Dr. Joseph Otto

CIS Department
College of Business & Economics
Department of Information Systems
Office Location: ST 601
Phone: 323-343-2907 Email: jotto@calstatela.edu

Dr. Joseph C. Otto
Chair, Professor, and Undergrad Advisor,

Department of Information Systems

College of Business and Economics

California State University, Los Angeles

Department of Information Systems
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 343-2907
jotto@calstatela.edu

Current Classes Taught: Spring, 2017: Acct 3100,

Experience
Chair, Department of Information Systems, California State University, Los Angeles, 2014-present.
Professor, Department of Information Systems, California State University, Los Angeles, 1986-present.
Instructor, CIAM, California Institute of Advanced Managment, El Monte, CA, 2014.
Instructor, Department of Computer Information Systems, Riverside Community college, 1991-2003.
Instructor, Department of Office Administration, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, 1984 – 1986.
Instructor, Department of Business Education, Shelby State Community College, Memphis Tennessee, 1986.
Instructor, Department of Accounting, Sparks College, Shelbyville, Illinois, 1980 – 1984.
Graduate Assistant, Department of Office Systems and Business Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1979 – 1980.

Education
SAP/ERP Big Data Analytics Workshop, California State University, Los Angeles, May, 2015.
IBM Cognos Faculty Training Workshop, California State University, Los Angeles, July, 2014.
SAP ERPSim Software Faculty Certification, May, 2011.
Ed.D., University of Memphis, 1987, Major Field: Curriculum and Instruction, Minor Fields: Business Education, Computer Education
M.S., Business Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1982.
B.S., Industrial Administration - Accounting, Iowa State University, 1978.

Committees, Organizations, and Offices
Audio/Visual Services Committee Chair, National Business Education Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, Las Vegas, NV, April, 2016.
Audio/Visual Chair, California Business Education Association Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA, November, 2015.
Audio/Visual Services Committee Chair, National Business Education Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, Los Angeles, CA, April, 2014.
Audio/Visual Chair, California Business Education Association Annual Conference, Monterey, CA, November, 2014.
Audio/Visual Chair, California Business Education Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, November, 2013.
Advisor, HBS(Hispanic Business Society), student club for College of Business and Economics, California State University, Los Angeles
External Communications Group, College of Business and Education, California State University, Los Angeles, 2013.
Audio/Video Director, 2012 CBEA Conference - Sacramento, CA, November, 2012
Audio/Video Director, 2012 WBEA/CBEA Conference - Newport Beach, CA, February, 2012.
Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of Information Systems, California State University, Los Angeles
Faculty Affairs Committee, College of Business and Economics, California State University, Los Angeles
Ad Hoc Committee - Transition to Cal. State, L.A., University level, California State University, Los Angeles
Faculty Affairs Committee, Department of Information Systems, California State University, Los Angeles
Student Affairs Committee, Department of Information Systems, CSLA
Scholarship Committe, College of Business and Economics, CSLA
Advisor, AIM (Association of Information Management), student club for Department of Information Systems, California State University, Los Angeles
Treasurer, Brea Olinda High School Girls Cross Country Boosters Club
Planning Commitee, Department of Information Systems, CSLA
PTA Treasurer, Brea Junior High School
Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of Information Systems, CSLA
Exhibits Chair, California Business Education Association Fall Conference, Mission Inn, Riverside, CA, Nov. 5-8, 2009.
Audio/Visual Chair, National Business Education Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, March, 2010.
PTA Auditor, Country Hills Elementary School
Web Master, California Business Education Association
Advisory Committee, East Los Angeles College, Computer Applications and Office Technologies Department
Audio Visual Committee - California Business Education State Conference, Sonoma, CA, November, 2008.
State Treasurer - California Business Education Association
Web Security Master - California Business Education Association, Southern Section
Finance Chairperson, Spring, 2006, California Business Education Association State Conference, April, 2006.
Audiovisual Services Committee Chairperson, National Business Education Association 2005 Convention, Anaheim, California, March, 2005.
Finance Chairperson, Spring, 2005, California Business Education Association State Conference, Passport to Success, San Diego, California, March, 2005.
Finance Chairperson, Spring, 2004, California Business Education Association State Conference, Connections, Sacramento, California, April, 2004.
Finance Chairperson and Photographer, Fall 2002 California Business Education Association State Conference, November, 2002.
Membership Chair, Member - California Business Education Association
Finance Chairperson, Western Business Information Technology/California Business Education Association Annual Conference, March, 2002.
Member - Beta Gamma Sigma (see picture)
University Enrollment Management Committee – Recording Secretary
University Faculty Merit Increase (FMI) Appeal Committee
College of Business and Economics Undergraduate Studies Committee
College of Business and Economics Student Affairs Committee
Masters Competencies Committee
Department Undergraduate Studies Committee - Chair
Department FAR Committee
Department Faculty Affairs Committee
Department SSI Committee
Department Chair Selection Committee
Department Undergraduate Studies Committee (Chair)

