Robert M. Leahy

 

 

2110 East Crosby Road
Carrollton, Texas 75006
972-416-6098
drbobleahy@email.msn.com

 

OBJECTIVE:

 

HR GENERALIST POSITION in telecommunication, computer, medical/insurance or similar industries, emphasizing training and development, employee relations, diversity, and recruiting.

See How is an HR manager like a college professor?

 

SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

 

Organizational development expert: I taught OD components in applied psychology, emphasizing the importance of clear, concise communication within and between the levels of the corporate hierarchy.
Outcome-based decision maker: I exercise critical judgement effectively and I am able to make solutions conform to overall goals.
Solid leadership skills: I help others learn to motivate themselves; committed educator and positive inspiration to others.
Strong team player: I build consensus out of chaos. I served on the development committee of TX Academic Skills Program (TASP) which defined the staffing criteria for the college-based program and helped explain the need for the program to skeptical public and the academic communities.
Analytical empiricist: I use statistics to validate training programs and job performance, as well as to quantify the characteristics of a population.
Adult learning curriculum development specialist: From design through implementation and evaluation of instructional modules, I produced effective programs ranging from basic communication (reading, writing, and listening skills) to advanced psychological theory (in human development, personality and abnormal behavior) over the last 20 years.
Powerful presentation skills: I have dynamic ease in front of a crowd. The group is part of a discussion rather than the target of a lecture.
Solid training experience: I am comfortable with computer-assisted instruction, distance learning, audio-visual presentations of all kinds, and traditional lecture formats.
Bilingual (Spanish) education experience: I have an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, with publications on reading and pronunciation, and experience in program design in both cultural and educational arenas.
ADA, EEO and FMLA knowledgeable: As a frequent recruiter for campus positions and because of the special needs of many students, I learned the nuts and bolts of these regulations.
Capable technical, educational and creative author: I am published in all areas. Designed computer-assisted instruction modules, a family WebPage (with extensive and growing genealogy information), articles on reading, pronunciation and study skills, poems and short stories, as well as a soon-to-be marketed novella and two novels-in-progress.
Unpretentious Ph.D. in Psychology: Hey, you'll like having me around.

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

PROFESSOR OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES/PSYCHOLOGY
South Plains College, Levelland, Texas

 

AUG 1984
MAY 1997

 

  • Earned consistently high ratings for creating a positive classroom atmosphere and increasing classroom participation.
  • Taught as many as five different courses in a semester; taught as many as seven courses in a semester.
  • Directed independent research; advised both psychology and non-majors on educational/career goals.

 

TEACHING ASSISTANT IN ENGLISH/ATHLETICS
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

 

AUG 1980
AUG 1984

 

  • In addition to designing a special program for athletes and winning Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, I tutored dyslexic students in reading strategies.
  • First graduate student to serve as full member of Basic English Committee.

 

VISITING INSTRUCTOR MALAYSIAN STUDY PROJECT
Center for English as a Second Language, SUI-C, Carbondale, Illinois

 

JAN 1980
AUG 1980

 

  • Planned cultural tours in St. Louis and Chicago for students in Malaysian Study Project.
  • Designed a pronunciation outline that could be used successfully in multi-lingual classroom.

 

TEACHING ASSISTANT IN LINGUISTICS
University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois

 

AUG 1976
MAY 1979

 

  • Wrote NEH grant for a dialect study of Jackson County Illinois.
  • Served on Graduate Student Council representing Department of Linguistics.
  • Served on Graduate Council of Graduate School representing Graduate Student Council; participated in internal review of several programs.

 

EDUCATION:

 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PSYCHOLOGY
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

 

AUG 1986

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN LINGUISTICS
University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois

 

MAY 1979

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING ENGLISH
AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (TESL)
University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois

 

AUG 1977

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH
Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

 

MAY 1976

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

  • Seeking SHRM certification in Spring 2000.
  • Working on Spanish fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • Compiling genealogical information and creating genealogy WebPages.
  • Completing two novels; polishing final draft of novelette.

 

REFERENCES:

 

Available upon request.





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