Jerry Merwin's Vita
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Assistant Professor of Management
Ph.D. (1993) Industrial/Organizational & Vocational Psychology, Interdisciplinary Minor Adult/Community College Education & Statistics; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
M.A. (1976) General Theoretical Psychology; East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
B.A. (1974) General Psychology; University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
A.A. (1969) General Education; St. John's River Junior College, Palatka, FL
Director of Business Management Program at USC Beaufort, September 1989 to Present
School of Business Administration
University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, SC
Duties: Provide administrative coordination for program at Beaufort, SC, regional campus of the University of South Carolina. Serve as academic advisor for business students at multiple locations (Downtown Beaufort, Parris Island, USMC Air Station, and Hilton Head Island). Teach classes for management major, including Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Theory, Human Resource Management, and Economic Enterprise Institute Internship. Serve on accreditation committee and other various faculty and administration committee assignments as needed.
Consultant to Managers in Business and Industry, December 1987 to Present
Organizational Development Consultant, St. Simons Island, GA
Duties: Provide consulting services to management, including organizational assessment, assessment of needs for change, program planning, training, career development for individuals and groups. Training programs include customer service, communication skills, behavior management, time management, stress management, analyzing performance problems, critical incident management, teambuilding, and related topics. Advise managers on policies and procedures, selection and retention of employees, problem solving and goal setting. Worked with St. Johns River Community College and Gulf Coast Community College on Sunshine State Skills Grant Program (Funded by Florida Lottery Proceeds to Education).
Instructor, September 1980 to December 1987
Johnston Community College, Smithfield, NC
Duties: Teach classes for college transfer, business, vocational and continuing education students. Courses include psychology, supervisory development, and human relations. Advise students in the General Education Program and serve on committees, including accreditation and standing activities.
Management Training Director, March 1979 to September 1980
J. P. Stevens and Co., Inc., Rock Hill, SC
Duties: Provide training on behavior management, communication skills, analyzing performance problems, time management, stress management, and work group functioning. Consult with managers on problems related to production, quality, costs, safety, and employee relations. Set up management goal setting and feedback system.
Program Director, October 1975 to March 1979
Caswell Center, Kinston, NC and
Western Carolina Center, Black Mountain, NC
Duties: Supervise training staff and chair interdisciplinary team meetings for annual planning of programs. Provide staff development for employees on needs assessment, behavior management, program development, and evaluation. Plan and coordinate group and individual programs for behavior change.
Commission Salesperson, October 1971 to March 1974
Maas Brothers of Florida, Lakeland, FL
Salesperson, March 1970 to September 1971
Mike's Store for Men, Palatka, FL
Planning and Design of the Virtual Class. Gerald A. Merwin Jr., Rick D. Boulware, and William T. Cordray (1997). (Completed manuscript submitted for publication.) Beaufort, SC: University of South Carolina Beaufort, Department of Business Management.
The Economic Impact of the University of South Carolina Beaufort on Beaufort County, SC. Rick D. Boulware, Gerald A. Merwin Jr., & John A. Hightower (1994). Beaufort, SC: University of South Carolina Beaufort, Department of Business Management.
The Relationships Between Self-Efficacy, Interest Congruence, Career Satisfaction, and Career Decisiveness. Gerald A. Merwin Jr. (Doctoral dissertation, North Carolina State University, 1993.)
Career Planning Intervention as a Moderator of the Self-Efficacy, Interest Congruence, and Career Satisfaction Relationships. Gerald A. Merwin Jr.. (Unpublished manuscript, 1992.)
The Economic Development of Beaufort County: An Analysis prepared for the Beaufort County Development Board. Rick D. Boulware & Gerald A. Merwin Jr. (1991). Beaufort, SC: University of South Carolina Beaufort, Department of Business Management.
Survey Report for Beaufort County Development Board Regarding Industry Recruitment. Gerald A. Merwin Jr. & Rick D. Boulware (1991). Beaufort, SC: University of South Carolina Beaufort, Department of Business Management.
A Methodology and Content Review of Organizational Behavior Management in the Private Sector: 1978-1986. Gerald A. Merwin Jr., John A. Thomason, & Eleanor E. Sanford (1989), Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 10, 39-57.
A Response Cost Procedure to Reduce Employee Absences. Gerald A. Merwin Jr. (1978). (Paper presented at the meeting of the Organizational Behavior Management Special Interest Group of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Chicago, IL.)
The Effects of Token Reinforcement, Response Cost, and Grade Point Average on Attendance of College Students. Gerald A. Merwin Jr. (Masters thesis, East Carolina University, 1976.)
Directed Readings-Learning Theory
Seminar in Educational Psychology
Advanced Physiological 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
Adult and Community College Education
Advanced Industrial Psychology
Tests and Measurement
Directed Research - Computerized Statistical Analysis
Program Planning in Adult and Community College Education
Microcomputers in Psychological Research
Administration in Adult and Community College Education
Research in Career Maturity
Advanced Research Design
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