|Title:||Associate Dean - University College|
Forrest G. Williams
Department of Basic Composition/English as a Second Language (ESL)
Utah Valley University
LA 221g MS 276
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
Office: (801) 863-8494
Doctor of Education, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, August 2006
Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations
Major: Educational Leadership
Dissertation Title: The Appointment of Untenured Department Chairs in Two- and Four-Year Colleges in a Western State: Problems and Potentials
Committee: Scott Ellis Ferrin, Ed.D., J.D., (Chair); Clifford T. Mayes, Ph.D.; Steven J. Hite, Ph.D.; E. Vance Randall, Ph.D.; and Julie M. Hite, Ph.D.
My dissertation explores the appointment of untenured faculty as department chairs in two- and four-year colleges in one Western state‚Äôs (Utah) system of higher education and presents an explanatory model that provides a framework for understanding characteristics and risk levels for untenured department chairs. Additional findings present the untenured chairs‚Äô motivation for accepting the position, the benefits and costs that they encountered as a result of that appointment, and how being an untenured chair affected their ability to perform their various roles as department chairs. [The complete dissertation is available online at http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/ETD/image/etd1367.pdf]
Master of Education, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, April 1994
Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations
Major: Leadership in Administration
Areas of curricular emphasis: administration, curriculum, teaching and learning, higher education, public education, finance, law, policy development, research, educational philosophy, human resources development, and organizational behavior.
Bachelor of Arts, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, April 1989
Areas of Study: English Teaching, Political Science Teaching, and Italian
Scholarships: Academic Scholarship, full-tuition. Italy Catania Leadership Scholarship
State of Utah Teaching Certificate, 1989
Qualified to teach English and political science in Utah‚Äôs secondary schools
Associate in Arts and Sciences, Ricks College [Now BYU-Idaho], Rexburg, Idaho, April 1986
Graduated with Honors, emphasis in secondary education
1994-present Faculty Department of Basic Composition/ESL, Utah Valley University
Awarded tenure (2001)
Advanced to rank of associate professor (2001)
2002-2009 Department Chair Department of Basic Composition and English as a Second Language (ESL)
University College, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah
1993-1994 Administrative Principal Intern
Timpview High School, Provo School District, Provo, Utah
1992-1993 Chair Professional Development Committee
Bonneville Uniserv, Orem, Utah
1991-1993 Vice President Provo Education Association (PEA)
(PEA, Affiliate, Utah Education Association, and National Education Association)
1989-1993 Faculty Department of English
Timpview High School (1990-1994). Farrer Middle School (1989-1990), Provo School District, Provo, Utah
Taught English (grades 7-12). Emphasis in grammar, composition, and literature
Curriculum Specialist (1992-1994)
Teacher Leader (1993-1994)
School Coordinator, Students-at-Risk. Designed curriculum for At-Risk Students Course (1992-1994)
1987-1992 Certified Trainer
Signetics, Inc., Orem, Utah
Trainer for integrated circuit manufacturing technology
Leader, Work Groups: interpersonal effectiveness and problem-solving
1986-1987 Instructor Italian language skills (speaking, comprehension, writing, grammar) to pre-service volunteers
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Missionary Training Center, Provo, Utah
ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS, UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
2002-2009 Department Chair Department of Basic Composition and English as a Second Language (ESL)
University College, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah
2007-2008 Fellow, Utah Valley Senior Executive Leadership Forum (UVSELF), Utah Valley University
Mentor, Elizabeth Hitch, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs, Utah Valley University
UVSELF provided an intellectually stimulating career exploration and discovery experience for faculty and staff who had demonstrated exceptional promise in contributing to excellence at Utah Valley University. Forum participants, or fellows, engaged in wide-ranging discussions and learning activities related to critical issues and opportunities that emerged in leading and managing the higher education enterprise. The UVSELF program was 12 months in length and included a two-day retreat and six, full day seminars, as well as other experiences to complement the Forum. There were 12 other Fellows selected for my cohort through a competitive application process. Participating as mentor-administrators were the president and vice presidents of UVSC/UVU: William Sederburg, Ph.D., President; Elizabeth Hitch, Ph.D. Vice President of Academic Affairs; Cory Duckworth, J.D., Vice President of Student Affairs; Val Hale, M.A., Vice President of University Relations; Linda Makin, M.P.A., Chief Officer, Planning/Budget/Policy, and Val Peterson, Ph.D., Vice President for Finance and Administration.
