Faculty Who Care
Dr. Jack Babinchak
Dean, School of Business
Dissertation title: The Impact of an Intervention on the Psychological Capital Levels of Career College Learners – A Quasi-Experimental Study; Committee Approval March 2012
- Babinchak, J.A. Positive psychological developmental techniques for the classroom and areas of future research. Presented at the 2012 Pacific Institute Investment in Excellence Conference in Kansas City, Mo.
- Babinchak, J.A. The effects of the T.P.I curriculum on the psychological capital levels of career college learners. Presented at the 2011 Pacific Institute Investment in Excellence Conference in Pittsburg, PA.
- Babinchak, J.A. The relationship between transformational leadership and psychological capital. Presented at the Delta Education Leadership Conference in Virginia Beach, VA.
- Babinchak, J.A. Positive organizations and change. Presented at the 2010 Pacific Institute Investment in Excellence Conference in Nashville, TN.
- Babinchak, J.A. & Vickless, M. The mediating effect of writing self-efficacy on goal orientation and task achievement.
- Babinchak, J.A. & Flor, R. (2015). The impact of a career development intervention on the psychological capital levels of first-term, Career College learners.
- Babinchak, J.A. & Francis, L. The LASSI as a measure of Career College student success.
- Babinchak, J.A. & Vickless, M. Re-Imagining college success.
When I am not running my kids (Grace 14; Jacob 10) to their activities, I enjoy all types of sports (except hockey) and playing guitar in a band.
As an instructor of business and business-related courses since 2005, my aim is to motivate students to begin a personal journey toward life-long learning and empowerment. My philosophy regarding teaching comes from years in the classroom, and is ever evolving based on best practices and learning research. I strongly believe that learning should be fun, free from stress and anxiety. When we feel threatened, we shut down and retreat or disengage. On the other hand, when we are relaxed and experiencing positive emotions, we remain engaged and invested. The classroom should be a place where students feel comfortable, experience positive emotions, and scaffold learning over a period of time. My job as a facilitator is to create a collegial environment where everyone feels safe to participate and express ideas. In such an environment, intellectual exploration and critical thinking is rewarded; every participant’s insight and experiences are valued. This creates a dynamic learning environment where we all learn from each other.