Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Willing to take on any task to support team and help business succeed. Stays on top of demands in fast-paced environments by effectively using slow periods. Maintains organized, clean and safe work areas with diligent attention to important details. Capable of identifying and quickly closing any knowledge gaps to offer value to the employer and team. Motivated to learn to learn new things, grow personally and excel professionally.

  • Student records management
  • Student needs assessment
  • Thesis Advisement
  • Student Research Guidance
  • Classroom Presentations
  • Academic Research
  • Lecturing
  • Student counseling
  • Academic advisement
  • Curriculum Development
  • Microsoft Office
  • ArcGIS & QGIS
  • WetSpa & Clue
  • RiverTools & TNTmips
  • ModFlow
  • SDSM
Ph.D.: Hydrogeology, Expected in 04/2018
TU Bergakademie Freiberg - Akademiestraße 6, 09599 Freiberg, Germany,
Master of Science: Irrigation Engineering, Expected in 07/2008
Haramaya University - Haramaya. Ethiopia,
Bachelor of Science: Agricultural Engineering, Expected in 07/2003
Hawassa University - Hawassa, Ethiopia,
Work History
Assistant Professor, 06/2018 - 03/2021
Marshall University Huntington, WV,
  • Performed research to serve as basis for academic writing for publication.
  • Took attendance, graded assignments and maintained student records to assist teachers with administrative tasks and maintain smooth daily operations.
  • Mentored students and communicated internship and employment opportunities.
  • Evaluated and supervised student activities and performance levels to provide reports on academic progress.
  • Helped struggling students by providing support outside of classrooms and consistently checking in on progress.
  • Review BSc, MSc and PhD Curriculum.
  • Developed MSc Curriculum in Engineering Hydrology.
  • Consultancy work with Awash River Basin Authority – Sedimentation Project with main responsibility – Land use land cove modeling, climate change impact on hydrology and sedimentation modeling.
  • Consultancy work Basin Development Authority – Assessing the impact of land use land cover and climate change on hydrology and sedimentation in the Wabi-Shebelle River Basin.
Lecturer, 07/2008 - 06/2018
University Of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN,
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to achieve student-centered learning.
  • Oversaw graduate student projects and advised on focus, methodology and report generation to meet preset standards.
  • Supervised junior lecturers' course development and recommended refinements to enhance student learning.
  • Advised on department hiring actions to help build cohesive and successful lecturing team.
  • Graded assignments according to strict institutional policies and upheld guidelines for academic integrity while disciplining plagiarism and cheating accordingly.
  • Designed and distributed lecture handouts to round out material and increase student understanding.
  • Held weekly office hours to work with struggling students one-on-one and increase GPAs.
  • Mentored undergraduate and graduate students in effective next-steps for education and career preparedness.
Instructor, 10/2003 - 10/2006
Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN,
  • Used learning assessments to regularly monitor student understanding of class concepts and materials.
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to achieve student-centered learning.
  • Tracked student progress, frequently checking in with struggling students and identifying root causes of problems.
  • Collaborated with administration to increase departmental budgets.
  • Created guides and course materials to reiterate lecture information and help students.
  • Implemented and optimized new curriculum and day-to-day instruction to align educational strategies with industry best practices.
  • Tested students on materials presented in workshops and classes to assess grasp of material.
  • Collaborated with team of 25 in the development of Sedimentation project.
  • Supervised team of 5 staff members.
  • Learning Excel: Data Analysis, LinkedIn - June 19, 2021
  • Water Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship, Cap-Net UNDP - June 6, 2021
  • Training on the use of Drones for Agriculture Monitoring, ICRC EcoSec Ethiopia - November 2-6, 2020
  • Food and nutrition security and its resilience to global crises conference - September 9 - 11, 2020
  • SWAT/APEX/FARMSIM Training, USAID Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) - February 8-12, 2016
  • Integrated Decision Support System (IDSS) Training, USAID Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) - June 9-13, 2014

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  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  • Haramaya University
  • Hawassa University

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