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS LEADERSHIP SERVICE, UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
2010-Present Member, University College Task Force on Assessment (Keith White, Chair)
2010-2011 Coordinator, Basic Composition Digital Literacy
Chair, Faculty-Lecturer (1 year) Search Committee (Ryan Furner, MBA, hired August 2011)
Chair, Faculty-Tenure Track Search Committee Tenure Track (Jacque Preston, Ph.D., hired April 2011)
2009-Present Member, Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Committee. Department of Basic Composition/ESL
2010-2011 Member, Task Force, University College Organizational Restructure
2009-2010 Member, Faculty-Tenure Track Search Committee (Joshua Hilst, Ph.D., hired April 2010)
2007-2008 Co-chair, Faculty Workload Implementation Task Force
2006-2007 Member, Faculty Workload Committee
2007-2009 Member, Strategic Directions Advisory Committee
2002-2009 Department Chair, Department of Basic Composition/ESL
Member, University College Steering Committee
Primary Author/Final Editor, department documents:
2007 Updated Strategic Plan. Department of Basic Composition/ESL
2006 Program Review. Department of Basic Composition. Submitted to UVSC Board of Trustees
2004 Faculty Handbook. Department of Basic Composition/ESL
2002 Strategic Plan. Department of Basic Composition/ESL
2003-2005 Member, Conference Planning Committee, 2005 National Association for Developmental Education
2004-2005 Member, Accreditation Self-Study Committee, National Association for Developmental Education Accreditation, Department of Basic Composition/ESL
2003-2004 Member, Search Committee, VP of Academic Affairs (Cory Duckworth, J.D., hired August 2003)
Member, Search Committee, Academic Scheduling Coordinator (Laura Busby hired July 2004)
Member, Campus Wide Task Force, Tuition Waivers and Scholarships
2001-2003 Member, Web Design Committee, School of General Academics
2002-2003 Rater, Department of Basic Composition, reading and rating timed essays
Member, Learning Enrichment Center (LEC) Faculty Rank Committee
Chair, LEC English Faculty-Tenure Track Search Committee (Richard Matzen, Ph.D., hired May 2003)
2001-2002 Member, ESL Faculty-Tenure Track Search Committee (Kevin Eyraud, M.A., hired August 2002)
1998-2001 Senator, Faculty Senate, LEC Department of English/ESL
Chair, Faculty Senate Faculty Development Committee
1999-2000 Member, Faculty Search Committee, LEC Math (Darren Wiberg, M.S., hired August 1999)
Member, Ad Hoc Task Force on Faculty Teaching, Roles, and Rewards, Office of VPAA
Member, LEC Committee on Rank Advancement (rewrote policy)
Member, Ad Hoc Task Force on Faculty Code of Professional Ethics revision, Office of VPAA
1997-1998 Member, LEC English Faculty Search Committee (Melinda Bender, M.A.I.S. Hired August 1998)
Chair, Search Committee, LEC Technology Coordinator
Chair, LEC Computer Planning Committee (forecasted LEC computer and related IT needs)
Member, LEC Space Utilization Committee
1996-1997 Chair, LEC Academic Quality and Rigor Committee (later renamed Outcomes Assessment Committee)
Member, UVSC Academic Quality and Rigor Committee, Office of VPAA
Member, Faculty-Tenure Track Search Committee, Department of College Success and Academic Literacy
Member, Search Committee, Faculty Support Specialist
Chair, LEC Registration Committee
CURRICULUM DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
2010-2012 Developed curriculum for Hybrid Initiative, ENGH 0990, Basic Writing II
2006-2009 Designed curriculum for online sections, ENGH 0890 Basic Writing I and ENGH 0990, Basic Writing II
2001-2002 Lead author, department-wide final exams, ENGH 0890 and 0990.
