Thomas Edison State College (Psychology)
Walden University (Master's)
Fielding Graduate University (Master's)
I instruct K-12 and college / university level students in the arts of: core academics for K-12 (to include teaching individuals living with neurocognitive / neurobehavioral challenges - I've taught in both private and public K-12 institutions), secondary / post-secondary / post-graduate academic research writing for social sciences (I am published in Academic Journals and have ghost written two university text books (with Pearson Higher Education Corp.) in psychology for two separate universities' psychology departments); I also teach creative writing (I am an award winning novelist and screenwriter); my formal faculty teaching posts at Thomas Edison State University include teaching academic general psychology, human development, developmental pathology, statistics for psychology, abnormal psychology, psychology of personality, thanatology, counseling/treatment methods and other topics in the psychological sciences. All of the topic areas I instruct are upheld by a common core philosophies and schools of thought which I hold dear. The biopsychosocial model, multicultural framework, and innovations of modern cognitive behavioral methodologies are among the foundations upon which I base both my clinical work (I am a licensed mental health professional), research, and instructional methods. I do not follow "a" school of thought, but rather "all valid" schools of thought. This allows me to be of more use to the student as well as the art, practice, and science of academia itself. I do not limit my questioning or research to one comfortable philosophy, but rather a challenging combination of philosophies that encompass both historical and empirically emerging models in the field of behavioral science. I am passionate about the field of clinical counseling and psychology as it pertains to the advancement of the human mind and collaborative well-being. Hopefully, my students will find themselves loving the vastness of the field as well. I look forward to assisting my students in the overall learning process during my courses. The bottom line is, I am a more experienced version of the student who comes under my educational care. I am a student for life, quite literally. Being a professional in the field of psychology requires this of me. The science of the mind and how we continually interpret this new information requires that I always see myself as a learner and conduct myself accordingly. Once my students are alerted to this fact, I hope they see and respect my role as one of being assistance to my students’ academic paths with the aim of fostering a perfected knowledge-base upon which to stand as foundation for future goals. I sincerely enjoy helping others learn – it is a personal and professional joy. This is why my students have a habit of changing their majors to counseling and psychology – I pride myself on being able to guide them to and through the joy of behavioral science and the excellence that resides within them to achieve their goals.
Faculty Post at Thomas Edison State University (since 2009)
I am a published academic / professional journal writer, editor, and researcher; I evaluate written work both in academia at the university level, and in fiction genres (I am an award winning novelist, screenwriter, and editor).
I love helping others blossom to find their gifts for learning and inspiration to discover the world around them. Teaching has always afforded me this pleasure of seeing personal joy and confidence building up close. I rather love being a facilitator of that process whenever able. I instruct K-12 and college / university level students in the arts of: core academics for K-12 (to include teaching individuals living with neurocognitive / neurobehavioral challenges - I've taught in both private and public K-12 institutions), secondary / post-secondary / post-graduate academic research writing for social sciences (I am
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I have taught K-12 core, special education, and college preparatory academics to both traditional and special needs students both in public schools since 1993 (Region XIII Texas Independent School District; Elgin Independent School District, Austin Independent School District, and Discovery School - Charter School in Austin, Texas) and at Private Schools (Greenbriar Community School and Big Sky IHC). I have tutored homeschooling families since 1993 as well - specifically students with special needs prohibiting them from traditional school attendance. References gladly provided upon request.
I am a traditional classroom educator (with experience of teaching weekly classes as long as 3 hours at a time WHILE keeping students / audiences entertained). My background in live theater and film production has greatly augmented that skill and ability to facilitate others to do the same. Further, I have experience working with/treating individuals living with public speaking phobia, at the clinical level as a licensed mental health professional.
I have taught social science / sociology at the K-12 level for several years in both private and public K-12 institutions, as well as Social Psychology (which is often credited as Sociology at university level) at Temple College and Thomas Edison State University (since 2009).
I have been serving the academic and behavioral modification needs of individuals living with pervasive developmental disorders (challenges) since the early 1990s (as an educator, counselor, researcher, and clinician). I am a licensed clinical mental health professional (in both Texas and New Mexico) who specializes in neurobehavioral challenges and who has formally published and been a principal researcher in studying / reporting / presenting/teaching (student therapists) regarding all forms of pervasive developmental disorders.
I am a veteran actor and script supervisor for stage and screen; an award winning screenwriter for The Connect (several international film festival 'Official Selection' and 'Winner' placements). My last film was Turtles and Pigeons.