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Cynthia Jackson, PhD, Educational Development

Cynthia Jackson

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 

Dr. Cynthia L. Jackson
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Education:


Ph.D. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Major: Educational Development: Policy Analysis
Doctoral Dissertation: A Study of the Relationships Between Administrators’ Characteristics and the Implementation of Mandated Change in Higher Education in Ohio

M.A. The Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
Major: Elementary Education

B.A. Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
Major - Sociology
Minor - Elementary Education

Professional Positions:

External Scholar, Intercultural Open University Foundation, 2008-Present

Administrative Chair and Professor, Division of Education 2006 – 2008
University of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas and St. Croix, USVI

  • Reported to the Provost
  • Oversight of Division operations according to University policy
  • Established a unified Division of Education between the two island campuses in policies, procedures and processes, curricula and course offerings, and oversight of island programs
  • Review, develop and refined articulation agreements with post secondary institutions in the eastern Caribbean and USVI governmental agencies.
  • Developed a three-year strategic plan to embark on initial accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Completed implementation of the first year.
  • Led the faculty in establishing an infrastructure conducive for NCATE including organizational structure, faculty development, conceptual framework development, BA and MA program reviews, development of an assessment system, initiating partnerships with education agencies in the territory
  • Conducted yearly evaluations and provide resources to support faculty development and research.
  • Faculty hiring.
  • Student counseling and advisement
  • Determined the allocation of resources for the Division to meet its purpose
  • Worked collaboratively with other division chairs as the academic leadership team of the University

Professor 1999- 2005
Graduate College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH
  • Reported to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Graduate College Dean
  • Academic and dissertation advisor for 20 Ph.D. students. Graduated 15 students.
  • Taught doctoral research seminars and courses on research design and methods
  • Convened doctoral colloquia
  • Served on faculty governance committees
  • A faculty representative for North Central Association reaccreditation for Union Institute & University
  • Participated in activities and served on committees to further the development of the University

Dean 1997-1999
Graduate College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH
  • Reported to the President
  • Strategic planning and academic program development. Successfully completed is phase.
  • Budget management
  • Managed academic programs to ensure academic integrity and excellence in scholarship
  • Managed and coordinated the activities of over 60 Graduate College faculty members geographically dispersed
  • Initiated and finalized the articulation agreement with the University of Buea, Republic of Cameroon (African Initiative)
  • Continued the oversight of the United Teachers of Dade Doctoral Program
  • Continued the development of the Caribbean Initiative
  • Continued the expansion of the teachers’ union program
  • Continued the expansion of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative
  • Performed regular faculty development evaluations
  • Resolved academic integrity and scholarship concerns within the context of University policies
  • Worked collaboratively with the chairs of faculty governance committees
  • Mentored new and experienced faculty to provided needed support
  • Student counseling and advisement
  • Represented the University to a variety of agencies and constituencies

Associate Dean / Director of New Initiatives 1996-1997
Graduate College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
The Union Institute, OH

 

 

  • Reported to the President
  • Established new Graduate College office in Miami, FL
  • Facilitated and managed the implementation and evaluation of new and continuing academic initiatives
  • Responsible for budget management for new initiatives
  • Oversight of the United Teachers of Dade Doctoral Program
  • Continued the development and expansion of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative
  • Initiated, designed, developed and administered the implementation of a program to offer the Union Ph.D. to people living in the Caribbean (Caribbean Initiative)
  • Review and refine the articulation agreements with teacher unions
  • Reviewed faculty course submissions
  • Participated in decisions on faculty development and evaluation
  • Made recommendations for the resolution of academic integrity and scholarship concerns within the context of University policies
  • Participated in mentoring of new and experienced faculty to provided needed support
  • Represented administration on administrator and faculty search committees
  • Represented administration on faculty governance committees: Faculty Appointments and Status Committee, Academic Process and Review Committee, Personnel Committee, Policy Waiver Committee, and Scholarship Committee.
  • Conducted on-site assessments of learning activities and environments
  • Student counseling and advisement, and recruitment

