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Ms. Starla Jean Alexander

Dr. Starla Alexander

Dr. Starla Jean Alexander
Visiting Faculty

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experienced supporter/leader/budget advisor for students of Miami Middletown
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Research skills within numerous areas of study
  • Course and idea development
  • Can teach in multiple disciplines:  Art History, Architecture, Classics, and Women’s Studies
  • Strong experience with all groups: children and their parents, educators, community, and visitors to facilities

EDUCATION                       

  • June 2002 - M.A., Art History, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
    School of Art/ College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
    Master’s thesis:  Rites of Passage in the Bacchic Frieze of the Villa of the Mysteries: Fertility, Myth and Reality of the Roman Woman
  • June 2000 - B.A., summa cum laude, university honors, Art History, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • June 1998 - A.A., honors, Art, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • August 2002 - Part-time Faculty, Miami University, Middletown, OH
    Survey Art History, Architecture, Women in Antiquity and Classical Mythology instructor. (100, 200 levels and honors)
  • August 2003 - Part-time Faculty, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
    American Art, Ancient Art, Feminist Approaches to Ancient Art, Architecture, and Introduction to Visual Arts instructor. (100, 300 & 400 levels)
  • August 2005 - December 2006 - Visiting Instructor, Miami University, Middletown, OH
  • June 2005 - September 2010 - Student Advisor, Miami University, Middletown, OH
    Assist new students through student services.
  • January 2007 - March 2007 - Part-time Lecturer, Urbana University, Kettering, OH
    Humanities (100 level)
  • June 2002 - December 2003 - Part-time Lecturer, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
    Survey Art History, History of Women Artists, and Art Appreciation instructor. (100, 200 levels and honors)  
  • September 2000 - June 2002 - Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
    Taught, assisted, graded, and reviewed in Survey Art History courses. (100 level)
  • August 1991 - April 1993 - Administration/International Order Analyst, NCR Corporation, Systemedia Group, Miamisburg, OH
  • September 1986 - June 2005 - Dance Instructor, Ohio and Florida at 4 studios, most recently All That Dance, Middletown, OH
    Taught thirteen styles of dance to students from ages 3 - adult.

ASSISTANTSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, NOMINATIONS AND AWARDS

  • February  2014 - Nomination for the Excellence in Teaching Award, MUM
  • April 2012 - Nomination for the Excellence in Teaching Award, MUM
  • April 2011 - Nomination for the Excellence in Teaching Award, MUM
  • April 2010 - Nomination for the Excellence in Teaching Award, MUM
  • April 2006 - Advisor of the Year, MUM
  • 2001-2002 - Graduate Teaching Assistantship, UC
  • 2000 - Merit Scholarship from the Department of Art and Art History, WSU
  • 1998-2000 - Rike Academic Performance Community Scholarship, WSU
  • 1998 - All-USA Academic Team State Winner
  • June 1998 - Certificate of Appreciation, from The Clarion newspaper at SCC
  • June 1998 - McCallister Scholarship, SCC
  • 1997-1998 - The National Dean=s List publication
  • 1997-1998 - Sinclair Honors Scholarship, received for five quarters
  • December 1997 - Phi Theta Kappa/SOAR Scholarship, SCC
  • December 1997 - Clarion Staff Award Scholarship, SCC
  • December 1997 - Sinclair Alumni Association Merit Scholarship
  • June 1997 - Certificate of Appreciation, from The Clarion newspaper at SCC
  • April 1997 - Sinclair Alumni Association Merit Scholarship

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE EXPERIENCE

  • Mach 2015 - Organizing a student trip to Greece and Italy
  • April 2014 - Chaperoning a NY for the MUM Art Club
  • March 2013 - Organized, fundraised, and advised for a nine-day student trip to England and France
  • 2011-2014 - Advisor and budget planner for Classics from Pandora’s Box, MUM
  • 2005-2009 - Founding Advisor and budget planner for Classics from Pandora’s Box, MUM
  • March 2007 - Organized, fundraised, and advised for a nine-day student trip to Greece and Italy
  • 2006-2007 - Head of committee to obtain the Guerilla Girls, MUM
  • May 2006 - Advisor for student trip to the Parthenon, Nashville, TN                            
  • 2005-2007 - Assisted Student Government leaders, MUM
  • 2005-2007 - Artist and Lecture Committee, MUM
  • 2005-2007 - Communications Board, MUM
  • 2005-2007 - Women’s History Month Committee, MUM
  • 2005-2007 - Interim Advisor and budget planner for the Kaos newspaper, MUM
  • 2005-2007 - Founding Honors Committee, MUM
  • November 15, 2005 - Discussion Leader for Porch Read America (the book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction by John Stewart, UD
  • July 2005 - Library Search Committee for Assistant Director, MUM
  • July 2005 - Endorsed and assisted with update to slide collection, MUM
  • 2003 - Assisted in the establishment of a slide collection, MUM
  • 2000 - Graduate Students Association, meeting volunteer, UC
  • 1998 - Writer for The Guardian newspaper, WSU
  • 1998 - Historian for Phi Theta Kappa National Honor=s Society, Nu Pi, SCC
  • May 1998 - Letter of Leadership author, Phi Theta Kappa Nationals in Nashville, TN
  • May 1998 - Reporting the 21st Century workshop committee, SCC
  • 1997-1998 - Chair for Feed the Homeless, Phi Theta Kappa, Dayton
  • 1997-1998 - The Clarion newspaper editorial board, SCC
  • August 1997 - Phi Theta Kappa National Honor=s Society fundraiser committee
  • May 1997 - Dance Therapy, Lecture at First Annual Honors Symposium, SCC
  • January 1997 - Theatre volunteer, SCC
MEMBERSHIPS AND ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • August 2011 -  Introduction to Niihka Workshop, Miami University Middletown
  • August 2005 - Introduction to Blackboard Workshop, Miami University Middletown
  • May 2005 - CELT seminar for writing excellence, Miami University Oxford
  • 2003-2004 - Communicating Across the Curriculum Proseminar with a year of participation, Miami University Middletown
  • 1999-2000 - Phi Kappa Phi National Honor’s Society, WSU
  • 1998-2000 - University Honors Scholars, WSU
  • 1998 - All-Ohio Academic Team
  • 1997-1998 - Honors Scholars, SCC
  • 1997-1998 - Phi Theta Kappa National Honor’s Society Five Star Member

MUSEUM/GALLERY AND INTERN EXPERIENCE

  • 2002-2012 - Student Tours to various museums including the DAI
  • September 2003 - Juror, Middletown Fine Arts Center
  • March 2002 - Volunteer, Dayton Art Institute
  • September 2000 - March 2002 - Museum Certificate Program, UC
  • 1999 - Gallery intern spring quarter, SCC
  • 1998 - Art History intern for Dr. Sally Struthers fall quarter, SCC

ACADEMIC WRITING, LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

  • September 2011 - Guest Speaker, Preble County Fine Arts Center, Sacred Spaces
  • 2011 - Oxford University Press, African American National Biography online, Artist Mark Bradford
  • February 7-8, 2006 - MaxiMUM Benefits Anything you can do, I can do just as well…or BETTER, Lecture series Miami University Middletown
  • October 14, 2005 - Presented paper, From Pagan Mystery Gods to Early Christianity, Villanova University, for Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference
  • April 2005 - Community Appreciation, The Ancient Legos of Stonehenge, Miami University Middletown

 TRAVEL ABROAD

  • England
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Guatemala
  • Greece
  • France