Higher Education Professor: Teaching experience in psychology, education, the
humanities, ethics, research-development, vocational education, personal and
professional development, community/organizational development.
Bachelor of Arts (BA): Anthropology/Linguistics, 1963, Wheaton,
College, Wheaton, Illinois.
Master of Counseling (MC): Career Development, 1989, Arizona
Research Thesis--Relation of Vertical/Lateral Eye Movements to Work/Vocational
Certified DISC Trainer/Distributor & Consultant; PERFORMAX/Carlson Learning
Co.: comparative study of multiple personality inventories, 1983ff; Lifelong
learning assessment and planning; personal and professional development for
individuals and groups: 1985-Present.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation in
Education with a Specialty in the Foundations of Education, 1997, The Union
Institute and University, Cincinnati,
Styles: The Key to Learning Strategies Management.
Bachelor of Divinity (DB), 1966, Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary,
South Hamilton, Mass.
Brite Divinity School, TCU, Ft. Worth, Texas: Advanced Pastoral Care Studies.
Association for Clinical-Pastoral Education (ACPE):
Reflective practice based curriculum: 440 contact hours/quarter--1760 hours /45
hours per sem hour equivalent=39.1 equivalent sem hours.
1. Two nine month extended quarters of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education)
A. Wesley Medical Center, Wichita,
Kansas: one quarter.
B. VA Hospital, Wichita, Kansas:
2. Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ (1978-1979): two full time
quarters--advanced standing level.
Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.), 1978, Community/Organizational Development, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA.
Problems and Prospects among the Blackfeet Indians of Browning, Montana,
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 1984, Counseling/Psychology/Mind Science, Golden State
University, San Diego, CA:
Dissertation: An Operational Theory of
Wellness: A Diverse Dimensional Perspective with an Integrated/Multi-Faceted
Fellow--College of Chaplains/Association of Professional Chaplains: Certificate
Professional teaching activities have included teaching and/or approval to
teach specific classes at the following schools:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; ERAU School of Corporate Training &
Professional Development; Park University; Turtle Mountain Community College;
Lake Region Community College, University of North Dakota, Moorhead State University,
North Dakota State University, Minot State University, & Northcentral
Specific teaching topics/areas include:
Ethics, organizational development, psychology, communication, organizational
culture, cross-cultural studies, group dynamics, counseling, social research
methods, creativity, learning/teaching styles, foundations of education,
multicultural education, problem-based teaching and learning, personal
assessment and development, professional planning and development, aging,
stress management, wellness development, and community development.
Areas of consulting include:
Personal, vocational, and professional development; educational services;
development; bricolage work, & cosmology-futuristics.
KAPPA DELTA PI--International Honor Society, In Education: Professional MEMBER
Voting Member: American Educational Research Association, 1230 17th St. NW, Washington
(202) 223-9485: Professional Interests: Adult Education/Development; Learning
Process/Strategies; Art-Based Educational Research.
Member: Organizational Development Network, 71 Valley Street, Suite 301, South
Orange, NJ 07079-2825:
PH: 973-763-7337, FAX: 973-763-7488; Email: odnetwork@ODNetwork.org; ONLINE:
www.ODNetwork.org. Professional interests: Management Style Analysis and
Training; Professional Development; Organizational Ethics.
Member (Comprehensive): Association for Supervision
and Curriculum Development (ASCD). 1703
N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714.
(800) 933-2723/(703) 578-9600.
Member: Association of American Educators [AARGIV01]
Member (Full Time): American Association of Univ. Professors (AAUP). 1012 Fourteenth St, NW, Suite 500,
737-5900. www. aaup.org.
"Teachers College Record"
Topics of Continuing Interest in Research and Education [1980-Present]:
Personal life assessment and planning, wholistic health, crisis intervention,
Career/professional development, work environments, small business management,
networking, stress management, artistic foundations of education.
Groups, support groups for life/health problems, conflict management, community
development, cross cultural values, diversity/minorities in the work place.
