Business Technology Faculty & Staff


Marie Campbell, Instructor Business Technology Program

Marie Campbell

Program Coordinator, Instructor

Office: RFC Building Office #262

(208) 282-3298

campmari@isu.edu

I received my bachelor's degree in 1976 from Utah State University's College of Education with a double major in Business Education and Distributive Education. I graduated from ISU's College of Technology Computer Software Engineering Technology program with a Microcomputer Specialist Postsecondary Technical Certificate in 2003. I enjoy working with students to provide training in document production, business math, computerized accounting, English grammar skills and transcription, and Microsoft software applications (Excel, Access, and Word). I have several years of experience in business and industry and over 30 years of post-secondary teaching experience.

Debra Larson Master Instructor – Business Technology Program

Debra Larson, AS, BS, MEd

Master Instructor

Office: RFC Building Office #262

(208) 282-3166

larsdebr@isu.edu

Photo of a light house taken by Debra Larson

Professional Work Experience

  • Master Instructor, College of Technology Business Technology Program; 1988-Present; Coordinator 1990-2002
  • Business Education Instructor, Montgomery College, Katharine Gibbs School, Washington Business School and Shelley High School
  • Presidential Appointee, Office of Presidential Personnel and the International Communication Agency
  • Administrative Assistant positions in government, corporate business, and industry

Career Highlights

  • Idaho Business Education Association Teacher of the Year in 1992
  • Idaho Postsecondary Program of the Year in 1992 (Coordinator)

One of my Favorite Professional Experiences . . .

As part of Pocatello’s Centennial, I had the opportunity to coordinate a service/learning project in the Business Technology program in conjunction with the building of Pocatello Junction (Little Pioneer Town) in Upper Ross Park. Over a period of five years, students kept accounting records for each of the twelve buildings, developed marketing materials, wrote and handled correspondence with donors, builders, and city officials, and planned an open house celebration on October 15, 2005. Students and faculty dressed in turn-of-the-century attire, and the city of Pocatello provided transportation from the school to Pocatello Junction on the old red trolley. It was a fun and educational experience that allowed the Business Technology students to make a positive contribution to the Pocatello community.

 

Duane Rawlings, Instructor Business Technology Program

Duane Rawlings

Instructor

Office: RFC Building Office #262

(208) 282-3190

rawlduan@isu.edu

Professional Work Experience

  • Investment Advisor – 11 years
  • Human Resources Manager – 7 years
  • High School Baseball Coach – 6 years
  • Business Owner – 4 years
  • Adjunct Faculty, Marketing & Management Program – 2 years
  • Career & Employment Retention Specialist – 2 years
  • Instructor, College of Technology BT Program – 1 year

 Career Highlights

  • Started a business with my sister from a simple idea she had one day and have turned it into a growing, thriving venture that now has a presence in 32 states and Puerto Rico
  • Helping students find that “aha” moment to break through what they had previously thought as a barrier and to go on and find success.

 One of My Favorite Professional Experiences…

My favorite experience is anytime a student or athlete comes up to me and thanks me.  Just to know that somehow, however small or big it might have been, I had a positive impact on that person’s life. There is no better feeling, or reward, than simply knowing I had some small part in a person’s success.  I am humbled and grateful every time someone stops to talk to me that I once mentored, taught, or coached.

Gene Warren Program Coordinator, Business Technology Program

Gene Warren

Instructor

Office: RFC Building Office #261

(208) 282-3328

warrgene@isu.edu

Professional Work Experience

  • Business and Industry Management – 35 years
  • Idaho State University Accounting Manager – 17 years
  • Idaho State University Adjunct Faculty – 20 years
  • Idaho State University Clinical Senior Instructor – 9 years

Gene Warren Program Coordinator, Business Technology Program riding a motor cycle

Career Highlights

  • ISU College of Technology Graduate in Marketing and Management
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Adult Education from ISU
  • Working experience in retail and restaurant management
  • Loan officer and assistant manager for a national finance company
  • Idaho Educational Credential in Advanced Occupational Specialist specializing in Accounting and Information/Communication Technology

Favorite Professional Experience

Years ago, I received a customer complaint about one of my employees. The complaint addressed how incompetent this employee was about fulfilling her task. This customer continued to explain how our employee did not know how to use a piece of equipment in our business and how she took an extraordinary amount of time completing the order. It was a serious accusation due to the nature of the task. This employee was a great person with a great attitude. I could see her positive potential.

In response to her error that day, I decided that this would be a great teaching opportunity. I assigned her to be the expert of that particular machine. She was to learn everything about it and then train the rest of the staff on how to use it properly. This experience was highly successful. Not only did she gain her confidence, but she also surpassed my expectations. She loved learning about the equipment’s details and she highly enjoyed the training opportunity. She stayed with the company for a long time and became my best employee. Everyone seemed to go to her for questions.

 This experience reaffirmed my desire to help people and to make sure those around me are successful in all that they do. There is potential in all of us. I accept the challenge to find that potential in my students. It is a joy watching them exceed my expectations.

 

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