Phyllis Irene Behrens
- 2008-present, Assistant Professor, Midwestern State University
- 2007-2010, Adjunct onLine Instructor, Upper Iowa University
- 2007-2008, Instructor-Public Administration, Valdosta State University
- 1996-2006, Graduate Research Assistant & Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Arlington, Ph.D., 2006, Urban and Public Administration
Texas Tech University, Master of Public Administration, 1996, Community & Economic Development track
Midwestern State University, Bachelor of Arts cum laude, 1978, Psychology major, Sociology & Journalism minors
Poster presentation at September 2011 Texas Society of Allied Health Professions meeting, Communications Instrument developed by MSU Interdisciplinary Committee.
Poster presentation at Spring 2011 MSU Student and Faculty Research Forum, Communications Instrument developed by MSU Interdisciplinary Committee.
Behrens, Phyllis I., Native American Social Issues II, Individual Presentation, Eighth Annual Native American Symposium and Film Festival, Durant, OK, November, 2009.
Merwin, G., R. Hayes, and P. I. Behrens, The Role of Technology in Change, Panel Discussion, Georgia Political Science Association Annual Conference, Savannah, November 2008.
Conference Papers & Journal Articles
Behrens, Phyllis I. (2010). “Down in a Valley, Up on a Ridge: Applying a Case Repertoire to Advanced Telecommunications and Rural Developments” in Images, Imaginations, and Beyond, Proceedings of the Eighth Native American Symposium, Mark B. Spencer, ed., Durant, OK: Southeastern Oklahoma State University, pp. 57-67.
Behrens, Phyllis I. (2009). “Down in a Valley, Up on a Ridge: Advanced Telecommunications and Rural Development.” Proceedings of the Georgia Political Science Association Annual Meeting 2008 Edition, Joe Trachtenberg, ed., retrieved September 17, 2009 from Proceedings of the Georgia Political Science Association.
Johnston, J., Fidelie, L., Robinson, K., Killion, J., and Behrens, P. (2012). “An Instrument for Assessing Communication Skills of Healthcare and Human Services Students” in The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, October, Volume 10, Number 4.
“The Future of Localism in Communications Policy,” Proposal for Time Warner Research Program on Digital Communications, April 2012.
Poetry Ambassador 2006, Distinguished Poets of America 1993, Who’s Who in Poetry 1990, Golden Poet Award 1989, Poet of the Year nominee, Editor’s Choice, 3rd place, and Honorable Mention awards 1983-2006; Various poetry compilations and selection to The International Poetry Hall of Fame, 1981-2006.
Alternate Judge & Election Clerk, Tarrant County Elections, 2004.
onLine Survey Research developed on FrontPage then conducted for Cornehls, J. and E. J. Barrett, “The USA Patriot Act and Its Implications for Civil Liberties”, Phase One, 2003.
Communications Specialist, C-S-D USA Relay, 2001-2002.
Literature review completed for Kunde, J. and D. Tees, (1999). ICMA IQ Report - Media relations: the manager’s role. Washington, D.C.: International City/County Management Association.
Student Clerk, LA Blueline, 1998-1999.
Cite search & manuscript editing completed for Bruce, R. R., & Wyman, S. M., (1998). Changing organizations: Practicing action training and research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, ISBN-10: 0761910050 | ISBN-13: 978-0761910053.
Lease Analyst & Production Assistant, Excel Financial Companies, 1996.
Temporary Conversion Clerk-BoA ATMs, American State Bank, 1996.
Executive Director, Lubbock Regional Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, 1993-1995.
Freyss, S. F. and P. I. Behrens, “Volunteers Require More Than Amateur Status.” PA Times 17, 5, (May), pp. 1 – 2, 1994.
Administrative Coordinator, Lubbock Regional Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, 1992-1993.
Commercial Loan Specialist-Covered Assets, First Heights Bank fsb, 1990-1991.
Liquidation Assistant-Asset Marketing, FDIC MCO DRO, 1988-1990.
Assistant Vice President, Mark Twain Mortgage Company, 1986.
Projects Specialist & Recovery Manager, Abacus Real Estate Finance Group, 1984-1985.
Senior Loan Analyst, Abacus Real Estate Finance Group, 1983-1984.
Loan Analyst, Abacus Real Estate Finance Group, 1982-1984.
Loan Analyst, Rotan Mosle Mortgage Company, 1978-1982.
