Adams, Dr. Lynn L.
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Assistant Professor
Finance & Economics

 Dr. LYNN L. ADAMS
940 SOUTH HICKEN LN
HEBER CITY, UTAH 84032
Office Phone: 801-863-6483

email: adamsly@uvu.edu 

 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership                                                July 2003
           University of Phoenix , Phoenix, Arizona
 

 Master of Business Administration                                                                              Aug. 1997
          Westminster College , Salt Lake City, Utah  

 Bachelor of Science, Math-Science                                                                               Aug. 1980
          Brigham Young University , Provo, Utah

 

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

 

Associate Professor
Finance & Economics

 

 Dr. LYNN L. ADAMS
940 SOUTH 1000 West
HEBER CITY, UTAH 84032
Office Phone: 801-863-6483

email: adamsly@uvu.edu 

 

EDUCATION

 

 Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership                                                                July 2003

            University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona

 

 Master of Business Administration                                                                                               Aug. 1997

           Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah 

 

 Bachelor of Science, Math-Science                                                                                                Aug. 1980

           Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah



QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

 

Over 26 years of administrative and managerial experience, 8 years as the Mayor of Heber City, 12 years college Business Management and Mathematics teaching, 20 years of local political leadership, 7 years as an Air Force officer and fighter pilot, 3 years as an Army National Guard Aviator, 9 years in academic research (electrical power industry, online pedagogy, and leadership) and 12 years as a CEO of my own business interests. Developed curriculum for teaching management and mathematics at the Wasatch Campus of UVSC (1997 to 2003), and supervised business and math adjunct professors. Currently a tenured Associate Professor of Business at the Orem Campus of UVU, teaching Operations Management and Business Calculus. Developed online classes for Operations Management and Business Calculus, and the first live and hybrid Business Calculus courses for the school of business. Also, rewrote the curriculum for the MBA MGMT 6900 class on leadership and ethics. Currently helping to create an Operations Management degree, including the curriculum for 2 classes in that degree.

 

 Skilled in:

  • Public relations, leadership, speaking, presentations, and writing
  • Organizational leadership and Operations Research
  • Working well under stressful and political situations with positive results
  • Creating, growing, and supervising new companies and organizations
  • Writing and creating new curriculum courses and degrees, and getting them approved
  • Business/Mathematics instruction, college level
  • Computer skills: Microsoft, Corel, IBM, Macintosh, Online instruction, etc.
  • Public relations, leadership, speaking, presentations, and writing
  • Commercial and Military Pilot

  

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

Mayor                                                                                                                                  Jan. 1998 to 2006

         Heber City, Utah

 

Chief elected administrative officer for city of about 10,000, experiencing an average growth rate of almost 10% per year. In charge of 50 employees directly and an annual budget of $5 million. President of Heber Power & Light (an $11 million per year electric utility), and serving on 6 other government boards. Appointed City Councilman to fill a vacated seat for 7 months before being elected Mayor. Re-elected in November 2001. Helped write and organize the initiative to change the form of county government in Wasatch County, which resulted in a seven-member form with a manager. County Council was elected in Nov. 2002.

 

Rebuilt all the roads in old Heber City (20 miles) in one summer (2003), added two new city parks, rebuilt 2/3 of Main Street, expanded the city cemetery and built a new cemetery maintenance facility, acquired over 60 acres of land at the airport for economic development, and bought an entire city block on Main Street from the school district for a future new city administration complex. Constructed a new public works facility in 2005.

 

Increased revenues at Heber Power & Light from $6 million per year to $11 million per year in 3 years. Brought HP&L back from the brink of bankruptcy following the California electricity crisis. Built and now operating the North American test site for Caterpillar Generation in Heber City in 2004, which tests natural gas and diesel powered, distributed generation, engines, and emissions equipment. Helped change national Department of Energy Policy for distributed energy.

 

Associate Professor of Business/Instructor                                                                Aug. 2000 to Present
        Utah Valley State College, Heber and Orem, Utah

 

Tenured college business professor. Specializing in Operations Research, and focusing on Operations Management, Business Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics instruction. Research is primarily in leadership and emerging operations problems related to electric utilities, including distributed generation, transmission, optimization, load following, decision making, hedging, risk management, etc. Also doing research with online teaching of quantitative subjects and intuition development in students. Developed online Operations Management class (MGMT 3450), and both online and hybrid Business Calculus courses (MGMT 2240).