Publications – Books
Sharma, Salil, Otto, Joseph. Accounting For Decision Making. California Institute of Advanced Management Cyber Textbook and Syllabus, 2013.
Yavari, Asad, Hansen, Kathryn, Otto, Joseph. Accounting Information for Decision Making. Dubuque, Iowa: Great River Technologies, 2010.
O tto, Joseph C., and Nordenstam, Gary, Power Up With Lotus 5 For Windows, St. Paul, MN: EMC Paradigm, 1996.
Dlugoss, Eileen Bechtold, Mazursky, Alan D., and Otto, Joseph C. A Mastery Approach To Lotus 1-2-3, Release 2.3, 2.4. St. Paul, MN: Paradigm Publishing International, 1993.
Otto, Joseph C., Spreadsheet Applications Job-Based Tasks. Eden Prairie, MN: Paradigm Publishing International, 1992.
Otto, Joseph C., Spreadsheet Applications Job-Based Tasks, Instructor's Guide. Eden Prairie, MN: Paradigm Publishing International, 1992.
Dlugoss, Eileen Bechtold, Mazursky, Alan D., and Otto, Joseph C. A Mastery Approach To Lotus 1-2-3, Release 2.2. Eden Prairie, MN: Paradigm Publishing International, 1991.
Dlugoss, Eileen Bechtold, Mazursky, Alan D., and Otto, Joseph C. A Mastery Approach To Lotus 1-2-3, Release 2.2, Instructor's Guide. Eden Prairie, MN: Paradigm Publishing International, 1991.

