Rocket Fuel

graduate: Faculty

Al Badger, MA
Title:
Senior Adjunct Professor
Department:
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