Dr. Linsey Craig Willis, SPHR

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LINSEY C. WILLIS, D.P.A., SPHR

779 St. Albans Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Office: (561) 750-8669 Fax: (561) 391-5077 Cell: 561-451-7127

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Dr. Willis is President of L.J. CRAIG & Associates Inc., a management and organizational consulting firm, which is the culmination of thirty-nine (39) years of Human Resources and management experience. The firm specializes in the design and delivery of “People Management Systems” including but not limited to employee training, the design and administration of assessment centers, structured-behavioral interviews, written exams, organizational development, performance management systems, coaching for promotional testing and job analysis. The custom designed products and programs follow an in-depth needs assessment, are tailored to each organization’s culture, and adhere to legally defensible principles. Her firm’s clients represent a diverse mix from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in the U.S., the Caribbean, Thailand and Dubai, U.A.E.

Dr. Willis also serves as an expert witness for attorneys in the employment law and personal industry disciplines. She has worked on cases for the public and private sectors throughout the United States.

Linsey is a full-time instructor for Florida Atlantic University at the Barry Kaye College of Business – Department of Management and teaches management and HR undergraduate and graduate courses. She also teaches for the Office Depot Center for Executive Education for the College of Business (i.e., HR Certificate and Advanced HR Certificate programs).  She is the author of Mastering the Assessment Center Process. The Fast to Track to Promotion.

Prior to her full-time employment at F.A.U. for ten (10) years, Linsey was a highly regarded adjunct faculty member at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University, and taught a variety of graduate Human Resources and Management courses. She designed and regularly taught an eight (8) hour workshop, “Interviewing Skills” for all one (1) year M.B.A. students.

Linsey’s past extensive experience teaching graduate students and conducting seminars took her to Thailand, Jamaica, and the Bahamas, as well as all over the United States.

Dr. Linsey Willis graduated with honors with a Doctorate in Public Administration from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship of Nova Southeastern University. She holds an M.A. degree in Forensic Studies from Indiana University, and also graduated with honors from Florida Atlantic University with an M.P.A. degree. Linsey received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and her A.A. degree from Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH. The Human Resources Certification Institute of the Society of Human Resource Management certifies her as a Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR).

Her 36-year career includes three years as a Director, Human Resources for the Clerk of the Circuit Court 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, Florida and eight (8) years in the Palm Beach County Employee Relations & Personnel Department as Manager of Recruitment & Selection. She was instrumental in designing and implementing the Dade-Miami Criminal Justice Assessment Center at the School of Justice and Safety Administration in Miami, Florida from 1981-84.

EDUCATION

1998, Nova Southeastern University, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Doctorate in Public Administration. 

Dissertation: A cross-organizational and across-job analyses of the match/non-match concept of situational leadership in a metropolitan police department and a private security organization.

G.P.A. – 3.73

1990, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, Masters in Public Administration (M.P.A.) Elective Concentration: Human Resource Management G.P.A. – 3.64

1980 M.A., Forensic Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana,  

Masters Thesis: An empirical classification of the female offender – Cross validation of the Widom typology.  (Fellowship/Assistantship)

1978 B.A., Political Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

1976 A.A., Liberal Arts, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire

VISITING INSTRUCTOR EXPERIENCE

Florida Atlantic University (August, 2004 – 2007 and 2007 – Full-time Visiting

Instructor – College of Business – Department of Management, Entrepreneurship

and International Business and Executive Education Department, Boca Raton, FL

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR EXPERIENCE

Nova Southeastern University (1998 – 2008 spring)

  1. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Lynn University (1998 – 2005), College of Business & Management, Boca Raton, FL

Barry University (2001 – 2005), Adrian Dominicus School of Education, Miami Shores, FL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

President and owner of management and organizational consulting business

L.J. Craig & Associates, Inc. (1997 – present), Boca Raton, FL

Director, Human Resources, Clerk of the Circuit Court (12/93 – 11/96)

15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, W.P.B., FL

Manager, Recruitment and Selection, Board of County Commissioners (08/85 – 12/93) Employee Relations & Personnel Department, Palm Beach County, W.P.B., FL

