adjunct faculty social sciences resume example with 20+ years of experience

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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
Capella University Minneapolis, MN Expected in 2014 Ph.D. : Psychology (Research) - GPA : 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.  
Capella University Minneapolis, MN Expected in 2008 Masters of Science : Industrial/Organizational Psychology - GPA : Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Acted on an online education board for 6 years.  Used round-table discussions to improve online education delivery.  
Clarke College Dubuque, IA Expected in 2004 Bachelor's Degree : General Psychology - GPA : General Psychology
Work History
Digipen Institute Of Technology - Adjunct Faculty - Social Sciences
Redmond, WA, 2011 - Current
  • 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.
Spirax-Sarco - Health Facility Surveyor/Investigator
Bethlehem, PA, 2004 - Current

  • 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. 
Good Shepherd - Services Director
New York City, NY, 1996 - 2004
  • 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.
Peace Health - Health Services Assistant
Cottage Grove, OR, 1994 - 1996
  • Organize, schedule and take court ordered troubled youth to all health related appointments.
  • Medication administration.
Guttenberg Care Center - Certified Nursing Assistant
City, STATE, 1989 - 1996
Assisted the elderly with activities of daily living.  
  • 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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School Attended

  • Capella University
  • Capella University
  • Clarke College

Job Titles Held:

  • Adjunct Faculty - Social Sciences
  • Health Facility Surveyor/Investigator
  • Services Director
  • Health Services Assistant
  • Certified Nursing Assistant


  • Ph.D.
  • Masters of Science
  • Bachelor's Degree

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