Dr. Carol A. Gravel

Assistant Professor
MBA/CGPS

Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University
Instructional Technology and Distance Education
M.Ed. Southern NH University
Business Education  
B.S. Southern NH University
Management Information Systems
George Washington University
Project Management Masters Certification

Courses Taught
Compensation and Benefits
Conflict Management
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management Seminar
International Management
Labor Relations and Employment Law
Managerial Communications
Organizational Behavior
Operations Management
Seminar in Leadership
Training and Development for Adults

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
Online learning, Mobile learning, and Strategic Human Resource Management

Appointments
 Professional Journals:
      •    Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN) Sloan C – Article Reviewer (2011 – present)
      •    Journal of Education and Research– Article Reviewer (2011 – present)
     •    MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) – Article Reviewer (2011 – present)
     •    Journal of Faculty Development (JFD/POS) – Article Reviewer (2013 – present)
•    Assessment Committee (Current Chair) – Franklin Pierce University (2011 – present)
•    HR Advisory Council (Founder and Chair) – International leaders in HR that provide input and support for the MBA/HRM and the Masters HR Certificate programs – Franklin Pierce University (2011- present)
•    Human Capital Executive Research Board  - business intelligence arm for Talent Magazine, CLO and Diversity Executive (2013 – present)
•    Professional Development Committee (Chair) - Franklin Pierce University (2010 – present)
•    Strategic Planning Committee: Academic Advising - Franklin Pierce University (2012- present)
•    Strategic Planning Committee: Student Retention - Franklin Pierce University (2012- present)
•    Center for Academic Excellence Advisory Board – Franklin Pierce University (2010 - 2012)
•    Grant Compliance Review Team (Founder and Former Chair) - Franklin Pierce University (2008 - 2009)
•    Integration Ad Hoc Committee - Franklin Pierce University (2008 - 2009)
•    Library and Technology Committee (Former Chair) - Franklin Pierce University (2007 – 2008)
•    NEASC Accreditation Committee - Franklin Pierce University (2008 - 2009)
•    NEASC Accreditation Committee - Souhegan High School (2006)
•    Student Retention Committee - Franklin Pierce University (2008 - 2009)
•    Strategic Planning Committee: Goal 2 Student Success and Retention - Franklin Pierce University (2011 – 2012)

Awards
•    Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation Champion Leader Award - 2013
•    Nominated for National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the Year Award - 2012
•    Nominated for the United States Distance Education (USDLA) Outstanding Leadership by an Individual Award – 2012

Publications and Presentations
Gravel, C & Dubko, L. (Spring 2013). Delivering an Online MBA Program for Future Business Leaders in Ukraine: A Success Story. Quarterly Review of Distance Education Journal, v10 n2 p25-28.

Gravel, C.  (Fall 2012).  Student-Advisor Interaction in Undergraduate Online Degree Programs: A Factor in Student Retention. NACADA Journal, v32 n2 p56-67.

Gravel, C. (July 2011). Improving Employee Moral in Tough Economic Times. Business NH Magazine.

2009 - "New Technologies in Higher Education: Online MBA Programs as a New Application of E-Learning and E-Teaching”, in Values of Education in XXI Century: European Dimension of Higher Education Development. Ukraine, October 23, 2009.

2013 – “Best Practices in Advising Online Adult Students” at the Davenport University Academic Advising Annual Workshop, May 2013, Grand Rapids, MI.

2011– Sloan C International Online Education Conference – “Student Advisor Interaction in Online Undergraduate Programs: A Factor in Student Retention”

2010 – National Academic Advising Association (NACADA): Webinar – “Best Practices in Advising Online Adult Students”

2009 –International Conference sponsored by the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE). Topic: “Can Online Adult Students in Ukraine Learn Using a Student-Centered Approach to Instruction?”

2008 & 2005 – Invited to attend and present at the Oxford Round Table special session on Global Human Resource Management at the University of Oxford, England.

2007 – National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Conference: Region 1 – “Engaging the Online Adult Learner”

2005– NH International Trade Resource Center – “Doing Business in Ukraine”

2005 – Alfred P Sloan Conference on Distance Education – “Online Teacher Certification Framework”

1998 to 2000 - Irish Development Board – “Doing Business in Ireland”


Organizational Affiliations
•    Alfred P. Sloan Center for Online Education Consortium (Sloan C) – (1994 to Present)
•    American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) – (1998 to 2011)
•    eLearning Advisory Board (Co Chair) - New England College of Finance (2004 – 2007)
•    Manchester NH SHRM Chapter (MAHRA) - Board Member (2011 – present)
•    NH Forum on the Future (Board Member) – Leaders helping to shape the future of New Hampshire (2009 – 2012)
•    Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) – (2010 to Present)
•    Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) – (2009 to Present)
•    Franklin Pierce University SHRM Student Chapter - Founder of the Chapter and Faculty Advisor – (2010 to Present)
•    United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) – (2009 to Present)

Grants Received 
•    US State Department (2006). MBA Ukraine Business Program. $340,000, awarded.
•    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (2002). eLearning. $400,000, awarded.

Consulting & Service

  • Alfred P. Sloan Center for Online Education Consortium (Sloan C) – 1994 to Present
  • 2013 Consultant - Ohio State University: Owens College – Organizational Design and Support Services for Online Advising.
  • American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) – 2000 to 2011
  • American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) – 1998 to 2011
  • Curriculum Enrichment Coordinator Grades 1 through 8, Amherst, NH (2003 - 2007)
  • eLearning Advisory Board (Co Chair) - New England College of Finance (2004 – 2007)
  • International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI) – 1994 - 1997
  • Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN) Sloan C – Article Reviewer (2011 – present)
  • Journal of Education and Research– Article Reviewer (2011 – present)
  • Manchester NH SHRM Chapter (MAHRA) - Board Member (2011 – present)
  • Chair of SHRM Foundation and PR: Lead effort to win the 2012 SHRM Foundation Champion Award
  • MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT)- Article Reviewer (2011 – present)
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) - 2009 to 2012
  • NH Forum on the Future (Board Member)– Leaders helping to shape the future of New Hampshire (2009 – 2012)
  • Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) - 2010 to Present
  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) – 2009 to Present
  • Franklin Pierce University SHRM Student Chapter - Founder of the Chapter and Faculty Advisor  
  • United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) – 2009 to Present
  • Souhegan High School Community Council, Amherst, NH. Defines school policies and governance (2008 – 2011)





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