Alicen Flosi

Contact 

Dr. Alicen Flosi
Director of Sustainability
Instructor of Information Systems
School of Accounting & Information Systems

Phone: (409) 880-8612
Email: flosiab@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 227

Ph.D.   Nova Southeastern University
M.S.-M.I.S.   Nova Southeastern University
M.B.A.   Lamar University
B.B.A.   Lamar University

Courses Taught

M.B.A.:

Special Topics in Management 

Bachelors:

Business Communications 
Intro to ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
Introduction to Business Technologies 
Principles of Management Information Systems 
Special Problems in Business 
Special Topics in Management Information Systems 
Visual BASIC Development 

Courses taught, but not in the Schedule:

E-Commerce, Business Communications 

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Director of Sustainability, Lamar University (January, 2015 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Instructor, Lamar University (January, 1999 - Present), Beaumont, Texas. Teach courses in Management Information Systems.

Non-Academic Experience 

Chief Financial Officer, Port Arthur Independent School District (July, 1997 - June, 1999), Port Arthur, Texas.

Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, Community Consolidated School District 59 (July, 1994 - June, 1997), Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Assistant Superintendent for Business Operations, McHenry School District 59 (July, 1993 - June, 1994), McHenry, Illinois.

Assistant to the Superintendent for Business Operations, Country Club Hills School District 160 (July, 1991 - June, 1993), Country Club Hills, Illinois.

Consulting 

2013:  LIT, Excel training for LIT employees

Service

Professional Service 

Academic Conference: Panelist
2015:  All College Day - LIT (Local).  Present session on advanced spreadsheet features

Member: Committee/Task Force
2015:  Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas (National).  Program committee member and session chair for conference
2014:  Construction Management Accreditation Meeting (Local).

Reviewer: Conference Paper
2014 – 2016:  Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference (State).

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Chair:
2005-2006 – 2006-2007:  ISAD MISY 1373 Curriculum Subcommittee  

Faculty Advisor:
2013-2014:  Student Organization Fair
2011-2012:  Association for Information Systems   

Member:
2019-2020 – 2020-2021:  Exploring MIS  
2014 – 2015:  Recruitment Committee for MIS Professor  
2009-2010:  Search Committee for ISAD faculty  
2004-2005:  Search Committee for ISAD Chair  
Assurance of Learning - Institutional Service:
2011 – 2012:  Exploring: MIS & SAP  
2011 – 2012:  Passport Event  
2011-2012:  Exploring: MIS & SAP
2011-2012:  Pilot SAM software in MISY 1373
Other Institutional Service Activities:
2017-2018 – 2018-2019:  Cardinal View
2011-2012:  MIS Session: Kristine Estes, November 10, 2010
2010-2011 – 2011-2012:  MIS Session  
2009-2010:  Fall Open House  
2008-2009:  New Student Orientation
2007-2008:  BISD Career Day
2006-2007:  Lumberton Career Day    

 

College Assignments

Chair:
2020-2021:  College of Business Strategic Planning (task force - Curricular Programming) (Co-Chair)
2019-2020 – 2020-2021:  CoB Service Committee  
2006-2007:  GB Business Teaching Certification Development  

 

Faculty Advisor:
2012-2013:  Assist students competing in Big Idea Competition
2004-2005 – 2005-2006:  Fellowship of Christ  
2004-2005 – 2005-2006:  Cardinals with Kiddos  

 

Member:
2020-2021:  Undergraduate Programs
2020-2021:  Interview team for Chair of School of Accountancy and IS  
2015-2016:  Facilities, Technology, & Space Development Committee  
2014-2015:  Conferment  
2014-2015:  Accreditation and Assessment Committee Lamar University  
2011-2012 – 2014-2015:  General Business Program Committee Lamar University  
2012-2013 – 2013-2014:  Institutional Resources Committee Lamar University  
2012-2013:  Ad Hoc Committee for Academic Lecture Series  
2011-2012:  Institutional Resource Committee Lamar University  
2010-2011:  Educator Preparation Council  
2007-2008 – 2008-2009:  General Business Program Committee  
2004-2005 – 2007-2008:  Faculty Development Committee  
2004-2005 – 2007-2008:  Educator Preparation Council
2006-2007:  Selection Committee for Director of GB  

 

Assurance of Learning - Institutional Service
2017 – 2018:  Provost's Kick-Off
2015:  COB Strategic Planning Workshops
2012:  College of Business Week - speaker Paul Chargois  
2012:  MISY 1373 AP 8-week course development
2011-2012:  University Professor/Merit Awards
2010-2011:  Career Service Overview
2010-2011:  Writing Fellows Pilot Program
2011:  ExxonMobil Executive in Residence Program  
2010-2011 – 2011-2012:  ExxonMobil Executive in Residence Program  
2010:  Exxon/Mobile Speaker  
2010-2011:  ExxonMobil Executive in Residence Program   
2010-2011:  Learning Community Program  