 

Heavily involved in the development and construction of the new Wasatch Campus of UVSC, including scheduling of classes and instructors, hiring instructors (70 at any given time) and other personnel, building a four year business curriculum, and coordination of new infrastructure needed to build anew campus. Intimately involved in establishing water, sewer, road, data, and electrical infrastructure for new campus. First full time business instructor at the Wasatch Campus, teaching a wide array of business classes.

 

Served for 2 ½ years on the university curriculum committee at UVU, helping to push a large number of courses through for the school of business, and in approving or disapproving courses/programs for other UVU schools and departments. After being successful in getting an Assistant Dean for the school of business back on the curriculum committee, appointed to chair the accreditation assessment committee for the Woodbury School of Business. Currently writing new curriculum for an Operations Degree including 2 new courses, and have re-written the curriculum on Comet for MGMT 2240, MGMT 3450 and MGMT 6900.

 

Army National Guard Aviator                                                                                 Sep. 2005 to Sep. 2011

         Detachment 50 OSA, Airport #2, West Jordan, Utah

 

Army National Guard Warrant Officer in the C-12 aircraft. Aviation Life Support Officer (ALSO) qualified (graduated from the Army Life Support School over the summer of 2006). Deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan from February 2009 to March 2010. Recruited to compete on the Utah National Guard Biathlon Team, placed 4th at the All Guard Nationals in 2011, 2nd at the All Guard Nationals in 2007, 2nd at Western Regionals at Soldier Hollow Feb. 2011, 24th at West Yellowstone Regional Meet (November 2006), and qualified to attend the guard nationals in March of 2008 (placed 19th in the 20 km against the part time soldiers).

 

Educator, Adjunct Professor                                                                                     Aug. 1997 to Aug 2000
        
Utah Valley State College, Heber and Orem, Utah

 

Principle Business Management instructor at Wasatch Campus, including Organizational Behavior, Production Management, Marketing, Statistical Analysis, Leadership, Economics, Finance, and Business Principles. Mathematics instructor, teaching all UVU math courses from Math 0950 to Calculus.

 

Manager                                                                                                                      Jan. 1997 to Aug. 1997
        
Nitro Pak Preparedness Center, Heber City, Utah

 

Manager of mail order operations for the largest preparedness business in the U.S. Redesigned warehouse operations and streamlined shipping, while doubling product inventory items. Quadrupled shipments without hiring any new employees and reduced average shipping time from 4 to 2 days. Company specialist for nuclear, chemical and night vision products.

 

Masonry Contractor/Superintendent                                                                                        1987 to 1998
        
Lynn L. Adams Masonry, Heber City, Utah

 

Specialized in exceptionally high quality stone construction, including over150 fireplaces. Chosen to market and install precision cut stone fireplaces imported from Finland. Completed many projects in sub-zero temperatures, without compromising structural integrity. Entrusted by Hoyal Construction to complete a$2.5 million building, supervising over 50 subcontractors. Brought building from22months behind to completion, on time, in 10 months - despite several subcontractor failures. Brought project in within budget and standards (1990-1991).

 

Officer, United States Air Force                                                                                                1980 to 1987

Selected to modernize a capital development within a large organization, reworking scheduling functions, eliminating hand written documents, and reducing manpower by 1/3, through computerization. Success rewarded with schooling opportunities. Directed and created a new streamlined flight-scheduling system. Set a new standard of excellence for the Tactical Air Force. Three management citations for innovative new concepts. Chief of high stress scheduling department of 15 subordinates. Planned and scheduled over 10,000 flights in one year without incident. Survival, secret war plans, and life support instructor for pilots.

 

Flew as a combat fighter pilot, 6 years. Prepared two separate organizations for complex bi-annual inspections, both of which received excellent ratings. Safety Officer. Awarded Outstanding Unit Ribbon two times. Top Gun Award 1982.

