Faculty Profile for Dr. Betty L. Harkins

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Dr. Betty L. Harkins
Lecturer — Org, Wkforce, & Ldrshp Studies
PED 101
phone: (512) 245-2115

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Spent my childhood in Glen Rose, Texas on my maternal grandparents' ranch, along with my parents and three siblings. Married during the Viet Nam War/Conflict and moved to San Marcos, Texas. Devoted 15 years to working in the mental health and social service professions. Began teaching at Texas State University in 1992.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree, Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University
Master of Public Administration, Texas State University
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Texas State University
Chemical Dependency Counselor Curriculum, University of Texas, Austin and
St. Mary's University, San Antonio
Paralegal Studies, University of Texas, Austin

Teaching Interests

Human Relations
Prior Learning Assessment
Capstone and Experiential Learning
Life Planning
Health and Wellness

Research Interests

Human Growth and Development
Family Dynamics
Workplace Problems, trends and Issues
and Issues
Work-Life Balance
Chemical Dependency
Criminal Justice
Lifelong Learning

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Harkins, B., & Springer, S. B. (1996). Characteristics of Employees and Interns Preferred by Employers in the IH 35 Corridor.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor Award, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. February 1, 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Stephanie Goodbread Award for Outstanding Advisor to the Honors Program. February 1, 2010
  • Award / Honor Recipient: "Outstanding Teaching" Certificate for US 1100 University Seminar, Texas State University. 2001 - 2007

Selected Grants

  • Harkins, Betty (Co-Principal). Alumni Relations Grant, Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed). (Submitted: February 1, 2011). Grant.
  • Harkins, Betty (Co-Principal). University College Minigrant, Texas State University, Private / Foundation / Corporate. (Submitted: February 1, 2008). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Occupational Education Program
Ethics Review Board, City of Converse
Capital Improvement Bond Committee
July 2015-September 2015
Occupational Education at Annual Career Fairs
January 10, 1995-May 1, 2015
Alternate Member
General Education Committee, University College