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Summary

Eight years of leadership experience in the non-profit education sector. Six years of experience in program development, staff training, supervision and evaluation. Five years of experience in preparation and maintenance of department budgets. Four years of experience in grant writing and fund development.

Education

20122016

Instructional Design & Development, Doctoral Program

University of South Alabama 
20002005

B.S. Psychology

Louisiana State University

Work experience

2015Present

Consultant

STEMWorks, LLC

Mobile, AL Consultant Provided curriculum development services for the JROTC STEM Leadership Academy serving over 144 9th-12th grade students in Southwest Alabama. Provided program evaluation services including the development of a program logic model, evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and final reports. Provided grant writing services related to the JROTC STEM Leadership Academy. Grant writing activities are currently underway.

2015Present

Graduate Assistant

USA Leadership & Teacher Education Department
Mobile, AL Graduate Assistant, Southeast Regional Robert Noyce Connections Grant Support the planning, coordination and implementation of the 2016 and 2017 Southeast Regional Noyce Conferences(NSF Grant ID#150043). Assist conference leadership team with needs assessment, evaluation, and data analysis. Communicate with 70 active Noyce projects in 9 southeastern states to promote conference events and facilitate event registrations.
20142015

Program Director

USA Leadership & Teacher Education Department National Science Foundation Primary
Develop the Sakai-based online Southeast Regional Noyce Network, an online learning platform to engage Noyce affiliates between the 2016 & conferences. Mobile Area Education Foundation Mobile, AL Program Director, Elementary and Middle Grades Raised over $350, 00 in grants and contracts for FY 2014-15 from national and local programs including the National Academy of Sciences, Mobile County Public School System, United Way of Southwest Alabama and Hargrove Engineers+Constructors. Primary investigator for NSF(DR-K12 #0918769) Engaging Youth through Engineering Module Study to develop middle grades integrated STEM curriculum; project ended August 2015. Member of MAEF Executive Leadership Team to contribute to the development of the overall strategic planning and direction of the Foundation, including securing strategic partnerships with local and national funders. Provide leadership and overall direction of all elementary and middle grades academic and workforce development programs including: Reading Buddies, Vital Link, Engaging Youth through Engineering, and Partners, in Education. Plan, develop, and lead professional development workshops for Teachers, Business and Community Leaders in STEM education, Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards. Collaborate with Mobile County Public School System District Leaders, the largest school system in Alabama, to develop and implement the K-8 STEM strategic plan including curriculum selection, curriculum development, teacher and principal professional development, and evaluation of student impacts over time.
20112013

Project Manager of

NSF DR-K12 EYE Module
Mobile Area Education Foundation Mobile, AL Engaging Youth through Engineering, Assistant Director
20082009

Biology Lab Director

The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
Mobile, AL Health & Biology Lab Director Develop educational programs for BioLab, Chemistry Lab, Explore This! Cart Activities, Birthday parties, Overnight visits, school field trips and traveling exhibits; Over 25 educational programs. Collaborate with public, private and home schools to develop curriculum relevant laboratory activities; Programs implemented over 9 months Train, supervise and provide educational support to all education staff. Collaborate with Education Team to develop annual programs, teacher preview guide, departmental budget and programming budgets. Synergistic
20112016

Investigator

National Science Foundation Primary
Investigator The EYE Module Study(DRK-12 #0918769) was a five-million-dollar curriculum development project. Led the development of 8 integrated STEM units, the EYE Modules. The EYE Modules are developed by an interdisciplinary team of math, science, engineering and technology content experts, business leaders, and curriculum writers in Alabama and Massachusetts.
20122015

Program Director

Toyota USA National Science Foundation Primary
EYE on STEM Leadership Academy Program Director The purpose of the $150,000 program was to build capacity to expand and sustain STEM education in Mobile County, AL. Over 500 teachers, principals, district administrators, business and community leaders participated over three years. The resulting product was the Mobile County STEM Community Blueprint presented at the Mobile County 2015 STEM Community Conference. 2015 Leadership Mobile Participant The mission of Leadership Mobile, a program of Mobile United, is to seek, train and empower leaders who are committed to supporting and leading community growth and progress through networking and collaborative problem solving.
20072008

