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ERIK W. BLACK

2298 NW 21st Ave

Gainesville, FL 32605 email: erikwblack@gmail.com

 

 

EDUCATION

 

The University of Florida May 2009

Gainesville, Florida

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

Focus in Educational Technology and Social Psychology

 

The College of New Jersey May 2005

Ewing, New Jersey

Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Services

 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Dec. 1997

Blacksburg, Virginia

Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

 

University of Florida Graduate Alumni Fellowship

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society

 

CERTIFICATIONS

 

Nationally Certified Counselor

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Black, E.W., Dawson, K. & Ferdig, R.E. (2006). Forgotten alumni: Online learners as donors. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 10(1), 43-47.

 

Black, E.W., Dawson, K. & Ferdig, R.E. (2006). Technology Outcomes in Post-Secondary Online Education Classrooms. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (pp. 253-256). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

Black, E.W., Dawson, K. & Ferdig, R.E. (2006). Predicting the Success and Failure of Online Education Students. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (pp. 248-252). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Black, E.W., Jinks, S. (2006).The application of the Educational Success Prediction Instrument (ESPRI) to an Undergraduate Population. Paper presentation at the 2006 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Orlando, FL.

 

Black, E.W., Dawson, K., Ferdig, R. E. (2006) Technology Outcomes in Post-Secondary Online Education Classrooms. Presented at the Society for Information technology & Teacher Education 2006 International Conference

 

Black, E., Ferdig, R.E. (2006) Predicting the Success and Failure of Online Education Students. Presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2006 International Conference

 

 

GRANTS

 

University of Florida Department of Educational Technology. Researcher and project manager for funded grant proposal ($600,000) entitled, “Establishing a framework to strengthen virtual high schools: A collaborative initiative to improve student performance and quality of instruction.” BellSouth Foundation.

 

 

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

PROJECT MANAGER AND RESEARCHER MAR. 2006 – Present

BELLSOUTH 20/20 VISION FOR EDUCATION Gainesville, Florida

The University of Florida

 

Project manager and principal researcher responsible for establishment and maintenance of a database designed and implemented for the collection of statistics detailing virtual high schools in the 9 state BellSouth customer service area. Activities include:

• Execution of psychometric instrumentation aimed at discerning matters of quality and success in online instruction

• Maintaining regular contact with representatives from state’s departments of education

• Management of research conducted by fellow graduate students on data outcome derived from database

 

ALUMNI FELLOW Aug. 2005 – Present

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY Gainesville, Florida

SCHOOL OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

The University of Florida

 

Recipient of four year 100% funding for doctoral study. Responsible for conducting research within topics of interest under the supervision of faculty within the Department of Educational Technology, research includes:

• Quantitative instrumentation for secondary and post-secondary distance education

• Perception of academic rigor within distance education programs

• Student services for distance learners

• Secondary distance education

• Web-based media applications

 

GRADUATE COUNSELING INTERN/TEMPORARY COUNSELOR June 2004 – Aug. 2005

DEPARTMENT OF CAREER SERVICE Pomona, New Jersey

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

 

Provided career counseling and guidance to college students within a four year liberal arts college. Planned and participated in Department of Career Service events and workshops including: The Etiquette of Networking, Career Fairs, and Stockton’s Graduate and Professional School Fair.

• Developed and analyzed institutional research using SPSS and MS Access describing alumni.

• Created and presented career oriented lectures to college students in a classroom setting.

• Designed and presented seminars on GRE, GMAT, and LSAT tests.

• Constructed and implemented undergraduate peer counseling program designed to eliminate excessive workload on full-time staff.

• Responsible for initiating and providing training for volunteer career counseling program staffed by master’s level counselors interested in assisting student population.

• Assisted in the establishment of Stockton’s Alumni Career Network utilizing resources from both the department of Career Services and the department of Alumni Affairs.

