My course revolves around Reading, Writing, Thinking, and Argumentation. We use History as the subject matter to not only gain that knowledge required by the State, but also to gain and enhance academic achievement required for future life. It is designed for the aspiring High School Student or the College Student wishing to go beyond the mediocre.
Former Army Officer, 30 years in business, and 15 years teaching college - teaching History is more than Content, but the process of academic excellence and the attitude of winning. My students have gone on to not only the top Universities, but to National A-level schools as well.
Since 2002 as an Adjunct and from 2005 to 2018 as a Full Time Employee, an Instructor of History at Tarrant County College, in Hurst, Texas. Teaching both America to 1876 (1301) and America from 1876 to 1976 (1302) to classes averaging about 40 students in each section, new methods mixed with traditional lecture have led students to enhance their skills in Reading, Writing, Thinking and Argumentation.
• TCC-NE Cornerstone Honors Program History courses: History 1301 F2008 – F 20016 / History 3102 Spring 20014 – Spring 20017
o Academic year 2017-18 gap because my daughter was a TCC Cornerstone Honors Program participant.
• Dual Credit Course 2005 – TCC Southeast Campus with Arlington and Mansfield ISD programs
• Hybrid – Class, Online and Independent Study 1301 Fall 2008
• Distance Learning: Developed a Peer Reviewed History 1301 course delivered every semester Fall 2009 to 2018
• STSC – (Transition to Student Success) Class for FTC students 2010 – 2011
• QEP – Trained and Participated in “Critical Thinking” project 2013 – 2014
• 2012 – Redeveloped all Traditional classes so that all testing is done online through Blackboard.
• Outstanding Faculty Award in 2012. Teaching both traditional and Distance Learning Courses.
• TCC-NE leadership – “Cowbell Award” 2016
• Active in developing and delivering popular hour-long presentations for Student Success programs each semester that include: 2008 – present
o Time Management
o Student Leadership
o What is College all about? (Content, Process & Attitude)
o How to pick the best college for you (where do you go from here?)
o Perils of Social Media
• Other hour-long presentations include:
o Historical Perspective of the Vietnam War – presented as a part of the TCC program of the National Library Association’s presentation regarding “The Stuff that they Carried” by Tim Obrien
o History Department’s official presentation to the TCC NE student body marking the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.
o Keynote speech for TCC-NE Phi Theta Kappa (Jr College Honor Society) Awards Banquet
Student Culture at TCC – 2012
Student Success through TCC - 2016
o Kick Off meeting presentations for the Dental Assistant Student Association and Dental Hygienists Student Association. 2013 – 2017
Your Online Footprint
“Dress for Success”
o Keynote speeches for TCC-NE Psi Beta (Jr College Psychology Honor Society) annual Awards Banquets:
The Value in Studying Phycology?
After a degree in Psychology, what’s next?
o Mix an’ Match Grading to the Faculty Development Series of Tarrant County College
o Voices of the Future: A compendium of Students’ Self-images to the Faculty Development Series of Tarrant County College
o Writing a Novel presented to English Majors group at Tarrant County College, Northeast Campus.
Other Academic Activities include:
• Academic Curriculum Team – History – Chair 2014 – 2017
• Elected to Faculty Senate 2006 to 2018
o Chair of Campus Action Committee for Northeast Campus (Member 2016) Chair 2007-2014, 2017 – 2018
o Chair of District Faculty Association Salary and Benefits Committee 2012-2013, 2013-2014, (member, not chair 2016-17) Chair 2017-18
• Member of original North East Campus Student Success Committee 2008 – 2010 /
o Keynote speaker “Why TCC”
• Member of Business and Social Science Division Activity Committee 2006 – 2008
Community Group Hour-long Presentations as part of the TCC Speakers’ Bureau include:
• History of Ireland
• History of Iraq
• The Impact of the Civil War
EDUCATION Emory University, Atlanta, GA
MA (ABD) Degree in Military and Organizational History – 1977
Nazareth College, Pittsford, NY
9 Graduate hours of Education required to teach in NYS - 1977
Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
Bachelor of Arts Degree in History – 1973
Harvard Negotiation Project: “Getting to Yes” (Qualified to teach.)
Books : Lex (2002) Hangin’ On (2002) Changin’ Gears (2009)
Articles: Guest Columnist for Fort Worth Star Telegram; Numerous articles and monthly column in The Racing Post
Numorous articles and presentations used by IBM, IDX, Lotus Consulting, iXL/Scient
Thesis: The British Army, 1716 to 1746 ~ An Organization Providing Flexible Military Excellence and the Foundation for British Democracy, 1976. Now resides in the British Army Museum, London.
Previously: Over 35 years in “business” as a problem solver finding innovative information technology and process engineering solutions in response to business problems or objectives. Progressive experience selling, delivering and managing technology improvement solutions for large and small businesses, consulting and technical sales organizations. Proven ability in “significant impact” project leadership and rescue. Business critical research, strategy formulation, planning, communication, implementation and operations of projects dramatically affecting the future of organizations. Managed and led direct reports, multi-located project teams and extended staffs consisting of professional, technical and non-technical employees.
Army Officer with Ranger certification.
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