Publications – Articles
Otto, Joseph C. "L.A. Professor Preps Next Wave Of Information Security Analysts, CBS Los Angeles, November, 2015.
Otto, Joseph, "Information Security Jobs Are Projected To Skyrocket in LA", CBS Los Angeles, http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/09/08/information-security-jobs-are-..., September, 2014.
Otto, Joseph, Partow-Navid, Parviz, Doshi, Mohit. “Revisiting the Readability of Management Information Systems Journals Again”, Research in Higher Education Journal, Volume 15, 2011, 7 pgs.
Otto, Joseph C. and Kim, Rosemary. "Knowledge Management with Conversational Technologies", Western News Exchange, Winter, 2010, pp. 6, 16.
Otto, Joseph C. and Kim, Rosemary. "Teaching Accounting in the International Financial Reporting Standards Environment: Exploring the Implications to Academia", Business Education Forum, October, 2010, pp. 19-22.
Otto, Joseph C. "Cloud Computing", Business Education Forum, April, 2010, pp. 24 - 25.
O tto, Joseph C. "Distance Learning Success for the Business School:  MERLOT's Facilitation Strategy", NBEA 2004 Yearbook - E-World:  Virtual Learning, Collaborative Environments, and Future Technologies, National Business Education Association, 2004.
Otto, Joseph C. "Flash For Web Sites! Why All the Fuss?", The Clip, Southern Section CBEA Newsletter, January/February/March, 2003.
Otto, Joseph C. "XML (eXtensible Markup Language)", Academic Press - The Encyclopedia of Information Systems, April, 2002.
Otto, Joseph C., "Building a Great Web Site", T.H.E. Journal, February, 2002.
Partow-Navid, Parviz and Joseph C. Otto, “Revisiting Readability of Management Information Systems Journals”, Journal of International Information Management, Fall, 2000, pp. 77-81.
Otto, Joseph C. and Parviz Partow, “Paying On The Web”, Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Information Management Association (IIMA) Conference, Seattle, WA, October, 2000.
Otto, Joseph C., "Surfing the Net—Which Wave to Ride?," Business Forum, Winter, 1997, pp. 57 – 58.
Otto, Joseph C., "Multimedia--What Is It?" Business Forum, Summer / Fall, 1994, pp. 8-9.
Otto, Joseph C., "Windows? What Is It?," CBEA Bulletin, October, 1993, pg. 13. Otto, Joseph C., "What Is Windows?," Business Forum, Fall, 1992, pp. 31 - 32.
Otto, Joseph C., "Windows, What Are They?," Courier, Newsletter of Delta Pi Epsilon, Beta Pi Chapter, Fall, 1992, pp. 5 - 6.
Otto, Joseph C., "What Should Be Included In An Integrated Software Course?," Office Systems Research Journal, Spring, 1991, pp. 53 - 60.
Otto, Joseph C., "Competencies Necessary For An Integrated Microcomputer Applications Course," Proceedings of the National Educational Computing Conference, June, 1991, pp. 69 - 73.
Otto, Joseph C., "Batch Files To Help With Directory Usage," Courier, Newsletter of Delta Pi Epsilon, Beta Pi Chapter, Summer, 1991, pp. 2.
Otto, Joseph C., "Managing Your Hard Disk," Courier, Newsletter of Delta Pi Epsilon, Beta Pi Chapter, Summer, 1991, pp. 2 - 3.
Otto, Joseph C., "Which TAB Do I Use?," CBEA Bulletin, May, 1991, pp. 14.
Otto, Joseph C., "Batch Files to Help With DOS-Directory Usage," Interface, Spring, 1991, pp. 68 - 69.
Otto, Joseph C., "Using Word Processing Features To Set Up Your Test," Business Education Forum, April, 1991, pp. 27 - 28.
Otto, Joseph C., "dBASE IV Major Enhancements Make This Version Powerful and Easy," Business Forum, Winter Special, 1991, pp. 48 - 49.
Otto, Joseph C., "Hard-Disk Management Through DOS," Interface, Spring, 1990, pp. 39 - 40.
Otto, Joseph C., "What's Different About The NEW Versions of Lotus 1-2-3," Business Forum, Spring, 1990, pp. 28 - 29.
Otto, Joseph C., "Organizing A Test With The Outline Feature Of A Word Processor," CBEA Bulletin, May, 1990, p.8.
