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Deborah Parman

Assistant Professor of Business

Contact Information

Dominguez Hall 309B

970.248.1170

dparman@coloradomesa.edu

Education

MAM, University of Redlands
Professional Certified Marketer (PCM)
BS, Colorado State University

Biography

Deborah Parman teaches upper-division marketing classes such as Promotion, Consumer Behavior and Marketing Research. She helps coordinate the business department internship program, assisting students with their cooperative education credit options. She currently serves as the faculty advisor for Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) – Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), is a member of the Colorado Phi Beta Lambda Board of Directors and is a National Board of Directors member for FBLA-PBL. On campus, Parman serves on the Student Showcase committee. In the Grand Junction business community, she is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and is on the Board of Directors for the Museum of Western Colorado.

In addition to upper division marketing classes, Parman supervises student internships and independent research studies. She also teaches Principles of Marketing each summer and in previous years, and enjoyed teaching Business Communication, Principles of Management, Freshman Business Seminar and College Success Strategies.

Parman's teaching style is very interactive and hands-on. Students in her classes can expect to be engaged from day one, taking part in "real-world" business and marketing projects which allow them to develop their own levels of expertise and expand their knowledge base.

Her recent research includes research summation and data consolidation for an Economic Impact Statement for the Museum of Western Colorado, supervision of a Visitor Impact study for the museum and coordination of a community perception study for the Grand Junction Police Department. In 2015, Parman presented a workshop at the National Leadership Conference for FBLA-PBL on "Chapter Management - Officer Training," and at the 2015 Mountain Plains Management Conference, she presented with Kyle Stone, PhD, and Suzanne Lay: Assessing Teamwork with BBA Curriculum.

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