What I’Ve Done With My Life

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  • 1. What I’ve done with my life
    Resume of Lee R Tallier, Jr. OR
  • 2. In 1963, I moved with my parents to Austin, TX, where I attended Jr. High and High School.
    After graduating from high school, I attended Concordia Lutheran Jr College in Austin, Tx.
  • 3. Concordia lutheranjr college 1969-1971
    Graduated June 1971
    Concordia Lutheran Jr. College - Austin, Texas
    Associate of Liberal Arts - Liberal Arts
    GPA: 2.5
  • 4. e.e. steucy, inc 1971-1972
    After graduating from Concordia Lutheran Jr College, I went to work for E.E. Steucy, Inc., a construction company where I worked on as the foreman of a line crew and then as a lineman deconstructing telephone lines.
    Realizing that, while construction was an honest way to make a living, I wanted more for my family and a career so I decided to enter law enforcement.
  • 5. University of Texas at austin police department 1972-1975
    I worked, first as a security guard (while waiting to attend the academy) and then as a patrol officer for the University. My duties were to investigate reported crimes and to enforce local, state, and federal laws and to protect the students, guests, and faculty of the University as well as the University itself. Although a good job, I wanted to expand my experience to include municipal law enforcement so I moved to Tyler, TX.
  • 6. Tyler Police Department 1975-1978
    711 W. Ferguson, Tyler, TX, 75702 P.O. Box 2039, Tyler, TX, 75710Phone (903) 531-1090 Fax (903) 531-1069
    My duties in Tyler were the same as at the University – to investigate reported crimes, enforce local, state, and federal laws. I did this first as a patrol officer and then as an at-scene accident investigator.
  • 7. Return to austin, tx 1978 -- 2008
    In 1978, family matters prompted my return to Austin, TX. While waiting to get back into law enforcement, I spent some time in retail.
  • 8. Woolco 1978-1981
    I went to work for this company while waiting to get back into law enforcement. I worked as an assistant manager in sporting goods where I assisted in running the department, ordering merchandise and assisting customers.
  • 9. Austin park police 1981--1983
    In 1981, I was contacted by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and advised that I had been hired as a park police officer.
    My duties were to investigate reported crimes, enforce local, state, and federal laws within the boundaries of the city’s parks.
    Figuring that I was doing approximately the same job as municipal patrolmen but getting paid less, in September of 1983, I entered the police academy for the regular City of Austin Police Department.
  • 10. Austin police department 1983--1995
    In 1983, I entered the 67th Police Academy for the City of Austin, TX. During the 6 month, 1002 hour academy, my training was enhanced and upon completion of the academy I had earned my Intermediate Peace Officer certification from the State of Texas.
    I entered the force as a Patrol Officer (1983-1985), first assigned to Walking Beat and then to Patrol Division in Northeast Austin where I advanced to an at-scene accident investigator. In 1988, I was transferred to the Traffic Office (1988-1995) as a Traffic Investigator where I investigated traffic related criminal violations. I was one of six Accident Reconstruction specialists for the department. I also served as an Intoxilyzer operator.
  • 11. Training/Certificates earned
    During my career with the Austin Police Department I received specialized training in the following areas:
    Criminal Investigations
    Traffic Accident Investigation/Reconstruction
    Intoxilyzer operation
    Baton/defensive tactics instructor
    Basic Instructor
    I received the following :
    Advanced Peace Officer certification
    Master Peace Officer certification
    Instructors’ certification
    Intoxilyzer operator certification
  • 12. L. R. Tallier and Associates A13615 1988-2008
    Private Investigations
    1804 Capital Parkway #16
    Austin, Texas 78746
    512-635-9934
    fax 512-233-1775
    In 1988, I started a part-time business performing consultations for lawyers and insurance companies regarding motor vehicle accident law suits. In 2006, I expanded the business to include private investigations, background investigations, etc., after having successfully passed the licensing exam required by the State of Texas and receiving my permit number. The business remained part-time as I continued to work at other employment and attend college. In 2008, I shut down the business to attend graduate school in Montana.
    http://tx-gumshoes.com/
  • 13. First Air Express Inc 1999-2001
    11700 Stonehollow Dr
    Austin, TX 78758
    512-832-6967
    The job ended as the economy declined and I was laid off.
    In 1999, I went to work for this company as a legacy database programmer. Programming was done in FoxPro and VB for Access. Custom programs were written and developed as necessary.
    It was during this time period that I had returned to school, attending St. Edward’s University with the intention of getting my BS degree in computer science.
