Joe Barimo

Academic Coordinator/Southern Region, Assistant Professor

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 4945

Cell Phone: 561.312.7413

Email: jpbarimo@indianatech.edu

Office: Louisville Campus


Class Information

Fall 2014

  • BA 1200 Foundations of Management
  • BA 2010 Principles of Management

Office Hours:

  • One hour prior to the start of class.

College/School

College of Business


Academic Advisor Roles

N/A


Academic Degrees

  • Ed.D., Management of Educational Programs, Nova Southeastern University (2000), Dissertation: Improving Documentation Skills in Master Level Speech-Language Pathology Students
  • MBA, Tampa College (1995)
  • M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of South Florida (1985), Thesis: Postnatal palatoplasty: Implications for normal speech articulation

Professional Experience

  • Participated in the development of AUD and SLP.D programs.
  • Commencement Speaker for Galen College of Nursing.
  • Created a doctoral program in executive leadership for a school of education.
  • Established “micro-learning,” learning portal web site, virtual community of practice, video conferencing and social media for learning.
  • Provided education and training, with a focus on adult learning strategies and high quality content using state-of-the art delivery systems, to over 12,000 employees, in 72 Long Term Care facilities, in 7 states.
  • Oversaw the clinical operations for 102 nursing homes in Florida (PT-OT-ST).
  • Overhauled the financial operations for a college of education that increased the profit margin from 16% to 28% in one year, which translated into an increase of 2.6 million dollars.
  • Developed Performance Improvement School for Nursing Home administrators, DONs and Rehab Services Managers who were under performing. $2.4 million dollar improvement in the group over one quarter.
  • Secured and executed a $250,000.00 Workforce Development Grant from The Kentucky Workforce Investment Board.
  • Directed a university clinic billing and collection team to erase an annual deficit of $250,000 for each of the preceding ten years and established a profit that manifested for the following 10 years.
  • Created a Vendors Showcase, an event which is based upon adult learning principles. This event raised $42,000 for the Compassion Fund.
  • Accomplished career demonstrating consistent success as an Administrator and Educator at the post secondary level. Outstanding track record in assuring employee/student success.
  • Proficient in building programs and curriculum from conception up through proven competencies in planning and administration, project and program management, and staff development and empowerment.
  • Extensive background in developing and implementing programs for adult learners in both academic and corporate settings.
  • Effective communicator with excellent planning, organizational, and negotiation strengths as well as the ability to lead, reach consensus, establish goals, and attain results.

Selected Publications/Presentations

Publications

  • Kahn, D., & Barimo, J. (Eds.). (2011). Healthcare Perspectives (Vol. 1). Louisville, KY: LTCI Press
  • Steier, E. J., & Barimo, J. (2011). Utilizing adult learning to improve workplace reactions to learning, knowledge and performance. In Healthcare Perspectives (Vol. 1, pp. 1-18). Louisville, KY: LTCI Press.
  • Freeman, B., Barimo, J. & Fox, G. (2000). Financial management of audiology practices and clinics. In H. Dunn & M. Valente (Eds.), Audiology practice management. New, NY: Thieme.
  • Barimo, J. (1999). Strategies for dealing with the new reimbursement paradigm. Seminars in Hearing 20 (2). 101-105.
  • Barimo, J., Habal, M., & Scheuerle, J. (1987). Postnatal palatoplasty: implications for normal speech articulation – a preliminary report. Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 21, 139-143.

Advisor for the following Capstone projects

  • “An Evaluation of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants’ Knowledge of Rules and Regulations in Florida,” by Tracy P. Waxman
  • “A Survey of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants in the State of Florida,” by Carri Slade
  • “The Key Elements that Would Attract a Clinician to CFY Position,” by Ami Weintraub

Advisor for the following Dissertations

  • Joanne M Berrynan, “Characteristics of nursing Home Leadership Teams in High-Performing Facilities: An investigation of the relationship of Shared Leadership styles and Emotional Intelligence to High Performance Quality ratings” (June1, 2013). Spalding University.
  • Wesley Toshito Kawata, “Measuring shared leadership in skilled nursing facilities” (January 1, 2012). University of Pennsylvania.
  • E. Joseph Steier, “Application of theories, principles and methods of adult learning for managers to improve workplace reactions to learning, knowledge and performance” (January 1, 2010). University of Pennsylvania.

