Velda Arnaud, Ph.D.
Pendleton, OR 97801

Updated January 2015

Leader and researcher of educational technologies, community service, generational outreach, digital divide, professional development, leadership, and community college improvement

  • Avid, life-long learner dedicated to the research and college-level instruction of educational technologies, course delivery tools, electronic pedagogies, service learning, and business practices in the networked world
  • Long history as a dedicated undergraduate instructor within two-year, four-year, and career/technical programs
  • Commitment to motivating students to find their passions and reach their potential
  • Devotion to increasing access to education and improve student success through my research, professional development, community service, and instruction
  • Extensive volunteer service with leadership development and youth service organizations, such as the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and the Boy Scouts of America

Core Competencies

Organized • Analytical • Numerically competent • Attentive to details
Manage conflict • Problem solver • Logical • Researcher
Time and project management • Manage multiple projects
Productive • Efficient • Meet deadlines • Outstanding technical skills
Effective and energetic presenter • Strong oral and written communicator
Leader • Team collaboration • Supervisor • Coach • Mentor
Empathetic • Patient • Listener • Global competence


Walden University, Ph.D., 2013

University of Oregon, M.A., 1991

University of Oregon, B.A., 1983

Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1980

Administrative Experience

Advisory Board, Feb. 2009 – present
Millennial Associates LLC

Executive Director, Dec. 2013 – present
Lead Educate Serve Society

Regional Coordinator, May 2009 – July 2013
Phi Theta Kappa International - Rocky Mountain Cascade Region

Faculty Technology Specialist, June 2010 – Feb.2012
Lane Community College, Academic Technology
(Joint appointment with Business Department and faculty instruction responsibilities)

Chapter Advisor, Sept. 2005 – Jan. 2011; June 2012 - Feb. 2013
Phi Theta Kappa International – Sigma Zeta Chapter

Open Educational Resources Committee Lead, Jan. 2010 – Feb. 2012
Lane Community College

Leadership Council, Jan. 2010 – Feb. 2012

Adult Leader, Aug. 1998 – Aug. 2010
Boy Scouts of America, Oregon Trail Council

College Now High School Teacher Training Group Lead, Jan. 2009 – June 2009
Lane Community College

Campus Hiring Committee, 2006, 2013
Lane Community College

Online Teaching and Learning Research Project, Sept. 2005 – June 2006
Lane Community College

Associate Program Director, Aug. 2002 – Mar. 2004
Pioneer Pacific College – Springfield, OR Campus

Delivery Systems Coordinator, Feb. 1986 – June 1997
University of Oregon, Oregon Career Information System – Eugene, OR

International Study Abroad Liaison, Aug. 1982 – June 1983
Universität Tübingen – West Germany

Financial Analyst Secretary, Feb. 1976 – Sept. 1978
Coos County Courthouse – Coquille, OR

Teaching Experience

Instructor, Sept. 2014 – present
Blue Mountain Community College, Business Technologies Department

Instructor, June 2013 – Sept. 2014
Lane Community College, Business Department

Instructor, Sept. 2009 – June 2013
Lane Community College, Business Department

Instructor, June 2004 – Aug. 2009
Lane Community College, Business Department

Adjunct Instructor, Jan. – June 2008
University of Oregon, Business Department

Adjunct Instructor, Jan. – June 2008
Pacific University – Eugene, OR Campus, Business Department

Instructor, Jan. 1999 – June 2002
Lane Community College, Business Department

Educational Assistant, Sept. 1998 – June 2000
Centennial Elementary School – Springfield, OR

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Jan. – June 1984
University of Oregon, German Department – Eugene, OR

Tutor, Sept. 1983 – Dec. 1984
University of Oregon, Educational & Counseling Services for Student Athletes– Eugene, OR

Math Laboratory Assistant, Jan. 1979 – June 1980
Mainframe Computer Operator
Math Tutor

Southwestern Oregon Community College – Coos Bay, OR

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Office Technology, Developmental Education, and Business Courses
Blue Mountain Community College, Lane Community College, & University of Oregon
(many offered both online/telecourse and in traditional classroom environments)

