Janet Lear

Associate Professor

Office: WSTC 252W   |    Phone: (308) 865-8482   |    Email: Learj@unk.edu

Janet Lear

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Journal Articles
  • Lear, J.L., Hodge, K.A. (2015) Entry-Level Workplace Skills: The Perception Gap Among Students, Instructors, and Employers, Business Teacher Education Journal.
  • Lear, J.L., Fleig-Palmer, M., Hodge, K.A., Fleig, M.J., Arensdorf, A.J. (2015). Business Fundamentals For Health Care Providers:  Ensuring Effective Practice Management and Good Stewardship.  Journal of Health Administration Education.
  • Fleig-Palmer, M.M., Lear, J.L., Palmer, D.K. Luethke, T. (2012) How Do Mentors and Proteges Choose Each Other? The Influence of Benevolence, OCB, and POS on the Initiation of Mentoring Relationships. Journal of Business and Leadership: Research, Practice and Teaching.
  • Fleig-Palmer, M.M., Hodge, K.A., Lear, J.L. (2012). Teaching Ethical Reasoning Using Venn Diagrams. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 9., 325-342.
  • Toppen, J., Flanigan, R. Lear, J.L., Stewardson. G. (2012). The Historical Impact of Business and Engineering Education on the Industrial Distribution Discipline. Technology Interface International Journal.
  • Hodge, K.A., Lear, J.L. (2011). Employment Skills for 21st Century Workplace: The Gap Between Faculty and Student Perceptions. Journal of Career and Technical Education, 26(2), 28-41.
  • Lear, J., Ansorge, C., Steckelberg, A. (2010). Interactivity/Community Process Model. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6(1), 71-77.
  • Lear, J.L., (2009). Community in the Online Environment. Encyclopedia of Distance and Online Learning, 2nd Edition, 356-360.
  • Lear, J.L. Isernhagen, J.C., LaCost, B.A., King, J.W. (2009). Instructor Presence for Web-based classes, Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, Ll(2), 86-98.
  • Lear, J.L. (2009). Instructor Presence in Online Distance Classes. Encyclopedia of Distance and Online Learning, 2nd Edition, 1216-1219.

Presentations

  • Lear, J.L. (Author & Presenter), Hodge, K.A. (Author & Presenter), Lear, S.L. (Author). Comics in Medicine and Education, "Cartoons: Impression Millenials," University of Nebraska Kearney, Kearney, NE  (April 10, 2015).
  • Lear, J.L. (Presenter), Bruner, P.K. (Presenter), Kracl, C.L. (Presenter), McCarty, W.L. (Presenter), Siegal, M. (Presenter). NE State Reading Conference, "Building Vivacity in Vocabulary Lessons," Kearney, NE  (February 27, 2015).
  • Lear, J.L., Zuckweiler, K.M. 57th Annual Meeting Midwest Academy of Management, "Mobile Learning Best Practices: Lessons from the Front Lines," Midwest Academy of Management Minneapolis, MN (October 4, 2014).
  • Lear, J.L. UNK iPad Users Group Meeting, "Blending the iPad, Air Server, and ECHO 360," UNK iPad Users' Group, Kearney, NE  (September 24, 2014).
  • Lear, J.L. (Author), Fleig-Palmer, M. (Author & Presenter), Hodge, K.A. (Aughor), Fleig, M.J. (Author), Aten, A. (Author). Academy of Management. "Business Knowledge Needed in Health Care to Support Good Stewardship and Effective Management," Philadelphia, PA (August 2014).
  • Zuckweiler, L.M. (Author & Presenter), Lear, J.L. (Author).  The Decision Sciences Institute 2013 Annual Meeting. "Using the Technology Acceptance Model to Understand Student Perceptions of Tablet Computers in the Classroom," Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore MD (November 18, 2013).
  • Fleig-Palmer, M., Lear, J.L., Hodge, K.A., Palmer, D.K., "General Education: Advantage for Business Students? Creative Methods to Promote Integrative Thinking," Mountain Plains Management Conference, Kearney, NE  (2012).
  • Lear, J., Hodge, K.A., "A Journey of Discovery: Moving the Focus from Teaching to Learning," National Mountain Plains Management Conference, Kearney, Nebraska (October 2012).
  • Lear, J.L., Hodge, K.A., "Communication: A Necessary Skill for the 21st Century Workplace," Midwest Academy of Management, Omaha, NE (2011).
  • Hodge, K.A., Lear, J.L., "Employers', Students', and Instructors' Perceptions of Necessary Employment Skills: A Mixed Methods Study," National Mountain Plains Management Conference, Grand Junction, CO (2011).
  • Fleig-Palmer, M.M., Hodge, K.A., Lear, J.L., "Teaching Ethical Reasoning using Venn Diagrams," Midwest Academy of Management, Omaha, NE (2011).
  • Hodge, K., Lear, J.L., "Perceptual Differences Between American Students and International Students: The Criteria Each Group Believes is Important for Initial Post-Graduate Employment," National Mountain Plains Management Conference, Layton, UT (2010).
  • Fleig-Palmer, M.M., Lear, J.L., "Beyond the Call of Duty: The Role of Benevolence in Assessing the Potential for Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Perceived Organizational Support in a Job Interview," Midwest Academy of Management, Grand Forks, ND (October 2010).