Mentoring:
2019-2020 – 2020-2021:  Supervise Honors Students  
2010-2011:  Learning Community Program  

 

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2019-2020:  Strategic Planning Outreach Session
2016-2017:  Excel training for administrative assistants in CoB  
2014 – 2015:  Business Development Week  
2013-2014:  Career Week: Schedule professional speakers for classes during Career Week
2012-2013:  Freshman Orientation  
2011:  Judge - Big Idea Challenge  
2011:  Spring Open House  
2013-2014 – 2015-2016:  Sustainability: Assist/coordinate recycling in the College of Business
2012-2013:  Freshman Orientation  
2008-2009 – 2009-2010:  Faculty marshal at commencement  
2008-2009:  Faculty marshal at commencement  
2007-2008:  COB Open House  
2004-2005:  COB Reunion Open House  

 

Writing Student Recommendations:
2018-2019 – 2019-2020:  Business students

 

University Assignments

Chair:
2018-2019 – 2019-2020:  Earth Day Committee  
2016-2017 – 2017-2018:  South Park Community Garden  
2014-2015:  Academic Lecture Series:Ed Begley, Jr. Lecture on Sustainability  
2008-2009 – 2010-2011:  Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Committee  
Member:
2020-2021:  LU Reads for Change 2020  
2020-2021:  Interview team for ED Campus Operations  
2020-2021:  Beck Fellowship Committee  
2020-2021:  Community Relations Advisory Council  
2019-2020 – 2020-2021:  Centennial Committee  
2017-2018 – 2020-2021:  South Park Neighborhood Partnership Committee  
2015-2016:  Recruitment Committee for HR AVP Candidate  
2013-2014 – 2014-2015:  Educator Preparation Council Meeting  
2011-2012:  Campus Relations Sub-Committee for University Success Seminar  
2011-2012:  University Success Seminar Committee  
2011-2012:  University Success Seminar course development  
2010-2011:  Faculty Senate  
2010-2011:  Advising & Retention Council
2008-2009:  Faculty Senate Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Committee  
2008-2009:  Faculty Senate Records Management Committee  
2007-2008:  Faculty Senate Academic Issues Subcommittee  
2006-2007 – 2008-2009:  Faculty Senate
2006-2007:  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Educators Board of Examiners
2004-2005 – 2005-2006:  Faculty Senate Faculty Issues Subcommittee  
2004-2005:  Faculty Senate  
 

Faculty Advisor:
2016-2017 – 2020-2021:  LU Green Squad   

Mentoring Activities:
2018-2019:  Sr. Engineering Project  
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  Honors Student Supervision  

 

Assurance of Learning - Institutional Service
2013:  Distinguished Faculty Lecture sponsored by Exxon Mobil  
2011-2012:  Lunch and Learn Faculty Development Sessions  
2012-2013 – 2013-2014:  McNair Scholar Mentor  
2010:  McNair Scholar Oral Defense  
2010-2011:  Student Retention Committee  

 

Other Institutional Service Activities:

2020:  Earth Day Event Chair
2015 – 2020:  Sustainability
2019-2020 – 2020-2021:  Speak to new staff at orientation   
2019-2020:  Presentation for Gentry Residence Hall  
2019-2020:  Volunteer at Setzer Study Center during exam week  
2019-2020:  Homecoming Fan Fest
2019-2020:  Cardcast Interview on FB Live  
2019-2020:  Campus Security Authority Training  
2019-2020:  Campus MVP  
2019-2020:  Biology Cardinal Community Speaker  
2018-2019:  Meeting with Dr. Jongik Kim from South Korea  
2017-2018 – 2019-2020:  Commencement Marshal  
2018-2019:  Cardinal Conversation  
2016-2017:  Partner with Dishman Art Museum to bring Jamey Stillings Exhibit to LU
2015:  Sustainability: Presentations to numerous student organizations, freshman learning groups, and classes.
2013-2014:  Excel Training for Undergraduate Advising Center  
2012:  Campus Wide Trash Off Day
2010-2011:  Distinguished Faculty Lecture  
2006-2007:  MyLamar Pilot   

 

Community Service 

Chair of a Committee
2016 – 2020:  Sustainability Programs on Campus

Member of a Committee
2020:  Golden Triangle Sierra Club
2019:  Advisory Board Member of Big Thicket
2018 – 2019:  Big Thicket Rally Day
2003 – 2020:  Lifeshare Civic Advisory Committee
2012 – 2013:  Westbrook High School, Assist with school activities: book fair, band concerts
2012:  AIS Pie Your Professor
2012:  AIS Bake Sale
2011 – 2012:  Toy Collection

 

Other Community Service Activities
2020:  South Park Community Garden
2019:  LIT training for employees, Microsoft Office training for LIT employees
2019:  Microsoft Excel Class,  Taught Excel class for not-for-profit employees.  Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center.
2014:  School Supply Collection for Buckner Home, Faculty Advisor for AIS; assist/coordinate Santa in Blue participation
2013:  Develop Promotional Materials for Beaumont Botanical Gardens
2011 – 2013:  Assist in hosting American Valve & Hydrant Speech Contest
2012:  Lifeshare
2011 – 2012:  Southeast Texas Food Bank volunteer
Positions Held in Civic Organizations
2017 – 2018:  Big Thicket Association Board of Directors
Speech / Presentation at a Community Meeting
2008:  Workshop for Continuing Education, Taught Microsoft Office course to employees from Attorney General's Office.