1997-2002 Member, ENGH 0990 Basic Writing II Curriculum Development Committee
1997-2000 Member, ENGH 0890 Basic Writing I Curriculum Committee
1998-1999 Developed 18 Department Exams used by all Basic Composition faculty in Department of Basic Composition/ESL
1996-1997 Lead Instructor, English 0990
1992-1994 Developed curriculum, At-Risk Students Course, Timpview High School, Provo, UT
2008 Supervised accreditation process for the Basic Composition program, Department of Basic Composition/ESL, for the National Association of Developmental Education
2007 Authored Basic Composition section, Department of Basic Composition/ESL, Program Review, for the UVSC Board of Trustees
2006 Chair, Accreditation Subcommittee on Institutional Control 1.1, for UVSC‚Äôs NCAA Accreditation process
1994 Member, Accreditation Team for Taylorsville High School, Utah State Office of Education, SLC, UT
ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT EXERIENCE
2004-2007 Outcomes Assessment Coordinator, Department of Basic Composition/ESL
Developed, with assistance, department student survey instrument (still in use as of fall 2011)
Conducted field test and refinement of survey instrument
Implemented, with assistance, department student portfolio evaluation system
Author, Department Outcomes Assessment report
FACULTY PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS, UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
Student Ratings of Instructor
1994-2010 Sixteen year average: 4.67 out of 5.00 (5= Superior, 1= Poor). Complete file of student evaluations
including student comments available upon request.
360B Leadership Evaluations (Conducted by Dean, School of General Academics, during my tenure as Department Chair)
2008 Analyze 360 Instrument based on Academic Leadership Principles (results available upon request)
2005 Leadership Intelligence 360 Feedback by DecisionWise (complete report included with application)
2002 Teacher of the Year, School of General Academics, Utah Valley State College
Faculty Excellence Award, Utah Valley State College
Faculty Convocation Speech, Selected to represent all 2002 Faculty Excellence Award Winners
(complete text of speech: http://www.uvu.edu/profpages/data/acrobats/10002041.pdf )
2000 Nominee, Teacher of the Year, LEC Department of English/ESL
1999 Nominee, Teacher of the Year, LEC Department of English/ESL
1996 Nominee, Teacher of the Year, LEC Department of English/ESL
1993 Excellence in the Art and Science of Teaching Award, Timpview High School, Provo, Utah
PRESENTATIONS, PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES
2009 ‚ÄúThe Appointment of Untenured Department Chairs: Battle Scars and Success Stories.‚ÄĚ
The Chair Academy Conference, 2009 International Conference for Post-Secondary Leaders: Playing to your Strengths. Nashville, TN. March 2-5. Co-presented with Denise Richards, Faculty, Department of College Success Studies.
2007 ‚ÄúCreating Successful Web-Enhanced and Web-Based Courses: Lessons Learned.‚ÄĚ
Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence Workshops, Utah Valley State College, March 13.
2003 ‚ÄúPolitics, Prompts, and Pay: Supplementing or Replacing Reading and Editing Tests with a Timed Essay Test for the Purposes of Placing Basic Writers into Two Basic Writing Classes.‚ÄĚ
National Conference of Teachers of English, San Francisco, CA, November 21. Co-presented with Richard Matzen, Ph.D., and Deborah Marrott, M.A.
1999 ‚ÄúComputer-Mediated Writing Instruction‚ÄĚ
Two-Year College English Association Conference on October 14-16. Amherst, Massachusetts.
1999 ‚ÄúLearning to Use MicroGrade.‚ÄĚ
Presented to UVSC faculty on August 29, and October 1. UVSC, Orem, UT.
1998 ‚ÄúDevelopmental Writing in the 21st Century: Evaluating a Computer-Mediated Composition Program.‚ÄĚ
The College Reading and Learning Association Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. November 4.
1996 ‚ÄúUsing a Multimedia Approach Illustrating Real-world Applications to Teach Affective Objectives.‚ÄĚ
Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education. Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, UT.
2006 Forrest Williams. ‚ÄúThe Appointment of Untenured Department Chairs in Two- and Four-Year Colleges in a Western State: Problems and Potentials.‚ÄĚ Brigham Young University Press, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
2001 Forrest Williams and Patti Constantakis, ‚ÄúTeaching Writing Courses Online: Issues and Challenges,‚ÄĚ
Academic Systems Newsletter, November 2001.
2000 Forrest Williams. ‚ÄúUtah Valley State College Students Benefit from Learning-Centered Writing Instruction,‚ÄĚ
Mediated Learning, Fall 2000. Sponsored by Interactive English.
