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Southern Oregon University

Management

School of Business Chair
School of Business Study Abroad Coordinator
International Business Certificate Advisor 

Office: Central Hall 102
Phone: (541) 552-8203
FAX: (541) 552-6715
Email: laned@sou.edu

Education:

Ph.D., 2006, Nova Southeastern University- School of Computer Information Sciences, Technology in Education
Ed.S., 2004, Nova Southeastern University- School of Computer Information Sciences, Technology in Education -- Educational Specialist Degree in Technology in Education
MBA, 1999, Southern Oregon University
BS, 1998, Business Administration, Management, Southern Oregon University

Teaching:

BA 131 Business Computer Applications
BA 383 Advanced Computer Applications (Excel)
BA 407 Customer Service
BA 428 Business Research
BA 477 International Business
BA 499 Business Planning Capstone

Donna is an Associate Professor of Business at Southern Oregon University. She joined the faculty subsequent to completion of a BS, Business Administration-Management and an MBA from SOU. Donna completed her PhD program through the School of Computer Information Sciences at Nova Southeastern University in the area of Technology in Education.  She teaches Business Computer Applications, Business Planning, Advanced Spreadsheets, International Business, Business Research and Customer Service. Prior to her return to academia, Donna had over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, many of which were as a sole proprietor in Texas. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and is the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for 1999-2000 from the School  of Business.

Donna enjoys her position as Faculty Advisor for the SOU Business Club  This club with its many active students has raised money for cancer research during the community-wide Relay for Life, hosted speakers from a variety of computer-related companies, arranged tours of local businesses, mentored freshman students with computer applications, and provided the university with many services both university-wide and community-wide.

Donna has authored an advanced Excel XP book titled The Select Series: Microsoft Excel 2002 Advanced, Prentice Hall. Donna has also authored several test banks and instructors manuals for various computer applications.

Donna enjoys travel and has visited over 20 countries, including the People's Republic of China, England, France, Germany, and Denmark. As a young child Donna attended schools in England and the Canary Islands. Her love for travel has led her to serve as the advisor for business students wishing to study abroad in countries such as Germany, Denmark, France and England.

Donna served as the mastermind behind implementing advanced computer courses in the School of Business to provide students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of business computer applications. These courses also afford the opportunity to be a Microsoft certified application specialist, a certification recognized worldwide and serves as an industry benchmark of one's literacy and proficiency in computer applications.

In her free time, Donna enjoys remodeling homes, fishing, traveling, hiking, snowshoeing and spending time with her Great Pyranees dog, Bailey.