The Ida B. Wells Community Academy


The Résumés and Curriculum Vitae for Members of the Development Team

Novi quid ex Africa!
"Everything new comes out of Africa!"  — Pliny

The Résumés and Curriculum Vitae of each of the proposed community school's co-principle developers and the contributions each will make to Ida B. Wells Community Academy (IBWCA) are found in "On these Principles We Stand!" Identified below are the professional qualifications of the developers and planners who have worked diligently to establish and perfect this Community Academy in the city of Akron, Ohio. (Dr. Crosby's vita is presented here as an outline to give specificity to his lengthy educational career.) The other résumés and vitae present each person's educational, work experience, fiscal, business, and legal expertise. The roles each developer and planner-reviewer will play in the development of the proposed Ida B. Wells Community Academy are indicated above in the narrative portion of this program discription under Program Development Network.

Résumés and Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae and Resumés for the Development Team

1.  Curriculum Vita for Edward W. Crosby, PhD

Address:  437 Silver Meadows Drive
                Kent, Ohio 44240-1913

Phone:  330.673.9271 
FAX:  330.673.0330

Place of Birth:  Cleveland, Ohio

Date First Hired:  August 1, 1969

Retirement Date:  January 1, 1994

Teaching Experience:  36 years: 1957-1994

Current Rank:  Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Pan-African Studies; and 
                        Professor Emeritus, Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies 


  • B.A., German (Major) and Spanish (Minor), l957, Kent State University
  • M.A., German, l959, Kent State University

  • Ph.D., Medieval German Languages & Literature and Medieval History with emphasis
              on German Medieval History, l965, The University of Kansas at Lawrence 
Professional Experience:


