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Dr. Gregory C. Petty

Gregory Petty, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Biography

Gregory C. Petty, PhD, was a member of the Board of Delegates for the National Safety Council where he served as Technical Advisor for Research for the College and University Strategic Advisory Group for Education Activities. He received his PhD from the University of Missouri, Columbia and recently participated in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and has completed the University of Michigan, School of Public Health Graduate Biostatistics Program. He is a veteran of the United States Navy Nuclear Submarine Service, and is the author of more than 100 refereed articles, books, and technical reports, 54 educational videos, and has made more than 90 scholarly presentations at national, regional and state conferences. He has received numerous professional awards and was awarded Author of the Year by the AATEA Journal and Outstanding Research Manuscript for the Journal of Industrial Teacher Education. He most recently received the Award of Merit for Research by the National Safety Council in Anaheim California.

His primary research areas are work ethic for a healthy life, behavioral issues for safety and health including occupational stress, and psychometric measures of performance, attitude, and self-efficacy. He also has published numerous articles on workforce development and was principal author and analyst for the Child Fatality Review Analysis for the Tennessee Department of Health. Dr. Petty is certified as an American Red Cross (First Aid, CPR, and Emergency Care) instructor and holds an NCATE and Missouri Life Certificate for teaching (Technology Education and Social Studies). He has received numerous service and research awards and has been an Organizational, Safety and HR Consultant.


Publications

Hill, W.A., Petty, G.C., Erwin, P.C., & Souza, M.J. (2012). A Survey of Tennessee Veterinarian and Physician Attitudes, Knowledge, and Practices in Zoonoses Prevention among Animal Owners Infected with HIV/AIDS. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 240(12), 1442-1440. http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/pdf/10.2460/javma.240.12.1432

Petty, G.C. & Chambers, J.H. (accepted for publication). Examining the 21st Century Workforce Leaders Perceptions of Ethical Leadership and Organizational Health. Handbook of Research on Technologies for Improving the 21st Century Workforce: Tools for Lifelong Learning. IGI Global. Hersey, PA.

Petty, G.C. & Gaines, C.B. (accepted for publication). The Perception Educators have of their Leader's Support and Their Own Perceived Level of Burnout. Handbook of Research on Technologies for Improving the 21st Century Workforce: Tools for Lifelong Learning. IGI Global. Hersey, PA.

Petty, G.C. & Farris, M.S. (2012). Multiple Factors of Workforce Development that Affect the Efficacy of Training Transfer to the On-the-Job Performance of Public Health Care Workers. Encyclopedia of Research on E-Leadership, Counseling, and Training. IGI Global. Hersey, PA. ISBN: 978-1-61350-068-2.

Petty, G.C. & Joyner, D.H. (2012). The Efficacy of Continuing Education Technology for Public Health Physicians Practicing in Remote Areas. In C.X.Wang (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Research on E-Leadership, Counseling, and Training. IGI Global Victor. Hersey, PA. ISBN: 978-1-61350-068-2.

Petty, G. C. & Brewer, E. B. (2011). Comparing lecturing and small group discussions. Encyclopedia of information communication technologies and adult education integration.  Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. ISBN: 978-1-61692-906-0

Petty, G. C. & Loboda, I. (2011). Effects of basic computer training on the self-efficacy of adult learners' utilization of online learning. Encyclopedia of information communication technologies and adult education integration.  Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. ISBN: 978-1-61692-906-0

Petty, G. C. & Carter, C.A. (2011). Self-efficacy beliefs of adult learners utilizing information communication technologies. Encyclopedia of information communication technologies and adult education integration.  Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. ISBN: 978-1-61692-906-0

Petty, G. C. (2010). Prevalent work ethics in career and technical education. Definitive Readings in the History, Philosophy, Practice and Theories of Career and Technical Education (pp. 169-192). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. ISBN: 978-1-60566-739-3

Petty, G. C. (2009). Psychometric methods for work ethic research: Factor analysis and structural equation modeling. Handbook of research on E-learning applications for career and technical education: Technologies for vocational Training (pp. 589-602). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. ISBN: 978-1-60566-739-3

Petty, G.C. (December, 2009). Managing Stress: Health Bailout for an Economic Burnout.
Association for Career and Technical Education, Nashville, TN.

