1 PERSONAL INFORMATION Curriculum Vitae Name in full: Shawn Arango Ricks Work address: EDUCATION Department of Human Performance and Sport Science Winston-Salem State University 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. C 017 Anderson Center Winston-Salem NC Phone: (O) (F) Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Dissertation: Tight spaces, contextualizing the journey of my experiences: Black feminist scholars negotiating power, navigating oppression and resisting domination while dismantling this old house. Master of Education, Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Arts, General Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, Concentration: African and African American Studies ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator, Rehabilitation Studies, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, 8/09-present. Responsible for teaching courses within the undergraduate curriculum Responsible for advising Rehabilitation Studies majors Assist in reviewing and revising curriculum as needed and necessary Responsible for developing relationships within the community to act as potential sites for internships Responsible for hiring and supervising adjuncts within the program Responsible for program evaluation data
2 Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Studies, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, 8/07-8/09. Responsible for teaching courses within the undergraduate curriculum Responsible for advising Rehabilitation Studies majors Assist in reviewing and revising curriculum as needed and necessary Responsible for developing relationships within the community to act as potential sites for internships Responsible for hiring and supervising adjuncts within the program Program Coordinator, Human Services Technology Program, Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC, 7/06-5/07. Responsible for designing and developing new certificates, diplomas, and degree with the Human Services program. Responsible for working with area 4-year institutions to build articulation agreements Responsible for hiring and supervising adjuncts within the program Assist in resolving conflicts between students and instructors Responsible for designing and implementing materials to potential students and agencies in the community describing the Human Services program Facilitated the cooperative education program; including the prompt and successful placement of students and the accurate and timely maintenance of required paperwork Responsible for scheduling classes Taught courses within the Human Services Curriculum Provided academic advising to students Acted as faculty advisor to the HSE Club Instructor, Human Services Technology Program, Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC, 1/03-5/06. Taught courses within the Human Services Curriculum including Provided academic advising to students in the HSE program. Acted as faculty advisor to the Human Services Club. Lecturer/Project Coordinator, Department of African and African American Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 8/94-5/95. Responsible for teaching one course (Introduction to African and African American Studies) in the Fall semester and a similar course in the Spring semester. Primary advisor for undergraduate students pursuing a major or minor within the Department
3 MAJOR TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Crisis Intervention Mental Health Issues Field Experience Diversity and inclusion Social Justice Black women in higher education Professional development PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS North Carolina Practice Improvement Collaborative, Substance Abuse Subcommittee, present. President, Southern Organization for Human Services, OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Lead Trainer, Future Focus 2020, Wake Forest University Babcock Graduate School of Management, Winston-Salem, NC, 8/01-5/04. Assisted in training teachers in how to integrate futuristic methodologies into curriculum. Lead students through a variety of exercises designed to help them make a connection between the present and their future. Program Facilitator, The Institute for African American Leadership, Boulder, CO, 9/97-4/00. Responsible for maintaining budget. Assisted in coordinating bi-monthly workshops for participants, with topics ranging from leadership to job skills. Responsible for reporting progress on objectives and goals to foundations and other grantors. Assisted in scheduling field trips and other cultural events for the participants Project Coordinator, Women United, Boulder, CO, 4/98-4/99. Responsible for the coordination of bi-monthly meetings. Assisted in the development and implementation of the Volunteer Advocacy Program, matching welfare recipients with trained volunteers. Collaborated with other welfare and human rights groups to attempt change on a legislative level.
