San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States
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    Motivational and level-headed professional. Experienced executive & learning facilitator. Expertise includes organizational development & strategic management, client retention, on-line learning, mixed-methods research, data analysis, & performance improvement. BA, EdM, PhD.


    Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs | Washington State University | Pullman, WA

    Sino-U. S. transnational education—”buying” an American higher education program: A participant observation study. Washington State University, 2009, 269 pages; AAT 3416131. (Open publication, available here)

    Cognate: Sociology (12 additional graduate credits)

    Additional 21 graduate credits earned in research methods, research design, and statistics.

    Ed.M., Educational Leadership | Washington State University | Pullman, WA

    B. A., Sociology and Psychology | University of Mississippi | University, MS

    Professional Experience
    Lamar University | Beaumont, TX
    Assistant Professor; January 1, 2019—Current
    •       Full time tenure-track faculty member with the Center for Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership.
    •       Guide doctoral students’ projects for Carnegie Program on the Education Doctorate (CPED) dissertations-in-practice and traditional dissertation-model studies.
    ◦        Chaired the AERA Division H: Research, Evaluation, and Assessment in Schools Outstanding Dissertation Award winner, 2022.
    •       Teach coursework centered on developing change agents in K12 and higher education.
    •       Developed and lead the department’s two newest courses, Strategic Management for Resource Allocation in Educational Leadership and Fundamentals of Program Evaluation.
    •       Serve on campus, regional, and national committees/organizations, including faculty senate.
    ◦        Serve on the faculty-senate budget and compensation subcommittee.
    ▪        Conducted a salary-equity analysis that resulted in equity pay adjustments for faculty hired over a seven-year period from 2003-2009.
    •       Co-chair the doctoral department’s assessment committee.

    College of the Marshall Islands | Majuro, MH
    Contracted Consultant and Mentor to VPASA; June 30, 2018—December 31, 2018
    ·        Five-month (remote) contract to mentor my replacement, mentor the three deans (Adult and Continuing Education, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs) in project and grants management, and re-write policy and procedures for Academic and Student Affairs divisions and departments.
    Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs; April 9, 2018—June 29, 2018
    ·        Chaired the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) National Teacher Standards and Licensing Board (TSLB).

    ·        HISET National Board Member, Chief Administrator, & State Representative.

    ·        Constructed new branch campus (Arrak) library, from ground-breaking to ribbon cutting.

    ·        Created new Climate Change Certificate program (wrote substantive-change documents).

    ·        Developed and implemented new strategic enrollment management and open-learning plans.

    ·        Led two divisional portfolios

    ◦   Student Affairs: Admissions, Career Services, Financial Aid, Institutional Research, Registrar, Recruiting, Retention, Student Conduct, Student Development, and Student Information Systems.

    ◦   Academic Affairs: Career and Technical Education, Adult and Continuing Education, Developmental Education, General Education, Institutional Effectiveness, Library Services, Nuclear Institute, Transfer Education, TRIO: Upward Bound.

    United States Sports Academy | Daphne, AL
    Dean of Student Services & Assistant Professor; September, 2016 —April, 2018
    ·        Served as chief student affairs officer

    ◦   Developed new strategic enrollment management pan.

    ◦   Led divisional portfolio that included Admissions, Bursar, Career Services, Financial Aid, Institutional Research, Registrar, Recruiting, Retention, Helpdesk, and Student Information Systems.

    ·        Served on SACSCOC leadership team.

    ◦   Led Student Services divisional team’s focused report response to one finding from the off-site committee, and then

    ▪   ZERO findings (all in compliance) after the on-site visit, with

    ·        ZERO monitoring reports.

    ◦   Developed new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) as QEP committee co-chair.

    2014-2016 Dawson Community College | Glendive Montana
    Interim President; July, 2015 – July, 2016
    Served as Chief Executive Officer, reporting to the Board of Trustees.

    ·        Established three new technical programs: one A.A.S. and two CTE certificate-level programs.

