational Cohorts in other Cultures and Countries

2011 - Present: Higher Education in the 21st Century – Student-Centered Learning and the Clash of Generations

2006 - Present: Entrepreneurial Competencies

Publications: 
Brazil: A BRIC’s Economic Growth, and Its Recent FDI History in Florida
Observations on the Rising Tide of Brazil/Florida Trade
Diversity in the Classroom - Generational Cohorts and Their Impact on the Quality of Higher Education Learning Processes in the 21st Century
Unconventional ownership and corporate governance models: impacts on best practice standards
Online Education in the United States: Improving Workforce Skills
Problems and Prospects with Respect to China’s Private Sector Firms: Building a Free Market Economy
Entrepreneurial Competencies: KnASTy – An Introduction
Higher Education in the 21st Century - A Learning-Centered Approach
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Global Education Paradigm Shift?
University of Phoenix Courses: 
DOC/722
DOC/733
DOC/734
DOC/733A
DOC/733B
DOC/734A
DOC/734B
Professional Bio: 
Dr. Carlos Tasso Eira De Aquino was the founding Chair of the Center for Workplace Diversity Research (2014-2016) at the School of Advanced Studies (University of Phoenix) in which he had been a key contributor and leader for research and the communications with faculty and students regarding scholarship opportunities and activities related to all dimensions of Diversity in the Workplace. Dr. Carlos Tasso Eira De Aquino is an accomplished senior executive and professor combining a PhD and two Post-Docs with over 25 years of experience in leading and contributing to scholarship in Business, Education, IT, and Engineering. Along his career, Dr. Aquino accumulated achievements and recognition as Provost, Dean of Business, Dean of Accreditation, in institutions in the USA and abroad, with student and faculty bodies that encompassed a clear diversity of cultures. In his career, he has been strategically building and leading diverse teams to solve complex, systemic problems, besides managing, teaching, developing and supervising relevant research. He has an extensive experience with Entrepreneurship and Innovation and is adept at developing and implementing academic programs, accreditation processes, operational, regulatory and quality procedures and policies, and corporate training programs that foster measurable performance improvements. Dr. Aquino is a multi-lingual professional (English, Portuguese, Spanish), and his educational background includes a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and a M.Sc. in Structural Engineering (The George Washington University), a Ph.D. in Sciences and Nuclear Technology (University of São Paulo, Brazil), and two post-doctoral degrees – Mechanical Engineering, and Entrepreneurship (State University of Campinas, Brazil). Before moving to the United States in 2008, Dr. Aquino was responsible for the Brazilian version of many business books, published by Pearson Education, Cengage Learning and McGraw-Hill. Dr. Aquino has also authored a book on Adult Higher Education (How to Learn: Andragogy and Learning Skills) for Pearson Education in Brazil in 2008. He is an international accreditation evaluator for ACBSP having participated in site visits, including one in Lima, Peru, in October 2016. Since 2014 he has created, launched, and led centers of excellence dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, developing programs and solutions in the various dimensions of Diversity and Inclusion, with a substantial focus on companies and organizations that embrace or are willing to launch diversity and inclusion strategies and professional development among internal and external stakeholders.
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Doctoral Degree
Nuclear Engineering Technology
University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil
1997
Masters Degree
Structural Engineering
The George Washington University
1984
Bachelors Degree
Civil Engineering
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1981
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University Research Chair - School of Advanced Studies at University of Phoenix (2014 - 2016)
Center for Workplace Diversity Research - SAS - University of Phoenix
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Monday, June 23, 2014 to Tuesday, June 21, 2016
National Assistant Dean - Accreditation and Curriculum Development - (2011-2014)
Graduate School of Business and Management at Argosy University
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Friday, October 1, 2010 to Monday, June 23, 2014
Chair of Graduate Business Programs - Tampa, FL (2010-2014)
Graduate School of Business and Management at Argosy University
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Friday, October 1, 2010 to Monday, June 23, 2014
Provost (2010)
Schiller International University
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 to Friday, October 1, 2010
Dean of Business - Largo, FL and European Campuses (2008 - 2010)
Schiller International University
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008 to Friday, October 1, 2010
Provost (2006-2007)
Business School Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Wednesday, February 1, 2006 to Monday, November 5, 2007
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Post-Doctorate in Entrepreneurship
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2004
Post-Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering
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2000
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Pamela Ann Gordon, Ph.D.

