Dr. B’s Bio
I'm Dr. Carl Beekman (I go by Dr. B) and I have a Ph.D. in multicultural Education/Creative Writing, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH. Title of dissertation: A Study of Multicultural Education--The Emphatic Way--Focusing on Social Anthropology and Social Psychology as it Relates to the Native American.
I was born bi-racial, Cherokee and Anglo, on a ranch in Southern Indiana, where we had horses, cattle and grain. I was just about born in the saddle.
My saddles are sitting on a ‘saw-horse’ in my office -- so, that might show you that I’m a little eclectic.
My wife and I live on a golf course, par 5 (11th fairway), in Kissimmee, FL. I enjoy golf…I used to score in the high 70’s to low 80’s, but since it’s been quite a while, I’ll just throw a ‘heck-u-va’ party breaking 100.
Leisure? Fun? I do not allow anything in my life that would even hint of such nonsense…..KIDDING!
My academic background includes administrative experience as an Assistant Superintendent for Academics on the Navajo Reservation, Assistant Principal for a Native American High School (Boarding School) in South Dakota, and Principal for an Elementary/Junior High School in Indiana.
My teaching experience includes teaching in the inner city, teaching Native American students from more than 40+ tribes. I have taught grades K-12 as well as developed and taught undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate courses. I have also designed and implemented individual transition plans and curriculum.
In addition, I have compiled a vast array of innovative methods of teaching culturally and ethnically diverse student populations in order to celebrate each group's diversity and their commonalities.
I also really enjoy online facilitation/instruction.
Last, but not by any means least; teaching and learning should be fun!! I love humor in whatever I'm doing, and I'm really looking forward in working with all of you and reading your bios as well!
Walk in beauty.
On the first day of class, I have the students share the following:
1. Introduce yourself.
o Give your name
o What motivates you?
o How do you define success?
o What you hope to gain from this course.
o Tell us something that excites you creatively, spiritually or emotionally.
o What is the best way for you to learn?
o Have you decided what you want by achieving your quest for education?
o What do you need to do to make you be a better student?
o What does success look like?
• Teaching and learning should be fun.
• Respect all students.
• Give weekly personal feedback to all students.
• Communicate with all students.
• Be clear to them what my expectations are for their class.
• Create a warm and positive online environment.
• Encourage students to participate in meaningful discussion using critical thinking techniques.
• Use the Socratic approach to enhance their learning experience.
• Enhance scholarly writing abilities.
• Encourage students to continue with their education and to prepare for their next classes.
• eMail students that you feel are needing help.
• Assist students in writing more scholarly.
• Helping students to become a change agent.
• Set students up for success – never failure.
Dr. Beekman has taught online at the University of Phoenix, American National University, Excelsior College, University of the Potomac, Remington College, Columbia Southern University, Capella University, University of the Potomac and Baker College.
He has taught under graduate, graduate and doctoral level courses in sociology, cultural diversity, action research, change negotiation and conflict resolution in health care, critical thinking, social problems, social change, ethics, philosophy, leadership challenge, gender and diversity issues, grant writing, training and development, supervisory principles, international aspect of adult education and personal health.
Dr. Beekman has mentored 30+ doctoral committees with Capella University.
Before higher education, Dr. Beekman's academic background includes administrative experience as an Assistant Superintendent for Academics on the Navajo Reservation, Assistant Principal for a Native American High School (Boarding School) in South Dakota and Principal for an Elementary/Junior High School in Indiana.
His teaching experience includes teaching in the inner city, teaching Native American students from more than 40+ tribes. He taught grades K-12 as well. He also designed and implemented individual transition plans and curriculum.
He facilitated for the Kinsey Sex Institute. His directive was to make professionals (physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and any other people in the counseling field), to become aware of their own sexuality, so that they can enhance their counseling techniques.
I was awarded Excelsior College Certificate –
“In recognition of your nomination by an Excelsior College student for the Excelsior College 2015-2016 Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award,” presented to Carl Beekman PhD.
In addition, I was awarded Faculty of the Year 2011 at Columbia Southern University’s Sociology program.
“Columbia Southern University Is proud to present the 2011 Robert G. Mayes, Sr.
Distinguished Faculty of the Year to Dr. Carl Beekman”
I was also awarded Faculty of the Quarter 2010 at Remington College teaching:
Remington College awards
“The outstanding guidance, scholastic integrity and commitment to student success Set Dr. Beekman apart in the academic field. 0You Make a Difference!”
OCJ2715 Cultural Diversity,
OGE3540 Foundations of Philosophy
BSN1504–Ethics in Business.
“You mean the world to us.”
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