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Work experience

Sep 2008Present

Professional Expert, Institutional Research Consultant

Kern Community College District

Under the direction of the Associate Chancellor, Economic and Workforce Development, prepare baseline data for the college district as they enter the CCTI program and plan of study. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of a number of secondary data sources, report writing to include tables & graphs, and final presentation.

Develop electronic query tools and customized reports using SCT Banner, ODS/Discoverer, ODBC and other database software. The reports will provide district end-users summary information on program performance over the past five years, for each of the Perkins IV Core Indicators.

Develop training manual for CTE (MS Access) database. Develop user tools that will facilitate use of the database and answer validity questions, and meet with end-users providing one-on-one training.

Jan 2008Present

Adjunct Sociology Professor

Taft College

As Adjunct Faculty at Taft College, I teach undergraduate sociology courses. This involves, but it not limited to, the creation of syllabi to coordinate with student learning outcomes, the preparation and administration of lectures and exams and assisting students with and evaluating research projects.

Courses

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Minority Group Relations
Sep 2007Jun 2008

Research Technician

Assist staff, faculty and students with data acquisition and analysis. This includes but is not limited to providing research, data gathering and analysis for Student Learning Outcomes, Program Review and grant applications.

Key Projects/Accomplishments

  • Performed a longitudinal data analysis of students taking Basic Skills Courses as part of the Carnegie Grant data requirements
  • Participated in the AIR-AACC-NCCRP Data and Decisions Workshop for CCC.
  • Was a member of the Web Oversight Committee and the Bridge Committee (Bridging the gap for students between high school and community college.
May 1995Sep 2007

Research Associate

Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office

Plan and execute analyses that monitor population growth and change in Kern County, California. This includes but is not limited to the study of K-12 enrollment trends, enrollment projections, studies of at-risk youth, education outcomes and college-going rates. Assist other divisions within KCSOS in the specification, acquisition, use of, and interpretation of data and information.

Key Projects/Accomplishments

  • As County CBEDS Coordinator, established and maintained rapport with schools and districts throughout the county for over ten years.
  • Member of the Research team for the Kern County Teacher Development Initiative. As such, developed survey instruments, collected data, and wrote reports that supported the Kern County Initiative.
  • Was published in ERS Spectrum 16(3):25-35 during the summer of 1998 after co-authoring an in-depth analysis of "The Kern County Truancy Reduction Program" (TRP). Conducted the annual analysis of the TRP for over ten years.
Jan 2002Jun 2005

Adjunct Lecturer

California State University Bakersfield

As a pat-time lecturer at CSUB,  taught a number of undergraduate sociology courses. This involved the review and selection of texts, the creation of syllabi to coordinate with student learning outcomes, the preparation and administration of lectures and exams and assisting students with and evaluating research projects.

Courses

  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC 100)
  • Introduction to Research Methods (SOC 300)
  • Social Services and Social Policy (SOC 322)
  • Family and Society (SOC 364)

Education

Skills

Data Processing and Management
Program Evaluation
Report Writing and Presentation
Secondary Data Analysis
Survey Design, Distribution and Analysis
Interviews and Focus Groups

References

Marc Beam

Jesus Garcia

Dan McMillin

Michael Regpala

Tammy Reynolds

Summary

  • Education Consultant with over 15 years working in public and private education; grades K-18.
  • Researcher with experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Sociologist with experience teaching in grades 15-18. 
  • Teacher with experience working in K-12 classrooms.

Software Proficiencies

  • SAS and SPSS
  • Arc View GIS
  • Crystal Reports
  • ODS/Discoverer
  • SCT Banner
  • Scanbook and FLIPS
  • MS Office Suite
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Mac OS and Windows Vista

Interest

Interested in travel and photography.