Grants

  • Lear, J.L.  "6-12 Business Teacher Education--Curriculum and Technology," Sponsored by College of Education, University of Nebraska at Kearney ($1,279.80). (2014)
  • Lear, J.L., "6-12 Business Teacher Education--Curriculum and Technology," Sponsored by UNK College of Education Program of Excellence Priority Funding, University of Nebraska at Kearney, $1,279.80 (2013).
  • Lear, J.L., "Technology for the Business Classroom," Sponsored by UNK College of Education Program of Excellence Priority Funding, University of Nebraska at Kearney, $750.00 (2012).
  • Lear, J.L. "Curriculum Materials & Technology Software for 6-12 Preservice Business Teacher Educators," Sponsored by College of Education, University of Nebraska Kearney, University of Nebraska at Kearney, $1,630.00 (2011).
  • Lear, J.L., Hodge, K., "Student/Business 21st Century Business Skills Survey," Sponsored by Office of Graduate Studies and Research Services Council, University of Nebraska at Kearney, $1,430.00 (2011).
  • Lear, J.L., "Technology for 6-12 Per-service Business Teacher Educators," Sponsored by UNK College of Education, University of Nebraska at Kearney, $3,755.00 (2010).
  • Lear, J.L., "Platte Valley State Bank, Giving Back Program," Sponsored by Platte Valley State Banks, $200.00 (2009).
  • Lear, J.L., "Teacher Education Program of Excellence," Sponsored by State of Nebraska, University of Nebraska at Kearney, $913.00 (2009).

Education

Education

PhD. University of Nebraska, 2007
Major: Internet-Based Education
Dissertation Title: Interactive Class Design and Sense of Community in Online Distance Education Classes: A Mixed Methods Research Study

MS. University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2000.
Major: Education with Emphasis in Business
Dissertation Title: A Survey of Doctors, Dentists, and Pharmacists Regarding Business Skills Needed for a Professional Medical Practice

BA, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1998
Major: Vocational Business Education Field Endorsement.


Service

Department Service

  • Committee Member, Economics Tenure-Track Position Search Committee (2013-2014)
  • Faculty Advisor, Phi Beta Lambda Advisor (2012-2014)
  • BSAD 100 - Economics Presentation (2011-2013)
  • Committee Member, Peer Review Committee (2010-2013.
  • UNK Multi-culture Scholars Preview Day (October 30, 2013)
  • Worker, CBT Major/Minor Fair (October 16, 2013)
  • Loper Preview Day (2012)
  • UNK Multi-culture Scholars Preview Day (2012)
  • Committee Member, Economics Tenure-Track Position Search Committee (2011-2012)
  • Junior Loper Preview Day (2011)
  • Multicultural Scholars and Leaders Day (2011)
  • Faculty Advisor, Phi Beta Lambda Advisor (2001-2010)
  • Committee Member, Economics Chair Search Committee (2009)
  • Committee Member, Economics Chair Search Committee (2013)


College Service

  • Committee Member, COE Student Success Committee. (September 2014-Present)
  • Committee Member, CBT Faculty Development (August 2013-Present)
  • Committee Member, College of Education Dean's Advisory Council (2010-2014)
  • BSAD 100 - Communications Presentation (2010-2013)
  • Assurance of Learning - Institutional Service, Business Division Assessment Council (2010-2013)
  • Committee Chair, CBT Academic Affairs Committee (September 1, 2012-August 31, 2013)
  • Committee Member, CBT-BD Assurance of Learning Committee (September 1, 2010-August 31, 2013)
  • Committee Member, Master's Industrial Distribution Graduate Committee (2011-2012)
  • Faculty Advisor, Student Advising (2010-2012)
  • New Venture Adventure Day Judge (2007-2012)
  • Committee Member, Experiential Learning Ad Hoc Committee (September 1, 2011-August 31, 2012)
  • Committee Member, National Mountain Plains Management Conference 2012: CBT Committee. (September 1, 2010-August 31, 2012)
  • Member, CBT Academic Affairs Committee. (September 1, 2009-August 31, 2012)
  • State Leadership Conference, PBL (2011)
  • BSAD 188 Guest Speaker (2010)
  • Member, CBT Dean's Search Committee (2008-2009)

University Service

  • Committee Member, Graduate Council (October 2014-October 2016)
  • Committee Member, iPad Leadership Group (2013-2015).
  • Committee Member, UNK Assessment Committee (February 2010-December 2015)
  • Committee Member, FS Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee (October 2013-October 2015)
  • Committee Member, UNK iPad Users Group (2012)
  • Other Institutional Service Activities, Business/Vocational Teacher Education (2010-2012)
  • Other Institutional Service Activities, Leadership UNK (2007-2012)
  • Other Institutional Service Activities, UNK American Democracy Project: E.N. Thompson Forum "Is a Global Water Crisis Avoidable?" (2011)
  • Committee Member, FS Academic Affairs (2008-2011)
  • Faculty Advisor, Thompson Scholar Mentor (2008-2010)
  • Committee Chair, World Affairs Conference Classroom Coordinator (2009)
  • Committee Member, FS Academic Affairs Committee (2008-2009)
  • Committee Member, Student Academic Success Advisory Council (2007-2009)
  • Diversified Occupations Supplemental Teaching Endorsement (2005-2009)

Professional

Professional Positions

Academic - Post Secondary
  • Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney (August 2012-present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney (August 2010-August 2012)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Department of Economics (August 2009-August 2010)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney (September 2007-August 2009)

Licensures and Certifications
  • Nebraska Teaching Certificate 7-12 (1998-2013)

Professional Memberships
  • Beta Gamma Sigma International Honorary Society (2012-present)
  • Sigma Beta Delta - College of Business and Technology (1998-present)
  • Association for Career & Technical Education Nebraska (ACTEN) (1997-2014)
  • Omicron Tau Theta - National Service Fraternity for Career and Technical Education (2011-2014)
  • Phi Beta Lambda - Professional Member (2003-2014)
  • Delta Pi Epsilon - National Honorary for Business Educators (2001-2014)
  • National Business Education Association (NBEA) (1997-2014)
  • Nebraska State Business Education Association (NSBEA) (1997-2014)
  • Nebraska Distance Learning Association (2003-2012)