|Educator|Published Author|Consultant

Dr. R. Lee Viar IV 

301-992-2901

 

rlviariv@gmail.com

(301) 992-2901

R. Lee Viar IV, Ph.D. 
Dr. R. Lee Viar IV

19134 Olde Waterford Road
Hagerstown, Maryland 21742
301-992-2901
general1865@myactv.net
Web: www.drleeviariv.com
Business & Management Program
Colorado Technical University
231 N. Martingale Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

EDUCATION:

Management Development Program, June 2013, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Ph.D. Post-Secondary Adult Education & Training, October 2007, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Dissertation: The Impact of an Informal Support Network on the Nontraditional Learner

Graduate Coursework, Business & Organizational Management, 2010-2011, Walden University, Baltimore, MD
21 Credit Hours Completed, Withdrawn in good standing

M.B.A. Management & Marketing, December 2001, Frostburg State University, Hagerstown, MD

B.S. in Business Administration, December 1999, Frostburg State University, Hagerstown, MD


CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Postsecondary Instructor, June 2011-present, National Center for Competency Testing, Baltimore, MD


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

2005-present Interim Program Chair, College of Business & Management, Colorado Technical University, Schaumburg, IL (June 2013- present)
Senior Lead Faculty/Professor (2009-present)
Associate Professor (2005)


2011-present Guest Lecturer, Community College Doctoral Leadership Program, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

2005-2012 Adjunct Professor, School of Business, Strayer University, Virginia 


2006-2008 Professor/Lead Faculty, Business Administration & Management, Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, MD 

2004-2006 Director of Technology and Professor, 
Massanutten Military Academy, Woodstock, VA

Professor, Dual Enrollment Courses in Business Administration, Shenandoah University

2002-2003 Adjunct Professor, Business Administration & Management, Hagerstown Business College, Hagerstown, MD


EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Editor, The Non-Trad Journal

Editor, The Magistar, Colorado Technical University, College of Business & Management Journal

Editor, The ECCSSA Journal


PUBLICATIONS

(Peer-Reviewed)

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (2013). The influence of academic instruction and professional experience on the success of the non-traditional learner: The future of Global Leadership. The Non-Trad Journal. 

Viar IV, R.L. (2013). Has Technology Done a Disservice to the Nontraditional Learner?  The Non-Trad Journal.

Viar IV, R.L. (2013). Utilizing Educational Alchemy to Guide the Students from the Classroom to the Boardroom. ECCSSA Journal.

Viar IV, R.L. (2012). Learning...Who is Really Responsible? The Non-Trad Journal. 

Viar IV, R.L. (2010). ?Turning ?No, You Can?t Do It? into a Degree?. The Non-Trad Journal.

(Other Publications)

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (Submitted for November 2013 Publication). Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners. American Association for Adult and Continuing Education publication.

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (Submitted for October 2013 Publication) Influence of Instruction on the Nontraditional Learner: Global Leadership. League for Innovation

Viar IV, R. L. (2013) ?Lead Business Faculty Training Handbook.? Colorado Technical University
 
Viar IV, R.L. (2013). One Proactive Instructor = One Interactive Class. AFACCT 2013 Conference Proceedings Journal.

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). ?The Nontraditional Learner?s Guide to Success: Creating an Informal Support Network?. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. (ISBN 9781456762308)

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). Global Culture: Hegemony or Plurality. AFACCT 2011 Conference Proceedings Journal. 

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). The Reincarnation of a Theistic Philosophy: Morals and Values in Education Today. The Journal of Research in Character Education, 7(2).

Viar IV, R.L.  (2010). Teaching Outside the Box. Instructional Practice in Higher Education: An Online Journal, 1(2).

Viar IV, R.L.  (2007). ?Success of the Nontraditional Student Fostered by an Informal Support Network?. PhD. Dissertation Capella University. Minnesota, United States. (Publication No. AAT 3288710).


Research Interests:

Online learning and delivery, Improving nontraditional support networks to nurture learning, Improving student identification and utilization of nontraditional support networks, increasing the effectiveness of both traditional and online training at the corporate level


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

(Invited)

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, September). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, March) Utilizing Educational Alchemy to Guide the Students from the Classroom to the Boardroom. Presentation at the 39th Annual East Coast Colleges Social Sciences Association (ECCSSA) Conference, Herndon, VA. 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, March) Has Technology Done a Disservice to the Nontraditional Learner? Presentation at the 16th Annual Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.  

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, March). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, November) Number 22,720 ? The Last Casualty of the Battle of Antietam. Presentation at the Torch Club, Hagerstown, MD

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, September) Is The Technological Learning Curve Closed to Adult Learners? Presentation at the 2012 Technology & Adult Learner Conference hosted by the North Carolina Adult Education Association (NCAEA) Asheville, NC

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, March) Changing Your Destiny?Your Past Does Not Determine Your Future. Presented at the 15th Annual ANTSHE National Conference, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011) The pedagogical spirit: Learning is not limited to students. Guest lecturer at the Quality Matters Annual Conference, Rasmussen College.

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011) Balancing Home, Work, College ? Tapping into your informal support network. Presented at the 14th Annual ANTSHE National Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, January). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2010, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2009, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2009, March). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA
 
Viar IV, R. Lee (2009, February). Faculty panel presentation. Presentation of grading best practices. Colorado Technical University

Viar IV, R. Lee (2008, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Lansdowne, VA 

(Volunteered Papers)

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. Lee (November 2013) Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners. To be presented at the 62nd Annual AAACE Conference, Lexington, KY.

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. Lee (October 2013) Influence of Instruction on the Nontraditional Learner: Global Leadership. To be presented at the StemTech Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, February), The 21st Century Pedagogical Educational Approach and Learning Model. Presentation at the 2013 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, January), One Proactive Instructor = One Interactive Class. Presentation at Association of Faculties for Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) Conference, Frederick, MD

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, October) Distance Education, Not So Distant Anymore. Presented at the 36th Annual Conference on Academic Advising hosted by the NATIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISING ASSOCIATION (NACADA), Nashville, TN

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, November) Presentation at Mid-Atlantic World History Association Conference, Rutgers University, NJ 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, January), Global Culture: Hegemony or Plurality presentation. Presentation at Association of Faculties for Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) Conference, Essex, MD


HONORS/AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS

CTU Educator of the Year Nominee, (2013)

Honorary Board Member of the Business Editorial Board, MERLOT (2011-2013)

Provost?s Circle Designation for exceptional and long-standing commitment to excellence in instruction from Strayer University (October 2009-December 2010)

Faculty Service Award from Colorado Technical University, (December 2005)

CTU Educator of the Year Nominee, (2005)

National Honor Roll?s Outstanding American Teachers Award (2005-2006)

Grants:?Externship?Successful Managers of Today for Successful Managers of Tomorrow? Maryland State Department of Education (Non-Peer Reviewed) October 15, 2006 ? April 17, 2007 (Principal Investigator, 99%)


OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2012-present Doctoral Mentor, Colorado Technical University 

2010-present Doctoral Advisor, Capella University

2003-2004 Mortgage Loan Officer, First Dominion Mortgage Corporation, Winchester, VA

2001-2002 Marketing Director, Broadmore Assisted Living, Hagerstown, MD

1996-1998 Marketing Consultant, Verstandig Broadcasting, Greencastle, MD

1986-1996 Mortgage Loan Officer, Washington County National Bank, Williamsport, MD
.  

