James Glenn Hunter

Contact Information

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500 3rd Avenue
Box 141
LaGrange, Wyoming 82221
(307) 834-2254 (home)
(801) 404-0644 (cell)

Email: jim@4udesigns.com
 james.hunter@us.army.mil
 hunterja@uvu.edu
 jimghunter@aol.com
 

Career Summary

Many years of work experience including the following: high school and college teaching; educational administrator; family history/genealogy research; computer publishing and database management; professional writing; and military leadership.

Educational Background

Bachelor of Arts in History, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1973.

Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1974.

Master of Arts in Communication, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 1991.

Educational Specialist in Administration, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 1992.

Professional Development Certificate in Distance Education, School of Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2002.

Technology Skills:

Excellent background in MS-Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, FrontPage 98 & 2000, Lotus-123, Word Pro, Approach, Freelance Graphics, Organizer, Corel -Draw, Photo Paint, Word Perfect, Intuit-Quicken, and other software programs.

Extensive experience with various E-Mail programs, Lotus CC Mail, Outlook, Outlook Express and Netscape Messenger.

Advanced World Wide Web user, working knowledge of HTML, CGI, FTP and Graphics. Software experience in Hot Metal Pro, Hot Dog Pro, Front Page, Cold Fusion, Go Live, Arachnophilia, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and Flash. Authored webpages includes these pages at 4U Designs, ESC Courseware, Hunter/Laycock Families, Haynie Family, Descendants of John Hunter, Hunter Tree, Hunter Reunion and NGB Army Training Division pages (internal and external), the ARNG Distributive Learning pages, the GETN database pages, DL Networks pages, 3rd Recon, VFW Post 4918, and the Utah RTI Web.

Instructed and trained office staff in use of new software programs.  Maintained, programmed and performed simple repairs on other automated office equipment.

Experience

Associate Director for the Institute of Emergency Services and Homeland Security at Utah Valley University, Provo, Utah.

Supervisor for Research and Specialized Program Development having responsibility for research and development and marketing of specialized programs such as seminars, symposia, scholarly conferences, and other specialized forums for dissemination of information. This platform will closely work with other platforms in order to effectively create forums of great impact and importance. The focus of this platform consists of four areas of emphasis, which are Awareness, Prevention, and Preparation and Mitigation.  August 2006 to September 2010.

Assistant Director of Forensics/Adjunct Faculty in Communication at Utah Valley University, Orem Utah.

Teaching courses in Public Speaking, Argumentation, and Forensics. Acting Director of Forensics from 2001 to 2005. Coach for the competitive speech and debate teams. April 2001 to April 2010.

Lead on the Distributed Learning Courseware Catalog Project with Matrix Ingenuity, Sacramento, California.

Worked for the California National Guard on the DL Courseware Catalog Project. Project lead for the catalog, with supervisory responsibility over the entire project, and direct responsibility for Navy, Coast Guard, Federal Government and SkillSoft Courseware. August 2005 to March 2006.

Research Military Analyst with Alion Science & Technology, Alexandria, Virginia.

Worked with the Army National Guard on the Distance Learning Team. Maintains the Web Pages for the DL Branch, Army National Guard Training Division. Author and course facilitator for a web based course for instructors and operators of distance educational equipment including satellite receivers, audio-teleconferencing equipment, computer audio-graphics, and CD-ROMs. Moderates monthly NG Distributed Learning Virtual Conferences. Confers with trainers on the conversion of traditional courses to distance learning courses. Dec 2002 to July 2005.

Systems Engineering and Technical Advisor with AB Technology, a division of IIT Research Institute, Alexandria, Virginia.

Worked with the Army National Guard on the Distance Learning Team. Maintains the Web Pages for the DL Branch, Army National Guard Training Division. Author and course facilitator for a web based course for instructors and operators of distance educational equipment including satellite receivers, audio-teleconferencing equipment, computer audio-graphics, and CD-ROMs. Moderates monthly NG Distributed Learning Virtual Conferences. Confers with trainers on the conversion of traditional courses to distance learning courses. July 2000 to Dec 2002.

Education Specialist with Richard S. Carson & Assoc., Bethesda, Maryland.