Otto, Joseph C., "Curving Your Grades With A Spreadsheet," Business Education Forum, April, 1990, pp. 6 - 9.
Otto, Joseph C., "Microcomputer Application Competencies Necessary In An Integrated Course," Proceedings of the Western Educational Computing Conference, November, 1988, pp. 161 - 164.
Otto, Joseph C., "Are Colleges and Universities Including What They Should In Integrated Software Classes," Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Office Systems Research Conference, March,1988, pp. 177 - 187.
Otto, Joseph C., and Lillian H. Chaney. "Are Schools Meeting Needs of the Business Community?," Business Education Forum, February, 1988, pp. 23 - 24.
Otto, Joseph C., and Lillian H. Chaney. "Current Status of Computer Utilization in Mid-South Area Businesses," Office Systems Research Journal, Fall, 1987, pp. 15 - 18.
Otto, Joseph C., and Lillian H. Chaney. "Word Processing Practices and Procedures in Memphis Area Businesses," Mid-South Business Journal, January, 1987, pp. 3 - 5.
Otto, Joseph C., and Lillian H. Chaney. "Computer Utilization in Mid-South Businesses," 1986 Golden Anniversary National Business Education Research Conference Proceedings, November,1986, pp. 36 - 39.
Otto, Joseph C. "Tips For Teaching Computer Programming," NATEBE Notes, Spring, 1986, pp. 7-8.
Otto, Joseph C., "Balan Shilpa, Sarang, Pooja; "Data Analysis of Smoking Trends in New York"; presented at the 2016 Science of Team Science Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, May, 2016.
Otto, Joseph C., Balan, Shilpa, "Analysis of Home Healthcare Services Using a Big Data Approach"; presented at the Faculty Research Colloquim, CSLA, May, 2016.
Otto, Joseph C. "Certifications for IT Students"; presented at the National Business Educations Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, Chicago, Illinois, April, 2015.
Otto, Joseph C., Gosalia, Niyati, Tiwari, Manika, "An Emerging Trend: Cloud Service Brokerage"; presented at the National Business Education Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, Chicago, Illinois, April, 2015.
Otto, Joseph C., “Social Media Implications for Education”; presented at the Social Networking & Technology to Enhance Participant Engagement, Organization of Healthcare Educators, Glendale, CA, May, 2014.
Otto, Joseph C., Raisoni, Tulsi, Sundararajan, Rangesh, “Big Data Analytics”; presented at the National Business Education Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, Los Angeles, CA, April, 2014.
Otto, Joseph C., Kim, Rosemary, Makino, Emi, “Knowledge Management for the Millenials: Exploring Social Media to Capture, Share and Learn Beyond Class Time”; presented at the Western Academy of Management 53rd Annual Meeting, La Jolla, CA, March, 2012.
Otto, Joseph C. and Kim, Rosemary, "eCollaboration Tools", presented at the 2010 CBEA State Conference - Focus on the Future, San Jose, CA, November, 2010.
Otto, Joseph C., "Cloud Computing", CoolStateRadio - radio station of CSULA, January, 2010.
Otto, Joseph C., "Discussion of XBRL, IFRS, Software, and Laws - What Is Happening In Accounting Today That Students Should Be Made Aware Of"; presented at the 2009 CBEA State Conference, Riverside, CA, November, 2009.
Otto, Joseph C., "How Technology Can Help CPAs - XBRL and Excel Applications"; presented to CPA Tax Seminar, CSLA, Los Angeles, CA, August, 2009.
Otto, Joseph C., "Adobe Dreamweaver", presented at the California Business Education Association State Conference, Sonoma, CA, November, 2008.
Otto, Joseph C., "Meet the Experts - Web Page Creation/Maintenance Instruction", California Business Education Association State Conference, Sonoma, CA, November, 2008.
Otto, Joseph C., "Dreamweaver MX Workshop", presented at La Serna High School, January, 2004.
