1 Yorton Clark Jr., Ed.D, M.P.A. Professional & Curriculum Vita Yorton Clark Jr. brings a balanced holistic approach to teaching and speaking in the academic world. In the private sector, he has twelve years of experience in the health care industry; holding supervisory, management and executive positions in the areas of marketing, organizational start-up design, maximize reimbursement and strategic planning. He has recently completed his Doctorial Degree in the Higher Education Administration and Leadership Program at Saint Louis University. His Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City has also served him well at the local and district level of church leadership. I. Title, Educational Institution, and Teaching Experience Professor, Business Department Chair Department of Business Administration MidAmerica Nazarene University 2030 East College Way Olathe, Kansas (1999-present) Teaching Experience: Undergraduate Business Communications (Mgmt 3003) Principles of Management (Mgmt 3303) Organizational Leadership (Mgmt 4203) Human Resource Management (Mgmt 4503) Skill Formation of a Leader (Mgmt 4203) Organizational Behavior (Mgmt 4703) Consumer Behavior (Mktg 3503) International Marketing (Mktg 4103) Graduate Management Theory Organizational Leadership Corporate and Personal Ethics II. Educational Background Ed.D. (Higher Educational Administration and Leadership), Saint Louis University; completed 42 credit hour course work M.A. (Public Administration / Health Services), University of Missouri - Kansas City, 1993 B.A. (Business Administration / Management), Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 1984
2 III. Experience outside of Education Business Manager and Consultant, Olathe Physical Therapy & Hand Rehabilitation (1997 to 2003) Marketing & Production Manager, Hosler Power Boards (1995 to 1997) Executive Director, (IHA) Innovative Health Alliance ( ) Business Manager, Professional Rehabilitative Services (1987 to 1992) Assistant Operations Manager, NOXXE Incorporation ( ) IV. Professional Memberships Christian Business Faculty Association / CBFA, (1999 to Present) Alliance for Economic Inclusion (current) Workforce Management Association (current) V. Professional Meetings Attended and Papers Presented Presented a paper on: The Development of an Evaluation Tool for Higher Education Service-Learning Programming. CBFA Annual Conference, 2012: Attended ECFA / Regional Conference Seminar, Non-Profit Financing and Tax Law Implications, January 2012 Presented a paper on: Service-Learning Project Job Retention and Interview Skill Training for Inmate, Greater Kansas City Summit on Service-Learning, Leadership, and the Unscripted Future The paper published in the Post-Summit Journal, February 2008 Attended National Conference on Faith-Based Service-Learning: Faith Traditions, Spirituality and Service-Learning, Messiah College 2006 Attended Christian Business Faculty Association / CBFA Annual Conference, American Physical Therapy Association / APTA V. Publications and Research Activities Paper published in the Post-Summit Journal Report, February 2008, Service-Learning Project Job Retention and Interview Skill Training for Inmates. Dissertation published (2010) Institutionalizing Service- Learning Programming in Faith-Based College and Universities.
3 Conducted a pre/post survey on students experience and wrote a report and presented an academic poster, Pre/Post survey on Students Attitudes about Criminality, Reform and Recidivism. (2009) VI. Professional Consulting and Speaking Speaker at the Annual National Nazarene Student Leadership Conference NSLC (2013), Why Teams Struggle: The Ultimate Leadership Crisis Board of Trustee member for Oklahoma Wesleyan University (2012- Treasurer and Annual Fund Auditor for the Kansas Wesleyan District ( ) Speaker at the Annual National Nazarene Student Leadership Conference - NSLC (2004), Intentional Influence and Impact on Individuals and Organizations Business activities, Financial reports, Managed-care contracting, Olathe Physical Therapy & Hand Rehabilitation (1993 to 2003) Marketing and Financial reporting, Excel Healthcare ( ) Business and financial cost analysis, Prohaska Homes ( ) Establishment of statewide network, Indiana Rehabilitation Association, Indianapolis Indiana (1995) Board of Directors, Rehab Potential, ( ) Speaker and Consultant at the Nebraska statewide network, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association, Omaha Nebraska (1994), Maximizing and Leveraging the Strengths of Independent Clinics: negotiating exclusive reimbursement contracts for maximizing revenue generation. Professional managed-care consulting; negotiating reimbursement contracts and capitated fee schedules for maximized reimbursement. Actively worked with 18 rehabilitation clinics in the Kansas City metropolitan area. ( ) VII. Institutional Services Performed Speak to the local High School AVID program students, Choosing a College, Major and Career Planning. ( ) Presented doctoral dissertation paper to peers and colleagues at the MNU President s Round Table Session on, Institutionalizing Service-Learning in Faith-Based Colleges. Spring 2011 Academic Leadership Council Committee (2010 to 2013) Spoke and presented at the Annual MNU Faculty Orientation Session on, Academic Service-Learning, Improving our Serve Community Formation Council ( ) Academic Excellence Committee (2007 to 2009)
4 VII. Institutional Services Performed - continued Speak regularly as faculty representative to Students in Service Corps and Global Studies about team formation and conflict resolution. Faculty Representative to the National Society of Leadership Success for the MNU chapter (2012- current) Faculty Representative to the MNU Board of Trustees (2005,2013) Committee for Academic Program Peer Review Humanities Department (2011) Member, Academic Exceptions Committee (2005 to 2010) Search Committee for Dean of Business School and Director of ASB ( ) Speak regularly as faculty representative to incoming students and parents (SCOUT) on academic awareness in higher education (2001 to 2013) Member, Scholarship Committee ( ) Speaker at the Annual National Nazarene Student Leadership Conference NSLC (2004, 2013) Member, Institutions Outcomes Committee ( ) Faculty Sponsor / Chaplain, Varsity Baseball Team ( ) Member, Spiritual Formation Committee ( ) Member, Committee of Professoriate ( ) VIII. Academic Recognition and Honors Professor of the Year Award / Donald Metz Distinctive Academic Contribution Award, MidAmerica Nazarene University Layman of the Year Award, Kansas Wesleyan District (2004) Delta Mu Delta (honorary member) 2001-present Alumni Scholarship, Oklahoma Wesleyan University (1984) Truman Gates Scholarship, Oklahoma Wesleyan University (1983) Academic Deans List ( ) Who s Who among American High School Students, 1980 Kansas High School Boys State, 1979 IX. Professionally Related Community Activities Assemble and lead teams of students to assist inmates at the Kansas State Correctional Facility in Lansing Kansas with Money Management and interviewing, resume writing, and job behavior and retention training. (2004 present) Lead a student team of ten to Romania to work with an orphanage and community center on indigent family needs (2011) Project Manager on Extreme Home Makeover; organizing processes, people and resources for timely completion (2010)
5 Presented an academic poster, Pre/Post survey on Students Attitudes about Criminality, Reform and Recidivism. (2009) Member of the Kansas Wesleyan State District Church Planter s Board Member of the Board of Directors, Rehab Potential ( ) Member, Rotary International, ( ) Tutor and Mentor, KIDS HOPE USA, (2010) Legal Guardian, responsible for life activities and decisions of a cognitive special needs young man ( ) Foster Parenting Certified (2012) Personal Information: Yorton and Janean Clark S. Downing Olathe, KS (913) cell Three Children: Yorton III - 24 years old Bristol - 20 years old Braden - 17 years old Yorton is a Professor of Business Management and Leadership at MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU). Janean is a Certified Physical Therapist at Visiting Nurses Association (VNA). They have been residents of Olathe since They helped establish and currently attend the Olathe Wesleyan Church. The family is very active in sports, school, community and international service events.
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