Worked with the Army National Guard on the Distance Learning Team. Maintains the Web Pages for the Army National Guard Training Division. Author and instructor of a distant learning course for instructors and operators of distance educational equipment including satellite receivers, audio-teleconferencing equipment, computer audio-graphics, and CD-ROMs. Moderates monthly ARNG Distance Learning Audio Conferences. Confers with trainers on the conversion of traditional courses to distance learning courses. March 1999 to June 2000.

Education Specialist with Manufacturing Engineering Systems, Manassas, Virginia.

Worked with the Army National Guard on the Distance Learning Team. Maintained the Web Pages for the Army National Guard Distance Learning. Authored and instructed a distant learning course for instructors and operators of distance educational equipment including satellite receivers, audio-teleconferencing equipment, computer audio-graphics, and CD-ROMs. Moderated monthly ARNG Distance Learning Audio Conferences. Conferred with trainers on the conversion of traditional courses to distance learning courses. March 1998 to February 1999.

Instructional Designer IV for Interactive Media, McLean, Virginia.

Worked with the Army National Guard on the Distance Learning Team. Maintained and published the Web Pages for the Army National Guard Distance Learning. Continued to provide technical assistance as needed for equipment and personnel on the use of distance educational equipment including satellite receivers, audio-teleconferencing equipment, computer audio-graphics, and CD-ROMs.  Conferred with trainers on the conversion of traditional courses to distance learning courses. Compiled and maintained the Government Education and Training Network Database. September 1997 to March 1998.

Educational Specialist for Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, Virginia.

Worked as a civilian contractor to the Army National Guard on the Distance Learning Team. Maintained and published the Web Pages for Army National Guard Distance Learning. Provided technical assistance as needed for equipment and personnel on the use of distance educational equipment including satellite receivers, audio- teleconferencing equipment, computer audio-graphics, and CD-ROMs. Conferred with trainers on the conversion of traditional courses to distance learning courses. Compiled and maintained the Government Education and Training Network Database. May 1997 to September 1997.

Operations Sergeant for the Army National Guard Distance Learning Initiative, Arlington, Virginia.

Helped to organize, advertise and track distance learning sites and events for the Army National Guard. Compiled and maintained the Government Education and Training Network Database. Designed, published and maintained the Army National Guard Distance Learning Web pages. Provided technical assistance as required to military and civilian personnel concerning distance educational equipment including satellite receivers, audio-teleconferencing equipment, computer audio-graphics, and CD-ROMs. June 1996 to May 1997.

Instructor with the 640th Regional Training Institute, Camp Williams, Utah.

Courses includes 13F10 Artillery Forward Observer - Fire Support Specialist, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, and Distance Learning Instructor Training Course. Additional duties included Webmaster and Computer Support. March 2000 to April 2001 (upon retirement).

Platoon Sergeant for C Company, 1457th Engineer Battalion, Spanish Fork, Utah.

Responsible for the training and supervision of a Combat Engineer Platoon. Coordinated and helped plan training for the platoon, supervised maintenance on the platoon equipment and provided administrative support to members of the platoon. Supervised the construction of two large buildings during Annual Training 1999 on the Alaska Road Project, near Ketchikan, Alaska. Assisted with the Family Support Group for the unit. Sept 1998 to March 2000.

Director of Forensics at Bingham High School, South Jordan, Utah.

Director of Forensics (competitive speech and debate) for the (at that time) the largest high school in Utah and the largest Forensics team in the state. Coached national qualifiers to two national tournaments, managed an annual program budget of over $25,000. Organized and presided over two major tournaments, including the State Championship Tournament for the largest high schools. Helped organize fund-raisers for finance major trips and other costs. Additionally taught world history and geography to sophomores. August 1994 to June 1995.

Adult Education Manager for Alpine School District, American Fork, Utah.

Managed all the Adult Education Programs of the district, including the ESL, I-ESL, Adult Basic Education, Adult Intellectually Handicapped Education, and Adult High School Completion. Evaluated programs, interviewed teachers and other staff, managed the materials and resources for the programs, and prepared the budgets and budget projections for the programs. Compiled and maintained a database of the entire adult student population using Lotus Approach. August 1992 to May 1994.

Family History/Genealogical Instructor & Researcher, American Fork Family History Center, American Fork, Utah.