Otto, Joseph C., "Flash - An Introduction", presented California Business Education Association/Abacus Computer Society, California State University, Los Angeles, April, 2003.
Otto, Joseph C. "What is the Difference Between the World Wide Web and the Internet", presented at Riverside Community College, Norco, CA, January, 2003.
Otto, Joseph C. "Which Program Should You Be Using to Build an Effective Web Page?", NBEA 2003 Annual Convention, Dallas, Texas, April, 2003.
Otto, Joseph C. "Advanced Excel, 2002", presented at the CBEA State Conference, Costa Mesa, California, November 8-9, 2002.
Otto, Joseph C. "Excel as a Research Tool", presented to the Department of Anthropology, California State University, Los Angeles, October, 2002.
Otto, Joseph C. "Which Program Should You Be Using to Build an Effective Web Page?", presented at the National Business Education Association 2002 Annual Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 27-30, 2002.
Otto, Joseph C. "XML - eXtensible Markup Language", presented to the Abacus Computer Society, California State University, Los Angeles, January, 2002.
Otto, Joseph C. "College of Business and Economics, CSULA", presented to the University Prepatory Program, California State University, Los Angeles, September, 2001.
Otto, Joseph C., "Digital Camera As A Teaching Tool. Presented to the Orange County Unified School District",  Costa Mesa, Ca, April, 2001.
Otto, Joseph C., "PDA’s and You". Presented at the 2001 - A Science Odyssey, Seventeenth Annual Conference, March, 2001, San Diego, Ca.
Otto, Joseph C., "University Teachers – Where Do We Go From Here?", presented at Connect in 2001 – California Business Education Association State Conference, San Jose, CA, January, 2001.
Otto, Joseph C., "Web Page Development", presented at Connect in 2001 – California Business Education Association State Conference, San Jose, CA, January, 2001.
Otto, Joseph C., "Chatrooms, Bulletin Boards and Other Online Communication Tools", presented at the California Business Education - Los Angeles and Southern Section Fall Conference, November, 2000.
Otto, Joseph C. and Parviz Partow, “Paying On The Web”, presented at the 11th Annual International Information Management Association (IIMA) Conference, Seattle, WA, October 11-13, 2000.
Otto, Joseph C. “Office 2000 – What’s New”, presented at the Institute of Taxation and Estate Planning Seminar, Pasadena, CA, October 14, 2000.
Otto, Joseph C. "Excel Spreadsheets - More Useful Than You Think", presented to the Pasadena City College Staff, Pasadena, CA, January, 2000.
Otto, Joseph C. "E-Commerce", presented to the E-Business Mission of ShenZhen China Delegation, ShenZhen Municipal Information Professionals Team fromChinese presentationthe People's Republic of China, Los Angeles, CA, November, 1999 (see picture)
Otto, Joseph C. "Excel Applications", presented to the Pasadena City College Staff, Pasadena, CA, September, 1999.
Otto, Joseph C. "Operating Systems:  Uses and Limitations", presented to the Pasadena City College Staff, Pasadena, CA, September, 1998.
Otto, Joseph C. "Microsoft Excel for Teachers," presented to the El Monte School District Teachers, El Monte, CA, November, 1996.
Otto, Joseph C., "Windows For Today," presented for the NASA Sharp Plus Organization, Los Angeles, CA, July, 1995.
Otto, Joseph C., "An Introduction to Lotus 1-2-3, Release 2.4 for DOS," presented at the 1994 CBEA State Conference, March, 1994, Los Angeles, California.
Otto, Joseph C., "WordPerfect 6.0," presented at First International Bank, Glendale, California, November, 1993.
Otto, Joseph C., "DOS," presented at First International Bank, Glendale, California, March, 1994.
Otto, Joseph C., "Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows," presented at Johnson and Higgins Insurance Brokerage, Inc., Century City, California, Summer, 1993.