2001 The Write Start, Book 2, Lawrence Checkett, Addison Wesley Longman: New York, NY
1995 The Confident Writer, Dolly Withrow, Mirror Press: Newton Centre, MA
2003-2006 ‚ÄúLaptop Proposal to Use General Academics Supply and Equipment Funds.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe Need for Administrative Assistants for General Academics‚Äô Department Chairs.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúBalancing Teaching Loads in General Academics.‚ÄĚ
‚Äú‚ÄėShare the Wealth‚Äô for Summer Contracts in Basic Composition/ESL.‚ÄĚ Richard Matzen, Co-Author.
‚ÄúTrain Tutors, Provide Workshops and Increase Usage of the Writing Center.‚ÄĚ Lisa E. Bell, Co-Author
All of the above submitted to Dean, and/or presented to Steering Committee
School of General Academics, UVSC, Orem, UT.
2004-2005 ‚ÄúACT Plus Writing.‚ÄĚ Co-authored with Jen Wahlquist, Chair, Department of English and Literature.
Presented to President‚Äôs Council, William H. Sederburg, Ph.D., President, UVSC, Orem, UT.
1999-2000 ‚ÄúMultimedia Classroom Proposal.‚ÄĚ Co-authored with Loretta Palmer, Ph.D.
Presented to Dean, Learning Resource Center, UVSC, Orem, UT.
PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES ATTENDED
2011 August InstructureCon 2011 for Canvas, Snowbird, UT (National)
2011 March Utah ACT State Organization Annual Conference, Sandy, UT (Regional)
2010 March 4th Annual Utah State Organization ‚ÄúBridging the Readiness Gap,‚ÄĚ UVU, Orem, UT (Regional)
2009 April Utah ACT State Organization Conference, Sandy, UT (Regional)
2007 October An Interfaith Conference on War and Peace: A Dialogue Between Christian, Islamic, and Latter-day Saint Perspectives, UVU, Orem, UT (Local)
2007 March The Chair Academy‚Äôs 16th Annual International Conference: Navigating the Future through Authentic Leadership, Jacksonville, Florida
2007 February 26th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition sponsored by the National Resource Center for The FYE and Students in Transition, Addison, TX (National)
2001 February 4th Annual Conference on ‚ÄúWhat Is an Educated Person?‚ÄĚ Salt Lake City, UT (Regional)
2001 February ‚ÄúOrthoparadoxa: Faith and Critical Pedagogy in a Religious Culture,‚ÄĚ UVSC, Orem, UT (Local)
2001 March Forum on Children and Literature. UVSC, Orem, UT (Regional)
2001 October Ethics Awareness Week, Center for The Study of Ethics, UVSC, Orem, UT (Local)
2001 October American Studies Conference, UVSC, Orem, UT (Local)
2000 February AAHE Faculty Roles and Rewards Conference, New Orleans, LA (National)
2000 February Academic Freedom Symposium, UVSC, Orem, UT (Local)
2000 March Innovations 2000 League for Innovation in the Community College, Orlando, FL (National)
2000 March Study of Mormon Culture Conference, Center for the Study of Ethics, UVSC, Orem, UT (Local)
2000 November ‚ÄúCollege Success and Freshman Students,‚ÄĚ John Gardner, Ph.D. UVSC, Orem, UT (Local)
2000 November Professional & Organization Development Network in Higher Ed. Vancouver, BC, Canada (Intl)
1999 September Master Teacher Series: Parker Palmer, Ph.D., FCTE. UVSC, Orem, UT (Local)
1998 May National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, Austin, TX (National)
1998 April Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL (National)
1997 January Portfolio Assessment, National Council of Teachers of English, New Orleans, LA (National)
1996 June Conference of Computers in Composition, Logan, Utah (National)
1995 November National Council of Teachers of English, San Diego, CA (National)
1995 April College Reading and Learning Association, Tempe, AZ (Regional)
1994 November Adventures in Writing: Enhancing Learning through Technology, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA (Teleconference)
1994 October Western Regional Conference of the Two-Year College English Association, UVSC, Orem, UT (Regional)
2010 Pearson Technology Focus Group, Pearson Education Corporate Office: New York
2009 Cengage, Close Review of Technology, Enhanced Insite, Online.
2001 Portland Community College, College Success Skills Department, for Academic Systems
2001 Pima Community College, English Department, for Academic Systems
2000 Presented research findings of teaching using Academic Systems‚Äô Interactive English with Karen Greenberg of Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY), New York
1999 Research partner with Smokey Wilson of Laney College in Oakland, CA to revise Interactive English curriculum for Academic Systems.