I. Classes Teaching or Taught at NCU--2004-Present:
Teaching at NCU is done within a mentoring
model--one-to-one with each student (400+ learners mentored
to date) in each class, sometimes with several in a class; facilitation of the
doctoral research classes--chair of 25 committees, reader on 15
committees--includes facilitation and coaching over a period of 21 semester
CT5001: The Teacher as Reflective Practitioner
CT5002: Learning Styles and Teaching Styles--
Strategies for Success
ED5026: Cognition, Emotion and Motivation
ED5030: Organizational Development
ELT7008: Online Learning Communities in an
ESOL6002: Cultural Diversity
GTE6000: Research & Applications in GTE
GTE6001: Designing Curriculum for GTE
GTE6002: Evaluation of Gifted Programs
OL6010: Organizational Leadership Research Project
OL7003: Leadership for Excellence
OL7004: Theory and Practice of Organizational Leadership
OL7005: Ethical Leadership
Research/Dissertation [Chair/Reader--PhD, EdD]--ALL: RSH1000-4000E;
RSH8951-8954E; DIS9007, 9017, 9027; Lead Mentor ('07ff): ED6001-2, 9005-6, 9019-20,
II. Lead Mentor
(LM): Curriculum and Teaching (CT) :
CT Specialization Classes: 5000-5008:
"Working together for excellence in teaching!"
---Aaron Givan, 3/2006
CT5000-Curriculum & instruction Strategies--Paradigms and Practices
CT5001-The Teacher as Reflective Practitioner
CT5002-Learning Styles and Teaching Styles: Strategies for Success
CT5003-Principles of Teaching and Learning
CT5004-Foundations of Language and Literacy Education
CT5005-Literacy Teaching and Learning
CT5006-Multiple Intelligences and Ways of Learning
CT5007-The Classroom Managing and Organizing for Student Achievement
CT5008- High Stakes Testing: Implications for Teaching and Learning.
Community/Organizational Development & Leadership
Personal & Professional Development
Ethical Theory and Applied Ethics
Values and Ethics
Ethics in Society
Computers and Society/Global Technology
Social Responsibility & Ethics in Management
Interdepartmental & Interpersonal Relations
Group Dynamics and Work Team Communications
Strategic Vision and Planning
Leadership and Motivation
Staffing and Team Building
Employee Training Programs
HISTORY OF TEACHING--1989-present:
1. Personality Studies; Curriculum Development; Behavioral Inventories; Ethical
Theory and Applied Ethics; Psychology; Community/Organizational Development
& Leadership; Personal & Professional Development.
2. FROM Ph.D. Transcript:
Creativity; Learning Styles; Brain Studies; Test Anxiety; College Level;
Lifelong Planning; Personal Growth Enhancement; Mentoring; Learning Strategies
Management; Non-Discursive Models of Learning-Bricolage ; Story, Memoir; Social
Construction of Knowledge ; Artistic Problem Solving; Creative Problem Solving
;Educational Foundations; Personal Life Planning; Work Environments; Groups ;
Wellness; Wellness Development; Personal Narrative .
3. Ethics Topics:
Values and Ethics; Ethics in Society; Multicultural Ethics; Computers and
Society/Global Technology; Business Ethics; Social Responsibility & Ethics
in Management, Ethical Leadership, International Ethics.
SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, AND CONFERENCES PRESENTED--1978-Present:
Consulting, coaching, and facilitation since 1978 has been done within the
context of large institutions--hospitals and church groups--using continuing
education models, personal and professional counseling and professional
development, group counseling, institutional interventions, including conflict
management and leadership education. A 13 semester hour practicum in mentoring and coaching was part of the Ph.D. program
of study at The Union Institute and University. The following items are
examples of topics presented.
