- B.S., Psychology, Roosevelt University of Chicago, Illinois
- M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Roosevelt University of Chicago, Illinois
I work as a Research Support Consultant for the AEODO/MBA residency program within the College of Dental Medicine at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, NV. I am pursuing my PhD in Learning & Technology at UNLV. My research interests include: collaborative argumentation, social media, online learning, and science education. For my dissertation I will be exploring the impact social media has on collaborative argumentation in an online classroom setting.
- BFA, Stephen F. Austin State University
- MA University of Dallas
- MFA, University of Dallas
Rick’s artwork focuses on the effects of environmental pollutants on the body. He uses materials as metaphor to address the looming impact of a culture dependent on diminishing resources. Rick has served as Sculpture Program Coordinator at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and has taught at both the University of Dallas, and Colorado Mountain College. He has been a visiting artist at Colorado College, San Jose State University, University of Miami, and Arizona State University. His sculpture has been exhibited throughout the country and was featured in a solo show in the Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery at the University of Texas – Pan America. In 2007 Rick’s sculpture was the focus of an article in Sculpture magazine. He was recently published in the book Confrontational Ceramics: The Artist as Social Critic by Judith S. Schwartz and was featured in the documentary film “Questions of Art,” by Zach Jankovic.
- BS, in Business Administration, Robert Morris College
- MS, in Management, Argosy University
Linda Patefield, MSM is currently teaching the online ALDR 505 class. Linda began teaching online for Sierra Nevada College in the summer of 2011. She has over twenty years experience in Human Resources and currently works as a Human Resource Director at a college in Indiana. Linda received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris University; and a Masters of Science in Management from Argosy University.
- B.A. in English Literature, Occidental College
- M.S. in Government and Business Administration, George Washington University
- Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Analysis in Higher Education, Stanford University
Vance brings more than 35 years of higher education advancement leadership experience to his role as founder and principal of Vance Peterson & Associates, LLC. He was President of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the international association of educational institutions which serves 70,000 advancement professionals representing more than 3,600 institutions in 76 countries. He also served as President of Sierra Nevada College from 1996 to 2000 and is well familiar with the college’s history and many past donors and members of the Board of Trustees.
Vance’s past experience in college and university advancement include the following leadership roles: Vice President for University Advancement and President of the CSUN Foundation at California State University, Northridge, which raised over $70 million and increased foundation assets 32% to over $100 million during his tenure; Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Occidental College, where he directed the successful $72 million “Compass for A New Century” campaign; and, Director of Campaign Operations and Associate Provost for Development at UCLA during its first comprehensive fundraising campaign which brought in over $375 million in new philanthropic support.