Sam Houston State University (English)
St. Edward's University (Master's)
University of Tennessee (PhD)
I have a PhD in Educational Psychology & Research from the University of Tennessee, an MA in Human Services from St. Edward's University, and a BA in English from Sam Houston State University. I am a published writer with articles in both commercial slicks (primarily dealing with martial arts) and peer-reviewed journals.
I have taught English in South Korea, where I also earned rank and title in Haedong Kumdo (traditional Korean swordsmanship). I taught Adult Basic Education, GED preparation, and ESL for several years, and I have taught English at the college level (English Composition and Written Business Communication). I have taught Psychology in higher education. Courses included Essentials of Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Educational Psychology.
I have taught martial arts for many years. I practice Goju Ryu Karate-Do and Hanguk Haedong Kumdo.
I have also worked as a counselor in residential treatment, and as an alcohol/drug coordinator for community corrections.
I enjoy helping people learn and, especially, learn how to think (regardless of the subject). I have a PhD in Educational Psychology & Research from the University of Tennessee, an MA in Human Services from St. Edward's University, and a BA in English from Sam Houston State University. I am a published writer with articles in both commercial slicks (primarily dealing with martial arts) and peer-reviewed journals.
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I have a BA in English and am a published author. I taught English in Korea. I also taught GED preparation for seven years. I taught English at the college level, including English Composition and Written Business Communication.
I have a BA in English, have taught writing at the college level, and have numerous publications, both commercial and academic. Being able to use proper grammar was essential to my ability to achieve academic credentials (such as my PhD) and to publish in the commercial and professional literature. I know that grammatical skills are very important, not just for grades, but for the ability to successfully communicate ideas.
I have a BA in English and love literature. I believe that reading literature is one of the joys in life. Good literature should connect us on a human level, and I always ask my students to relate their own experiences to the stories we are studying.
I hold a 5th Dan in Hanguk Haedong Kumdo and a 3rd Dan in Goju Ryu Karate. I have taught martial arts for over 20 years. I have published articles on martial arts history, theory and technique in Black Belt Magazine, Tae Kwon Do Times, Traditional Karate Magazine, Electronic Journal of Martial Arts and Sciences, and the award winning encyclopedias: Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia (2 vols); and Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation (2 vols).
I have a PhD in Educational Psychology & Research, and have published in peer-reviewed professional journals. I am Reality Therapy Certified and a Clinical Hypnotist. I have taught Psychology at the college level, with courses in Essentials of Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology.
Apart from my BA in English, reading skills have been essential to the completion of my MA and PhD. As a published author, I am always aware of the importance of reading skills. As a GED teacher for seven years, I taught reading skills as a part of the test materials.