Seminar Offered to UND CE Dept: "Caring for the Care Giver"
Seminar Offered to NDSU CE Dept: "Teaching with Clarity"
Personal and Professional Development Services: Offered to US Air Force at MAFB
Seminar Offered to Five ND Hospitals as CE Seminar: "Managing Difficult
People in the Work Place"
Aging Conference Funding: Wholisitc Conference on Alternatives for Aging in the
Wellness Conference Funding: Wholistic Community Development Conference--Crow
ART in Education
Career Guidance Seminar
Posing the Question
Informed Consent ---Ethics
Varieties of Psychotherapy
Introduction to Wellness
Hypertension and Drugs
Sexuality and Stereotypes
ART: FINE ART WATER COLORS BY AARON:
USED AS TRAINING ARTIFACTS IN GRADUATE EDUCATION CLASSES--UND, BISMARCK
FINE ART WATER COLORS: Sold at Auction, Phoenix, Az
HANDLED BY DISTRIBUTORS IN AZ AND ND
SOLD INDIVIDUALLY IN AZ AND ND
MUSEUM DISPLAY OF 16 PIECES IN ND
SHOWINGS IN AZ AND ND
WRITTEN UP IN ND NEWSAPAPER
SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES COMPLETED:
Professional Related Services 1997 Public Opinion Surveys: Research and
Professional Related Services 1997 Foundations of Education: Theory and Model
Professional Related Services 1997 Diversity and Multiculturalism: Modeling and
Applications in Educational Contexts
Professional Related Services 1997 Ethics in Education: Applications in
Educational Transformation Contexts
Consulting 1999 Communication Skills Training for Volunteer Leaders of ND
Consulting 1999 Research Analysis and Modeling: Guidance and Planning for
Consulting 1999 Vocational Development Training: Three Mini-Seminars Presented
on Four Rotations
Professional Conferences/Workshops 1999 Intro to Teaching Online (V-Campus)
Professional Certification 2001 College of Chaplains, APHA: Fellow, Cert #
Consulting 2001 Conflict Management: Training and Interventions Applications
Professional Conferences/Workshops 2003 WebCT Certification
Professional Conferences/Workshops 2005 Blackboard Certification
Professional Conferences/Workshops 2005 Online (Syllabus) Developer
Professional Conferences/Workshops 2006 Dissertation Management
Professional Conferences/Workshops 2006 Creating a Syllabus
Professional Conferences/Workshops 2006 Online Learner/Online Mentor
Consulting 2006 Artistic Foundations of Education: Modeling and Applications
Professional Memberships 2007 Kappa Delta Pi--Educational Honor Society:
Professional Member at Large
Consulting 2007 Cross-cultural Education: Problem Solving in Latino Contexts
Professional Conferences/Workshops 2007 Comprehensive Doctoral Review Training
Professional Conference: Small Town Success Summit: Courageous Leadership,
Strategic Planning--Appreciative Inquiry: A full day workshop with four work
sessions and eight Round Table presentations. At Lake Region State College,
Devils Lake, ND, 10-21-2008.
The Effects of Therapeutic Touch on Test Anxiety (Includes: Tests: A
Questionnaire). Belcourt, N.D.: Aaron Givan,
1991. A Research proposal and pilot inventory on test anxiety. Based on work
first completed in 1985 at Arizona State University,
Spirituality and Its Behavioral Traits/Markers--A Wholistic Model. Belcourt, N.D.:
Aaron Givan, 1991. An assessment of
spiritual behaviors using a wholistic point of view.
Personal Style Analysis Inventory. Belcourt,
Givan, 1991. A multi-form inventory of personality style.
A Personal Perspective on Quantitative/Qualitative Research Methods in
Education. Derwood, MD: Aaron Givan,
Contextual Diversity: Assessment and Practice. Derwood, MD:
Aaron Givan, 1995.
Computer Applications in Education: A Case Sampling of Epistemological
Pluralism. Derwood, MD: Aaron Givan,
Paradigm Diversity and the Integrated Balance of Educational Processes: A
Whole-Person Viewpoint. Derwood,
Matriarchal/Anima Dominance as a Balancing Factor in an Androgynous, Whole
Person Approach to Teaching/Learning Principles and Strategies/Skills: A
Beginning Handbook. Derwood,
Education through Art/Art Principles-Practices as a Meta-Paradigm: Promoting
Skill and Maturity in Mental, Ethical/Moral, and Aesthetic Knowledge and
Development. Derwood, MD: Aaron Givan,
Laterality and Educational Practices: A Wholistic Approach. A. Givan, 1996. Derwood, MD.
