Lead Faculty Area Chair Humanities And History Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
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I desire a teaching position providing the opportunity to make a strong contribution within the college and community settings by utilizing and expanding upon my advanced education, skills, and teaching experiences including, but not limited to, the disciplines of art history, digital media, graphic design, humanities, art education, professional development, and studio art.

I have excellent communication and problem-solving skills and I provide professional and substantive feedback to both students and colleagues, establishing myself as a versatile and well-qualified candidate in this capacity. I am currently an adjunct instructor for Scottsdale Community College and lead faculty area chair in humanities and history for the College of Humanities and Sciences at University of Phoenix.

My goal is to advance my education in a doctoral degree program concentrating on teacher training, future educational and institutional change, and the design and critical evaluation of learning environments and curricula.

  • Innovative teaching methods
  • Accomplished researcher in education and art history
  • Inspiring lecturer
  • Effective use of multi-media teaching tools
  • Online course instructor
  • Innovative thinker
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Magazine print design and illustration
  • Design troubleshooting
  • Visual product development
  • Traditional fine art skills
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Graphic arts design

2012 Scholarship Symposium Presenter University of Phoenix

2011 Scholarship Poster Presenter University of Phoenix

2014 SCC’s Vortex publication art director – graphic designer - artist

2013 - 2014 University of Phoenix Scholarship Committee Member, Workshop Sub-Committee Chair

2013 University of Phoenix General Faculty Poster Session Presenter: "How the Humanities and Sciences support your Education"

2013 SCC’s Vortex publication and awards ceremony, provided primary graphics and visual support

2012-2014 Scottsdale Community College/Retro Muse Café – participant and student mentor

2012-2014 Facilitates Faculty Development Workshops: Prezi I & II in the Classroom (an alternative to PowerPoint)

2012 University of Phoenix General Faculty Poster Session Presenter: "Digitizing your Teaching"

2012 Certified QM Peer Reviewer, Quality Matters Program (Online Course Reviewer)

2011 Arizona Science Center Digital Daze participant: "Ecotones" Digital Media Project

2006 Recipient of Travel Grants for conference attendance – Art Education Dept. (UofA)

2006 National Art Education Assoc. – National Conference Presenter, Chicago, IL - Member

2005 National Art Education Assoc. – National Conference Presenter, Boston, MA - Member

2004 Study Abroad Fall Semester - Orvieto, Italy NAEA National Conference Attendee, Denver, CO - Member

2005 National Art Education Assoc. Student Chapter – Vice President, VP Past

2003 - 2005 Research and discourse within the following areas as they relate to art and education: multicultural theory, technology, visual culture, feminist pedagogy, and postmodern methodologies

2004 Study Abroad Travel Grant Recipient, Orvieto, Italy (UofA)

1999 thru 2001 Dean's List (ASU)

1996 thru 1999 Awards of Excellence (MCC & PCC)