Academic Planning
Advanced Microsoft Office
Business Ethics
Basic Mathematics
Business Databases
Business Spreadsheets
Business Web Pages (XHTML)
Business Word Processing
Computer Keyboarding
Cooperative Work Experience
Desktop Publishing
Document Processing
e-Business Fundamentals
Introduction to Business Law
Introduction to Marketing and Finance
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Introduction to the Internet
Introduction to Windows
Leadership and Team Dynamics
Leadership: Team Building
Leadership: Social Intelligence
Medical Keyboarding and Transcription
Microsoft Office – Access
Microsoft Office – Excel
Microsoft Office – PowerPoint
Microsoft Office – Word
Personal Finance
Principles of Marketing
Professional Office Procedures
Records Management
Service and Ethics in Business
Special Methods in Business
Team Building Skills
Ten-key Calculators
Web Tools: Photoshop & Dreamweaver

General Education Courses
Pioneer Pacific College

College and Career Success
College Mathematics
English Composition
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Professional Development
Verbal Communications
Writing Research Papers

Other Experience

Online Retailer, 2002-present

Animal Control Secretary, 1979 – 1980
Veterans Office Secretary

Coos County Courthouse – Coquille, OR

Major Projects & Research

Migrated Blue Mountain Community College’s Website, 2014
Worked with campus and contract personnel

Conducted a case study on service learning, 2013
Visited campus, interviewed employees, and conducted observations

Conducted a Leadership Tour, 2013
Visited and presented at community colleges in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio

Built the Phi Theta Kappa region, 2009-2013
Worked with an annual team of student officers in three states

Lead open educational resources research and usage, 2010-2012
Led Lane Community College’s faculty fellowship

Created the All-Oregon awards program, 2010
Inspired college presidents to work together to begin the program in Oregon

Increased awareness for a student organization, 2005-2013
Worked with student honor society teams to increase awareness, membership, and participation

Directed Cub Scout day camp, 2002-2004
Led the Cascade District, Boy Scouts of America

Awards & Honors

Presentations & Invited Participation

Various Voices in Service-Learning: Meaning-Making and Potential for Global Change, 2014
16th Annual Global Conference, International Leadership Association, San Diego, CA

Communicating with Community College Students, 2014
Community College National Center for Community Engagement, Scottsdale, AZ

Finding Your Passion and Completing Your Education, 2014
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

Building Your Team, 2014
Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, OR

Bridging the Generation Gap, 2014
Tillamook Bay Community College, Tillamook, OR

Understanding Personality Types, 2014
Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, OR

Leading with Emotional Intelligence, 2014
Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

Facing Your Fears, 2013
Rocky Mountain Cascade Region, Phi Theta Kappa

Building Your Team, 2013
Tillamook Bay Community College, Tillamook, OR

Leadership Tour, 2013
Marshall Leadership Award, Phi Theta Kappa

Bridging the Generation Gap, 2013
Phi Theta Kappa International

Team Oregon, 2013
Pure Romance Consultant Group

Team Oregon, 2012
Pure Romance Consultant Group

Administrative Professionals Day, 2012
International Association of Administrative Professionals

Emotional Intelligence, 2012
Phi Theta Kappa International

In Alignment: Campus Priorities and MERLOT, 2011
MERLOT/Sloan-C Emerging Technologies Conference

Lane CC OER Faculty Fellowship, 2011
MERLOT/Sloan-C Emerging Technologies Conference

Planning and Hosting Regional Meetings, 2011 & 2010
Phi Theta Kappa International

Completing Your College Degree, 2011
Chemeketa Community College

Democratization of Information Discussion, 2010
Phi Theta Kappa International

Social Networking, 2009
Phi Theta Kappa International

Social Intelligence, 2009
Mt. Hood Community College

Introduction to Emotional Intelligence, 2009
Phi Theta Kappa International

Bridging the Generation Gap, 2008
Administrative Professional Association

Developing a Chapter Web Site-Beyond Basics, 2008
Phi Theta Kappa International

Developing a Chapter Web Site-Basics, 2008
Phi Theta Kappa International

Developing a Chapter Web Site, 2007
Phi Theta Kappa International

Office Technologies, 2006
Oregon Administrative Professional Association

Community College Leadership, 2005
Willamette Business Association

Affiliations & Memberships

Conferences Attended


Certifications, Trainings & Other Programs

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