 

 

COMMUNITY/EDUCATIONAL/LEADERSHIPEXPERIENCE

 

Academic Effectiveness Council for UVU                                                                        Jun. 2012 to Present

 

Woodbury School of Business AACSB Assessment Committee Chair                            Feb. 2012 to Present

 

Economics Consulting for Wasatch County                                                                      Oct. 2011 to Present

 

Utah Tuning Team (mathematics) for the Utah Board of Regents                                  Aug. 2011 to Present

 

UVU Curriculum Committee                                                                                        Jan. 2010 to Sep. 2012

 

Woodbury School of Business Curriculum Committee                                                Jan. 2010 to Sep. 2012

 

USA National Guard Biathlon Advisory Council                                                        May 2010 to May 2011

 

Halladay Professor of Business/Executive Lecture Series Coordinator                     Fall 2008 to Spring 2009

Woodbury School of Business

 

Woodbury School of Business Hiring Committees for Operations Positions               Spring 2008 and 2012

 

Soldier Hollow Board Member/Treasurer                                                                          Oct.2005 to Present

 

Mayor of Heber City                                                                                                             Nov. 1997 to 2006

 

President of the Board, Heber Light & Power                                                                       Nov.1997 to 2006

 

Board Member, Community Relations Council                                                                Feb. 2005 to Present
Utah Valley University

 

Chairman of Heber Airport Board                                                                                 May 2001 to Jun. 2004

 

Board Member, Wasatch Economic Development Organization                                          Jan. 1998 to 2006

 

Board Member, Heber Valley Special Services District                                                      Nov. 1997 to 2006

     

Board Member, Soldier Hollow Olympic Organization Team                                    Jan. 1998 to Mar. 2002

 

Technique Controller/Organizer for Cross Country/Biathlon Race Coordinator               Jan. 1998 to Present

At Soldier Hollow, including Olympics and World Cup races

 

Board Member, Heber Valley Railroad                                                                                 Jan. 1998 to 2006

 

Board Member, Wasatch County Fire District                                                             Apr. 2002 to Oct. 2003

 

Appointment Powers for the Following Organizations (1998 to 2006):

Heber Light & Power, Heber Valley Special Services District Heber Valley Chamber of Commerce, Wasatch Economic Development Organization(WEDO), Heber City Airport Board, Main Street Beautification Committee, Wasatch County Health Board, Wasatch County Parks & Recreation Board, Wasatch Irrigation Company, Heber City Justice Court Judge, Heber City Attorney, and Heber City Exempt Employees.

 

Founding President, TexSem (now TSL of West Jordan)                                            Feb. 1995 to Nov. 1995

 

Math/Science/Civics Instructor, Carden Academy                                                       Sep. 1994 to Aug. 1995

 

Chairman of Wasatch County Republican Party                                                          Apr. 1994 to Apr. 1996

 

State Delegate, Republican Party                                       May 2011, May 2006 and May 1988 to Apr. 1996

 

CEO, Mach 5 Air Charter                                                                                             May 1989 to Aug. 1992

 

Aircraft Accident Investigator/Safety Officer                                                               Jan. 1987 to Aug. 1987

   

Wing/Squadron Aircraft Scheduler                                                                               Aug. 1985 to Jan. 1987

 

Secret War Plans Officer                                                                                                Sep. 1984 to Jan. 1985

 

Adjunct Professor, Math, Embry Riddle University                                                       Spring Semester 1984

 

Aircrew Life Support and Survival Instructor/Officer                                                          Sep. 1982 to 1984

 

 

AWARDS/PUBLICATIONS/PAPERS

 

“Gravitational Force of Community Events: A New Method of Evaluating Value of Local events” by Nathanael L. Adams and Lynn L. Adams, invited paper, American Journal of Management

                                                                                                                                                           Dec. 2012

 

Presentation/Proceedings: “The Wholistic Ethical Litmus of Leadership: A Practical Non-Linear Dynamics and Chaos Based Leadership Model” by Lynn L. Adams and Nathanael L. Adams, The Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences, Baltimore, MD

                                                                                                                                                             Jul. 2012

 

“Gravitational Force of Community Events: A New Method of Evaluating Value of Local events” by Nathanael L. Adams and Lynn L. Adams, chosen as one of the best papers at the ABEAI Conference, American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

                                                                                                                                                           Apr. 2012

 

Attended: AACSB Assessment Conference and Workshop, Houston, TX

                                                                                                                                                           Mar. 2012

 

