Resume for Donnell King

Donnell King
257 N. Calderwood St. #327 / Alcoa, TN 37701
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phone: 865-235-1597

Experience

Relevant Employment

Associate Professor of Speech and Journalism, 1991 - present
Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Knoxville, Tennessee

Responsible for teaching speech and mass communication courses and for overseeing the mass communication program. Developed and implemented journalism program. Directed team that redesigned student newspaper. Led effort to take student newspaper completely online. Managed speech program. Helped develop and implement new course offerings in interpersonal communication. Developed online speech course from the ground up. Mentored in statewide online degree program. Pioneered online speech course. Leader in using mobile devices in education. In-demand trainer and speaker for faculty regarding flipped classrooms, effective presentation skills for teachers, and presentation technology.

Chief Wordsmith, 1978 - present
King Communication

Parallel to and concurrent with positions listed elsewhere here. Articles have appeared in Boardwatch, GEnie’s LiveWire, Storytelling magazine, East Tennessee Business Journal, Home Education Magazine, Home Business Journal, Tennessee Alumnus, Inkspot, Writing World, Metropulse, BabyZone.com, the Quips and Tips family of blogs, and others. Have spoken to or conducted training for BellSouth, the International Association of Administrative Professionals, the Tennessee Board of Regents, Roane State Community College, the University of Tennessee Nurse Anesthesia program, and numerous academic conferences. Has twice won first place in division competition and has placed as runner-up in district competition among Toastmasters Clubs. Also one-on-one executive speech coaching for a college president.

Associate Editor, 1989-1995
Genie LiveWire magazine, online

Wrote regular monthly column on searchable databases, maintained online calendar, and wrote numerous other articles for Genie's membership magazine. LiveWire began as a print publication. Helped take it to online format.

Adjunct Professor, 1989-1991
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Responsible for teaching several sections each semester of public speaking and business communications courses.

Pulpit Minister, 1986-1991
Rockwood Church of Christ, Rockwood, Tennessee

Responsible for ministerial duties for church of about 250 members. Instituted, administered and taught Christian Skills Development series. Taught seminars in public speaking and communication. Edited, wrote, and produced church newsletter, tracts, and literature. Delivered two sermons per Sunday at least 48 Sundays per year. Taught Sunday School classes. Engaged in pastoral counseling.

Owner-Manager, 1985-1986
King Photo, Henderson, Kentucky

Had sole responsibility for commercial photography work. Founded business and managed all phases, including supervising staff of three, marketing, and maintaining inventory. Launched, edited, and wrote KDAdviser, a newsletter for owners of KIS photoprocessing machines.

Pulpit Minister, 1985-1986
Walnut Grove Church of Christ, Walnut Grove, Kentucky

Responsible for ministerial duties of a church of about 25 members.

Pulpit Minister, 1983-1985
Hiwassee Church of Christ Hiwassee, Arkansas

Responsible for ministerial duties of a church of about 40 members.

Chief Photographer, Reporter, News Editor, 1983-1984
Benton County Daily Democrat, Bentonville, Arkansas

Responsible for overseeing photography work of a daily newspaper. Personally responsible for front page photographs and feature stories. Received state press association award for photography page. Served briefly as news editor.

Advertising Layout Artist, 1982-1983
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Bentonville, Arkansas

Responsible for a portion of Wal-Mart's chain-wide advertising. Co-ordinated pre-opening advertising for about 50 new Wal-Mart stores. Helped design launch advertising for first Sam's Wholesale Clubs. Set up and maintained system for coordinating trademark usage. Wrote and distributed manual on the use of trademarks in advertising.

Program Director, 1979-1982
WKKR, Evansville, Indiana

Responsible for all non-news programming and oversight of air staff. Also responsible for coordinating commercial production. Helped improve station's rating from number 12 position to number 3 position.

News Director, 1981-1982
WKKR, Evansville, Indiana

Responsible for gathering news, producing news programs, and directing activities of small news staff.

Pulpit Minister, 1980-1982
Sebree Church of Christ, Sebree, Kentucky

Responsible for ministerial duties of a church of about 30 members.

Disk Jockey, 1978-1982
WNBS, Murray, Kentucky

Began as overnight DJ. Worked up to morning drive DJ in a short period of time.

Newspaper reporter and photographer, 1972-1978
The Herald Gazette, Trenton, Tennessee

Worked as reporter and photographer for county weekly newspaper. Like most weekly newspaper employees, exemplified term "jack of all trades." Wrote, took pictures, set type, developed film, delivered newspapers, laid out flats, swept floor.

Education

Awards

Recipient of Pellissippi State's Excellence in Teaching Award, 1998-1999.

Recipient of National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development's Excellence Award 2000.

Recipient of Pellissippi State's Innovations Award, 2012-2013.

Recipient of League for Innovation Excellence Award 2013.

Recipient of National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development's Excellence Award 2013.

Presentations

A Dialogue on Oral Presentation Skills and Disabled Students, presented at East Tennessee Faculty Colloquium, January 2000.

Speaking Across the Curriculum: Developing Oral Communication Competency Outside the Speech Classroom, presented at East Tennessee Faculty Colloquium, January 2001.

Speaking Across the Curriculum: Developing Oral Communication Competency Outside the Speech Classroom, presented at NISOD's International Conference on Teaching & Leadership Excellence, May 2001.

