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!
PhD Applied Business & Decision Sciences, Walden University, 2009
MBA System Management, Baldwin Wallace University, 1992
BS Management, Clarkson University, 1990
Paschal, E. C. (February 2009). Influencing Attrition in U.S. Universities: Examining Transitional Cognitive Dissonance in a New Meta-Model for Analysis. ProQuest Dissertation.
- Project Management
- Higher Education