Regional Marketing Secretary, Remco Enterprises, 1978.
Student Assistant, Midwestern State University, 1973-1978.
“What America Means to Me,” Rotary Club scholarship-winning essay, placed in 1973 Congressional Record by Senator John Tower.
Work in process (acronym: WIP)
“Getting to Interprofessional Collaboration via Interdisciplinary Teamwork,” paper in preparation for submission
“Smart Devices and Burnout among Health Science Educators,” onLine survey in preparation for conduct and analysis
“An Examination of the Forward Compatibility of the Cooperative Organizational Form,” paper in preparation for submission
Principal Investigator together with James Johnston, Interim CHSHS Dean, for “Longitudinal Study of Student Expectations in an Online Interdisciplinary Data Analysis Course”
“Parkersburg, IA Case Study,” case study in preparation for regenerative posting
Courses Taught and Assisted
Capstone: Case Studies in Decision Making
Health Services Research
Human Resource Management in Government
Leadership and Teamwork
Organizational Theory and Behavior
Public Budgeting and Fiscal Administration
Quantitative Methods in Public Administration
Advanced Issues in Public Management
Grant Writing and Administration
Public Policy Formulation, Implementation, and Assessment
State and Local Government
Governmental Budgeting and Finance
Innovation in the Public Sector
Introduction to Public Administration
Perspectives on Leadership
Foundations of Urban Planning and Sociology
Foundations of Urban Politics and Economics
HIV and Adolescents’ Risky Decision Making (NIH Grant program)
Psychology of Judgment and Choice
Internship Oversight and Mentoring
New Faculty Mentor, 2009-2011
New Faculty Mentee, 2008
Internship Political Science, 2008
Student Government HOSTS! Program Peer Mentor, 2004-2006
HOSTS Program Mentor, 1995-1996
Professional, Departmental, & Community Service
American Air Museum in Britain
American Red Cross Repatriation & Phone Bank during Operation Dependent Shield
American Statistical Society
Audited-Observed Honors Program Undergraduate Class
Backdoor Theatre Guild
Campus Cat Coalition
Co-Faculty Advisor, Colleges Against Cancer
College Writing Group
Course Design and Re-design
Distance Learning Platform Review
ECW Nursery Coordinator
Faculty Advisor, Midwestern Golden Key
Faculty Advisor, Native American Students Association
Faculty Course Guide Updates
Families in Transition program of The Family Works
First Step, Inc.
Gen. Charles L. Donnelly Chapter #284 Air Force Association
Graduate Council GRE Requirements Review
Harris County Juvenile Court Volunteers
Houston Area Women’s Center
Houston Rape Crisis Coalition
Institute of Mathematical Statistics
International Association for Science, Technology, and Society
International Statistical Society
Interim Region 1 TCADA Representative Regional Interagency Council
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Laos Association of Students
Lubbock Spring Institute on Substance Abuse
Lubbock Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership
NASPAA Competencies Working Group
Native American Alumni Affiliate Chapter of UTA Alumni Association
Native American Students Association
Odyssey of the Mind
On Board Wichita Falls Nonprofit Board of Directors Member Training (inaugural class)
Paper Reviewer, IBAM
Paper Reviewer, NASPAA JAE
Paper Reviewer, Sage
Project Back to School
Project HOPE (Help Our Polluted Environment)
Publisher’s Academic Advisory Board
Ranching Heritage Center
South Main Center Association Crime Prevention Task Force & Representative to Neighborhood Housing Services Student Advising
Student Planning Association
Summer Youth Musicals
Texas Department of Human Services South Plains Regional Council Advisory Council
Toastmasters International Club #5558
USO Airport Center & Air Show
Honors & Awards
Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society
Dean’s Excellence Scholarship
Native American Students Association Scholarship
Perkins Outstanding InService Student Award
Golden Key International Honour Society
Biltmore Who’s Who
Marquis Who’s Who
Silver Anniversary Edition of Who’s Who of American Women
Who’s Who in the World
Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest
Who’s Who of American Women
Sterling Who’s Who
Two Thousand Notable Women
The World Who’s Who of Women
Who’s Who in Real Estate
Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
University Honors Program
Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Psi Omega
MortarBoard (Cap and Gown)
National Dean’s List
Outstanding Young Women of America
United Electric Scholarship
Rotary Club Scholarship