Craig Escamilla

Contact

Mr. Craig Escamilla
Instructor

Phone: (409) 880-8439
Email: caescamilla@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building Room 206

M.B.A.   Lamar University
B.A.   Lamar University

Courses Taught

MBA:

Foundations of Organizational Behavior 
Performance Leadership

Bachelors:

Human Resource Management 
Organizational Behavior/Admin 
Principles of Organizational Behavior & Management
Special Problems in Business 

Courses taught, but not in the Schedule:

MGMT 4320 

Professional Experience

Academic Experience 

Instructor of Management, Lamar University (2014 - Present), Beaumont, Texas.

Non-Academic Experience 

Executive Director, Symphony of Southeast Texas (August, 2007 - June, 2014), Beaumont, Texas. Responsible for general management of the $600,000+ Symphony budget and operations.

Consulting 

2016:  YMCA of Southeast Texas, Strategic Planning Committee Vision Workshop, Facilitated Workshop for Board Strategic Planning Committee on reviewing vision statements as basis of new strategic plan

2016:  YMCA of Southeast Texas, Strategic Planning Committee Purpose/Principles Workshop, Facilitated Workshop for Board Strategic Planning Committee on reviewing mission and vision statements as basis of new strategic plan

2016:  YMCA of Southeast Texas, Strategic Planning Committee Goals/Strategies Workshop 1, Facilitated workshop to prioritize goals/strategies from Board retreat toward draft final plan

2016:  YMCA of Southeast Texas, Strategic Planning Board Workshop, Facilitated workshop (2/17/16) to brainstorm strategy ideas for draft strategic plan document

2016:  YMCA of Southeast Texas, Strategic Plan Final Presentation, Facilitated Board meeting on 5/19/16 to present final strategic plan document to Board

2016:  YMCA of Southeast Texas, Strategic Plan Committee Leadership Workshop, Facilitated workshop to finalize strategic plan draft for Board presentation

2016:  Rotary Club of Beaumont, Strategic Plan, Facilitated Rotary Club of Beaumont Board long range vision workshop 9/15/16 as part of developing/broadening a club strategic plan.

2016:  Land Manor, Organization Needs Assessment, Meet with Land Manor Board and staff members to deliver general organizational needs assessment report

2016:  Land Manor, Organization Needs Assessment, Meet with Land Manor Board and staff members to conduct general organizational needs assessment to develop report and/or consulting proposal

2016:  Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Strategic Planning Workshop, Planned and facilitated workshop for Chamber Board/members to brainstorm vision/strategy ideas for strategic plan document

2016:  Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, Strategic Plan Committee Leadership Workshop, Facilitated meeting (2/16/16) with strategic planning committee to plan Board workshop to draft new strategic plan document

2016:  Broussard's Mortuary, Succession Plan Development, Led second meeting to crystalize long-term company vision for basis of succession plan development

2016:  Broussard's Mortuary, Succession Plan Development, Facilitated meeting 9/8/16 to begin defining long range company vision as part of Succession Plan Development

2016:  Broussard's Mortuary, Succession Plan Development, Conducted initial meeting with Broussard's administrators to revise organization mission statement and develop timeline for succession plan

2016:  Broussard's Mortuary, Succession Plan Development, Conducted (4) initial individual meetings with Broussard's administrators to determine succession/strategic planning needs, issues, and concerns

2016:  Broussard's Mortuary, Organization Needs Assessment, Delivered overview organizational needs assessment associated with long range planning and succession planning for locally owned family business leading to consulting project proposal submission

2016:  Broussard's Mortuary, Long Range Succession Plan, Led PEST, Competitive Forces, SWOT analysis of family administrators on 11/1/16 as part of ongoing succession plan development

2015:  YMCA of Southeast Texas, Strategic Plan Committee Leadership Workshop, Facilitated preparatory Workshop for Board Strategic Planning Committee Chairs for planning process meetings with committee and full Board

2014:  Msgr. Kelly Catholic High School, School Administrators Strategic Plan Session, Led training session for administrator implementation of school's new, perennial strategic plan.