Presentations

  • Barimo, J. P. (2013, October). Hometown Heroes. Session presented at CNPE’s 13th Annual Nonprofit Conference & Awards Luncheon.
  • Barimo, J. P. (2013, September). Life after OT school: A business and academic partnership. Lecture presented at 2013 KOTA Annual Conference in Bowling Green, Ky.
  • Barimo, J. P. (2013, May), Guide for Speech and Hearing Personnel: Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviews and More. Presented at the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists annual conference, Marco Island, FL.
  • Barimo, J. P. (2013, May), Praxis Knowledge Cup Program. Presented at the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists annual conference, Marco Island, FL.
  • Barimo, J. P. (2013, March ). Real world 101: Life after OT school. Key Note Address presented at The 5th Annual KOTA Student Conference in Louisville, KY.
  • Barimo, J. P. (2012, August ). Building business and academic partnerships: It’s not a one way street. Key Note Address presented at 2012 Educational Conference and Annual Meeting presented by Kentucky Association of Career Colleges & Schools in Lexington, KY
  • Barimo, J. P. (2012, May), Praxis Knowledge Cup Program. Presented at the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists annual conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Barimo, Joseph, P. (2011, November). Learning as a Driver of Business Strategy. Presented at Maise Learning 2011, Orlando, Fl.
  • Barimo, Joseph, P. (2011, August), Creating Leaders as Teachers in Healthcare. Presented at the Pioneer Network National Conference, St. Charles, MO.
  • Barimo, Joseph, P. (2011, May), Praxis Knowledge Cup Program. Presented at the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists annual conference, Marco Island, FL
  • Barimo, J. P. (2011, April). Commencement Address: Now What? News you can use in the next stage of your career. Address presented at 2011 Galen College of Nursing Commencement Ceremony in Louisville, Ky.
  • Barimo, Joseph, P. (2010, August). Teaching as a management competency. Presented at Maise Learning 2010, Orlando, Fl.
  • Barimo, J. P. (2010, May), Praxis Knowledge Cup Program. Presented at the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists annual conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Barimo, J. P. (2009, May), National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: Strategies for Success. Presented at the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists annual conference, Marco Island, FL.
  • Barimo, Joseph, P. (2008, October), Business and management skills for clinicians. Presented at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Academy, Chicago, IL.
  • Barimo, J. P. (2007, November), Productivity, Profitability and Livability in the University Clinic. Presented at the American Speech Language and Hearing Association’s National Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Barimo, J. P. (2006,September), Ethical considerations for SLP’s. Presented at the National Healthcare Corporation National Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Lunch and Learn Presentations (2006-present)

  • Get the Monkey off My Back: Too many executives never have time for family or their own job enhancement because they accept too many responsibilities–“monkeys” clinging to their backs–that properly belong to their staffs. We will cover the delicate business of assigning monkeys to the right masters and keeping them healthy.
  • It’s All about Fit: Many employees quit within the first 90 days of hire because they don’t fit. We will cover tips and strategies to improve employee retention by focusing on creating a better organizational fit.
  • Dealing with Difficult People: Difficult people create 50% of everyday problems in the workplace according to a recent research study. In this session we will playfully identify types of difficult people and best practices for effectively dealing with their behaviors.
  • EQ is more valuable than IQ: While there is no statistical difference between IQ scores and organizational success, evidence indicates that those with above average EQ scores are statistically more successful than those with average or below average EQ scores. We will explore what EQ is and how to improve your EQ.
  • Hire Hard to manage Soft: Ever wonder what a bad hire can cost your organization to replace? In healthcare, the replacement cost for a nurse or a therapist can be between $70,000-$80,000 and to a large organization, the financial cost can be in the millions; never mind the toll on morale, continuity of service, and other important operational aspects. We will consider ways to improve the odds of hiring the right person the first time.
  • What’s all the fuss about Employee engagement: A Gallup study revealed that a significant improvement in employee engagement increased revenue, produced a 26% increase in employee productivity, lowered turnover risk, led to a greater ability to attract top talent and produced 13% higher total returns to shareholders over five years. Additionally, highly engaged employees are twice as likely to be top performers, and miss 20% fewer days of work. They also exceed expectations in performance reviews and are more supportive of organizational change initiatives. We will clearly define employee engagement and provide strategies and tactics to truly engage your employees.

Additional Information

Part of Dr. Barimo’s responsibilities at Indiana Tech includes serving as the Academic Coordinator of the Southern campus locations (Louisville, Northern Kentucky, Jeffersonville, IN, and Evansville, IN) for the College of Professional Studies. This role includes: knowledge and skills in best practices in adult education; recruitment and management of part-time faculty members; facilitation, collaboration, and communication between operations and student enrollment; and maintenance of academic rigor and good student relations in an adult learning, multi-campus environment. The remainder of his time is spent as an Assistant Professor of Business, teaching courses such as Personal Finance, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Business Policy and Strategic Planning.

He currently holds the position of President of Professionally Speaking & Managing Inc., a consulting company specializing in Speech Therapy, teaching as a management competency, healthcare education and university clinic operations. He also establishes community, university and business partnerships to promote education, training and quality service delivery in health care.

As the Vice President of Corporate Learning for a national long term care organization, Dr. Barimo has been responsible for providing education and training; with a focus on adult learning strategies and high quality content using state-of-the art delivery systems; to over 12000 employees in 72 Long Term Care facilities in 7 states. According to Dr. Barimo, “Education and training are the keys that unlock potential and allow individuals to achieve their personal and professional goals.”

Dr. Barimo is a Past President of the Florida Association of Speech Pathologists and Audiologists. He has held the positions of Executive Dean of University Budgets and Planning, Area Chair in the College of Health and Human Services, Director of University Clinic Business Operations, Regional Vice President of Operations for a national rehabilitation corporation and Director of the Ed.D Executive Track in a college of education.

Dr. Barimo holds a doctorate in Education, an Executive Master of Business Administration degree, and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Highlights of his career include: created a doctoral program in executive leadership, maintained an employee retention rate of 97%, designed, implemented and monitored a system that improved the delivery of university student services, oversaw the clinical operations for 102 nursing homes in Florida with over 1,000 employees and overhauled the financial operations for a college of education that increased the profit margin from 16% to 28% in one year, which translated into an increase of 2.6 million dollars, the bottom line.