The School of Community Education has selected Scott Graham for the new position of director of organization studies.
Graham will be in charge of revising and expanding the organization studies degree track in the SCE and of building enrollment in the program.
Organization studies is Wittenberg’s evening/Saturday degree program of management preparation for adult students.
Graham brings to his new duties a combination of academic and organizational experience.
He holds a Ph.D. in management from the University of Georgia, and his educational career stretches from high school teaching and coaching to training B-52 flying officers to serving as both faculty member and administrator at the Air Force Institute of Technology.
His chief managerial interests are in organizational development, project management and leadership.
As an officer in the United States Air Force, he helped to develop the Leadership 2000 program, and he managed a $1.2 billion aircraft program.
He was selected as “top performer” in a professional leadership school within the USAF.
To meet the needs and expectations of adult students, Graham will be exploring new locations for classroom instruction, the use of information technology to supplement classroom teaching, varying options for scheduling classes and certification tracks.
He also will be marketing the program intensively.
Graham expressed enthusiasm about the program and Wittenberg.
“The basic design of the program, coupled with the high standards of Wittenberg and the resources available here, make for an outstanding learning experience,” he said.
“It will be exciting working with faculty and students to make the program even better and to tell the community about the opportunity we offer.”
Paul Parlato, dean of the School of Community Education, looks forward to working with Graham.
“The addition of Scott Graham gives us the opportunity to make our presence more vital and to extend Wittenberg’s contribution to the community,” Parlato said.