2014:  Msgr. Kelly Catholic High School, Policy & Planning Committee Chair, Deliver, evaluate, and report results of and recommendations on annual Board self assessment

2014:  Msgr. Kelly Catholic High School, Policy & Planning Committee Chair, Chair committee to oversee and update perennial strategic plan

2013:  Rotary Club of Beaumont, Strategic Plan Development,  Chaired committee and process to create mission-driven, perennial club strategic plan

2013:  Rotary Club of Beaumont, Large U.S. Rotary Clubs Conference,  Served as small group facilitator for U.S. Large Clubs Conference

2013:  Msgr. Kelly Catholic High School, Strategic Plan Development, Chared committee and process to develop mission-driven, perennial school strategic plan 

2013:  Msgr. Kelly Catholic High School, Board Self-Evaluation, Chared committee and process to develop, deliver, and assess results of a school board self-evaluation/effectiveness tool

2013:  Beaumont Community Players, Nonprofit Board Roles/Responsibilities Training,  Provided 2 hour training session on the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit Boards to local community theater Board members.

Paid Service 

2015:  CASA Southeast Texas, Conducted professional development needs assessment for CASA SETX Executive Director and Admin. Staff

2014:  CASA Orange, TX, Led Board workshop to create a new, perennial strategic plan for the organization

2014:  CASA Orange, TX, Executive Director Coaching Session, Delivered one-on-one personal productivity and nonprofit management coaching session for program's Executive Director.

2014:  CASA Orange, TX, Deliver Board Assessment and Roles Training

2014:  CASA Orange, TX, Assist Board in designing Board Recruitment Plan

2014:  CASA Orange, TX, Assess current performance/program needs of new program Executive Director

2013:  Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas,  Led paid consulting process to revise organizational mission statement, develop broad, visionary organizational goals based on mission as foundation for a new strategic plan, and provided coaching overview of the process to develop a new mission-based perennial strategic plan

2013:  CASA Orange, TX, Nonprofit Board Roles/Responsibilities Training,  Delivered 2 hour session on nonprofit Board roles and responsibilities to CASA Orange, TX Board members through contracted services with TX CASA.

2013:  CASA Orange, TX, Delivered 8 hours executive coaching to CASA Orange, TX Executive Director to identify improvement opportunities, review personal productivity system, develop staff strategic plan implementation plan, and develop a complete and customized staff performance evaluation tool. 

2013:  CASA Orange, TX,  Delivered 4 hours of strategic planning training and facilitation, including training in TX CASA SWOT and growth planning materials, for CASA Orange, TX Board members. 

Service

Professional Service 

Board Member: Advisory Board
2013 – 2014:  Kelly High School-Beaumont (Local).
2011 – 2012:  Lamar University Alumni Association, Beaumont, Texas (Local).  Lamar Univ. Alumni Advisory Board Member
2011 – 2012:  Southeast Texas Youth Symphony (Local).

Board Member: Board of Trustees
2013 – 2016:  Rotary Club of Beaumont, Beaumont, Texas (Local).
2012:  Rotary Club of Beaumont, Beaumont, Texas (Local).  Served as Board Secretary in 12-13 fiscal year.

Reviewer - Book / Textbook
2015:  FranklinCovey Presentation Advantage Book (National).  Reviewed and endorsed new book by FranklinCovey on designing and delivering professional presentations.