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING 

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Instructional Planning for Student Success?, Online, February 2011 

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Classroom Management Strategies?, Online, January 2011

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Time and Stress Management for Instructors?, Online, November 2010

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Designing and Developing Online Courses?, Online, October 2010

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Team Management?, Online, June 2010
 
Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop, Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO, 2010

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Effective Teaching Strategies for Career College Instructors?, Online, December 2009

Faculty Assessment and Curriculum Workshop, Colorado Technical University, Chicago, IL, 2009

Faculty Focus Group on Instructional Effectiveness, Colorado Technical University, 2008

National Education Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2008

American Marketing Association Marketing Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, 2007

National Association of Independent Schools Annual Training Conference, Boston, MA, 2006

      CITI Human Subjects Research Certification, 2006

Virginia Association of Independent Schools Annual Training Conference, Richmond, VA, 2005

Virginia Association of Independent Schools Annual Training Conference, Richmond, VA, 2004 

Mortgage Loan Officer Fast Track Training Program - Synergy Solutions Certification, Richmond, VA, 2003

Dale Carnegie Business Training Course, Chambersburg, PA - Diploma in Business Communications, 2000


TEACHING EXPERIENCES (from 2005 to present):

Doctoral Level (Online), Colorado Technical University:
Research and Writing I
Research and Writing II
Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing

Doctoral Level (Online), Morgan State University:
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
Politics of Higher Education
Professional Development for Careers in Community Colleges

Graduate (Online), Colorado Technical University:
Applied Economics for Decision-Making
Applied Managerial Decision-Making 
Applied Managerial Marketing
Business Enterprise
Compensation and Benefits
Contemporary Leadership Challenges
Digital-Age Marketing
Economics for Decision Making
Management Principles
Marketing Research Methods 

Graduate (Online) Strayer University:
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Strategic Management
Technology for the Adult Learner
Educational Assessment
E-Learning
E-Learning Design Technologies


Undergraduate (Online) Colorado Technical University:
Introduction to Electronic Commerce
Principles of Management Concepts
Ethics
International Business Environment
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Marketing
Marketing and the Virtual Marketplace 
Microeconomics

Undergraduate (Online) Strayer University:
Acquisition Management
Contemporary Business Trends
Contract Administration and Management
Creating Academic & Professional Success 
eCommerce

Undergraduate (On Campus) Hagerstown Community College:
Personal Finance
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Web Media Marketing


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS:

President, Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) (2013-2015)

Board of Trustees, East Coast Colleges Social Science Association (ECCSSA) (2012-2013)

Doctoral Dissertation Committee member, George Washington University (2008)

American Marketing Association
MERLOT Peer Reviewer
National Business Education Association
National Education Association
North Carolina Adult Education Association (NCAEA) 
Maryland State Education Association
Computer Science Teachers Association
The Torch Club
International Society for Performance Improvement

Dr. R. Lee Viar IV

 

19134 Olde Waterford Road

Hagerstown, Maryland 21742

301-992-2901

general1865@myactv.net

Web: www.drleeviariv.com

 

Business & Management Program

Colorado Technical University

231 N. Martingale Road

Schaumburg, IL 60173

 

                                               

                                                           

EDUCATION:

 

Management Development Program, June 2013, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Boston, MA

 

Ph.D. Post-Secondary Adult Education & Training, October 2007, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Dissertation: The Impact of an Informal Support Network on the Nontraditional Learner

 

Graduate Coursework, Business & Organizational Management, 2010-2011, Walden University, Baltimore, MD

21 Credit Hours Completed, Withdrawn in good standing

 

M.B.A. Management & Marketing, December 2001, Frostburg State University, Hagerstown, MD

 

B.S. in Business Administration, December 1999, Frostburg State University, Hagerstown, MD

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS

                                                                             

Certified Postsecondary Instructor, June 2011-present, National Center for Competency Testing, Baltimore, MD

 

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

 

2005-present              Senior Lead Faculty/Professor (2009-present)

 

                                    Interim Program Chair, College of Business & Management,                                         Colorado Technical University, Schaumburg, IL (June 2013-                                               October 2013)                              

                                                           

                                    Associate Professor (2005)

 

 

2011-present              Guest Lecturer, Community College Doctoral Leadership                                                    Program, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

 

2005-2012                   Adjunct Professor, School of Business, Strayer University, Virginia

 

 

2006-2008                   Professor/Lead Faculty, Business Administration & Management,                                       Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, MD

 

2004-2006                   Director of Technology and Professor,

                                    Massanutten Military Academy, Woodstock, VA

 

                                    Professor, Dual Enrollment Courses in Business Administration,                                          Shenandoah University

 

2002-2003                   Adjunct Professor, Business Administration & Management,                                                Hagerstown Business College, Hagerstown, MD

 

 

EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Editor, The Non-Trad Journal

 

Editor, The Magistar, Colorado Technical University, College of Business & Management Journal

 

Editor, The ECCSSA Journal

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

(Peer-Reviewed)

 

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (2013). The influence of academic instruction and professional experience on the success of the non-traditional learner: The future of Global Leadership. The Non-Trad Journal.

 

Viar IV, R.L. (2013). Has Technology Done a Disservice to the Nontraditional Learner?  The Non-Trad Journal.

 

Viar IV, R.L. (2013). Utilizing Educational Alchemy to Guide the Students from the Classroom to the Boardroom. ECCSSA Journal.

 

Viar IV, R.L. (2012). Learning...Who is Really Responsible? The Non-Trad Journal.

 

Viar IV, R.L. (2010). ?Turning ?No, You Can?t Do It? into a Degree?. The Non-Trad Journal.

 

(Other Publications)

 

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (2013). Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners. American Association for Adult and Continuing Education publication. AAACE Conference Journal.

