CV

Curriculum Vitae for Steven E. Stockdale

Educational History

Master of Arts, Educational Psychology, University of New Mexico. (2012)
Graduate Studies in Linguistics and Writing Instruction, Texas Christian University. (1979)
Bachelor of Science, United States Air Force Academy. (1976)

Academic Interests

  • Integration and application of knowledge, particularly at the nexus of Educational Psychology (how we teach), Neuroscience (how we learn), and Technology (how we connect).
  • Instructional design and support for exploiting online technologies to further student learning and institutional outreach.
  • Synthesis of interdisciplinary knowledge to advance pedagogical approaches for critical thinking and discernment skills.

Graduate Program Research Proposals, Papers, and Presentations

Employment History

2015 – Present Deputy Director for Operations, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center. Provide program leadership and support across the blended organization that includes Technology Support, Library and Educational Services, Biomedical Informatics, and the HSC Information Security Office, to spearhead assessment and process improvement. Facilitate and develop a research portfolio for HSLIC and serve as principal investigator for both technology and library-related grants/contracts as well as serve as a collaborator on interdisciplinary projects with academic units outside HSLIC.
2012 – 2014 Director, Information Technology and Manager for Instructional Technology, New Mexico State University Grants, Grants, NM. Managed all areas of community college campus technology support. Provided instructional design consultation to faculty in the area of online and blended course development using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). Designed, developed, implemented and maintained campus website, digital signage, staff and student computer support. Supervised purchase, implementation and maintenance of over $500,000 worth of new classroom technology, including complete audio/visual/lighting renovation of 250-seat theater. Led three-person collaboration to teach a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with 1,300 students from 67 countries.
2009 – 2012 Self-employed pursuit of personal passions. Outstanding Graduate in Educational Psychology Masters program at the University of New Mexico. Coursework emphasized research methods, analysis, and assessment, as well as instructional design considerations for implementing Learning Management Systems (LMS). Published essays in adult development journal (2011) and journalism textbook reader (2012). Wrote and self-published Here’s Something About General Semantics, a primer for critical thinking and cognitive awareness. Created 30K-word online tutorial for WordPress content management system, targeted to beginners, with two-dozen instructional videos and over 100 illustrations. Developed skills at video editing, website design and customer support, and instructional design.
2002 – 2008 Adjunct faculty, Schieffer School of Journalism, Texas Christian University (TCU). Fort Worth, Texas (2005-2008). Developed curriculum and taught “General Semantics for Mass Communications Practitioners.” Effectively implemented eCollege LMS and a variety of multimedia, interactive classroom techniques to engage students in developing critical thinking and cognitive awareness skills. Visiting lecturer in General Semantics at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV, 2007) and Alverno College for summer term courses (2002-2005). Developed and taught adult continuing education courses at TCU and Southern Methodist University (SMU, 2002-2007)Community columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 2005 and 2008.
2002 – 2007 Trustee and Executive Director, Institute of General Semantics, a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit corporation. Fort Worth, Texas. Led revitalization of the long-standing organization, effecting a merger with a competing organization; relocated the organizational headquarters from New York to Texas; directed a successful capital campaign to raise funds for acquiring and remodeling a permanent headquarters space; and transformed the educational outreach, publishing, membership, and accounting operations. Worked toward a strategic partnership with a major university. Organized and hosted two international conferences, annual seminars, workshops, and academic presentations at national teacher conferences. Supervised design and production of trade show booths, marketing collateral, websites, and journal cover art. Conducted three-week lecture series in General Semantics at universities and institutions in Mumbai, India, including three-day National Workshop in General Semantics hosted by the Centre for Contemporary Theory in Vadodara in 2007.
2000 – 2001 Principal Program Manager, Rockwell Collins. Richardson, Texas. Worked closely with a Middle East customer to define and propose a $50M military communications system.
1997 – 1999 Program Manager, Raytheon Systems Company. Lewisville, Texas. (In 1997, Raytheon Systems Company acquired the Texas Instruments Defense Systems and Electronics Group.) Managed proposal efforts for Full-Scale Engineering Development program for next generation anti-armor weapon system for the U.S. Army.
1982 – 1997 Program/Project Manager, Texas Instruments Defense Systems and Electronics Group. Lewisville, Texas. Broad-based experience in high visibility, technically-challenging environment with increasing responsibilities in system engineering, program management, business operations, and strategy development. Negotiated $200M weapon system production contract that resulted in a $3B, multiyear procurement for a mission-critical system. Implemented cost/schedule earned value performance management system for $400M engineering and production program. Managed business operations for international systems development and aircraft integration programs. Conducted strategic risk analyses to define new commercial business opportunities for defense-related technologies. Facilitated blue sky workshops and prepared corporate investment proposals.
1976 – 1982 United States Air Force, Captain, KC-135A Instructor Navigator, Mather AFB, California; Carswell AFB, Texas; and Minot AFB, North Dakota.