Speaking skills for instructors, presented at Pellissippi State fall in-service training for full-time instructors, fall 2001.

Speaking skills for instructors, compressed version presented at Pellissippi State fall in-service training for adjunct instructors, fall 2001.

Speaking Across the Curriculum: Developing Oral Communication Competency Outside the Speech Classroom, presented at Ashland Annual Teaching/Learning Conference, fall 2001.

Stop Lecturing! Practical speaking skills for instructors, presented at Ashland Annual Teaching/Learning Conference, fall 2001.

Dead on Departure: Reviving the Love of Learning, presented at NISOD's International Conference on Teaching & Leadership Excellence, May 2002.

Dead on Departure: Reviving the Love of Learning, presented at Ashland Annual Teaching/Learning Conference, fall 2002.

Dead on Departure: Reviving the Love of Learning, presented at Pellissippi State fall in-service training for full-time instructors, fall 2003.

Dead on Departure: Reviving the Love of Learning, compressed version presented at Pellissippi State fall in-service training for adjunct instructors, fall 2003.

Build On Your Strengths: The Power of Appreciative Inquiry, presented at NISOD's International Conference on Teaching & Leadership Excellence, May 2003.

Build On Your Strengths: The Power of Appreciative Inquiry, presented at Ashland Annual Teaching/Learning Conference, fall 2003.

Effective Interpersonal Skills, daylong workshop conducted for Oak Ridge Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals®, Oct. 2005.

The End of Stress: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life, presented at Pellissippi State fall in-service training for full-time instructors, fall 2005.

The End of Stress: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life, compressed version presented at Pellissippi State fall in-service training for adjunct instructors, fall 2005.

The End of Stress: Part 2, presented at Pellissippi State fall in-service training for full-time instructors, spring 2006.

The End of Stress: Part 2, compressed version presented at Pellissippi State fall in-service training for adjunct instructors, spring 2006.

Free Tools for Instructors, presented at annual Tennessee Board of Regents Distance Education Conference, Feb. 2006.

NSO Leader Training, trained college personnel and student leaders for effective presentations skills in New Student Orientation, May 2012.

Flipping the College Classroom, presented at NISOD's International Conference on Teaching & Leadership Excellence, May 28, 2012.

Using Flipped Classrooms for Nurse Anesthetist Training, presented to UT Knoxville faculty, May 22, 2012.

Flipped Classes for Your Education, presented to UT Knoxville Nurse Anesthetist students, June 7, 2012.

Flipping the Classroom, presented to Regents Online Campus Collaborative academy, June 22, 2012.

Flip the Classroom Without Flipping Out, presented to PSCC in-service participants, Aug. 16, 2012.

Cure Slideumentia and Avoid Presentation Mental Illness, presented to PSCC in-service participants, Aug. 16, 2012.

Webinar on Flipped Classroom, presented online for registrants via i>Clicker, Sept. 5 and Sept. 12, 2012.

Tell Your Story, workshop for parents served by East Tennessee Technology Access Center, Sept. 13, 2012.

Effective Presentations for Medical Conferences and Classes, presented to UT Nurse Anesthetist students, October 8, 2012.

The Greatest Story Never Told, part of ongoing Faculty Lecture series for Pellissippi State, Oct. 11, 2012.

PowerPoint CPR: Saving the Baby, breakout training session for District 63 Toastmasters Conference, Oct. 20, 2012.

Handling Difficult Conversations at Work, keynote for Executive Women International, Nov. 13, 2012.

Leadership Training, New Student Orientation leaders at PSCC, Jan. 7, 2013.

Professionalism and Achievement, keynote for Bridge Program for PSCC-UT Knoxville, Jan. 16, 2013.

What's Your Story?, Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, March 3, 2013.

PowerPoint CPR, breakout session for League for Innovation, March 12, 2013.

Change Your Story, Change Your Life, keynote for Student Affairs retreat, March 15, 2013.

PowerPoint CPR, breakout session for Innovative Professor Conference, Marcy 25, 2013.

Henry Robert, Vampire Slayer: Making Parliamentary Procedure Interesting Again, breakout session for District 63 Toastmasters Conference.

NSO Presentation Training, for New Student Orientation leaders, May 14, 2013.

Someone Has to Stock the Vending Machines: The Role of Faculty in the Internet Age, keynote for Roane State EdTech Academy, May 15, 2013.

I've Flipped: Now What?, breakout for Roane State EdTech Academy, May 15, 2013.

Dealing with Difficult Conversations, luncheon speech for National Association of Process Managers, May 16, 2013.

Ambassador Presentation training, for leaders in the PSCC Ambassador program, June 4, 2013.

NSO Microphone Training, for NSO leaders at PSCC, June 26, 2013.

President training, breakout session for Toastmasters Leadership Institute, Cookeville, June 29, 2013.

A Bridge Is Only Useful If You're Going Somewhere, keynote for PSCC-UTK Bridge program parents and students, July 1, 2013.

Why Do We Need a Teacher? breakout session for Regents Online Campus Collaborative academy, July 11, 2013.

I've Flipped: Now What?, PSCC in-service breakout, Aug. 14, 2013.

Skills

  • Public speaking
  • Writing of a variety of types
  • Editing
  • Teaching
  • Word processing
  • Desktop publishing
  • Photography
  • Web page design