Dr. Tisha Shipley
Professor of ECE University of Arizona Global Campus
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Todd Wallis
Adjunct Professor
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About Me

I have been in education for over 19 years.  I have taught Pre-K, Kinder, Gifted and Talented grades 3-6th, was a summer school principal and cheer sponsor.  I have been in higher education for over 14 years in many capacities.  I have been a Director of Preschool Programs and an AA program, Chair of an Early Childhood Admin program, and a full time full professor online and at face-to-face institutions. 


Degrees
Bachelor - 2003

Early Childhood Education

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Master - 2004

Educational Administration

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

(EdD) Doctor of Education - 2012

curriculum and Instruction

NorthCentral University


Teaching History
Professor of ECE
University of Arizona Global Campus

Mar 2019 - Current

 
Responsibilities as Core Faculty/Full Time Professor: 
·         Teach all assigned courses 
·         Doctoral Committees (member) 
·         Committees as assigned and voted on 
·         Developer and Host of the Ashford virtual Early Childhood Conference. 
·         Sponsor and Leader of Ashford ECE Student Club. 
·         Responsible for all social media aspects for the College of Education. 
 
Teaching Responsibilities 
·         Undergraduate Early Childhood Administration 
·         Undergraduate Health Safety and Nutrition 
·         Undergraduate Family and Community Relations 
·         Graduate Leadership and Innovation 
·         Graduate Early Childhood Curriculum 
·         Graduate Leadership, Innovation and Social Justice in ECE Education 
·         Graduate Building Family and Community Relationships 
·         Graduate Quality Curriculum in Early Childhood Education 
 
Selected Accomplishments at UAGC University: 
·         Redesign of Courses Leads to Grant Award for student 

Early Childhood
Walden University

Mar 2018 - Current

 
Responsibilities as an Adjunct faculty member: 
·         Chair dissertation committees as needed 
·         Member of dissertation committees as needed 
·         Teach dissertation courses as needed 
 
Courses Taught: 
·         Evaluating and Leading Effective Early Childhood Programs 
·         Lead, Advocate and Improve Policy 
·         Assessment Practice Promoting Development and Learning 
 
Current Dissertation Commitments 
·         Chair Member (1) 
·         Committee Member (6) 

Early Childhood
Grand Canyon University

Mar 2015 - Current

 
Responsibilities as an Adjunct faculty member: 
·         Teach all assigned undergraduate and graduate level courses. 
·         Present faculty development for all instructors. 
·         Student Teacher Mentor 
 
Courses Taught: 
·         Graduate Literacy Development  
·         Graduate Introduction to the Exceptional Learner 
·         Graduate Child Guidance, Management and the Environment 
·         Graduate Foundations of Education 
·         Graduate Finance Courses 
·         Graduate English Immersion 
 
Selected Accomplishments at Grand Canyon University: 
·         Selected presenter for all faculty professional development 2019 
·         Selected presenter for all faculty professional development 2018 
·         Selected peer reviewer of courses 

Chair of ECEA
Ashford University

Nov 2014 - Mar 2019

 
Responsibilities as Chair:                                                                                  
 
·         Administrator for all aspects of the BA ECEA Program (reports, hiring, evaluations). 
·         Responsible for writing the WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation report 2018. 
·         Responsible for the quality and effectiveness of instructional programs, student 
learning, staff development, curriculum and research. 
·         Provides energetic and visionary leadership for the BA ECEA program. 
 
Selected Accomplishments at Ashford University: 
·         Developer and Host of the Ashford virtual Early Childhood Conference. 
·         Sponsor and Leader of Ashford ECE Student Club. 
·         Responsible for all social media aspects for the College of Education. 
·         Leader of faculty professional development for full time and part time instructors. 
·         Ashford Distinguished Professor Acknowledgement: 
 
Courses Taught: 
·         Undergraduate Early Childhood Administration 
·         Undergraduate Health Safety and Nutrition 
·         Undergraduate Family and Community Relations 
·         Graduate Leadership and Innovation 
·         Graduate Early Childhood Curriculum 
·         Graduate Leadership, Innovation and Social Justice in ECE Education 
·         Graduate Building Family and Community Relationships 
·         Graduate Quality Curriculum in Early Childhood Education 

Director of Pre-school Programs
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

Jun 2012 - Jun 2013

 
Responsibilities as Director of Early Childhood Programs 
·         Leader of the Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education (college and high school students). 
·         Responsible for all scheduling, course rotation and course development. 
·         Responsible for all professional development of staff and faculty. 
·         Wrote the ECE grant that was awarded by the state of Arkansas in the amount of $1,575,000.00. 
·         Oversaw the budget for ECE programs including the ECE grant in the amount of $1,575,000.00.  
·         Full authority to hire and terminate staff and faculty within the guidelines and boundaries of board and university policy. 
·         Actively engaged with public school teachers and administrators. 
·         Responsible for all aspects of payroll. 

·         Observations of students in the environment and field of ECE. 

·         Responsible for all monthly reports and timesheets. 

·         Rewrote the entire Associate’s Degree in ECE for articulation 

·         Lead all ECE trainings for the State of Arkansas for ECE educators.  

purposes for the state of Arkansas. 

·         Responsible for developing and putting on the Arkansas ECE 

Conference June 1, 2013. 

·         Asked by the State Department of AR, to write two new courses for the ECE trainings and courses. 

·         Built a resource room for all public and private school teachers to check out materials. 

Early Childhood
Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Aug 2008 - May 2012

 
Coordinator of Early Childhood Program                                              
Northwestern Oklahoma State University 
                                       
Responsibilities as an Instructor of ECE Programs and the ECE Coordinator 
·         Co-Writer of the NCATE Spa Report for ECE. 
·         Participated in all University Committees assigned. 
·         Taught all courses assigned and extra summer and interim courses. 
·         Trained NCATE Spa reviewer. 
·         Advised over 40 students per semester 
·         Engagement and collaboration with community partners. 
·         Developed one of the first online ECE courses. 
·         Taught ITV courses, online and face to face. 
·         Student Teacher Mentor 

Courses Taught: 
·         Child and Adolescent Psychology 
·         ECE Math Methods 
·         Elementary Math Methods 
·         Foundations of Education 
·         ECE Science Methods 
·         Elementary Science Methods 
·         Educational Psychology 
·         ECE Social Studies Methods 
·         Creative Activities 
·         Children’s Literature 
·         Early Childhood Literacy 
·         Elementary Reading 


Areas of Specialization
Early Childhood Education

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