Maria Minor, D.M., S.H.R.M.-C.P.

Assistant Professor

Maria Minor Bio Photo


Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership

Phone: (480) 353-9978

Courses Taught
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Seminar in Leadership
  • Human Resources
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Organizational leadership
  • Workplace bullying
  • Training and development
  • Motivation

Publications and Presentations


2016 Eighth Annual Virtual General Education Conference. Presentation on the Power of Networking. June 20, 2016.

2015 12Th Annual Emergency and Disaster Planning Summit. Conference Presentation on Cyberbullying Build Use Centered Prevention Programs to Enable Students and Faculty to Protect Themselves. Toronto, Canada, September 29, 2015.

2015 Seventh Annual Virtual General Education Conference Presentation on Adult Women Returning to School: Challenges and Motivations. June 18, 2015

2014 Sixth Annual Virtual General Education Conference. Presentation on Stress and the On-Line Instructor. June 4, 2014

Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management 2013.Presentation on Instructor Social Presence within the Community of Inquiry Framework and its Impact on Classroom Community and the Learning Environment

Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management 2013. Presentation on Cyberbullying in Higher Education:  Implications and Solutions

Sloan Consortium 2012. Presentation on Cyber Bullying in Higher Education

Co-author on a paper presented at the International Conference of Education Research and Innovation conference in Madrid, Spain 2011.

Walden University Summer 2011 Research Symposium-Presentation Cyber Bullying in Higher Education

Differentiated Training for GED instructors-Rio Salado College 9/18/09

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education conference-Presentation on Surviving Downsizing 11/17/08


Minor, M., Smith, G., Brashen, H., Remaly, K. (2017) Faculty Leadership Style in the On-line Classroom, Journal of Instructional Research, Vol 6, doi:10.943/JIR.2017

Minor, M., Knapp, S. Stringham, C, Allard, I. (2017) Medical Marijuana in the Work Place: Keeping Small Business Informed, Small Business Institute Journal, Vol 13, Iss 1, 16-29.

Minor, M. Smith, G., Brashen, H., Anthony, P. (2015) STRESS:  The Insidious Leveler of Good, Unsuspecting, Online Instructors of Higher Education, Journal of Social Change, Vol 7, Iss 1, doi:10.5590./JOSC.2015.07.1.0x

Smith, G., Minor, M., & Brashen, H., (2014) Cyberbullying in Higher Education: Implications and Solutions, Journal of Education Research and Practice, 4(1), doi:10.5590Jerap.2014.04.1

Swanson, A., Minor, M., & Pollard, H. (2014). A Review of the Community of Inquiry Model Focusing on Instructor Social Presence, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Summer, 17 (1)

Minor, M., Smith, G., & Brashen, H. (2013). Cyberbullying in Higher Education. Journal of Education Research and Practice, 3(1), 15-29. doi: 10.5590/jerap.2013.03.1.02

Article: Kirstein, K., Brommer, S., Cholewinska, A., Diamond, J., Flores, K., Gunhold, R., Kelley, G., & Minor, M. (2011). Authentic instruction and online delivery: Proven practices in higher education. In I. Candel Torres, L. Gómez Chova, & A. López Martínez (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation (pp. 5645-5652). Madrid, Spain: International Association of Technology Education and Development.

Professional Memberships

  • Vice President of Sigma Beta Delta Chapter at Franklin Pierce University
  • Member of the American Management Association
  • Member of the Society for Human Resource Management-advisor for SHRM student committee at Franklin Pierce University
  • Vermont Women in Higher Education, serves on the conference committee Member of Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Society of Human Resources

Conferences Attended

  • Eighth Annual Virtual General Education Conference
  • Sloan Consortium



  • Hospice Volunteer-Colchester, Vermont
  • Red Cross disaster recovery caseworker
  • Member of the Town of Fairfax Recreation Committee