 

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (2013) Influence of Instruction on the Nontraditional Learner: Global Leadership. League for Innovation

 

Viar IV, R. L. (2013) ?Lead Business Faculty Training Handbook.? Colorado Technical University

 

Viar IV, R.L. (2013). One Proactive Instructor = One Interactive Class. AFACCT 2013 Conference Proceedings Journal.

 

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). ?The Nontraditional Learner?s Guide to Success: Creating an Informal Support Network?. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. (ISBN 9781456762308)

 

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). Global Culture: Hegemony or Plurality. AFACCT 2011 Conference Proceedings Journal.

 

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). The Reincarnation of a Theistic Philosophy: Morals and Values in Education Today. The Journal of Research in Character Education, 7(2).

 

Viar IV, R.L.  (2010). Teaching Outside the Box. Instructional Practice in Higher Education: An Online Journal, 1(2).

 

Viar IV, R.L.  (2007). ?Success of the Nontraditional Student Fostered by an Informal Support Network?. PhD. Dissertation Capella University. Minnesota, United States. (Publication No. AAT 3288710).

 

 

Research Interests:

 

Online learning and delivery, Improving nontraditional support networks to nurture learning, Improving student identification and utilization of nontraditional support networks, increasing the effectiveness of both traditional and online training at the corporate level

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

 

(Invited)

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2014, January). Learning is Not Limited to Students Alone: the Metamorphosis of the 21st Century Faculty. Presentation at the 24th Annual Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) Conference, Largo, MD

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, October). Influence of Instruction on the Nontraditional Learner: Global Leadership. Presentation at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Annual Conference, Lexington, KY.

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, September). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA.

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, March) Utilizing Educational Alchemy to Guide the Students from the Classroom to the Boardroom. Presentation at the 39th Annual East Coast Colleges Social Sciences Association (ECCSSA) Conference, Herndon, VA.

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, March) Has Technology Done a Disservice to the Nontraditional Learner? Presentation at the 16th Annual Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) Conference, Winston-Salem, NC. 

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, March). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, November) Number 22,720 ? The Last Casualty of the Battle of Antietam. Presentation at the Torch Club, Hagerstown, MD

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, September) Is The Technological Learning Curve Closed to Adult Learners? Presentation at the 2012 Technology & Adult Learner Conference hosted by the North Carolina Adult Education Association (NCAEA) Asheville, NC

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, March) Changing Your Destiny?Your Past Does Not Determine Your Future. Presented at the 15th Annual ANTSHE National Conference, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011) The pedagogical spirit: Learning is not limited to students. Guest lecturer at the Quality Matters Annual Conference, Rasmussen College.

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011) Balancing Home, Work, College ? Tapping into your informal support network. Presented at the 14th Annual ANTSHE National Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, January). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2010, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2009, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2009, March). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2009, February). Faculty panel presentation. Presentation of grading best practices. Colorado Technical University

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2008, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Lansdowne, VA

 

(Volunteered Papers)

 

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. Lee (November 2013) Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners. To be presented at the 62nd Annual AAACE Conference, Lexington, KY.

 

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. Lee (October 2013) Influence of Instruction on the Nontraditional Learner: Global Leadership. To be presented at the StemTech Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, February), The 21st Century Pedagogical Educational Approach and Learning Model. Presentation at the 2013 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, January), One Proactive Instructor = One Interactive Class. Presentation at Association of Faculties for Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) Conference, Frederick, MD

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, October) Distance Education, Not So Distant Anymore. Presented at the 36th Annual Conference on Academic Advising hosted by the NATIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISING ASSOCIATION (NACADA), Nashville, TN

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, November) Presentation at Mid-Atlantic World History Association Conference, Rutgers University, NJ

 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, January), Global Culture: Hegemony or Plurality presentation. Presentation at Association of Faculties for Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) Conference, Essex, MD

 

 

Honors/Awards/Fellowships/Grants

 

CTU Educator of the Year Nominee, (2013)

 

Honorary Board Member of the Business Editorial Board, MERLOT (2011-2013)

 

Provost?s Circle Designation for exceptional and long-standing commitment to excellence in instruction from Strayer University (October 2009-December 2010)

 

      Faculty Service Award from Colorado Technical University, (December 2005)

 

CTU Educator of the Year Nominee, (2005)

 

National Honor Roll?s Outstanding American Teachers Award (2005-2006)

 

Grants:?Externship?Successful Managers of Today for Successful Managers of Tomorrow? Maryland State Department of Education (Non-Peer Reviewed) October 15, 2006 ? April 17, 2007 (Principal Investigator, 99%)

 

 

 

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

2012-present              Doctoral Mentor, Colorado Technical University

 

2010-present              Doctoral Advisor, Capella University

 

2003-2004                   Mortgage Loan Officer, First Dominion Mortgage Corporation,                                            Winchester, VA

 

2001-2002                   Marketing Director, Broadmore Assisted Living, Hagerstown, MD

 

1996-1998                   Marketing Consultant, Verstandig Broadcasting, Greencastle, MD

 

1986-1996                   Mortgage Loan Officer, Washington County National Bank,                                                 Williamsport, MD

.                                                 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

 

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Instructional Planning for Student Success?, Online, February 2011

 

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Classroom Management Strategies?, Online, January 2011

 

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Time and Stress Management for Instructors?, Online, November 2010

 

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Designing and Developing Online Courses?, Online, October 2010

 

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Team Management?, Online, June 2010

 

Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop, Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO, 2010

 

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Effective Teaching Strategies for Career College Instructors?, Online, December 2009

 

Faculty Assessment and Curriculum Workshop, Colorado Technical University, Chicago, IL, 2009

 

Faculty Focus Group on Instructional Effectiveness, Colorado Technical University, 2008

 

National Education Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2008

 

American Marketing Association Marketing Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, 2007

 

National Association of Independent Schools Annual Training Conference, Boston, MA, 2006

 

      CITI Human Subjects Research Certification, 2006

 

Virginia Association of Independent Schools Annual Training Conference, Richmond, VA, 2005

 

Virginia Association of Independent Schools Annual Training Conference, Richmond, VA, 2004

 

Mortgage Loan Officer Fast Track Training Program - Synergy Solutions Certification, Richmond, VA, 2003

 

Dale Carnegie Business Training Course, Chambersburg, PA - Diploma in Business Communications, 2000

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCES (from 2005 to present):

                                                                                                     

Doctoral Level (Online), Colorado Technical University:

Research and Writing I

Research and Writing II

Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing

 

Doctoral Level (Online), Morgan State University:

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

Politics of Higher Education

Professional Development for Careers in Community Colleges

 

Graduate (Online), Colorado Technical University:

Applied Economics for Decision-Making

Applied Managerial Decision-Making

Applied Managerial Marketing

Business Enterprise

Compensation and Benefits

Contemporary Leadership Challenges

Digital-Age Marketing

Economics for Decision Making

Management Principles

Marketing Research Methods

 

Graduate (Online) Strayer University:

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Strategic Management

Technology for the Adult Learner

Educational Assessment

E-Learning

 

Undergraduate (Online) Colorado Technical University:

Introduction to Electronic Commerce

Principles of Management Concepts

Ethics

International Business Environment

Introduction to Business

Introduction to Marketing

Marketing and the Virtual Marketplace

Microeconomics

 

Undergraduate (Online) Strayer University:

Acquisition Management

Contemporary Business Trends

Contract Administration and Management

Creating Academic & Professional Success

eCommerce

 

Undergraduate (On Campus) Hagerstown Community College:

Personal Finance

Principles of Management

Principles of Marketing

Web Media Marketing

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS:

 

President, Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) (2013-2015)

 

Board of Trustees, East Coast Colleges Social Science Association (ECCSSA) (2012-2013)

 

Doctoral Dissertation Committee member, George Washington University (2008)

 

American Marketing Association

MERLOT Peer Reviewer

National Business Education Association

National Education Association                                                   

North Carolina Adult Education Association (NCAEA)

Maryland State Education Association    

Computer Science Teachers Association

The Torch Club

International Society for Performance Improvement

CURRICULUM VITAE

R. LEE VIAR IV

19134 Olde Wateford Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21742

Tel: (301) 992-2901 - E-mail: rlviariv@gmail.com  

LinkedIn Page:  www.linkedin.com/in/dr-r-lee-viar-iv-mba-cpi-4bb27822


EDUCATION

PhD in Post-Secondary Adult Education & Training, October 2007

Capella University                                                                                                     

Thesis Title: Success of the Nontraditional Student Fostered by an Informal Support Network

 

MBA in Management & Marketing, December 2001

Frostburg State University

 

BS in Business Administration, December 1999

Frostburg State University                                                                                                    

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Challenges of Leadership in Teams-Professional Education Program, July 2015

MIT Professional Education ? Short Programs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

 

Higher Education Management Institute, June 2014

Vanderbilt University's

Peabody College of Education and Human Development

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

 

Higher Education Management Development Program, June 2013

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Institutes for Higher Education

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Certified Postsecondary Instructor, June 2011-Present

National Center for Competency Testing, Baltimore, MD

EMPLOYMENT

2008-Present                                                                                                 

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Colorado Technical University

2010-2018 Senior Lead Faculty/Professor

Colorado Technical University 

Primarily responsible carrying out employee supervisory responsibilities in accordance with CTU policies and applicable laws including but not limited to these responsibilities: hiring, and training adjunct faculty, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; participating in the rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. In this role, I also supervise, evaluate, and direct adjunct faculty in the College of Business, and delegate responsibility as appropriate and necessary. In addition, provide overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of faculty, including the faculty performance appraisal process, conduct regular department and one-on-one meetings with department faculty, and proposal and implementation of department curricular improvement and development initiatives through appropriate governance structures. Also, actively participate in quality assurance processes, assist with the accreditation process as warranted, and facilitate and deliver quality education and managing academic resources for courses in business, management, and marketing.

2005-Present  Professor, Lead Faculty Member

Strayer University Online, College of Business

Facilitate undergraduate and graduate courses using Blackboard, WebCT, eCollege, ClassLive Pro, Elluminate platform and hold weekly live chats, and weekly live office hour. Also, develop and maintain on-line instructional support.  Verizon Certified Instructor, teaching courses in business and management, through the Strayer University-Verizon Program. Facilitate courses specific to the Joe Gibbs Racing Performance Management Program. Create innovative approaches to student engagement, using a feedforward approach, interactive tools, as well as, designing learning activities that complement the course and encourage critical thinking. An active member of the Strayer Circle of Excellence since 2017, providing outstanding faculty engagement and leading courses in a 3X model.

 

2011-Present  Guest Lecturer

Community College Doctoral Leadership Program

Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 

Serve as a guest lecturer to teach ethics, and education courses as needed in the Community College Doctoral Leadership Program.

2015-Present  Volunteer Board of Directors, President

Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE)

The Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education is a national 501(c) (3) not-for-profit educational organization providing key resources, research, and support for faculty and adult students at colleges and universities across the country. 

In this volunteer position President of ANTSHE, I serve as chief staff executive, recommend and participate in the formulation of policies and makes decisions within existing policies as they have been approved by the Board of Directors. My duties include planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the staff, programs and activities of the council to assure that objectives are attained, plans fulfilled, and member needs met. I must also maintain effective internal and external relationships while achieving economical, productive performance, forward-looking programming and constructive growth of the organization. Other duties include, being knowledgeable of and help to fulfill governance responsibilities; comply with applicable bylaws; conduct board business effectively and efficiently; and being accountable for performance. In this position, I also preside over meetings, propose policies and practices, sit on various committees, monitor the performance of Directors and Officers, submit various reports to the board, to funders, and to other "stakeholders"; propose the creation of committees; appoint members to such committees; and perform other duties as the need arises and/or as defined in the bylaws.

PREVIOUS TEACHING POSITIONS

2004-2018       Adjunct Professor, Faculty Member

Rasmussen College Online 

Teach undergraduate business and management courses online using Blackboard, incorporating higher-level learning and assisting the students to develop and build on business, management, and problem-solving skills. I also organized, prepared and revised/updated course materials, encouraged and provided opportunities for online discussions, while ensuring that content and level of material asked in assignments, exams are adequately covered in online live chats and held live office hours online on a weekly basis.

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION COMMITTEES

2012-2016       Doctoral Committee Member

Morgan State University

2012-2015       Doctoral Mentor

Colorado Technical University

 2010-2016       Doctoral Advisor

Capella University

 PUBLICATIONS 

Viar IV, R. L. (March 2019). 3 Myths of Online Education. Education and Career News. https://www.educationandcareernews.com/college-affordability/3-myths-about-online-education/. 

Viar IV, R. L. (2014). A New Renaissance in Higher Education?But, Is the Nontraditional Student Ready? The Non-Trad Journal, 15(1), 15. 

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (2013). The influence of academic instruction and professional experience on the success of the non-traditional learner: The future of Global Leadership. The Non-Trad Journal, 14(1), 35. 

Viar IV, R.L. (2013). Has Technology Done a Disservice to the Nontraditional Learner?  The Non-Trad Journal, 14(1), 20. 

Viar IV, R.L. (2013). Utilizing Educational Alchemy to Guide the Students from the Classroom to the Boardroom. ECCSSA Journal. 

