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Ms. Jonna Contacos-Sawyer

  • Jonna Contacos-Sawyer

    Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management

    Department: Business Administration

    Office: Scotus Hall 224

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    About Jonna


    • B.A., University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
    • M.A., Saint Francis College
    • In pursuit of Doctorate in Business Administration, Northcentral University


    • Courses Taught
    • Academic Profile
    • Professional Memberships
    • Papers & Presentations
    Courses Taught
    • MGMT 201: Managerial Communications
    • MBA 504: Human Resource Management
    • MHRM 521: Human Resource Management
    Academic Profile


    • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
    • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)
    • Certified Management Consultant


    • Jonna led her firm, HR Consultants, Inc., through ISO certification as one of the first management and human resource consulting firms in the nation that is ISO 9001:2008 certified
    • Certified Management Development Trainer
    • Certified Professional in 360 Feedback for Leadership Development
    • At the time of certification, one of only two Management Consultant/Trainers in the United States earning the designations of CMC, SPHR, and CCP
    • Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business, 2003
    • Pennsylvania Entrepreneur award winner in the small business category, 2003
    • Cambria-Somerset HR Association's HR Person of the Year, 2004 and 2007

    Professional Memberships
    • National Society for Human Resource Management
    • World at Work Society
    • Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), former Vice President of the Pittsburgh Chapter
    • Community Outreach of the Cambria-Somerset Human Resource Association, former President
    • Personnel and Finance Commitee for the Christian Home of Johnstown, Board of Trustees
    • Served as Chairperson for the Business Advisory Council of Goodwill Industries
    • Served as Chairperson of REACH Youth Community Outreach, St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, PA
    • Served on the Graduate HRM Program Faculty Advisory Committee at Saint Francis University
    Papers & Presentations
    • High Performance Work Systems for Online Education., Contacos-Sawyer, Jonna, Revels, Mark, Ciampa, Mark, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume XIII, Number III, Fall 2010, University of West Georgia, Distance Education Center.
    • 2011, Keynote Speaker, Statewide Conference for County HR Professionals. State College, PA.
    • 2011, Feature Speaker, Results Management Spring 2011 National Long-Term Care Conference. Hershey, PA.
    • 2011, Co-author and Co-presenter, Employer's Mindset of 'Catch Me If You Can' and the DOL's Game Plan for 'When I Catch You.' Total Rewards 2011 WorldatWork Conference & Exhibition. San Diego, CA.(CMC)