Dr. Nicholas Bowersox
Part-time Faculty - Glenn R. Jones College of Business
Dr. Nicholas Bowersox holds a doctorate in Business Administration from Trident University. He also holds a Master of Science in Management from Minot State University, an MBA with a focus in Organizational Development from Upper Iowa University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Wright State University. Nicholas has been teaching part-time at both the graduate and undergraduate levels since 2007. The majority of the courses he teaches have focused on business statistics, managerial mathematics, and business management/leadership. Currently, Nicholas is employed with the Department of Defense, United States Air Force (DoD USAF) as an Operations Research Analyst, providing analytically-based and mathematically rigorous cost-saving analyses for the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC).
Dr. Bowersox is currently an Operations Research Analyst for the Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH. In this role, he provides statistical and mathematical analyses to analyze the Department of Defense Supply Chain. Additionally, Nicholas is quite active in the academic arena. He has been a college professor for nearly a decade both teaching and developing courses from the doctoral to undergraduate level in a wide variety of areas such as general management, leadership, strategic management, business policy, organizational behavior, human resources, knowledge/information management, business ethics, business statistics, and algebra. He has taught both traditionally and online to students of all types, including both military and civilian, as well as traditional and adult learners in accelerated learning formats. He is familiar with various learning platforms including Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, e-College, and Canvas. Nicholas has also served on dissertation and theses committees. Furthermore, he has presented at conferences, both international and within the United States, as well as having published his research. Dr. Bowersox is also active in several professional societies in both the management and statistical science areas.
In his spare time, Dr. Bowersox enjoys trail running, disc golf, being outdoors, and spending quality time with his beautiful wife.
"He who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after." -Newton D. Baker
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Ph.D. in Business Administration
- Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
- Bowersox, N. Encouraging Participation in Virtual Communities of Practice within the United States Air Force. In John and JoAnn Girard (2010). Social Knowledge: Using Social Media to Know What You Know by IGI Global. Hershey, PA
- Bowersox, N. Downsizing and building organizational memory: A paradoxical relationship between “brain-drain” and “brain-gain”. In John Girard (2009). Building Organizational Memories: Will you Know what you Knew? by Idea Group Publishing. Santa Rosa, California.
- Girard, J. & Bowersox, N. Leading knowledge: What do middle managers think? In Alex Koohang (2008). Knowledge Management: Research and Applications by Informing Science Press. Santa Rosa, California.
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Bowersox’s areas of expertise include:
- Leadership Theory
- Business Management
- Knowledge Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Data Analytics
- Frequentist methods & statistical techniques for business decisions
- Operations Research
- Bowersox, N. (2015, October). Using Structural Equation Modeling to Predict the Effects of Technology Acceptance as a Mediating Variable between Leadership Styles and Knowledge Management. Proceedings of the 2015 Biennial Jamaica Statistical Symposium, Kingston, Jamaica
- Bowersox, N. (2015, September). The Effects of Technology Acceptance as a Mediating Variable between Leadership Styles and Knowledge Management. Proceedings of the 2015 Academy of Business Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN
- Bowersox, N. (2009, October). Downsizing and building organizational memory: A paradoxical relationship between “brain-drain” and “brain-gain”. Proceedings of the 2009 Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management (IBAM) conference, Washington, D.C.
- Bowersox, N. & Guzman, I. (2007, October). How can leaders encourage participation in virtual communities of practice? Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Information Society (i-Society), Merrillville, IN.
- Girard, J. & Bowersox, N. (2007, January). Leading knowledge: Does leadership make a difference? 2007 Applied Business Research Conference, Oahu, HI.
- Bowersox, N. (2006, October). Literature review for the study of leadership and it’s positive impact on knowledge management (KM) in the organizational setting. Proceedings of the 2006 Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management (IBAM) conference, Memphis, TN.
- Bowersox, N., Brown, S., Sullivan, M., & Taylor, J. (2006, October). How does virtual training affect joint assets in the field? 2006 Joint Training and Simulation Conference, Washington D.C.
- Ph.D. - Trident University International (2012)
- Masters degree - Minot State University (2006)
- Masters degree - Upper Iowa University (2004)
- Bachelors degree - Wright State University (2000)
- Jamaica Statistical Society, 2015 - Present
- American Statistical Association (ASA), 2009 - Present
- Academy of Management (AoM), 2005 – Present
- Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management (IBAM), 2005 - Present
- Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM), 2005 – Present
- Knowledge Management Professional Society (KMPro), 2007 - 2010
- Adult Higher Education Association (AHEA), 2007 - 2010
- American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC), 2005 - 2008
- Project Management Institute (PMI), 2005 - 2006
- Sigma Iota Epsilon, Epsilon Lambda (an honorary management fraternity for students and professionals), 2000
- Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business Human Resources Club, 1999 – 2000
- Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business Finance Club, 1998 – 2000
Honors & Awards
- Promoted to Virtual Faculty (from Adjunct Faculty), University of Northwestern Ohio, 2015
- Delivered Faculty Welcome Address, Park University Commencement, 2014
- Awarded Outstanding Faculty of the Year, Park University, 2014
- Graduated with honors (3.818 GPA), Trident University, 2012
- Promoted to Visiting Faculty II (from Adjunct Professor), DeVry University, 2011
- Minot State University Graduate School Citation for Excellence Award, 2007
- Graduated with honors (3.90 GPA), Minot State University, 2006
- Graduated with honors (4.00 GPA), Upper Iowa University, 2004
- Accepted into Sigma Iota Epsilon, Epsilon Lambda (an honorary management fraternity for students and professionals), 2000
- Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business Dean’s List, 2000, 1999, 1998
- The National Dean’s List, 1999
- Wright State University Charles H. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship, 1996
- Perrill Woods Memorial Scholarship, 1996
- Systems Research Laboratories Scholarship, 1996