Otto, Joseph C., "Microsoft Excel for Windows, 4.0," presented at the Delta Pi Epsilon, Beta Pi Chapter Fall Conference, September, 1993, Los Angeles, California.
Otto, Joseph C., "Windows," presented at The Fall Methods Conference, co-sponsored by California Business Education Association, Los Angeles Section and the Department of Office Systems and Business Education of California State University, Los Angeles, October, 1992, Los Angeles, CA.
Otto, Joseph C., "What Is Windows?," presented at The California Business Education Association, Los Angeles Section, Spring Conference, May, 1992, Los Angeles, CA.
Otto, Joseph C., "PageMaker," presented at Glendale Community College for the Journalism Staff of Glendale Community College, September, 1992.
Otto, Joseph C., "A Look Into Lotus 1-2-3," presented at the California Business Education Association State/Western Business Education Association Regional Conference, February, 1992, San Diego, California.
Otto, Joseph C., "Introduction to Lotus 1-2-3 Features," presented at the California Business Education Association, Los Angeles Section Annual Methods Conference, October, 1991, Northridge, California.
Otto, Joseph C., "Competencies Necessary For An Integrated Microcomputer Applications Course," presented at the National Educational Computing Conference, June, 1991, Phoenix, Arizona.
Otto, Joseph C. "Computer Applications Articulation Panel," presented at the California Business Education Association State Conference, San Francisco, California, March, 1991, 2 sessions.
Otto, Joseph C., "What Should Be Included In An Integrated Software Course?," presented at the National Business Education Association Conference, Reno, Nevada, April, 1990.
Otto, Joseph C., and Rhoda A. M. James, "OS/2 vs. MS-DOS: Are You Ready For The 1990's?," presented at the 1990 California Business Education State Conference, Costa Mesa, California, April, 1990.
Otto, Joseph C., "Lotus 1-2-3: Versions 2.0, 2.2, and 3.0," presented at the 1989 California Business Education Association, Los Angeles Section Fall Methods Conference, East Los Angeles Occupational Center, East Los Angeles, California, October, 1989.
Otto, Joseph C., "Microcomputer Application Competencies Necessary In An Integrated Course," presented at the Western Educational Computing Conference, sponsored by the California Educational Computing Consortium, San Diego, California, November, 1988.
Otto, Joseph C., "Enable - Hands-on Workshop Session," presented at the Eleventh Annual Conference on Business Education, California State University, Los Angeles, October, 1988.
Otto, Joseph C., "What Should Be Included In An Integrated Software Course?," presented at the 1988 California Business Education Fall Conference, San Diego Section, San Diego, California, October, 1988.
Otto, Joseph C., "Are Colleges and Universities Including What They Should In Integrated Software Classes," presented at the Seventh Annual Office Systems Research Conference, Denver, Colorado, March, 1988.
Otto, Joseph C., What Should Be Included In An Integrated Software Course?," presented at the 1988 California Business Education Association State Conference, San Diego, California, March, 1988.
Otto, Joseph C. "WordPerfect - Hands-on Workshop Session," presented at the Tenth Annual Conference on Business Education, California State University, Los Angeles, May,1987.
Otto, Joseph C. "Enable – Hands-on Workshop Session," presented at the Tenth Annual Conference on Business Education, California State University, Los Angeles, May, 1987.
Otto, Joseph C. "Current Status of Computer Utilization in Mid-South Area Businesses," presented at the National Delta Pi Epsilon Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November,1986.