Petty, G. C. (2009). Teaching philosophies of career and technical education. Definitive Readings in the History, Philosophy, Practice and Theories of Career and Technical Education (pp. 75-103). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. ISBN: 978-1-60566-739-3

Petty, G. C., & Brewer, E. B. (2008). Perspectives of a healthy work ethic in a 21st-century international community. Innovations in career and technical education: Strategic approaches towards workforce competencies around the globe (pp. 119-131). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Petty, G. C. (2008). Older workers create new problems for safety managers. Juried Publication for the College and University Initiative, Research Poster, National Safety Council Congress and Expo: NSC's 95th Congress, Anaheim, CA, September, 2008, (http://congress.nsc.org/nsc2008/). NSC Research Award of Merit.

Petty, G., Lim, D. H., Yoon, S. W., & Fontan, J. (2008). The effect of self-directed work teams on work ethic. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 21(2), 49-63.

Lim, D. H., Petty, G., Yoon, S. W., & Fontan, J. (2008). The work ethic and the effect of self-directed work teams, In T. Chermack & J. Storberg-Walker (Eds.), Refereed Proceedings of the 2008 Academy of Human Resource Development Annual Conference. Panama City, Florida.

Petty, G.C., Smith, S.M., & Gorski, J., (2007). Child Fatality Report 2004, Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, http://health.state.tn.us/Downloads/CFR2004.pdf. Tennessee Department of Health Authorization No. 343682 (January, 2007).

Petty, G. C. & Brewer, E. B. (2007). Work ethic for career and technical education in a global community. In Victor C.X. Wang Kathleen P. King (eds.). Innovations in career and technical education strategic approaches towards workforce competencies around the globe. ISBN: 978-1-59311-840-2.

Petty, G., Lim, D. H., & Zulauf, J. (2007). Training performance transfer between CD-ROM based instruction and traditional classroom instruction. The Journal of Technology Studies, 33(1), 48-56. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JOTS/v33/v33n1/

Petty, G.C. & Hill, R. B. (2005). Work Ethic Characteristics: Perceived Work Ethics of Supervisors and Workers. Journal of Industrial Teacher Education. 42(2), 5-20. Outstanding Manuscript Award, Research Category, Volume 42, 2005.

Petty, G.C. & Brewer, E.B. (2005). Perspectives of a Healthy Work Ethic in a 21st-Century International Community. International Journal of Vocational Education and Training. 12(1), 93-104.

Petty, G. C. & Smith, S. M. (2005). Efficacy of Computer-Based Safety and Health Training for Performance Transfer to the Job. Juried Publication for The International Emergency Management Society, International 12th Annual Conference, Faroe Islands, May, pp. 169-179. (http://www.tiems.org/).

Petty, G.C., Brewer, E.B., & Brown, B. (2005). Job satisfaction among employees of a youth development organization. Child and Youth Care Forum. 34(1), February, 2005.

Findley, M., Smith, S., Kress, T. & Petty, G.C. (2004, February). Construction safety program elements that lead to decreases in on-the-job injuries and reductions in workers' compensation related costs. American Society for Safety Engineering.

Petty, G.C. (2004, November). Training Performance Transfer between CD-ROM Based Instruction and Traditional Classroom Instruction. Peer reviewed proceedings of the Asian HRD Conference. Seoul, Korea with D.H. Lim

Petty, G.C. (2004, November). Research demonstrates construction worker health protection is linked to specific safety management elements. American Public Health Association, Washington, DC with S. Smith & T. Kress

Petty, G.C. (2004, November). Supporting child fatality teams and the tracking of assessment data can help target prevention efforts. American Public Health Association, Washington, DC with S. Smith, M. Ballard, and J. Gorski

Petty, G.C. (2004, September). Human Factors: Impact on Computer Security Systems. National Safety Council, New Orleans, LA with S. Smith.

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