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      Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, LPC, Ed.D.
                         e-mail: AmandaSzapkiw@gmail.com
                           e-portfolio: amanda.szapkiw.com
EDUCATION
                            Ed.D. in Distance Education, August 2009
                            Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
                            Dissertation: The Impact of Asynchronous and Synchronous
                            Instruction and Discussion in Online Courses on Social
                            Presence, Teaching Presence, Cognitive Presence, and
                            Learning

                            Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, in
                            progress
                            CACREP accredited
                            Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

                            M.A. in Community Counseling, May 2004
                            CACREP accredited
                            Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

                            B.S. in Elementary Education, May 2002
                            Huntington College, Huntington, IN
                            Graduated Summa Cum Laude

PROFESSIONAL LICENSING/CERTIFICATION

TEACHING
Indiana Teaching License, General Education, since July 2002

COUNSELING
Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor, since August 2006
Virginia Pupil Personnel Services License (School Counselor), 2009
Therapeutic drumming, since July 2006
CAFAS certified, since March 2005
National Certified Counselor, since May 2004
PREPARE/ENRICH certified, Life Innovations, Inc., since November 2003
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PROFESSIONAL
Food Service Management Certification, since May 2006
First Aid and CPR certified
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2009                         Assistant Professor
                             Liberty University
                             School of Education
                             1971 Liberty University Blvd.
                             Lynchburg, VA 24501

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate education courses classes;
developing online courses for LU Online; serving on faculty senate committees; and
mentoring students.

Courses:
EDCU 220 Differential Learning
EDCU 660 Organization and Administration of Guidance Programs
EDUC 661 Consultation, Collaboration, and Referral
EDCU 715 Quantitative Research
EDUC 633 Principals of Design and Management in Distance Education
EDUC 639 Trends and Issues in Educational Technology

2008– 2009                   Adjunct Instructor and Online Course Design
                             Consultant
                             Old Dominion University
                             Darden School of Education
                             Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling,
                             Human Services
                             Norfolk, VA 23529-0157

Responsibilities included teaching undergraduate Human Services classes; and designing
and consulting on the development of online courses for the Human Service
undergraduate program.

Courses:
HMSV 339 Interpersonal Skills
HMSV 341 Introduction to Human Services
HMSV 440W Program Development, Implementation, Funding, and Evaluation
HMSV 441 Nonprofit Fund-raising

2007 – 2008                  Lecturer, one year appointment
                             Old Dominion University
                             Darden School of Education
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                              Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling,
                              Human Services
                              Norfolk, VA 23529-0157

Responsibilities included teaching undergraduate Human Services classes; advising and
mentoring undergraduate students; mentoring graduate teaching assistants; designing and
consulting on the development of online courses for the Human Service undergraduate
program; professional writing and presenting; and participating in university service
projects.

Courses:
HMSV 339 Interpersonal Skills
HMSV 341 Introduction to Human Services
HMSV 448 Child and Adolescent Advocacy and Intervention
HMSV 440W Program Development, Implementation, Funding, and Evaluation
HMSV 441 Nonprofit Fund-raising

2006 – 2007                   Teaching Assistant
                              Regent University
                              1000 Regent University Drive
                              Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Responsibilities included assisting professors with teaching and developing traditional,
online, and hybrid CACREP accredited graduate counseling courses; advising and
mentoring graduate students; completing Blackboard, iTunesU, Horizon Wimba and
instructional design trainings through the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Courses:
Coun 516 Principles of School Counseling
Coun 521 Counseling Skills and Techniques
Coun 553 Psychopathology
Coun 554 Group Counseling
Coun 523 Practicum

2003 - 2005                   Parent Skills Teacher
                              Pendleton Child Service Center
                              2473 North Landing Road
                              Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Responsibilities included developing and teaching six-week parenting skills classes to
parents in the community; providing community referrals; consulting with community
agencies to determine strategic locations to offer parenting classes; and creating media
enhanced parenting skills training tutorials and vignettes for the course.

2001 - 2002                   Teacher
                              International School of Budapest
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                              Ifúság u. 11, H-2049
                              Diósd, Hungary

Responsibilities included developing and teaching daily third grade lessons to a
multicultural class; developing and implementing a Hungarian history curriculum,
behavioral modification plans, and ESL activities; modifying curriculum to meet the
needs of diverse students; and consulting with parents, counselors, administrators, and
teachers.

