Professional Dossier for Dr. Danny M. Vaughn <ul><li>Professional Credentials </li></ul><ul><li>Attained senior faculty status, tenured, at the rank of full Professor of Geosciences. </li></ul><ul><li>Taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in universities for over 25 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Degrees in Earth science (B.S.), physical education (B.S.), and physical geography (Ph.D.). </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate level minors in geology and statistics. </li></ul><ul><li>National board certified mapping scientist (GIS/LIS) registered with the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing . </li></ul><ul><li> Independent consultant. </li></ul>
Administrative Vision Amalgamated experiential learning as part of comprehensive and rigorous academic programs. Developed key linkages with municipal, county, state, and federal agencies resulting in paid internships and full time professional positions for students. Actively developing unique curriculum through project-based learning experiences that will prepare students to successfully compete in a world society. Developed linkages with several disciplines including: Environmental Geosciences, Geology, Computer Science, Criminology, Computer Information Systems, Geography, Planning, Archaeology, and integrated studies programs. A life-long philosophy that serves to demonstrate to administrators and legislators that institutions of learning recognize the value of formal classroom and real-world experiences as a necessary duality in a student’s preparation for lifetime career pursuits.
<ul><li> Determined learning objectives and task learning relationships, clustered learning events, and sequenced content through innovative, efficient, and effective delivery methods. </li></ul><ul><li> Wrote and initiated learning experiences that combine classroom lectures and demonstrations, laboratory experiences, field experiences, internships, and applied collaborative research between students and faculty across many disciplines. </li></ul><ul><li> Funded dozens of students through scholarships supported NASA and other internal grants. </li></ul><ul><li>Created a peer reviewed, multidisciplinary publication, Occasional Papers Series, designed to promote scholarly writing in undergraduate student research. This program was also initiated as part of a Bill and Melinda Gates Literacy Project into an early college high school. </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum developer, and co-editor with a team of scientists to a technology transfer project called Digital Earth Watch (DEW),Measuring Vegetation Health (MVH). </li></ul>Pedagogy, Forward-Thinking, and Best Practices
Analyzed learning problems, developed objective tests, performance standards, and other evaluative instruments to measure student achievement and mitigate instructional delivery and curriculum design. Advised undergraduate and graduate students regarding courses and professional career preparation. Analyzed program trends, needs, and requirements; and made revisions in keeping with national level standards. Organized on-the-job training programs and internships for students through local, state, and federal agencies. Evaluated qualifications of staff and faculty for positions in the department. Evaluated administrative policy and procedures through department, college, and campus-wide committees. Conducted course site reviews of faculty to assure effectiveness; and made oral or written critiques on instructor delivery, technique, and quality of course materials and training aids.
<ul><li>Advised key officials and members of boards and committees on aspects of policy, planning, review, and research in higher education as a member of the faculty senate and executive committee. </li></ul><ul><li>• Analyzed and identified the professional development needs of faculty to keep abreast of state-of-the-art trends in education, training programs, and related technology. </li></ul><ul><li>• Actively consulting and developing instructional subject matter with other specialists in the profession. </li></ul><ul><li>• Served, chaired, and contributed to several university, state, and national committees, including the faculty senate, executive committee, computer technology groups (Chaired), the National Science Foundation (Chaired), and the NASA JOint VEnture Program (JOVE). </li></ul>
Curriculum, Program, and Laboratory Development Planned, coordinated, and developed components of instructional design including equipment, laboratory facilities, maintained several budgets from three separate grants; and provided technical guidance based on findings of occupational analysis. Wrote grants and was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Designed and developed technical documents and programmed text; conducted, and evaluated specific content, organization, style, format of course materials (computer-assisted laboratory instruction) and pedagogic requirements for a curriculum in the earth and environmental sciences. Developed a program (curriculum including course lectures, laboratory exercises, and internships) in Applied Geospatial Analysis , which was one of the first (1990) comprehensive undergraduate programs in the mapping sciences of its time.
<ul><li>Developed a Geomatics: Applied Mapping Sciences curriculum (Certificate) based on the research competencies and core curricula of the existing mapping program ( Applied Geospatial Analysis ) using computer-assisted techniques in remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and global positioning systems (GPS) technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed and built a Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Laboratory (RSGISL). </li></ul><ul><li>Directed student research leading to presentations (National Undergraduate Research Conference and numerous regional professional meetings), refereed publications, job opportunities, and graduate schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Taught advanced applications in remote sensing for geologists, geographic information systems, geomorphology, terrain analysis, physical geology, physical geography, meteorology, Earth science, map and air photo interpretation, photogeology, field techniques, and geologic graphics. </li></ul>
Oral Presentations, Reviews, and Published Works <ul><li>Prepared and published original peer reviewed research papers in professional journals and books. </li></ul><ul><li>Presented professional papers with published abstracts. </li></ul><ul><li>Presented numerous workshops in GIS. </li></ul><ul><li>Co-authored numerous papers and presentations with students. </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed, analyzed, edited, and corrected professional manuscripts for professional journals and textbooks. </li></ul><ul><li>Peer reviewer and committee chairman for the National Science Foundation. </li></ul><ul><li> Co-editor for the Utah Academy of Science (1995). </li></ul>