Summary

Please see  below as well as my  E- Port Folio that is linked above.

DISTANCE LEARNING EXPERIENCE 

Business Law, Criminal Justice, Ethics, Human Resources Online

·I have taught and developed over 22 different courses on all major Distance Learning platforms (Blackboard, ANGEL, Desire to Learn etc) for approximately 10 years.

·My courses are used as models in both the States of NC and Missouri.

··My courses contain multi-media, numerous external links, and are also voice enabled so that active discussions in real time (no typing) can be had in each learning module\

·My courses also use Video Conferencing with a free download where students can see and hear each other and myself, even if they have dial up and no Web Cam.

·My courses are totally interactive between the student and the content, the student and his or her classmates and the student and myself!

 I have total knowledge of course developmentand have presented numerous paper on “Quality and Distance Learning” at Blackboard Conferences and all major Distance Learning Conferences.     

    EDUCATION

      Jurist Doctorate, St. John’s University, School of Law, New York, NY

      1975, Graduated in Top Third of Class.

      Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

      1968, History.  Graduated cum laude with highest departmental

      Honors and upon academic scholarship (Clara Bartlett Scholarship)

      Obtained Dean’s List status all semesters, University Phi Theta Kappa

      Honors and junior honors.

     Nassau College, Garden City, New York

    1966, Political Science. Dean’s List all semesters, highest Departmental Honors.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 1975 to 1999:     Practicing Attorney from 1975 until 1999; active Trial Attorney specializing in the fields of Criminal Justice, Bankruptcy, and Civil Litigation.
  • Admitted to US Supreme Court in 1977.
  • Retired in 1999 to teach college.
  • 1999 to Present- College Professor from my Retirement (1999 to Present) teaching both synchronous and asynchronous classes.


COLLEGE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught a variety of undergraduate  level courses in several different areas. I have successfully taught Business Ethics, Real Estate, Real Property Law, Small Business Administration, Consumer Law, Law and the Layman, Business Administration, Business Procedures, Personal Finance Corporations, Management, The Internet in Business, Business Law, all courses in Criminal Justice and several others.

My most recent have been at  the University of Bridgeport ( CT), Husson University ( MA). and at Waldolf College ( Iowa)

All my teaching has been met with success with both the faculty and the professors. My classes have been given the “superb” rating by the student’s themselves.

I have also developed a variety of Distance Courses. Some of them are: Human Resources, Business Law, E- Commerce, and Small Business Management. All are prepared with the latest templates of the Virtual Community Project and produced for ease of use and filled with content.

 All adhere to the specific college’s academic policies and directives.   

 WEB 2.0 TOOLS FOR ALL MY CLASSES

  • All my Distance Learning Courses are truly " cutting edge" using many Web 2.0 tools .
  •  Recently awarded a VIP Award from Grantham University for innovation in Distance Learning Development.

        To see see a few of the Web 2.0 tools please see below:  (Click to Review)

TAKE A MULTI MEDIA TOUR OF OUR BUSINESS LAW CLASS BY DR. RUSS MEADE!

http://voicethread.com/share/562833/

CLICK HERE AND PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

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AN AUDIO REVIEW OUR SYLLABUS FOR BUSINESS LAW 315!

http://www.screencast.com/t/ODhhZDExMzIt

LET'S DISCUSS AND DEBATE USING OUR MICROPHONE OR WEB CAM!

http://voicethread.com/share/562892

YOUR THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS ON THIS NEW MULTI MEDIA TOOL!

http://voicethread.com/#q.b768817.i4093930

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS TRAINING

  • I am a certified Zenger-Miller Facilitator Said certification is used in most of the Fortune Five Hundred companies to train their top line managers.
  • I also have a North Carolina real estate license (Inactive) and was certified by the Real Estate Commission to teach all areas of real property for those taking the examination.
  •  In addition, I have attended the Disney Institute’s “Keys to Business Excellence” seminars.
  • I also have been selected by the State of North Carolina as a Core Developer of Business Courses for long distance learning. I have successfully completed several courses in distance learning teaching and course development.
  • Curriculum and Professional Development Projects Review team-Virginia
  • Selected to be KEY NOTE SPEAKER AT  GRADUATION
  • Successfully completed numerous Distance Learning Faculty Training Courses

GREATEST ASSETS                             

  • Enthusiasm and love for the subject and teaching.
  • I have high energy and am extremely creative and have the ability to make learning a relaxing and uplifting experience.

MILITARY SERVICE

United States Air Force

July 1968 to July 1972.

Staff Sergeant 

Honorable Discharge and

Good Conduct Medal                                 


Work History

Work History

I teach ALL ONLINE for the University of Bridgeport, Husson University, and Waldolf College

TOTAL EXPERIENCE

SEVERAL~

I have taught and developed over 22 different courses on all major Distance Learning platforms (Blackboard, ANGEL, Desire to Learn etc) for approximately 10 years.

Education

Education

JURIST DOCTORATE

ST JOHN'S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

Certifications

Certifications

QUALITY MATTERS

QUALITY MATTERS

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Dr. Mitch House

Florence-Darlington Technical College

P.O. Box 100548

Florence, SC 29501-0548

Phone: 843-661-8117

Mitch.House@fdtc.edu

Dean, School of Business

 

Dean Lamar Younginer

Florence-Darlington Technical College

P.O. Box 100548

Florence, SC 29501-0548

E-Mail: Lamar.Younginer@fdtc.edu

Phone: 843-661-8117

Fax: (843)676-8500

Director, Online College & Web Services

 

Dr. Marie Hansen, J.D., Ph.D.

