Patricia Vorndran

Patricia Vorndran
2411 Cedar Lane
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Telephone: (610) 322-0546
E-mail: [email protected]
Over ten years experience teaching at the college level
Experience advising a diverse group of students in an academic setting
Served as career counselor at a major university, preparing students for the transition from the classroom to the
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
January 2014
M.A. in Communication Studies
West Chester University, West Chester, PA
December 2002
B.A. in Communication Studies
West Chester University, West Chester, PA
December 2000
A.A. in Liberal Arts
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
December 1998
Experience instructing Business and Professional Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to
Communication, Public Speaking, English Composition, and Advanced English Composition
Monitor student progress and provide additional instruction/support when needed
Evaluate speeches, tests and papers
Incorporate technology into lectures and classroom activities
Provide an interactive learning environment, encouraging student collaboration, analysis, and application of course
Utilize content management systems to post classroom materials, facilitate discussions, collect assignments, and
record grades
Awarded certificate by the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Council as an Outstanding Faculty Member for the 20052006 academic year
Delaware County Community College, Downingtown, PA
Assistant Professor
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
Adjunct Instructor
West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Adjunct Instructor
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA
Adjunct Instructor
Katherine Gibbs School, Norristown, PA
Adjunct Instructor
August 2011 – Present
January 2009 – Present
August 2003 – May 2011
August 2004 – June 2005
January 2003 – July 2003
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Coordinator for Transfer Programs:
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September 2006 – August 2008
Worked with community colleges and faculty to create and update articulation agreements
Reviewed and made decisions on student petitions for core curriculum exceptions
Interacted with potential and existing transfer students, answering questions and providing necessary information
Collaborated with local community colleges to ensure a smooth transition for transfer students
Facilitated the transfer credit evaluation process and maintained a database of course equivalencies
Participated in university committees to create and update university policies
Trained academic advisors on university core curriculum
Created and updated newsletters and website to keep students informed on academic policies and programs
Communicated with students, faculty, staff, parents, and partner institutions on Temple requirements and policies
Coordinated and developed programs that assist transfer students with the transition to Temple
Temple University, Ambler, PA
Career Coordinator and Academic Advisor:
February 2005 – September 2006
 Advised students on university regulations, program requirements and course selections
 Worked with students experiencing academic difficulty and assisted in generating a plan to return to good academic
 Served as primary advisor for undecided students at the Ambler campus
 Provided career counseling and guidance for students with an undecided or uncertain academic major
 Recruited, placed, and monitored students in the externship program
 Planned and implemented campus wide career fairs
 Presented workshops and interacted with students one-on-one on topics such as self-assessment, career/academic
options, résumé writing, and interview techniques
 Coordinated mock interviews, providing students with an interview experience with professionals in their field
Internet Presentations Group (IPG) of WCU, West Chester, PA
Associate Director:
August 2001 – February 2005
 Trained student interns and employees in web design and business skills
 Monitored student internship experience, overseeing student progress and regularly providing feedback
 Oversaw daily operations of a web design company
 Functioned as client services manager and regularly managed between 10-20 client accounts
 Estimated project costs and resource requirements and prepared business contracts
 Participated in budgeting and long range goals for IPG
 Attended and facilitated client meetings
 Conducted client training on maintaining Web sites
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Research Assistant – PI: Dr. Jennifer Cromley:
January 2009 – August 2009
 Worked on a grant aimed at understanding dropout and retention in science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics undergraduate majors
 Participated in developing interview protocol and conducted interviews with undergraduate students
 Transcribed and coded interviews using ATLAS.ti software
 Developed training materials to assist research assistants in learning interview techniques
 Co-developed and piloted a measure of personal epistemology, which was adapted from an existing measure
 Recruited undergraduate students to participate in study
 Utilized Blackboard to post and manage survey data
Research in Progress
Vorndran, P., Tanaka, J., Cromley, J. G., & Horvat, E. (2009). The effect of sex and race on STEM majors level of stereotype
threat and course grades. Proposal accepted for the 2010 annual meeting of the American Educational Research
Association, Denver, CO, April 30-May 4, 2010.
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Horvat, E. M., Cromley, J. G., Vorndran, P., Perez, A. C. Tancredi-Brice, E., & Karakus, M. (2009). Understanding STEM
Persistence: Memorizing, Digesting and Personal Epistemology. Proposal accepted for the 2010 annual meeting of
the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, April 30-May 4, 2010.
Advising and Career Development: An Integrated Approach, NACADA Regional Conference (2006)
Academic Advising: Mentoring, Motivating, Empowering Students to Plan Beyond Graduation, NACADA Local
Conference (2006)
Résumé Writing, Temple University
Interview Techniques, Temple University
Getting Involved on Campus, Temple University
Business Etiquette, Temple University
Choosing a Major, Temple University
Self Exploration, Temple University
Certificate in Web Design, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, December 2000.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, CSS, HTML, FrontPage, Dreamweaver,
Fireworks; familiar with SPSS, ATLAS.ti and Adobe products.
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