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					                                   Dr. Roben Wallace Taylor
                                     415 Ladiga St Apt. #27
                                      Jacksonvill, AL 36265
                                   782-5351; rwtaylor@jsu.edu


EDUCATION:

Ed. D. 2000                                                 Special Education
The University of Alabama

M. S. 1997 The University of West Alabama                   School Counseling
B. S. 1989 Livingston University                            Elementary Education

CERTIFICATION:

K-12   School Counseling                (Alabama)
1-6    Elementary Education             (Alabama)

HIGHLY QUALIFIED:

Elementary Education

Reading (K-12)

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Fall 09- present       Jacksonville State University
                              Assistant Professor

Fall 07-May 09                Louisiana Tech University
                              Assistant Professor of Special Education

Aug. 06 – 07           Shelton State Community College
                              Developmental Reading

Summer 01-present      Online professor for the University of West Alabama
                              Group Counseling
                              Diagnotstic Techniques for Counseling
                              Introduction to Counseling
                              Counseling for Elementary Teachers
                              Multicultural Counseling
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Summer 2003   Assistant Professor, Mississippi University for Women
                     Graduate Program in Instructional Management
                     Director and creator of the Summer Laureate Program for Youth
                     ED 300 Education as a Profession
                     ED 538 Understanding Individual Learning Differences
                     ED 548 Managing the Instructional Environment for Diverse Learners


Spring 2003   Assistant Professor, Mississippi University for Women
                     Graduate Program in Instructional Management
                     ED 300 Education as a Profession
                     ED 551 Managing the Instructional Environment
                     ED 592 Capstone in Instructional Management
                     Supervised undergraduate student teachers

Fall 2002     Assistant Professor, Mississippi University for Women
                     Graduate Program in Instructional Management
                     ED 554 Collaboration
                     ED 549 Authenic Assessment
                     ED 538 Understaning Individual Learning Differences

Summer 2002   Assistant Professor, Mississippi University for Women
                     Graduate Program in Instructional Management
                     Director and creator of the Summer Laureate Program for Youth
                     ED 300 Education as a Profession
                     ED 538 Understanding Individual Learning Differences
                     ED 548 Managing the Instructional Environment for Diverse Learners

Spring 2002   Assistant Professor, Mississippi University for Women
                     Graduate Program in Instructional Management
                     ED 300 Education as a Profession
                     ED 551 Managing the Instructional Environment
                     ED 592 Capstone in Instructional Management
                     Supervised undergraduate student teachers

Fall 2001     Assistant Professor, Mississippi University for Women
                     Graduate Program in Instructional Management
                     ED 554 Collaboration and ED 549 Assessment
                     Supervised undergraduate student teachers
                     Supervised Master of Arts teachers during internship
                     Supervised Mississippi Teachers participating in MTFP
                     Advisor for Master of Arts Students and undergraduate students
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Spring, 2000     Adjunct Faculty, The University of West Alabama
                       Individually taught two courses in special education

Fall, 1999       Adjunct Faculty, The University of West Alabama
                       Individually taught three courses in special education
                 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Special Education,
                 The University of Alabama
                       Individually taught two courses in special education (undergraduate
                       and graduate level)


Spring, 1999     Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Special Education
                 The University of Alabama
                       Independently taught a course in special education
                       Supervising pre-service teachers during student teaching internships

Fall, 1998       Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Special Education,
                 The University of Alabama
                       Individually taught a course in special education
                       Supervised pre-service teachers during their practicum placements

Summer, 1998     Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Special Education,
                 The University of Alabama
                       Assisted by collecting and summarizing research for supervising
                       professor

Spring, 1998     Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Special Education,
                 The University of Alabama
                       Assisted in team-teaching special education courses
                       Assisted in developing course syllabus, developing exams, grading
                       papers and supervising students in their practicum placement


Fall, 1997       Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Special Education,
                 The University of Alabama
                       Assisted in developing course syllabus, developing exams
                       and grading papers for graduate course



K-12 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Jan. 05-May 05   Stillman Heights Elementary School 5th; Tuscaloosa City Schools
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Fall 2003-2004       Teacher, Tuscaloosa Academy 1st Grade (desired to be closer to home with
                           new baby)


August-May 2001      Teacher, LaDow Technology Center
                           10th grade Technology Education
                            11th and 12th grade remediation for the AHSGE

Summer, 1999         Supervised Tuscaloosa City Summer Day Camp Program for elementary
                     students

1993-1996            Resigned from teaching to have child and chose to stay home with
                     him during this time

1992-1993            Wetumpka Elementary School, Wetumpka, Alabama
                     Teacher, Chapter I Reading

