Company: 1) Halo Health
2) Loma Linda University
Location: Redlands, CA United States
San Angelo, TX, November 18, 2015, Judith Hakes, Ph.D., professor of education at Angelo State University, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide for dedication, achievements and leadership in higher education.
Driven by a passion for education, Dr. Hakes has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses for the past three decades. With a career that has spanned 50 years in total, she showcases expert knowledge of reading methods, social studies methods, language arts and multicultural curriculum. “I supervise student teachers and help them to develop their understanding of instructional design and human growth and development,” Dr. Hakes says, noting that she also works with students one on one to advise and prepare them for their careers.
algorithms, assistant professor, bacteriology, biostatistics, designing databases, epidemiology, grant writing, higher education, immunology, leadership, mentoring, mycology, observational studies, parasitology, virology
Company: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Location: Black Hawk, CO United States
As a professor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Donna Harler specializes in vocal training. Originally, she says, she wanted to study the piano, but moved into voice because she felt that her hands were too small to master the instrument. She feels that her greatest strengths are her empathetic spirit and patience, as well as her ability to feel along with my students as they learn to find their authentic voice. Looking ahead, her professional goal is to teach at the university for one more year, move to Colorado and continue teaching. She also hopes to find meaningful volunteer work.
Company: 1) Office of the Lieutenant Governor
2) University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah United States
Salt Lake City, Utah, October 19, 2015, Michelle M. Oldroyd, Esq., Director of the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and associate professor of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in legal education.
Ms. Oldroyd has 17 years of professional experience, with two years as the Director of the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and an associate professor of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Throughout her career, she has set herself apart through her excellence in legal education. Each day, she bridges gaps between private and public sector resources, combining them with private partnerships to bring the highest caliber civics curriculum to K-16 classrooms.
Dr. Wolven possesses more than 25 years of professional experience and expertise in English composition. In her role at Lincoln Trail College, she is trusted to create and teach online classes in English and literature. Dr. Wolven advises and mentors new students as well, pulling from her experience and strong educational foundation. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mary Baldwin College in 1981, she immediately pursued Master of Science in Journalism at Northwestern University. She later obtained a Master of Arts in secondary English education from Lynchburg College. Dr. Wolven recently furthered her education by earning an Ed.D. in organizational leadership with an emphasis in higher education leadership from Grand Canyon University. A member of the Illinois Education Association and a recipient of several formal honors over the years, Dr. Wolven aims to help, teach and influence many more students in the coming years. She also does guest speaking.
Company: Anna Maria College
Title: Professor Emerita
Location: Paxton, MA United States
Paxton, MA, October 12, 2015, Mary Lynn Ritchey, Professor Emerita at Anna Maria College, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in education.
With unparalleled expertise in her field, Ms. Ritchey lent many years of industry knowledge to her role as a professor with Anna Maria College. She started out in life wanting to be a performer, as she was training as a classical singer. Her life took a turn however, when she became a nun and was assigned to teach on an Indian reservation. It was at that time that she saw the importance of education and became a teacher. She is now certified to teach kindergarten through 12th grade in music, English, and social studies. Ms. Ritchey excels in her field because of her educational background and her prior industry experiences as a coral conductor and director of music education. During her spare time, she volunteers her time with the National Audubon Society, Sierra Club, Humane Society, Doctors Without Borders, and many others. In the coming years, Ms. Ritchey intends to reflect on her work, read more, and spend time with her friends and family.
Title: Assistant Professor / Department Chair
Company: Waldorf College
Location: Forest City, IA, USA
Kristin Pickett, Assistant Professor / Department Chair at Waldorf College, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide for dedication, achievement and leadership in criminal justice.
Since she was a young child, Ms. Pickett knew she wanted to be a teacher or a lawyer, therefore being a criminal justice professor was the best professional career path for her. She was fortunate enough to turn an adjunct position into a full-time job, within months of graduating, and has loved working in higher education since. Ms. Pickett has taught for ten years and was recently named the department chair of criminal justice at just 32 years of age.
Her professional goals are to help engage her students to find their passion and to give them the education needed to be successful in the field. Ms. Pickett enjoys teaching Introduction to Criminology, Introduction to Criminal Justice and Juvenile Delinquency the most out of the classes she teaches on campus. Aside from teaching Criminal Justice residentially, she also teaches Political Science, as well as Criminal Justice and Sociology online.
Aside from teaching, Ms. Pickett is interested in the areas of criminology, juvenile justice & delinquency, child advocacy and mental health issues within the criminal justice system. She has been working to create new courses to educate students further in these areas.
Ms. Pickett looks forward to many more years of teaching. She would also like to publish an introductory criminology textbook and become more involved in her professional organization. She hopes to be an inspiration to women everywhere as not as many women are professors, especially in the criminal justice field.