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Moorer, Daniel F., Jr.

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  • Near-Earth space particles and fields, entrepreneurial efforts, small business, medium business, industry strategy, leadership, ethics, business performance excellence, project management


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courses taught

  • EMEA 5016 - Communication as a Technical Leader
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Summer 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    A technical leader spends a majority of their day interacting with others. Indeed, studies repeatedly point to the impact communication skills have on the ability of managerial leaders to succeed or fail. Too often, individuals move into managerial leadership roles without an awareness of the need to improve in this area. This course focuses on interpersonal skills such as listening, counseling, non-verbals, mentoring, coaching, building trust, and providing feedback.
  • EMEA 5017 - Technical Managerial Written Skills
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Summer 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Writing effective documents to influence teams and decision-makers is one of the essential elements of successful management. Additionally, in all of its forms, writing remains one of the primary vehicles by which a leader exercises leadership. Just like the other forms of communication, it must be coherent, complete, make a clear argument, and include appropriate decorum. This course focuses on these attributes as applied in all forms of modern written communication.
  • EMEA 5018 - Speaking to a Technical Group
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Summer 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Great speakers focus on voice, nonverbals, eye contact, body language, and storytelling to captivate their audiences. Moreover, as a leader, it is possible to communicate in such a manner and in such a tone of voice so as to inspire in others nothing but an intense desire to excel, making this form, potentially, the most powerful leadership-communication skill of all. This course focuses on the fundamentals of excellent oral communication.
  • EMEA 5061 - A Technical Leader's Qualities and Effectiveness
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Summer 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    This course describes the traits of Great Leaders who combine fierce resolve with personal humility. Indeed, they might be described more as �plow horses� as opposed to �show horses�. They see themselves as servants to the team and to the organization. They �hold the line� when faced with tough decisions and �do what must be done� when the time comes. Their leadership is based on solid ethical principles and they act with quiet, calm determination.
  • EMEA 5062 - Challenges of Leading Individuals in the Tech Industry
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Summer 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Great Leaders lead by example. They protect their team members, empower them, and help them to improve and grow while the team members, in turn, help the organization improve and grow. Working together with the team, they envision what the organization could be and inspire others to help execute the strategy that will take them there. Many times, they see their team members as more of a family than simply as business acquaintances.
  • EMEA 5063 - Challenges of Leading Technical Teams
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Summer 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Great Leaders� ambition is for the organization and team first, and for themselves a distant second. They help develop and �spin-off� other great leaders and help set up their successors for success. They seek truth about their organization, seeing it from the outside-in as well as from the inside-out. Most importantly, they focus on establishing processes that allow the organization to operate smoothly and efficiently.
  • EMEA 5081 - A Theoretical Origin of Ethics in Business and Tech Industry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    In the pursuit of a clear understanding of business ethics, one may begin by considering our evolved eusocial behavior. Is the source of morality fundamentally biological in nature? If so, does that help to provide us with an explanation for the unresolvable tension between selfishness and altruism? Indeed, may we use this theory to help, then, explain the human condition and the drivers of ethics in business and industry?
  • EMEA 5082 - Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in the Tech Industry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Most executives who commit crimes make those decisions on the basis of intuition and gut feeling. The weaknesses associated with this type of decision-making are exacerbated by an environment where leaders are increasingly distanced from the consequences of their decisions and the individuals they impact. This course is a look at the ethical dark side of the modern business world.
  • EMEA 5083 - Ethical Decision Making for Success in the Tech Industry
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Good ethics is absolutely essential to effective business practice. That is, how each employee works and the standards they uphold while working affects both personal and company reputations. Indirectly, they also affect politics, society at large, and even the national reputation. This course focuses on various techniques that help one avoid an incorrect ethical path in business and industry and, instead, make ethically correct decisions.
  • EMEN 5015 - Engineering Communication
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 / Summer 2023
    Enables students to communicate their thoughts and ideas in written and oral form in professional environments. Understand and demonstrate the ability to write a correctly-formed document. Develop active listening skills, particularly when providing and receiving feedback. Learn to orally communicate ideas by speaking clearly, persuasively, energetically, and with appropriate non-verbal elements. Present in various environments and to various audiences.
  • EMEN 5030 - Fundamentals of Project Management
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Provides an in-depth introduction to the project management discipline, including the concepts, tools and techniques used in the management and leadership of projects small and large alike. Key topics covered include the role of the project manager; project team selection and management; cost, schedule and risk management; quality in projects; introduction to creating and maintaining project plans through the project lifecycle.
  • EMEN 5052 - Leading Others
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Understand and apply leadership techniques that develop and sustain a high-powered technical organization. Specifically, students evaluate qualities associated with successful leaders, learn practical leadership skills such as defining roles and responsibilities, setting vision, coaching, and dealing with conflicts. The course then addresses team building, from hiring the right team members, to managing the team, and conducting effective team meetings.
  • EMEN 5080 - Ethical Decision-Making in Engineering Management
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Learn how to recognize ethical issues and dilemmas affecting managers in the workplace. Understand various models and practices offering solutions to these issues and how to create a culture of ethics and integrity in supporting and/or building a profitable, healthy and responsible organization.
  • EMEN 5830 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    May be repeated up to 9 credit hours.
  • EMEN 6940 - Master's Degree Candidate
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020


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