2000 - 2002                   Tutor and Consultant
                              Huntington College Learning Center and Career Services
                              2303 College Avenue
                              Huntington, IN 46750

Responsibilities included tutoring for undergraduate math, science, and theology classes;
administering career assessments; and mentoring undergraduate students about career
decisions.

1999 - 2002                   Teacher
                              Mindscape
                              2303 College Avenue
                              Huntington, IN 46750

Responsibilities included developing and teaching a nature and ropes course curriculum
for elementary and middle school students in conjunction with the public school system;
developing an integrated unit on Immigration; consulting with local school teachers and
principals; marketing the program; and gathering outcome data for funding purposes.

COUNSELING EXPERIENCE

2009                          SAA Therapist (for Sexually Abusive and Abused
                              Adolescents)
                              Keystone Newport News Youth Center
                              17579 Warwick Blvd.
                              Newport News, VA 23603

Responsibilities include conducting individual therapy for adolescents with emotional,
social, behavioral, psychological, and sexual problems; conducting family therapy;
preparing case summaries; consulting with community agencies and referring clients to
appropriate community agencies; writing and implementing psychoeducational group
curriculum; consulting with local community agencies for services for clients; serving as
a clinical supervisor.

2005 – 2007                   Mental Health Clinician (Supervisor/Team Leader)
                              Pendleton Child Service Center
                              City of Virginia Beach
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                              2473 North Landing Road
                              Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Responsibilities include conducting individual therapy for children ages 5-12 with
emotional, social, and behavioral problems; conducting family therapy; preparing case
summaries; consulting with community agencies and referring clients to appropriate
community agencies; writing and implementing psychoeducational group curriculum that
align with SOL standards; planning and implementing therapeutic programming for
children’s day and residential program; researching and developing the behavior
modification program; writing policies and procedures for day and residential program;
partnering with community agencies to provide therapeutic and educational programs for
residential children; consulting with local school personnel to advocate for least
restrictive educational services; serving in a supervisory role for residential staff.

2004 - 2005                   Child and Family Assessment Clinician
                              Making It Better Together Grant
                              Department of Human Services
                              3432 Virginia Beach Blvd.
                              Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Responsibilities include conducting individual therapy with parents, play therapy with
children, and family therapy; conducting crisis counseling for low income, at-risk clients
and their children; consulting with schools and daycares to implement interventions and
strategies for children with emotional and behavioral problems; developing community
programs to promote childhood development and prevent child abuse; consulting with
community agencies and referring clients to appropriate community agencies; conducting
intakes and childhood behavioral and developmental assessments; conducting parent
education groups, daycare and school in services, Fathers-in- Training workshops, and
Shared Parenting groups; presenting parenting material to parents transitioning back to
work; grant writing; consulting with local school personnel to advocate for least
restrictive educational services; attending and providing recommendations at IEP
meetings; and preparing case summaries and treatment plans.

2000 - 2002                   Campus Life Coordinator
                              Huntington College Campus Ministry Department
                              2303 College Avenue
                              Huntington, IN 46750

Responsibilities included providing leadership and mentoring to college women;
coordinating community service activities and team building activities; organizing
spiritual and emotional enrichment activities ; and working with the Huntington College
counselor to secure services for college women.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2002 - 2004                   Graduate Assistant of Dean
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                              Regent University
                              1000 Regent University Drive
                              Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Responsibilities included conducting web and library research; entering research data and
assessment scores into databases; assisting in the preparation of the Virginia Counselor’s
Association Conference 2003 and other university programs; gathering data and
preparing documents for SACS and CACREP accreditation reviews; developing material
for websites; editing for APA for peer reviewed journals; and performing clerical duties
using Microsoft Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Excel.

2002                          Merchandise/Customer Service
                              Once Upon A Toy
                              Walt Disney World
                              1000 Lake Buena Vista Drive
                              Lake Buena Vista, FL 33897

Responsibilities included participating in Walt Disney World’s store opening training;
recording customer responses to products; and completing customer service
responsibilities.

PUBLICATIONS

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J., Baker, J.D., Neukrug, E., & Hanes, J. (2009, under review).
The efficacy of computer mediated communication technologies to augment and to
support effective online counselor education. Counselor Education and Supervision
Journal.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J. (2009, under review). A comparison of students’ perceptions
of learning and community in asynchronous only and combination of asynchronous and
synchronous online courses. Internet and Higher Education.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J. & Walker, V. (2009). Web 2.0: Facilitating interactivity and
collaborative relationships in an online human service counseling skills course. Journal
of Technology in Human Services, 27(3), 175-193.

