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San Antonio, TX
September 24, 2020

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Naomi Garcia, Ph.D.

*** *. ****** ***., *** Antonio, Texas, 78214

210. 710.0298 (c.)


PhD. Education- Adult, Professional and Community Education Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

Degree conferred December 2015

Dissertation: Erlebnis—A Phenomenological Study of the Stream of Experience and Ideation of Three Adult Educators Living and Working in Turkey (https://GarciaDissertation) M.A.A. Applied Administration

The University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. Degree conferred May 2008

B.A. English/Psychology

The University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. Degree conferred May 2006 (Cum Laude)


College Access and Success Advisor

San Antonio Education Partnership- Upgrade Program, San Antonio, TX (2017-2018)

Lead advisor to the City of San Antonio employees who were counseled on degree options and other educational programs, utilizing a case-management approach

Generated and implemented new approaches in an effort to increase the number of city employees being served to effectively advocate the mission and work of SAEP, via in-person and online workshops on educational topics, and an online classroom for all advisees with educational tools and resources

Built strong relationships with key stakeholders at the City of San Antonio

(CoSA) by networking and creating promotional materials, as needed to highlight services being offered to CoSA employees

Managed a schedule to include advising hours, group presentations at CoSA offices, including public speaking engagements with the Manager of CoSA and other key stakeholders

Proven ability in working closely with multiple partners such as San Antonio College- Public Administration Department, City of San Antonio- 33 departments, and other educational resource centers and government officials Educational Skills Specialist II

Northeast Lakeview College, San Antonio, TX (2008)

Counseled students on degree options or 2+2 transfer program

Set-up additional counseling sessions with advisors or counselors from universities participating in the 2+2 transfer program

Advised students on educational/career goals

Conducted evaluation of transcripts of assigned students ensuring that they were on-track with degree requirements

Hosted and provided group presentations during college open house informing students and parents of college degree plans, and options for career planning

Collaborated as a team member on the revamp of the Student Code of Conduct book utilized by the Alamo Colleges- Northeast Lakeview College Student Development Specialist III

University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (2007- 2008)

Advised students via counseling sessions, providing information regarding graduate admission policies, registration, financial aid, and program development

Counseled students on policies and procedures; demonstrated use of the university website and banner web

Processed complex transcripts; registered/withdrew students; generated, maintained, and distributed transcripts and letters of verification

Interacted with university departments, deans, directors and student groups Admissions Counselor

University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), San Antonio, TX (2006—2007)

Supervised Rio Grande Valley, El Paso, and San Antonio High Schools territory

Coordinated travel and special events for faculty, alumni, staff, and prospective students

Assisted with admissions on-campus and off campus recruitment events, as well as orientations, open houses and college nights

Hosted and conducted tours of the University campus and gave public speeches at open houses, college nights, and at commencement

Served as in-house editor and reviewer for all Admissions Office publications and announcements

Educational Consultant

Stellar Consultants, San Antonio, TX (2011- 2015)

GRANT FUNDED through W.K. Kellogg Foundation

In collaboration with AVANCE, a non-profit organization in south Texas, my primary responsibilities included the following:

Directed a team of trainers and administrators in the revamp of the Toy Making Manual

Coordinated a committee of external and internal reviewers to assess the current curriculum for a needs-assessment of the Parent-Child Education Program once committees were identifies, coordinated efforts to revamp and update AVANCE’s Parent-Child Education Program

Directed and analyzed data collected for the external evaluations of AVANCE’s program and its effectiveness—drafted and published final external evaluations submitted to Kellogg as part of grant requirements

Managed a budget, alongside the Program Director, to ensure that the appropriate financial controls were in regards to the curriculum review and update TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Professional Development Faculty Member/ SIGS

The University of the Incarnate Word- SOM (August 2018- present)

As a Small Group Interactive Sessions (SIGS) facilitator, I met weekly with small groups of eight (8) or nine (9) student doctors.

Provided learners with two patient-centered cases related to the theme of the week from which they collaboratively compose session objectives (SO) related to the learning outcomes (LO) of each case.

Evaluated and analyzed report out of the small group through learner-facilitated group learning activities.

Guided and evaluated the learning process and professionalism of student doctors

Conducted formative and summative evaluations of each learner to ensure that they were meeting the standards of SIGs. Directed students to the appropriate office if in need of assistance.

ESL Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Alamo Colleges, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX (2016- present)

Prepared lessons for Adult Education classes (Ventures levels)

Created a hybrid online and in person ESL class

Maintained accurate records for attendance and grades

Followed all the college’s policies and procedures

Provided adequate accommodations for students

Identified each student's instructional needs, including those of limited English proficiency and developed a curriculum to meet those needs English Language Arts/English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher A.C. Jones High School, Beeville, TX (2015- 2016)

English III (11


grade) and IV (12


grade) teacher and ESOL (grades 9-11)

Developed and facilitated learning experiences conducive to state standards

Delivered clear instructions to students, other teachers, parents and administrators

Ensured instruction and lessons engage students with diverse backgrounds and abilities

Ensured education program and all curriculum was consistent with state and federal education requirements

English Skills Specialist

Çınar Kollegi, Istanbul, Basaksehir, Turkey (2011—2012)

Lesson planned for 26 different classes held on a weekly basis

Prepared students for the Trinity College exam

Planned the necessary time, resources, and materials to support general education teachers in accomplishing all educational goals

Administered tests to evaluate student’s progress, records results, and issues reports to inform parents of progress

Coordinated events geared around English immersion learning

Provided instructional leadership, direction and feedback to education staff including facilitators, teacher aides and English as a Second Language Coordinators in order to ensure the proper implementation and success of the Bilingual/English as a Second Language program.