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Pamela Ann Gordon

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Member for
7 years 10 months
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(954) 614-4294
Publications: 
Examining Conflict Management Style Preferences of Practitioner Faculty by Gender and Age
Helping Clients Reach Collaborative Conflict Solutions in the Workplace
Helping New College Grads Find Success in the Workplace
Using Animal Metaphors to Create and Maintain Positive Changes in the Workforce
The Realities of Turnover
Misconceptions of Employee Turnover: Evidence-Based Information for the Retail Grocery Industry
The Relationship Between Leadership and Communication Skills of Nurse Managers and the Organizational Citizenship Behaviors of Medical-Surgical Nurses and Nursing Assistants
Helping Employees After Layoffs: Methods to Motivate Employees to Overcome Survivor's Guilt
Conflict Management Style Preferences: A Study Using Inferential Statistics
Pay Parity and Staff Attrition
An Employee Retention Strategy Using the L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Model
A Tale of Two Mergers: A Case Study in Leading Change
Parity Issues and Attrition: The Study
A retention strategy using the l.e.a.d.e.r.s. model
Exploring Generational Cohort Work Satisfaction in Hospital Nurses
The Role of Volunteer Organizations in Leadership Skill Development
Moving from Power to Empowerment in Decision-Making
Age diversity in the workplace
Succession Planning: Promoting Organizational Sustainability
Volunteer Organizations and Skill Development: Exploring the Qualitative Research Process
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Managing technology implementation change in a Caribbean organization
Pandemic: Classroom Issues
The Mindful Path to Nursing Accuracy: A Quasi-Experimental Study on Minimizing Medication Administration Errorsinimizing
University of Phoenix Courses: 
MGT/736
PHL/700R
DOC/732R
DOC/740R
RES/711
RES/722A
DOC/722
DOC/733
DOC/734
Professional Bio: 
Dr. Pamela Ann Gordon, Ph.D. earned her doctorate in Business Administration with a specialization in Management from Northcentral University in 2008. Her three master’s degrees are in Human Resource Management; Organization and Leadership; and an MBA with a specialization in Marketing. She has 22 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with 17 of those years in corporate management/leadership positions. She has more than 16 years of post-secondary teaching experience and currently worked for University of Phoenix fostering faculty development. Her research interests are in the areas of management/leadership, organizational behavior, marketing, and human resource management. Her published articles appear in Management and Organizational Studies; SAGE Research Methods Cases; Career Convergence; Journal of Business and Economics Research; Journal of Diversity Management; American Jails, Progressive Grocer, Counseling Today, Journal of Management Development, and Leadership in Health Services.
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Doctoral Degree
Business Administration - Specialization in Management
Northcentral University
2008
Masters Degree
Human Resource Management
Nova Southeastern University
2002
Masters Degree
Organization & Management
Capella University
2001
Masters Degree
MBA - Specialization in Marketing
Nova Southeastern University
1998
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CITI Certification (Certificate linked in irbnet.org)
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2020
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Dr. Carlos Tasso Aquino (Research Chair, CWDR, SAS)Dr. Pamela Gordon (Research Fellow, CWDR, SAS)Dr. Liz Minthorne (Research Affiliate, CWDR)

Current and potential professionals need to face a common challenge: upgrade and improve their competencies through further education. The diversity found in the classroom of most higher education programs, including different generational cohorts of faculty members and students, represent an extra difficulty present in this equation. This research will investigate the impact of different generations in the classroom on the quality of learning processes, and will also discuss the primary change agents’ drivers on generational values and behaviors that influence higher educational interactions; different generational factors that drive interactions; and, the various Significant Emotional Events (SEE’s) that impact behaviors of Baby Boomers (1946 – 1964), Generation “X” (1965 – 1979), and Millenials (1980 – 1997).

The theoretical elements of the proposed research include grounded theory, phenomenology (as both research theory and research design) in exploring the various generational perceptions about social behavior and response;  and educators’ experiences and perceptions about indicators of these behaviors effecting their propensity to educate and learn. Human groups, regardless of their members’ orientation, have similar basic structures, elements, dynamics, and dimensions when it comes to developing behaviors and the propensity to change. These processes and factors can be studied to determine how and if it is possible an individual or group can change their behavior. These group/individual dynamics are the basis for group cohesion, compliance, loyalty, obedience, and functioning.