Dr Gary Oliphant

Dr Gary Oliphant

Gary Oliphant
School: 
School of Business & Management
Department: 
Department of Management
Position: 
Discipline Lead, Entrepreneurship
Location: 
RMIT Saigon South
Phone: 
(+84) 28 37761300

Dr Gary Oliphant is the Discipline Lead of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management of the School of Business & Management. Gary obtained his PhD in marketing from Florida State University. Prior to his appointment at RMIT University Vietnam, Gary was the Director for the Joseph C. Prince Entrepreneurship Program at Stetson University.  

Qualifications
  • PhD, Florida State University, 1993
  • MBA, Florida State University, 1989
  • MEd, California University of Pennsylvania, 1987 (Mathematics/Computer Science)
  • BA, California State College, Pennsylvania, 1978 (Business Administration)
  • CompTIA Project+ Certified (Project Management)
  • Solution Consultant – mySAP ERP Fundamentals & Integration of Business Processes – Consultant Certified by SAP
Teaching Areas
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship Management
  • Prince Entrepreneurship Seminar Series
  • Lean Launch Methodology
  • Project Management
Research Interests
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • International Education
  • Start-Ups
  • Behavioural Interviewing
  • Group Formations
  • Channels of Distribution
  • Creativity and Innovation
Key Publications/Creative Works
  • Rebecca J. Oliphant and Gary Oliphant, “Lessons Learned from a Social Justice Field Experience in a Third World Country”, 2015 Annual Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference (U.S. Southeast Chapter), November 12-14, 2015, Savannah, GA.
  • Diane Welsh, Gary Oliphant, and Randy Boyagoda, “University-wide Entrepreneurship: Improbable Models & Approaches that Work”, 2015 Annual Conference-Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC), October 29-31, 2015, Gainesville, FL.
  • Diane Welsh, Joe Roberts, Tim Stearns, Gina Betti, and Gary Oliphant, “Coleman Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows”, What They Do and How to Become One”, 2015 Annual Conference-Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC), October 29-31, 2015, Gainesville, FL.
  • Gary Oliphant and Rebecca J. Oliphant, “Tennis Ball Challenge”, Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ASBE)/Entrepreneurship Education Project (EEP) Joint Conference, (Experiential Exercises Expo), September 23-25, 2015, Orlando, FL.
  • Ted J. Surynt, Gary Oliphant, and Fred K. Augustine, "Enriching the Undergraduate Information Systems Experience: Programs in Business Systems Analysis", Issues in Information Systems, USA, 14, (May 2013).
  • Shahram Amiri and Gary Oliphant, "The Economic Impact of the Adoption and Implementation of ICTs in Developing Nations:  The Case of Chile", The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, NY,NY, U.S.A, VOL.18, May 2012.
  • Katherine Hansen, Gary C. Oliphant, Becky J. Oliphant, and Randall S. Hansen (2009), "Best Practices in Preparing Students for Mock Interviews," Business Communication Quarterly, Vol. 72, No. 3, 318-327, September.
  • Gary C. Oliphant, Katherine Hansen, and Becky J. Oliphant (2008), “Predictive Validity of a Behavioral Interview Technique,” Marketing Management Journal, Vol. 18, Issue 2, 94-106, Fall.
  • Gary C. Oliphant, Katharine Hansen, and Becky J. Oliphant (2008), “A Review of a Telephone-Administered Behavior-Based Interview Technique,” Business Communication Quarterly, Vol. 71, No. 3, 383-386, September.
  • Becky J. Oliphant and Gary C. Oliphant (2001), “Using a Behavior-Based Method to Identify and Reduce Employee Theft,” International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, Vol. 29, No. 10, 442-451.
Grants
  • Innovator of the Year, 2014-15 (School of Business, Stetson University)
  • Dean’s Team Award (2013 and 2014)
  • Stetson Entrepreneurial Group (SEG) was awarded one of Top Hatter Leadership Awards – “Student Program of the Year -2014”, an organisation that developed and sponsored a program or event that has enriched the academic and/or co-curricular lives of Stetson University students.
  • Coleman Foundation Fellowship Grant (2015-16), $34,000, Development of four new courses (History, Communications, Economics, and Theatre) outside the School of Business that incorporate entrepreneurial concepts within the course.  Also the continuation of 2014-15 fellowship grant.
  • Coleman Foundation Fellowship Grant (2014-15), $26,000, Development of four new courses outside the School of Business that incorporate entrepreneurial concepts within the courses (MUSC 300 – Career Skills for the Entrepreneurial Musician, CSCI 321- Software Development II, HIST 290S-Introduction to Public History, and DIGA-Senior Project).
  • Received Semester at Sea Spring 2013 “Friend to All Students.”
  • Nominee, McEniry Award for Teaching Excellence, (1995 – 2015).
  • Coordinated the SAP certification workshops that were held on Stetson Campus.  They were one of only three certification courses offered by SAP for students in the U.S. (2005, 2007).
  • Recognized at the SAP Innovation Congress in Miami, FL for receiving the SAP grant award of $25,000 for the Curriculum Renewal Award, 2003.
  • Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE Grant), Mentor for two business students, only the second and third SURE grant that have been granted to the School of Business.
  • Received a $2,000 Hand Grant from Stetson University, To review and recommend a performance-based testing program to be used in all IS 191 courses.
  • Received funding from the Hollis Renaissance Program for $15,000.
  • Received a $90,000 contract from Peer Logic, middleware developer from San Francisco, to be used for the Stetson Software Institute.
  • Service Award (4 times), School of Business Administration, Stetson University.
  • SBI Award (won 3 years in a row) (graduate), Nebraska Business Development Center – Best Case Study.
  • Southern Marketing Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow, (1991).
Industry Experience
  • Government, corporations, consulting, education, and business owner.
  • Areas of expertise: management, marketing, information technology, project management, and start-ups.
Employment History
  • Senior Lecturer, RMIT University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Program Director, Joseph C. Prince Entrepreneurship Program, Stetson University (USA)
  • Chair, Decision and Information Sciences Department, Stetson University (USA)
  • Associate Professor, Semester at Sea (University of Virginia) (USA)
  • Associate Professor of Information Sciences, Stetson University (USA)
  • Visiting Professor of Marketing, Kufstein University (Austria)
  • Assistant Professor of Information Sciences, Stetson University (USA)
  • Assistant Professor of Marketing, Stetson University (USA)
  • Assistant Professor of Marketing, University of Nebraska (Omaha) (USA)
  • Teaching Assistant, Florida State University (USA)
  • Co-Owner/Marketing Director, Homes Guide of America (HGA), (USA)
  • Programmer Analyst, Westinghouse Electric Corporation (USA)
  • Planning Manager, Volusia County (Government), Florida (USA)