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Summary of Qualifications

  • Six years demonstrated success in designing and facilitating training programs and learning environments, as well as appropriate methods of evaluation
  • Skilled trainer and presenter at the collegiate, professional, and national levels
  • Proven track record of effectively recruiting and supervising program participants
  • Knowledgeable in adult learning theories and retention strategies
  • Extensive e-learning and technology experience including proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Illustrator and Captivate, WebCT Vista, BlackBoard, Moodle, and Banner


Professional Organizations

National Academic Advising Association (N.A.C.A.D.A.), 2007-present

Professional Presentations

Rethinking Creativity

Presenter at the On Course National Conference; Raleigh, NC (Apr 2009)

To Tell the Truth

Presenter and Program Facilitator for the Kent State First Year Colloquium Saturday training sessions; Kent, OH (Feb 2005, Feb 2006, and Mar 2007)

Electronic Communication

Presenter at the Kent State First Year Colloquium Saturday training sessions; Kent, OH (Feb 2006, Mar 2007, and Mar 2008)

Students Teaching Students: The Power of Peer Instructors and Mentors

Concurrent Session Co-presenter at the On Course National Conference; St. Louis, MO (Mar 2006)

Pop Culture in the Classroom

Presenter at the On Course National Conference; St. Louis, MO (Mar 2006) and Houghton Mifflin College Survival Conference, Cincinnati, OH (Jun 2006)

Volunteer Experience

Crew Leader: Kent State United for the Gulf Coast, (March 2007)

Volunteer: Kent State United for the Gulf Coast, (January 2007)

On Course Ambassador: On Course (June 2006-present)


My career objectiveis to expand and enhance training program offerings through ADDIE-based curriculum design, content expert (CE) resources, and e-learning opportunities.

Work experience

Oct 2008Present

Educational Consultant

  • Provided consulting services to educators at the college and high school level on instructional strategies and curriculum development
  • Led college classes for freshmen students on topics such as money management, electronic communication, professional networking, and career exploration
  • Facilitated instructor training sessions on rethinking creativity, incorporating pop culture into course curriculum, and electronic communication
Jun 2008Oct 2008

Contract Trainer and Consultant

Charter Development Foundation
  • Co-delivered Wallet Smart money management training program for at-risk teenagers in the Akron Children Services system
  • Set up training sessions and operated technical support equipment
Dec 2007May 2008

Team Member, Student Success Programs

  • Assisted in the development and implementation of first year retention initiatives including the semi-annual Student Success Fair and the Student Help Center
  • Contributed to the development of departmental and program websites including First Year Experience, President's Summer Academy, and Kent Summer Academy
  • Coordinated meetings and weekly reports with the Assistant Director, program Graduate Assistants, and other student employees
  • Applied the ADDIE ISD model for use in renovating the First Year Experience: Flash Point (FYE: FP) course
May 2003Dec 2007

Undergraduate Program Leader

  • Evaluated core content areas and recommended program changes for FYE: FP instructor training
  • Developed and revised e-learning and classroom based curriculum, and managed the online delivery of curriculum via a WebCT Vista course
  • Designed classroom activities for instructors, interns, trainees, and trainers to address the needs of diverse student populations
  • Developed technology support materials for new organizational initiatives, which were distributed to nearly 12,000 students and over 400 faculty and staff members
  • Structured programming and activities for FYE: FP retreats for faculty members, including Deans, the Provost, and academic program coordinators
  • Created and published FYE: FP publications, including brochures, recruitment advertisements, program logos, and Intern and Instructor handbooks
  • Facilitated faculty training sessions for new campus-wide technology initiatives
  • Revised and redesigned the Instructor and Intern Handbooks
Nov 2005May 2006

Training Program Consultant

  • Resource coordinator for student trainers
  • Researched, designed, and applied new instructional structures and strategies for trainers to use in training courses
  • Redesigned comprehensive final exam
  • Attended weekly trainer seminars, observed training courses, and substituted for other trainers
  • Observed and provided feedback to student trainees teaching sample lessons
  • Developed and assisted in the implementation of activities for Saturday training sessions
  • Created weekly quizzes for trainers to utilize with their students


Clifton "Cliff" Barnes

Lauren Pernetti

Mrs. Pernetti served as my supervisor in several capacities between January 2003 and December 2007.

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