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (2013). Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners. American Association for Adult and Continuing Education publication. AAACE Conference Journal. 

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (2013) Influence of Instruction on the Nontraditional Learner: Global Leadership. League for Innovation 

Viar IV, R. L. (2013) Lead Business Faculty Training Handbook. Colorado Technical University 

Viar IV, R.L. (2013). One Proactive Instructor = One Interactive Class. AFACCT 2013 Conference Proceedings Journal. 

Viar IV, R.L. (2012). Learning...Who is Really Responsible? The Non-Trad Journal, 13(1), 13. 

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). The Nontraditional Learner?s Guide to Success: Creating an Informal Support Network. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. (ISBN 9781456762308) 

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). Global Culture: Hegemony or Plurality. AFACCT 2011 Conference Proceedings Journal. 

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). The Reincarnation of a Theistic Philosophy: Morals and Values in Education Today. The Journal of Research in Character Education, 7(2). 

Viar IV, R.L.  (2010). Teaching Outside the Box. Instructional Practice in Higher Education: An Online Journal, 1(2). 

Viar IV, R.L. (2010). Turning No, You Can't Do It? into a Degree. The Non-Trad Journal, 11(1),15.

 Viar IV, R.L.  (2007). Success of the Nontraditional Student Fostered by an Informal Support Network. PhD. Dissertation Capella University. Minnesota, United States. (Publication No. AAT 3288710). 

OTHER SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTIONS

 US News & World Report - A College Guide for Nontraditional Students by Josh Moody, May 20, 2019, https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2019-05-30/a-college-guide-for-nontraditional-students. 

Gliddon, D., Rothwell, W. (2018) "Innovation Leadership". Abington, Oxon; Routledge. (ISBN 978-1-138-03687-1). I contributed Chapter 9, "Who's leading and who's learning of this book. 

The Hechinger Report - Is college enrollment among older adults increasing? Depends who you ask? by Delece Smith-Barrow, August 24, 2018, https://hechingerreport.org/is-college-enrollment-among-older-adults-increasing-depends-who-you-ask/. 

US News & World Report - "Determine College Fit as Nontraditional Student?" by Delece Smith-Barrow, October 17, 2017, https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2017-10-17/determine-college-fit-as-nontraditional-student. 

Schools.com "How Do I Go Back to College? A Step-by-Step Guide?" by Chris Couch, August 27, 2015, https://www.schools.com/articles/steps-to-go-back-to-college.

 

PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS 

(Presentations) 

Viar IV, R. Lee and Lesser, Jack (2018, February) How to Develop Wisdom in Corporate Marketing Research American Marketing Association Winter Academic Conference, New Orleans, LA. 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2016, March) The Changing Face of Higher Education at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research Studies Conference at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2015, March), The 21st Century Pedagogical Educational Approach and Learning Model. Presentation at the 18th Annual Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) Conference, Leesburg, VA. 

Viar IV, R. Lee and Parsons, Michael (2015, January). A Renaissance in Higher Education Teaching? The People in the Process. Presentation at the 25th Annual Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) Conference, Westminster, MD. 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2014, January). Learning is Not Limited to Students Alone: the Metamorphosis of the 21st Century Faculty. Presentation at the 24th Annual Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) Conference, Largo, MD

 Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, October). Influence of Instruction on the Nontraditional Learner: Global Leadership. Presentation at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Annual Conference, Lexington, KY. 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, March) Utilizing Educational Alchemy to Guide the Students from the Classroom to the Boardroom. Presentation at the 39th Annual East Coast Colleges Social Sciences Association (ECCSSA) Conference, Herndon, VA. 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, March) Has Technology Done a Disservice to the Nontraditional Learner? Presentation at the 16th Annual Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) Conference, Winston-Salem, NC. 

 Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, September) Is The Technological Learning Curve Closed to Adult Learners? Presentation at the 2012 Technology & Adult Learner Conference hosted by the North Carolina Adult Education Association (NCAEA) Asheville, NC

 Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, March) Changing Your Destiny?Your Past Does Not Determine Your Future. Presentation at the 15th Annual ANTSHE National Conference, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

  (Volunteered Papers)

 Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. Lee (November 2013) Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners. Presented at the 62nd Annual AAACE Conference, Lexington, KY. 

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. Lee (October 2013) Influence of Instruction on the Nontraditional Learner: Global Leadership. Presented at the StemTech Conference, Atlanta, GA. 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, February), The 21st Century Pedagogical Educational Approach and Learning Model. Presentation at the 2013 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

 Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, January), One Proactive Instructor = One Interactive Class. Presentation at Association of Faculties for Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) Conference, Frederick, MD 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, October) Distance Education, Not So Distant Anymore. Presented at the 36th Annual Conference on Academic Advising hosted by the NATIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISING ASSOCIATION (NACADA), Nashville, TN 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, November) Presentation at Mid-Atlantic World History Association Conference, Rutgers University, NJ

 Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, January), Global Culture: Hegemony or Plurality presentation. Presentation at Association of Faculties for Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) Conference, Essex, MD 

HONORS/AWARDS/GRANTS

 CTU Educator of the Year Nominee, (2013)

Honorary Board Member of the Business Editorial Board, MERLOT (2011-2014)

Provost?s Circle Designation for exceptional and long-standing commitment to excellence in instruction from Strayer University (October 2009-December 2010)

Faculty Service Award from Colorado Technical University, (December 2005)

Grants: "Externship" Successful Managers of Today for Successful Managers of Tomorrow? Maryland State Department of Education (Non-Peer Reviewed) October 15, 2006,  April 17, 2007 (Principal Investigator, 99%)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS 

National Education Association                    

National Academic Advising Association

North Carolina Adult Education Association (NCAEA)

National Business Education Association

Maryland State Education Association

American Marketing Association

American Historical Association

American Management Association

 

REFERENCES 

Dr. David Gliddon, Program Chair                          Dr. Angelina Griffin, Business Faculty

Colorado Technical University                                  St. Leo Univ. & Colorado Tech Univ.