1990-1992            Wetumpka Elementary School, Wetumpka, Alabama
                     Teacher, 1st Grade

1989-1990            Millbrook Middle School, Millbrook, Alabama
                     Teacher, 5th Grade Language Arts

1989 (Summer)        Sea Lab Consortium at Dauphin Island
                     Counselor


ADDITIONAL UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Special Education 401:      Taught course involving the assessment of students               with
                            exceptionalities (educational/psychological procedures)

Special Education 302:      Taught course regarding methods and management for teaching
                            students with severe disabilities

Special Education 455:      Taught course concerning ethics, advocacy and professional skills
                            needed for all teachers

Special Education 452:      Taught course regarding methods for teaching students (6-12)

Special Education 301:      Taught an introductory course regarding collaborative consultation

Special Education 374:      Taught course in creating parental/family collaborative relationships
                            with school personnel
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Special Education 304:       Taught course regarding effective teaching techniques and adaptive
                             instruction for all students

Special Education 416:       Taught methods and management skills for students who are severely
                             disabled

Special Education 499:       Supervised student internships in special education at both elementary
                             and secondary levels (mild/moderate to severe)

Special Education 300:       Lectured numerous times for various professors

Special Education 304:       Lectured on several different occasions for the professor and assisted
                             in helping students utilize technology for the class

Special Education 416:       Team-taught course regarding students who were severely disabled

Special Education 414:       Taught collaboration and consultation skills and strategies

Special Education 503:       Team-taught graduate course regarding curriculum development and
                             design


UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

While serving as an assistant professor of education in the special education program, was involved
in many school in-service days for local and surrounding counties in Mississippi and Alabama and
parishes in Louisiana. Topics ranged from Teaching Reading to Legal Issues Regarding Inclusion.

Created the assessment tool for DART (Domestic Assistance Resistance Team) for children birth to
9 – for early identification of potentional learning problems.

Served as mentor for local high school program development in neighboring parish while at
Louisisana Tech University

Served as judge for many Reading Fairs at Ruston Elementary School while at Louisiana Tech
University

Attended Ole Miss to create collaborative realtionships between UM and MUW to better integrate
technology in MUW’s education department.

Served on the advisory council for Louisiana Tech University’s Continuing Education Center to
provide educational opportunities to interested persons in Louisisana.

Served as Chair, Technology Committee for NCATE for Mississippi University for Women
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Served and co-authored the special education SPA report for NCATE for Louisisana Tech
University

Served and co-authored the diversity standard for the NCATE report for Louisisana Tech
University

Graduate Council in Education while at Mississippi University for Women

Graduate Council in Education for Louisiana Tech University

Served as university mentor to other faculty in developing new online courses across divisions and
programs

Teacher Education Committee – hospitality

While serving as adjunct faculty at the University of West Alabama, remain involved in the
promotion of student participation in the special education program.
Participate in fund raisers for special education program
Supervised a collegiate debate regarding the issues involved in inclusion
Wrote proposal for a national presentation regarding the University of West Alabama’s special
education program (accepted and presented in March, 2000)

Served as a consultant for The University of Alabama’s Continuing Education Center. Teachers
who attended these workshops received approved CEUs for the state of Alabama.

Attended weekly special education faculty meetings - Collaborated with faculty and doctoral
students in special education revising special education programs to meet new state certification
requirements

Collaborated with faculty and doctoral students in reorganizing and developing a new undergraduate
handbook

Collaborated with faculty and doctoral students in reorganizing and developing graduate handbooks

Actively worked with the Graduate Peer Mentoring Program - Attended monthly program meetings
and met weekly with graduate protégés to discuss any questions or problems the students were
experiencing as graduate students at The University of Alabama

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Jasper Harvey Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies
       -Awarded within the College of Education
Excellence in Teaching by a Doctoral Student at the Doctoral Level
       -Awarded within the College of Education
Kappa Delta Pi
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       -International honor society in education
Phi Delta Kappa
       -National honor society in education
President's List Scholar
       -The University of West Alabama 1988-1989 (undergraduate)
       -The University of West Alabama 1996-1997 (graduate)
Dean's List Scholar
       -The University of West Alabama, 1886-1987 (undergraduate)
Recipient of the Margaret Lyons Scholarship
       -Leadership honor for graduate and professional students
Graduate Student Association
       -Vice-President 1996-1997

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
      Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD)
      Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD)
Alabama Counselor's Association


GUEST LECTURES

        Taylor, R. (September, 1997). Characteristics of students with learning disabilities, mental
retardation or behavior disorders. Lecture presented to SPE 300, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

      Taylor, R. (September, 1997). Assessment. Lecture presented to SPE 561, Tuscaloosa,
Alabama.

