Educational Degrees and Credentials
M.S., Special Education, with a Specialization in Learning Disabilities - California Lutheran University - Primary work in Cognitive Skill and Language Development
California Community College Credential - Disabled Student Programs & Services - Learning Disabilities Specialist and Instructor
Teaching Credentials: Single Subject in Social Sciences and Multiple Subjects Credentials - UC Santa Barbara
B.A. degrees in Sociology (emphasis - Comparative Educational Systems) and Religious Studies - UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara City College, Disabled Student Programs & Services - Learning Disabilities Specialist, instruction, advising, and assessment (100% as of Jan. 2000)
Current SBCC Course: DSPS 77: Writing and Reading Strategies
Prior Courses: DSPS 74: Critical Thinking Skills; DSPS 73: Spelling & Word Attack; DSPS 44: Self-Advocacy (team taught)
"The Dynamic Dimensions of Yellowstone": An Original Film on the Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park, with Russ Lewin
Directed Learning Activities Project, 2007-2008
Accessibility Project, Institute of World Culture, a non-profit educational organization in Santa Barbara
CASE: Coaching for Academic Success and Excellence, originally a donor-funded program that is being integrated into DSPS. The focus is on time management and organization; with Janet Shapiro, Ed.D., 2004-2006
Online Faculty Development Courses: Riverside CC's www.4faculty.org: "Cognitive Methods", "Lesson Plan Considerations"; Santa Barbara CC's www.4SBCCfaculty.org: "Learning Disabilities" (Select "Learning Disabilities" from left column)
Gyrus - Rapid Course Development System - Resource Browser: Learning Skills 1999-2001. Index of Learning Skill entries. The complete set of Learning Skill entries will be posted on this website as time permits.
Student Success Grant Resources for professors
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) Eligibility Model for Learning Disabilities Services (LDESM); Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV; Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery III; WIAT II; Interpretation of the former assessment instruments; CCC High Tech Center Learning Disabilities and Acquired Brain Injury Technology; Orton-Gillingham/ Slingerland; Lindamood's Auditory Discrimination in Depth; Bell's Visualizing and Verbalizing; Feuerstein's Instrumental Enrichment Program and Learning Potential Assessment Device; University of Kansas's Strategies Intervention Model and Content Enhancement Series; South Coast Writing Project; Critical Thinking
Understanding how people learn. See the "Archives" for the Question of the Week Series: for Teachers; for Students.
Integration of Philosophy, Psychology, and Pedagogy
Writing: Editor, Visions, DSPS Student Publication (online as of 2008-09 academic year); former editor, California Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability's Communiqué
Non-violence (i.e., Gandhi, King) and its influence in problem solving, communication, politics, civil duties, society, & just about everything...
Wildlife viewing and photography