How to utilize a

Simulation in Your Course

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Friday, April 19, 2024  |  1 p.m. EDT

Friday, April 26, 2024  |  1 p.m. EDT

Friday, May 3, 2024  |  1 p.m. EDT

About the Event

Our panel of experienced professors will share their invaluable insights and practical experiences in integrating simulations into their courses. Learn firsthand from Bret Skousen, Rebecca Cooney, Tammy Katuin, and Traci Bitler as they delve into the transformative impact of simulations on student engagement, critical thinking, and overall course effectiveness.

Bret Skousen

Utah Valley University


Bret’s 30+ years of executive leadership at companies like Black & Decker (B&D), Mountain America Credit Union (MACU), and most recently with Utah tech companies, have resulted in a business acumen that is both broad and deep. At tech companies, Bret created and executed corporate OD, Marketing, PR, Business Development strategies, and initiatives which resulted in explosive growth. At MACU, he implemented completely new sales, marketing, and product development processes from which the first product developed under this process resulted in an increase of over 50% profitability per user. At B&D, Bret’s sales territories consistently over-performed expectations by 15 to 20%, and, as a testament to Bret’s passion for building high-performing executive teams, he was responsible for creating the BDHHI University, where B&D’s leadership is trained, groomed, and developed. As an avid outdoorsman, Bret enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, and ATV sports. Bret’s greatest loves are his wife, three daughters, two granddaughters, and a grandson.

Bret received a bachelor of science in business from BYU, a master of science in executive leadership from the University of San Diego, and was certified as an executive coach from Corporate Coach University.

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Rebecca Cooney

Washington State University


Rebecca Cooney is a Les Smith Distinguished Professor of communication at Washington State University. She teaches courses in branding, advertising, and digital marketing, leads undergraduate assessment efforts for Murrow College, and serves as a co-investigator on a grant focused on interactions between natural products and prescription drugs. She is professionally certified in learning experience design and holds a BA and MA in communication.

Tammy Katuin

Valley City State University


Tammy Katuin is an Associate Professor in her 6 th  year of teaching at Valley City State University in North Dakota, where she coordinates the Marketing Concentration for the Department of Business. Katuin has an MBA from the University of North Dakota, a BA in Business Management from Fresno Pacific University, and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing and Innovation from North Dakota State University. Her many years of experience in business and love of marketing frames her teaching style and refreshes the marketing concentration for her students. Katuin not only updates existing marketing courses, but she also adds new courses to the Marketing program, including Digital Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Sports Marketing, and Name, Image, and Likeness, as well as new certificates in Digital Marketing and Sports Marketing. In her spare time, Katuin owns and manages two Airbnbs in Valley City, and she enjoys camping, cruise traveling, and watching her student athletes compete. Her favorite thing about teaching is sharing her experiences with students, helping them develop a passion for marketing, and supporting their transition from college to career.

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Traci Bitler

Rhodes State College


Traci Bitler has been marketing and management courses in Lima, Ohio. She earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Northwestern Ohio and brings over 30 years of industry experience to the classroom, along with six years of classroom experience.

Bitler is a dedicated teacher. She focuses on student success, which is evident from her stellar student evaluations. Bitler is very active in course creation, design, and development. She redesigned the marketing degree program at her university, bringing the marketing degree into alignment with current trends and ensuring her students are prepared to enter the workforce.

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Simulation in Your Course