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Molly Wickam

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Wickam has a corporate background in software product marketing, insurance risk management, and property & casualty claims and marketing. In addition, she owns Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Minnesota.   In higher education, she has started two graduate education licensure endorsement programs and three adult undergraduate business degrees. She currently directs both the MA Teaching (licenses in Business 5-12, Comm. Arts & Literature 5-12, General Science 5-8, Chemistry 9-12, Life Science 9-12, Physics 9-12, Math 5-12, Social Studies 5-12, TESOL K-12, Visual Arts k-12, and Spanish K-12) and the BS Accounting, BS Business Management, BS Finance, and BS Management Information Systems.

Started at Bethel

2005

Education

  • Bethel College - BA Business; BA Political Science, 1991
  • Northern Illinois University - MBA, 1996
  • University of Minnesota - Ph.D., 2015

Biography

Wickam has a corporate background in software product marketing, insurance risk management, and property and casualty claims and marketing. In addition, she owns Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Minnesota.  She also has non-profit leadership experience from helping to start and direct a grassroots non-profit organization. In higher education, she has started two graduate education licensure endorsement programs and three adult undergraduate business degrees. She currently directs both the MA Teaching and the BA Business Management, BS Accounting, BS Finance, and BS Management Information Systems.

Awards

2017 Outstanding Doctoral Research in Business Education Award, Association for Research in Business Education

2016 Selected (from a competitive application process) to attend the Innovator’s Summit at The White House, Washington, D.C., hosted by the U.S. Department of Education

2016 Selected (from a competitive application process) to attend a week of intensive Holocaust Education training at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

2011-2012 Ray G. Price Student Research and Fellowship Award, University of Minnesota

2005 Awarded Jr. Achievement “Teacher of the Year” San Diego, California

Publications

Wickam, M.J. (2017, Fall).  Employability skills with purpose:  Service-learning in graduate business education. The Journal of Research in Business Education, 58(2).  

Wickam, M. J. (2015). Enhancing employability skills in graduate business programs: Service-learning in capstone courses. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://hdl.handle.net/11299/177145.

Presentations

Wickam, M. (2017, April 12).  Employability skills with purpose:  Service-learning in graduate business education.   Business Education Research Conference (BERC), Chicago, IL. 

Carlson, R., Mignard, M., & Wickam, M. (2016, October 27).  Lessons learned about implementing co-teaching with undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates.  National Conference on Co-Teaching, Bloomington, MN.  

Wickam, M. (2016, April 15).  Enhancing employability skills in graduate business programs:  Service-learning in capstone courses.  Leadership Institute, St. Cloud State University.

Wickam, M. (2016, July 28).  Service-learning in online courses: Research and best practices.  MN eLearning Summit, Minneapolis, MN.

Wickam, M. (2016, March 31).  Enhancing collaborative learning skills through service-learning in MBA capstone courses.  Meeting Society’s Grand Challenges Through Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Certificates and Licenses

Business education grades 5-12

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Association for Research in Business Education (ARBE)

National Business Education Association (NBEA)

Minnesota Business Educators Inc. (MBITE/MBEI)

Delta Pi Epsilon, a National Graduate Society for teaching and research for business

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)

Areas of expertise

Program management, business education, business capstones, service-learning, marketing

Research interests

service-learning in business; Holocaust education