  • 1995-Present, Interim Director, Institute for African American Affairs, A Division of the Department of Pan-African Studies, Kent State University
  • 1990-Present, President, HieroGraphics, Inc., Stow, Ohio
  • 1985-Present, Vice President, Network for Educational Development and Enrichment,  Inc. (NEDE), Kent, Ohio
  • 1976-1993, Chairman, Department of Pan-African Studies, Kent State University
  • 1976-1978, Director, Black Studies Program, University of Washington (on 2-year LOA)
  • 1969-1976, Director, Institute for African American Affairs, Kent State University
  • 1966-1969, Director of Education, Experiment in Higher Education Education, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • 1968-1970, Vice President, Educational Resources Institute, Inc., East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1965-1966, Assoc. Director, Summit County-Greater Akron Community Action Council — O.E.O. (on 1-year LOA from Hiram College)
  • 1963-1965, Chair, Department of German, Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio
  • 1962-1963, Director, Modern Languages Lab, Tuskegee Institute (now University), Tuskegee Institute, Alabama
  • 1994-present, Professor Emeritus, Department of Pan-African Studies and Modern and Classical Language Studies
  • 1969-1994, Associate Professor, Pan-African Studies and Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures (now Modern and Classical Language Studies), Kent State University
  • 1966-1969, Assist. Professor, German, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • 1963-1966, Assist. Professor, German, Hiram College, Ohio
  • 1962-1963, Assist. Professor, German and Spanish, Tuskegee Institute (now University), Tuskegee Institute, Alabama
  • Fall Quarter l959, Instructor (PT), German, Department of Modern and Classical, Languages, Kent State University
  • Summer Session l96l, Instructor (PT), Spanish, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Kent State University
  • 1958-1965, Instructor, German and Spanish, Hiram College (on 3-year LOA to complete Ph.D. studies and to teach at Tuskegee Institute, 1960-1963)
Board Memberships
  • Advisory Board, Portage County Department of Human Services, August 1986-July 1987
  • Board of Directors, N.E.D.E. Corporation, Inc., September 1985-present
  • Board of Directors, King-Kennedy Community Center, Ravenna, Ohio, November 1984- 1986-1987
  • Board of Directors, The Harriet Tubman African American Culture Museum, 1989-1992
  • Board of Directors, Portage County Housing Advocates, Inc., December 1980-1985
  • Board of Directors, East Akron Community House, ca. 1972-1974
Community and University Service
  • Member, Task Force for Quality Education, Akron, Ohio, 1995-Present
  • Consultant to Africentered Curriculum Infusion Project, Cleveland Public Schools, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993-1994
  • At-large member of Board of Directors, National Council for Black Studies, headquartered at California State University—Dominguez Hills, Carson, California
  • Member, Blue Ribbon Advocacy and Accountability Committee, Cleveland Public Schools' "Vision 21" initiative, December 1993 to May 1994
  • Member, Cleveland Public Schools/Institutions of Higher Education (Cleveland Area) Consortium, 1992-1994
  • Co-Chairperson, Africentered Curriculum Infusion Implementation Taskforce, Cleveland   Public Schools, 1992 to 1994
  • Member of Board of Elders, Alkebulan-Sharo (an African Rites of Passage process) in Akron, Ohio, 1992 to present
  • Speaker, Workshop Leader, and Trainer, Fairfax Community of Cleveland Oral History Project, St. James AME Church, Cleveland, Ohio, 1985-1986
  • Chairman, Concerned [African American] Citizens of Portage County, 1983-1986
  • Founder and President, Ohio Consortium for Black Studies, 1980-1985
  • Director, Black Folklife and Popular Lore of Portage County, Ohio, Oral History Project funded by the Ohio State Joint Program in the Humanities, 1980
  • Ohio State Delegate (elected) to National Education Association, 55th Representative Assembly, Miami, Florida, June-July 1976
  • President, Northeastern 0hio Black Studies Consortium, 1974-1976
  • Director, Educational Enrichment and Career Development Program, City Demonstration Agency, Cleveland, Ohio and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (Model Cities). This program was implemented on the Kent State University campus, 1974-1976
  • Co-Director and Light and Sound Technician, African Community Theatre (ACT), Kent State University, 1972 to present
  • Coordinator of Tutorial Services (Hiram College Volunteers), Akron-Summit Tutorial Program, Akron Community Service Center and Urban League, 1963-1965
Consultant Services
  • Consultant, African-Centered/Multicultural Curriculum Infusion Project, Cleveland Public Schools; drafted and coordinated the training and research/evaluation proposal, August- November, 1992
  • Member of Evaluation Team, the College of Public and Community Service, The University of Massachusetts at Boston, 1985
  • Resident Consultant, Regional Council on International Education (University of Pittsburgh): Faculty Institute on the Black World, February 1970-June 1972
  • Research Associate, Bureau of Social Science Research and the American Council on Higher Education, 1968-1969, special program for minority youth. See published report: Astin, Frankel et al., Higher Education and the Disadvantaged Student, Human Services Press, 1972
  • Consultant, Peat, Marwick and Mitchell (Philadelphia), Model Cities Program Evaluator, University of Pittsburgh, 1973
  • Member of Program Evaluation Team, Black Studies Department, University of  Pittsburgh, 1974
  • Department of Health, Education and Welfare, (Office of Education) July 1, 1969-March 31, 1970. Contract renewed for 1970-1971
  • Consultant for Black Studies Program, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1969
  • Resource Person, Danforth Foundation—Metropolitan Scholars Fellowship Program, 1966-1969
  • National Advisory Consultant, Educational Associates, Inc., under contract from Office of Education, for consultant services to UPWARD BOUND Programs, April 1968
  • Consultant, Reed College (Oregon) for Black Studies Program Development, 1968
  • Consultant, San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University, Northridge) for Black Studies Programs 1968-1969
  • Consultant to Educational Programs, Inc., Washington, D.C., for Adult Basic Education Programs (Wilcox County, Alabama) and to High School Equivalency Program — H.E.P., University of Texas at El Paso, June 1967
  • Program Evaluator, University Research Corporation Washington, D.C., for Evaluation of Multi-Service Training Centers, Temple University, October, 1966