4 Senior Research Associate, The Institute for Research on Social Problems, Boulder, CO, 11/96-12/97 Assisted the project director in writing and piloting interventions aimed at reducing levels of bias in children, for use in the Denver Public School system in conjunction with a grant from the Carnegie Foundation. Assisted in the supervision and observation of testers assisting in educational testing. Responsible for coordinating subjects and facilities for an in-house research study examining the impact of race on adult-infant interactions (Baby O study). Responsible for the initial intake of subjects, observing the intervention, and debriefing the subject after the completion of testing. Assistant Director, Residential Treatment Center, Alternative Homes for Youth (AHFY), Longmont, CO, 1/96-1/97. Responsible for the daily and weekly supervision of four staff members. Responsible for updating and maintaining client files and records. Responsible for the development of treatment plans for newly admitted youths. Acted as a representative of AHFY and our clients in court as requested. Maintained scheduling of all shifts, ensuring staff to client ratio meets federal, state, and local regulations. Facilitated staff meetings to discuss the progress and goals of the client. Actively participated in weekly team meeting involving case management of all clients. Facilitated of daily therapy groups to assist clients with treatment issues and concerns. Responsible for individual counseling sessions with specific youth on a weekly basis. Lecturer/Project Coordinator, Department of African and African American Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 8/94-5/95. Responsible for teaching one course (Introduction to African and African American Studies) in the Fall semester and a similar course in the Spring semester. Primary advisor for undergraduate students pursuing a major or minor within the Department. Collected information for Department strategic plan and curriculum development. Updated requirements for major and minor within the Department
5 Director of Multicultural Affairs, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, 1/93-8/94. Developed strategic plan for multiculturalism to act as a guide for the University. Worked with other departments, developed and implemented programs and services for students who represent minority cultures (African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino American, Asian American, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Students, International Students, and Women). Maintained contact with individual minority students, provided advice and counsel as needed. Developed and implemented programs designed to improve persistence and retention of minority students. Served as Foreign Student Advisor and Responsible Officer for international students on F1 and J1 visas. Coordinated the work of various student organizations which came together as the Coalition of Difference. This included the Students Association for Cultural Awareness (SACA), Black Student Union (BSU), NOW Campus Chapter, International Club (I-Club), and the Sexual Diversity Awareness Coalition (SDAC). Served as primary advisor for BSU, SACA, I-Club, and SDAC. Maintained contact with counterparts at nearby colleges to pursue joint activities for students. Developed programs that noted and celebrated holidays related to minority cultures. Assisted in the development of campus-wide programs, activities and strategies which encouraged cultural diversity. Graduate Intern, Center for Conflict Management, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 6/91-12/92. Assisted in the design, implementation, and facilitation of mediation training workshops. Mediated student and staff disputes on a daily basis. Assisted in the design, implementation, and facilitation of Educational Program Initiative (EPI) mentor training sessions. Designed and facilitated workshops on conflict management and resolution for faculty, staff, and students. Designed and facilitated workshops on appreciating differences for faculty, staff, and students. Wrote grant proposals for additional funding within the University. Assisted during initial evaluation of students for possible mediation or other alternative methods of discipline. Participated in compiling resource manual for EPI mentors. Active participant during weekly review of special cases with the Office of Conduct Standards. ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Gardner-Webb University: Seminar in Aging, Spring 2006 (Hickory, NC) Counseling Theory, Spring (Hickory, NC) Psychopathology, Fall (Winston-Salem, NC)
