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Dr. Earl Crisp

Doctor of Public Administration, Assistant Professor of Business

Dr. Earl Crisp

I am employed by Dallas Baptist University as a full-time assistant professor of business. I currently teach courses in Strategic Management, Leadership Management, Ethics Management, Communications and Project Management. I was previously employed by the U. S. Department of Education’s Financial Institution Oversight Service Division in Dallas and also served on a special assignment with the Department’s Office of the Ombudsman in Washington D. C. I am a former Navy C-130 pilot and I enjoyed collateral assignments in Administration, Training, Quality Assurance, and Human Resources.

I earned my Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of La Verne in California and my M. S. in Management is from Troy University. My Bachelors are in Applied Music and Music Education from Texas Christian University. I am a certified mediator, private pilot and radio announcer. I completed my Project Management Professional training in the Executive Management Program at the University of Texas at Dallas and am a member of the PMI Dallas Chapter. I also hold a certification in Radio Announcing from Columbia School of Broadcasting – Falls Church, VA and a Certification in Mediation from Dallas Baptist University. I am a member of the Piano Technicians Guild, Fort Worth Chapter and I am a concert tuner/appraiser for Steinway Hall in Dallas, Texas.

I retired from the Navy in California after 20 years of service and began teaching for Dallas Baptist University in 1994 as an adjunct instructor with the College of Business. I was drawn to the University because of its numerous outreach programs and its Christ-centered approach to life and service to the community. The opportunities to teach a variety of courses at numerous campuses as well as corporate sites were very appealing and also the high caliber of students who were enrolling was a most refreshing experience.

My approach to teaching is to take the newly gained knowledge and apply it to real world situations and challenges. This can be accomplished by individual effort and also through skillful development of support groups and work teams to achieve the desired goals and objectives. In order to assist students to identify business and corporate needs, they are guided to take action to implement appropriate changes in order to improve the status quo. Through this, students will understand the need for masterful organization and excellent feedback that will be summarized in a 'lessons learned' format for highlighting observed excellence and best practice techniques.

Academic Information

Because I teach the capstone course Strategic Management, I am required to challenge the students with live projects, case studies and simulations. This approach requires them to draw upon their strengths from all their learned business disciplines such as marketing, finance, accounting, business ethics, production and operations management and the effective use of project management as a short term feasibility study. In addition, many of the students are interested in entrepreneurship so I encourage them to examine the structures of small business that are deemed to be successful. This investigative study often includes an examination of business law where contracts, non-disclosure agreements, copyrights, trademarks and patents might be necessary to ensure profitability and continued success of the business. We also look at the financing sources such as personal savings, angel investors, bank loans, venture capital agreements and SBA loans that allow the funds to be used for working capital.


  • Authored Instructor’s Manual/Testbank for Organizational Behavior 4th and 5th editions by Dr. Robert Vecchio – University of Notre Dame, Southwestern Publishing, 1999/2002
  • Audio presentation for Thriving in E-Chaos by Jim Underwood – Dallas Baptist University, McGraw-Hill/Random House Audio, 2003
  • Work Without Boundaries by Michael Allvin, et.al – November 2011
  • The History of Project Management by Mark Kozak-Holland – July 2011
  • Complexity Theory and Project Management by Wanda Curlee & R. L. Gordon – March 2011
  • Beyond the Wall of Resistance by Rick Maurer – September 2010
  • Project Management Professional Exam Review Guide 5th Edition by Kim Heldman and Vanina Mangano – November 2009
  • Effective Communication for Project Management by Ralph Kleim – March 2009
  • Project Management that Works by Rick Morris with Brette McWhorter Sember – January 2009
  • Professional Project Management, the Guide by Yamal Chamoun – March 2008
  • Rainbows and Ratholes by Dhanu M. Kothari – January 2008
  • Managing Project Quality by Timothy J. Kloppenborg and Joseph A. Petrick; Published in the Project Management Forum - February 2007
  • Earned Value Project Management by Quentin W. Fleming and Joel Koppelman- Published in the Project Management Forum – May 2007

Audio Presentations/Books

  • Reading and Radio ResourcesBest of the Metroplex weekly show – KERA/PBS
  • Lone Star Literature recordingThe Texans Touch the PlainsArlington Library
  • North Texas Radio for the BlindSaturday Evening PostKERA/PBS
  • North Texas Radio for the Blind New Yorker Magazine weekly show – KERA/PBS
  • North Texas Radio for the BlindMy Life with the Great Pianists (Franz Mohr)-

KERA/PBS series


  • Blue Ribbon School Presentation - La Veda, High School Waco, TX 2010. Outstanding academic achievement measured for five consecutive years of continuous improvement.
  • Society of Human Resource Management – University of Texas at Arlington 2009. Preparing for graduation and transitioning into the working environment.
  • Proprietary Council – Region VI Dallas, TX – Changes in Title IV Regulations (Small Business)

Professional Development

  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Graduate School – professional development courses
  • Talent Management Systems (TMS) online training courses – U. S. Department of Education
  • Texas All-Level Teacher Certification
  • Mediation Certification – Dallas Baptist University
  • Group I Life and Health Insurance - Dallas
  • Series 6/63 Mutual Funds, Disability and Variable Annuities - Dallas
  • World Affairs Council – team member/education task force committee - Dallas
  • C. F. Theodore Steinway Piano Technician Academy – Oberlin Conservatory - Ohio
  • C. F. Theodore Steinway Piano Technician Academy – Queens, New York (Factory)
  • Capsim Foundation Simulation Training – Texas Christian University – Fort Worth
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  • Phone: (214) 333-5704