Elaine Ahumada, D.P.A.

Elaine Ahumada, D.P.A.

Associate Professor of Public Administration / Chair, History & Government / Director of Masters in Public Administration

Department: History & Government
Office Phone: (951) 343-3929
Email Address: eahumada@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: 10370 Hemet St., Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92503
Office Hours: By appointment only

Education

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
D.P.A. Public Administration University of La Verne 2005
M.P.A. Public Administration University of La Verne 1995
B.A. Theatre Arts University of La Verne 1989

Classes Taught

  • HIS 393 - History of California
  • MPA 510 - History and theory of Public Administration
  • MPA 540 – Public Personnel Management
  • MPA 585 - Political Economy
  • MPA 590 – Org. Theory
  • MPA 593 - Professional Presentation
  • MPA 594 - Comprehensive Exam
  • POL 213 – American Government
  • HIS 393 - History of California
  • POL 451 - Executive Leadership in Public Sector
  • POL 452 - Organizational Theory and Design
  • POL 490 – Special Topics in Public Administration
  • POL 491 Public Personnel Mgt.
  • POL 493 - Principles of Public Administration
  • PST 100 - Strategies for Success
  • PST 300 - Career and Professional Development
  • IDS 499 – Capstone Portfolio

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

Public Administration; Andragogy; Leadership; Culture and Gender Issues

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

 Everest College:
 
  • Introduction to Marketing (1011)
  • English Composition I (1106)
  • Introduction to Business Enterprise (1030)
 
Hope International University:
 
  • Foundations: Strengths and Leadership Development (LDR 1100)
  • Interpersonal Communications (2200)
 
University of La Verne:
 
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility (PADM 677)
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility (PADM 333)
  • Culture and Gender Issues (368)
  • Business Communications (480)
  • Introduction to Public Administration (532)
  • Creative Drama for Teachers (470)
  • Children’s Theatre (370)
  • Kickboxing (MS 003)
  • Policy Making Process (436)
 
University of West Los Angeles:
 
  • Cultural Diversity (312) 

Research, Presentations, and Publications

 PUBLICATION:
 
Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE) Article Title: The Development of an MPA Major Field Test Vol. 19, 1. Winter 2012
 
PRESENTATIONS:
Ahumada, Elaine and Kling, Mark. "MPA 2.0; The Integration of Professional Development Skills and Competencies for a Diverse Workforce" - Public Administration Teaching Conference. San Padre Island, TX. May, 2012
 
Ahumada, Elaine, Kircher, Pat, Jones, Paulette. "MPA Major Field Test - National Association of Public Administration and Affairs Conference (NASPAA). Austin, TX. October, 2012
 
Ahumada, Elaine. "Peeling the Onion on Conflict for Positive Change" - PADI Employee Workshop. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. December, 2012
 
Ahumada, Elaine"College Bound" - Parent workshop (for RUSD) at Valley View Elementary and Rosemary Kennedy elementary schools. April, 2011
 
Ahumada, Elaine and Beaumaster, Suzanne (ULV) "The Technology Trap" - Teaching Public Administration Conference (TPAC). Co- Presenter, Williamsburg, VA May, 2011
 
Ahumada, Elaine"Cultural Diversity- Celebrating the Human Kaleidoscope" Riverside Neighborhood Conference, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. June 2011.
 
Ahumada, Elaine. "Cultural and Generational Diversity" – Can’t We All Just Get Along?” Riverside Neighborhood Leadership Academy, City of Riverside. Riverside, CA. October 2011.
 
Ahumada, Elaine. "The Ins and Outs of College Admissions" - Rubidoux High School - October, 2011
 
Ahumada, Elaine. “Cultural and Generational Diversity – Can’t We All Just Get Along?” Neighborhood Leadership Academy, City of Riverside. Riverside, CA. October 2010.
 
Ahumada, Elaine. “Major Field Test for MPA programs.” NASPAA - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. Las Vegas, NV. October 2010.
 
Ahumada, Elaine. “Personal Branding and Career Networking.” Community University Educational Summit. CSUSB – Palm Desert Campus. October 2009.
 
Ahumada, Elaine. “The Real Rules of Engagement - Processes, Protocols, and Politics That Impact Online Hybrid / Instruction.” AHEA – Adult Higher Education Alliance; National Louis University. Chicago, IL. October 2009.
 
Ahumada, Elaine. “A Sandwich View of Adult Programs.” CSCCU – Consortium of Southern California Colleges and Universities. March 2009. Keynote Speaker.
 
