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Business Faculty Member’s Paper Selected for Publication

Gerald D. 'Chip' BaumgardnerA paper written by a faculty member in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Business and Computer Technologies was chosen among the best of this year’s 21st International Conference on College Teaching and Learning.

Gerald D. “Chip” Baumgardner, an associate professor of business administration, was notified that his “Gaining Efficiency by Using Cooperative Learning and Online Education” was one of only 12 papers chosen for publication from among 200 submitted by the 1,000 participants in this year’s conference. The event, organized by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, was held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

His writing explores the advantages of supplementing classroom lectures with cooperative education shared learning within a group and online instruction: “As society demands alternative teaching styles along with the use of technology, it is obvious that an effective marriage results from combining cooperative learning and online education.”

Baumgardner also just concluded a one-year term as president of the Pennsylvania Economic Association’s executive board.

He holds a doctorate from George Mason University, master’s degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and Shippensburg University, and a bachelor’s degree from Penn State.

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