Walker, V. & Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J. (2009). Educational opportunities for clinical
counseling simulations in Second Life. Innovate 5(5).
http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=711.

Payne, L. Z., West, L. C., Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J., & Castellanos, A. (2007).
Overcoming challenges in online counseling course practica. Spectrum.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J., West, L. C., Castellanos, A, & Payne, L. Z. (2007). Neophyte
group therapists (NGTs): Needs, training, and supervision. ACES Newsletter.
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Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J. & West, L. (2007). Third culture kids: The forgotten minority
in the multicultural classroom. Spectrum.


CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J. (2010, under review). Students’ Perceptions of Effective
Online Educations When Using Asynchronous and Synchronous Systems. Global Learn
Asia Pacific 2010 Conference, May 17-20 2010, Penang, Malaysia.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J., Dunn R. & Holder, D. (2010, under review). The
Achievement Gap in the Asynchronous Online Classroom. ED-MEDIA 2010
Conference, June 28-2 2010, Toronto, Canada.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J., Dunn R. & Holder, D. (2010). Technologies that Assist in
Closing the Achievement Gap: A Comparison African American and Caucasian
Students’ Learning and Community in the Online Classroom. SITE 2010 Conference,
March 29-2 2010, San Diego, CA.

Dunn, R., Holder, D. & Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J. (2010). Of Student Teachers and
Avatars: Working Towards an Effective Model for Geographically Distributed Learning
Communities of Pre-Service Educators Using Virtual Worlds. SITE 2010 Conference,
March 29-2 2010, San Diego, CA.

Dunn, R., Holder, D. & Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J. (2010). Virtual Worlds and Learning
Communities for Distributed Pre-Service Educators. ISTE. June 27-30, 2010, Denver,
CO.

PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J. & Szapkiw, M. (2010, under review). “Synergizing Wikis and
Podcasts for Collaborative Class Texts.” Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010 Conference,
May 17-20 2010, Penang, Malaysia.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J., Dunn R. & Holder, D. (2010, under review). “Sharepoint
Collaboration: Streamlining the Dissertation Process for Online Students.” Global Learn
Asia Pacific 2010 Conference, May 17-20 2010, Penang, Malaysia.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J., Szapkiw, M., Dunn R. & Holder, D. (2010, under review).
“Audio-visual Student Created Wiki Textbooks.” ED-MEDIA 2010 Conference, June 28-
2 2010, Toronto, Canada.

Holder, D., Dunn, R. & Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. J. (2010). “Overcoming Challenges in
Learning Communities and Second Life.” ISTE. June 27-30, 2010, Denver, CO.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. (2009, March). “It’s a Small World: Facilitating Collaboration
Among Distance Learners around the World.” ACCESS/NextStep Conference, Virginia
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Beach , VA. http://worldwidelearners.wikispaces.com.

Walker, V. & Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. (2008, October). “Online Instructional Design.”
Faculty Development Training, Virginia State University, Charlottesville, VA.

Walker, V. & Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. (2008, October). “Web 2.0 Technology.” Faculty
Development Training, Virginia State University, Charlottesville, VA.

Knight, A., West, L., & Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. (2008, October). “A Needs Assessment
of Fatherless Children.” ACES Convention, Houston, TX.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. & West, L. (2008, October). “The Forgotten Population in the
Multicultural Classroom: Gaining Cultural Competence to Counsel Third Culture Kids.”
ACES Convention, Houston, TX.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. & West, L. (2007, November). “The Forgotten Population in the
Multicultural Classroom: Gaining Cultural Competence to Counsel Third Culture Kids.”
Take Hold of the Challenge VCA Convention, Portsmouth, VA.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. & West, L. (2007, October). “Idea Exchange for Counselor
Educators and Supervisors.” ACES Convention, Columbus, OH.

Rehfuss, M., Park-Savage, A., Rockinson-Szapkiw, A., & West, L. (2007, October).
“Immersion into Faith and Culture: A Means of Developing Multicultural Competence.”
ACES Convention, Columbus, OH.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. (2006, January). “Discipline.” FAST, Virginia Beach
Department of Human Services, Virginia Beach, VA.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. & Szapkiw, M. (2005, March). “Fighting Fair.” Shared
Parenting, Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Virginia Beach, VA.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. (2004-2005). “Working with Children: A Mother and Father’s
Role.” Job Readiness, Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Virginia Beach,
VA.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. (2004-2005). “Recognizing Developmental Delays in Children.”
Day Care In-service, Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Virginia Beach,
VA.

