Teachers College (TC) offers a unique program for students who are self-directed and have an interest in studying a cross-section of courses between at least two of the college's departments. This allows for a great deal of autonomous creativity when tailoring a study plan and curricular ideology that an admissions committee might find compelling. Though the program receives few applicants and even fewer enrollments and graduates, it nicely aligns with my research interests in Adult Learning and Instructional technology. Below, I have posted the program description and plan of study I proposed the the admission's committee at Teachers College.
Welcome to my web space! My name is Anthony Clemons and I am an Ed.M. student in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Education program through Teachers College, Columbia University. I hold an M.A. in Computing in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Judson College and an A.S. from Marion Military Institute. Much of my research explores methods of integrating instructional technology in adult learning settings as well as the philosophy behind why education should be fostered as a ubiquitous resource. My primary research interests include curriculum evaluation, blended learning, virtual schools, educational equity, and adult/continuing education. However, I have applied industry research and experience in leadership development, curriculum development, and instructional design.
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I am a native of West Virginia, and now live and work on the Ft. Knox, Kentucky military installation as a Curriculum Development Manager with General Dynamics Information Technology. In this role,I manage an instructional design staff of five curriculum developers and three eLearning developers in designing, developing, and evaluating four-years (288 hours) of andragogically-based Military Science curriculum and 58 hours of eLearning modules used by 273 college and university ROTC programs. Previously, I worked as a Senior Military Science Instructor for the Marion Military Institute Army ROTC Department. There, I was the lead faculty member for the Military Science (MS) II course and for a hybrid MS I course for Service Academy Preparation (SAP) Cadets. Through these roles I gained a tremendous appreciation for the importance of offering young adults a quality in-class experience that is both transformative and engaging by design.
In conjunction with my role as a student and professional I am also a 12-year veteran of the Alabama Army National Guard, where I serve as the Assistant Inspector General for the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC).
I am married to the former Ms. Ashley Daugette of Somerville, Alabama, who is the wonderful mother to our daughter Mary Beth.
This is a Facebook page I created to guide those interested through "The Harvard Classics" in One-Year. All readings will be taken from "The Harvard Classics" Reading Guide and the Discussion Board will be open for thoughts and conversation regarding the daily reading. This will begin January 1, 2016 and go through December 31, 2016.
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A Note on Interdisciplinary Studies
"I believe that education, therefore, is a process of living and not preparing for future living"
- John Dewey, My Pedagogic Creed (1897)
A Year of the Harvard Classics