Teaching and Research
Bagwell taught over 200 courses, mainly at the graduate level, in various established and new disciplines, including Speech Communication, Political Science, Public Communication, Media Studies, Public Administration, eBusiness, Project Management, and Business Administration. Designed 13 of the 41 topical courses I have taught. Half of the courses at McDaniel College currently and 6 of the ten graduate courses at American Public University at that time. As book editor and contributor, I have led two teams in two book efforts since 2016. My research has focused on campaigns, elections and voting, project management, and the influence of Spinoza on American law.
Courses designed and taught.
|PUA PUA 501 Foundations of Public Administration, 3 Online, eight weeks, (G), 1 section (Designer). This course examines various management issues and strategies for managing public organizations. The core focus is on an enhanced understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches to general management, studying and enduring the day-to-day dilemmas faced by competent public managers, and applying relevant theories to public administration within the United States. |
PUA 502 Introduction to Public Policy, 3 Online, eight weeks, (G), 1 section (Designer). The study and practice of public administration is explored in its political context, introducing students to the environment within which public administration functions and the dynamics of behavior within large organizations. How choices are made among competing policies, factors affecting policy implementation, and the role of policy evaluation in shaping policy choices are examined. Assignments focus on the role of leadership and the role of communication in inter-and intra-organizational relations.
|PUA 520 Project Management in the Public Sector, 3 Online, eight weeks, (G), 1 section (Designer). This course will provide students with the conceptual framework and practical tools to successfully implement a project. Specific topics included in the course will consist of managing project scope, understanding what is required organizationally to implement a project in a generic context, identifying and defining needed skills and knowledge and how to deal with changes to project scope, schedule or costs, project risk management and communication related to the project to both internal and external stakeholders. |
PUA 537 Public Organizational Theory and Analysis, 1 Online, eight weeks, (G),1 section (Designer). This course is designed to expose students to the foundations of organizational theory and its applications in the public sector and non-profit organizations. Students will view organizations as complex social systems and explore management theories and organizational behavior principles. Topics will include leadership, motivation, conflict and conflict resolution, communication and teamwork, and organizational change.
|PUA 552 Internship in Public Administration, 1 Online, eight weeks, (G),1 section (Designer). During the sixteen-week engagement, the student will be guided by learning objectives from the two classes in which the student is enrolled during the contiguous eight-week sessions. These learning objectives will form the basis of the information the student will acquire during their engagement.|
BUS 540 Strategic Management of Innovative Technology, 3 Online, eight weeks, (G) (Designer) This course will present theories and methods to prepare managers to handle the strategic management of technology and innovation. The strategic framework for the course integrates: 1) selecting innovative projects, b) historical cases of business innovation, c) managing processes and teams, and d) formulating technology innovation strategies.
BUS 572 Information Technology and Project Management, 3 Online, eight weeks, (G) (Designer). In the employment market, many projects are controlled by the professions of Engineers, Architects, Construction Managers, and Lab Scientists. These conditions leave a massive opportunity for MBA-level employees. That role is in planning Information Technology projects. This course explores the use of Project Management methods and processes applied to Information Technology management, maintenance, and innovation. From an MBA-level manager s perspective, you will examine the various roles as stakeholders, subject matter specialists, end-users, business analysts, and project managers. The course also will teach you to evaluate the challenges of managing current organization technology platforms, replacement through product choices and new implementations, and opportunities for innovation issues of strategy, change, risks, and ethics.
BUS 530 Project Management Principles and Applications, 3 Online, eight weeks, (G).
In the employment market, many projects are controlled by the professions of Engineers, Architects, Construction Managers, and Lab Scientists. These conditions leave a massive opportunity for MBA-level employees. That role is in planning Information Technology projects. This course explores the use of Project Management methods and processes applied to Information Technology management, maintenance, and innovation. From an MBA-level manager s perspective, you will examine the various roles as stakeholders, subject matter specialists, end-users, business analysts, and project managers. The course also will teach you to evaluate the challenges of managing current organization technology platforms, replacement through product choices, and new. This course provides the theoretical framework and practical tools to develop a comprehensive understanding of the managerial process in project management. The curriculum is built for business leaders, professionals, or administrators who are involved in completing special projects and desire to utilize professional project management methods and techniques competently. Throughout its duration, this course will offer numerous examples of how to apply project management strategies and tools to real-world projects and situations and provide the students with opportunities to practice their learned skills. Available supporting project management technology will be described, and the students will receive high-level, hands-on training on Microsoft Office Project 2007. In a nutshell, the students will understand project management processes and techniques, which will enable them to optimize the process of their projects and place them on a path toward successful project completion. And opportunities for innovation issues of strategy, change, risks, and ethics.