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  Mgmt/Mktg Dept. Mtg with Provost Marquart: Attended meeting discussing Mgmt/Mktg department's contributions to/needs from university with Provost Marquart on 2/15/16

College Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  Accreditation and Assessment Committee  
2014-2015 – 2015-2016:  BUSI 2300  
2014-2015:  Accreditation and Assessment Committee Lamar University  

Mentoring Activities:
2016-2017:  Business Freshman Learning Community Director  

College Assignments

Mentoring Activities:
2015-2016:  Business Freshman Learning Community Director: Plan, design, and lead weekly meetings of Freshman Business Learning Community, oversee student assistant  
2015-2016:  Business Freshman Learning Community Director: Plan, design, and lead weekly meetings of Freshman Business Learning Community, oversee student assistant  
2014-2015:  FranklinCovey Unleash Talent Student Workshop Facilitator: Delivered curriculum enhancement Franklin Covey workshop on managing HR talent to LU CoB undergraduate students in Fall 2014  
2014-2015:  Franklin Covey Unleash Talent Student Workshop Facilitator: Delivered curriculum enhancement Franklin Covey workshop on managing HR talent to LU CoB undergraduate students in Fall 2014
2014-2015:  Business Freshman Learning Community Director: Plan, design, and lead bi-weekly meetings of Freshman Business Learning Community, oversee student assistant

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2015-2016:  BUSI 2300 Bizzell Award Interview: Participated in interview for press release re: BUSI 2300 receiving runner-up award for Bizzell Innovation Award

College Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2016-2017:  CoB Commencement: Served as vocalist, reader for CoB Fall 2016 commencement
2016-2017:  CoB Staff Professional Impact Committee: Presented workshop on time management for CoB Staff Professional Impact Committee members on 9/9/16

College Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities
2015-2016:  College of Business Commencement Vocalist: Served as CoB commencement vocalist for May 2016 ceremony
2015-2016:  College of Business Commencement Vocalist: Served as CoB commencement vocalist for Dec. 2015 ceremony  
2015-2016:  MBA Exit Exam Student Writing/Presenting Workshop: Led workshop on writing and presenting for MBA exit exam students in fall 2015
2014-2015:  College of Business Commencement Vocalist  
2014-2015:  College of Business Commencement Vocalist  
2014-2015:  College of Business Commencement Committee: Served as vocalist for college commencement ceremony in May 2015
2014-2015:  College of Business Strategic Planning Steering Group: College of Business Strategic Planning Large Steering Group member
2014-2015:  College of Business Commencement Ceremony Committee: Served as vocalist for college commencement  ceremony in Dec. 2014

College Assignments

Member:
2016-2017:  Accreditation and Assessment Committee: Participated in AA committee accreditation meeting, non-tenured faculty accreditation lunch, and team post-visit lunch for 2016 AACSB accreditation visit.

College Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  MBA Exit Exam Faculty Committee: Served as faculty committee member for MBA exit exams in spring 2016  
2015-2016:  MBA Exit Exam Faculty Committee: Served as faculty committee member for MBA exit exams in fall 2015
2015-2016:  Business Internships Presentation Faculty Committee: Served as faculty panel member for business internship end-of-semester presentations  
2014-2015:  College of Business Spring 2015 Commencement Speaker Selection Committee: Served on committee to select student speaker for spring 2015 commencement ceremony
2014-2015:  MBA Exit Exam Faculty Committee: Served on MBA Exit Exam Faculty Committee
2014-2015:  College of Business Strategic Planning External Relations Committee: College of Business Strategic Planning External Relations Committee member
2014-2015:  College of Business Assurance of Learning Committee  
2014-2015:  Business Internship Presentations Committee: Served as faculty panel member for business internship end-of-semester presentations
2014-2015:  MBA Exit Exam Faculty Committee: Served on MBA Exit Exam faculty committee

College Assignments

Member:
2016-2017:  MBA Exit Exam Faculty Committee: Served on exit committee in fall 2016

College Assignments

Member:
2014-2015:  MBA Exit Exam Faculty Committee: Served on special MBA Exit Exam Committee for student in Summer 2015

University Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  CICE Program Manager Hiring Committee  

University Assignments

Member:
2015-2016:  McNair Scholar Faculty Panel Member: Served as faculty panel member for Kendra Caswell McNair Scholar presentation in Fall 2015
2014-2015:  KVLU Public Radio Development Director Interview Panel:   Served on Development Director candidate interviews panel  
2014-2015:  Smith Hutson Scholarship Interviews Committee: Served as ex officio member of interview committee