Teaching History

2014 One of three collaborators to design and deliver a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), General Semantics: An Approach to Effective Language Behavior on the Canvas Network platform to over 1,300 students in 67 countries.
2005 – 2008 Adjunct faculty, Schieffer School of Journalism, Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, Texas. General Semantics for Mass Communications Practitioners.
2007 Visiting summer lecturer on General Semantics, University of Nevada Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. General Semantics.
2002 – 2007 Adult continuing education courses, Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, Texas.
2002 – 2005 Visiting summer lecturer, Alverno College. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. General Semantics Seminar-Workshop.
2002 – 2003 Adult continuing education course, Southern Methodist University. Dallas, Texas.
1996 – 2006 Seminar-workshops in General Semantics, Institute of General Semantics. Fort Worth, Texas.
1979 – 1982 Instructor Navigator, United States Air Force. Carswell AFB, Texas, and Minot AFB, North Dakota.

Publications and Presentations

Books and Chapters

2012 Suspended in Stereotypes” in Race, Gender and Stereotypes in the Media: A Reader for Professional Communicators, edited by Amiso M. George and Tommy Thompson. ISBN 978-1-6092763-0-0. Cognella Academic Publishing.
2009 Here’s Something About General Semantics: A primer for making sense of your world. ISBN 978-0-9824645-0-2 . Self-published.
2005 Contributions to Capitalizing on Career Chaos: Bringing Creativity and Purpose to Your Work and Life by Helen Harkness. ISBN 978-0-8910620-9-7. Davies-Black Publishing.

Journals Edited

2008 ETC: A Review of General Semantics Volume Sixty-Five Number One. January 2008. Special Issue on “General Semantics in India.” Institute of General Semantics.
2004 ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Sixty-One Number Four. December 2004. Special Issue on “General Semantics Across the Curriculum.” Institute of General Semantics.

Journal Articles

2011 8 Passages for Uncertain Career Journeys, in Mid Life Career Crisis: How chaos theory and positive psychology can help. Edited by Helen Harkness & William Stone. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal.
2008 General Semantics in India — An Overview, in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Sixty-Five Number One. January 2008. Institute of General Semantics.
2008 The Bridge at Neverwas, in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Sixty-Five Number One. January 2008. Institute of General Semantics.
2008 Balvant K. Parekh: A New Sort of Man, in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Sixty-Five Number One. January 2008. Institute of General Semantics.
2007 What We Could Become in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Sixty-Four Number Four. October 2007. Institute of General Semantics.
2007 Heinlein and Ellis: Converging Competencies in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Sixty-Four Number Four. October 2007. Institute of General Semantics.
2007 A Fence Sieve Language in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Sixty-Four Number Three. July 2007. Institute of General Semantics.
2007 Inside the Institute — 2006 in General Semantics Bulletin No. 71. Institute of General Semantics.
2006 Yearning to Know in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Sixty-Three Number Four. October 2006. Institute of General Semantics.
2006 Response Side Semantics in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Sixty-Three Number One. January 2006. Institute of General Semantics.
2006 The Road to Read House in General Semantics Bulletin No. 72. Institute of General Semantics.
2006 Inside the Institute — 2005 in General Semantics Bulletin No. 72. Institute of General Semantics.
2005 Calling Out the Symbol Rulers in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Sixty-Two Number One. January 2005. Institute of General Semantics.
2004 Introduction to the Special Issue: “General Semantics Across the Curriculum” in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Sixty-One Number Four. October 2004. Institute of General Semantics.
2004 Eating Menus in 2004 in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Sixty-One Number One. January 2004. Institute of General Semantics.
2004 Comments on the Twelfth International Conference on General Semantics in General Semantics Bulletin No. 71. Institute of General Semantics.
2003 Snooping Around the Time-Binding Attic, Part 3 in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Sixty Number Two. Summer 2003. International Society for General Semantics.
2002 Snooping Around the Time-Binding Attic, Part 2 in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Fifty-Nine Number Three. Fall 2002. International Society for General Semantics.
2002 Snooping Around the Time-Binding Attic in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Fifty-Nine Number One. Spring 2002. International Society for General Semantics.
2000 General Semantics on the Internet in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Fifty-Seven Number One. Spring 2000. International Society for General Semantics.
1999 On Mindfulness: The 46th Annual Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Fifty-Six Number Four. Winter 1999-2000. International Society for General Semantics.
1995 The IGS Seminar-Workshop at Hofstra University in ETC: A Review of General Semantics, Volume Fifty-Two Number One. Spring 1995. International Society for General Semantics.