(570) 814-4846                                                           (904) 651-0567

dr.gliddon@gmail.com                                              dr.a1231@gmail.com            

 

Dr. Michael Parsons, Visiting Professor                             

Community College Doctoral Program                    

Morgan State University                                           

(301) 797-0587

Michael.Parsons@morgan.edu          


EDUCATION:

Management Development Program, June 2013, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Ph.D. Post-Secondary Adult Education & Training, October 2007, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Dissertation: The Impact of an Informal Support Network on the Nontraditional Learner

Graduate Coursework, Business & Organizational Management, 2010-2011, Walden University, Baltimore, MD
21 Credit Hours Completed, Withdrawn in good standing

M.B.A. Management & Marketing, December 2001, Frostburg State University, Hagerstown, MD

B.S. in Business Administration, December 1999, Frostburg State University, Hagerstown, MD


CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Postsecondary Instructor, June 2011-present, National Center for Competency Testing, Baltimore, MD


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

2005-present Interim Program Chair, College of Business & Management, Colorado Technical University, Schaumburg, IL (June 2013- present)
Senior Lead Faculty/Professor (2009-present)
Associate Professor (2005)


2011-present Guest Lecturer, Community College Doctoral Leadership Program, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

2005-2012 Adjunct Professor, School of Business, Strayer University, Virginia 


2006-2008 Professor/Lead Faculty, Business Administration & Management, Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, MD 

2004-2006 Director of Technology and Professor, 
Massanutten Military Academy, Woodstock, VA

Professor, Dual Enrollment Courses in Business Administration, Shenandoah University

2002-2003 Adjunct Professor, Business Administration & Management, Hagerstown Business College, Hagerstown, MD


EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Editor, The Non-Trad Journal

Editor, The Magistar, Colorado Technical University, College of Business & Management Journal

Editor, The ECCSSA Journal


PUBLICATIONS

(Peer-Reviewed)

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (2013). The influence of academic instruction and professional experience on the success of the non-traditional learner: The future of Global Leadership. The Non-Trad Journal. 

Viar IV, R.L. (2013). Has Technology Done a Disservice to the Nontraditional Learner?  The Non-Trad Journal.

Viar IV, R.L. (2013). Utilizing Educational Alchemy to Guide the Students from the Classroom to the Boardroom. ECCSSA Journal.

Viar IV, R.L. (2012). Learning...Who is Really Responsible? The Non-Trad Journal. 

Viar IV, R.L. (2010). ?Turning ?No, You Can?t Do It? into a Degree?. The Non-Trad Journal.

(Other Publications)

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (Submitted for November 2013 Publication). Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners. American Association for Adult and Continuing Education publication.

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (Submitted for October 2013 Publication) Influence of Instruction on the Nontraditional Learner: Global Leadership. League for Innovation

Viar IV, R. L. (2013) ?Lead Business Faculty Training Handbook.? Colorado Technical University
 
Viar IV, R.L. (2013). One Proactive Instructor = One Interactive Class. AFACCT 2013 Conference Proceedings Journal.

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). ?The Nontraditional Learner?s Guide to Success: Creating an Informal Support Network?. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. (ISBN 9781456762308)

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). Global Culture: Hegemony or Plurality. AFACCT 2011 Conference Proceedings Journal. 

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). The Reincarnation of a Theistic Philosophy: Morals and Values in Education Today. The Journal of Research in Character Education, 7(2).

Viar IV, R.L.  (2010). Teaching Outside the Box. Instructional Practice in Higher Education: An Online Journal, 1(2).

Viar IV, R.L.  (2007). ?Success of the Nontraditional Student Fostered by an Informal Support Network?. PhD. Dissertation Capella University. Minnesota, United States. (Publication No. AAT 3288710).


Research Interests:

Online learning and delivery, Improving nontraditional support networks to nurture learning, Improving student identification and utilization of nontraditional support networks, increasing the effectiveness of both traditional and online training at the corporate level


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

(Invited)

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, September). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, March) Utilizing Educational Alchemy to Guide the Students from the Classroom to the Boardroom. Presentation at the 39th Annual East Coast Colleges Social Sciences Association (ECCSSA) Conference, Herndon, VA. 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, March) Has Technology Done a Disservice to the Nontraditional Learner? Presentation at the 16th Annual Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.  

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, March). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, November) Number 22,720 ? The Last Casualty of the Battle of Antietam. Presentation at the Torch Club, Hagerstown, MD

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, September) Is The Technological Learning Curve Closed to Adult Learners? Presentation at the 2012 Technology & Adult Learner Conference hosted by the North Carolina Adult Education Association (NCAEA) Asheville, NC

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, March) Changing Your Destiny?Your Past Does Not Determine Your Future. Presented at the 15th Annual ANTSHE National Conference, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011) The pedagogical spirit: Learning is not limited to students. Guest lecturer at the Quality Matters Annual Conference, Rasmussen College.

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011) Balancing Home, Work, College ? Tapping into your informal support network. Presented at the 14th Annual ANTSHE National Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, January). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2010, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2009, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2009, March). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA
 
Viar IV, R. Lee (2009, February). Faculty panel presentation. Presentation of grading best practices. Colorado Technical University

Viar IV, R. Lee (2008, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Lansdowne, VA 

(Volunteered Papers)

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. Lee (November 2013) Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners. To be presented at the 62nd Annual AAACE Conference, Lexington, KY.

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. Lee (October 2013) Influence of Instruction on the Nontraditional Learner: Global Leadership. To be presented at the StemTech Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, February), The 21st Century Pedagogical Educational Approach and Learning Model. Presentation at the 2013 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, January), One Proactive Instructor = One Interactive Class. Presentation at Association of Faculties for Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) Conference, Frederick, MD

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, October) Distance Education, Not So Distant Anymore. Presented at the 36th Annual Conference on Academic Advising hosted by the NATIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISING ASSOCIATION (NACADA), Nashville, TN

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, November) Presentation at Mid-Atlantic World History Association Conference, Rutgers University, NJ 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, January), Global Culture: Hegemony or Plurality presentation. Presentation at Association of Faculties for Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) Conference, Essex, MD


HONORS/AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS

CTU Educator of the Year Nominee, (2013)

Honorary Board Member of the Business Editorial Board, MERLOT (2011-2013)

Provost?s Circle Designation for exceptional and long-standing commitment to excellence in instruction from Strayer University (October 2009-December 2010)

Faculty Service Award from Colorado Technical University, (December 2005)

CTU Educator of the Year Nominee, (2005)

National Honor Roll?s Outstanding American Teachers Award (2005-2006)

Grants:?Externship?Successful Managers of Today for Successful Managers of Tomorrow? Maryland State Department of Education (Non-Peer Reviewed) October 15, 2006 ? April 17, 2007 (Principal Investigator, 99%)


OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2012-present Doctoral Mentor, Colorado Technical University 

2010-present Doctoral Advisor, Capella University

2003-2004 Mortgage Loan Officer, First Dominion Mortgage Corporation, Winchester, VA

2001-2002 Marketing Director, Broadmore Assisted Living, Hagerstown, MD

1996-1998 Marketing Consultant, Verstandig Broadcasting, Greencastle, MD

1986-1996 Mortgage Loan Officer, Washington County National Bank, Williamsport, MD
.  