Rockinson-Szapkiw. A. (2004-2005). “Diagnosis in Daycare.” Day Care In-service,
Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Virginia Beach, VA.

Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. (2004-2005). “Age Appropriate Activities.” Day Care In-
service, Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Virginia Beach, VA.
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Rockinson-Szapkiw, A. (2004-2005). “Dealing with Difficult Children.” Day Care In-
service, Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Virginia Beach, VA.

Rockinson, A. (2004, March). “Fathering through Ages and Stages, Adolescents.”
Fathers in Training, Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Virginia Beach, VA.

Rockinson, A. (2004, March). “Fathering through Ages and Stages, Six to Twelve.”
Fathers in Training, Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Virginia Beach, VA.

Rockinson, A. (2004, February). “Fathering through Ages and Stages, Birth to Five.”
Fathers in Training, Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Virginia Beach, VA.

Rockinson, A. (2003, November). “Third Culture Kids: Identity Formation.” Counselors
Helping to Chart Success in the Commonwealth, VCA Convention, Williamsburg, VA.

Rockinson, A. (2003, February). “Third Culture Kids: Identity Formation through the
eyes of Erik Erikson and James Marcia.” VACES 2003 Graduate Student Conference,
Williamsburg, VA.

Rockinson, A. (2002, January). “Third Culture Kids: Meeting Their Needs in an
International School.” Interaction Conference, Huntington, IN.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

ACA
SACES
ASCA
AACE

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

CUE, Liberty University, 2009-2010
                            Getting Ready to Teach a Class (August 12)
                            Worldview Seminar Session One and Two (August 13&
                            14)
                            Laptop Training (August 14)
                            Start Smart (August 18)
                            Blackboard at LU (August 18)
                            Faculty Evaluation Process (August 31)
                            Stopping Plagiarism Before it Starts (Feb. 9)
                            The Teaching Act: Facilitating Learning (March 2)
                            Living Your Faith in the Arts and Academia (March 12)

The Center for Teaching and Learning Programs, Old Dominion University, 2007-
2008
                          Technology Institute
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The Center for Teaching and Learning Programs, Regent University, 2007-2008
                          Photoshop Basics
                          Quality Matters Rubric Training
                          Organization in the Online Course
                          Impacting Online Learning with Visual Elements
                          Meaningful Assessments in Online Courses
                          Blackboard Certification Program
                          Podcasting Seminar
                          Getting InSync with ITunesU
                          Using Wimba to Facilitate Online Case Studies
                          Content Analysis
                          Developing Online Portfolios

CCSI and Billy Graham Ministries, 2008
                        His Presence Crisis Intervention Academy

American Counseling Association Annual Convention, 2007
                         Counselor Education and Supervision Academy
                         Child and Adolescent Counseling Academy

MULTICULTURAL EXPERIENCE

Volunteer, International House of Prayer, Israel, 2006
Teacher, International School of Budapest, Hungary, 2001-2002
Team Leader/Volunteer, Focus on the Family, Costa Rica, 1998
House Parent and English Teacher, Hogar de Amor orphanage, Colima, Mexico, 1997
Volunteer, Compassion International, Bolivia, 1996
Volunteer, Big World Ventures, Venezuela, 1996

Personal Travel and Study: Mexico, Canada, Bahamas, Jamaica, Spain, France, Italy,
Ireland, Gibraltar, Austria, England, Morocco, Prague

SERVICE EXPERIENCES

Instructional designer and consultant, GMI, 2009
Instructional designer and consultant, ASO, 2008-2009
Reviewer, EMI Journal, 2008
Advisor, B.S. in Human Services, 2007-2008
Volunteer, Families For A Life Time, 2006-2007
Committee Member, Ready to Learn, 2004-2007
Volunteer, Samaritan House, 2006-2007
Recipient, C.A.R.E. Award, City of Virginia Beach, 2005,2007
Volunteer, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2005-2007
Teacher, New Life at Greenbrier, 2004-2005
Proposal Reviewer, VCA Conference, 2003
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President, Alpha Chi, Huntington College, 2000-2002
Member, Kappa Delta Phi, Huntington College, 2000-2002
Tutor, Huntington College, children ages 7-12 with disabilities, 1999-2002.
Group Facilitator and Day Trip Leader, Pathfinders, 1999-2002
Volunteer, Open Door Ministry, 1999-2002
Volunteer, Crisis Pregnancy Center, 1998-1999
Group Leader, Greensburg Detention Center, 1998-1999
Child’s Program Coordinator and Sunday School Teacher, Full Gospel Church, 1998-
1999

				
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