Dr. Thomas Dow: 2018 POY Finalist

Dr. Thomas Dow

Professor, Communications/English
Department Chair, Communications, Literature and Languages

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Ballot Information

Administrative Duties:

  • Department Chair, Communications, Literature, and Languages, 2004-present
  • Chair, Department Chair Roundtable, 2010-2011
  • Assistant Coordinator, New Faculty Orientation Program, 2002 – 2004
  • Co-Director, Writing Center, 2001 – 2003

Publication:

  • Co-Authored Why White Rice? Thinking Through Writing, 2010

College Service:

  • Co-Chair, AQIP Systems Portfolio Team, 2006-present
  • Initiator and Steering Team Member, Community Learning Day, 2014-present
  • Steering Team Member, Retention Conference, 2015-present
  • Member, Diversity Core Team, 2004-2005
  • Center for Teaching & Learning Advisory Committee, 2002 – 2003
  • Faculty Development Committee, 2002 – 2003
  • Speaker, Moraine Valley Foundation 50th Anniversary Gala, 2017
  • Facilitator, Adjunct Advancement Program
  • Strategic Planning Team
  • Master Facilities Plan Team
  • AQI Assessment Team
  • SMHEC Writing Across Institutions Group
  • DREAM Mentor
  • Honors Advisory Group
  • Schedule Coordination Group
  • Fulltime Faculty Hiring Teams (numerous)
  • Administrative Hiring Teams
  • Non-Tenured Faculty Evaluation Teams (numerous)
  • Moraine Valley Foundation Scholarship Reviewer

Curriculum/Program Development:

  • Co-Developed COM Bridge Program
  • Developed online versions of Shakespeare (LIT 225), English Literature I (LIT 221) and English Literature II (LIT 222).
  • Lead Instructor, COM 101 and COM 102 Revisions
  • Co-Developed Arabic Curriculum   
  • Co-Developed American Sign Language Curriculum   
  • Lead COM Instructor, transition from COMPASS to ACCUPLACER    

State Service:

  • Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) Communications Panel, 2017-present
  • Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Developmental Education Advisory Board, 2015- present

Community Service:

  • Chair, Joliet Catholic Academy Board of Directors, 2016-present
  • Member, Joliet Catholic Academy Board of Directors, 2004-2010; 2011-present

 Professional Development:

  • Dr. Vernon O. Crawley Leadership Assembly, 2015
  • Japan Studies Association, Hiroshima-Nagasaki Faculty Workshop/Conference, Japan, 2015
  • Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) Conference, Baltimore, 2013
  • Japan Studies Association, Workshop, Honolulu, 2011

Conference Presentations:

  • “Moraine Valley’s COM Bridge Program: Our Road to Student Success.”  Innovations 2018, National Harbor, forthcoming March 2018
  • “Moraine Valley’s Community Learning Day: 835 People, 1 Day, Infinite Possibilities.” Innovations 2015, Boston, 2015
  • “Writing Across the Career Programs . . . or ‘Do you mean I have to Write in this Job?’” Innovations 2003, Phoenix, 2003
  • “IPTV in the Classroom.” CIT: Conference on Technology, Long Beach, 2002
  • “Team Teaching Toward Information Literacy.” Innovations 2002, Boston, 2002

Awards/Honors:

  • Master Teacher Award, 2014
  • Innovation of the Year Awards, 2002, 2015, 2017   
  • Finalist, Professor of the Year, 2004, 2012, 2013
  • Moraine Valley Foundation Innovation Grant, 2014
  • Frequently recognized by students via the “People Who Made a Difference” program