Presentation/Proceedings: “Gravitational Force of Community Events: A New Method of Evaluating Value of Local events” by Nathanael L. Adams and Lynn L. Adams, Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International, Maui, HI

                                                                                                                                                          Nov. 2011

 

“The Wholistic Ethical Litmus of Leadership: A Practical Non-Linear Dynamics and Chaos Based Leadership Model” by Lynn L. Adams and Nathanael L. Adams, chosen as one of the best papers at the ABEAI Conference,American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

                                                                                                                                                           May 2011

 

Presentation/Proceedings: “The Wholistic Ethical Litmus of Leadership: A Practical Non-Linear Dynamics and Chaos Based Leadership Model” by Lynn L. Adams and Nathanael L. Adams, Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International, Maui, HI

                                                                                                                                                           Nov 2010

 

Presentation/Proceedings: “Colombia: Indications of A never-ending conflict in relation to the Adams revolutionary model” Jair Cortázar Zambrano and Lynn L. Adams, International Conference on Complexity, Chaos and Conflict, Omaha NE

                                                                                                                                                             Jul. 2008

 

“Colombia: Indications of a Never-Ending Conflict in Relation to the Adams Revolutionary Model” by Jair Cortázar, Lynn L. Adams, and Nathanael L. Adams, chosen as a best paper at the ABEAI Conference, Indian Journal of Economics & Business

                                                                                                                                                           Mar. 2008

 

Presentation/Proceedings: “Challenges of online education versus traditional methods in applied mathematics classes: Our experience with business calculus, statistics, and operations management” by Lowell M. Glenn, Lynn L. Adams, and Nathanael L. Adams, ABEAI Conference, Maui, HI

                                                                                                                                                          Nov. 2007

 

Presentation/Proceedings: “Colombia: Mechanical stage and elements of a never-ending conflict” by Jair Cortázar and Lynn L. Adams, ABEAI Conference, Maui, HI  

                                                                                                                                                          Nov. 2007

 

Presentation/Proceedings: “Colombia: Indications of a never-ending conflict in relation to the Adams revolutionary model” by Jair Cortázar and Lynn L. Adams, ABEAI Conference, Maui, HI

                                                                                                                                                          Nov. 2007

 

Presentation/Proceedings: “Using Adams revolutionary model to mediate conflicts: Evidence from Colombia” by Jair Cortázar and Lynn L. Adams Third Annual Business and Leadership Symposium, Hays, KA.

                                                                                                                                                           Sep. 2007

 

"Affordable Power Comes to Utah: Heber City Leverages Distributed Generation Contracts to Control Supply and Energy Costs," Dr. Lynn L. Adams, Transmission & Distribution World                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jun. 2006

 

"Online Education in the Broader Context: Are Live Applied Mathematics Courses Superior to Online?" by Lynn L. Adams, Lowell M. Glenn, and Nathanael L. Adams, chosen as a best paper at the ABEAI Conference, Indian Journal of Economics & Business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mar. 2006

 

Presentation/Proceedings: "Go and Intuition educational Model: Teaching and Quantifying Intuition Development in Students” by Nathanael L. Adams, and Lynn L. Adams, ABEAI Conference, Kona, HI

                                                                                                                                                           Nov. 2006

 

Presentation: "Ford: Ratio and Beta Analysis for Investors” by Nathanael L. Adams, and Lynn L. Adams, Mountain Plains Management Conference, Orem, UT.

                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 2006

 

Presentation: "Go and Intuition educational Model: Teaching and Quantifying Intuition Development in Students” by Nathanael L. Adams, and Lynn L. Adams, Mountain Plains Management Conference, Orem, UT.

                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 2006

 

Presentation: "Power and Dark Leadership” by Nathanael L. Adams, and Lynn L. Adams, Mountain Plains Management Conference, Orem, UT.

                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 2006

 

Presentation: "Heber Valley Railroad Marketing Survey” by Nathanael L. Adams, and Lynn L. Adams, Mountain Plains Management Conference, Orem, UT.

