Thursday, December 12, 2019

UIS Police Captain Ross Owens graduates from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety

University of Illinois Springfield Police Captain Ross Owens has graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University.

The 10-week program provides upper-level college instruction in leadership, human resources, employee relations, organizational behavior, applied statistics, planning and policy development, plus budgeting and resource allocation.

The Center for Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 with the goal of expanding university-based education and training for the Law Enforcement Community.

Since its inception, the center has broadened its original objective and now provides a variety of courses and programs in the area of police training, management training and executive development.

The program has graduated more than 20,000 students both nationally and internationally.

Owens has been with UIS Campus Police since 1999. He is an alumni of UIS with degrees in both business administration and management. Owens is a former resident of Virden. He currently resides in Springfield.

Friday, December 06, 2019

UIS Assistant Professor Sudeep Sharma awarded a German Academic Exchange Service fellowship

University of Illinois Springfield Assistant Professor of Management Sudeep Sharma, Ph.D., has been awarded a fellowship from DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service) to be a visiting professor at the Institute for Management and Organization at Leuphana University of L√ľneburg during summer 2020.

Approximately 75 to 100 scholars are globally selected every year (7-10 from the United States) across all areas of research. The selection procedure is highly competitive.

While at Leuphana, Sharma will take part in cross-cultural research projects and will also teach a course on business negotiation for doctoral students.

“I am incredibly honored to receive this reputed scholarship and very grateful to the DAAD selection committee for choosing me as one of the awardees,” said Sharma. “The three-month stay at Leuphana is going to be a great opportunity for me to conduct cross-cultural research in the field of negotiation, to interact with scholars and students at Leuphana, and to share my research with the business leaders and practitioners of the Lower Saxony state of Germany.”

The fellowship award includes generous financial support for Sharma’s scholarly research activities and logistics.

Sharma earned a doctorate in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in industrial relations and human resource management from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Sharma’s research interests include negotiation, personality and individual differences, power and status, and emotions in the work place. He teaches courses on topics related to organizational behavior and human resource management to both undergraduate and graduate students at UIS.