Mentoring Activities:
2015-2016:  Academic Enhancement Workshop: Led LU student Academic Enhancement Workshop on time management and prioritization in spring 2016
2015-2016:  Engineers without Borders (student group): Facilitated meeting with Engineers without Borders (student group) Executive Board to discuss project planning and organizational management to help them resolve structural and project execution issues
2015-2016:  2016 Student Leadership Conference Workshop Presenter: Presented workshop at university-hosted conference for student leaders on meeting/team management on Sat., 2/6/16
2015-2016:  Academic Enhancement Workshop: Led LU student Academic Enhancement Workshop on time management and prioritization in fall 2015
2014-2015:  McNair Scholar Panel: Served on McNair Scholar Research Presentation Panel for Lauran Richardson

University Assignments

Mentoring Activities:
2016-2017:  New Faculty Mentoring Group: Served as mentor for new university faculty member under direction of CTLE.

University Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2012-2013:  Alumni Association: Conducted LU Alumni Association tour of newly remodeled Music building.  

University Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2011-2012:  Alumni Association: Hosted A Dinner & 12 Strangers for Lamar University Music Majors  

University Assignments


Other Institutional Service Activities:
2015-2016:  Mock Student in MUSI 3110 Sample Instructional Video: Served as a mock beginning trumpet student for LU trumpet professor Brian Shook's sample instructional video for his MUSI 3110 brass methods class

University Assignments
Other Institutional Service Activities:
2016-2017:  Office of Undergraduate Research Faculty Talk: Presented faculty talk on undergrad research project with Kathy Fraccastoro and student Emily Blanke on 11/17/16

University Assignments

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2015-2016:  Team Building Presentation to Greek Organizations: Led interactive team building workshop for leaders of several LU Greek organizations on 10/21/15
2014-2015:  University Strategic Plan Faculty Feedback Group: Invited to participate in faculty feedback session regarding University's strategic plan

Community Service 

Chair of a Committee
2016:  Rotary Club of Beaumont, Chaired Rotary Club of Bmt Strategic Planning Committee for 16-17 Rotary year
2015:  Rotary Club of Beaumont,  Chair of club Strategic Planning Committee
2015:  Rotary Club of Beaumont,  Chair of club Strategic Planning Committee
2015:  Rotary Club of Beaumont,  Chair of Club Membership Recruitment Committee for 2015-2016
2014:  Rotary Club of Beaumont Lamb Ethics Award Chair, Chaired committee to select Lamb Ethics Award recipient, designed meeting program, and selected/invited speaker
2012:  Rotary Club of Beaumont Board Member, Club Secretary


Member of a Committee
2016:  Lamar Univ. Friends of the Arts Board of Directors
2015:  Rotary Club of Beaumont-Lamb Ethics Award Committee, Served as member of selection committee for annual Lamb Ethics Award recipient
2015:  Rotary Club of Beaumont-District 5910 Conference Planning Committee, Served as planning committee member, small group discussion facilitator, and in other capacities as needed, for annual District 5910 conference hosted by Rotary Club of Beaumont May 1-3, 2015
2014:  KVLU Public Radio,  Served on Development Director candidate interviews panel
2014:  Rotary Club of Beaumont, Served on committee, with emphasis on technology and discussion forum sessions, for hosting Rotary District 5910 annual conference in Beaumont, TX in May 2015
2013:  Rotary Club of Beaumont, Served on U.S. Rotary Large Clubs Conference committee
2011 – 2012:  Jefferson Theatre Preservation Society Brilliance Young Performers Concerts, Served on planning and young performer audition committees for execution of annual Brilliance concerts.