Assistant Dean 1993-1996
Graduate College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH
  • Reported to Graduate College Dean
  • Reviewed dissertations for quality control
  • Initiated, designed, developed and implemented a program to offer the Union Ph.D. to blacks who teach at and or are graduates of historically black colleges and universities in the United States (Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative)
  • Represented administration on faculty governance committees: Faculty Appointments and Status Committee, Academic Process and Review Committee, Personnel Committee, Policy Waiver Committee, and Scholarship Committee.
  • Administrative advisor for the Graduate College Leaner Council
  • Conducted on-site assessments of learning activities and environments
  • Student counseling and advisement, and recruitment

Director of Ph.D. Program/Associate Professor 1991-1992
Administration and Leadership, School of Education, Barry University, Miami, FL
  • Reported to the Dean
  • Developed and implemented a new Ph.D. program in Administration and Leadership; insured that the program would meet Southern Association regional accreditation guidelines for a new degree program
  • Student recruitment and application assessment for the Ph.D. program; student counseling and advisement
  • Mentored faculty for the Ph.D. program
  • Taught a doctoral level course on diversity and leadership

Educational Consultant, Fort Lauderdale, FL 1990-1991
  • Reported to the Director of Professional Development, Florida Department of Education to evaluate principal training programs for the State of Florida Department of Education

Director, Practicum Research Section/ Professor 1987-1989
National Ed.D. Program for Educational Leaders, Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Reported to the Executive Director of the National Ed.D. Program
  • Designed, developed, and implemented a new research component for students to conduct their capstone action research projects
  • Hired, trained and monitored faculty to teach the research component
  • Lead faculty member of the teaching of the research component
  • Academic advisor to 10 doctoral students

Supervisor, Instructional Analysis Department 1984-1987
Division of Evaluation and Research Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, FL
  • Reported to the Associate Superintendent of Evaluation and Research and the Associate Superintendent of Instruction
  • Establish a new department
  • Initiated and managed research projects to assess the school district’s response to desegregation of administrators, teachers, and students.
  • Conducted evaluations of instructional methods used in elementary schools in relation to student achievement
  • Analyzed standardized test scores based on race, gender and family income

Head, Outreach and Research Department 1982-1984
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
  • Reported to the Director of the School
  • Established a new department for a new public, residential high school that operated out of the Office of the Governor of the State of North Carolina
  • Designed, developed and implemented the initial institutional research system
  • Designed, developed and implemented research on the school
  • Conducted a needs assessment of the science and mathematics education needs of teachers and students throughout North Carolina.
  • Facilitated ways to address the science and mathematics education needs of teachers and students throughout North Carolina, especially the remote areas of the State
  • Worked with the School’s Development Department to obtain funding for science and mathematics education needs in the State
  • Represented the School on State committees and advisory boards
  • Coordinated, wrote proceedings and evaluated national conferences sponsored by the School
  • Developed summer science and mathematics workshops for teachers and students in North Carolina
  • Hired staff



Coordinator, Training, Institute for Effective Integrated Education 1980-1982
College of Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Reported to the Director of the Institute
  • Provided Organizational Development consultative services on desegregation to 9 middle, junior and senior schools in Columbus and Cleveland, OH through a federal grant.
  • Developed and evaluated training programs and materials for the principals, teachers, students, parents and community stakeholders in the 9 schools
  • Trained Institute staff to conduct training programs
  • Served as a member of national desegregation evaluation teams for school districts and states

Professional Introduction Program Instructor 1978-1980
College of Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Supervised and evaluated pre-service teachers’ field experiences

Teacher 1973-1978
DeKalb County Public Schools, Decatur, GA
  • Taught grades 4 through 6, primarily science, mathematics and reading
  • Sixth grade chairperson for two years
  • Served on a team of teachers to develop the elementary science curriculum for the school district

Publications:


Demystifying Research: A Primer for Novice Researchers. 2007. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. (Co-author G. R. Taylor)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A Reference Handbook. 2003. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. (Co-author E. Nunn)

African American Education: A Reference Handbook. 2001. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

"Students as Conflict Resolvers in Schools: Two Models that Work." Dealing With Youth Violence: What Schools and Communities Need to Know. Bloomington, IN: National Educational Service, 1995. (Editor R. M. Duhon-Sells)

"Minority Gifted: Not So Minor." Pi Lambda Theta. Bloomington, IN: Pi Lambda Theta, 1994. (Co-author A. Sacks)

"Equal Access to Education: The Elusive Butterfly." Record in Educational Administration and Supervision. Dayton, OH: Wright State University, 1993. (Co-author E. Bell)

"Education Reform Depends on Problem Clarity." Planning and Changing: A Journal for School Administrators. Normal, IL: Illinois State University, 1991. (Co-author C.M. Achilles)

Designing Programs for Adults: Let's Not Overlook Andragogy. ERIC, 1990 (Co-author L.A. Duvall)

"Educational Attainment of Blacks and Hispanics." Equality and Excellence in Education: A Reassessment. Indiana University Center for Urban and Multicultural Education: Bloomington/Indianapolis, IN, 1989.

