With over 30 years of teaching/program development/management experience in USA and China, I can make a good program great and great one – greater! Specialties include AP/IB school start-up & management; program evaluation & accreditation for IB, WACS; teacher training; curriculum design; assessment design; marketing; Economics, Business Management; change leadership.
Ground-up school development from start-up through accreditation; onboarding for staff retention; managed and evaluated vendors and consultants; initiated activities such as festivals, sporting events, scholastic competitions, etc.; Participated in screening tests and selection of teachers.
Dec. 2016-2021: Doctor of Education (ABD), University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). International Education Leadership, Organization & Business Development (Specialization: Human Talent Development & Program Evaluation).
June 2014-Nov. 2016: University College London, Institute of Education (UK) Post-Graduate Diploma. Education & Economic Development in Asia.
Aug. 1992-May 1995: University of Florida, Master of Arts (MA) Journalism & Mass Communication.
Aug. 1990-May 1992: University of Hawaii, Bachelor of Arts (BA) Political Economy.
University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA): AP Micro/Macro Economics Education Certification.
IB ORG: IBDP Economics Cat. 3 Boosting Grades; IBDP Business Management Cat. 1; IBDP Economics Cat.1.; IBDP Cat 1 Creativity, Action & Service-Learning (CAS); IBDP Theory of Knowledge Cat 2; Middle Years Program Humanities Cat. 1.
Texas Teacher Certification courses (full).
TEFL International Teacher Training Certificate 100 hrs. w/40 hrs. of Cambridge (CELTA).
March – May 2019: ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, Concordia University of Chicago. Joint program for undergraduates; business; economics instruction.
Oct. 2018-Feb.2019: CONSULTANT AP PROGRAM Henan (China); American Advisors Education Group, LLC for Client: Zhengzhou High School; developed Advanced Placement program start-up; staff development/training; curriculum dev/design;
Oct. 2017-July 2018: HEAD OF AP ECONOMICS & BUSINESS STUDIES Nanchang High School (China); managed 170 students; 4 staff.
Oct. 2017-Jan. 2018: CONSULTANT IB PROGRAM Nanchang (China); American Advisors Education Group, LLC for Client; curriculum, policy & staffing requirements for start-up of International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
Aug. 2014-July 2017: HEAD OF AP/IB ECONOMICS & BUSINESS STUDIES; CAS COODINATOR; CO-DP COORDINATOR; UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS Zhuhai International School (China); managed 100 students; 20 staff in CAS, TOK and Extended Essay.
Oct. 2012-July 2014: HEAD OF AP ECONOMICS Guangzhou (China) Xiangjiang High School; AP Micro/Macro Economics; CAS applied English writing and curriculum developer.
July 2011-June 2012: FOUNDATIONS VICE PRINCIPAL, Chongqing No. 1 High School (China); managed 1,000 students; 20 staff; developed AP foundations, policy, curriculum; SAT; TOEFL.
Oct. 2010-July 2011: AP ECONOMICS Hefei (China) US-Sino Program Maine School of Science and Mathematics.
Oct. 2009-July 10: BUSINESS INSTRUCTOR Hoa Sen University (Vietnam).
June 2007-Aug. 2009: MANAGING EDITOR (USA) Pioneer Press Newspapers, Siskiyou County, Calif. & Klamath Falls, Oregon. Editing, writing, photography, layout, marketing. Trained newsroom staff; Presided over a 200-percent growth in circulation, expanded into Oregon markets.
Nov. 2005-June 2007: BUSINESS EDITOR (USA) Tracy Press Newspapers, Calif.
May 2005-July 2005: ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR (USA) Waiakea High School, Hilo, Hawaii.
Nov. 2004-Nov. 2005: CONSULTANT (USA) Akamai Publishing, Hawaii.
June 2002-Dec. 2004: BUSINESS EDITOR (USA) Pulitzer Newspapers, Hawaii.
Sept. 2000-June 2002: NIGHT EDITOR (USA) Sierra Pacific Publishing, Calif.
Aug. 1998-Sept. 2000: SENIOR WRITER (USA) Honolulu Publishing Co.
Aug. 1997-July 2000: ADJUNCT PROFESSOR (USA) University of Hawaii and Hawaii Pacific University.
1996-97: ADUNCT PROFESSOR (S.Korea) Yeungnam University.