PhD Applied Business & Decision Sciences, Walden University, 2009
MBA System Management, Baldwin Wallace University, 1992
BS Management, Clarkson University, 1990
Dr. Paschal is a Customer Service Director for a large software company where she supports customers implementing Oracle Fusion Cloud solutions. In her role she models positive interaction with other groups at Oracle, and serve as a key contact to mitigate and manage escalations from SaaS, PaaS and Maintenance Customers.
Dr. Paschal has also worked as a Project Director with major organizations where she was the central leader for the project, connecting business, product, technical stakeholders and resources to achieve the mission.
Her experience includes: project & program management; managing cloud/SaaS/ERP implementations. She also has managed full life-cycle software development initiatives, manage off/on shore development teams, managed vendor, resources and key stakeholders. Dr. Paschal is also a military veteran.
Dr. Paschal has facilitated multiple courses in Project Management, Data Analysis, Supply Chain Mgmt, Quantitative Methods and Analysis and Applied Decision Making. She is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
Dr. Paschal scholarly interests range widely from ancient civilization, history, business to project management. She has an extensive background in the consulting industry coupled with 20+/years of domestic and international business acumen. Dr. Paschal looks to carry her professional management experience into the classroom.
Dr. Paschal teaching philosophy reflects her interests in a collaborative setting. Instead of the frontal teaching method of large lectures or autocratic seminars, she prefers student-centered teaching that encourages learning by both students and teachers. She favors classroom dynamics that permit dialogue and foster a degree of student input into the curricula and grading criteria.
She has a few hobbies - jigsaw puzzles, touring historical sites, and hiking! Some of her favorites places are Italy, London, Amsterdam, China (the Great Wall & Terracotta Army) and New York City.
Dr. Paschal grew up in southern California where she enjoyed the amusement parks, art festivals and high school football games!
Paschal, E. C. (February 2009). Influencing Attrition in U.S. Universities: Examining Transitional Cognitive Dissonance in a New Meta-Model for Analysis. ProQuest Dissertation.