There is, has been, and will always be a certain group of people whom inspiration visits. It’s made up of all those who’ve consciously chosen their calling and do their job with love and imagination. Their work becomes one continuous adventure if they manage to keep discovering new challenges in it. Teaching and leading have my chosen calling, a calling I strive to undertake with love and imagination, and from my location as a relatively tenured professor, I see no end to improvement, no arrival, no completion: I want to be that teacher who, even after decades in the classroom, still leaves each session asking how the next might be better, how to better engage and inspire this unique set of students. I bring three overarching objectives to the classroom, each of them rooted in my conception of teaching as an invitation to relationship. First, I invite students into relationship with the specific course material. As a teacher of computer science as well as some criminal justice and general education classes, I see my task as creating spaces for students to encounter at both a normative and empirical level fundamental questions of power, justice, identity, equality, and freedom, and to do so in a manner that connects with rather than builds walls between other subfields, disciplines, and modes of inquiry. I design my courses to stretch students in many ways imaginative and theoretical, empirical and normative, comparative and specific and an important measure of a student’s success is his or her capacity, at the semesters end, to critically engage the course topic from a variety of perspectives and traditions.
I am more interested in developing a student’s capacity to argue cogently, persuasively, and synthetically than in the content of his or her conclusions. Inviting my students into relationship with the course material also means encouraging active and participatory learning, and whenever appropriate I bring students into direct engagement with primary sources before turning to the various mediations of other sources from what the course direction is headed.
As I continue to learn and grow as a Professor, I view experiential and service learning as extremely promising areas for further exploration. It is no accident that the word invitation figures prominently in this instruction statement. Ultimately, I believe teaching can be no more or less than an invitation to relationship. If genuinely self-motivated, lifelong learning is to take place, if students are to develop understandings and analyses of power, justice, equality, identity, and freedom that enable them to grow as critically informed and active citizens of their communities and the world, the choice about whether to accept the invitation must always remain theirs. As a Professor, it is my calling, my continuing adventure, to make that invitation to relationship as compelling, engaging, and persuasive as possible. There have been few moments in my professional life capable of approximating the fulfillment of having students respond to that invitation to relationship with a yes. This yes, for me, comes as close to a visit from inspiration as it gets.
My desire to engage, challenge, and inspire growth in my students is not limited to the classroom. Over the time that I was at Capella University I worked with over a dozen undergraduates as a research mentor and closely advised three students on their senior projects. My desire to collaborate with students translates into the research domain; two of my papers that are work in progress are co-authored with undergraduates. It is my goal to share with students the awe and excitement, as well as the dedication and hard work, that comes along with using psychological research tools to ask and answer questions. All three of the undergraduates that I advised went on to graduate school two are currently in education and one is a social psychologist in training I hold myself to the same standards that I hold my students. That is, I strive to become a skilled thinker and learner, and I believe that this process is life.
I have been a professor within the field of Higher Education for over 8 years....Teaching in the Computer Information Systems and Criminal Justice programs for 5 institutions via traditional face to face and online platforms.......I teach classes as well as tutor students outside the classroom that are unable to pic up the concepts of the course material.....I help them until they understand.......Until they "get it".......
I have taught thousands of students over the years as well as all ages from 9th grade all the way to a Senior in College.
I have had a 95% completion rate with my students across all the institutions I have taught for as well as hundreds of communications after they have completed taking a course with me.....They have gone on to complete their degrees and obtain new jobs.....I have also been told by many students that they kept going with obtaining their degree even when times got rough for them, because they took a course with me.....I too am a full time student.
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Seasoned College Professor with more than 8 years of experience in fast-paced
Information Technology. Excellent Microsoft Office Certification and people/diversity
skills. Track record of achieving exceptional results in excellent communications with
students and Colleagues .
