To leverage knowledge and skills gained through doctoral study and a lifetime of professional experience in a variety of fields (secondary education, banking, health care and government contracting) to make a positive difference to the University of Richmond, its students and their future students, and the community.
08/2012 to Current
Competitive Bidding LiaisonPalmetto GBA/Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina － Columbia, South Carolina
Note: The Competitive Bidding Program is designed to protect the Medicare Trust Fund while maintaining beneficiary access to medically necessary equipment.
The Program requires suppliers of durable medical equipment (e.g., walkers, oxygen, diabetic testing strips) to bid for the right to be reimbursed by Medicare.
The law requires there be Competitive Bidding Liaisons located throughout the country to assist stakeholders.
Ensure supplier compliance with contract and Medicare policies.
Includes gaining and maintaining expertise in pertinent laws and regulations, conducting research, and making recommendations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servicing (CMS).
Educate stakeholders about the Competitive Bidding Program.
Includes presenting to groups ranging in size and interest from a handful of social workers to dozens of suppliers of durable medical equipment to hundreds of Senior Medicare Patrol volunteers.
Help stakeholders navigate the program effectively, explaining policy and procedure clearly and simply and solving complicated issues efficiently.
08/2006 to 06/2012
English Teacher and Yearbook AdviserPrince George's County Public Schools, Central High School － Capitol Heights, Maryland
Created, implemented, and refined, on an ongoing basis, effective classroom management strategies and lesson plans that Encouraged students to attend class.
Allowed students to learn in an environment of respect and acceptance.
Provided structure and organization that allow students to understand and meet expectations, thus ensuring success.
Yearbook Adviser: created four attractive and informative books on time and under budget.
11/2005 to 06/2006
English TeacherAnne Arundel County Public Schools, Old Mill Middle School South － Millersville, Maryland
taught ninth through twelfth graders ranging in ability from those that struggle to read to Advanced Placement students.
Implemented strategies for differentiated instruction, empowering all students to work to their potential.
Worked effectively with parents and leveraged available resources to help students succeed.
Extended Learning Opportunities: tutored students in danger of earning a rating of Basic on the English High School Assessment, Maryland's standardized test at that time.
Proctored and administered standardized tests on a regular basis, efficiently and without incident; completed non-instructional duties cheerfully and efficiently, using the opportunity to get to know my own students in a non-classroom setting and meet other students.
08/2005 to 11/2005
Student TeacherAnne Arundel County Public Schools, Mary E. Moss Academy － Crownsville, Maryland
Note: The Mary E.
Moss Academy is the alternative high school for students who have been expelled.
02/2005 to 06/2005
Social Studies TeacherAnne Arundel County Public Schools, Mary E. Moss Academy － Crownsville, Maryland
02/1999 to 06/2001
AnalystCompass Bank － Birmingham, Alabama
Note: The Service Quality Initiative (SQI) at Compass Bank was charged by the Chief Executive Officer with improving inefficient and redundant processes throughout the bank.
An SQI team would gather concerned parties from affected areas and create a more efficient, less costly process.
Facilitated groups charged with reengineering internal processes.
Presented findings to decision makers.
Used data to drive decisions.
Followed up with affected areas to ensure compliance with refined and improved procedures.
05/1998 to 02/1999
Personal BankerRepublic Bank － Flint, Michigan
Acted as de facto branch manager in the absence of a true branch manager.
Honed valuable customer service and interpersonal skills.
07/1987 to 01/1998
AnalystCentral Fidelity Bank － Richmond, Virginia
Gained skill creating and using information from databases.
Gained general understanding of bank marketing and accounting.
Education and Training
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityABD, Education - Curriculum, Culture, and Change GPA: 3.94 Dissertation: Pedagogical (Un)Knowing: Understanding Teachers (Mis)Understanding Students
University of PhoenixGPA: 3.94
BA: English and EconomicsThe College of William and Mary － VirginiaEnglish and Economics
Activities and Honors
Innovative and caring teaching. Qualitative or quantitative education research. Excellent written and oral communication. Scrupulous attention to detail. Ability to collaborate well with colleagues at all levels and in every area of an organization.
Koth, L. J. (2016). Motivation through routine documentation. American Secondary Education 45 (1), 59-69.