      Website and Webpages — accessible at: 

      a. and

    • "Chief Fela Sowande's Philosophy and Opinions," edited and published posthumously by HieroGraphics Online in Africana Studies at Kent State University, 1968 to 1998 (a) 
    • Your History Online, A Chronological History of Africans in America, in Africa, and in  the Diaspora, 1600 BCE to AD 1980 (a)
    • The Robinson-Naylor-Harris Family News Quarterly (a)
    • The Case For and Against George Garrison: A Chronological Documentary (b)
    • The European: A Fable by Hermann Hesse (a)
    • The Ida B. Wells Community Academy (b) 
  • "A Million Two Hundred Thousand African Drummers" in Eugene B. Redmond, Sherman Fowler, Marcus Atkins, Drumvoices Revue — VISIBLE GLORY: The Million Man March, Vol. 7, Nos. 1-2, Fall-Winter-Spring, 1997/98, pp. 197-198
  • "Empowering Alternative Schooling Initiatives in the African American Community," in The Electronic Journal of Africana Studies (EJAS1N1 CROSBY), Institute for African American Affairs, Kent State University, April 1995; available from the INTERNET:
  • "African Education: An Appraisal of Afrocentric Content vs. Eurocentric Form," Proceedings of the Public Policy Forum — Afrocentrism vs. Eurocentrism: The National Debate, Institute for African American Affairs, May 4, 1991. A revised version of this piece will be included in the forthcoming edition of The Afrocentric Scholar, 1993 
  • "The 1990s, A Mirror Image of the Illusion of Progress During the '70s and '80s," The Black Collegian, March/April 1991
  • "Henry Dumas as Poet, Educator and Seer," Black American Literature Forum, Indiana State University, Summer 1988
  • "The Education of Black Folk: A Historical Perspective," The Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. l, No. 2, l977
  • "On Correct Education," Impact, Vol. 7, No. 2, Winter, l972
  • "The nigger and the Narcissus (or Self-Awareness in Black Education)," prepared for U.S. Information Agency Forum Series (Voice of America), February l5, l969. Also published in Black America, John Szwed (ed.), Basic Books, Winter, l970
  • "New Directions in Educating the 'Disadvantaged,'" Higher Education for the Disadvantaged, A Commentary, Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville), 1968, pp. 20-28
  • "The Negro and Education: An Exercise in Absurdity," in Interinstitutional Cooperation in Higher Education, Lawrence C. Howard (ed.), University of Wisconsin, l967
  • Books
  • YOUR HISTORY: A Chronology of Notable Events in the History of Africans in Africa and the Diaspora, 1600 BCE-1980, a revised and enlarged edition with a comprehensive subject and name index, 482 pp., Ginn Press, January 1989. Originally published as a 127-page text by the Institute for African American Affairs, Kent State University, 1976. Also published as a Webpage:
  • The African Experience in Community Development, with L. Davis and A. Adams Graves, Vol. II, Advocates Publishing Group, l983
  • The African Experience in Community Development, with L. Davis and A. Adams Graves), Vol. I, Advocates Publishing Group, l982. (Both volumes of th1s text have been re-printed with some minor revisions by Ginn Press, 1988, 1992, 1993
  • Monographs
  • "Africa for the Africans, Selected Speeches of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Malcolm X, and Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela," co-edited with Kwame Nantambu (aka Linus Hoskins), African American Affairs Monograph Series, Vol. 4, No. 3, Spring 1991, Kent, Ohio: Institute for African American Affairs, Kent State University.
  • "Chronology of Notable Dates in the History of Africans in the Americas and Elsewhere," African American Affairs Monograph Series, Vol. 2, No. 2, Kent, Ohio: Institute for African American Affairs, Kent State University, Winter/Spring, l976, 127 pp. 
  • "Culture, Curriculum, and Politics," African American Affairs Monograph Series, Vol. l, No. l, Kent, Ohio: Institute for African American Affairs, Kent State University, November l973.
  • Translations
  • Hermann Hesse, "Der Europäer" ("The European"), a fable, in Traumfährte (Zurich,    Switzerland: Fretz und Washmuth Verlag A.G., 1945). Translation appears in the   Institute for African American Affairs' African American Monograph Series as an 
  • "Occasional Paper," Fall 1992. Also published as a Webpage at
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt, "Herkules und der Stall des Augias" ("Hercules and the Augian Stables"), a radio play (Zurich, Switzerland: Verlag der Arche, 1964). Translation        completed in 1968 is unpublished.
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt, "Der Tunnel," a short story published in Prosa I-IV (Zurich, Switzerland: Verlag der Arche, 1952). This recently completed translation is unpublished.
  • Gervasio Fournier-González. (1886). El pueblo Griego es de origen Egipto. Valladolid, España: Saturnia Pérez (in preparation with the assistance of Dr. Marlene Dorsey).
  • Gervasio Fournier-González. (1901). La raza negra es la más antigua de las razas humanas. Valladolid, España: Saturnia Pérez (in preperation with the assistance of Dr. Marlene Dorsey).
  • Manuals
  • The Black Experience: An Anthology, Vol. I, (with A. Adams Graves), Office of      Independent Study, University of Washington, 1977
  • The Black Experience: An Anthology, Vol. II, (with A. Adams Graves), Office of Independent Study, University of Washington, l977
  • The Black Experience: An Anthology, Vol. III, (with A. Adams Graves), Office of Independent Study, University of Washington, l977
Selected Presentations at Professional Meetings and Community Gatherings
  • "Orienting African American Youth to the University and the World," American       Psychology Association, Toronto, Canada, 1993. Paper delivered by Jeff Smith, PhD Candidate.
  • "A Black Agenda for the '90s and Beyond, or, Will We Repeat the Errors of the Past?" Keynote Address at the Associated Neighborhood Centers' 76th Annual Dinner, Youngstown, Ohio, May 1, 1992.
  • "African Education: A Reappraisal of the Conflict between Institutional Form and Afrocentric Content in the Learning Process," Temple University, 1988.
  • "Education and Nation-Building: Where Did We Go Wrong?" Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, October 2l, l986.
  • "Black Studies and the Challenge of the 2lst Century," Trenton State College, Trenton, New Jersey, February l9, l986.
  • "Black Studies and Academe: Problems, Progress and Prospects" at the annual Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, October 1985.
Academic Honors
  • Nominated for Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, 1992
  • President, Black Faculty and Staff Association (now the Pan-African Faculty and Staff  Association), 1990-1991. Founded this organization in 1971
  • President's Award for Scholarship, Kent State University, 1990
  • Senator, Faculty Senate, Kent State University, 1990-1992
  • Co-founder and Honorary Member, Alpha Kappa Mu, National Scholastic Honor Society, l982
  • Honorary Member, Omicron Delta Kappa, September l975
  • Presented by students, faculty, and staff with the "Man of the Year" Teaching Award, Experiment in Higher Education, Southern Illinois University — Edwardsville (E. St.  Louis Campus), 1968
Other Accomplishments and Associations
  • Editorial Board, The Afrocentric Scholar, a publication of the National Council of Black Studies, 1991–present
  • Member of Curriculum and Accreditation Committee, National Council of Black Studies (NCBS), 1989 to present
  • Life Member of the NAACP, Portage County Chapter, 1986
  • Member, President's Council, Kent State University, 1985 to present
  • Member/Consultant, Task Force for Quality Education, 1994 to present
2.  Resumé for Dean L. Seavers, MBA