    ◦   Wrote and submitted substantive change documentation to accreditor.

    ·        Offered two new degrees fully online (in addition to current face-to-face format).

    ·        Led NWCCU Year One Self-Evaluation and two Ad Hoc study reports.

    ·        Navigated DCC off accreditor’s “warning” status and back into full accreditation.

    ·        Led reductions in (staff) force and faculty cutbacks due to budget shortfalls,

    ◦   Achieved new collective bargaining agreement with staff union.

    ·        Increased headcount for the first time in six years with strategic enrollment management (SEM) plan.

    ◦   Increased summer FTE by 81% over one year.

    ◦   Increased dual/concurrent enrollment by 28% (in one semester).

    ◦   Increased workforce development offerings (non-credit) by 130% (in one semester).

    ·        Solidified Institutional Effectiveness System (IES) structure and committees.

    ·        Completed program review that led to implementation of program prioritization.

    ·        Completed course prioritization.

    Assistant Vice President for Instruction & Student Services; May, 2014—June, 2015

    ·        Initiated program review (Council for Advancement of Standards guidelines) with all student service reports; all departments completed Institutional Effectiveness Plans (IEPs).

    ◦   Initiated and completed Student Outcome Assessment Plans (SOAPs) for all CTE coursework.

    ◦   Initiated and completed IEPs for all CTE majors/departments.

    ·        Revamped Student Conduct Code and Student Housing Complex Community Standards.

    ·        Retained 80% of students admitted under TAACCCT Grant-funded Welding certification program; 100% of students—attempting—achieved certification.


    2011-2014 Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
    Assistant Professor, Organizational Learning & Performance; June, 2013—May, 2014
    ·        Earned graduate-faculty status.

    ·        Facilitated/Coordinated: PTE-Idaho State Leadership Institute, statewide graduate-level learning courses for select, nominated Department of Professional-Technical Education administrators.

    ·        Developed and taught Global Aspects of Human Resource Development

    ·        Taught Evaluations for Professional Technical Education

    ·        Taught Adult Learning Theory

    Successful Transitions and Retention Track (START) Coordinator, May 2011—to June 2013
    ·        Developed, implemented, and oversaw Successful Transitions and Retention Track pilot-project (2-year) designed to transition and retain GED students into post-secondary education.

    ·        Retained 107 of 141 participants admitted into program over two-year project.

    ·        Managed all aspects of $1.2M grant from the J. A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation.

    ◦   Secured additional ($0.8M) university funds, matching-fund grants, supplemental grants and donations to fund START program in a budget-cut year.

    Mattress Brokers, LL C, Greenwood, MS
    Financial Consultant
    June 2010—May 2011

    After returning from nearly six years in China, employed as a Financial Consultant while job-searching for a role in higher education.

    ·        Facilitated creation of strategic plan, new commission structure,

    ◦   closed one site and

    ◦   opened a new site.

    ·       Recovered $180K in lost revenue.

    Consultant, Researcher, Faculty Member; Kunming, YN, China
    December, 2004—June, 2010
    Served in several full- and part-time roles while working on dissertation in Sino-U.S. Transnational Education in China:

    ·        Kunming Firmenich Aromatics | Trainer / Consultant (2004-2010)

    Firmenich is the world’s largest privately-owned company in the perfume and flavor business.

    o   Built organizational capacity in strategic management, leadership, and international business communications.

    o   Formulated and implemented competitive and equitable compensation plans.

    ·        Keuka China Programs | Assistant Professor of International Business (2007-2010)

    Keuka College’s joint-degree programs encompassed the largest Sino-U.S. transnational program.

    o   Taught Strategic Management, OD, Leadership, HRM, and Career Management to international joint-degree-seeking university students in three major Chinese cities.

    o   Implemented Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Challenge activities into the curriculum. Achieved average student rating of 4.58/5.00;

    o   Earned Excellent Professor award at the Yunnan University of Finance and Economics campus.