 

INSTRUCTOR – TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION July 2002 – Aug. 2003

The School at Sweetser, The Sweetser Family Institute Saco, Maine

 

Planned and implemented daily classroom activities for learning and emotionally disabled students grades K-12. Daily lessons focused on the state of Maine Learning Results for applicable grade levels, basic computing skills, introduction to the Internet and basic web page design using HTML, Javascript and JAVA programming languages.

• Developed and instructed the first web design curriculum for high school students at The School at Sweetser.

• Integrated new technologies into the computer lab including the use of scanners, digital media and the manipulation of digital imagery.

 

 

 

 

SALES AND MARKETING EXPERIENCE

AIP(ADVANCED INTERNET PROTOCOL) - REGIONAL SALES MANAGER Sept. 2001 – June 2002

Qwest Communications, Qwest Business Partner Program Arlington, Virginia

 

Recruited by Qwest as part of a team of senior technical sales managers to boost sales of Qwest services onto Qwest’s IP Backbone and to fill Qwest data centers. Developed sales through prospecting and consultative selling. Sold Qwest’s suite of IP products including IP connectivity, content delivery, VPN, wholesale dial, web hosting and security products. Sold services through prospecting, customer presentations, generating RFPs and designing complex customer applications.

• Averaged revenues consistently 200% over quota/$50,000 monthly quota.

• Trained Qwest field reps in TCP/IP, routing, network topology, web hosting applications and DNS to help generate more IP business.

• Integrated with Qwest field sales force to engage on large complex IP opportunities.

• Major customers included Charter Communications, Network Innovations, Corbitt Technologies, CI Host.

 

 

 

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER Jan. 2001-Sept. 2001

Riptech (acquired by Symantec) Alexandria, Virginia

 

Targeted and closed new business accounts for start-up managed security services company. Developed sales through existing contacts, prospecting and consultative business practices.

• Averaged revenues consistently 150% over quota.

• Second highest grossing sales person within organization.

• Customers included Beyond Petroleum (formerly British Petroleum), Accenture, Informax, and Broadwing Communications.

 

 

SENIOR CHANNEL ACCOUNT MANAGER Nov. 1998 – Jan. 2001

CHANNEL SALES DIVISION Ashburn, Virginia

UUNET Technologies, a Worldcom Company

 

Member of a groundbreaking initiative responsible for the first successful introduction of the channel sales model into the IP/Data services industry. Responsible for the recruitment, development and management of third party consultants and systems integrators in order to push UUNET products and services to end user accounts. In 2000 promoted to UUNET’s business development team responsible for targeting and offering consultative services to technology start-up companies.

• Received UUNET’s 1999 Sales Excellence Award for leading Channel Sales Division in annualized revenue, annualized quota attainment of 320%.

• UUNET President’s Club, July 1999 – December 1999.

• Customers included Accenture, Ernst and Young, Keene Consulting and Broadband Office.

 

 

MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE May 1997 – Nov. 1999

Lutron Electronics Dallas, Texas

 

Managed the specification sales marketplace for Lutron Electrons in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Responsible for sales and marketing efforts targeting engineering, architectural and interior design firms.

• Managed Lutron’s 5 largest design accounts.

• Major projects sold included Four Seasons Sharm El-Sheik, the Atlantis II Resort and Casino, and the Bellagio Resort and Casino.

• Annualized revenues exceeded 125% of quota.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

ASP

Java

JavaScript

MS Visual Studio .Net

Mediator

Macromedia Dreamweaver

SAS

SPSS

Visual Basic

 

INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

• Endurance Athletics– notable achievements include: 2005 Great Floridian Ironman Distance Triathlon, 2005 NJ Devilman Half Ironman Triathlon, 2004 Ironman USA Triathlon, 2004 Florida Half Ironman Triathlon, 2004 Odyssey Half Ironman Triathlon, 2004 Shamrock Marathon, 2004 Atlantic City Marathon, 2004 Philadelphia Marathon, 2003 Kentucky Derby Marathon, 2002 San Diego Marathon.

• Sport/Athletic Conditioning – ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, NAFTA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Gold’s Gym athletic conditioning instructor: April 1999 – June 2002 (Arlington, Virginia).

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