Address:  1571 Sherwood Road
                Highland Park, Illinois  60035

Phone:   847.83l.3232
FAX:   847.831.9163


  • 1985 - 1987 Graduate School of Business, Palo Alto, California
    • Master of Business Administration, Stanford University

  • 1980 - 1984 Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
    •  Bachelor of Business Administration, summa curn laude
    •  Valedictorian
    •  Scholarship Recipient, Beta Gamma Sigma, AICPA
  • 1996 - Present   Allied Domecq Retailing - USA, Chicago, Illinois 
  • RBl Manager/General Manager Designate
    • Responsible for Midwest Zone's Brand Transformation strategy Responsible for convening 120 Dunkin' Donuts stores to new Business Offering and improving the brand equity in the Zone through multi-branding, remodeling, and relocation.
    • Accountabilities include developing franchisee business planning process to deliver budgeted sales increases and franchisee profit targets as well as developing a succession plan and identifying replacement within 18 months. Produced blueprint utilized by entire management team to write Development Profiles.
    • Manage company's most aggressive U.S. franchisee development plan including:

      • Financial analysis and projections for Internal and external appropriation requests.
      • Identification of and negotiation with equity and debt financing sources.
      • Site selection and negotiation of prime lease for Zone's first tri-brand location.
      • Direct development of management team including selection and cross-training.

    • Responsible for market-wide strategic initiative to reposition Baskin Robbins' brand. Developed, coordinated, and implemented region-wide sell-in meetings, achieving a company best 97% program participation. Managed the retail-level execution of the strategy.

