Vitae for Review

 

Regenia E Spoerndle

Email: Res46@uakron.edu

Summary

Motivating and talented instructor driven to inspire students to pursue academic and personal excellence

through a critical pedagogy. Strives to create a critically challenging and engaging learning environment in

which students become life-long scholars and learners.

Skills

  • Innovative teaching methods
  • Engaging public speaker
  • Exceptional written and verbal communicator
  • Committed to cultivating student leadership
  • Effective use of multi-media teaching tools
  • Committed to a Critical Pedagogy

AWARDS

Selected to present “Doll Politics: Consumerism and the American Girl” at the Feminist Scholarship and

Practice in the 21st Century Conference scheduled at the University of Akron, April 19, 2013

Ranked consistently above department averages in student evaluations for teaching in Fall 2013 semester at

the University of Akron

Awarded the Top Graduate Paper for the Ohio Communication Association Annual Conference in 2011

Selected as the Graduate Representative for the 2011-2012 OCA Executive Board

Experience

The University of Akron

Assistant Lecturer

Akron, OH

Instructor of record for two sections of Effective Oral Communication and two sections of

Introduction to Public Speaking undergraduate courses

August 2012

Initiated thought-provoking classroom discussions to help students develop their critical thinking

abilities.

AIFS Foundation

Local Coordinator

Stamford, CT

Assist with marketing the AYA foreign student exchange program to recruit host families and host

schools for international students participating in the program, supervise and counsel international

students during their participation in the program.

May 2012 to Current

The University of Akron

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Akron, OH

Assisted in development of course syllabus, assignments and grading of written work for Intercultural

Communication large group lecture class of 122 students under the supervision of Dr. Yang Lin,

Professor

Instructor of Record: Introduction to Public Speaking,Fall 2011. Typical class size, 23 students

Instructor of Record: Effective Oral Communication, Spring 2011, Spring 2012. Typical class size, 23

students

Developed syllabus, administered coursework, designed alternative assignments, graded all written and

oral work, administered final exam for all public speaking classes

January 2011 to May 2012

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Author

Grey, TN

Participated as a member of the “Curiosity Files” Creative Team of writers and designers developing

digital content for curricular unit studies

June 2010 to January 2011

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Curriculum Reviewer/Blogger

Grey, TN

Reviewed curriculum submitted by various contracted vendors for use at Guilford Academy, kept online

blog of written reviews, mentored other curriculum review authors/bloggers.

July 2006 to May 2010

Guilford Academy

Administrator/Teacher

Wadsworth, OH

January 1995 to May 2010

Education

Additional Information

Handled all aspects of State, non-charter paperwork, transcripts of students, and selection of

curriculum, course development; supervision and counseling of students.

Kept abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature and attending professional

conferences.

Inspired students to translate their academic interests into the real world by taking positive actions.

The Akron Beacon Journal

Correspondent

Akron, OH

Attended assigned local government meetings to write news briefs, communicated with night desk

regarding.

news features, provided ongoing support to full-time reporting staff with leads, etc.

January 1992 to January 2000

Education

The University of Akron

Master of Arts: Communication

Akron, Ohio, USA

Member of Omicron Delta Kappa Academic Honorary Society

Member of Golden Key International Honorary Society

Top Graduate Paper, 2011 Ohio Communication Association

Attended Ohio Communication Conference in 2011 to present paper, “So What About Socialization:

Homeschoolers Reveal How They Negotiate Cultural Expectations and Academic Needs of Their

Children

2012

The University of Akron

Bachelor of Arts: Communication and Rhetoric

Akron, OH, USA

Member of WAUP (currently, WZIP) radio station

Member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority

Member of Communications Honorary

1986

Online Writing Samples http://www.regeniaspoerndle.com or http://www.homeschoolreviews4you.blogspot.com

Professional Affiliations

  • Founder and Director of Homescool Players youth theater organization, 2007-2012
  • Roo Crew Alumni Mentor for STEM Scholars program

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