Innovation & Empowerment

Southern Nazarene University - Tulsa, Research Journal










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"For in Him we live and move and have our being"

(Acts 17:28, Amplified Bible).


The purpose of Innovation & Empowerment is:

  • to encourage research among our learners and scholars, our faculty, alumni and friends of SNU- Tulsa


  • to promote innovative research; improve and encourage new perspectives, empowered living, and innovative methods

  • Founding Editors:
    E. Diane Wiseman, MS, LPC
    Anne A. Ghost Bear, EdD
    Linda A. Miner, PhD



    Access Archived Articles

    Volume 4, Issues 1, July, 2012

    Lifelong Learning: Adult Perceptions of Learning a Musical Instrument, Elizabeth Ann Scott

    Zoning for Church Owned Real Estate: A Comparison of Donated and Purchased Properties, J. R. Petire

    Volume 3, Issues 1, June, 2011 and Issue 2, December, 2011

    Issue 1

    Operating a Successful Restaurant, John P. Harrison

    E-Waste Recycling, Randy Shelton

    Issue 2 - Professional Article:

    Promoting Student Success: Evaluation of a Freshman Orientation Course, Mary A. Millikin, PhD

    Volume 2, Issue 1, June, 2010

    Determining the Preferred Learning Styles of Students at the Owasso Seventh Grade Center, Michael Shelton

    Process of Displaced Workers: A Study Investigating the Process of Workers, Laid-off to Re-employment, Rebecca S. Ellison

    Need for Ministry to Ministers, Donald D. Snider, II

    OSHA Compliance: An Original Ethical Case Study (Master's Level), Jerry Johnson, MBA

    Volume 1, Issue 1, July, 2009

    Emotional Intelligence and Team Dynamics, Sally Mondragon

    Benefits of Exercise in the Workplace, Ryan Henderson

    The Effects of Background Music on Learning in Adult Training Classes, Tim Jones

    Methods Used by Different Churches to Manage Their Benevolent Ministries, Beverly Turman

    Life Review Project (FSG), Kimberly J. Roach

    Attitudes Toward Emergency Response Team, Tami Exendine



















    Volume 5, Issue 1, October, 2013




    Undergraduate Articles In This Issue:

    Factors That Influence A Woman’s Decision To Ride Motorcycles

    Christy Bunch, BS, (OL, T 77)
    Southern Nazarene University,
    Tulsa, OK

    Industry Representatives’ Influence in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab

    Brian J. Smith, BS, (OL, T 77)
    Southern Nazarene University,
    Tulsa, OK

    The Effectiveness of the Safe Work Practices Safety Program



    David Eidson, BS, (OL, T 58)
    Southern Nazarene University,
    Tulsa, OK




    Note to the reader: Within this journal, the undergraduate learners were not required to control their designs nor were they required to obtain unbiased samples. Thus, the findings should be regarded as suggestive, regardless of the p values.

















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    Last Revised: 10-22-2013













































    Review Editors of Innovation & Empowerment SNU-Tulsa Research Journal



    Cristine Bolley, MAMFT

    D. Craig Brown, PhD

    Don Crall, MBA

    William T. Crawford, MS

    Arleen Crutcher, PhD, RN

    Brenda J. Davidson, MS

    David Frisbie, DMin

    Wilma L. Galatian, RN, MS

    Richard K. Gradel, JD, CPA, CFP ®

    Linda A. Johnstone, MA, LPC

    Tim Jones, MBA

    James Mc̣ ̣GiLL, MBA

    James McNabb, MBA

    J. D. Miller, MBA/ HCA

    Mary A. Millikin, PhD

    A. Koshy Muthalaly, PhD

    Katina Noble, MBA

    Steven L. Oliver, MDiv, MRE

    Lisa L. Oxford, MBA

    Ronald E. Petty, DM

    Kimberly Reger, MSM

    Kimberly J. Roach, MAMFT

    Katie Sigler, ARNP, EdD

    Melissa Slagle, MSSW, LCSW, CTS

    Jack M. Sommers, MD, MBA

    Bud Turman, EdD

    Richard Walton, PhD

    Sarajane White, MHR, LPC

    Kari Wise, MA

    Dale R. Young II, MSEd





    "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made..." (Romans 1:20, New American Standard Bible)