1. Dr. B's Creativity 2. Virtual location 3. PhD ensuring students' success.
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.