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Melissa Wiseman

Instructional Associate Professor
Department of Maritime Administration

“Let us keep our heart young and our eyes open that nothing worth our while shall escape us.”

- Anonymous

Get To Know Melissa Wiseman

What in your life drew you to your current field of study?

I was very interest in psychology until I discovered that economics is about decision-making. The more I learned, the more I realized that it has application to every choice I make.

What do you hope your students gain from studying or working with you?

To help my students become self-motivated lifelong learners.

What are you passionate about in your personal life?

I am passionate about my family and my friends. I am passionate about learning how we learn. I enjoy traveling, good books, and great music!

Education
Ph.D. Economics, Texas Tech University, 1999
M.A.
Economics, University of Texas at El Paso, 1989
B.A. Finance and Management, University of Texas at El Paso, 1984
Courses Taught
MARA 493: International Maritime Management Experience (London)
ECON 202: Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 203: Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 323: Microeconomic Theory
SCMT 303: Statistical Methods
Publications

2014: Wiseman, Melissa. “Using Post-Exam Reviews to Improve Student Motivation and Learning.” Journal of Advancements in Business Education.  Vol 2, 2014. Dr. Michael D. Phillips, Editor. Found at:  http://www.sbrconferences.com/jabe.html.

2011: Bressler, Martin S. and Melissa Wiseman. Understanding Asian-American businesses and their role in economic growth and development.  Research in Business and Economics Journal. Vol. 4, August, 2011.

2011: Dr. Terry Mullins, Editor.Bressler, Martin S., and Melissa Wiseman. Asian-American business financing:  a look at Vietnamese businesses and their role in economic development. Proceedings of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines.  Dallas, TX.

Presentations

2017: “Perspectives on Women and Career Development in Higher Education Roundtable Discussion,” panelist, Texas A&M University at Galveston Conference on Inclusion and Diversity for Higher Education.

2013: “Causes of the Great Recession, 2007 – 2009.”  Invited guest lecture presented to graduate students at Xaviers Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.

2011: “Asian-American business financing:  a look at Vietnamese businesses and their role in economic development” coauthored with Martin Bressler, presented to the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines.  Dallas, TX.

2011: “Using Exam Performance to Improve Students’ Study Skills and Time Management” presented to the Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association in Washington, DC.

Awards & Recognition

2015: Houston Baptist University Alumni Association Hallmark Award for outstanding support of the Alumni Association by a faculty or staff member.

2009: Named one of the 100 most influential women for the El Paso YWCA in honor of their 100th anniversary

2005: Certificate of Merit for Faculty Academic Advising, presented at the National Academic Advising Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

2004: The Krista McAuliffe—In Search of Excellence Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year Award presented by Houston West Chamber of Commerce.

2004 - 2005: Houston Baptist University Advisor of the Year (nominated five years).

2003, 2009: Houston Baptist University Opal Goolsby Outstanding Teaching Award (nominated 6 years).

2001: Houston Baptist University Faculty Woman of the Year by the Association of Women Students.

Contact Info

Melissa Wiseman
Instructional Associate Professor
Department of Maritime Administration


wisemanm@tamug.edu
Phone: +1 (409) 740.4013
Fax: +1 (409) 471.4014

Classroom Lab Building (CLB), Office 231


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