employment

July 2017-Present

Chair and Professor, Department of Political Science

Management Activities

  • Lead and evaluate seventeen faculty members and one administrative assistant in operations of the Department.
    • Charge and staff four governance committees within the department
    • Support departmental needs through advocacy efforts within the College of Social Sciences and the University
  • Supervise and assess more than thirty courses across four degree programs
    • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Political Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
    • Master of Public Administration
  • Advance mission of the department as aligned with College of Social Science and University strategic goals
    • Lead efforts to recruit and retain students to graduation
    • Develop and initiate new programs to maintain market relevance
    • Support scholarly professional development among faculty
    • Develop scholarly development systems to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to participate in scholarly activities

June 2016-June 2017

Interim Dean, The Graduate School

Management Activities

  • Lead the Graduate School office staff in daily operations of the unit. This includes oversight of the following operations:
    • Recruitment of new graduate students
    • Admission of new graduate students
    • Manage the graduate assistant appointment process
    • Maintaining graduate student records
    • Oversight of graduate student degree audit functions, comprehensive exams, intent to graduate, thesis vetting, and degree clearance.
    • Manage graduate student grade appeals, concerns, low GPA, and program dismissals.
    • Supervise and evaluate Graduate School office staff.
  • Serve as Chair of the Graduate Council. Ensure that new course proposals and applications for graduate faculty status are discussed and acted upon by the Council in a timely manner. Organize student appeals committee for assistance with graduate student appeals. Recognize outstanding graduate student and faculty accomplishments. Communicate with graduate faculty about graduate education topics.
  • Budget Management. Responsibly manage OOE, student labor, GTA allocation, and other budgets assigned to the unit.
  • Member of Academic Council: Primary policy-making body of the Division of Academic Affairs

Highlights

Leadership Activities

  • Advocate for graduate student and faculty interests. Represent graduate student and faculty at various committee meetings as assigned within the university. Provide funding for graduate student conference travel or equipment grant program each semester. Organize FHSU participate in the annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS).
  • New program development. Collaborate with academic deans and department chairs in developing new graduate-level curriculum proposals for consideration by the Academic Council.
  • Lead the MLS program:
    • Advise five current MLS concentrations (International Enterprise Leadership, Global Management, Social Networking Management, Rural Advocacy, and Global Professional English)
    • Administer and grade MLS comprehensive exams each semester for IDS core
    • Administer all MLS Culminating Experiences across the university (IDS 810, 820, & 899)
    • Manage an efficient MLS IDS core schedule (IDS 801-804) each semester through use of adjuncts and on-campus resources.
    • Identify qualified instructors to teach on campus and Virtual College sections of IDS core courses.
  • Assess the IDS core (IDS 801-804) each semester

June 2015-May 2016

Acting Chair, Department of Political Science

Management Activities

  • Responsible for the efficient and timely production of
    • Class schedules;
    • Program curriculum;
  • Facilitation of faculty citizenship and initiatives that serve the mission of the university;
  • Facilitation of student relationships and initiatives that serve the mission of the university;
  • Management of departmental budget and resources;
  • Management of the departmental office including the administrative staff;
  • Leadership in faculty development activities and opportunities

Highlights

Leadership Activities

responsible for effectively producing or facilitating

  • Collegial governance of the department
  • External communication;
  • Continuous quality improvement of the instruction, service, scholarly activity, and processes of the department;
  • Innovation in program design, faculty support, hiring and retention, pedagogical delivery and technology, and other areas;
  • Work habits that facilitate the sustainable accomplishment of departmental, college, and university goals.


August 2015-June 2016

Director of Liberal Education

Management Activities

To supervise the Liberal Education curriculum through

  • The learning outcomes for the Liberal Education program.
  • Chair the Liberal Education Committee
  • The subset of the Liberal Education outcomes that define the General Education program.
  • The curricular map defining the courses in which the General Education outcomes are expected to be achieved.
  • The rules by which a course is defined as a member of the General Education curriculum.
  • Solicit, review and recommend courses for inclusion in the program.
    • Assessment of General Education Outcome achievement rates.
    • The strategic plan for the Liberal Education program.

Highlights

Leadership Activities

To strategically advance Liberal Education at FHSU through a number of critical roles:

  • Advocate: To promote the Program among its various constituencies and recruit outstanding instructors to serve as members of the General Education faculty.
  • Facilitator: To develop policies, procedures and processes which will expedite the operation of the Program and optimize its impact.
  • Ombudsman: To mediate differences and resolve conflict in the university learning community associated with the implementation and content of the Program.
  • Reformer: To remind faculty, administration and students that General Education program is a "living" concept susceptible to reform and change

May 2011-May 2016

INternship and Assessment Director, Department of Political Science

Management Activities

  • Teach the POLS 689 Internship course
  • Assess student learning in the internship environment
  • Maintain contacts for student internship opportunities

Highlights

Leadership Activities

  • Develop and maintain relationships with internship providers
  • Review and revise the internship assessment program
  • Advocate for internships within the major requirements

August 2009-May 2016

Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science

Management Activities

  • Review and process all applications for graduate admission
  • Recruit new students and engage in efforts to encourage persistence through the course of the degree
  • Work in conjunction with the department chair to schedule classes
  • Advise students in the five concentration areas offered by the department
  • Assess student learning outcomes through the courses and degree programs
  • Chair the Political Science Gradaute Studies committee

Highlights

Leadership Activities

  • Advocate on behalf of the students, faculty, and program
  • Develop new program and curricular opportunities
  • Review and revise the degree culmination process
  • Represent the department on the Master of Liberal Studies steering committee
  • Liaison with the Graduate School office and other graduate programs

For employment more than ten years past, please refer to my curriculum vitaE.