Faculty


Elaine Ahumada

Elaine Ahumada, D.P.A.

Professor of Public Administration / Director of the Doctor of Public Administration

Office Phone: (951) 343-3929
Email: eahumada@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
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

  • Orientation Residency (DPA 705)

  • Ethics and Social Justice (DPA 720)

  • Public Administration as a Profession (DPA 755)

  • Comprehensive Experience (DPA 780)

  • Comprehensive Residency (DPA 781)

  • Public Administration Special Topics (DPA 795)

  • Proposal Development and Exploration (DPA 796)

  • Dissertation Development (DPA 797)

  • Dissertation Defense (DPA 798)

  • Defense Residency (DPA 799)

  • History and Theory of Public Administration (MPA 510)

  • Public Sector Leadership (MPA 520)

  • Public Personnel Management (MPA 540)

  • Public Policy (MPA 570)

  • Urban Public Policy (MPA 575)

  • Organizational Theory and Behavior (MPA 590)

  • Professional Presentation (MPA 593)

  • Comprehensive Exam Seminar (MPA 594)

  • Political Economy (MPA 585)

  • Capstone Portfolio (IDS 499)

  • American Government (POL 213)

  • Executive Leadership in the Public Sector (POL 451)

  • Organizational Theory and Design (POL 452)

  • Policy Process and Analysis (POL 465)

  • Public Personnel Management (POL 491)

  • Special Topics in Public Administration (POL 490)

  • Principles of Public Administration (POL 493)

  • History of California (HIS 393)

  • Career and Professional Development (PST 300)

  • Self Defense (KIN 117)

  • Kickboxing and Sparring (KIN 110)

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:
 
  • Organizational Theory (PADM 670)

  • Ethics and Public Responsibility (PADM 677)

  • Introduction to Public Administration (PADM 332)

  • Ethics and Social Responsibility (333)

  • Culture and Gender Issues (368)

  • Children’s Theatre (370)

  • Policy Making Process (436)

  • Creative Drama for Teachers (470)

  • Business Communications (480) Kickboxing (MSS 003)

 
University of West Los Angeles:
 
  • Cultural Diversity (312) 

Research, Presentations, and Publications

 PUBLICATION:
 

Purper, Cammy, Ahumada, Elaine, Bowning, Julianna, Pearson, MaryAnn. “Work Patterns and Job Satisfaction.” Continuing research In Progress.

Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE) Article Title: The Development of an MPA Major Field Test Vol. 19, 1. Winter 2012
 
PRESENTATIONS:

Purper, Cammy, Ahumada, Elaine, Browning, Julie, Pearson, MaryAnn. “Work/life Balance and the Online Professor.” 2018 Advancing Women in Leadership Conference. Azusa, CA May, 2018

Ahumada, Elaine “Inclusivity in Doctoral Education; Curriculum Design, Teaching and Reflection.” National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Washington DC, October, 2017

Ahumada, Elaine “Goal Setting ad Mentoring.” National Charity League. (NCL). Upland, CA. September, 2017

Ahumada, Elaine “Guest Speaker for San Bernardino Superior Court’s 2017 Graduates.” Redlands, CA, April, 2017

Ahumada, Elaine, Sundstrom, Linda, Beaumaster, Suzanne, Powell, Dave. “Online Learning Engagement: Capture to Create.” – National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Columbus, Ohio. October, 2016

Ahumada, Elaine, Beaumaster, Suzanne, - “The Dissertation and Beyond: Developing Outcomes for the Public Affairs Practitioner” – Midwest Public Administration Teaching Conference. Ohio University. Columbus, Ohio. June, 2016

Ahumada, Elaine, Kling, Mark. “The Use of “Critical Incident Reflection Frameworks Through Inquiry Based Learning in Online Courses to Professionally Develop Public Sector Practitioners.”- Public Administration Teaching Conference. Rutgers University. Newark, NJ. May, 2016

Ahumada, Elaine, Beaumaster, Suzanne and Sundstrom, Linda-Marie "Dissertation and Beyond: Developing Outcomes for the Scholarly Practitioner" - Public Administration Teaching Conference. Franklin University. Columbus, Ohio. June, 2015

Ahumada, Elaine, Kircher, Pat, and Kling, Mark. "Building Community in Online and Residency Programs" - Public Administration Teaching Conference. Columbus, Ohio. June, 2015

Ahumada, Elaine “Partnering; 21st Century Employee Empowerment.”Riverside HR Conference," University California Riverside, September 24,2014.