Honors:
For Outstanding Contribution and Support, Hispanic Business Society, June, 2016
Outstanding Advisor, Hispanic Business Society, May, 2014
Certificate of Appreciation, 2013 CBEA Conference - San Diego, CA, November, 2013
Certificate of Appreciation, 2012 CBEA Conference - Sacramento, CA, November, 2012
Certificate of Professionalism, 2012 CBEA Conference - Sacramento, CA, November, 2012
Certificate of Appreciation, 2012 WBEA/CBEA Conference - Newport Beach, CA, February, 2012.
Certificate of Appreciation, 2010 CBEA State Conference - Focus on the Future, San Jose, CA, November, 2010.
Certificate of Professional Growth, 2010 CBEA State Conference - Focus on the Future, San Jose, CA, November, 2010.
Advisor Award - Association of Information Management, Department of Information Systems, California State University, Los Angeles, June, 2010.
Certificate of Appreciation - Exhibit Chair, 2009 CBEA State Conference.
Certificate of Appreciation, CBEA State Conference, November, 2009.
Presidential Award, California Business Education Association, Spring, 2006.
Outstanding Business Educator University/College, Western Business and Information
Technology Educators, February, 2006.
Certificate of Appreciation, CBEA State Board of Directors, 2006.
Certificate of Leadership, CBEA, 2006.
Certificate of Appreciation, CBEA, May, 2005.
Certificate of Appreciation, Rio Hondo College, Business Careers Success Conference 2005, March, 2005.
Excellence in Advising, CSLA, College of Business and Economics, 2005.
Certificate of Appreciation, San Gabriel High School - Career Speaker Series, April, 2004.
Certificate of Appreciation, CBEA, April, 2004.
Sam M. Walton Fellowship Award, Students in Free Enterprise, April, 2003.
Excellence in Advising, CSLA, College of Business and Economics, 2003.
Selected for Strathmore's WHO'S WHO, October, 2002.
Certificate of Recognition, CBEA State Board of Directors, April, 2002.
Outstanding Advisor, College of Business and Economics, CSULA, September, 2001.
Selected for Strathmore's Who's Who 2000-2001 Millennium Edition - 2000.
Leadership Certificate, California Business Education Association, May, 2000.
Certificate to Acknowledge, CSLA, Organizing, Coordinating, and Supporting - School of Business and Economics Statewide Competitive Events, April, 1999.
Selected for IBC International Leaders of Achievement – Fourth Edition – 1997.
Selected for WHO’s WHO in the West – 25th Year Anniversary Edition – 1996 – 1997.
Selected for WHO’s WHO in America, Science and Engineering – 1996.
Selected for WHO’s WHO in California, Who’s Who Historical Society – 25th Year Anniversary Edition – 1995, 1996, 1997.
Selected for WHO’s WHO Award for Excellence in Business Education, Center for Business Teachers - 1995.
Certificate of Recognition - Exhibits Chairperson, California BusinessEducation Association, March, 1994.
Certificate of Recognition - Speaker, California Business Education Association, March, 1994.
Certificate of Recognition, California Business Education Association, Los Angeles Section, October, 1993.
Certificate of Recognition, California Business Education Association, Los Angeles Section, October, 1992.
Certificate of Recognition, California Business Education Association, Los Angeles Section, Fall, 1992.
Certificate of Recognition, Western Business Education Association/California Business Education Association, February, 1992.
Certificate of Recognition, California Business Education Association, Los Angeles Section, Spring, 1992.
Certificate of Recognition, California Business Education Association, Los Angeles Section, 1992.
Certificate of Appreciation, California Business Education Association, 1992.
Certificate of Recognition, California Business Education Association, Los Angeles Section, 1992.
Selected for the WHO' WHO Award for Excellence in Business Education, Center for Business Teachers, 1992.
Certificate of Merit from the National Council of Delta Pi Epsilon for the research project "The Status of Existing Office Occupations in California and Curricular Implications for Business Education and Office Systems," by Guyla Armstrong, Sharon Coakes, Rhoda James, Joseph C. Otto, Wanda Stitt-Ghodes, and Darlene Wills, 1992.
Plaque of Appreciation, California Business Education Association, Los Angeles Section, - 1991.
Certificate of Recognition, California Business Education Association, Los Angeles Section, - 1991.
Certificate of Recognition, California Business Education Association, - 1991.
Professional Service Award, California Business Education Association, - 1991.
Professional Service Award, California Business Education Association, - 1990.
Certificate of Appreciation, California Business Education Association, Los Angeles Section, - 1990.
Inclusion in the Third Edition of the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, - 1990.
Inclusion in the 20th Edition of WHO'S WHO IN CALIFORNIA, - 1990
Certificate of Appreciation, California Business Education Association, Los Angeles - Section, - 1989.
Inclusion in the 19th Edition of WHO'S WHO IN CALIFORNIA, - 1989
Certificate of Appreciation, California Business Education Association, Los Angeles Section, - 1988.
Certificate of Commendation, California Business Education Association, San Diego Section - 1988.

Hobbies – music, motorcycles, mountain biking, baseball, basketball, volleyball, ice skating, roller blading, reading, working out, building computers, programming, web sites, and being a Grandpa