West Springfield, MA, 01089
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EducationDoctorate of Philosophy in Physical Education (Pedagogy/Administration)
Physical Education and Health Education, Springfield College, Springfield, Ma (ABD Fall 2013)
Dissertation Title: Characteristics and benchmarks for instructional effectiveness of new teachers in higher education.
Master of Science in Sport Management and Administration
Health, Physical Education and Sport, College of Health and Human Services, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania. (2004)
Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education and Sport
Health, Physical Education and Sport, College of Health and Human Services, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania. (2003)
Completed a duel degree in HPE and Athletic Training
Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Ma. 2012-2013
Responsibilities: The instruction of Anatomy and Physiology I and/or II, a 4 credit lecture and lab
Lab Coordinator and Adjunct Professor
Springfield College, Springfield, Ma. Fall 2007-Current
Responsibilities: Leading the five labs associated with the two-semester Human Structure and Function course for physician assistants, physical therapy, and sports biology students. Development of weekly lesson plans and coursework requirements needed for the undergraduate majors. I also instructed “Drugs and Society” for undergraduate majors. Also the instruction of two graduate courses: RSCH 610 Introduction to research methods and RSCH 612 Proposal.
Lehigh Valley College, Center Valley Pa, 2004-2007
Responsibilities: Instructed four to five courses per quarter and was the lead instructor for Anatomy and Physiology (three levels). Also taught Medical Terminology and Kinesiology for Medical Assistant and Massage Therapy Programs (45 sections)
Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pa 2006-2007
Responsibilities: Instructed five courses: Strength and Conditioning (3), Foundations of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Science (2) over a two semester time frame.
Quakertown Community School District, Pennsylvania, September 2004-2006
Responsibilities: Substituting all subject and grade levels throughout the Quakertown School District (three elementary, two middle and one high school)
IUP Aquatics, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15701, Summer 2002 to Spring 2004
Responsibilities: Swim instruction for students aged 2-16. I instructed various strokes, in addition to water safety techniques (including basic lifesaving).
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Freshman Orientation Leader
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Advising/Testing Department, Summer 2000.
Responsibilities: Test administration, peer advisor, resident assistant, workshop leader (cultural pursuit and Q &A), academic advisor
Pro-bono Fitness and Nutrition Consoler 2003- Current
Responsibilities: I frequently provide exercise programs, nutrition counseling, basic musculoskeletal evaluation, treatment, referral, and rehabilitation information.
Quakertown School District Coach 2004-2006
High School Track and Field Coach for both winter and spring boys programs
Responsibilities: Design and implement new strength and conditioning program for boys track/field team. Assist the athletic trainer with everyday duties.
Camp Counselor/Strength and Conditioning Coach
Camp Greylock, Becket, Ma, Summer 2004
Responsibilities: Overnight all sports camp, primary: strength and conditioning coach develop first strength program for 13-16 year old overnight campers. Secondary: live-in for seven 12-year olds for the summer.
Graduate Assistant Keystone Rehabilitation Systems
Marion Center Area High School, Marion Center, Pennsylvania 2002-2003
Responsibilities: High School athletic trainer, dedicated 1000 hours in various sports.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training
Athletic Training Facilities, Indiana, Pennsylvania. Fall 1999-Spring 2003.
Responsibilities: Student athletic trainer, rotations in clinic, softball, volleyball, football, and track and field
Dissertation Title: Characteristics and benchmarks of instructional effectiveness for new teachers in higher education. (Mixed-method study of 9 new teachers in higher education for 1 semester)
Unpublished Qualitative Project: How does the PETE (Physical Education Teacher Education) program prepare a new teacher?
Unpublished Thesis: Qualitative analysis of mentoring for new physical education teachers in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Other Research Interests: Implementing physical education teaching strategies into the human anatomy and physiology curriculum
K-12 Health and Physical Education Certification (Pennsylvania)
American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor
American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer Instructor (previously held certification)
National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (2004-2006)
Member American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance since 2000
American Red Cross Lifeguard and water safety instructor (currently updating)
Word Processing, Excel and Database, Power Point and Other Presentation Software
Extensive Internet and World Wide Web Knowledge
Instructional Technology (using technology in the classroom)
- Implementing technology inside and outside of the classroom to open lines of communication
- Led workshops to help other faculty implement technology into the classroom
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