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Boise, Idaho, United States
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August 18, 2018

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Refik Sadikovic

Email: ac6p2z@r.postjobfree.com

Cell Phone 208-***-****

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

• Ethnics, Social Justice, Diversity, Globalization and Civic Engagement

• Refugees/Immigrants (Languages and Cultures)

• Equality Issues (Education, Gender, Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation)

• Marginalized Population

• Economic Empowerment Advocacy for Marginalized Populations

• Discrimination and Institutional Discrimination

• Educational Technology multi-media teaching tools use of technology-rich techniques to increase student engagement and entourage student critical thinking skills EDUCATION

Ed.D. Doctor in Education in Curriculum and Instruction, cognate area: English as a New Language/Multicultural Education

Boise State University, May 2018

Dissertation Topic: “Congolese Students in Higher Education: Equity and Opportunity.” M.Ed. Master of Education in English as a Second Language Boise State University, May 2015

B.A. Bachelor of Applied Science

Boise State University, 2013

A.S. Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

Boise State University, 2011

A.A.S. Electronics Technology

Boise State University, 2009

Language Fluency: English, Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian (native/near native verbal and written fluency).

ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

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Community

Neighbors United Steering Committee – Member 2014 - Present Our program has addressed refugees’ needs in Idaho and resources related to six pillars:

Education Goal: Refugees of all ages have access to and participate in formal and informal education opportunities.

Housing Goal: Refugees enjoy appropriate, affordable and quickly accessible housing

options in the community

Employment Goal: Foster a more positive community climate for refugees and build resources and support for organizations’ and plans’ work.

Health Goal: Refugees receive equitable, timely access to quality healthcare maximizing their wellness.

Social Integration Goal: Refugees have ample employment opportunities to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Bosnian Community in Boise; Secretary/Treasurer Position – 2012-2016

Ensuring meetings are effectively organized and documented

Maintaining effective records and administration

Upholding the legal requirements of governing documents, charity law, company law etc., (where relevant).

Advocacy for equal rights for all people in our society

Communication and correspondence

Financial management and/or oversight policies

Budgets

Reports

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Educational Emphasis:

Expertise in data analytics

Effective use of multi-media teaching tools

Providing technological support to faculty and staff

Strategic Thinking Skills Going beyond just “getting the job done” by always striving for improvement

Curriculum development

Innovative teaching methods/innovative scholar

Teaching Methods: Utilization of critical thinking skills Encourage students to “think about thinking” by actively question, analyze, and evaluate their thinking and human behavior

Bilingual/ESL curriculum/teaching: ENL and other culturally diverse learners

Methodology, creating, planning, implementation of culturally appropriate curriculum

Foundations of Education/civic and ethical courses

Working with multicultural students

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Safe classroom environment

Teaching about social justice, diversity, globalization, and effective learning through community involvement

Courses Taught

2015 – Present: Instructor (Boise State University) Literacy, Language and Culture Department

Foundations of Education, Issues in Education, Migration studies in

Education, Cultural Diversity in the School, Refugee Students in U.S. Schools

Applied Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual Education/ESL. Multiculturalism and field experience supervision.

2015 – Present: Instructor (Boise State University) Foundational Studies Program

Intellectual Foundations (UF 100) - Critical Inquiry, Oral Communication, and Teamwork. Curriculum developer and technology designer (250 students classrooms).

Civic and Ethical Foundations 200 (UF 200) – Curriculum developer. Building diverse and inclusive classroom communities. Appling principles of social justice and civic responsibility to issues and policies raised by culturally diverse populations. 2013 – Present: Instructor (Boise State University) World Languages Department

Bosnian 101 (Language Course)

Refugees Languages and Cultures

Refugees: From Refugee Camps to American Citizenship Professional Experience

2004 to 2010: Engineering Technician Team Leader and Trainer –Boise, ID

Developing an effective assembly process using computer-assisted technology to help advance product quality, resulting in increasing yield of quality memory chips

Testing wafer thinning and wafer bonding recipes and processes with advanced pieces of equipment for a new product line

Oversaw an area host computers and equipment by remote controlling host computers and for operational efficiency, quality of production and statistical measurements of the silicon wafers thickness