Coordinator, Testing & Assessment, Board of County Commissioners (07/84 – 08/85)

Employee Relations & Personnel Department, Palm Beach County, W.P.B., FL

Senior Staff Associate, School of Justice and Safety Administration

Dade-Miami Criminal Justice Assessment Center (06/81 – 06/84)

Miami Dade Community College, Miami, FL

Security Management Trainee (Auditor/Investigator), Burdines and Burdines Service and Distribution Center (06/80 – 06/81) Miami, FL

PUBLICATIONS

Author of Mastering the Assessment Center Process. The Fast Track to Promotion. (2017). Charles C. Thomas Publishers, LLC, Springfield, IL.

Author of Developing Your Innate Abilities by Experiencing Assessment Center Exercises (2018), Top Hat, Toronto, Canada (only available through the company web site)

Author of Critical Thinking Application 5-A: Freeman et al. v. The New Oxford Fire Department in Human Resource Management an Experiential Approach, 6th Edition by H. John Bernardin and Joyce E.A, Russell (2013), pp. 561-565.

Author of Strategies and Methods for Competency-Based Selection and Leadership Development: Four Case Studies, in Current Practices, Insights and Perspectives, the 2006 Pfeiffer Annual Human Resource Management (editor, Robert C. Preziosi).

Author of Recent Research on the Performance Management Process, Three Case Study Applications and Recommendations in the 2007 Pfeiffer Annual Human Resource Management (editor, Robert C. Preziosi).\

CERTIFICATIONS

Completed CEL 1001: eLearning Designer and Facilitator Certification Course, Florida Atlantic University, Center for eLearning, July 20, 2012

Trained/Certified Assessor: Assessment Designs International & O’Leary, Brokaw & Associates. Received over 180 hours of training in assessment center techniques e.g., job analysis, data analysis, questionnaire design/administration, assessor training etc. Received 40 hrs. of advanced instructor training from F.B.I. Academy staff.

Expert Witness

Dr. Willis also serves as an expert witness for attorneys in the employment law discipline. She has worked on cases for the public and private sectors throughout the United States.

InstructorLinsey is a full-time instructor for Florida Atlantic University at the Barry Kaye College of Business – Department of Management., She teaches management and HR undergraduate and graduate courses. She also teaches for the Office Depot Center for Executive Education for the College of Business (i.e., HR Certificate and Advanced HR Certificate programs).

Prior to her full-time employment at F.A.U. for ten (10) years, Linsey was a highly regarded adjunct faculty member at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University, and taught a variety of graduate Human Resources and Management courses. She designed and regularly taught an eight (8) hour workshop, “Interviewing Skills” for all one (1) year M.B.A. students.

Linsey’s past extensive experience teaching graduate students and conducting seminars took her to Thailand, Jamaica, and the Bahamas, as well as all over the United States.

Education

Dr. Linsey Willis graduated with honors with a Doctorate in Public Administration from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship of Nova Southeastern University. She holds an M.A. degree in Forensic Studies from Indiana University, and also graduated with honors from Florida Atlantic University with an M.P.A. degree. Linsey received her Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY and her A.A. degree from Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH. The Human Resources Certification Institute of the Society of Human Resource Management certifies her as a Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR).

Professional Experience

Her 33-year career includes three years as a Director, Human Resources for the Clerk of the Circuit Court 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, Florida and eight (8) years in the Palm Beach County Employee Relations & Personnel Department as Manager of Recruitment & Selection. She was instrumental in designing and implementing the Dade-Miami Criminal Justice Assessment Center at the School of Justice and Safety Administration in Miami, Florida from 1981-84.

Publications

Certifications

Editing Experience

Conference and Paper Presentations

HR Certificate and Advanced HR Certificate Courses for F.A.U.’s College of Business, Executive Education

Active Participation in Local or Regional Professional Association and Evidence of Active Service to Business Community and Officer in a National or International Professional Organization

Recent Significant Self-development Activities

Professional Organization Memberships