EDUCATION: Aug. 1996 to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA Present Doctoral Candidate in Criminology Expected Graduation, August 1999 Sept. 1993 to American University, Washington, D.C. May 1995 Master of Science in Justice, Law and Society Sept 1989 to American University, Washington, D.C. May 1993 Bachelor of Arts in Justice Administration Summer 1992 Comparative Corrections Institute, London, England ACADEMY EXPERIENCE: Aug. 1998 to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA May 1999 Teaching Associate--CR102, Survey in Criminology · Devised and presented course material predominately focussing on Criminological Theory and historical and modern aspects of Law and Criminal Justice · Instructed four (two spring and two fall) sections comprised of approximately 50 students each · Developed Internet/World Wide Web based applications to accompany more traditional material Aug. 1998 to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA May 1999 Faculty Representative Acted as liaison between Criminology faculty and Criminology Graduate Student Organization Aug. 1997 to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA May 1998 Associate Director--Criminology Advising Center · Supervised, coordinated, and administered first tier of advising for over 1,000 undergraduate criminology majors · Served as liaison between students and department, college, and University Aug. 1997 to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA May 1998 Co-Coordinator--Criminology Peer Mentoring Program · Devised peer mentoring scheme for undergraduate criminology transfer students · Prepared and implemented peer mentor training manual · Supervised undergraduate (junior and senior) peer mentors and evaluated mentoring sessions with criminology transfer students Aug. 1996 to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA May 1997 Graduate Assistant, Course--Research Methods · Provided outside the classroom assistance to students · Grading responsibilities FIELD/WORK EXPERIENCE: May 1995 to National Association of Securities Dealers (NASDAQ), August 1996 Washington, D.C., Assistant Web-Page Administrator · Duties included: Development, testing, implementation, trouble-shooting, and outside correspondence for NASDAQ stock market world wide web site Aug. 1994 to Superior Court, Washington, D.C., May 1995 Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Multi-Door Division · Duties included: Training potential mediators, reviewing civil case files, assigning cases to neutrals/mediators, monitoring courtroom mediations, and general administrative tasks PUBLICATIONS: Shields, Theodore (1998). "Social Learning Theory and the Chaotic Perspective: A Comparative and Integrative Approach"
The Red Feather Journal of Graduate Sociology, v 2, Summer, no. 9 RESEARCH AND PRESENTATIONS: "Integrative Introductions: Establishing a Learning Community for First Semester Undgergraduate Criminology Majors," with Tammy Winner-White. Presented at the University of South Florida's Conference on Creating and Sustaining Learning Communities: Connections, Collaborations, and Crossing Borders. Tampa, Florida: 3/99 "Anomie and Cognitive Learning: An Integrated Approach," with David Champion and Todd R. Gibney. Presented at the American Society of Criminology. Washington, D.C.: 11/98 Interview Researcher, Pine Grove Project (Life Histories Aspect)Conducted and analyzed a series of one on one in-depth interviews designed to develop historical narratives for juvenile offenders sentenced as adults in the maximum security Houtzdale State Correctional Institution, PA: 5/98-8/98 "Theory, Field and Classroom: Criminology's Triad," with David R. Champion and Todd R. Gibney. Presented at the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences. Bristol/Newport, Rhode Island: 6/98 "Students as Mentors to Students: An Evaluation of the Utility of a Pilot Peer Mentoring Program in Criminology." Presented at the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences. Bristol/Newport, Rhode Island: 6/98 "Icebreakers: Six Ways To Get Students Talking on the First Day of Class," with Tammy White. Presented at The 2nd Annual Teaching Associates Colloquium at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Indiana,PA: 4/98 "Advising Criminology and Criminal Justice Undergraduates: The Use of a Centralized Advising Center," with Dr. Kate Hanrahan and Kristine Empie. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Albuquerque, NM: 3/98 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVITY: American Society of Criminology ASC Division of Critical Criminology Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences