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Work experience

Aug 2010Jun 2011

Post-doc Teaching Fellow

Harvard University Graduate School of Education

Fall 2010-Spring 2001

Course T-330: School Instructional Leadership Seminar and Practicum  (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

  • Develop and teach leadership theory and practice using project-based learning, case discussions, group consultancies, reflective journaling, quarterly essays, and rounds practice on the topics of adult development theory, leadership interventions, systems thinking, and strategies for delivering effective feedback.

Spring 2011

Course E-1034: Adult Development  (Harvard Graduate School of Education with Robert Kegan, Professor)

  • Lead an asynchronous section of adult development theory using case analysis, group discussion, online forums, and written essays
  • Provide weekly group and individual feedback on applying Kegan’s theory

Spring 2011

Course A-817: Building Institutional Capacity for Large-Scale Education Reform (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

  • Assist with course development, management, and evaluation of students’ case study projects on the international reforms of Chile, Brazil, and South Africa.
Jun 2008Jul 2010

Graduate Researcher

University of South Florida

Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost

  • Research, interpret, analyze, and compile descriptive statistics and data reports on a number of projects using IPEDS. Conduct literature reviews, code, and summarize the findings for a mixed methods faculty survey.
Jun 2007Jun 2008

Graduate Research Associate

University of South Florida

Department of Adult, Career, & Higher Education

  • Collaborate on a LUMINA foundation grant ($500k).
  • Responsible for grants management, planning and facilitating of meetings with national and local policy advisory committees. Participate as a national team member on multiple projects and initiatives.
  • Compile data for both quantitative and qualitative projects.
  • Recruit study participants. Interview faculty and administrators on transfer-related state policies.
  • Produce Institutional Research Board (IRB) reports, meeting summaries, and evidence-based policy briefs. Present research findings at professional conferences
Jun 2005Jun 2007

Academic Advisor

University of South Florida

USF College of Education

Direct and lead freshman summer orientation (400 plus students).

  • Advise incoming transfer students from diverse ethnic and academic backgrounds.
  • Collaborate with undergraduate admissions, career counseling, and the office of orientation.
  • Review and verify transferability of academic credits including military, dual enrollment, and AP credit using Banner.
  • Maintain confidentially of student academic records.
  • Mentor graduate interns.
Oct 2003Jun 2005

Graduate Program Assistant

University of South Florida

School of Art & Art History, College of the Arts

  • Coordinated and managed paperwork for eight tenure-track full-time faculty positions as well as processed all applications for the MFA and MA graduate-degree programs.
  • Worked in conjunction with the department chair annual state accreditation paperwork (SACS) and ten-year national (NASAD) on-site review.
Oct 2001Jun 2003

Director of Education

New Art Center

  • Responsible for providing leadership, support, communication and direction to ensure efficient operations vital to the New Art Center’s goals including the planning, designing, overseeing of the adult educational programs and center’s polices. Also responsible for strategic planning, budget, finance, facilities management, human resources, and marketing of educational programs.

Theatre Arts Teacher

Mansfield Public School System

  • Developed and taught theatre arts program for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students including script writing, improvisation, debating, and speech communication. 
  • Directed and produced school musicals and plays.

Refereed Publications

Slotnick, R.C. & Janesick, V.J. (2011). Conversations on method: Deconstructing policy through the researcher reflective journal. The Qualitative Report,16(5).

Slotnick, R.C. (2008). Higher education administrators’ perceptions of accelerated mechanisms in teacher education. Journal of the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, p. 259-268.

Ignash, J.M. & Slotnick, R.C. (2007). The specialized associate degree in teacher education:  Effective pathway or degree proliferation? Community College Review, 35(1), 47-65.



-Florida (expires 2015)



Professional Affiliations

Member (Current) American Education Research Association

-Division D—Measurement &          Research Methodology

-Division G—Social Context of Ed

-Division J—Postsecondary Education

-Qualitative Research (SIG)

-Systems Thinking in Education (SIG)

Member (Current), ASHE (Association for the Study of Higher Education)

Member (Current), CSCC (Council of Study on Community Colleges)