Reliable online professor as well as Assistant Dean with Computer Systems and
background in Customer Service. Working well with all people and am able to work
with students and colleagues with 8 years of experience in a 95% student retention as
well as working well together with my colleagues to continuously work on curriculum
Education and Training English Language
Speaking Active Listening
Instructing Reading Comprehension
Writing Learning Strategies
Critical Thinking Active Learning
Computers and Electronics Administration and Management
Judgment and Decision Making Time Management
Law and Government Customer and Personal Service
Personnel and Human Resources Negotiation
Public Safety and Security Psychology
Technology Design Troubleshooting
Online Technology Professor | Grand Rapids, MI | June 2011 - Present
Responsible for providing online course instruction and asses student learning in his/her area of
expertise within the College of Technology.Instruction form is entirely online. Available to answer
students questions and provide feedback regarding their performance through the online course room
as well as email. Effectively teaches and communicates with students of diverse backgrounds. Due to
this program being strictly online we,
Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
Create, maintain, and enter information into spreadsheet software.
Operate electronic mail systems and coordinate the flow of information, internally or with other
Coordinate online conferences, meetings, or special events, such as luncheons or graduation
Conduct searches to find needed information, using such sources as the Internet.
Review work done by others to check for correct spelling and grammar, ensure that company
format policies are followed, and recommend revisions.
BRYANT AND STRATTON COLLEGE
Professor | Buffalo, NY | April 2015 - July 2016
Responsible for providing course instruction and asses' student learning in his/her area of expertise
within the Criminal Justice divisions.Instruction form includes face to face, and online. Relates to
students in a professional manner that demonstrates respect for the individual. Evaluates learning in an
ongoing effort to document student mastery of course objective.Available to answer students
questions and provide feedback regarding student performance. Effectively teaches and communicates
with students of diverse backgrounds. This position also required
Conduct research in a particular field of Criminal Justice and Information Technology with
working knowledge and publish findings in books, professional journals, or electronic media.
FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Professor | Winston-Salem, NC | January 2010 - January 2016
Responsible for providing course instruction and asses' student learning in his/her area of expertise
within the Business Information Technology divisions. Instruction form includes face to face, hybrid
and online. Relates to students in a professional manner that demonstrates respect for the individual.
Evaluates learning in an ongoing effort to document student mastery of course objective. Available to
answer students questions and provide feedback regarding student performance. Effectively teaches
and communicates with students of diverse backgrounds.
Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as forest
resource policy, forest pathology, and mapping.
Prepare course materials such as syllabus, homework assignments, and handouts.
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content through the Business Information Technology
Department, and course materials and methods of instruction.
Review papers for colleagues and scientific journals.
Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. Furthermore,
gathering and management of business requirements in order to make sure the technology needs
are met for students perusing a degree in all aspects of technology.
EVEREST UNIVERSITY ONLINE
Assistant Dean | Colorado Springs, CO | January 2011 - January 2015
Responsible for providing online course instruction and asses'student learning in his/her area of
expertise within the various Computer Technology programs. Instruction form is entirely online.
Available to answer students questions and provide feedback regarding their performance through the
online course room as well as email. Effectively teaches and communicates with students of diverse
backgrounds. Within the Information Technology Department as an Assistant Dean, aside from
facilitating the required curriculum, we are responsible for
Mediate interpersonal problems between residents.
Make regular rounds to ensure that residents and areas are safe and secure.
Observe students to detect and report unusual behavior.
Communicate with other staff to resolve problems with individual students.
Supervise, train, and evaluate residence hall staff, including resident assistants, participants in
work-study programs and other student workers making sure they are understanding that
Technology is something that is always evolving. Technology changes on a daily basis, so it is
important that not only us as professors continue our own education in the wonderful world of
Technology, but to be able to facilitate to those that want to learn.
PH.D. Criminal Justice
Capella University Online
Minneapolis, MN | 2017
MASTER OF SCIENCE Computer Information Systems
University of Phoenix Online Degree
Sacramento, CA | 2006
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Criminal Justice
Gardner Webb University
Winston-Salem, NC | 2004
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE Criminal Justice
Erie Community College
Williamsville, NY | 2001
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