I have taught at several levels of education: High School, Community College, 4-year Colleges, and large Universities. I also have been a substitute in K-12 classrooms in all subjects.
I taught at several institutions: California State University, University of Illinois, and am now studying at Boise State University. I bring a dynamic, compassionate teaching style that is based on setting a topic for discussion and then asking question after question to lead my students to a final understanding. My performace evaluation technique is varied, addressing the varied learning and performing approaches of my students.
I am available to my students 23/7 for any questions about my courses and how they are presented. I try to respond with 24 yours of receipt. Please allow me to help you with your education, and I reamain.
your Humble Servant
My experiences are a mix and academia and the corporate world. I was in a 12-year corporate career which involved marketing, supervision of personnel, auditing, consulting, training in classrooms and one-on-one, and auditing of information systems, corporate organization, and on-going operations.
With experience behind me, my students receive a mix not only of the content of their course, but other areas, such a organizational skills, written and oral communication skills, research, and presentation.
A position at a university, college, or community college, teaching on-the-ground
or on-line courses in the areas of United States History, History of Western Civilization, Introduction to Geography, American Government, and Education, that will utilize my strengths and talents to provide students with a successful and meaningful experience, while allowing me to pursue research and publishing opportunities in history and education.
I believe that higher education, whether experienced at a university, college, or community college, should serve multiple roles in a student’s life. It should be both
a capstone of previous learning experiences and a launching pad
for becoming a life-long learner.
First, higher education should convey scholarly content that is detailed, as comprehensive as possible, and empirically verifiable. Whether conceptual or concrete in nature, this content should be understandable to a student and presented in a way that invites
open discussion and encourages controversy.
Second, higher education should translate content to be a meaningful part of a student’s thinking and career activities. Information and ideas derived should be useful in a student’s efforts to understand the historical or contemporary world around her.
Third, higher education should complete a student’s citizenship training, begun in their elementary and secondary years in school. Along with conveying scholarly content, the higher education experience should contribute to his thinking, organizing, and communicating skills to be a participating member of society.
Fourth, how higher education is presented to students must be flexible in addressing their needs, learning styles, and circumstances. This is the important role that technology plays in teaching courses both on-the-ground and on-line. As with teaching on-the-ground, when teaching on-line, we must present a curriculum that engages our students, is relevant to their understanding, and retains participation.
ACADEMIC STRENGTHS, TALENTS, & ACTIVITIES
• I have a dynamic teaching style that incorporates lecture, whole-class discussion, and small-group work, allowing students to interpret and understand history and education concepts as well as learn the basic information provided. This approach invites high levels of student interest and engagement, while translating how the ideas and details of the content studied impact students’ lives. Using Discussion Boards and e-mail, I am able to convey my enthusiasm for the content and interest in their success.
• I am experienced in teaching both hybrid and pure on-line courses in United States History, World Civilization, World Geography, and American Government at the community college, 4-year college, and university levels.
• I have worked with elementary and secondary teachers around the country in content and teaching methods as part of the federal Teaching American History (TAH) Grant Program, involving: contacting school districts, planning and researching presentations, coordinating the efforts of other presenters, and assessing the adequacy of our professional development program.
• I have planned and implemented a self-directed, independent study program and facilitated student work in high school classes in History, Government, Economics, and Health, at two alternative high schools.
• I have taught United States History and the Social Sciences at a traditional junior high school.
• I have supervised pre-service teachers in my junior- and senior-high school classrooms, applying my experience and providing insight into pedagogic theory, knowledge, and methods for traditional and alternative students in high school and higher education.
• I have conducted research in Colonial American Social History for a PhD and currently am pursuing publication of a book and several articles based on the content of this research and writing.
• I am conducting research on teaching high school history thematically for an EdD, currently in progress, focusing on using source documents to enhance student learning, understanding, and interpretation of the history they study, with plans to expand this research into a series of thematic pamphlets to complement history textbooks.
• I have completed an historical study of the Boise, Idaho, fire department, entitled: A Community within Communities; A History of Fire Fighting and Rescue Work in Boise, City, Idaho.
• I am currently finalizing a book for publication on the Boise, Idaho, Fire Department to be titled: A Community within Communities; A History of Fire Fighting and Rescue Work in Boise City, Idaho.
