R. LEE VIAR IV
19134 Olde Wateford Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21742
Tel: (301) 992-2901 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-r-lee-viar-iv-mba-cpi-4bb27822
PhD in Post-Secondary Adult Education & Training, October 2007
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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%)
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
Dr. David Gliddon, Program Chair Dr. Angelina Griffin, Business Faculty
Colorado Technical University St. Leo Univ. & Colorado Tech Univ.
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Dr. Michael Parsons, Visiting Professor
Community College Doctoral Program
Morgan State University