6 Theories of Personality, Fall (Winston-Salem, NC) The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA: Introduction to African and African American Studies, Fall 1994 and Spring 1995 African American Women: Past, Present, and Future, Fall Introduction to Black Studies, Fall Co-Instructor, Multicultural Peer Leadership Class, Boulder High School, Boulder, CO, 1/97-5/98. Co-Instructor, Multicultural Writing Seminar, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, 8/93-12/93. AWARDS AND HONORS National Council for Black Studies, Ford Foundation Fellow, Summer Institute for Ph.D. Students, June 9 -June 12, 2010 Luther Self Fellowship, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Academic Year Excellence in Teaching Finalist, Forsyth Technical Community College, 2005 and Adjunct Teaching Award, Gardner-Webb University GOAL Program, Spring 2006 and Fall 2006 Pi Lambda Theta, International Honor and Professional Society in Education. Skull and Bones, Senior Society honoring community leadership, The Pennsylvania State University. Black Achievement Award, The Pennsylvania State University. MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS National Rehabilitation Association, present. National Council on Rehabilitation Education, 2008-present. o Council on Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (CRDS) o Co-Chair, Council on Diversity and Equity, 2010-present. National Organization of Human Services o Board member, National Association for Minority Rehabilitation Concerns o Awards selection committee, 2011 Southern Organization of Human Service o Past-president 2010-present. o President, o Conference Coordinator, 2007 SOHS Conference, Asheville, NC. o Secretary, o North Carolina State Representative, North Carolina Organization of Human Service Educators o Conference Coordinator, October o Secretary,
7 American College Personnel Association (ACPA). o Directorate Member, Standing Committee for Women, o Membership Chair, Standing Committee for Graduate Students and New Professionals, Pennsylvania College Personnel Association (PCPA), o Chair, Multicultural Affairs Committee, o Chair, Graduate Concerns Committee, MAJOR PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Editorial Review Board, Human Service Education, 2008-present. Editorial Review Board, The Urban Review, 2008-present. COMMITTEE/BOARD WORK Winston-Salem State University Departmental Search Committee Chair, Rehabilitation Studies, , Freshman Seminar Jam Sessions Coordinator ( ) SEHP Social Committee member, 2008-present Chair, 2011-present Grade appeal committee (2008-present) Dispositions committee ( ) Women s Leadership Symposium, Planning Committee and Moderator, 2010 University Safety committee, 2007-present Academic Assessment Committee Mistress of Ceremonies, Spring 2011 Graduation Gala Faculty Senator, 2009-present Women s History Month Planning Committee Selection Committee, WSSU Summer Research Fellows, 2010 and 2011 Board member, Mediation Services of Forsyth County, 2008-present. Board member, Communities in Schools of Forsyth County, 2009-present. Forsyth Technical Community College: Search Committee Member, Coordinator, Cooperative Education, 2006
8 Excellence in Teaching Selection Committee, 2004 Search Committee Member, Coordinator, Cooperative Education, 2004 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Selection Committee, 2003 Forsyth Early Childhood Partnership, Allocations Panel, Spring 2004 and Spring Leader, Girl Scout Troop 232, Tarheel Triad Council, Lewisville, NC, Pioneer Elementary School: School Improvement Team, Susquehanna University: Retention Committee, Chair, Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board, ACT 101 Advisory committee, Steering Committee, Diversity in the Curriculum Conference, Bloomsburg University, The Pennsylvania State University: Commission for Women, Child Care Advisory Committee, Equal Opportunity Planning Committee, Forum on Black Affairs, Paul Robeson Cultural Center Advisory Committee, Black Arts Festival Planning Committee, PUBLICATIONS Ricks, S. (2009) Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Survival Skills of African American Women Journal of Justice Studies, p Ricks, S. (2009) Review of Career Interventions and Techniques: A Complete Guide for Human Service Professionals (2007) by Molly S. Duggan, M.S. and Jurgens, J.C.. Human Service Education; Vol. 29 (1), p Arango, S. and Levey, M., (1998) College and Women of Color, in How to succeed on a majority campus: a guide for minority students. Levey, M., Blanco, M., and Jones, W.T. (Eds.), Wadsworth: CA PRESENTATIONS Presenter, Deconstructing Diveristy, National Council on Rehabilitation Education, April 2012, San Francisco, CA.