Worked at the American Fork Family History Center for 10 years, previously at the Mount Timpanogos Family History Center for 7 years. Served for 18 months at the UV Regional FHC at the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Registered with the National Archives and Records Administration as a Researcher. Preparing for certification as a registered genealogist with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah. Areas of expertise include US, English and western European ancestries. December 1992 to date.

Expanded Educational Information

1991-1992 Educational Specialist in Administration (7/92) from the Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo. General specialization for all levels of administration, serving two internships at both the elementary and secondary levels, leading to certification as superintendent, principal, and director in Idaho and Wyoming. Current Certification: 1976-2012 State of Idaho- K-12 Superintendent, Principal, 6-12 history, sociology, psychology, communication/speech & debate. GPA 3.89

1988-1991 Master of Arts in Communication (5/91) from the Department of Communication & Mass Media, College of Arts & Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo. Graduate Assistant/Instructor for Public Speaking Courses, and Assistant Forensics Coach, serving as both the Debate Assistant and Individual Events Assistant (one year each). Areas of specialization; forensics, public speaking, and rhetoric. Thesis title- A Religious Rhetoric of Abortion: LDS Views of Over One Hundred Years.

1973-1974 Bachelor of Science in Sociology (8/74) from the Sociology Dept., Brigham Young Univ., Provo, Utah. Areas of emphasis: sociology of education and sociology of religion.

1971-1973 Bachelor of Arts in History (8/73) from the History Department, Brigham Young Univ., Provo, Utah. Areas of emphasis: western United States, middle east, & World War I.

1999 - 2002 Graduate of the Distance Education Certificate Program from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, Wisconsin.

1974-1988 Graduate work in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, and education from Boise State University, College of Idaho, Casper College, and Brigham Young University.

1970-1971 Undergraduate work in liberal arts and French at East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, California.

Additional Experience

TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE.

1991-1992 Admin Intern & Secondary Substitute Teacher with Albany County School District #1 & Wyoming Center for Teaching & Learning (Univ. Prep), Laramie, Wyo.

1988-1990 Graduate Assistant/Instructor, Department of Communication and Mass Media, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. Assistant Forensics Coach & Public Speaking Instructor.

1976-1985 Teacher at Vallivue High School, Caldwell, Id. Subjects included history, civics, world cultures, career education, speech and debate, coached tennis & forensics.

1975 -1976 Teacher at Soda Springs Junior High School, Soda Springs, Idaho. Subjects included history, English, recreation, speech and drama. Tutored French.

1973 Student Teacher at Orem High School, Orem, Utah in history and sociology.

MILITARY: (an expanded Military Resume is available online.)

1993-1998 Utah Army National Guard, Assistant Operations Sergeant for the 1457th Engineer Battalion, American Fork, Utah.

1988-1992 United States Army Reserve, Course Supervisor, Forward Observer Course, & Senior Leadership Instructor, Laramie, WY, 5046th US Army Reserve Forces School, Aurora, Colorado.

1985-1988 U.S. Army, Recruiter for the Army Reserve for Wyoming & western Nebraska., Casper Recruiting Station, Casper Recruiting Company, Denver Recruiting Battalion.

1984-1985 United States Army Reserve, Combat Engineer Instructor, Boise, Idaho, 6228th US Army Reserve Forces School.

1982-1984 United States Army Reserve, Platoon Sergeant, Boise, Idaho, A Co., 321st Combat Engineer Battalion (Corps) (Combat).

1978-1982 U.S.A.R., Leadership Instructor, Boise, Idaho, 6228th US Army Reserve Forces School.

1977-1978 Idaho Army National Guard, Mortar Section/Platoon Sergeant, Nampa, Idaho, F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 116th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

1974-1977 Utah Army National Guard, Heavy Weapons Leader, Provo, Utah, Special Forces Operational Detachment A 125, Company B, 1st Bn., 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces.

1969-1974 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Infantryman, Kansas City, Missouri, 4th Marine Division.

1968-1969 U.S. Marine Corps, Recon Marine, including Vietnam service with 2nd Platoon, A Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Bn., 3rd Marine Division, Quang Tri, Republic of Vietnam.

VARIOUS:

1974 Spring. Participated in the BYU CLASP Program, a 30 day survival program in the desert of southern Utah, examining heightened social interaction.

 

Last updated 26 Nov 2012.