Other Community Service Activities
2015:  Rotary Club of Beaumont,  Club member
2014:  Rotary Club of Beaumont, Club member
2014:  Rotary Club of Beaumont, Club member
2013:  TAPPS,  Served as speech/debate/drama adjudicator for TX Assoc. of Private & Parochial Schools Speech/Debate/Theatre Contest hosted by Kelly High School, Beaumont, TX
2012:  Beaumont Community Players Theatre Orchestra Director, Prepared and directed singers, chorus members, and orchestra for community theater production of Hairspray
2012:  Rotary Club of Beaumont, Club Members
2011:  Rotary Club of Beaumont, Club Member


Speech / Presentation at a Community Meeting
2016:  Msgr. Kelly Catholic High School, Presented 2 workshops 9/13/16 to Msgr. Kelly Catholic HS students on careers in higher education and advice on possible career changes.
2016:  Rotary Club of Beaumont, Guest speaker at 5/18/16 club meeting on decision making
2016:  Rotary District 5910, Facilitated ethical decision making workshops (4) for high schools juniors at annual Rotary District 5910 RYLA youth leadership weekend on Jan. 9, 2016
2015:  Rotary Club of Beaumont Board of Directors,  Presented nonprofit strategic planning workshop to 2015-2016 Rotary Club of Beaumont Board of Directors on July 14, 2015
2015:  Rotary Club of Beaumont Business Ethics Guest Speaker, Guest speaker on business ethics at 2/25/15 club meeting.
2013:  Kelly High School Interact (Rotary) Club,  Delivered speech about personal productivity, planning, leadership.

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles 

  • Turner, K., Escamilla, C., & Venta, E. R. (2015).  The Symphony of Southeast Texas in 2015.   Journal of Business Case Studies, 12 (2), 61-68.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Blanke, E., Escamilla, C., & Fraccastoro, K. A. (in press, 2016).  The Impact Of Social Media On Fraternal Organizations: Ethical Concerns.   2016 International Academic Business Conference: Clute Institute.
  • Escamilla, C. & Fraccastoro, K. (2015).  Assessment of the Correlation of Professional Leadership Program Content to University Leadership Programs.   2015 International Business and Education Conferences: Clute Institute.

Book Chapters 

Refereed

  • Escamilla, C. (2014). How to Make a Presentation. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students. Franklin Covey. 

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

  • Escamilla, C., Natarajan, V., Sen, K. C., & Ahmed, I. (2016, April). Beautiful Mountain Symphony: What Sells Tickets?   Society for Case Research 2016 Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Escamilla, C. & Fraccastoro, K. (2015). Assessment Of The Correlation Of Professional Leadership Program Content To University Leadership.   2015 International Business Conference Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Turner, K., Escamilla, C., & Venta, E. R. (2015). The Symphony of Southeast Texas in 2015: A Regional Orchestra Navigating New Horizons.   Lamar University Office of Undergraduate Research Expo, Beaumont, Texas.

Presentation of Non-Refereed Papers 

  • Escamilla, C., Mulvaney, T., & Venta, E. (2016, June). Bizzell Innovation Award-BUSI 2300.   Southwest Business Deans' Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Escamilla, C. (2014, November). FranklinCovey at Lamar University.   FranklinCovey Higher Education Leadership Consortium, San Antonio, Texas.

Research Reports 

  • 2015: Venta, E. R., & Escamilla, C., The Symphony of Southeast Texas and Lamar University 2007-2015., submitted to Accreditation and Assessment Committee.

Papers Under Review 

  • Escamilla, C. & Shook, B. (2015). "Tune Up Your Team," Initial submission to Texas Music Educators' Association Annual Conference.
  • Sen, K. C., Natarajan, V. S., & Escamilla, C. (2014). "Beautiful Mountain Symphony: What Sells Tickets?," Initial submission to Journal Of Applied Case Research.

Working Papers 

  • Escamilla, C. & Fraccastoro, K. (2016). "Assessment Of The Correlation Of Professional Leadership Program Content To University Leadership," targeted for Journal Of Leadership Studies.
  • Escamilla, C., Sen, K. C., Natarajan, V., & Ahmed, I. (2015). "Beautiful Mountain Symphony: What Sells Tickets?," targeted for Business Case Journal.