English Language Teacher

Time Education Group, Istanbul, Turkey (2010 —2011)

Provided individual and group instruction for ELL on a regular basis

Led “conversation club” offering level appropriate English topics for discussion

Scheduled and conducted Language Proficiency Assessment Committee meetings to ensure appropriate identification, placement and services for students limited in their English proficiency

Collaborated with general education teachers and administrators to provide staff training in ELL strategies to assure appropriate assistance to and understanding of ELL

Ensured continual assessment of ELL students’ progress by benchmark testing and general coursework progress reports; evaluated findings in order to assure ELL students’ success

Reviewed and assessed the education program delivery and made recommendations to staff for improvement as needed National Training Specialist

AVANCE, Inc. - San Antonio, Texas (2010—2011)

Developed and delivered a comprehensive working knowledge of AVANCE’s Parent-Child Education Program standards and requirements at a national level

Implemented the Parent-Child Education Program- Training Models including: o Reviewing the training materials, guides and visuals and observing the delivery of training to AVANCE staff, research partners, and licensees o Implementing, monitoring, and tracking training completed by staff o Developing processes to utilize technology to deliver training services that include conducting reviews, providing recommendations, and implementing the use of technology to disseminate the training services to audiences in diverse settings

Doctoral Research Assistant

Texas State University- San Marcos, Texas (2008-2010)

Research assistant to Dr. Kathleen Fite -area of expertise- Early Childhood Education

Doctoral Instructional assistant to Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon- area of expertise- Adult Education

Ensured manuscripts and publications were ready for submission

Consistently communicated with editors of various academic journals to ensure submitted manuscripts were received

Confirmed receipt of returned manuscripts and made necessary edits or changes as requested by editors

Transcribed interviews


Garcia, N. (2007). University of the Incarnate Word—The Universe is Yours. Private Colleges and Universities Magazine Southwest Edition, January 2007: 118-119. Westford, MA: Carnegie Communications.

Garcia, N. (2007). University of the Incarnate Word. Private Colleges and Universities Magazine-- Health and Medicine Edition, January 2007: 63. Westford, MA: Carnegie Communications.

Garcia, N. (2006). Students Shine at “Evening on Broadway.” Logos, December: 3. San Antonio, Texas: University of the Incarnate Word.

Garcia, N. (2004). Rome. Logos, December: 4. San Antonio, Texas: University of the Incarnate Word.


Garcia, N. (2015). Intercultural Competency-- A Study of Adult Educators Abroad.

(Paper). Accepted for presentation at the 40th Annual Adult High Education Alliance

(AHEA) Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Garcia, N. (2015). Examining Intercultural Competency through the Experiences of Three Adult Educators Living and Working in Turkey. (Paper) Accepted for presentation at the Engaging Culture & Elevating Disciplined Inquiry Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Garcia, N. (2015). Applying the Intercultural Competency Learning Model to the Experiences of Adult Educators Living and Working Abroad. (Paper) Accepted for presentation at the 57th Annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) in Charlottesville, South Carolina.

Garcia, N. (2011). Jude’s Inferno—A life engulfed in guilt and shame: An existentialist look at a man’s search for meaning. (Roundtable) Accepted for presentation at the International Transformative Learning Conference in Europe 9th International Conference on Transformative Learning. Athens, Greece. Garcia, N. (2009). Self-Reflective Inquiry- A Study Abroad Perspective. (Paper) Accepted for presentation at the 1st Annual International Research Conference, Texas State University. San Marcos, Texas.


Garcia, N. (2018). Empowering Students through International Educational Opportunities, Leadership Summit, Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX. Garcia, N. (2018). Understanding Your Personality for Career Choices. Women Empowered Conference, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX. Garcia, N. (2010). The History of the Latino Student in Higher Education. Latino Empowerment Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. Garcia, N (2006). Modern Language Association--MLA Style. Writing Workshop. Student Success Program--University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. Garcia, N (2006). The Rhetorical Techniques of Martin Luther King, Jr. Persuasion Forum. University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. Garcia, N. (2004). F. Scott Fitzgerald--A Literary Life and Love. Presentation for Professional and Technical Communication Forum. University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX.

Garcia, N. (2004). Dress for Success. Presentation for Professional and Technical Communication Forum. University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. LANGUAGES

Spanish (fluent)

Italian (conversational)


2014— Volunteer, 11th Annual Transformative Learning Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, New York.

2009-2010— Volunteer, Tomas Rivera Book Award. College of Education, Texas State University. San Marcos, Texas.

2009— Proposal Reviewer for the International Journal of Leadership in Education, Routledge.

2009— Volunteer, STELLAR Summer Institute. College of Education, Texas State University. San Marcos, Texas.


2017- present- Member of the Alumni Board at the University of the Incarnate Word 2009-2010-- Co-President for College of Education Doctoral Student Organization- Texas State University, San Marcos.

2006-- University Representative for The University of the Incarnate Word-Espacio Vanguradia USA- a group of the top 100 Latino/a students in America chosen to represent select universities. ( 2005-- Student Ambassador Study Abroad- John Cabot University- Rome, Italy 2004-2005-- Study Abroad Student, Rome, Italy.

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