Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary
Dedicated Professor bringing 4 years direct classroom experience, as well as +25 years in the healthcare industry.

My objective is to teach undergraduate or graduate students about the world of psychology utilizing my education in general psychology and industrial/organizational psychology. The life experiences I have obtained through 25+ years of health care employment, supervision and state government enhance my educational background. My strengths lie in critical thinking, research, the design of online course rooms and time management.  I am a committed professor specializing in delivering quality instruction in a variety of undergraduate courses, including psychology and research methods. 
  • Online course-room design
  • Course planning
  • Creative instruction style
  • Best practices in on-line instruction
  • E-learning programs
  • Extensive knowledge of abnormal psychology
  • PowerPoint
  • Clear communicator of complex ideas
  • Enthusiastic
  • Personable and approachable
  • Strong believer in utilizing real-life examples in understanding concepts
Work History
Adjunct Faculty - Social Sciences, 2011 to Current
Digipen Institute Of TechnologyRedmond, WA,
  • Waterloo, Iowa) on-call as needed.
  • Job Duties - I am on both the online and in-seat adjunct lists for class instruction.
  • My experience thus far is teaching psychology courses and research methods.
  • I am familiar with both teaching on campus and online teaching.
  • I have experience in setting up online course rooms and am familiar with Blackboard, Desire 2 Learn and Angel.
  • Demonstrated a continued commitment to undergraduate teaching through full participation in the college community.
  • Wrote course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments and handouts.
  • Planned, evaluated and revised course content and course materials.
  • Wrote, administered and graded midterm and final examinations.
Health Facility Surveyor/Investigator, 2004 to Current
Spirax-SarcoBethlehem, PA,

  • Conduct annual inspections of residential care facilities which include all facilities in Iowa for persons with intellectual disabilities, mental illness and the elderly. 
  • Conduct special investigations for the State of Iowa which include abuse allegations, complaints, and investigations in conjunction with law enforcement.  
  • This position requires consistent communication and instruction with health facility administration as well as state government officials. The position requires a strong knowledge of both state and federal regulations.  
  • Annual inspections include an examination of policies, record keeping, financial records, human resources activities, food service activities, social work records, medication management and health care provision. 
Services Director, 1996 to 2004
Good ShepherdNew York City, NY,
  • Supervised 6 program managers that directed operations of home/community based facilities for the intellectually disabled and mentally ill.
  • Conducted oversight of the entire program operation which included budgeting, human resource issues, and training.
Health Services Assistant, 1994 to 1996
Peace HealthCottage Grove, OR,
  • Organize, schedule and take court ordered troubled youth to all health related appointments.
  • Medication administration.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 1989 to 1996
Guttenberg Care CenterCity, STATE,
Assisted the elderly with activities of daily living.  
Ph.D.: Psychology (Research), Expected in 2014
Capella University - Minneapolis, MN
Published dissertation with Proquest regarding the State of Iowa's responses (specifically inpatient mental health care leaders) to mental health care budget cuts.  

Acted on an online education board for 6 years.  Used round-table discussions to improve online education delivery.  
Masters of Science: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Expected in 2008
Capella University - Minneapolis, MN
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Acted on an online education board for 6 years.  Used round-table discussions to improve online education delivery.  
Bachelor's Degree: General Psychology, Expected in 2004
Clarke College - Dubuque, IA
General Psychology
  • Certified in CPR/First Aid Past Crisis intervention Specialist trainer Certified Medication Aid Achievements/Activities 2011 Surveyor/Inspector of the Year for the State of Iowa PhD program- GPA 3.7 Master's program-GPA 3.6 All-expenses paid trip to NYC for my writing accomplishments as well as several published articles for online sights.
  • Member of St. John's Lutheran Church Board of Education/Alter Guild Past Sunday school teacher for St. John's Lutheran Church
  • Member of Capella University's Student Ambassador Program during Master's Program
  • Past Guttenberg, Iowa Daisy Girl Scout Leader for 2 years.
budgeting, financial, government, human resource, human resources, instruction, policies, psychology, record keeping, research, teaching
Additional Information
  • Interests include research, running, reading, gardening and traveling.

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