Professor Perry-Fantini earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Management from Capella University. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Tiffin University and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Human Resource Management and Organizational Management. The British Standards Institution granted her certification as a Quality Lead Auditor for ISO 9000 in 2001. In 2000, she completed certification in Professional Human Resource Management from the University of Toledo and the Society of Human Resource Management.
She teaches courses in human resources, organizational behavior, and organizational communications. Additionally, she teaches labor relations at the community college level. Before joining the ranks of a full-time faculty member, she served as the Executive Director of Degree Completion Admissions. During her tenure, the number of students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree completion programs in business administration and criminal justice increased by 49% in two years. Additionally, geographic expansion and online delivery increased. She served several organizations in positions such as, human resources, trainer, benefits coordinator, lead auditor, radio script writer, and voice talent.
She is a member of the Terra State Community College Advisory Board. Previously, she was an executive board member of the Lorain County Urban League and a member of the Ohio Transfer Council. She has also served on Tiffin University’s Strategic Planning Committee, Portal Committee, Website Redesign Committee, and Information Technology Committee.
Her research interests include social development centered on the concept of identity by Erik Erikson, structural diversity, organizational transformation, classroom diversity, democracy outcomes, and adult learning theory. Her mission which fully fosters reflective thinking allows learners the opportunity to think about complex challenges or issues from different perspectives.
Perry-Nause, S. (2004). My Journey. Spotlight on Women, Summer Issue, pp. 23-24
Mays, L. & Perry-Nause, S. (2002) Title III Funding.
The Changing Environment for Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs, CPE Member Roundtable, Panelist for Eduventures, December 13, 2007.
Degree Completion Programs, presented at Terra State Community College Advisory Board quarterly meeting, Fremont, OH, 2005.
Understanding Adult Learners and Accelerated Programs, presented at Owens State Community College Senior Administration meeting (Special session), Findlay, OH, 2005.
Degree Completion Programs, presented at Owens State Community College Advisors monthly meeting, Toledo, OH, 2004, & 2005.
Degree Completion Programs, presented at Terra State Community College Advisors monthly meeting, Fremont, OH, 2003, 2004, & 2005.