RHONDA D. BLACKBURN, PH.D.

rblackburn@dlp4success.com

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Since July 2000, I have been directly involved with training faculty who are developing courses for distance education or utilizing technology for their traditional course.  I provide guidance and supervision for the Training and Support Division within Instructional Technology Services at Texas A&M University.  This is accomplished through training and development initiatives and providing one-on-one consultation on how to develop curriculum utilizing best practices in Adult Learning Theory while integrating technology to provide the best education to the students at Texas A&M University.  In addition to my position at ITS, I teach various courses across campus including Psychology, Organizational Career Development, Comprehensive Guidance Programs, and Multimedia Development in HRD integrating WebCT Vista and other appropriate software applications.  My past management, teaching, training, counseling, and curriculum development experiences have helped me develop my skills in the areas of supervision, distance education, instruction, instructional design, and counseling.

EDUCATION

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology, August 2002
Emphasis in Career Development Education; Specialization in Human Resource Development

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Twenty-four graduate hours in Human Development and Family Studies, May 1999

Pepperdine University, Irvine, CA
Master of Arts in Psychology, July 1995
Emphasis in Clinical Psychology

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, December 1991

CERTIFICATIONS

Distance Education Instructional Design, Texas A&M University, 2006
Certified Professional in Training and Performance, ASTD, 2005
1st WebCT Certified Vista Senior Trainer, WebCT, 2003
Texas Secondary Teaching Certificate in Mathematics, Texas Education Agency, 1991

TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Owner, DLP Consulting
College Station, TX; 03/2006 – present

Instructor, Training and Development Certification Program, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX; 10/2003 – present

Assistant Director / Lead Information Technology Consultant, Instructional Technology Services, Texas A & M University
College Station, TX; 09/2002 – present

Web Accessibility Trainer, Abacus Consulting
College Station, TX; 7/2002 – present

Program Coordinator, Learning Online Team, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX; 9/2000 – 08/2002

Manual Developer, Ogden Environmental and Engineering Services
Greensboro, NC; 5/1999 – 8/1999

Behavior Modification Instructor & Job Coach, Vantage Foundation
Costa Mesa, CA; 8/1993 – 7/1995

SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE

Assistant Director, Instructional Technology Services, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX; 03/2005 – present

Lead IT Consultant, Instructional Technology Services, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX; 09/2002 – 02/2005

Interim Director, Learning Online Team (later became Instructional Technology Services), Texas A&M University
College Station, TX; 8/2001 – 1/2002

Program Coordinator, Learning Online Team / Instructional Technology Services, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX; 09/2000 – 08/2002

Project Coordinator, Cognition and Instructional Technologies Laboratory (developed into the Learning Online Team), Texas A&M University
College Station, TX; 7/2000 – 8/2000

Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional / Program Manager, Health Services Personnel
Asheboro, NC; 2/1997 – 8/1998

COLLEGE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, Educational Human Resource Development Department, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX; 08/2004 – present

Lecturer, College of Liberal Arts, Psychology Department, Texas A&M University
College Station TX; 08/2004 – 05/2005

Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, Educational Psychology Department, Texas A&M University.
College Station, TX; 07/2003 – present

Instructor and Curriculum Developer, Masters Technology Teacher and Technology Applications Certification Program, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX; 05/2003 – 05/2006

Instructor, Blinn College
Bryan, TX; 09/2002 – 05/2005

Course and Curriculum Developer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC; 1/1999 – 6/1999

Instructor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC; 8/1998 – 6/1999

Co-Instructor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC; 8/1998 – 12/1998

Instructor, Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, NC; 10/1997 – 7/1999

Instructor and Curriculum Developer, Randolph Community College
Asheboro, NC; 5/1997 – 8/1998

SECONDARY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teacher, Independent Contractor
Bryan, TX; 09/2004 – present

Teacher, Bryan Independent School District, Mathematics Department
Bryan, TX; 1/2000 – 7/2000