Digging Into Literature, by M.F. Hay & M. Kuntz. (Review by C.L. Jackson in Gifted Child Today.) 1989.

Digging Into Language, by C.R. Heymsfeld. (Review by C.L. Jackson in Gifted Child Today.) 1989.

Digging Into Logic, by B. Post. (Review by C.L. Jackson in Gifted Child Today.) 1989.

"The Lab School Revisited." National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal. Dayton, OH: Wright State University, 1988-89. (Co-author C.M. Achilles)

"Compare With Care." The AASA Professor. Arlington, VA: American Association of School Administrators, 1988. (Co-author C.M. Achilles)

Benefits of a Developmental Kindergarten Program. ERIC, 1988. (Co-authors J.D. Wagner, E.M. McNamara).

Planning a Developmental Kindergarten Program. ERIC, 1987. (Co-authors J.D. Wagner, E.M. McNamara).

Status of Laboratory Schools. ERIC, 1987.

Teaching for Thinking: Creativity in the Classroom, by D.R. Clasen. (Ed.) (Review by C.L. Jackson in Gifted Child Today.) 1987.

Adventure With Logic, by M. Scheonfield & J. Rosenblatt. (Review by CL Jackson in Gifted Child Today.) 1986.

"Look Before You Research." Educational Horizons. Bloomington, IN: Pi Lambda Theta, 1985. (Co-author M.F. Haines).

 



"Communicating With Your Gifted Child." Gifted Child Today. Mobile, AL: G/C/T Publishing Company, Inc., 1985.

"Mobilizing Industrial Partnerships to Enrich and Enhance Science and Mathematics Education." Educational Horizons. Bloomington, IN: Pi Lambda Theta, 1983.

"Student Discipline, Disproportionality and the Law." Student Discipline: Legal, Empirical and Educational Perspective. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press, 1983. (Co-authored with D.G. Carter).

Research in Education. "Volume I - Discipline"; "Volume II Grouping and Tracking/Special Education"; "Volume III - Additional Findings: Discipline." ERIC, 1983. (Co-authored with C.M. Achilles).

Report on the Evaluation of the Field Component of the Professional Introduction Program: 1978-1980. ERIC, 1981. (Co-author R.C. Callahan).

Research, Evaluation and Grants:


Proctor and Gamble, Cincinnati, OH. $10,000 grant awarded for two years for computer assisted learning for Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative colloquia, Graduate College, Union Institute & University, 1997-1998.

A Study of Predominately Black Schools Districts' Identification of Black Gifted Students. Bloomington, IN: Pi Lambda Theta Research Award. ($5,000 research grant awarded), 1992-1993. (Co-researcher A. Sacks).

Teacher Educators’ (ATE) Task Force on Gender Equity in Education, Miami, FL. Reviewer of the Task Force's position statement and strategic plan, 1992.

School Enhancement Institute for Elementary School Teams - Evaluation Summary Report. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Education, 1990-1991.

Summer Leadership Seminar for Middle Grade Principals - Evaluation Summary Report. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Education, 1990-1991.

Report on Dade Adult Public Schools Administrators' and Instructors' Needs Assessment. Southeast Florida Training Center for Adult Literacy, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL. (1990)

Florida Educational Research Association, Tallahassee, FL. Reviewer of paper presentation proposals for the statewide conference, 1989.

A Study of the Causes of the Differences Between Black and White Students' Achievements on Standardized Test - Final Report. Jacksonville, FL: Duval County Public Schools, 1986.

Feasibility of a Laboratory School at The University of North Florida. Jacksonville, FL: University of North Florida, 1986.

Post-Secondary Educational Attainment of Black, Hispanics, and Whites: 1976-1985. Jacksonville, FL: University of North Florida, 1986.