  • 1992 - 1996  Flex-tech Professional Services, Chicago, Illinois
  • Managing Director - Flex-Tech Telecommunications Subsidiary
    • Responsible for business development and start-up operations — authored entire business plan and implementation strategy.
    • Built team from start-up phase to current level of 3 regional managers and 35 full-time technicians (data, voice, video, structured wiring, and outside plant capabilities).
    • Raised division's start-up capital and managed daily cash flow needs and bank relationships.
    • Developed project management capabilities in response to customer needs allowing company to achieve Partner-status with Sprint and recognition as a Master Subcontractor with Ameritech.
    • Sold 50% equity interest when 1st quarter backlog equaled 100% year revenue target.
           Senior Consultant
           Business Development - $3 Billion Healthcare Company
    • Responsible for developing a managed care strategy in support of new sales initiatives.
    • Tasked with building the managed care team in support of new strategic direction.
    • Targeted clients were integrated health care systems evolving in response to health care reform.
    • Developed a multimedia software strategy to enhance sales training and development.
    Regional Manager - Contract Management Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Directed 3 district managers delivering Food and Environmental services to healthcare customers.
    • Each district comprised of approximately 14 functional healthcare accounts and 150 FTEs.
    • Responsible for budget of $17M and implementation of workout strategies for trouble accounts.
    • Led crosstraining program which consolidated Foodservice and Environmental service functions.
    • Instituted quality enhancement program using Total Quality methods.
    • Implemented customer-focused contracts tying profit sharing bonuses to customer satisfaction scores.

  • 1990 - 1992  Pepsico, INC., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • KFC National Management Company
    Operations Manager
    • Responsible for 30 corporate-owned restaurants with approximately $21M in revenue.
    • Analyzed overall team performance and recommended realignment saving $l75M annually.
    • Led implementation of Customer Service Enhancement program at store level.
    Pepsi-cola Company
    Regional Distribution Manager
    • Directed S site managers with responsibility for $180M in regional revenue derived from retail, vending, and transport income.
    • Managed $14M budget and 128 employees with 8 warehouse managers and 4 distribution rnanagers.
    • Established seIf-directed work teams supporting consolidation of two regions.
    • Designed two bulk-delivery systems realizing $200M annual savings.
    • Recommended infrastructure study which led to 3 warehouse consolidations saving $250M annually.

  • 1987 - 1990  Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan
    •          Associate Level Promoted to Management Level
    Product Planning Group
    • Established team ac&ountabilities to launch 1994 vehicle program with 15% program savings.
    • Led market study analyzing irnpact of paint tcchnology on 1993 market strategy.
    • Analyzed overall competitive position of Division's 1992 luxury sedans.
    Advertising Staff
    • Coordinated luxury-vehicle communications and public relations.
    • Authored position paper to develop a coordinated sports marketing department.
    • Realigned Lincoln-Mercury Division's districts to coincide with major media markets. 
    • Conducted comprehensive market studies for two major-metropolitan areas.
    • Devised strategy for European-import relaunch and annual introduction show.
    • Executed two direct-mail programs to increase awareness of European-import models.
    • Developed and implemented national sales training programs.
3.  Resumé for Patricia Raita Bilal

Address:   990 Peckham St.
                 Akron, Ohio 44320

Phone:   330.762.7011

Personal Philosophy:

Working with youth in any capacity is the only way to ensure the future for us ail. The
approach cannot be one dimensional, it should be holistic and exhibit a complete way of life.
In approaching my endeavors this is always part of the theme. Whether it is Rites of Passage
or teaching, the perspective is not on the individual self, but the collective self.