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Fontenot, Sr., D., Flossi, A., & Dyson, J. (in press, 2018).  A Spirit of Shared Learning: Bringing Classroom Content Alive.   Southwestern Business Administration Journal.
  • Dyson, J. & Flosi, A. (2015).  Leadership: Using case studies to increase learning and interest.   Southwestern Business Administration Journal, 15 (2).
  • Flosi, A., Boone, R., Dyson, J., Brown, D., Kaufman, R., Bethany White, Lamar University, United States of America (2014).  Service Learning: Real World Experience in a Classroom Setting.   Southwestern Business Administration Journal.
  • Mandal, P., Flosi, A., & Large, J. (2014).  Title: Paradigm shift in teaching IT-based courses in a teaching university.   International Journal of Business Information Systems.
  • Bandyopadhyay, K., Moss, G., & Flosi, A. (2013).  ERP Integration in the Accounting Curriculum.   Competition Forum.
  • Moss, G., Dyson, J., & Flosi, A. (2012).  Impact Teaching: Lead or Be Left Behind.   College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, 7 (2), 6.
  • Mandal, P. & Flosi, A. (2011).  Horizontal Integration of Courses through SAP: Implementation in a Business School.   International Journal of Business Information Systems.
  • Flosi, A., & Bandyopadhyay, K. (2009).  An Empirical Investigation into Factors Relating to the Use of Course Management Software by Post-Secondary Faculty.   International Journal of Business Information Systems.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Flosi, A., Flosi, A., Nelson, M., Sheehan, A., & Scott, I. (2021).  Dealing with Academic Stress During Crisis: Navigating College While Being Affected by an Explosion, a Pandemic, and Multiple Hurricanes.   Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference.
  • Flosi, A., Fontenot, D., Nelson, M., Sheehan, A., & Scott, I. (in press, 2021).  Dealing with Academic Stress During Crisis: Navigating College While Being Affected by an Explosion, a Pandemic, and Multiple Hurricanes.  Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference.
  • Fraccastoro, K., Flosi, A., Karani, K., & Moss, G. (in press, 2019). Disseminating Information to College Students in a Complex Media Environment. Academy of Business Research.
  • Dyson, J., Flosi, A., Fontenot, D., Bhawal, S., Craig, M., Catherine Knuth, Deep Narula (2016).  A Spirit of Shared Learning: Bringing Classroom Content Alive.   Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference.
  • Flosi, A. & Dyson, J. (2015).  Leadership: Using case studies to increase learning and interest.   Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference.
  • Flosi, A., Boone, R., Dyson, J., Kaufman, R., White, B., Darrell Brown (2014).  Service Learning: Real World Experience in a Classroom Setting.   22nd Annual Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference.
  • Bandyopadhyay, K., Moss, G., & Flosi, A. (in press, 2013).  ERP Integration in the Accounting Curriculum.   American Society of Competitiveness.
Non-Refereed Proceedings   
  • Flosi, A., Moss, G., & Dyson, J. (2008).  Best Practices in Student Connections.   International Society of Business Disciplines.
Invited Articles/Reviews  
Books, Monographs, Compilations, Manuals 
  • Flosi, A. (2010).  Introduction to Business Technologies Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.  

 

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

  • Flosi, A., Fontenot, D., Nelson, M., Sheehan, A., & Scott, I. (2021). Dealing with Academic Stress During Crisis: Navigating College While Being Affected by an Explosion, a Pandemic, and Multiple Hurricanes.  Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Online/Houston, Texas.
  • Dyson, J., Flosi, A., & Moss, G. (2018). Social Responsibility: Preparing Students for the Real World. Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • Badua, F. (2017, August). Green Oasis: Measuring Sustainability Amelioration at a University Campus Situated in the Heart of TX Oil Country.  Annual Meeting and Conference on teaching and Learning in Accounting - AAA, San Diego, United States of America.
  • Dyson, J., Flosi, A., Fontenot, D., Bhawal, S., Craig, M., Catherine Knuth, Deep Narula (2016). A Spirit of Shared Learning: Bringing Classroom Content Alive.  Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • Flosi, A. & Dyson, J. (2015, October). Leadership: Using case studies to increase learning and interest.   Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • Flosi, A., Boone, R., Dyson, J., Kaufman, R., White, B., Darrell Brown (2014, October). Service Learning: Real World Experience in a Classroom Setting.   22nd Annual Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas.
  • Bandyopadhyay, K., Moss, G., & Flosi, A. (2013). ERP Integration in the Accounting Curriculum.   American Society of Competitiveness, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.