Exemplary Curricula Ideas, Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, FL, Evaluator, 1986.

Kindergarten Auditory Perception Program, Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, FL, Evaluator, 1986.

Research Advisory Assembly, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC (Assembly funded with a $5,000 grant from the North Carolina Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education), 1984.

Network for Research, Development, and Evaluation of Science and Mathematics Education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Evaluator, 1984.

A State's Response to Educational Alternatives: The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Evaluation Plan. Durham, NC: State of North Carolina, 1984.

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Research Advisory Assembly - Final Report. Durham, NC: State of North Carolina, 1984. (Co-author C.M. Achilles).

North Carolina Elementary and Secondary Science and Mathematics Teacher Summer Institute, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC. (1983). (Institute funded with a $10,000 grant from the Lowe's Corp.).

North Carolina 7th and 8th Grade Student Summer Science Workshop, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC. (1983). (Workshop funded with a $5,000 grant from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation).

Parent and Student Science Program, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC. (1983) (Program funded with a $5,000 grant from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation).

Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering (SECME), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Design and development team member) 1983.

Phi Delta Kappa Commission on Discipline, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, Data analyst, 1983.

Governor's Task Force on Science and Technology, Raleigh, NC. (1983). Evaluator of findings and recommendations.

A Study of Issues Related to Discipline, Grouping and Tracking, and Special Education in New Castle County, Delaware Desegregation Area. Dover, DE: Delaware State Board of Education, 1983. (Co-author C.M. Achilles).

Energizing and Mobilizing Partnerships for Science and Mathematics Education in North Carolina - Final Report. New York: The Richard Lounsbery Foundation, 1982. ($30,000 grant awarded.)

Conference for Mobilizing Industrial Partnerships for Science and Mathematics Education, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC. (1982). Developer and Evaluator.

Student Leadership Academy, Institute for Effective Integrated Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (1981-1982). Developer, implementer and evaluator.

Indiana Department of Public Instruction, Indianapolis, IN, Evaluation team member on components of desegregation plan, 1982.

The School Study Council of Ohio, Inc., Columbus, OH, Evaluator of program components, 1982.

Synergetic Development, Inc., Columbus, OH, Data analysis, 1982.

Montgomery and Jefferson Counties Public Schools, OH, Evaluation team member on components of desegregation plan, 1982.

Columbus Public Schools, Columbus, OH. (1980-1982). Evaluation team member on components of desegregation plan.

Cleveland Public Schools, Cleveland, OH, Evaluation team member on components of desegregation plan, 1980-1982.

Delaware State Board of Education, Dover, DE, Evaluation team member on components of desegregation plan 1981-1982.

Phi Delta Kappa Commission on Discipline, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (1981). Data analyst.

Indiana Desegregation Center, Indianapolis, IN, Evaluation team member on components of desegregation plan, 1981.

Kent State University, Kent, OH. Workshop presenter to pre-service teachers on school desegregation, 1981.

Council for Minorities and Females in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering (Subcommittee for the Governor's Task Force on Science and Technology). Raleigh, NC. (1983). Development and evaluation team member.

An Institute to Develop Self-Discipline in Junior High and Middle Schools in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio - Interim and Final Reports. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Research Foundation, 1981. (Co-author G.S. Pinnell).

Institute for Effective Integrated Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (1980-1982). Development and evaluation team member.

Principal and Teacher Retreats, Institute for Effective Integrated Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (1980-1982). Developer and Evaluation Team Member.

Evaluation of Field and Clinical Experiences in the Professional Introduction Program. Columbus, OH: College of Education, The Ohio State University, 1979. (Co-author R.C. Callahan).

 



Major Professional Presentations:



Natural Scholarship Shifts of Academics. Keynote speaker for the Florida Memorial University Faculty Senate Conference, Miami, FL, 2008.

A Means to Increase the Number of Black Ph.D.s in the United States. Presented at the National HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC 1997.

Empowerment and Social Responsibility: The Academy's Role. Presented at the American Council on Education Educating One-Third of a Nation Conference, Kansas City, MO, 1995.

Diversity ... An Agenda Item for Tomorrow's Successful Leaders. Presented at Florida Business Education Association Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1992.

Building Parental and Community Support to Help Black Children Succeed. Presented at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, 1990.

