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Dr. Marilyn Marjorie Marousek

Associate Professor Human Resources and Administration

Dr. Marilyn Marjorie Marousek

"I would like my students to take away new knowledge and understanding of organizational concepts that they can apply in their own careers."

Degrees Held:

  • PhD in Education & Leadership, Specialization in Human Resource Development – Barry University, 2007
  • MS in Human Resource Management – La Roche College, 1986
  • BA in Sociology – La Roche College, 1981

Career Highlights:

Human Resource Certifications:

  • Senior Certified Professional, SHRM-SCP, from the Society of Human Resources Management since 2015
  • Senior Professional Human Resources, SPHR, from the Human Resource Certification Institute since 2009
  • Global Professional Human Resources, GPHR, from the Human Resource Certification Institute since 2009

Barry University, Miami Shores, FL

  • Associate professor of Human Resources and Administration
  • Interim associate dean for Academic & Student Affairs
  • Associate dean for Business Process
  • Academic coordinator for BS and MA in Administration programs
  • Assistant professor of Human Resources and Administration
  • Associate dean for Regional Administration
  • Associate dean for Continuing Education
  • Director and academic advisor

La Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Executive assistant to the president
  • Secretary to the board of trustees
  • Assistant registrar

In which online degree programs do you teach?

Which classes do you teach online?

ADM 303 Administrative Theory & Practice, ADM 312 Training & Development, ADM 315 Diversity in the Workplace, ADM 325 Compensation & Benefits, ADM 330 Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADM 361 Negotiation: Theory & Practice, ADM 410 Recruitment & Selection, ADM 412 Quality & Productivity, ADM 464 Strategic Human Resources Administration, ADM 499 Administration Capstone, ADM 505 Human Resource Administration, ADM 535 Research Methodologies, ADM 545 Values & Ethics in Administration, ADM 553 Administrative Leadership Theory, ADM 652 Diversity in Workplace, ADM 699 Capstone: Applied Project

What do you want students to take away from your courses?

I would like my students to take away new knowledge and understanding of organizational concepts that they can apply in their own careers.

Why did you start teaching?

Because it allows me to interact and engage with people, which I enjoy tremendously, while giving me the opportunity to increase their awareness and knowledge about the environmental issues that we face today.

What advice would you give to students considering an online program?

Online education is the most flexible option available to students. It is particularly advantageous to working adults. However, it also requires dedication and perseverance. Stay the course and organize your work to meet the deadlines. When something is not clear, reach out to the instructor.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in administration?

One needs to have an appreciation of the unique needs of adult learners, and to incorporate the adult student’s rich experience into the classroom. Adult learners should be able to apply what they learn in the classroom to their own careers, families, and communities. Stay current in the field, utilize academic conferences, websites, and local professional meetings to obtain information about what is happening in the profession.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in administration face today?

Regarding human resources, the biggest challenge is staying current on all of the changes in human resource law, it is constantly changing.

When did you start teaching?

2003. I started teaching as a lecturer to assist remote students (Bradenton, St. Petersburg) in completing their degree programs. I so enjoyed the experience of being in the classroom that I began a transition from administration to faculty.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

Managing the Dream: Reflections in Leadership and Change by Warren Bennis

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

Since 2010 I have been a guardian ad litem for the state of Florida, appointed by the 20th Judicial Circuit serving Lee County.

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