Timothy J. Xeriland, Ph.D. Candidate


Timothy J. Xeriland, M.S.
289 E Colonial Dr.
Lancaster, TX 75134-3305
Home: (214) 554-0043 • Office: (972) 860-8239
E-mail: txeriland@dcccd.edu

Director of Teaching Learning Center
Cedar Valley College
3030 North Dallas Avenue
Lancaster, TX 75134

Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology Educational Technology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, ABD (completion date May 2018)

Master of Science, Applied Cognition & Neuroscience, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, 1998; Treatise on Gibsonian psychology

Bachelor of Arts & Sciences, Double Major: Psychology & Philosophy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1994

Student Engagement in Intelligent Tutor Systems 
Formative Evaluation on Mathematics Learning
Nonlinear Dynamics Influence on Neural Processes

Instructional Designer / Director of the Teaching Learning Center
Cedar Valley College (CVC) Lancaster, TX June 2002—Present

The Teaching Learning Center (TLC) has become the hub for innovation in the classroom at Cedar Valley College. Its function is to nurture instructional design, critical thinking, and technology skills for faculty at CVC. Since becoming the director of the TLC, usage has increased by 630 percent.

• Present and organize seminars, workshops, brown bags, and roundtables with the goal of enhancing faculty’s ability to instruct (see list below)

• Manage the Vanguard Group (a select group of instructors who are practicing innovation in the classroom) by observing classes, offering suggestions, and teaching asynchronously

• Publish monthly newsletter

• Provide individual consultation in curriculum development and course improvement through evaluation and feedback

Adjunct Instructor
DeVry University / CVC
Irving / Lancaster, TX March 1999—Present

• Taught 40 semesters with a total of 170 classes (see list below)

• Participated in various teaching environments including: learning communities, online teaching, team teaching, and student-centered learning

Introduction to Psychology
Psychology – Honors Seminar
Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Effective Human Relations in the Work Place
Presentation Media
Web Authoring
Web Page Programming
Intermediate Web Page Programming
Web Page Design
Web Page Design II
Programming Logic and Design
Visual Basic Programming
Java Programming
Advanced Java Programming
Application Problem Solving
Critical Thinking

GRE Math
GRE Verbal
Introduction to eBay
Intermediate eBay
Advanced eBay

Practical Tips for College Professors
Brain Building
The Culture of Kenya
Memory in the Classroom
Cooperative Learning
PowerPoint for Beginners
Rethinking the Design of Instruction
The Culture of Costa Rica
PowerPoint Boot Camp
Teaching Analysis Poll
Effective PowerPoint
Running an Effective Class
Becoming a Millionaire at Cedar Valley College
Jeopardy in the Classroom
The Culture of Belize
Formative Assessment
Using Portfolios
Using ePortfolios
The First Class
Top Ten Productivity Tips
The Culture of Ireland
Articulate Software
The Psychology of Teaching
The Art of Impressionism
Vanguard Group
Vanguard Online

Committee Chair - QEP Professional Development 2012- Present
Committee Co-Chair - Professional Development 2012 - Present
Member -  Classroom Technology Specialist Hiring Committee 2012
Member - Faculty Development Advisory Committee 2011- Present
Committee Co-Chair - Sabbatical  2010 - Present
Committee Co-Chair – Piper Professor 2010 - Present
Member - DELT  2010 - 2012
Sub-Team Chair - Rewards & Recognition  2010
Member - Vision/Mission Sub-Team 2010
Member -  SACS Assessment Team 2009 - Present
Member - Title III   2009 - 2012
Committee Chair – Conference Day 2009
Committee Chair – Innovator of the Year Selection 2008
Administrator in Charge – Weekends 2008- 2012
Committee Chair – Multimedia Graphics Designer Hiring Committee 2007
Presenter – District Conference Day (eBay, Jeopardy in the Classroom) 2006
Coordinator – Internship 2002-2004
Member – College Managers Team 2004 - Present
Member – Professional Development Team 2002 – Present

Nominated Administrator of the Year 2014
Awarded six-month paid sabbatical to work in China 2010
Gold Medal from LERN - Outstanding Online Instructor 2009
Innovator of the Year Cedar Valley College 2008
Graduate of Consortium Leadership and Renewal Academy (CLARA) 2007
Certificate Web Developer Specialist North Lake College 2004
Graduate of DCCCD Leadership Program 2004

Adjunct Instructor of the Year 2000

AACU General Education and Assessment: Disruptions, Innovations, and Opportunities 2014
A three-day conference that focused on assessment.

Campus Technology 19th Annual Education Technology 2012
A five-day conference that focused on authentic, experiential, and evidence-based learning with technology.

Core Curriculum Conference 2012
A three-day conference on assessing the new core.

The Institute on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation 2011
A four-day conference that examined educational research on teaching and learning at college in the US.

Critical Thinking Conference 2008
A five-day conference that taught how to develop curriculum to foster critical thinking

Certified Online Instructor (COI) – LERN 2008
The Certified Online Instructor (COI) designation has been created to serve faculty in higher education and others teaching online who want to gain recognition for their knowledge skills in the area of online teaching

EMT Certified – National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians 2008
In preparation for my role as weekend administrator, I received certification in Advanced First Aid and CPR

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) 2008
The program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations

League for Innovation 2007
Presenter – The Vanguard Group

Consortium Leadership and Renewal Academy (CLARA) 2006 – 2007
CLARA is a year-long regional leadership, development, and renewal program that serves administrators who desire to improve their leadership and management abilities, update their knowledge, upgrade their skills, broaden their perspectives, prepare themselves for administrative advancement, and renew their commitment to higher education in the community college

League for Innovation 2006
Presenter – Using Jeopardy in the Classroom

Texas Distance Learning Association 2005
Specialized in distance learning and the effective use of technology for distributed learning

Leadership DCCCD 2003 – 2004
This was an intensive one-year leadership development program. The objective was to develop leaders that communicate more effectively, manage conflict, adapt and cope with change, build stronger work teams, and raise awareness of ethics and values

Distance Learning Conference 2004
Highlighted best practices in supporting distance learning sponsored by University of Wisconsin

Critical Thinking Conference 2003
A five-day conference that taught how to develop curriculum to foster critical thinking

NISOD Teaching and Leadership Excellence 2003
The focus was on learning about new strategies and tools currently available to support teaching and leadership excellence

League for Innovation 2002
A four-day event that taught state-of-the-art teaching techniques and educational software

Windsor Place Nursing Home 2006 – 2015
Volunteer conducting social activities and in-room visits

Texas Archeological Society 2007 – 2014
Assist at archeological digs throughout Texas

North Texas Chapter of American Research Center Egypt 2008 - 2011
Promote and conduct seminars that increase knowledge of Ancient Egypt and its culture

Lancaster Historical Society 2008 - 2010
Help with upkeep of historic Train Depot and assist with fundraising drives

Pleasant Run Elementary School 2006 – 2008
Work as a reader on Dr. Seuss Days

Certified Online Instructor – LERN
Online Course Reviewer – Quality Matters
Web Developer Certificate – North Lake College,
First Aid Instructor Certificate – American Red Cross
Commando Krav Maga Instructor - CKM Headquarters

Rescue Diver – PADI

Available upon request