Newspaper Columns

2008 Appearing in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fort Worth, Texas.

2005 Appearing in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fort Worth, Texas.

Internet

2011 – Present Ndividuate Yourself. An online tutorial explaining how to choose, setup, and implement a website using the WordPress content management system. www.Ndividuate.com.
2011 – Present YouTube Channels featuring videos for the Ndividuate Yourself with WordPress online tutorial series youtube.com/Ndividuate and videos for the Canvas Network MOOC, General Semantics: An Approach to Effective Language Behavior (youtube.com/slingingsteve).
2011 – Present From Here to Discernity. Blog hosted at www.SantaFe.com.
2010 – Present Box 1663: Memoirs of Annie Armstrong. Novel in progress.
2009 – Present The Accountable to Santa Fe Network. Research, commentary, and archives documenting the implications of the 2008 merger between the only hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico, St. Vincent Hospital, and CHRISTUS Health. www.A2SF.net.
2009 – Present DiscernThis! A personal blog that also documents the anti-wireless technology crusade of activist Arthur Firstenberg. www.DiscernThis.com
1999 – Present ThisIsNotThat. Descriptions, explanations, illustrations, and advocacy of an informed world view employing the principles of general semantics. www.ThisIsNotThat.com.

Presentations

2014 Our First MOOC. InstructureCon 2014 (annual user group convention for the Canvas LMS hosted by Instructure). Park City, Utah.
2009 Lay Off of My Persuade Shoes. American Advertising Federation, Amarillo Chapter. Amarillo, Texas.
2007 Cognitive Language Skills for the 21st Century. Twelfth National Workshop, Centre for Contemporary Theory. Baroda, India.
2007 What We Could Become. Heinlein Centennial Conference. Kansas City, Missouri.
2006 A Critical Awareness and Self-Learning Program for AP English Teachers. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2006 Rock-Paper-Scissors: Words-Meanings-People. 5th Annual Denton (TX) Area Conference of the Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading. Denton, TX.
2004 De-Mythifying Meaning. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Indianapolis, Indiana.
2004 Calling Out the Symbol Rulers. The 1st Berman Lecture, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, University of Nevada Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
2003 General Semantics and Critical Literacy: Interdisciplinary Approaches that Enable Students to Become Better Problem-Solvers and Critical Thinkers. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA.
2000 The Language of Awareness. Language Resource Center, University of Notre Dame. South Bend, Indiana.
2000 How to Size Your Thinking Box. National Management Association, Rockwell Collins Chapter. Richardson, Texas.
1995 My ME Model. Ambassador University Symposium on General Semantics. Big Sandy, Texas.

Corporate Training, Certification

  • Santa Fe Science Writers Workshop
  • Certified Teacher of General Semantics (Institute of General Semantics)
  • Manager’s 3-Day Workshop on Strategic Decision Process (Kenneth R. Oppenheimer, Decision and Risk Analysis, Inc.)
  • Program Manager Development Center (Personnel Decisions, Inc.)
  • Six Sigma Training Workshop (Texas Instruments)
  • Innovation Workshop (Gifford Pinchot III)
  • LEAN Management Process (Rockwell Collins)
  • 7 Principles of Highly Effective People Seminar (Texas Instruments)
  • Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Full Course (Texas Instruments)
  • Managing for Financial Success and Shareholder Value (Texas Instruments)
  • Total Quality Management (Texas Instruments)