The Essence/Essences of the Philosophical Foundations of Education approaching
the Year 2000 A.D. Derwood, MD: A. Givan.
The Treatment of Test Anxiety in Children. Derwood, MD:
A. Givan, 1996.
Emotional Inventory for Test Anxiety (EITE-LF; EITA-SF). A. Givan,
Reactive/Maladaptive Test Anxiety Inventory (R/MiAI). A. Givan, 1996.
A Circumplex Model of History: An Overview of the Historical Foundations of
Education in the USA.
A. Givan, 1996.
Educational Trait Index (ETI). A. Givan, 1996. 10 item & 30 item versions. Derwood, MD.
A Wholistic/Circumplex Approach to Test Item Writing and Polychotomous Scoring
Procedures: A Continuing Education Module. Derwood, MD:
A. Givan, 1996.
Selected Comparative Personality Values (Alpha-Delta) with Associated Teaching
Styles and Strategies: A Lesson Plan Application Module. Derwood: A. Givan,
Test Anxiety--A Matter of Style. Derwood,
MD: A. Givan, 1996.
A Psychological View of the Seats of Human Learning--An Interpretative Model. Derwood, MD:
A. Givan, 1996.
Problems and Prospects in American Higher Education Approaching the Year 2000
A.D. Derwood, MD: A. Givan, 1997.
The Benefits of Using Creativity Insights/Guidelines in Curriculum Development.
A. Givan, 1997. Three Major Social Problems Influencing Educational Processes in
in the 1990 s: A Personal Perspective. Derwood,
MD: A. Givan, 1997.
Reflections on Issues/Trends in Educational Anthropology Influencing
Educational Processes in the USA
in the 1990 s. Derwood, MD: A. Givan, 1997.
Collecting \Wildflowers/Medicinal Plants in the USA--Montgomery County, Maryland:
An Adjunct to Artistic Creativity--A Summary. Derwood, MD:
A. Givan, 1997.
Learning Styles-Strategies for Learners: Research Applications--Mentoring,
Personal Growth Enhancement, and Lifelong Planning. (A Workbook.) Derwood, MD:
A. Givan, 1997.
Learning Styles: The Keys to Creative Teaching--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, 1998. One Credit Hour--Ed. 600 (NDSU, Fargo, ND).
Seeing Yourself in Your Students--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, 1998. One hour credit--T&L 900
(UND, Grand Forks, ND).
Problem-solving Oriented Teaching--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, 1998.
Practical Approaches for Teacher Improvement--A Syllabus. Aaron Givan, 1998.
Problem-Based Teaching/Learning: Reframing/Refining for the 21st Century-A
Syllabus. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan.
1998. Rolla, ND:
Professional- Excellence Program (PEP). Rolla,
Multicultural Education--A Syllabus. Rolla,
Foundations of Education--A Syllabus. Rolla,
Authentic Assessment--A Syllabus. Rolla,
Five Syllabi in Psychology. Syllabi for five progressively higher classes for
an undergrad program at TMCC, Belcourt,
ND. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, Winter, 2002.
Five Syllabi in Sociology. Syllabi for five progressively higher classes for an
undergrad program at TMCC, Belcourt,
ND. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, Spring, 2003.
Training in Applied Ethics--Policies and Procedures: A Training/Curriculum
Module. An administrative tool for online training in Applied Ethics at the
certification, undergrad, and masters level. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, Nov. 2003.
Applied Ethics for Today. A workbook. Rolla,
Givan, 12/2003, 2004.
Values, Ethics, and Character Development--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, 2004.
(See also: professionaldevelopmentinstitute.org, center4.org,
teachingandlearning.us, metavoicesystems.com, ethicsclasses.com,
Aaron Lee Givan, Ph.D.
Consultant and Educator
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