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING 

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Instructional Planning for Student Success?, Online, February 2011 

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Classroom Management Strategies?, Online, January 2011

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Time and Stress Management for Instructors?, Online, November 2010

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Designing and Developing Online Courses?, Online, October 2010

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Team Management?, Online, June 2010
 
Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop, Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO, 2010

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Effective Teaching Strategies for Career College Instructors?, Online, December 2009

Faculty Assessment and Curriculum Workshop, Colorado Technical University, Chicago, IL, 2009

Faculty Focus Group on Instructional Effectiveness, Colorado Technical University, 2008

National Education Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2008

American Marketing Association Marketing Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, 2007

National Association of Independent Schools Annual Training Conference, Boston, MA, 2006

      CITI Human Subjects Research Certification, 2006

Virginia Association of Independent Schools Annual Training Conference, Richmond, VA, 2005

Virginia Association of Independent Schools Annual Training Conference, Richmond, VA, 2004 

Mortgage Loan Officer Fast Track Training Program - Synergy Solutions Certification, Richmond, VA, 2003

Dale Carnegie Business Training Course, Chambersburg, PA - Diploma in Business Communications, 2000


TEACHING EXPERIENCES (from 2005 to present):

Doctoral Level (Online), Colorado Technical University:
Research and Writing I
Research and Writing II
Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing

Doctoral Level (Online), Morgan State University:
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
Politics of Higher Education
Professional Development for Careers in Community Colleges

Graduate (Online), Colorado Technical University:
Applied Economics for Decision-Making
Applied Managerial Decision-Making 
Applied Managerial Marketing
Business Enterprise
Compensation and Benefits
Contemporary Leadership Challenges
Digital-Age Marketing
Economics for Decision Making
Management Principles
Marketing Research Methods 

Graduate (Online) Strayer University:
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Strategic Management
Technology for the Adult Learner
Educational Assessment
E-Learning
E-Learning Design Technologies


Undergraduate (Online) Colorado Technical University:
Introduction to Electronic Commerce
Principles of Management Concepts
Ethics
International Business Environment
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Marketing
Marketing and the Virtual Marketplace 
Microeconomics

Undergraduate (Online) Strayer University:
Acquisition Management
Contemporary Business Trends
Contract Administration and Management
Creating Academic & Professional Success 
eCommerce

Undergraduate (On Campus) Hagerstown Community College:
Personal Finance
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Web Media Marketing


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS:

President, Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) (2013-2015)

Board of Trustees, East Coast Colleges Social Science Association (ECCSSA) (2012-2013)

Doctoral Dissertation Committee member, George Washington University (2008)

American Marketing Association
MERLOT Peer Reviewer
National Business Education Association
National Education Association
North Carolina Adult Education Association (NCAEA) 
Maryland State Education Association
Computer Science Teachers Association
The Torch Club
International Society for Performance Improvement
Dr. R. Lee Viar IV

19134 Olde Waterford Road
Hagerstown, Maryland 21742
301-992-2901
general1865@myactv.net
Web: www.drleeviariv.com
Business & Management Program
Colorado Technical University
231 N. Martingale Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

EDUCATION:

Management Development Program, June 2013, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Ph.D. Post-Secondary Adult Education & Training, October 2007, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Dissertation: The Impact of an Informal Support Network on the Nontraditional Learner

Graduate Coursework, Business & Organizational Management, 2010-2011, Walden University, Baltimore, MD
21 Credit Hours Completed, Withdrawn in good standing

M.B.A. Management & Marketing, December 2001, Frostburg State University, Hagerstown, MD

B.S. in Business Administration, December 1999, Frostburg State University, Hagerstown, MD


CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Postsecondary Instructor, June 2011-present, National Center for Competency Testing, Baltimore, MD


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

2005-present Interim Program Chair, College of Business & Management, Colorado Technical University, Schaumburg, IL (June 2013- present)
Senior Lead Faculty/Professor (2009-present)
Associate Professor (2005)


2011-present Guest Lecturer, Community College Doctoral Leadership Program, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

2005-2012 Adjunct Professor, School of Business, Strayer University, Virginia 


2006-2008 Professor/Lead Faculty, Business Administration & Management, Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, MD 

2004-2006 Director of Technology and Professor, 
Massanutten Military Academy, Woodstock, VA

Professor, Dual Enrollment Courses in Business Administration, Shenandoah University

2002-2003 Adjunct Professor, Business Administration & Management, Hagerstown Business College, Hagerstown, MD


EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Editor, The Non-Trad Journal

Editor, The Magistar, Colorado Technical University, College of Business & Management Journal

Editor, The ECCSSA Journal


PUBLICATIONS

(Peer-Reviewed)

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (2013). The influence of academic instruction and professional experience on the success of the non-traditional learner: The future of Global Leadership. The Non-Trad Journal. 

Viar IV, R.L. (2013). Has Technology Done a Disservice to the Nontraditional Learner?  The Non-Trad Journal.

Viar IV, R.L. (2013). Utilizing Educational Alchemy to Guide the Students from the Classroom to the Boardroom. ECCSSA Journal.

Viar IV, R.L. (2012). Learning...Who is Really Responsible? The Non-Trad Journal. 

Viar IV, R.L. (2010). ?Turning ?No, You Can?t Do It? into a Degree?. The Non-Trad Journal.

(Other Publications)

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (Submitted for November 2013 Publication). Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners. American Association for Adult and Continuing Education publication.

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. L. (Submitted for October 2013 Publication) Influence of Instruction on the Nontraditional Learner: Global Leadership. League for Innovation

Viar IV, R. L. (2013) ?Lead Business Faculty Training Handbook.? Colorado Technical University
 
Viar IV, R.L. (2013). One Proactive Instructor = One Interactive Class. AFACCT 2013 Conference Proceedings Journal.

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). ?The Nontraditional Learner?s Guide to Success: Creating an Informal Support Network?. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. (ISBN 9781456762308)

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). Global Culture: Hegemony or Plurality. AFACCT 2011 Conference Proceedings Journal. 

Viar IV, R.L. (2011). The Reincarnation of a Theistic Philosophy: Morals and Values in Education Today. The Journal of Research in Character Education, 7(2).

Viar IV, R.L.  (2010). Teaching Outside the Box. Instructional Practice in Higher Education: An Online Journal, 1(2).

Viar IV, R.L.  (2007). ?Success of the Nontraditional Student Fostered by an Informal Support Network?. PhD. Dissertation Capella University. Minnesota, United States. (Publication No. AAT 3288710).


