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Faculty: Al Badger

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Al Badger, MA
Title(s):
Senior Adjunct Professor
School:
Undergraduate
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 925-265-8937

COURSES TAUGHT

ENGL 120
Business Writing

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Distance Education
  • Teaching Theory and Practice
  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Writing
  • Business Writing
  • Critical Thinking

EDUCATION

BA, University Massachusetts

    MA, Ohio State University

    PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    • Golden Gate University

      Adjunct faculty since 2000

    • Professional experiences include:

      Dean of Education
      Campus Director
      VP of Government Affairs

    • Writing experience:

      Basic Business English
      Fundamental Reading and Writing
      Oral Presentations
      Humanities 101
      Motivation Techniques

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    Contributor to The Online Teaching Guide: A Handbook of Attitudes, Strategies, and Techniques for the Virtual Classroom. Copyright 2000 by Allyn & Bacon. Edited by Ken White and Bob Weight.

      PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

      Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), Falls Church, VA.

      2006 to present: Performs program assessments as a Distance Education Specialist
      2010 to present: Reviews and evaluates school accreditation responses, as acting member of Preliminary Review Committee.
      Chair of Distance Education Committee.

        McLean Bible Church, Vienna, VA (Leader for Apologetics Church Ministry)

        2009 to present: Conducts and organizes seminars on critical thinking and contemporary cultural issues as leader of "Culture for Christ" Apologetics team.

          Presentations

          "Faculty Roles in a Distributed Learning Environment" at the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications Ninth Annual Meeting.

          Keynote speaker on the topic of "How Technology will Change Teaching and Learning at Independent Colleges" for The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc.

            HONORS AND AWARDS

            Senior Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University, 2011

              "Employee of the Year Award" from the President and Board Members of Silicon Valley College, 2002