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts, 1976; Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio
  • Diploma, 1972; Glenville High School, Cleveland, Ohio
Post Baccalaureate Work:
  • Kent State University, Akron University, Kent State University
Professional Experience:
  • 1993-Present – Rites of Passage Trainer
  • 1991-92 – Upward Bound – Kent State University
  • 1991 – Westside Needs Assessment Survey, University of Akron
  • 1990-91 – Private Tutor
  • 1977-Present – Certified Teacher, Akron Public Schools
  • 1976-77 – Certified Teacher, Shawnee Local Schools, Lima, Ohio
Professional/Community Involvement:
  • 1996-2000 – National Co-Chair, Afrikan National Rites of Passage United Kollective 

  •                     (ANROPUK)
  • 1994-Present – Founder/Co-Chair, Maisha Kamili Sharo Rites of Passage
  • 1992-Present – Member - ANROPUK
  • 1992-94 – Member, Alkebulan Sharo Rites of Passage
  • 1990-91 – African American Festival and Parade Committee
  • 1990 – Applied Leadership at the Neighborhood Level
5. Curriculum Vita (Summary) for Robert Deitchman, PhD

Address:   77 Rhodes Avenue
                Akron, Ohio 44302

Phone:  330.434.6077

SSN:  105-30-2882


  • BBA, City College of New York
  • MA, PHD, University of Tennessee
  • MSSA, Case Western Reserve University
  • Field Experience Completed at the Akron Community Service Center and Urban League
Post Doctoral Fellowship:
  • University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital - Division of Psychiatry/Dept of Psychology
  • Research Assistant/Part-Time Instructor, University of Tennessee
  • Fellowship/Instructor, University of Rochester
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Akron
  • Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Akron
  • Retired/Part-Time Instructor (Current), University of Akron
  • Medical Social Worker '967, Universal Nursing Service
Boards (All Current)
  • Akron Community Service Center and Urban League Computer Lab Advisory Commitee
    • National: Resolutions Committee
    • State: State Education Chair
    • Local: Assistant Secretary/Board Member
  • Crouse Caring Community
    • Member Advisory and Policy Boards
  • Ashe Village
    • Vice President
  • United Way
    • Member P & A Committee
  • B.E.S.T.
    • Board Member
  • Equity and Adequecy Committee
    • Observer
  • Equal Access to Education Committee
    • President
  • Akron Metro Transit Authority
  • ADA Advisory Committee
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Homes, Inc.
    • Member, Professional Advisory Committee
  • Akron Public Schools
    • Strategic Planning Committee
    • District 5, Suspension and Expulsion Committee
    • Multicultural Committee
  • Rhodes Avenue Black Club
    • Member
6. Resumé for Perkins B. Pringle

Address:   925 Stein Ct #301
                Kent, Ohio 44240

Phone:   330.678.1192


  • December 1998 – Master of Arts Teaching, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • August 1996 – Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
    • Minor: Pan-African Studies, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • E.W. Crosby and W. Smith III Leadership Award, 1996
Computer Skills:
  • Student Information System(SIS),
  • Corel WordPerfect,
  • Microsoft Works,
  • Microsoft Word,
  • Internet Proficient
Related Experience:
  • September 1997-July 1998 – Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Life, College of Education, Kent State University
  • Provided academic and personal counseling to college students
  • Developed three brochures for programs targeting college and high school students
  • Assisted in the recruitment of high school students for Kent State's Education Program
  • Arranged and Provided transportation for students participating in various programs
  • September 1996-August 1997 – Upward Bound, National Council of Educational
  • Opportunity Association – AmeriCorps College Bound Member,
  • Implemented a mentoring program for high school students in grades 9-12, utilizing

  • college students (A Day in the Life of a College Student)
  • Tutored, Mentored and Counseled junior high and high school students 
  • Assisted in the recruitment of high school students
  • Developed and Implemented a training program for college students interested in becoming mentors to high school students
  • Worked with the parents of Upward Bound students, with the goal of getting them to take an active role in their student's education
  • Planned and Arranged Summer Bridge Component for seniors in High School
Organizational Involvement:
  • 1998 – Secretary, Co-chair, Taskforce for Quality Education
  • 1998 – Mason, Ecclesiastes Lodge #120
  • 1994-Present – Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • 1995-1996 – President, Black United Students
  • 1995-1996 – Co-founder, The Student Coalition
  • 1993-1998 – Treasurer and Adviser, Harambee Cultural Program Board
  • "7 Principles of Kwanzaa," Upward Bound, Kent State University
  • "The Elements of Leadership," Upward Bound, Kent State University
  • How Do We Continue the May 4th Legacy?, May 4th Remembrance, Kent State University
8. Curriculum Vita for Ronald C. McClendon, PhD

Address:  354 Retreat Drive
               Akron, Ohio

Phone:  330.666.7219

  • Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership
  • Educational Psychology Unit
  • Assistant Professor of Education, Appointed June, 1993
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Education
  • Undergraduate and Temporary Graduate Faculty, Appointed 1990
  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, The University of Akron. (American Psychological Association approved) December, 1993
  • Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (American Psychological Association approved) 1988
  • Master of Arts Education (Community and College Counseling) The University of Akron, May 1982
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), The University of Akron, May 1979
Experience in Undergraduate and Graduate-level Teaching

     Graduate Courses

          The University of Akron, College of Education
          Teacher Education Program.