9 Presenter, Navigating my Tight Spaces : Breaking Bread with Audre Lorde, a Critical Discourse Analysis of Sister Outsider, National Women s Studies Association, November 2011, Atlanta, GA. Panel presentation, Undergraduate Rehabilitation Education Ethics National Council on Rehabilitation Education, April 2011, Manhattan Beach, CA. Co-presenter, Rehabilitation Studies Field Experience: Building Partnerships to Influence Career Choice National Council on Rehabilitation Studies/CSAVR/RSA Conference, October 2010, Arlington, VA. Presenter, Black women and Self-Preservation American Education Studies Association, October 2010, Denver, CO. Co-presenter, Evolution or Extinction: The Future of Undergraduate Rehabilitation, Southern Organization for Human Services, April 2010, Concord, NC. Co-presenter, Since Combahee River Collective: Envisioning a Black Feminist Statement while Thinking, Speaking, and Working Margin to Margin, National Women s Studies Association, November 2009, Atlanta, GA Presenter, OMG tech 2day: The Impact of Technology on Teaching and Learning, Southern Organization of Human Services, March 2009, Tampa, Fl. Panel presentation, Telling it True: The Rhizomatic Experiences of African American Women, American Educational Studies Association, October 2008, Savannah, GA. Panel presentation, Graduate Student Experiences in a Majority Minority classroom at a PWI, American Educational Studies Association, October 2008, Savannah, GA. Poster presentation, New Academic Partnership: Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Studies Degree, North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., October 2007, Concord, NC Presenter, Deconstructing Diversity Training, National Organization for Human Services, October 2008, Tuscon, AZ. Presenter, Closing the Educational Gap: Strategies to Increase the Retention of Community College Graduates at Four-Year Institutions, Southern Organization for Human Services, March 2008, Charleston, SC Co-presenter, Am I Missing Something? Suicide Assessment Skills for Human Service Professionals, Southern Organization for Human Services, March 2008, Charleston, SC. Co-presenter, Becoming a Rhizomatic African American Woman,CACE, February 2008, Greensboro, NC.
10 Presenter, Communication Skills, Mental Health Association of Forsyth County, Winston-Salem, NC, Invited Trainer, Managing or Leading?, Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC, Presenter, Stress Management, Today s Woman, Winston-Salem, NC, Presenter, Stress Management and Your Health, Piney Grove Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC, Consultant, Selinsgrove Area Middle Schools, Selinsgrove, PA, "Celebrating Our Differences Day", May Co-Presenter, "Having the Skills Needed for a Diverse Student Life Arena", Pennsylvania State Showcase, Pennsylvania College Personnel Association annual convention, State College, PA, April Co-Presenter, "Do It With Attitude: An Experience in Culture and Personality", Pennsylvania State Showcase, American College Personnel Association, Indianapolis, IN, March Invited Lecturer, The Pennsylvania State University, Alternative Spring Break group, "Preparing for living and learning in a Multicultural World." February Invited Lecturer, Lewisburg, PA Chapter of NOW, "Skills for including Women of Color in the Feminist Movement", February Invited Lecturer, The Pennsylvania State University, MBA Class in Management, Diversity in the workforce 2000, November Invited Lecturer, Synergy Systems Group, Danville, PA, "Preparing teachers and counselors for a Multicultural classroom", October Co-Presenter, "Do It With Attitude: An Experience in Culture and Personality", Pennsylvania State Personnel Association annual convention, Seven Springs, PA, April Co-Presenter, "Listen to What I'm Not Saying: An Intercultural Training Model" Pennsylvania College Personnel Association annual convention, Lancaster, PA, April Co-Presenter. "Maybe Subtitles Would Help: An Intercultural Training Model" American College Personnel Association annual convention, San Francisco, CA, March Co-Consultant/Trainer, Cedar Crest College, Mediation and Intercultural Conflict Management for staff and students, consult on prejudice reduction programs, staff development, etc., Allentown, PA, March 1992-April 1992.
11 Trainer, Project WISE (Workplace Integration Skills for Engineers), The Pennsylvania State University, Spring Co-Trainer, Hudson Valley Community College, Hudson, NY, "Cultural Awareness and Conflict Management", two eight-hour workshops, May 1991 and January 1992.