Marianna Rader
Undergraduate Psychology Courses Pikes Peak Community College
Followers (6)
Sean Leahy, MBA
Todd Wallis
Adjunct Professor
Chelsea Wheeler-Mayo
Research Methods
Following (2)
Dustin Kelley
Leadership Development
About Me

I am an experienced instructor who has been teaching psychology full-time at the college level for over 20 years.  I embrace diversity in both my occupational and private life.  I am a world citizen and believe the best education one can have is to travel this planet, meet its people, and learn its cultures.
I have two mottoes:  1. Make a Difference.  2. Be Relentless !

(BA) Bachelor of Arts - 1986


Flagler College

(MA) Master of Arts - 1994


University of North Florida

Teaching History
Undergraduate Psychology Courses
Pikes Peak Community College

Jan 2022 - Current

 Adjunct Instructor- Psychology / Part-time 
Presently teaching various psychology courses as needed 

Undergraduate Psychology Courses
Southern New Hampshire University

Jun 2020 - Current

Adjunct Instructor- Psychology / Part-time
· TEACHING undergraduate Psychology courses using project- based curriculum and principles of andragogy.
· Coordinating with advisors and project managers to increase student success.

Undergraduate Psychology Courses
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Aug 2019 - Jun 2021

Lecturer- Psychology/ Full-time
· ADVISED students regarding academic courses and school/work/life balance
· TAUGHT undergraduate Psychology courses
· INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN of ADA accessible, engaging online courses according to Quality Matters standards
· EARNED the UNCP certificate for Online Teaching Excellence 
· COORDINATED with student activities to offer VIRTUAL presentations on Domestic Violence, Implicit Bias, Sexual Consent, and Time Management
CREATED CULTURALLY SENSITIVE courses that facilitate active student discussions 

Undergraduate Psychology Courses
Rockingham Community College

Aug 2010 - Jul 2019

Assistant Professor - Psychology/ Full-time
Taught various courses as needed including General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Applied Psychology and College and Life Skills courses.
· EARNED the Quality Matters Certificate for online course design
· SERVED as a member of the General Education Committee measuring degree and program outcomes
· DEVELOPED Service Learning as a learning venue at RCC
· WORKED with Early College and College Promise Students to promote student success
· ADVISED students with registration for upcoming semesters
· ASSISTED in recruitment activities and new student orientation
· PROMOTED understanding and acceptance serving as Faculty Advisor for RCC Sexuality and Gender Alliance
· IMPROVED STUDENT RETENTION by serving as a mentor for TRIO students
· CONTRIBUTED to policy changes as an active member of the Faculty Senate
· CULTIVATED an environment of success as a mentor for ‘Paying It Forward’ the college’s Minority Male Success Initiative
· STRENGTHENED the community by offering free seminars regarding Domestic Violence as a Presenter for the Speakers Bureau
CREATED and IMPLEMENTED professional development workshops for faculty and staff 

Undergraduate Psychology Courses
Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jan 2006 - Jul 2010

Professor - Psychology/ Full-time
In addition to teaching various Psychology courses, I:
· IMPLEMENTED the Great Neighborhoods block grant through work in Service Learning and by establishing community connections
· ASSISTED in Curriculum Development for Humanities and Social Sciences
· WORKED with the General Education Committee measuring student and program outcomes
· DESIGNED classes for multiple formats including hybrid, online, and late-start classes
· CULTIVATED community network of Service-Learning sites available to all students
· FACILITATED numerous Learning Communities using Guest Speakers from the surrounding area
· MENTORED two Psychology adjuncts, assisting them with class preparation, Blackboard usage, and overall orientation tasks
· ESTABLISHED a campus organization (“Scholastic Super Moms”) for students who are struggling to balance school and parenthood
· IMPLEMENTED the Grant initiative Project Renaissance by serving as mentor and by gathering and organizing outcome data
· HOSTED AND MENTORED 3 students in the Cooperative Association of States for Scholarships (CASS) program

Areas of Specialization
Family Violence Happiness Health Psychology Mind-Body Connection