Administrative Secretary

Thomas Hospital
Fairhope, AL Administrative Secretary
20062007

Mental Health Associate, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility

Christian Care Communities
Danville, KY Mental Health Associate, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility
20052006

Program Development Coordinator

Christian Care Communities
Shreveport, LA Program Development Coordinator Supervise Senior Lagniappe Food Program(1500+ beneficiaries). Managed budget, fundraising campaigns, volunteers, food package delivery. Coordinated approximately 150 volunteers.
20042005

Manager

Extra Mile, Region VII, Inc Sci-Port Discovery Center
The. Shreveport, LA Founded a new community service organization, South Webster R.A.C.E.(Reaching Across Communities Everywhere). Develop and implement community service programs including: Christmas Food Packages, Sibley United Methodist Kids Kamp after school program. Raised over $18,000 in monetary donations, donated goods, professional services. Recruited, trained, managed
20012005

Science Educator

Sci-Port Discovery Center
Shreveport, LA Science Educator Demonstrated educational programs in all galleries of the museum. Developed educational programs covering topics such as Astronomy, Paleontology and Chemistry. Trained new employees in educational programs in all galleries. References Available upon request p.

Skills

MS Office Suite
Camtasia
SnagIt
QDA Miner
Spider Strategies
Balanced Scorecard

Synergistic Activities

2011-2016 · National Science Foundation · Primary Investigator

The EYE Module Study (DRK-12 #0918769) was a five-million-dollar curriculum development project. Led the development of 8 integrated STEM units, the EYE Modules. The EYE Modules are developed by an interdisciplinary team of math, science, engineering and technology content experts, business leaders, and curriculum writers in Alabama and Massachusetts. (See EYE Module Impact Report)

2012-2015 · Toyota USA EYE on STEM Leadership Academy · Program Director

The purpose of the $150,000 program was to build capacity to expand and sustain STEM education in Mobile County, AL. Over 500 teachers, principals, district administrators, business and community leaders participated over three years. The resulting product was the Mobile County STEM Community Blueprint presented at the Mobile County 2015 STEM Community Conference. (See Toyota STEM Blueprint)

2015 · Leadership Mobile · Participant

The mission of Leadership Mobile, a program of Mobile United, is to seek, train and empower leaders who are committed to supporting and leading community growth and progress through networking and collaborative problem solving.

Publications & Conference Presentations

Van Haneghan, J., Harlan, J., & Dean, M. (in press) Issues in the design, testing, and scaling up of a middle school integrated STEM engineering focused curriculum. Research in K-12 STEM Education, Policy and Practice [Special issue]. Research in the Schools

 

Martin, S. F., Green, A., & Dean, M. (2016) African American Women in STEM Education: The Cycle of Microaggressions from P-12 Classrooms to Higher Education and Back. In Thomas, U., & Drake, J. (Eds.), Critical Research on Sexism and Racism in STEM Fields (pp. 135-143). doi:4018/978-1-5225-0174-9.ch007

 

Harlan, J., Pruet, S., Van Haneghan, J., Dean, M. (2014) Using Curriculum-Integrated Engineering Modules to Improve Understanding of Math and Science Content and STEM Attitudes in Middle Grades Students. ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Indianapolis, IN.

 

Pruet, S., Van Haneghan, J., Dean, M., (2013). Using the E in STEM as a Catalyst for Science and Mathematics Curriculum Reform in a Large School District. American Society for Engineering Educators. Atlanta, GA.

Pruet, S., Dean, M., Duke, J., (2013). Engaging Youth through Engineering (EYE) Modules: Integrating and Bringing Relevance to Core Middle Grades Mathematics and Science Content. NSF Successful STEM Ed: STEM Smart Conference. Atlanta, GA.

 

Van Haneghan, J., Pruet, S., Dean, M., DeCristofano, C., Waltman, R., (2012). Keeping an EYE on Things: Classroom Observation and Fidelity of Implementation. P-12 Engineering and Design Education Research Summit. Washington D.C.

Professional Organizations

2016Present

American Evaluation Association

20122015

American Society of Engineering Educators

20112014

National Science Teacher Association

20112014

Alabama Science Teacher Association

20112013

Alabama Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Coalition