Lead Faculty Area Chair - Humanities and History, 08/2013 to Current
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation New York, NY,
  • Supervises and evaluates 25 - 30 faculty members and their instructional methods.
  • Conducts periodical in class observations of faculty and compiles reports for consistent and effective instruction.
  • Reports and evaluates practices of online instruction, in class, and assessment behaviors of faculty.
  • Conducts quarterly Content Area Meetings for faculty.
  • Provides substantive coaching to faculty and facilitates and participates in regular faculty development workshops throughout the university.
  • Serves as a mentor for future faculty members through their mentorships.
  • Currently serves as chair of the Faculty Scholarship sub-committee for Workshops in 2014.
  • Gives feedback to College Campus Chairs and management concerning curriculum, materials, and course revision.
  • Serves as the Subject Matter Expert in the disciplines of History and Humanities.
Associate Faculty, 4/12 to Current
University Of Kentucky Lexington, KY,
  • Teaches several of the humanities, arts, and general education courses within the college of humanities and sciences including HUM266, HUM186, HUM114, ARTS230, GEN480, ARTS100, ARTS340, VCT236, and VCT300.
  • Designs engaging lecture materials, workbooks, and delivers curriculum to diverse student populations in the classroom setting.
  • Utilizes online grading and assessment software on a daily basis.
  • Contributes in all general faculty and content area meetings and graduation ceremonies as requested.
  • Participates and facilitates several faculty workshops (Prezi, Scholarship Posters, Career Development Workshops), informational presentations, advertising collateral (video and print), and poster sessions for University of Phoenix and its employees.
  • Serves on the following committees: Classroom Without Boundaries Faculty Advisory Board, and the Faculty Scholarship Committee.
  • Currently develops digital e-workbooks for courses that are implemented within the classroom setting.
Adjunct Faculty, 08/2010 to Current
University Of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN,
  • Teaches and designs ART, ARH, and Honors HUM courses both online and in-person at Scottsdale Community College.
  • Maintains a teaching load of 9 course hours each fall and spring semester.
  • Designs projects and delivers curriculum to diverse student populations.
  • HUM250-251 is a team-taught course where collaboration with faculty is imperative to the success of the course.
  • Challenges and motivates students through in-depth lectures and discussions.
  • Maintains Blackboard, Canvas, and WebCT Online tools for instruction (currently 'Canvas' is the online learning system being used).
  • Inspired students to translate their academic interests into the real world by taking positive actions.
  • Specific courses to digital media include: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.
Associate Professor, 5/09 to 8/11
Prairie Meadows Altoona, IA,
  • Taught approved as well as developed curriculum for digital media, art and art history courses.
  • Courses taught using advanced and innovative pedagogy while adhering to University guidelines.
  • Taught, developed and maintained online e-college courses and course shells and tracked student progress; assessed and evaluated using advanced evaluation rubrics.
  • Served as Student Showcase Producer during the 2010-2011 seasons and doubled student submission rates.
  • Co-developed and mapped new catalog program: Digital Media, and developed courses related to the program.
  • Coordinated and Facilitated 'Digital Daze' cross-disciplinary projects for the Arizona Science Center (ongoing 2011 & 2013).
Adjunct Instructor, 5/03 to 12/05
The Art Center For Design College City, STATE,
  • Taught approved curriculum to students within a formal classroom setting.
  • Motivated and encouraged students to stimulate interest and enthusiasm about subjects taught.
  • Utilized emotional intelligence and tracked student progress; assessed and evaluated using TACDC rubrics.
Graduate Assistant Instructor, 1/05 to 5/05
The University Of Arizona City, STATE,
  • Created course proposal for approval and taught upper-class undergraduate Art Education Course.
  • Displayed the ability to develop effective lessons and teaching strategies to future art educators.
  • Introductory techniques of web-based technology & design skills taught to beginning students.
Art Director, Designer, Desktop Publisher, Print Consultant, 1996 to Current
Freelance Graphic Designer City, STATE,
  • Advertising coordinator, art director and designer for multiple clients in both national and international markets.
  • Marketing solutions for a variety of industries including: entertainment, publishing, fine art, private and healthcare.
  • Communicates edits and final products for multiple projects to printers, media outlets and web consultants.
Advertising Designer, 6/06 to 2/07
Pioneer Press, Sun Times Newsgroup City, STATE,
  • Served as the production graphic designer of advertisements, front-page designs, Special Sections and Community Guides for 60+ Chicago weekly Suburban Newspapers and publications.
  • Coordinated with sales staff regarding composition and layout of various advertising collateral.
  • Ad Creator, InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat utilized on a daily basis.
Graphic Designer/Asst. Art Director, 07/2002 to 02/2003
Maricopa County Library District City, STATE,
  • Designed both print & web based art collateral for special functions and programs throughout the district.
  • Compiled the monthly calendar and all press releases for scheduled programs and events.
  • Organized and managed high-level output of regional educational and informational collateral materials.
Advertising Coordinator, 1/02 to 9/03
Barclay Communications City, STATE,
  • Reserved ad space, produced layout and transferred files for National Studios' movie ads for regular and alternative print media outlets in SW markets.
  • Designed print signage & ads for other commercial clients.
  • Built a familiar and positive rapport with diverse groups of professionals.
  • Daily use of MS Excel, Word, QuarkXPress, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and FTP file transfer software required.
Senior Production Assistant, 2000 to 2001
Arizona State Press, ASU City, STATE,
  • Graphic Design and page layout of daily University Newspaper including special editions from conception to finished product.
  • Page layout, ad design, front-page cover design and print design for brochures, ads and catalogs for campus associations included.
  • Familiar with Image setters, chemicals and their maintenance.
Masters of Arts: Art Education, Expected in 2008
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Bachelor of Arts: Art History, Expected in 2001
Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting, Expected in 2001
Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ
Associate of Arts: Art, Expected in 1998
Mesa Community College - Mesa, AZ

Proficient in advanced professional levels of graphic design, desktop publishing and presentation software in both Macintosh (OS X) and PC operating systems including: Adobe CS6, InDesign and Go Live 5, QuarkXPress 4, CS6 Dreamweaver, MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Quicken/QuickBooks, e-college Microsoft and html coding knowledge, ecollege, Canvas, ecampus, WebCT, Canvas, and Blackboard for online course management (OLS and LMS), 10-key by touch, and typing 50 wpm

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  • University of Arizona
  • Arizona State University
  • Arizona State University
  • Mesa Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Lead Faculty Area Chair - Humanities and History
  • Associate Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Associate Professor
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Graduate Assistant Instructor
  • Art Director, Designer, Desktop Publisher, Print Consultant
  • Advertising Designer
  • Graphic Designer/Asst. Art Director
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Senior Production Assistant
  • Masters of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Associate of Arts