       Taylor, R. (October, 1997). Conceptual models of behavior. Lecture presented to SPE 331,
Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

      Taylor, R. (October, 1997). Students with emotional/social disorders. Lecture presented to
SPE 331, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

       Taylor, R. (October, 1997). Reading problems for students with learning disabilities. Lecture
presented to SPE 561, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

      Taylor, R. (November, 1997). Communication skills for all students. Lecture presented to
SPE 300, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

       Taylor, R. (November, 1997). Teaching reading strategies for all problem readers. Lecture
presented to SPE 304, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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       Taylor, R. (November, 1997). Teaching remedial math skills to slow learners. Lecture
presented to SPE 304, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

       Taylor, R. (November, 1997). Collaboration: The key to inclusion. Lecture presented to a
Special Education class at The University of West Alabama.

       Taylor, R. (January, 1997). Collaboration strategies for all educators. Guest speaker for Phi
Delta Kappa workshop, Livingston, Alabama.

      Taylor, R. (January, 1998). Team teaching. Lecture presented to SPE 416, Tuscaloosa,
Alabama.

       Taylor, R. (September, 1998). Collaboration and Consultation. Lecture presented for SPE
300, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

       Taylor, R. (September, 1998). Assessments in special education. Lecture presented for SPE
300, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

      Taylor, R. (November, 1998). Students who are gifted and talented. Lecture presented to
SPE 300, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

PRESENTATIONS

REGIONAL

       Taylor, R. (2007). Serving Young Children with Special Needs. State Confernce for the
Louisiana Association of Young Children.

      Taylor, R. (2007). Accepting Diversity:           Bridging the Educational       Gap. CEC
Superconference for Louisiana.

       Taylor, R. (2007). Teacher attitudes and knowledge of multicultural differences. Educational
Research Association Regional Conference.

STATE

       Taylor, R. (February, 1998). Gangstas in the classroom. Paper presented at Alabama Council
for Exceptional Children Super Conference, Auburn, Alabama.

       Taylor, R. Beirne-Smith, M. (February, 1998). Collaboration: The pathway to inclusion.
Paper presented at Alabama Council for Exceptional Children Super Conference, Auburn, Alabama.

       Madison, M., Taylor, W. & Taylor, R. (February, 1998). Passageway A transition program.
Federal program presented at Alabama Council for Exceptional Children Super Conference,
Auburn, Alabama.
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NATIONAL

        Taylor, R., & Madison, M. (2000). Counseling implications for rural at risk youth in
transition: An adjunct to the PASSAGEWAY Program. National Presentation for the American
Council on Rural Special Education, March 25-27, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


INTERNATIONAL

      Taylor, R. (2008). Helping Kids Get Into the Groove: Understanding Social Cognition. 9th
Annual International Conference for Positive Behavior - Chicago, IL

       Taylor, R. (2008). Multicultural education: A moral imperative. 13th Annual Moral
Leadership Interanational Conference – British Columbia, Canada.


GRANT WRITING

       Technology Innovation Grant - Pickens County School System $65,000.00

       21st Century Community Learning Center Grant $3,000,000.00 Pickens County School
       System

       Technology Literacy Challenge Fund Grant Pickens County School System

       GEAR UP Partnership Grant- US Department of Education; $9,000,000

       Consolidated Summer Learning Camps for LA GEAR UP Students at Louisiana Tech
       University; $300,000

RESEARCH

       Taylor, R. (2000). General elementary education teachers' knowledge of and attitudes toward
students with ADHD. Dissertaion: The University of Alabama.

      Taylor, R. (2002). Shared characteristics of students with learning disabilities and students
who abuse drugs. Manuscript submitted for peer reviewed publication SP 02
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       Taylor, R. & Newman, M. (2004). Teachers and technology: The missing link. Manuscript
submitted for publication.

      Taylor, R. (2008). A Shared Vision for Improved Literacy for All is A Shared Responsibility
Manuscript submitted for peer reviewed publication FA 08.

       Taylor, R. (2008). General education teachers’ knowledge of and attitudes toward making
accommodations for students with AD/HD. Manuscript submitted for peer reviewed publication
FA 08.

        Taylor, R. (2008). Multicultural education: A moral imperative. Manuscript submitted for
peer reviewed publication FA 08.
                                            References:

Glenn Beer
318.257.2866
Director, SciTech Center
Louisiana Tech University
gbeer@latech.edu

Randy Moore
318.257.2766
Louisiana Tech University
rmoore@latech.edu

James Smith
Director of Continuing Education
Louisiana Tech University
318.257.4433
 jamess@latech.edu

                 ADDITIONAL REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

				
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