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Associate Professor/Chair

University of Central Oklahoma

Education and Certifications

Licensed Funeral Director & Professional Embalmer, State of Oklahoma

Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.  Oklahoma State University

Master of Education, School Administration, University of Central Oklahoma

Bachelor of Science, Funeral Service, University of central Oklahoma

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Kansas

Classes Taught

Embalming

Restorative Art

Board Review

Practicum: Embalming & Funeral Directing

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Published Manuscripts

Fritch, J.B. & Miller, J.M. (2011) An examination of the baccalaureate degree and related skills sets in funeral service education. Journal of Funeral Service Education, 14 (1), 43-57.

Fritch, J.B. (2014) The search for quality correlates in funeral service education. Journal of Funeral Service Education, 15 (1), 4-44.
Fritch, J.B. (2014) From concept to implementation: The development of a reliable and valid instrument to evaluate quality in funeral service education. Journal of Funeral Service Education, 15 (1), 45-67.

Steward, G., Fritch, J.B., & Spomer, J.C. (2016) Standing room only: The contentious crematory debate in the sleepy town of Bethany, OK. Journal of Funeral Service Education, 16 (1), 4-30.

Fritch, J.B. (2016) Continually searching for quality correlates in funeral service education: Expanding the research population seeking statistical significance and enhanced predictability. Journal of Funeral Service Education, 16 (1), 31-64.

Steward, G., & Fritch, J.B. (2017) The crematory debate: Key framing processes. Journal of Funeral Service Education, 17 (1), 4-35.

Textbooks Authored

2015 Fires of Change: A Comprehensive Examination of Cremation. Co-Authored with Jason Altieri. Published by Funeral Service Education Resource Center. ISBN:  978-0-692-40265-8

2016 One World: Sociology & Funeral Service. Co-Authored with Gary Steward Jr. Published by Funeral Service Education Resource Center. ISBN: 978-0-692-67592-2

2016 One World: Sociology & Funeral Service, E-Book. Co-Authored with Gary Steward Jr. Published by Funeral Service Education Resource Center. ISBN: 978-0-692-73588-6

2017 Fundamentals of Funeral Directing: Building A Professional Cornerstone. Co-Authored with Jason Altieri. Published by Funeral service Education Resource Center. ISBN: 978-0-9979261-3-2

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