    ·        Kunming University of Science & Technology | Assistant Professor of English Communication (2006-2007)

    KUST was one of 43 state universities to be rated “Excellent, A” in 2006 by the Ministry of Education.

    o   Taught English Debate, Research Writing, and Survey of Western Culture to Chinese university students.

    o   Coached two students who ranked in the top five (out of 6,000 contestants) at the CCTV national English-speaking competition in Beijing.

    ·        Kunming Haina Panlong Training School | Vice Principal / OD Consultant (2004-2006)

    KHPTS was a privately-owned language school; most are franchisees of one of the “Big Five” language schools.

    o   Developed an English language school; built-out the rented space, hired and trained the teachers, and marketed the program to adults.

    o   Achieved #3 ranking (out of 200 schools) in Kunming.

    o   Supervised 26 administrative professionals and faculty members.

    o   Budgeted 720K monthly.

    1998-2003 Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
    Interim Assistant Registrar; June, 2002 – July, 2003
    ·        Reduced FTE (full time enrollment) State budget reporting from 24 days to ten days over a one-year period.

    ·        Reallocated one FTE (full time equivalent, 34K) due to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) training re-design.

    Interim Assistant Dean of Students; May, 2000 – June, 2002
    ·        Eliminated a six-month backlog of student conduct casework in one semester (at zero cost).

    ·        Recovered over $1M in lost alumni donations in one semester and nearly $2M over three semesters.

    Resident Hall Director, July 1998 – May 2000.
    Streit-Perham Hall: June 1999 – May 2000.
    ·        Led and managed (in one year) an athletic dormitory’s metamorphosis into a residence hall with an active hall council and student government.

    Orton Hall: July, 1998 – May, 1999.
    ·        Earned Washington State University President’s Award.

    ·        Earned Housing and Residence Life’s Professional Staff Member of the Year award.

    ·        Transformed (in one year) a last-apply-last-assigned residence hall known as “the Ghetto” into an active community that was voted “Residence Hall of the Year – Most Improved,” by the WSU Residence Hall Association.


    1993 –1998 | Oxford Wire & Cable Services (now Hayakawa Electronics America) | Oxford, Mississippi

    Human Resources Manager / Quality Assurance Manager / Production Control Manager / Assistant Manager for General Affairs
    ·        Reduced unemployment tax rate from 14% to 0.7%.

    ·        Slashed annual employee turnover from 30% to 12%.

    ·        Increased productivity from 64% to 89%.

    ·        Initiated successful ISO 9001:1994 registration/certification.

    1989 – 1993 | University of Mississippi | University, Mississippi
    Residence Hall Director
    ·       Developed an uninvolved international residence hall into an engaging community with an active hall government.

    ·       Organized men’s football (soccer) and women’s volleyball teams that became the first independent (non-Greek) teams at the University of Mississippi to win intramural sports championships.


    Trusted Partner | The Rejuvi Venture, LLC.

    Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) | Lamar University | Beaumont, TX

    Leading Assessment in Student Affairs Certification | Colorado State University Online & SAAL

    IPEDS Keyholder Level-1 Certification| Association of Institutional Research

    Security Awareness Training Certificate | Montana Department of Labor & Industry | Helena, MT

    Quality Matters® Applying the QM Rubric Certification |

    Leadership Institute Development Certificate | Idaho State University | Pocatello, ID

    Online Security Awareness Training | Idaho State University | Pocatello, ID

    Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) | Idaho State University | Pocatello, ID

    Project Success MethodSM Certification | Project Success, Incorporated (PSI) | Atlanta, GA

    TEFL Certification | International TEFL Training Institute | Phuket Town, Thailand

    Prime for Life! Alcohol/Drug Educator Certification | Prevention Research Institute | Lexington,  KY

    Successful Employee Relations | Kulman, Inman, Bee, Downing & Banta | New Orleans, LA


    Conversant in Mandarin and Japanese.


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