Dean, College of Business

Husson University

One College Circle

Room 241 Peabody Hall

Bangor, ME 04401

hansenm@husson.edu

207- 973-1081

Dean, College of Business

 

Reverend Everett Chapman

139 Armstrong Lane

Lake Lure, NC 28746

Tel: 828-625-4662

fairfieldmtnchpl@bellsouth.net

Minister

 

 

 

Dean James Perkinson

Tidewater Community College

Chesapeake Campus

1428 Cedar Road

Chesapeake, Va. 23322-7199

Tel: 757-822-5100

jperkinson@tcc.edu

Dean of Business Department

 

Dr. Lloyd G. Gibson

University of Bridgeport

230 Park Avenue

Mandeville Hall, Room 106

Bridgeport, CT 06604

lggibson@bridgeport.edu

203-576-4385

Dean, School of Business

Please also see:

 

COURSE EVALUATIONS

http://russmeade.wordpress.com/course-evaluations/

STUDENT COMMENTS

http://russmeade.wordpress.com/student-comments/

 

All the below listed Reference Letters have:

 

  1. the senders name,
  2. senders e-mail link,
  3. their position with the college or university,
  4. as well as       their professional association with myself

 

To Whom It May Concern

Re: Professor Russ Meade

Professor Meade is an instructor that continuously develops his instructional methods.

Professor Meade incorporates various mediums of technology to meet the needs of his students.

He engages students though providing more in-depth content and providing both asynchronous and synchronous interaction with students.

Russ is also an instructor that also assists other instructors and higher education professional apply emerging technologies.

It is my pleasure to recommend Professor Meade as a progressive instructor and constant professional.

Pamela Dunnington

Instructional Designer ,


Dear Sir:

 

“I number Russ as one of the best in academia in the application of technology for online learning as well as a model of faculty commitment to online students. Of more than 150 active courses during any given week with over 100 hundred faculty involved, Russ stood out from the rest in the outstanding way that he worked with online students. My team designed the curriculum but Russ made courses come alive by applying other technologies and media. He was extremely engaging with students by being virtually available at any given time, using virtual conferencing to collaborate with students, and frequently offering online virtual office hours.

Faculty feedback showed that students well-regarded him. We were so impressed with his use of technology and his commitment to students that we invited him to present to all of us at our annual Academic Affairs offsite. I had not seen this done in previous years since the offsite tended to be singularly focused on business and process. The Provost felt that we needed to shift our focus and become more student-centric and we believed that Russ could provide tremendous insight on our strategic direction. His presentation and feedback was outstanding.

I am now at a different university coaching faculty in the use of technology for online and blended courses – In my mind Russ serves as a model on what others can become.” August 17, 2010

 

Mark Eaton Dean of Engineering and Computer Science,

 

Re: Recommendation” Russ Meade

Russ is a professor who truly understands the most important characteristic to effective online learning - interaction! His communication with students is constant, meaningful, and effective. He is always available to his students through the creative use of innovative communication tools, such as Skype. This has an immeasurable effect on student learning and, more importantly to administration, on student retention. He would be a valuable addition to the faculty of any institution of higher learning, especially in an online environment.

Brent M. Ferns, Sr. ,

Global Faculty - Online

Re: Recommendation- Dr. Russ Meade

I recommend Russ Meade for any professional position or future endeavors pursued. He shows great character and professionalism in all his responsibilities.

He has taken the teaching field to great lengths by making the learning experience rewarding and challenging.

Russ is a great asset to the students and staff. Russ has a wonderful personality and works well with groups or on an individual level. Support and motivation to succeed are two of the great qualities he possesses in the workplace and in networking environment.

Russ has a great knowledge in the field of Business Law and displays a level of understanding for all college level students to consume and display in the workplace. I would recommend Russ Meade for any future endeavors he should pursue. Thanks Teresa Bratt Upstate Area Coordinator Limestone College Gaffney SC

Teresa Bratt ,

Upstate Area Coordinator ,

Re: Letter of Recommendation: Dr. Russ Meade

To Whom It May Concern:

I would gladly recommend Dr. Russ Meade for any employment ventures he may pursue in the future.

Mr. Meade is a very interesting and intriguing gentleman. He has always been described by our students as an interesting and fun instructor. I have found him to be thought provoking and intelligent, with a desire to share knowledge and assistance with the students, as well as the faculty and staff at Limestone College. If I can supply any additional information, please let me know at anytime. Respectfully submitted, Ms. Buffie Hayes Bmhayes68@charter.net” January 28, 2010

Buffie Hayes , administrative assistant


Russ Meade is as dynamic as they come and has a true passion for teaching online.

Students love his classes and the high level of interactivity he achieves using innovative tools and approaches!”

Suzanne Lindley ,

Professor ,

Dear Sir:

Russ is a dynamic professor who fully utilizes cutting-edge technology in his courses. Excellent at motivating students to engage in meaningful communication.

Tina Vires ,

Coordinator of Disability Services

Re: Recommendation - Dr. Russ Meade

Russ and I came together almost ten years ago in a collaborative effort to develop several online courses.

Our work together, opened the door to each of us going on to develop and teach many online courses.

Finding content and making the course interesting while making it educational became the goal in each of our separate endeavors after those first couple of courses.

Russ’s students enjoy his kind and open style of teaching and interacting while learning and exploring their subject matter.

This recommendation is for Russ, who is willing to reach out and help others in their distance learning and online teaching experience

Eileen Ludwig ,

Professor Web Multimedia Interactive Graphics Design , Tidewater Community College
worked with Russ at Tidewater Community College

Respectfully submitted,

 

Dr. Russ Meade

 

 

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