Fall 2020 Course Offerings: BUS 373 000A Organizational Behavior (campus-semester) BUS 381 049X Employee Training and Development (online-term 1) BUS 461 000Y and 049Y Compensation and Benefits (campus and online-term 2) BUS 495 049A Business Policy (online-semester) COLL 101 000E College Success-Business and CMIS (campus-semester) Bio: Sheri Grotrian joined Peru State College in the capacity as the Peru State College
Lincoln Center Director in June 2002. During this time, she was also an adjunct instructor
for the Peru State College online program. In January 2006, Sheri became full-time
faculty in the School of Professional Studies. Presently, Dr. Grotrian serves as a
Professor of Business and teaches both on campus and online.
Dr. Grotrian completed her PhD at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012. Her
area of emphasis is Educational Leadership in Higher Education with a concentration
in Human Resource Development. Her dissertation was entitled, “Mentoring Functions
within the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Leadership Development Program:
A Mixed Methods Study.” She received an MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
with a focus in Strategic Management. Dr. Grotrian earned a Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration-Marketing & Management from Peru State College.
Dr. Grotrian continues to serve as Faculty Advisor of Phi Beta Lambda on the Peru
State College campus and is also a Nebraska Phi Beta Lambda board member. Sheri has
also served as Managing Editor for Human Resource Development Review and as Production Editor for the National Council of Instructional Administrators’ (NCIA) Program Initiatives.
Sheri is co-director of the Children’s Health, Activity & Nutrition Community Engagement
(CHANCE) Initiative. This longitudinal service-learning study partners with the non-profit
501(c)(3) Peru State Foundation, local school districts, and other community partners
to provide nutrition education and extra-curricular activities for elementary-aged
children in an effort to address pediatric rural obesity. The CHANCE Initiative has
been funded by Youth Serve America, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska, and the Rural
Futures Institute to further solidify the pre-existing partnerships between the campus
and community. In recent years, the CHANCE Initiative was recognized at the state
and national level as the community service project of the year by Phi Beta Lambda.
Dr. Grotrian continues to present at a plethora of academic-related conferences. Furthermore,
she has published in multiple peer-reviewed publications including Journal of Education and Learning, International Journal of Evidence Based Mentoring, Journal of Civic Commitment, Instructional Leadership Abstracts, as well as a wide array of conference proceedings.
In addition to duties at Peru State College, Dr. Grotrian has also consulted with
local organizations. Sheri has consulted with MDS PharmaServices in Lincoln, Nebraska,
working directly with the Global Clinical Training & Development Department. With
that work, she assisted with the development and standardization of training programs
for their multiple locations: Lincoln, Nebraska; Phoenix, Arizona; Neptune, New Jersey,
New Orleans, Louisiana; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Belfast, Ireland; and Hamburg, Germany.
Most recently, Dr. Grotrian has conducted continuous learning/development training
sessions with Nebraska Public Power District/Cooper Nuclear Station employees.