  • 5100: 721, Learning Processes, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • 5100: 624, Seminar: Educational Psychology, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • 5100: 624, Seminar: Human Learning, 1991-1993
  • 5600: 635, Community Counseling, 1989
  • 5600: 600, Human Sexuality and Drug Abuse, 1989
     Undergraduate Courses

          The University of Akron. College of Education
          Teacher Education Program

               Team Leader

  • Phase I Core courses, 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1996-1997, Spg 1998
  • 5050:210, Characteristics of Learners, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • 5050:211, Teaching and Learning Strategies, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
  • 5100:250,HumanDevelopmentandLearning, 1990, 1991, 1992
  • 5100:250, Human Development and Learning, 1989 Part-time
  • 5100:250, Human Development and Learning, 1988 Part-time
  • 1100:101, University Orientation Fall 1996
  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Behavioral Sciences, Term 2, Interviewing Skills, 1986
  • Dissertation Advisor: Fannie Brown, 1995
  • Dissertation Committee Member: John Queener, 1995, Beth Fluharty, 1995
  • Theses: Carol Warneke, 1996
Professional Community Service


  • Cloverleaf High School, Medina Ohio 1998
  • Task Force For Quality Education, Akron, Ohio. 1996-1997, 1998
  • Cooperative Learning, Medina Public Schools, 1991
  • Group Instruction, Woodridge High School, 1991
  • Youth Motivation Task Force (Private Industry Council) Akron Public Schools, 1989
  • 1990
  • Summit County Older Adults Coordinating Council, 1990, 1992, 1993
  • Task Force for Quality Education, 1996
  • Educational Testing Service, 1996 (Question Writer for ORE), 1996
Professional Meetings Attended
  • Midwestern Association of Teachers of Educational Psychology Conference, Oxford,
  • Ohio, Fall, 1997
  • "What Works II: Postsecondary Education in the 21st Century," Penn State University June, 1996
  • Midwestern Educational Research Association Conference, Chicago, Ill., 1996
  • Ohio Education Association Conference (ACE~, Columbus, Ohio, 1995
  • American Educational Research Association Conference, New Orleans, La., 1994.
  • Ohio Academy of Science Conference, Youngstown, Ohio, 1993
  • Mid-western Educational Research Association, Chicago, Ill., 1992
  • Ohio Academy of Science Conference, Akron, Ohio, 1992
  • Ohio Psychological Association Conference, Toledo, Ohio, 1985
Credit/Non-credit Classes and Workshops Conducted
  • Cognitive Styles versus Learning Styles: Implications for educators. Summer, 1998
  • "What to look for in a good teacher." Task Force For Quality For Quality Education Workshop, 1997
  • Task Force For Quality Education: Community Service Workshop, the University of Akron, 1996
  • Graduate Student Group Advising: Educational Foundations students, the University of Akron, 1996
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Revised: Presentation to graduate class on Intelligence Testing, the University of Akron, 1992
  • Coping with Stress on National Teacher Exam: Presentation to undergraduates preparing to take NTE, the University of Akron, 1992
  • Stress and Computer Testing: Workshop for employees of university testing center, the University of Akron, 1992
  • Coping with Stress, Employees and Parents: A workshop sponsored by Headstart, Barberton, Ohio, 1990
  • Problem-Solving for Parents and Adolescents: A workshop sponsored by Upward Bound, the University of Akron, 1990
Faculty Service to the University
  • Associate Provost's Minority Affairs Retention Program & Advisory: P.A.S.S.E.G.E.s (At-Risk Student Retention Program,Director of Research) 1996, 1997
  • President's Diversity Council, the University of Akron
  • Student Subcommittee chair, 1992, 1993, 1994,1995
  • The University Student Appeals Committee, 1993-94, 1996-97
Faculty Service to the College
  • Personnel Committee, 1998
  • Teacher Education Assembly, 1997, 1998