Ahumada, Elaine. “Professional Studies Courses That Work: Retention, Enrollments, Career Preparation, and Student Learning Outcomes.” AAACE – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. University of Denver, Denver, CO. November 2008. 
 
Ahumada, Elaine. “Adult Learning Strategies for Personal, Professional, and Academic Success.” AHEA – Adult Higher Education Alliance. Univ. of Southern Alabama, Mobile, AL. October 2008.
 
Ahumada, Elaine. “Experiential Learning for Degree Completion Students.” Fall Faculty Retreat. California Baptist University, Riverside, CA. August 2008.
 
Ahumada, Elaine. “Welcome to the World of Numbers – Recruitment 101.” NACCAP – North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals. Biola University, La Mirada, CA. June 2007.
 
Ahumada, Elaine. “Personal Branding.” High Desert Women’s Expo. Victorville Fairgrounds, Victorville, CA. March 2006.
 
Ahumada, Elaine. “Successful Balancing Acts for the Mind, Body, and Spirit.” ACSI – Association of Christian Schools International. Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA. November 2005.
 
DISSERTATIONS:
 
Dissertation Committee member for Irma Licea.
Today’s Glass Ceiling: Executive Women’s Experiences and Perceptions Regarding Career Advancement into Executive Leadership Positions in Transportation. 
April 2013 - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation Committee member for Marzook Alotaibi 
Opportunities and Barriers to Collaboration to Combat Unemployment in Saudi Arabia -
In progress - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation Committee member for Guangin Hou
In progress - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation Committee member for Soheil Gityforoze
Analysis of the Relationship between Organizational Culture and Lean Six Sigma Implementation.
In progress - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation Committee member for Paul Akamnonu
Nigerian Presidents: An Examination of Leadership Behaviors And Leadership Outcomes
In progress - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation outside reader / reviewer for Abdul Abdulaziz 
Impact of Government Policy Practices in E-Learning Educational Technology in Saudi Arabia. 
April, 2013 University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation Committee member for Beth Elmore 
Future Change to Obtain Career Services Standards Determined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2011 - University of La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation Committee member for John Delgado
California’s Marine Life Protection Act and the Environmental Management Policy Development Process: An Advocacy Coalition Framework Analysis
2011 – University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation outside reader / reviewer for Nathan Chow
An Examination of the Taiwanese Government Cross-Straits Educational Barriers
November, 2010 - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation outside reader / reviewer for Shirley Lewis
The Impact of the Use of Electronic Health Record Systems on Patient Outcomes in Hospital Settings
May, 2010 – University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation outside reader / reviewer for Janis Cavanaugh
Forensic Evidence and its Credibility from the Perception of the Judges: The Value of and Accreditation of Testimony in Court
April, 2010 – University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation outside reader / reviewer for Ian B. Cole
The Next Generation of Public Employees: Succession Planning Implications for Customs and Border Protection
April, 2010
 
Dissertation outside reader / reviewer for Joe Wang
Public Diplomacy and Organizational Conflict: a Study of Taiwanese Government Information Offices in the United States
February, 2010
 
Dissertation Committee member for Maryann Pearson
What Do Journalism Students Consider The Most Effective Educational Experiences? A Phenomenological Study of Journalism Education
2009 - La Sierra University, Riverside, CA
 
Dissertation outside reader / reviewer for Chris Hardy
Funding Priorities and the Expenditure Patterns of City if Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils
February 2009 – University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation outside reader / reviewer for Pamela Wu
Implementation of Local Wellness Policy: Stakeholders Perspective
May, 2008 - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation outside reader / reviewer for Robert Lewis
Inter-organizational Networks, Childhood Health Policy and the Expanded Role of the Public School District Food Service Provider
November 2007 - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation outside reader / reviewer for Jeanne Greenelsh
The Role of Leadership in Institutional Advancement at California Community College Foundations: A Re-visitation of a Multiple Case Study of Five California Community College Foundations 
April, 2006 - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA 

Church Membership / Activities

Member of Echoes of Faith Christian Center

Community Service / Involvement

  • Parent Organization Vice President of Special Events at St. Mark's Episcopal Church School in Upland, CA
  • Board President - Inland Empire Chapter American Society for Public Administration

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

I enjoy international travel, spending time with family and friends, watching documentaries, cooking new ethnic dishes, and kickboxing and walking with our pomeranian "Peaches" .

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the LORD.
 
- Psalms 31:24 (NASB)
 
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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