Research Interests:

Online learning and delivery, Improving nontraditional support networks to nurture learning, Improving student identification and utilization of nontraditional support networks, increasing the effectiveness of both traditional and online training at the corporate level


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

(Invited)

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, September). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, March) Utilizing Educational Alchemy to Guide the Students from the Classroom to the Boardroom. Presentation at the 39th Annual East Coast Colleges Social Sciences Association (ECCSSA) Conference, Herndon, VA. 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, March) Has Technology Done a Disservice to the Nontraditional Learner? Presentation at the 16th Annual Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.  

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, March). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, November) Number 22,720 ? The Last Casualty of the Battle of Antietam. Presentation at the Torch Club, Hagerstown, MD

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, September) Is The Technological Learning Curve Closed to Adult Learners? Presentation at the 2012 Technology & Adult Learner Conference hosted by the North Carolina Adult Education Association (NCAEA) Asheville, NC

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, March) Changing Your Destiny?Your Past Does Not Determine Your Future. Presented at the 15th Annual ANTSHE National Conference, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011) The pedagogical spirit: Learning is not limited to students. Guest lecturer at the Quality Matters Annual Conference, Rasmussen College.

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011) Balancing Home, Work, College ? Tapping into your informal support network. Presented at the 14th Annual ANTSHE National Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, January). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2010, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2009, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2009, March). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Arlington, VA
 
Viar IV, R. Lee (2009, February). Faculty panel presentation. Presentation of grading best practices. Colorado Technical University

Viar IV, R. Lee (2008, October). Alumni panel presentation. Presentation at Capella University Colloquia, Lansdowne, VA 

(Volunteered Papers)

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. Lee (November 2013) Building Sustainable Futures for Adult Learners. To be presented at the 62nd Annual AAACE Conference, Lexington, KY.

Cappa, J. & Viar IV, R. Lee (October 2013) Influence of Instruction on the Nontraditional Learner: Global Leadership. To be presented at the StemTech Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, February), The 21st Century Pedagogical Educational Approach and Learning Model. Presentation at the 2013 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Viar IV, R. Lee (2013, January), One Proactive Instructor = One Interactive Class. Presentation at Association of Faculties for Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) Conference, Frederick, MD

Viar IV, R. Lee (2012, October) Distance Education, Not So Distant Anymore. Presented at the 36th Annual Conference on Academic Advising hosted by the NATIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISING ASSOCIATION (NACADA), Nashville, TN

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, November) Presentation at Mid-Atlantic World History Association Conference, Rutgers University, NJ 

Viar IV, R. Lee (2011, January), Global Culture: Hegemony or Plurality presentation. Presentation at Association of Faculties for Advancement of Community College Teaching (AFACCT) Conference, Essex, MD


HONORS/AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS

CTU Educator of the Year Nominee, (2013)

Honorary Board Member of the Business Editorial Board, MERLOT (2011-2013)

Provost?s Circle Designation for exceptional and long-standing commitment to excellence in instruction from Strayer University (October 2009-December 2010)

Faculty Service Award from Colorado Technical University, (December 2005)

CTU Educator of the Year Nominee, (2005)

National Honor Roll?s Outstanding American Teachers Award (2005-2006)

Grants:?Externship?Successful Managers of Today for Successful Managers of Tomorrow? Maryland State Department of Education (Non-Peer Reviewed) October 15, 2006 ? April 17, 2007 (Principal Investigator, 99%)


OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2012-present Doctoral Mentor, Colorado Technical University 

2010-present Doctoral Advisor, Capella University

2003-2004 Mortgage Loan Officer, First Dominion Mortgage Corporation, Winchester, VA

2001-2002 Marketing Director, Broadmore Assisted Living, Hagerstown, MD

1996-1998 Marketing Consultant, Verstandig Broadcasting, Greencastle, MD

1986-1996 Mortgage Loan Officer, Washington County National Bank, Williamsport, MD
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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING 

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Instructional Planning for Student Success?, Online, February 2011 

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Classroom Management Strategies?, Online, January 2011

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Time and Stress Management for Instructors?, Online, November 2010

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Designing and Developing Online Courses?, Online, October 2010

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Team Management?, Online, June 2010
 
Faculty Curriculum Development Workshop, Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO, 2010

Max Knowledge ? Center for Excellence in Education, Continuing Education Course, ?Effective Teaching Strategies for Career College Instructors?, Online, December 2009

Faculty Assessment and Curriculum Workshop, Colorado Technical University, Chicago, IL, 2009

Faculty Focus Group on Instructional Effectiveness, Colorado Technical University, 2008

National Education Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2008

American Marketing Association Marketing Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, 2007

National Association of Independent Schools Annual Training Conference, Boston, MA, 2006

      CITI Human Subjects Research Certification, 2006

Virginia Association of Independent Schools Annual Training Conference, Richmond, VA, 2005

Virginia Association of Independent Schools Annual Training Conference, Richmond, VA, 2004 

Mortgage Loan Officer Fast Track Training Program - Synergy Solutions Certification, Richmond, VA, 2003

Dale Carnegie Business Training Course, Chambersburg, PA - Diploma in Business Communications, 2000


TEACHING EXPERIENCES (from 2005 to present):

Doctoral Level (Online), Colorado Technical University:
Research and Writing I
Research and Writing II
Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing

Doctoral Level (Online), Morgan State University:
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
Politics of Higher Education
Professional Development for Careers in Community Colleges

Graduate (Online), Colorado Technical University:
Applied Economics for Decision-Making
Applied Managerial Decision-Making 
Applied Managerial Marketing
Business Enterprise
Compensation and Benefits
Contemporary Leadership Challenges
Digital-Age Marketing
Economics for Decision Making
Management Principles
Marketing Research Methods 

Graduate (Online) Strayer University:
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Strategic Management
Technology for the Adult Learner
Educational Assessment
E-Learning
E-Learning Design Technologies


Undergraduate (Online) Colorado Technical University:
Introduction to Electronic Commerce
Principles of Management Concepts
Ethics
International Business Environment
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Marketing
Marketing and the Virtual Marketplace 
Microeconomics

Undergraduate (Online) Strayer University:
Acquisition Management
Contemporary Business Trends
Contract Administration and Management
Creating Academic & Professional Success 
eCommerce

Undergraduate (On Campus) Hagerstown Community College:
Personal Finance
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Web Media Marketing


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS:

President, Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) (2013-2015)

Board of Trustees, East Coast Colleges Social Science Association (ECCSSA) (2012-2013)

Doctoral Dissertation Committee member, George Washington University (2008)

American Marketing Association
MERLOT Peer Reviewer
National Business Education Association
National Education Association
North Carolina Adult Education Association (NCAEA) 
Maryland State Education Association
Computer Science Teachers Association
The Torch Club
International Society for Performance Improvement