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Pasadena, CA
March 03, 2019

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Joseph Dorri

Los Angeles, CA



M.Ed. Brandman University, Educational Leadership August 2019

BA University of Southern California, Psychology December 2014

Four graduate courses completed as an undergraduate

AA College of the Canyons, General Studies May 2008

Top 69 among two million California college students


Blueprint Summer Programs, Los Angeles, CA July 2018

Instructor, Psychology

General Psychology, 24 high school students

Provide a workshop for two groups of about 50 students

Participate in a panel discussion regarding college success

Total Education Solutions, South Pasadena, CA Jan 2017 to March 2017


Tutor and mentor high school foster group home students

Almansor Academy, South Pasadena, CA Jan 2016 to June 2016

Teacher’s Assistant

Work one-to-one with emerging adults on academics

Ronnin Staffing, Los Angeles, CA March 2015 to May 2015

Student Service Advisor

Assist students and their families with their financial aid awards

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Feb 2013 to May 2013

Teaching Assistant, Psychology Department

Research Methods, an undergraduate course

Coordinated grading and labs with instructor

College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA Feb 2006 to Dec 2008

College Assistant, Tutoring, Learning, and Computer Lab

Tutor in statistics, proctor exams, collaborate with staff and faculty

Shin’s Family Martial Arts, Valencia, CA May 2002 to Aug 2003, 1998-2000

Assistant Instructor

Instruct and support a safe environment for people of all ages


Most Promising Future Educator Award 2008

Santa Clarita Retired Teachers’ Association,

$1,000 awarded to one college student annually

All California Academic Team 2007

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society

Top 69 among two million students based on leadership, academics, and service

Presented to the California State Assembly & Senate

Ed Walsh Service Award 2006

Alpha Gamma Sigma Honors Society

$600 awarded for service to college, chapter, and community

Outstanding High Intensity Transfer Enrichment Program & Honors Award 2005

College of the Canyons

$100 awarded to one college student annually


Health, Emotion, and Addiction Lab, University of Southern California 2014

Research Assistant

Screen participants

Literature review

Data management

Psi Beta (Psychology Honors) & Psychology Club, College of the Canyons 2007

Independent Researcher

Conduct literature review, design and administer survey, analyze data

Accepted by the Western Psychological Association for convention paper and poster presentation



Dorri J. (2019). The Good Students: How to take control of your college years.


Dorri J. (2015). What is a hero? Santa Clarita Signal Newspaper.

Research Paper

“Touch – Can it make a difference?” Western Psychological Association’s Convention, 2007.


Speaker, “Resume Writing”, Blueprint Summer Programs, July 2018.

“College success & the life journey,” Improvised speech to high school students visiting University of Southern California (about 28 students), November 2013.

Poster Presentation, “Touch – Can it make a difference?” Western Psychological Association’s Convention, 2007.

Keynote Address, “High Intensity Transfer Enrichment & Honors Inauguration,” May 2007.

Workshops, “Applying and Transferring to College,” twelve sessions, August 2006 – May 2007.


Psi Beta (Psychology Honors Society)

Vice President, College of the Canyons, August 2008 to Dec 2008

Intensity Transfer Enrichment Program & Honors Award

Active Member & Honorary Mascot, September 2005 to December 2008

Psychology Club & Psi Beta

Treasurer, College of the Canyons, August 2006 to May 2007

Phi Theta Kappa

Active Member, College of the Canyons, August 2006 to May 2007

Alpha Gamma Sigma

President, College of the Canyons, August 2006 to May 2007

American Sign Language Club

Founding Student & Vice President, College of the Canyons, August 2005 to May 2006


English: Native Language; Turkish (Azeri): Native Language; American Sign Language: Novice Signing; Farsi: Intermediate Listening and Novice Speaking and Reading; French: Acquiring Reading and Listening; Spanish: Beginner Speaking and Listening


Microsoft Suite

Survey Platforms: Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, Zoho

STARS reporting and auditing

Student Information Systems


Life Purpose: To use my knowledge and expertise to engage emerging adults to discover their purpose, live a fulfilling life, and take actions toward a successful future.

Knowledge and experience in academic counseling techniques, based on NACADA principles.

Training in confidentiality, human subjects research basic course via CITI program.

Graduate courses completed:

Seminar in Learning Theory

Democracy, Education and Social Change

Research, Evaluation and Methods



Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Advanced Statistics

Social Foundations of Education

Comparative Education

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