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 1996/1997 The College of Education Scholarship  Committee 1995/1996
  • Search Committee Chair: Educational Foundations and Leadership 1995
  • Chair: Faculty Development Committee Educational Foundations and Leadership, 1995/96
  • Undergraduate Advising: 1993, 1994, 1995
  • The Dean's Reorganization Task Force, College of Education, 1992-1993
  • College of Education Minority Enhancement Committee, 1992
  • Professional Development School for Project 21, 1992-93
  • Planning and Priorities Committee, College of Education 1990-1993
  • RTP Evaluation Committee, Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership 1990-1993
  • Akron Council of Education Students (ACES) Faculty Advisor, 1993,1994, 1995, 1996-97
  • ACES Faculty Representative for Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership, 1990-1993
  • Search Committee, Department of Counseling and Special Education, 1987-1988
Professional Affiliations
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Mid-western Educational Research Association
  • Ohio Academy of Science
  • AERA proposal evaluator, 1992, 1993, 1994,1995.
  • College of Education Grant: $1,165
  • Comparison of MSLQ Profiles . . . 1997-98
Doctoral dissertation
  • Construct Validity of the MSLQ and Cognition as Related to Motivation and Learning Strategy use of Preservice Teachers, December, 1993
  • College of Education Grant: $300 grant 1992
  • Student Long-term Goals.
Refereed Publications
  • Identifying Learning Disabled Hearing-Impaired Students: A National Survey Of School Psychologists. American Annals of The Deaf (Accepted for publication pending revisions) Informally Speaking: A Continuing Dialogue on Post-Formal Thinking In Kinchloe, J., Steinberg, S., & Villaverde, L. (Eds.) (1999) Rethinking Intelligence. NY: Routledge.K CHAPTER INEDITED VOLUME, (in press).
  • Motivation and Cognition of Preservice Teachers: MSLQ. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 23, 3, 216-220. Fall 1996.
Papers Presented
  • Saliency Of Organization As A Cognitive Strategy For College Students Midwest Association of Teachers of Educational Psychology 26 th Annual Conference, November, 1997. Oxford, Ohio.
  • Standardized Testing: The Baby and Bathwater Must Go. Annual Meeting of MWERA, 1996. Chicago, Ill.
  • Motivation and Cognition of Preservice Teachers and Construct Validity of the MSLQ, National Conference of AERA. 1994. New Orleans, La.
  • A Comparison of the LASSI and MSLQ. Annual Meeting of MWERA. 1993. Chicago, Ill.
  • The Development of a Model to Represent Goal Domains. 102nd Annual Meeting of The Ohio Academy of Science, 1993. Youngstown, Ohio.
  • How Valid Are Students' Self-Reported GPA? 102nd Annual Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Science, 1993. Youngstown, Ohio.
  • A Model of Student's Motivation and Thinking. 101st Annual Meeting of the Ohio Academy of Science, 1992. Akron, Ohio.
  • A Construct Validation of The MSLQ. Fourteenth Annual Meeting of MWERA, 1992. Chicago, Ill.
Invited Addresses
  • "Keeping it Real" Television symposium on discipline in Akron schools, 1998
  • Symposium of the Task Force for Quality Education: As to The Need For Recruitment, 1995, the University of Akron (published in AERA SIG Newsletter 1995/96).
Research in progress
  • Are Students Color-blind? The effect of race and gender of teacher on students' evaluation. (in progress)
  • Organizational Strategy Use of Preservice Teachers. (in progress)
  • Potential In-Service and Discussion Topics
      Task Force For Quality Education: The Ida B. Wells Community Academy
  • Child Development
  • Motivation in the Classroom
  • Learning Strategies
  • Models of Teaching
  • Learning Processes: Cognitive Constructivism
  • Learning Styles

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10. Curriculum Vita for Darryl S. Tukufu, PhD

11. Resume for Kim D. Amponsah, Esq.

12. Curriculum Vita for Angela M. Neal-Barnett, PhD

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