1998 ‚ÄúTeaching Computer-Mediated Writing Courses: Issues and Challenges.‚ÄĚ Workshop, requested by Dallas County Community College District
1998 ‚ÄúUsingInteractive English‚ÄĚ presented at Bossier Parish Community College, Shreveport, Louisiana
1997 Beta Testing ‚ÄúInteractive English‚ÄĚ for Academic Systems at UVSC.
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP INTERESTS
Training of Department Chairs
Higher Education Administration and Governance
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS
American Association for Higher Education
National Council of Teachers of English
BYU Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, an honorary educator‚Äôs fraternity
Western Region Two-Year English Teachers Association
Professional and Organization Development Network in Higher Education
National Association of Developmental Education
Southwest Association for Developmental Education
Chair Academy, Worldwide Leadership Development for College and University Leaders
Proficient in the following software and systems:
Learning Managements Systems: Blackboard, WebCT, Canvas, Moodle, Google Docs, Google Groups
Document Design: Word Documents &Templates, Powerpoint, Pages, Keynote, Publisher
Spreadsheet: Excel, Numbers
Video: iMovie, Movie Maker
Image Manipulation: Photoshop, Gimp
Web Design: iWeb, Wordpress, basic HTML
Social Networking: Facebook, LinkedIn, Academia.edu, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Delicious, Tumblr, Wikia, Splicd
Concept Mapping: Bubbl.us, Spicynotes, Word Autoshapes
Mobile Platforms: iOS, Android, Blackberry
Qualitative Data Analysis Software: NVivo
Statistics Software: SPSS, Maple, Minitab
Bibliographic Software: EndNote
Classroom Learning and Engagement Software: LearnSpace (formerly Pixelture)
Document Design: InDesign, Prezi
Video: Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Xtranormal
Image Manipulation: Aviary
Web Design: Dreamweaver
Social Networking: Diaspora, MediaWiki
Concept Mapping: Omnigrade
Department Technology Trainer:
2010-Present Trained three new faculty to teach Internet course curriculum I developed
1997-Present Developed curriculum, trained faculty to use technology in computer classroom and classrooms.
1997-2011 Faculty Advisor, Department of Basic Composition/ESL, for the department Computer Classroom
2001 WebCT Certification
2004-2007 Designed and updated department web page
GRADUATE COURSEWORK COMPLETED
EDLF 668 Philosophy Foundations in Education. Brigham Young University (BYU) (Grade: A) Summer 1997. Major philosophies of education from idealism to postmodernism and their influence on educational theory and practice.
EDLF 659 Contemporary Issues in Education. BYU (Grade: A) Summer 1997. Developing problem-solving skills in understanding and resolving educational issues affecting schools.
STAT 552 Statistical Methods in Education. Department of Statistics, BYU (Grade: A) Sum 97. Measures of central tendency, variability. correlation. simple linear regression. introduction to hypothesis testing and estimation. Computer applications. For graduate majors in education and related fields.
EDLF 700 Leadership in Education. BYU (Grade: A-) Fall 1997. Conceptual and practical issues in formulating, implementing, and evaluating educational policy.
EDLF 775 Quantitative Reasoning. BYU (Grade: A-) Fall 1997. Exploration of the paradigms and approaches to quantitative reasoning in educational research.
SOCIOLOGY 604 Ethnographic Research Techniques. Department of Sociology, BYU (Grade: A) Winter 1998. Rationale, methods, and limitations of qualitative research. includes participant observation and hermeneutic skills.
EDLF 720 Educational Policy and Analysis. BYU (Grade: A-) Spring 1998. Conceptual and practical issues in formulating, implementing, and evaluating educational policy.
STAT 511 Statistical Methods Research. Department of Statistics, BYU BYU (Grade: B-) Summer 1998. Applications of analysis of variance and covariance, multiple regression, correlation, and nonparametric methods. Introduction to experimental design. For graduate majors in education and related fields.
EDLF 782 Constitutional Law and Education. BYU (Grade: A) Summer 1998. Impact of Constitution on education in America. cases under constitutional law that have influenced policy and practice in the educational system.
