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Criminal Justice

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 with James Rhyne

short description:
I am a Criminal Jsutice instructor with 30 years law enforcement exp. and 6 years instructional exp. at college level
long description:
I have been teaching both Grad and Undergrad university coursework online and in traditional classroom in Criminal Justice since 2003. I have 30 years experience as a state trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol, retiring in 2004. My degrees are from traditional brick and mortar University of Central Florida, graduating with Honors. I was a non-traditional college student myself, entering my degree program at the age of 40 in 1995. I have earned high reviews both from the learning institutions as well as from my students. I expect university level work from the students. I am firm, fair and have been accused of being somewhat flexible, but my integrity and commitment to insuring the academic integrity of the university and the degree are paramount. If you looking to 'buy' a grade or a degree...check with someone else. (For that, I might recommend Colorado Technical University...)
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Criminal Justice

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I am a Criminal Jsutice instructor with 30 years law enforcement exp. and 6 years instructional exp. at college level

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start: (GMT) 04 April 2009 17:00 internet time: @750 | view full details |

fee: 300US$  (3000lp)
payment: at booking
delivery method: live online and self-paced

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James Rhyne

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I earned an MS degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida in 2004 as an non-traditional student who began my quest for higher ed at the age of 40 in 1995, I honorably retired from the Florida Highway Patrol with the rank of Lieutenant after serving nearly 27 years as a state trooper. My experience and extensive law enforcement training are extremely valuable. I remained as a Reserve Trooper with FHP until I completed 30 years of service. I currently teach online and in the traditional classroom at the state university. My wife holds a Doctorate of Education and has assisted me in learning the proper methodology of instructional development and delivery. I have developed several criminal justice courses for online universities and for traditional colleges as well. I interact well with students and faculty alike, and my evaluations reflect that I remain a valued instructor at these institutions. Being healthy and retired at the age of 54 makes my teaching just that much more rewarding to me. I am indeed paying it forward.
Teacher's qualifications:
James Rhyne
995 Dawn Drive
Titusville, Florida 32796
PO Box 1012
Mims, FL 32754

7/04 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
Master of Science (M.S.)
Criminal Justice

5/01University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Honor Society
(Alpha Phi Sigma)

4/99 Valencia Community College Orlando, FL
Associate Degree
Liberal Studies
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

6/73Astronaut High School Titusville, FL
High School Diploma
General Studies

Work Experience
1/05 - Present University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Adjunct Instructor
On-Site Traditional classroom instruction
Classroom instruction of undergraduate level criminal justice and legal
studies coursework including: Prosecution and Adjudication, Criminal
Justice Research Methods, Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice Managers, Community Policing, Corrections and Penology, Crime in America, Criminal Justice Systems and other Criminal Justice courses and Individual Study.

8/04 ? 12/08 Kaplan University, Chicago, IL
Assistant Professor
Online instructor of undergraduate Criminal Justice courses.
Course developer, course leader, new faculty mentor, Faculty Senate representative. Past Faculty Sponsor ? Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society
Courses developed/taught include: History of Criminal Justice,
Introduction to Criminal Justice, Crime Prevention, and Criminal Justice Capstone, Essential Skills of the Successful Criminal Justice Student.

09/2007 ? Present York Technical College, Rock Hill, SC
Adjunct instructor ? Criminal Justice
WebCT-based instructional platform

8/05 ? 10/07 Webster University, Merritt Island, FL
Adjunct Graduate Instructor
Graduate level classroom and distance instructor
Courses taught: Behavioral Issues (Criminal Behavior), Individual Study

12/03 - 7/05 Mountain State University, Beckley, WV
Adjunct Professor
Online facilitator in the undergraduate program using WebCT
platform. Curriculum: Organizational Leadership and Management

5/78 - 9/04 Florida Highway Patrol, Orlando, FL
State Highway Patrol Trooper
1983 - 2004 Florida Highway Patrol, Lieutenant - Retired
Senior Squad Sergeant Troop D, Orlando (2002-2004)
Expressway Sergeant Troop D, Orlando (2001 - 2002)
Evidence Property Sgt. Troop D, Orlando (1998 - 2001)
DUI Sergeant Troop D, Orlando (1996 - 1997)
Traffic Homicide Coordinator Troop K, Orlando (1985-1990)
Traffic Homicide Coordinator Troop E, Miami (1984-85)
1981 - 1983 Florida Highway Patrol
Traffic Homicide Investigator
Troop C, Pasco County
1978 - 1981 Florida Highway Patrol, Trooper, Troop C, Pasco County

Additional Information
International Union of Police Associations - Florida
Emeritus Chairman - Business Agent
Alpha Phi Sigma - Criminal Justice Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa - National Honor Society
AAST - American Association of State Troopers
Free and Accepted Masons - 32nd Degree and Shriner
University of Central Florida Knights Boosters
University of Central Florida Alumni Association
Vice-Chairman ? UCF Space Coast Alumni Chapter
2005 ? 2006 Municipal Code Enforcement Board Member, City of Titusville, FL
2005 - Course Leader - CJ105 Kaplan University
2007 ?2008 Faculty Senate Representative ? Kaplan University
2003 - Present University of Central Florida Sports Marketing Committee
2000 - 2003 National Troopers Coalition, Florida Representative
2000 - 2003 IUPA-FL Local 6000 State Chairman (State Law Enforcement
Collective Bargaining Union)
2001 - 2003 Florida Highway Patrol Memorial Committee Member
2000 - FHP Traffic Stop Data Collection Development Committee Member
1998 - 2001 University of Central Florida NCAA Div. IA Football FHP Team Security Supervisor

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Teaching philosophy:

I believe that higher education empowers a person to become more productive as a citizen, a better employee, and sets the stage for one to become more politically active in the quest for social justice and criminal justice reform. Being a non-traditional college student myself, I understand the challenges that a student faces while striving to earn their college degree. I understand the concepts and practices of andragogy which is imperative when teaching both traditional and non-traditional students at the college level. I adhere to student-centered teaching practices and believe that both the instructor and student share responsibilities in their learning process. I believe that tolerating substandard student efforts in order to achieve higher student retention rates is contrary to incontrovertible academic values. I place a strong emphasis on academic excellence, scholarly research techniques, efficient time management and effective written communication skills. I nurture students to learn time management skills, practice sound study habits and to take advantage of the many academic resources available to guide students towards success. It is my belief that these practices insure that the students receive an education which is practical, useful, and effective and guarantees the value of their college degree while defending the integrity of the learning institution.
Not only do I stress course-related
interaction, especially in the online learning environment...I enjoy it!


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