                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 2006

 

Presentation/Proceedings: "Online Education in the Broader Context: Are Live Applied Mathematics Courses Superior to Online?" by Lynn L. Adams, Lowell M. Glenn, and Nathanael L. Adams, ABEAI Conference, Kauai, HI   

                                                                                                                                                            Nov 2005                 

 

Presentation: “Solutions for Online Quantitative Teaching,” Western Management Conference, Las Vegas, NV                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                           Mar. 2005

 

“A Future of Reliable, Affordable Power,” by Dr. Lynn L. Adams and Craig Broussard, Transmission & Distribution World                                                                                                                              Feb. 2005

 

Presentation: “Distributed Generation Technologies & Applications,” Craig Broussard, Rob Webster, and Lynn L. Adams, Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, NV                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                      Jan. 12, 2005

 

Presentation to the Department of Energy: “Distributed Generation Development, Bridging the Gap Between Energy Consulting Ideas and Energy Development Ideas,” Rob Webster, Craig Broussard, and Lynn L. Adams, Washington D.C.                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 2004

 

Wrote graduate student exit exam questions for Business Operations and e Business for the University of Phoenix and Alpine Media                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                           Nov. 2003

 

Dissertation Case Study: “Community Revolution: Testing a Proposed Seven-Stage Revolutionary Model through Case Studies of Voter Initiatives                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                             Jul. 2003

 

Caterpillar Inc./Heber Power & Light case study: “Gearing up for a Changing Market” Ken Green and Lynn L. Adams, Power Engineering                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                           Mar. 2003

 

Presentation: “How Small Electrical Utilities can Survive in the new Market” The Utah Association of Energy Users Conference, University of Utah                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                     Apr. 24, 2002

Working Papers:

Corruption in Greece in Relation to Economic Issues, Aaron McCarter (student) and Lynn Adams

Study of the Deans of the Woodbury School of Business in Relation to the ARM Revolutionary Model, Lynn Adams and Lowell Glenn

 

Other Publications: 

National Guard Hosts Western Regional at Soldier Hollow, Utah Minuteman,                        Summer 2012

Lynn Adams and Capt. Dan Morken, published also as a news article in the

Wasatch Wave in March 2012

   

Rewrite of 3rdAir Force Aircraft Scheduling Regulation                                                                          1986

 

Wing Aircraft Scheduling re-created using Computerized Spreadsheets                                                  1986

 

Awards:

Army Commendation Medal                                                                                                            Aug. 2011

 

Afghan Campaign Medal                                                                                                               3 Mar. 2010

 

Afghanistan NATO Medal                                                                                                              3 Mar. 2010

 

Armed Forces Reserve Medal, with M Device                                                                               3 Mar. 2010

 

3 Air Force Achievement Medals for management                                                            1987, 1986, & 1985

 

2 Outstanding Unit Citations, for management inspections                                                      1986 and 1984

 

2ndPlace, 81stTactical Fighter Wing Bombing Competition                                                                     1984

 

Top Gun, Dive Bomb                                                                                                              Jan. to Jun. 1984

 

Top Gun, Overall                                                                                                                     Jul. to Sep. 1984

 

Top Gun, Overall, A-10 class                                                                                                Jan. to May 1982

 

Expert Marksman, Air Force                                                                                                      1985 and 1982

 

Reed J. Hall Memorial Award, Outstanding Graduating Pilot, BYU                                                        1980

 

Full Ride Air Force Pilot Scholarship                                                                                           1976 to 1980

 

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND CLEARANCES

 

Commercial Pilot                                                                                                                       1988 to Present

            Instrument, single and multi-engine, jet, prop, and glider

 

Contractor, S290                                                                                                                            1995 to 1999

 

Aircraft Accident Investigator/Safety Officer, USAF                                                                       Feb. 1987

            University of Southern California

 

Squadron Officers School Graduate, USAF                                                                                       July 1986

            Military management, writing and speaking

 

Top Secret, Secret, and NATO Secret Clearances                                                                Oct. 2005 to 2011

                                                                                                                                                       1980 – 1987

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND INTERESTS

 

Married for 35 years, 54 years old, with 5 grown children. Competitive biathlete and cross-country skier. Enjoys backcountry skiing, skate skiing, running, biking, hiking, climbing, building and flying R/C aircraft, gardening, beekeeping and camping. Volunteer ski event volunteer on race crew, video operator, ski instructor and biathlon coordinator at Soldier Hollow, Served as a Scoutmaster twice, and Cubmaster once. Raised in the Heber Valley, and returned in 1987. Beekeeper: L. Adams Bzzz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      
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