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 605 Human Resource Management. Department of Organizational Behavior, BYU (Grade: A-) Fall 1998. Analysis of human resource functions, including HR planning, staffing, interviewing, selection, performance evaluation, training and development, compensation and benefits, labor relations, and labor laws.
SOCIOLOGY 608 Survey Research Methods. Department of Sociology, BYU (Grade: A) Fall 1998. Unidimensional and multidimensional measurement techniques, emphasizing theoretical, methodological, and substantive consequences of technique selection.
EDLF 622 The Law and Education. BYU (Grade: A) Winter 2000. Evolution of American law and its application to American educational systems. Fundamental sources and principles of the law, the judicial structure, and key court cases affecting education in state and federal questions.
EDLF 795 Research Reporting Techniques. BYU (Grade: A) Summer 2000. Research designs for planning and conducting research for doctoral dissertation using survey, inferential, and experimental methods.
EDLF 799R Dissertation. BYU (Grade: Pass) Fall 2000-2004 22 credits. Research designs for planning and conducting research for doctoral dissertation using survey, inferential, and experimental methods.
EDLF 678 Qualitative Data Analysis. (Grade: B+) Spring 2005 3 credits. Integration of qualitative research design and analysis with the use of social science qualitative software (NVIVO).
Fluent Italian speaker for 28 years with daily conversation in Italian.
Minor Degree, Italian, Department of French and Italian at Brigham Young University (1989)
ITAL 101, 102, 201, 211, 311 (Conversation, Grammar)
ITAL 301 Literature
ITAL 446 Civilization, 1600-Present (Era)
ITAL 321 3rd Year Grammar
ITAL 326 Phonetics & Pronunciation
ITAL 322 Composition
ITAL 443 Romantic Period Literature.
Some Spanish comprehension
The following sketch is included in the introductory materials for my online students:
‚ÄúI am an associate professor in the Basic Composition Department in University College here at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT. Growing up in Wyoming as the second of eleven children, I spent time training horses and guiding fisherman in the beautiful Wind River Mountains before I discovered my appreciation of good writing. I received my B.A. Degree in English and Masters of Education Degree from Brigham Young University. I also fairly recently finished my doctorate degree, so I haven't forgotten what it is like to be a student. I have a minor in Italian and know the difficulties of learning another language as an adult. If you walk into my office, you may hear me speaking Italian to my wife or to one of my two children, Alex and Ashley. We make our home in Cedar Hill, Utah. I have been a pioneer in the development and design of basic writing courses that are enhanced through the thoughtful use of technology. I have years of practical experience gained from using various forms of technology to improve the students' opportunity for learning. Please let me know if you have any problems while you take this course. I am just an email or phone call away.‚ÄĚ
Deborah Marrott, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Chair, Department of Basic Composition & English as a Second Language
Utah Valley University
Phone: (801) 404-0546
Note: Professor Marrott is my current supervisor and has been a colleague of mine at UVU for over 17 years.
K.D. Taylor, M.A.
University College, Utah Valley University
Phone: (801) 360-1602
Note: Dean Taylor is a colleague of mine and was a fellow teacher when I began my teaching career in Provo School District in 1989. She is now Dean of University College and as such is the line supervisor for my academic unit.
Scott Ellis Ferrin, J.D., Ed.D
Professor, Educational Leadership and Foundations, Adjunct Professor of Law
Brigham Young University
Phone: (801) 422-4804
Note: Professor Ferrin was the chair of my doctoral and dissertation committee. My professional association with him began when I took graduate courses from him in Educational Law starting in 1992.
Cameron Martin, Ph.D.
Associate Commissioner for Economic Development and Planning
Utah System of Higher Education
Phone: (801) 319-2524
Note: Commissioner Martin and I were in the same BYU graduate program from which we earned our doctorate degrees in Educational Leadership. We also worked together on committees and task forces at Utah Valley University.
Randy Merrill, Ph. D.
Provo School District
Phone: (801) 374-4800
Note: Superintendent Merrill, then Principal of Timpview High School, Provo, Utah, hired me as an English teacher where I started a program for At-Risk Students. I also completed an administrative internship at Timpview High School when Dr. Merrill was principal.
 Educational Leadership and Foundations