• I am negotiating a book for publication in military history on the North American Continent in the mid-18th century, titled: An Immigrant and a Soldier; Colonel Henry Bouquet in British North America, 1756-1765.
California Intercontinental University, San Diego, CA: 2015. Curriculum Development Project for the Social Sciences, conducted on-line.
Ashworth College; Norcross, GA: 2011 to 2014. Adjunct instructor teaching World History, Government, and Geography courses on-line.
Colorado State University; Pueblo, CO: 2011 to 2017. Adjunct instructor teaching United States History survey and History of the Civil War and Reconstruction courses on-line.
College of Western Idaho; Nampa, ID: 2010-2013. Adjunct instructor teaching United States History survey, World Civilization survey, and Study Skills on-the-ground and on-line.
Governor’s University; Seattle, WA: 2009. Curriculum Development Project for History and the Social Sciences, conducted on-line.
Northwest Nazarene University; Nampa, ID: 2008 to 2014. Adjunct instructor teaching United States History, History of Western Civilization, History of Modern Europe, and Introduction to Geography courses on-the-ground and on-line.
George Fox University; Boise, ID: 2008 to 2012. Adjunct instructor teaching United States History and History of Western Civilization survey courses on-the-ground.
Boise Public Schools, grades K-12; Boise, ID: 2007-2017. Substitute teacher, grades K-12, at any school in the district. Employed teacher’s instructions, when provided, and creative teaching, based on my previous full-time teaching, when needed.
American Institute for History Education; Swedesboro, NJ: 2006 to 2007. Director for Professional Services: organizing, marketing, and presenting history content and methods for elementary and secondary teachers as part of the federal Teaching American History (TAH) Grant Program.
Boise State University, Department of Education; Boise and Nampa, ID: 2004 to 2009. Adjunct instructor teaching Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education.
Boise State University, Department of History; Boise and Nampa, ID: 1998 to 2009. Adjunct instructor teaching United States History and History of Western Civilization survey courses, and History of the American Revolution.
Boise Public Schools, Senior and Junior High School; Boise, ID: 1993 to 2006. Teaching History and Social Studies Teacher, grades 7 through 12, and adult evening school.
Interlude to conduct PhD research in North American Colonial History; University of Illinois, Chicago, IL: 1991 to 1993; Adjunct instructor teaching United States History survey courses. Research and writing completed and degree awarded in 2003.
American River Community College, Department of History; Sacramento, CA:
1989 to 1991. Adjunct instructor teaching United States History survey and History as Biography.
Sierra Community College, Department of History; Rocklin, CA: 1989 to 1991. Adjunct instructor teaching United States History survey.
Tulsa Community College, Department of History; Tulsa, OK: 1987 to 1988. Adjunct instructor teaching United States History Survey and history of Western Civilization.
Large Corporations and Consulting Firms; Chicago, IL, Tulsa, OK, and New York City: 1975 to 1987. Staff and mid-level management positions with major corporations and business consulting firms, as a systems analyst, auditor, consultant, trainer, and project manager.
Boise State University; Boise, ID: 2003 to 2006. Coursework and research for an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction; specialization: teaching high school history thematically using source materials.
University of Illinois; Chicago, IL: 1998 to 2003. Completed research for, and earned, a PhD in United States History; specialization: Colonel Henry Bouquet in North America, 1756-1759.
Idaho Secondary Teaching Certification, 1993-2006. Not Renewed. History and Social Sciences.
Corporate Training Programs; Chicago and New York City: 1975 to 1987. Classes in information systems design, computer systems, customer service, budgeting, employee performance planning and evaluation, and management.
University of Illinois; Chicago, IL: 1971 to 1975. Coursework and research for an MA Degree and PhD in United States History; completed MA in United States History; topic: New York Colonial Politics, 1732-1736.
Lifetime California Community College Teaching Certification awarded in 1971: Specialization in History and Social Sciences.
Lifetime California Secondary Teaching Certification awarded in 1971: Specialization in History and Physical Education.
California State University; Pomona, CA: 1966 to 1971. Coursework in European and World History; completed BA and Secondary Teaching Certification.
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