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Curriculum Vitae - Liberty University

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                                             Curriculum Vitae


BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Name:                               Carol A. Mowen, Ph.D.
Address:                            408 Nicholas Ridge Drive
                                    Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
Email:                              dr_mow1@yahoo.com
Phone:                              (270) 982-9231

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

Undergraduate

January, 1981-April, 1983: Michigan State University
Phi Beta Kappa, Honors College, Dean‟s List, member of MSU symphony and concert bands,
undergraduate representative to library committee, intramural sports participant, academic tutor for athletic
department

August, 1983-April, 1985: University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Music Ed. Summa Cum Laude
Graduate, Author, “Igor Stravinksy and „The Rite of Spring‟”, guest artist, U of M-Flint percussion
ensemble, performing member of symphony on flute, string bass, and trumpet.

Graduate:

August, 1985-June, 1986: Michigan State University, Master‟s Degree program in Educational
Administration, 18 credits earned

August, 1986-December, 1987: Eastern Michigan University, Master‟s Degree
Program, 22 credits earned

August, 1997-June, 1999: Spring Arbor College, Master‟s Degree Education, Thesis: “Bilingual Test
Bias”, Summa Cum Laude Graduate

July, 1999: University of Nebraska, MU 978: Music In Education, 3 credits earned

August 1999-June 2000: Western Michigan University, Doctoral Program
Educational Administration, 24 credits earned.
February 2001 to August, 2002: Capella University, Ph.D. in Educational Administration, Dissertation :
“A Study to Determine the Levels of Implementation of the Characteristics of Effective Middle Schools in
Wisconsin and National Blue Ribbon Schools”.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Administrative Intern in K-8 Building
Conducted teacher evaluations, parent conferences, student discipline, scheduling, and budgeting in a K-8
fine arts magnet school.
January-June, 2000
500 students
Campus School of Arts and Literature, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids, MI
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Administrative Intern in Central Office
April-August, 2001
80 members of teaching staff
Designed curriculum and technology for K-12 instruction
Assisted with staff technology in-service
Verona, WI

Advisor-Advisee Coordinator
August, 2003-June, 2004
70 members of teaching staff
Designed and implemented program
Columbus, GA

School Improvement Team Member
2010-2011
Analyzed Data
Macdonald Intermediate School
Ft. Knox, KY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Student teaching in middle and high school instrumental and orchestral music
January-June, 1985
Flint Public Schools, Flint, MI

Instrumental and vocal music courses in jazz, marching, and concert bands, orchestra, chorus, piano, and
music theory, general music, and music history
1985- 2004
Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia

Reading, Social Studies, Current Events and Mathematics
1986-1987
 Carson City-Crystal Schools, Carson City, MI

Social Studies
August, 1998-October, 1998
Napoleon Area Public Schools, Napoleon, MI

Fine Arts Sampler
August, 1998-October, 1998
Napoleon Area Public Schools, Napoleon, MI

Issues in Literacy Acquisition
July, 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004, 2005 (slated)
Spring Arbor College, Spring Arbor, MI

Personnel Evaluation, alternate Instructor
January, 2000-June, 2000
Western Michigan University, Grand Rapids, MI

Program Evaluation, Substitute Instructor
January, 2000-June, 2000
Western Michigan University, Grand Rapids, MI

Reading
October, 2001-June, 2003
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Richards Middle School, Muscogee County Schools, Columbus, GA.

Research-based Instructional Leadership, EDUL6235
August –December, 2002
Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia

Theory of Learning and Instruction, EDU 684
June, 2003
Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan

Comparative Education, EDUL 6625
Spring, 2004
Troy State University at Ft. Benning, Georgia

Grades 3-5 Music Teacher
2005-2006 School Year and fall, 2006
Antilles Intermediate School, Ft. Buchanan, Puerto Rico

Current Issues in Education, EDU 588
Summer, 2005
Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan

Speech and Language Development, ECE 310
2005-2010
Charter Oak Distance Learning

Early Music for Early Childhood Educators, ECE 220
2005-2010
Charter Oak Distance Learning

Educational Leadership, ED552
2005-2009
Kaplan University

Action Research, ED572
2007-2009
Kaplan University

Applications of Research in Education, ED508
Spring and Summer, 2007
Liberty University

Applications of Research in Education, ED518
Fall, 2007
Liberty University

Advanced Educational Statistics, EDUC 712
Fall, 2007-2010
Liberty University

Philosophy of Education, EDUC 701
2008=2010
Liberty Univeristy

Research in Education, EDUC 715
Fall, 2007
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Liberty University

Teacher In-Service Provider
2007
Knowledge Delivery Systems

Secondary Literacy, EDU625
2006-2010
Spring Arbor University

Problems in Literacy Acquisition, EDU688
2006-2010
Spring Arbor University

Educational Leadership, ED 524
Fall, 2007
Montana State University

Music
January 2007-2010
Macdonald Intermediate School, Ft. Knox, Kentucky

High School Band Assistant Director
2010-2011
Ft. Knox High School

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Online Teaching and Learning
Course Participant, Fall, 2005
Spring Arbor University