Ahumada, Elaine “Partnering; 21st Century Employee Empowerment. ”Riverside County Fiscal Manager's Meeting, Carriage House at Crestmore Manor; Riverside, CA. July 14, 2014.

Compiled PowerPoint "Effective Online Instruction" for the Presenters at National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Conference. Washington, DC. October, 2013

Ahumada, Elaine and MaryAnn Pearson, "Working in the Public sector: Leadership, Effective Communication Strategies and Personal Branding."Riverside County Office on Aging/ Aging and Disability Resource center Staff Development Meeting. Riverside, CA December 12, 2013.

Ahumada, Elaine, Lambert, Larry, and Miller, Jeanne. "Flipped or Hybrid or Blended: Can you tell which thing is not like the others?" CaliBUG Fall eLearning Day, Blackboard's Never Stop Learning Tour. Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA. October, 2013

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 Chair for Cynthia Donahe Poverty Experience and Its Impact on Public Administrators. In progress – California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

Dissertation Committee member for Pauline Soria The Impact of Peer Support in Addressing Burnout of 911 Emergency Dispatchers. In progress – California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

Dissertation Chair for Maria Aguirre The Impact of Cultural Infusion in Tribal TANF. In progress – California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

Dissertation Chair for Jose Rivero Job Search Versus Education Training: An Analysis of Employment Attainment by TANF In the U.S. Workforce Development System. August, 2018 – California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

Dissertation Chair for Megan Carthen-Jackson Litigation and Title IX Coordinator : A Look into the Effects on Litigation on 23 CSU Campuses After Implementation of  a Title IX Coordnator. August, 2018 – California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

Dissertation Chair for Tanya Harris. Employee Engagement; The Path to Understanding the Silent Heroes of the Public Sector - Millenial Accountants. July, 2018 – California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

Dissertation Chair for Creighton Goodman United States Military Reserve 2012-2016 Operation Tempo, Organizational Commitment, and Retention. July, 2018 – California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

Dissertation Committee member for Brian Guzzetta The Social Impact of Public Safety Exploring. July, 2018 – California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

Dissertation Committee member for Soheil Gityforoze. Analysis of the Relationship between Organizational Culture and Lean Six Sigma Implementation. April, 2017 - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

Dissertation Committee member for Wail Alshammari. The Impact of Integrating the Local Saudi Community in Fulfilling Dual Objectives of the Saudi Cultural Mission to the United States of America. November, 2016 - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

Dissertation Committee Member for Linda Reich. San Bernardino Healthy Communities Program; Reducing Childhood Obesity in the 4th Most Obese County in the Nation Through Policy and Collaboration. April 2014 - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

Dissertation Committee Member for Darla Drendel. Business Networking and Civic Engagement. June 2014 - 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.
April, 2017 - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation Committee member for Paul Akamnonu
Nigerian Presidents: An Examination of Leadership Behaviors And Leadership Outcomes
January, 2014 - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation Committee member for Marzook Alotaibi Opportunities and Barriers to Collaboration to Combat Unemployment in Saudi Arabia.   
December, 2013  - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
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 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 Tra Pham
Vietnamese Users' Satisfaction with E-Govt. Services
May, 2011 - 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).
May, 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
May, 2011 – University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
 
Dissertation outside reader / reviewer for Conxita Girvent
Food Insecurity in Orange County: Reasons for the Underutilization of the Food Stamp Program by Latino Households
April, 2011 - University of La Verne, La Veren, 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

Church of the Woods - Lake Arrowhead, CA

Community Service / Involvement

 
  • Board Secretary - Inland Empire Chapter American Society for Public Administration
  • Consultant - DNA Basketball, Upland

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

I enjoy international travel, spending time with family and friends, watching documentaries, cooking new ethnic dishes, kickboxing and walking with our two "morkies;" Stella and Luna.

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