Examined the product quality issues in the manufacturing process

Created a series of training and manufacturing equipment manuals for operators to follow when new equipment/software or production processes/recipes were employed 2006 to Present: Computer Specialist Custom Computers, Software and Web Design Boise, ID

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Computer support & repair

Network maintenance and support

Build custom computers

Web design

Computer security

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)

IBM (SPSS)

2016 to Present: Webmaster & Technology support College of Education, Boise State University

Web design -WordPress websites maintenance

A new website development and quality assurance

2016 to Present: Ada County Courts/Idaho Industrial Commission: Bosnian/English Interpreter/Translator

Working with the county justice system to provide a quality interpretation service for non-fluent English people

Team work: Working with judges, prosecutors, attorneys and suspected offenders as an unbiassed party

Working thoroughly in every court case to create trust, among all parties involved, during my interpreting service

Showing full professional respect toward all groups during the court proceedings and court hearings

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Sadikovic, R. (2018). Congolese Refugee Students in Higher Education: Equity and Opportunity.

(Dissertation)

Book Chapters

Sadikovic, R. (2017). Chosen to Survive. In Todd Shallat (Ed.) Half the World: Refugees Transform the City of Trees. Boise, ID: Rediscovered Books. Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

Manuscripts in progress

Hutson, Royce, Sanders, Cynthia K., Pulatova, Zulfira, Sandikovic, Refik. Economic Well- being of Resettling Refugees: A Random Sample of Households Hutson, Royce, Sanders, Cynthia K., Pulatova, Zulfira, Sandikovic, Refik. PTSD and Quality of 5

Life for Resettling Refugees in Boise: A Random Survey of Households CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Scholarly Presentations

Hutson, Royce, Sanders, Cynthia K., Pulatova, Zulfira, Sandikovic, Refik (forthcoming, January, 2015). Economic Well-being of Resettling Refugees: A Random Sample of Households. Society for Social Work and Research Conference, January 14-18, New Orleans, LA Hutson, Royce, Sanders, Cynthia K., Pulatova, Zulfira, Sandikovic, Refik (forthcoming, January, 2015). PTSD and Quality of Life for Resettling Refugees in Boise: A Random Survey of Households. Society for Social Work and Research Conference, January 14-18, New Orleans, LA

Sadikovic, R., Peralta, C., Steiner, S., & Chen, YW. (2014, February). Panel Presenter. University International Students: Welcome or Tolerate? 10th International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference. Activism and Education: Learning with(in) Lived Experiences. Washington State University. Pullman, Washington Sadikovic, B., Peralta, C., Sadikovic, R., & Chen, YW. (2014, February). Panel Presenter. Learning about a Community through Film and Education. Idaho Conference on Refugees. Boise, Idaho

Sadikovic, R. (2016, February 8). Paper Presentation. Refugee Students in U.S. Schools. Idaho Conference on Refugees. Boise, Idaho

Sadikovic, R. (2016, March 14) Panelist and Speaker. My story: “From a Refugee to a professor” to first generation students. Boise State University MOSAIC event for first generation, low-income students. Boise, Idaho. Sadikovic, R. (2017, February 7). Speaker/Panelist. Refugee 101. Idaho Conference on Refugees. Boise, Idaho

Sadikovic, R. (2018, February 5). Speaker/Panelist. Refugee 101. Idaho Conference on Refugees. Boise, Idaho

Sadikovic, R. (2017, October 23). Invited Speaker/Panelist. Americas Future: Refugees, Migration and National Security. Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs (34th Annual Conference)

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Research Assistantships

2016 – Present. Instructional Assistant. $2 million grant to serve English Learners across rural Idaho. Grant Principal Investigator: Dr. Claudia Peralta, Boise State University

2013 – 2015. Co-researcher on PTSD and Quality of Life for Resettling Refugees in Boise: A Random Survey of Households. Principal Investigator: Dr. Royce Hutson, Boise State University

Professional Affiliation

Bosnian American Professionals Association (BAPA)

Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAAS) The Bosnian American Genocide Institute (BAGI)

Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences (BHAAAS) References

Diane Boothe, Ph.D., Boise State University, ac6p2z@r.postjobfree.com, 208-***-**** Stan Steiner, Ph.D., Boise State University, ac6p2z@r.postjobfree.com, 208-***-**** Petros Panaou, Ph.D., University of Georgia, ac6p2z@r.postjobfree.com, 208-***-****



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