The Active-Intervention Practicum (ATP) Model. Presented at the Annual Conference of the University Council for Educational Administration, Phoenix, AZ, 1989.

Designing Programs for Adults - Let's Not Overlook Andragogy. Presented at the Conference on Non-Traditional/Interdisciplinary Programs, Virginia Beach, VA, 1989.

The Lab School Revisited. Presented at the Southeastern Educational Research Association Meeting, Nashville, TN, 1988.

Benefits of a Developmental Kindergarten Program. Presented at the Florida Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL, 1987.

Assessing the Differences in Black and White Students' Achievement Test Scores in Primary Grades. Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 1986. Presented at the Florida Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, 1985.

Assessing the Effectiveness of a Public Residential High School for Gifted Students. Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 1984.

Being Gifted at Home: Parent-Child Communication. Presented at the North Carolina Conference on Education of the Gifted and Talented, Winston-Salem, NC, 1983.

Educational Options for the Gifted. Presented at the North Carolina Conference on Education of the Gifted and Talented, Winston-Salem, NC, 1983.

Administrative Characteristics That Affect the Implementation of Mandated Change in Higher Education. Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, 1982.

An Assessment of a Model for Developing Student Leaders as a Factor in Improving School Discipline. Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, 1982.

Establishing a Sense of Belongingness for Students in Newly Desegregated Schools. Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 1981.


University Teaching and Service:


Middle States Commission of Higher Education, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix and St. Thomas, VI. An academic administrator representative. (2007).

Graduate Council, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix and St. Thomas, VI. Member. (2006 – present)

Interdisciplinary Educational Studies Task Force, Graduate College, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH. Lead faculty program developer (2004-2005)

Ohio Board of Regents. Graduate College, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH. A faculty representative on the self-study review team for reauthorization. (2003-2004)

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Graduate College, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH. A faculty representative on the self-study review team for re-accreditation. (2003-2004)


Faculty Appointments and Status Committee, Graduate College, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH. Chairperson. (2002-2004)

Faculty Appointments and Status Committee, Graduate College, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH. Member. (2001)

Faculty Personnel Committee, Graduate College, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH. Member (2001-2002).

Assistant Dean Search Committee, Graduate College, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH Faculty member. (2002).

“Conceptualizing and Framing Research: The First Step”, Graduate College Seminar, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH. (2000-2005).

“Educational Research: Analysis and Application”, Doctoral research course. Graduate College, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH. (2001-2005)

“Program Development: The Human Side”, Graduate College Seminar, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH. (2000).

Convene academic entry colloquia for new doctoral students, Graduate College, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH. (1995 - 2005).

Individual prospective student consultations and assistance with application narratives, Graduate College, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH. (1995-2005)

“Cross-Cultural Understandings”, Graduate College Seminar, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH. Co-convened with Dr. Anu Mitra. (1995)

Convening recruitment meetings, nationally and internationally, for perspective doctoral students. Graduate College, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH. (1993-2000)

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Weekend Retreat, Graduate College, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH. Developer and implementer. (1995-1999)

Beverly Smith radio show in Baltimore, MD. A call in show to talk about the need to increase the number of black Ph.Ds in the United States, and The Union Institute and its HBCU Initiative as a means to enable blacks to seek the Ph.D. degree. (1998).

“The Harlem Renaissance in South Florida” Graduate College Seminar, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH. Co-convened with Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields. (1994)

“School Law and Policies” Graduate College Seminar, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH. Co-convened with Dr. Cherie Lohr. (1993-1996)

“Multicultural Education and Educational Leadership”, College of Education, Barry University, Miami, FL. Doctoral course developed and taught. (1991-1992)

Black Student Association, Barry University, Miami, FL. Faculty advisor. (1991-1992)

Advisory Committee for the Laboratory School, Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, FL. (1988-1989) Committee member.

“Practicum Research”, Nova University, National Ed.D. Program for Educational Leaders, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Doctoral research course developed and taught. (1987-1989)

Nova University Laboratory School, Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Member of advisory board. (1988)

Professional Development:

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Orientation Conference. (2007). Participant

National Summit on Africa, Atlanta, GA (1998). Participant.

National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education, San Antonio, TX and Orlando, FL. (1997-1998). Participant.

National Black Family Summit, Myrtle Beach, SC (1996-1998). Participant.

National HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference, Jackson, MS (1996-1997). Charter participant.

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Conference, Washington, DC (1995-1999). Participant.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ role, status and future in American higher education. (1994-2001) Self-directed study of the topic.

National Curriculum Study Institutes, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC. (1983) Participant.

Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement (TESA), Phi Delta Kappa, Shaker Heights, OH. (1981) Trained to be program workshop coordinator.

Ohio Department of Education, Columbus, OH. (1981) Doctoral internship to participate in the State’s inspection of elementary and secondary schools.

Ohio General Assembly, Education Committee, Columbus, OH. (1980) Doctoral internship to draft education legislation for the State.


Professional Consultative Services:


Florida Memorial University, School of Education, Miami, FL (2008). Conduct review and make recommendations for the rubrics assessment system to meet National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) guidelines and Florida regulations for teacher education.

United States Virgin Islands Department of Education. (2007). Provided assistance in the design of a Future Teachers of the Virgin Islands program.

United States Virgin Islands Department of Education. (2006-2007). Team member to determine the PRAXIS II cutoff scores for the US Virgin Islands.

Doctoral committee external scholar and research consultant for doctoral students at various universities. (1998 to 2006)

Florida A&M University, School of Education, Tallahassee, FL. (1999). Advisor on the development of a distance learning doctoral program for Africa.

Florida Micro Business, Fort Lauderdale, FL. (1992). Advisor on the development of the staff-training component of the company.

Greensboro Area Mathematics and Science Education Center, Minority Students Education Network Pre-College Program, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC (1990) Assist the program director on curriculum development.

Project LEAD, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC. (1989) Assist to the project director on development of training modules for school administrators.

Natural Science Division, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, FL. (1986). Curriculum reviewer.

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Jacksonville, FL. (1985). Developer of customer service survey.

North Carolina Women and Economics Conference, Raleigh, NC. (1983) Conference developer.

Academic Faculty of Educational Foundations and Research, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (1981-1982). Guest lecturer on school desegregation.

American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Conference, Chicago, IL. (1978). Reviewer of paper presentation proposals for the national conference.

DeKalb County Public Schools, Decatur, GA. (1976). Curriculum developer for the elementary science curriculum.


Community Service:


Board of Directors, Ascension Peace Presbyterian Church Child Care Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2005 to 2006) Member of the Board and advisor to child care center director on planning, curriculum and school district policies.

“To Be or Not to Be –Is Totally Out of the Question: A Village Where No Child Fails.” International Preparatory Institute, Atlanta, GA. (2005). Graduation keynote speaker.

Election Protection Volunteer, People for the American Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2004)

“Honoring Black Men in the Community.” Ascension Peace Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2004) Keynote speaker.

GlobeVest Foundation, Denver, CO (2000 to 2004) Education advisor to CEO on providing learning opportunities for people of color, nationally, in K-12 and adults.

“Creating a Caring, Inclusive Community of Ladies.” Ascension Peace Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2000). Keynote speaker.

Ascension Peace Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL (1987-1993; 1996 to 2004). Sunday School teacher, Christian Education Committee chairperson, Girl Scout Troop presenter.

Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, FL (1984-1987). Community Program Development Committee chairperson.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Alumnae Chapter, Jacksonville, FL (1985-1987). Community Service Program Committee chairperson.

Encampment for Citizenship, Luquillo, Puerto Rico. (1969) Criminal justice system observer associated with Punta Lima Prison Camp and activities coordinator at Pueblo del Niño (Boy's Town).

Atlanta Association for Retarded Children, Atlanta, GA. (1968). Coordinator of summer camp experiences for inner city mentally challenged children ages 6 through 10.

Professional Memberships:

• American Educational Research Association
• Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
• Phi Delta Kappa - International Honorary Education Society
• Pi Lambda Theta - National Honorary Education Society

Recognitions:

• Certificate of Recognition from the Graduate College Faculty of Union Institute & University for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Initiative, Cincinnati, OH (2000)
• Florida Business Education Association Distinguished Service Award (1992)
• Westview Elementary School Certificate of Recognition, Miami, FL. (1992)
• W.M. Raines High School Community Service Award, Jacksonville, FL. (1987)
• YWCA Women of Achievement Recognition Award, Durham, NC. (1984)
• Resolution - North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Board of Trustees, Durham, NC. (1984).