  • 14. St. Edward's University 2000-2003
    Graduated August 2003
    St. Edward's University - Austin, Texas
    Bachelor of Liberal Studies - Anthropology
    GPA: 2.9
  • 15. Cost Plus World Market 2001-2004
    It was while working here, after being laid off from First Air, that I changed my major from Computer Science to Anthropology. With hours that varied, working both the retail part and in the warehouse, I was able to complete my Bachelor's degree (2003) and to begin work on my Master’s degree at St. Edward’s University.
    (512) 502-9974
    9333 Research Blvd. Bldg. A-5 AUSTIN, TX 78759
    I also found time to work for
    Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory – Austin, Texas Cartographer (Volunteer)
    Duties: Assisted in drawing maps using Adobe Illustrator for project.
    Feb-2003 – April 2003
  • 16. St. Edward’s University 2004-2005
    Graduated
    May 2005
    St. Edward's University - Austin, Texas
    Master of Liberal Arts - Anthropology
    GPA: 3.82
  • 17. Conferences/publications 2005-2006
    Teotihuacán and Paquimé - The Use of Mortuary Analysis to Determine Transfer of Culture (unpublished Master's Thesis) 2005
    2005 SCOLAS Conference – Casas Grandes: Cross Roads of Culture – Multimedia Presentation
    The Chichimeca: Savages to the North
    Learning Through History - January/February 2006 Mesoamerica p36
  • 18. Austin police department – recruiting 2006-2008
    In 2006, I returned to work at the Austin Police Department, this time as a seasonal background investigator. In this role I was able to meet many of the applicants wanting to become police officers for the City of Austin. I conducted background investigations on each of the applicants assigned to me. This included contacting former friends, family members, employers, and anyone else thought to have knowledge of the applicant and his/her history. After reviewing the information from various sources, a report was written and it along with a recommendation was forwarded to the supervisor in charge of the unit. If the applicant had passed the background check and the recommendation phase of the review, they were scheduled for an oral interview board. As the background investigator I was required to attend the oral board to provide answers to any questions that might arise. I ended my association with the recruiting office in 2008 when I decided to go to graduate school in Montana.
  • 19. Missoula, mt 2008-?
    In 2008, I moved to Missoula, MT to attend the University of Montana at Missoula.
  • 20. University of Montana at Missoula 2008-2013
    Anticipated date of graduation
    May 2013
    University of Montana at Missoula Ph.D.
    Historical Anthropology and CRM
    May 2013 GPA: 3.70
    Current research in West Mexico southward to Peru.
  • 21. Central texas college 2007 -- ?
    I teach Anthropology online for this college. Many of my students are in the military and I have the privilege and honor to introduce them to the fantastic world of Anthropology.
  • 22. Duties:
    I currently teach the study of human behavior (nations and societies) the world over, comparing and describing their cultural patterns.
    The course is an introduction to the various theories as well as the relationship of Cultural Anthropology to the other social sciences (Psychology, Sociology, History, etc.)
  • 23. Specialized training
    • CTC Certification Training
    • 24. ADA for Faculty
    • 25. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
    • 26. Harassment for Faculty
    • 27. Gradebook and Grading Procedures
    • 28. Blackboard 9.1 Online
    • 29. Blackboard Student Engagement in the Online Classroom
    • 30. Blackboard Efficient Collaboration and Team Building in the Distance Learning Environment
    • 31. Blackboard Assessing Student Engagement for Continuous Course Improvement
    • 32. Lecture Capture
    • 33. Copyright and ADA Compliance
  • values
    When I first entered law enforcement many years ago, a popular anagram for the police was “pig”.
    What it stood for then, it still stands for today –
    PRIDE -- take pride in your work and what you do -- if you are not able to take pride in something that you do or have done, then don’t do it.
    INTEGRITY -- make sure that your word is worth something -- if you say it, mean it and then stand behind what you have said. Your word is only as good as your reputation.
    GUTS -- have the courage to maintain your convictions, even if they are not popular.
  • 34. More values
    Two other small items to add to the list of values are:
    1. Common Sense and Good Judgment -- if common sense and good judgment are used when making decisions then (for the most part) the outcome will be favorable.
    2. If it is to be -- it is up to me -- if you want something to happen then it is up to you, the individual, to make it happen. Our lives are our responsibility, as are the results of our decisions. You will not get what you desire if you wait for someone else to give it to you.
  • 35. Where do I go from here?
    I plan to finish my PhD in Historical Anthropology and Cultural Resource Management , to continue to teach, online preferred, and to expand the areas I can teach to include classes in criminal justice.
    Continuing to do archaeological research and to publish the findings are also part of what I plan to do.
    Most importantly, I plan to continue learning as much as I can and to give that knowledge to anyone who wishes to learn it.
    An interesting job would be nice since money is not my main objective nor is fame.
  • 36. References
    While a Google search will undoubtedly turn up a number of individuals that know either know me or know of me, a list of references will be provided upon request by email (lee.tallier@gmail.com).