Teacher, Coweta County School System
Newnan, GA; 8/1995 – 3/1996

Teacher and Curriculum Developer, Bryan Independent School District, Mathematics Department
Bryan, TX; 1/1992 – 7/1993

Student Teacher, Bryan Independent School District, Mathematics Department
Bryan, TX; 9/1991 – 12/1991

Substitute Teacher, Bryan Independent School District
Bryan, TX; 9/1989 – 6/1991

COUNSELING EXPERIENCE

Career Counselor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC; 8/1998 – 5/1999

Primary Counselor, Hidden Lake Academy
Dahlonega, GA; 4/1996 – 7/1996

Counselor, Bryan Independent School District
Bryan, TX; 9/1992 – 7/1993

PUBLICATIONS

Blackburn, R. D., & Gazi, Yakut.  (2005).  Chapter 12: Multimedia design with L. Dooley, K. Dooley, & J. Lindner in Advanced methods in distance education: Applications and practices for educators, trainers and learners.

Blackburn, R. D.  (2002).  A brief conversation with … Rhonda Blackburn. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 8(3), 2.

Blackburn, R. D. (2000). A review of the Learning and Working Styles Inventory. ED440991 http://www.edrs.com/Webstore/Detail.CFM?Ednumber=ED440991

Blackburn, R. D. (2000). The practical use of profile analysis. ED450154 http://www.edrs.com/Webstore/Detail.cfm?ednumber=ED450154

SERVICE

Texas A&M University Committees

Chair, WebCT Advocacy Team, 2003 – Present
Secretary, Instructional Technology Council, 2003 – Present
Member, Web Accessibility Rule Task Force, 2003 – 2004

Conferences

Chair of the Printed Program and Volunteers, TxDLA Conference 2007
Chair of the Conference Committee, WebCT Texas Users Conference 2006
Chair of Marketing, TxDLA Conference 2006
Conference Committee Member and Program Committee Chair, WebCT Texas Users Conference 2005
Registration and Web Site Co-Chair, TxDLA Conference 2005
Track Chair, TAMU Teaching with Technology Conference 2004
Program Committee Member, Track Chair, TxDLA Conference 2004
Conference Committee Member and Program Committee Chair, WebCT Texas Users Conference 2004
Local Information Chair, International AHEAD Conference 2003
Conference Co-Chair, TAMU WebCT Day 2003
Regional Meeting Co-Chair, East/Central TxDLA Quarterly Meeting 2003

Associations

Member at Large, TxDLA, July 2006 - June 2008
Co-Chair, WebCT User Group Instructional Design and Support Special Interest Group, July 2005 – present
Member, WebCT Advisory Group, March 2005 – present
Member, Vista Advisory Group, August 2003 – March 2005
Secretary, AHEAD in Texas, January 2003 – December 2004
Chair, Career Planning and Placement Special Interest Group, International AHEAD, 1998 – present

PRESENTATIONS

COMPUTER SKILLS

SOFTWARE / TECHNOLOGY TOOLS                                        CAREER RELATED SOFTWARE

Microsoft Office                                                                                   Job Trac

WebCT                                                                                                  SIGI Plus

Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash                          Discover

Netscape Navigator / Internet Explorer                                            Career Websites

Inspiration                                                                                             Texas CARES

Adobe Photoshop

Scanner / Digital Camera

ftp products

Adobe Acrobat

Bobby by Cast

Camtasia

Impatica

Producer

Lectora

Premier

Captivate

ACTIVITIES

Honor Organizations

Psy Chi, 1995

Professional Organizations

Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA), 2002
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), 2002
American Counseling Association (ACA), 2001
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 1999
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); Division of Career Development and Transition (DCDT), 1998
Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD); Chair for Career Planning and Placement Special Interest Group, 1998-present; Secretary for Association of Higher Education and Disability in Texas, 1993-1994
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), 1991

REFERENCES

Available upon request