Black Board Course Designer
Fall, 2005
Charter Oak Distance Learning

Webct Course Designer
2007
Montana State University

Grant Writer
2007
Dreamland Academy, Little Rock, Arkansas

Attendee, Sloan-D Conference on Distance Education
Fall, 2007
Orlando, Florida

Faculty Mentor
2007-2010
Charter Oak State College

Dissertation Committee Member
2007-2010
Liberty University
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Dissertation Committee Chair
2007-2010
Liberty University

Black Board Course Designer
2005-2010
Spring Arbor University

RELATED ABILITIES

Experience with distance education on Blackboard, eCollege, and WebCT
Spanish Semi-bilingual
Computer experience, including Georgia Integrating Technology Training
Classically trained musician


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

National Honor Society
Inducted, 1978

Phi Beta Kappa
Inducted, 1981

Michigan School Band and Orchestra and Vocal Associations
1983-2000

Wisconsin Education Association
August, 2000-2001

Georgia Music Education Association
2001-Present

National Middle School Association
August, 2002-present

SERVICE

Ambassador, Capella University,
2005-present
Online Education Department

National Cancer Society, President
1993-1994
Mason County Chapter, Ludington, MI

Fine Arts Integration Committee, Chairperson
1994
Kalamazoo County Intermediate School District

School Improvement Committee, Member
1995-1996
Reed City Public Schools
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Welcome Wagon, President
1995
Kalamazoo County, MI

Host family
1996
Foreign Exchange Student Program

Volunteer Presenter
1997
“Art Goes to School”, Jackson, MI.

Mathematics Curriculum Writing Team, Member
1999-2000
Grand Rapids Public Schools

Coach
1999-2000, 2000-2001
Middle school girls‟ basketball team, Grand Rapids and Verona Schools

Music Curriculum Writing Team, Member
1999-2000
Grand Rapids Public Schools

Unified Arts Team Representative
2000-2001
English as a Second Language

Volunteer
2001
Valley Rescue Mission

Volunteer
2004
Ft. Buchanan Army Post Chapel

Volunteer
2005-2007
Ft. Buchanan Army Post (as musician)

LICENSES

       State of Georgia, K-12 Public School Administration, renewable.
       State of Georgia, K-12 instrumental, vocal, and general music, renewable.
       Department of Defense, K-12 music and social studies, renewable.

HONORS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

       National Merit Scholar, Awarded June, 1980
       Phi Beta Kappa, Awarded June, 1981
       John Phillip Sousa Award, Awarded, June, 1981
       Michigan State University Scholars Program, Awarded January, 1981, $4800.00
       University of Michigan Scholars Program, Awarded August, 1983, 50% scholarship
       Service Learning Grant for Urban Student Involvement, Awarded April 2000, $1500.00
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       Ruben Scholarship for Urban Private Music Instruction, Awarded May, 2001, $250.00
       Nominee, Disney Teacher of the Year, 2002 and 2003
       Nominee, USA Today‟s Teachers of the Year, 2003
       Alpha Sigma Lambda, Chi Omicron Chapter, Inducted June, 2010

Publications

Independent Study in the Middle School
1986
Michigan Association of Middle School Educators

Reviewing class size research-Let‟s make schools better places for students!
Fall, 2001, Volume 25, No. 1
The AASA Professor

Comparison Study of the Characteristics of Effective Middle Schools in Wisconsin and National Blue
Ribbon Schools
August, 2002
Dissertation

“To Block-Schedule or Not: Answering the Question in a unique and creative way”, The Education Digest,
April, 2004, Volume 69, No. 8.

Eye on Education staff book reviewer, July, 2003-present

Presentations

“Teaching Literacy in Every Classroom”
October, 2000
85 In-service participants
Madison Metropolitan Schools

“Seminar Review for Successful Completion of the Praxis in Educational Leadership”
September, 2002
Approximately 25 professionals in education slated to attend
Columbus, Georgia

“Do You Have A Middle School?”
July, 2002: Nuts and Bolts Conference
National M.S. Conference, Boulder, Colorado

“If It Walks Like a Duck, and Quacks Like a Duck, Is It A Middle School?”
November, 2003
National M.S. Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

“Applying Research Theory in the Professional Setting”
January, 2006
Kaplan University‟s National Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

“Including Music throughout the Early Childhood Day”
November, 2006
Ridgewood Academy, Westport, Connecticut

“No Child Left Behind and Reading”
June, 2009
Teacher Development Association
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“Instructional Reading Strategies
June, 2009
Teacher Development Association


REFERENCES

David Sanabria, Principal, Antilles Schools, Brook Street, Ft. Buchanan, Puerto Rico (787) 707-4647,
david.sanabria@am.dodea.edu

Dr. Youlanda Washington, Principal, Macdonald Intermediate School, Ft. Knox, Kentucky (502) 624-5650,
Youlanda.washington@am.dodea.edu

Deb Scott, Administrator, Teacher Education Department, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor,
Michigan 49283, (800) 986-9107 or (517)750-6410, deborahs@admin.arbor.edu

								
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