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Summary

Over a broad career in both managerial and instructional roles, I've meshed creativity and passion with skills in leadership, communication, and motivation to enhance educational experiences and student learning.

With an in-depth understanding of human interaction/relations, leadership, management, and operations coupled with a formidable social perception, I innovatively design and deliver course content as an Adjunct Professor, Manager, and Consultant.

I create classroom and online experiences for varied learning styles using innovative and compelling approaches to boost student interest and understanding.

Education

Ed.D., Educational Leadership

Emphasis in Transformative Leadership

Dissertation

Understanding Disinterest: How Online Undergraduate Students Perceive and Respond to Disengaged Faculty Members

Link to Dissertation: http://dune.une.edu/theses/173

  • Doctoral dissertation focused on identifying faculty behaviors online undergraduate students perceived negatively; behaviors with the potential to deteriorate student satisfaction and success in online learning environments.
  • The study provides data and findings for future research and will assist faculty and institutions with improving faculty-student interaction in asynchronous online learning environments.

Teaching

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

As an Adjunct Professor at Robert Morris University Illinois, I teach the "Role of the Professional in Society" (Human Relations), "Operations Management", and "Small Business Management" undergraduate classes. I develop and conduct interactive in-class experience-based learning activities as well as written assignments consistent with the students' knowledge base, skill competency, and individual learning needs. I correct and provide substantive feedback to students for homework, quizzes, tests, written and in-class assignments promptly. I serve as a professional role model for students in the areas of collaboration, communication, excellence, and appearance.

TakeLesssons.com

Jul 2013Present

Instructor

Teach Guitar to students of all ages and those with special needs ONLINE and IN-STUDIO.

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Substitute Teacher

Substituted in grades K-12. Boosted confidence in students, promoted a positive and supportive learning environment.

Skills

Instruction, Development, Management, and Leadership

Industriously Teach, Mentor, Guide, and Manage diverse groups of individuals in varied environments as an Adjunct Professor, Consultant, and Manager.

Optimize performance of teams and high-velocity and dynamic ambient, refrigerated, and frozen 3PL distribution centers, cross-docks, and warehouses for Kraft Foods, Hormel Foods, The Home Depot, Kmart, and multi-client operations.

  • Intellectual agility and strategic mindset with the particular ability to define, gather, analyze, and synthesize data from a disparate perspective augmenting forward-looking solutions to increase positive outcomes.  
  • Exceptional communication of business and management subject matter calibrated to the needs and learning styles of culturally, economically, geographically, and professionally diverse groups of individuals. 
  • Adept user of spreadsheets and advanced Excel formulas for analysis, forecasting, planning, reporting, in addition to BlackBoard LMS, Microsoft: Access, Excel, Project, Visio, Word, PowerPoint; Google Suite, WebEx, Zoom, HTML, SQL.

Leadership & Operations

iGROUPone LLC

Jan 2009Present

Strategic Advisor

Advance business development, operational performance, and profitability with revamped or newly constructed plans, processes, and procedures. Strengthen performance, process, and quality control with proper realignment of administrative tasks, business development, and operational activities with market, industry, and regulatory requirements.

Southshore Companies

Oct 2007 Dec 2008

Director of Operations

Successfully developed and implemented company-wide quality program, which culminated in ISO registration and improved operational performance. Directed distribution center operations comprised of more than one million square feet of multi-client facilities located in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Connecticut.

    Kuehne+Nagel

    Dec 2004 Oct 2007

    Distribution Center Manager

    Sparked operational performance improvement and led financial turnaround of K+N's Chicago multi-client distribution center operations by consolidating five facilities not producing desired results in an existing building and a new pharmaceutical and food grade operation, affording opportunities to acquire new business and cross-sell existing clients.

    DHL Supply Chain

    Oct 2000 Aug 2004

    General Manager

    Instilled team-based continuous improvement culture, which reinvigorated enthusiasm among employees and increased participation on all levels. Regional Operational Metrics Coordinator. Regional Safety Team. Integration Team for Power Logistics acquisition.

    Led and managed operations for three 3PL facilities including a KRAFT FOODS 560,000 square foot distribution center, a HORMEL FOODS 140,000 square foot refrigerated distribution center, and a HOME DEPOT 90,000 square foot 232 door cross-dock facility.

    Kmart Corporation

    May 1998Oct 2000

    Operations Manager

    Supervised 2nd shift operations for a 1.5 million square foot semi-automated distribution center. Oversaw all departments and directed 18 managers and 175-350 associates. Pilot DC for new WMS—Manhattan.

    Volunteer