|MPA 531 Public Sector Technology, 3 Online, eight weeks, (G). Information Technology applications, issues, and policies in governments and non-profits,|
|BUS 570 Information Technology, 3 Online, eight weeks, (G). Information Technology in business administration, business cases, project management, and change management.|
|PPPA 9960 Dissertation, 3 Online, 12 weeks, (G). Directed research in Doctoral of Public Administration dissertation process.|
|PPA 9000A Dissertation Seminar, 3 Online, 12 weeks, (G). Directed research in the Ph.D. program in the Public Administration dissertation process. Premise & Prospectus development.|
Johnson and Wales
|MGMT 6210 Project Management, 3 Online, eight weeks, (G). This course covers all knowledge areas in the project management body (scope, schedule, budget, risk, procurement, communication, human resources, and quality) and combines theory with practice. Students analyze real-world project scenarios and apply concepts of knowledge areas, tools, and techniques to create concrete project management artifacts and solve typical problems that arise in business. This course provides industry best practices and current trends, beyond the standard project management textbook material. Students work in teams to experience project management situations and practice leadership, communication, and negotiating skills.|
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
|PAFF 6305 Decision-Making & Management in Public Organizations, 3 Online, 16 weeks, (G) 1 section. Public sector management and the challenges of cultural diversity.|
Saint Louis University
|PGMT 325 Project Implementation and Control, 3 Online (U) (Designed). Junior-level course in principles and practices of project control, scheduling, and implementation.|
American Public University System
|PADM 300 Public Management, 3 Online (U) 1 section. Undergraduate course in public management|
|POLS 410 Public Policy – Political Science, 3 Online (U) 1 section. Undergraduate survey course on the role of public administration in Society.|
|PADM 503 Digital Government,3 Online (G) 1 section. The emerging role of digital government.|
|PADM 500 Research Methods in Public Administration, 3 Online (G) 11 sections (Designer). Applied social science research methods in the field of public administration.|
|PADM 510 Administrative Theory, 3 Online (G) 13 sections Graduate level course on the role of law and interaction with public policy. Public, private, and non-profit management theories.|
|PADM 520 Public Administration and Society, 3 Online (G) 20 sections (Designer). Graduate survey course on the role of Public Administration and Society.|
|PADM 610 Public Management, 3 Online (G) 22 sections (Designer). Graduate course review of public management theory and practice.|
|PADM 611 Law and Public Policy, 3 Online (G) 15 sections. Graduate-level course on the role of law and interaction with public policy.|
|PADM 612 Public Finance, 3 Online (G) 2 sections. Graduate course review of public management theory and practice. Survey of public finance revenues, taxation, and policy.|
|PADM 615 Program Appraisal and Evaluation, 3 Online (G) 3 sections (Designer). Methods of program evaluation and proposals.|
|PADM 620 Local Political Administration, 3 Online (G) 20 sections (Designer). Graduate course in state and local government.|
|PADM 698 Public Administration Comprehensive Exam, 3 Online (G) 3 sections. Public Administration Comprehensive Exam.|
|PADM 699 Public Administration Capstone, 3 Online (G) 4 sections, 25 Capstones. Public Administration Thesis course.|
University of Maryland Baltimore County
|POLS 327 Lobbying and Interest Groups, 3 Online (U) 1 section (Designer). Junior level political science course covering PACs, lobbyists, congressional power, and interest groups.|
University of Phoenix
|EBUS 500 e-Business Principles and Practice, 3 (G) Online 4 sections. A six-week graduate survey course in the fundamentals of eBusiness and eCommerce.|
|EBUS 550 Creating the eBusiness, 3 (G) Online 3 sections 26 Capstones. Six-week Internet (online) master’s level course in the University of Phoenix e-MBA program. Capstone research project for the e-Business MBA program.|
|POL 443 Wealth and Power in America 3 (U) Online 3 sections. Five-week Internet (online) undergraduate course in the University of Phoenix general studies program.|
|MED 5460, Media Research, 3 (G) On Ground 7 sections, (Designer). Eight-week evening master’s level survey course of media research methods and approaches. Students were required to review journal articles utilizing Evaluating Information—general content from Dominic and Wimmer’s Media Research. As a group, students were required to develop a preliminary research proposal. Seven sections.|
|MED 529, Media Research Methodology (Independent Study), 3 (G) On Ground 1 section (Designer). Independent directed graduate research in media research methods and approaches.|
|MC 17.480, Public Communication Research, 3 (U) 1 section On Ground, (Designer). Senior-level Public Communication program capstone research course. Students conducted two surveys, performing data analysis and presentation. Surveys were conducted for Washington. DC area non-profit organizations. Findings were reported to the clients.|
University of Maryland University College (Global Campus)
|SPCH 442 Interviewing, 3 On Ground (U) 1 section. Senior-level course on principles of interviewing, including surveys, counseling, employment, and performance.|
Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale, VA
|SPDR 136 Introduction to Oral Communications, 4q On Ground (U) 2 sections. Principles and practices of oral communication. Two sections.|
|SPDR 137, Public Speaking, 4q On Ground (U) 3 sections. Principles and practices of public speaking.|
Howard University – Washington, DC
|COMM 375 Communication Theory, 3 On Ground (U) 1 section (Designer). Junior-level course on principles and models of communication theory.|