CURRICULUM VITAE 

 

Jaelle V. Dragomir

 

 

Cell phone: 1 + 541- 301-5113 

Email: Jaelle.V.Dragomir@LoneStar.edu

Jaelle@JaelleDragomir.com JaelleDragomir@gmail.com www.JaelleDragomir.com

Department of Humanities

Lone Star College – University Park 11521 Compaq Center Drive

Houston, Texas 77065

Pronouns: She, her, hers  

 

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION 

 

 

 PhD/ABD  University of Washington, Seattle                                                       2003 

Major: Communication 

Dissertation: Mother and Daughter Relationships of Nepal’s Yolmo wa

 

 

MA  University of Hawai’i at Mānoa 

Major: Speech/Communicology                                                                           1996 

Thesis: Power Differential and Satisfaction in Traditional and Egalitarian Romantic Couples

 

BS  Southern Oregon University                                                                                  1994 

Major: Communication (emphasis in Broadcasting) Minor: Psychology

 

 

PROFESSIONAL  APPOINTMENTS  

 

 

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Humanities, Lone Star College – University Park. Houston, Texas. Fall, 2017 - Presently.

 

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Speech, Houston Community College. Fall, 2018 – Fall - 2020.

 

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Speech, Lone Star College – Conroe Center. Conroe, Texas, 2017.

 

Instructor, Department of Communication, Southern Oregon University. Ashland, Oregon. 2016 - 2017.

 

Instructor, Honors College, Southern Oregon University. Ashland, Oregon. 2016 - 2017.

 

Instructor, Division of University Seminar, Southern Oregon University. Ashland, Oregon. 2015 - 2017.

 

Adjunct Instructor, Communication Speech. Lone Star College System, Victory and University Park, Houston, Texas. 2014.

 

Instructor, University Seminar (Public speaking and writing intensive). Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon, 2003 – 2007.

 

Graduate Assistant, Department of Speech, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2000 - 2003.

 

Communication Instructor, Malpi International Community College, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2000.

 

Speech Instructor, Department of Speech, Maui Community College, 1998 -1999.

 

Speech Instructor, Department of Speech, Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1997-1998.

 

Communication Instructor, Department of Communication, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 1997.

 

Speech Instructor, Department of Speech, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 19961997.

 

Graduate Assistant, Department of Speech, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 19941996.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Introduction to Communication / Fundamentals of Communication

    Lone Star College – University Park (face-to-face and online)

Houston Community College (hybrid and face-to-face)

            Lone Star College – Victory

            Southwestern Oregon Community College

Malpi International Community College

 

Interpersonal Communication

            Lone Star College – University Park (face-to-face and online)

            Lone Star College – Conroe

            Lone Star College – Victory

            Southwestern Oregon Community College

Malpi International Community College

 

Business and Professional Communication 

            Lone Star College – University Park

            Houston Community College (Hybrid)

Southwestern Oregon Community College

 

Persuasion, Argumentation, and Debate

            Southwestern Oregon Community College

            University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 

 

Media Literacy

            Southern Oregon University

 

Negotiation

            Southern Oregon University

 

University Seminar (3-term course: Writing and Public Speaking intensive)

            Southern Oregon University

 

Small Group Communication

            Southwestern Oregon Community College

 

Public Speaking 

            Lone Star College – University Park

            Houston Community College (face-to-face and online)

            University of Washington, Seattle

            Southwestern Oregon Community College

            Maui Community College

Malpi International Community College

 

Personal and Public Speaking (Writing Intensive)

            University of Hawaii, Manoa

 

 

Honors College Capstone

            Southern Oregon University

 

Speaking Skills for Prospective Teachers  

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 

 

Performance in Literature/Oral Interpretation 

            University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 

 

Performance in Broadcasting 

            Chaminade University

 

Voice, Diction and Phonetics  University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 

 

Introduction to Expository Writing

            Southern Oregon University

 

English Composition 

            Southern Oregon University

 

Storytelling

            University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 

 

Forensics Director 

Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC), 1997-1998.

  • Developed and directed the first SWOCC Forensics Program. 

  • Events included Parliamentary Debate, Platform Events, Limited Preparation Events and Interpretative Events. 

  • The team won over 30 awards regionally and nationally. Top awards include:

    • Sweepstakes Awards: Silver at Phi Ro Pi Nationals. 

    • Gold at Phi Ro Pi Regional.  o Bronze at Clackamas Invitational.

    • Parliamentary Debate: Gold at Phi Ro Pi Nationals. Gold at Phi Ro Pi Regional.

    • Extemporaneous Speaking: Silver at Phi Ro Pi Nationals. Gold at Phi Ro Pi Regional.

    • Impromptu Speaking: Silver at Phi Ro Pi Nationals. Gold at Phi Ro Pi Regional.

    • Programmed Oral Interpretation: Two Bronze at Phi Ro Pi Nationals. One Gold at Phi Ro Pi Regional. Gold and Silver at Clackamas Invitational.

 

 

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

 

Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon, 2015-2017. Designed and developed University Seminar curriculum to satisfy departmental requirements including public speaking and writing in conjunction with scholarly interests. Curriculum followed a three-term general education format under the heading of Becoming: Ancient Mythology for Today’s Future (first term), Mythology and Modern Self (second term) Modern Mythology and Modern Solutions (third term).  

 

Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon, 2003-2007. Designed and developed University Seminar curriculum to satisfy departmental requirements including public speaking and writing in conjunction with scholarly interests. Curriculum followed a three-term general education format under the heading of Inner Journey Towards Community and Political Engagement: Finding Your Place in the Universe: Spirituality and the Self, (first term) Spirituality and Religion, (second term) Spirituality and Politics (third term).  

 

Southwestern Oregon Community College, Department of Speech, 1997-1998. Member of core group that designed interdisciplinary courses.  Implementing Speech Across the Curriculum. Title III Grant was written and accepted to reflect this.

 

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Department of Speech, 1995-1996. Graduate assistant for a project designed to enhance UH, Manoa Engineering students’ speaking abilities. Helped design the project and coordinated the student and teacher assessment of classes designated as Oral Communication Intensive Courses.

 

 

CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

 

Papers and Presentations at Conferences

 

Dragomir, J., 2019. Good Mind, Good Life: The unified field of consciousness and how the inner mind is connected to the outer world. Presented at Lone Star Community College Faculty Development Day Conference.

             

Dragomir, J., 2019. The Existential Life: Inner life and Outer Reality. Presented at Houston Community College Faculty Conference. 

 

Dragomir, J., 2003. Mother-Daughter Relationships of the Yolmo wa, Nepal. Project Proposal. Hawaiʻi International Conference, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.

 

Oaks, J. 1996. The effects of power differential in romantic relationships on social support, relational predictability and relational satisfaction. Presented at the

Interpersonal Division of the International Communication Association

Conference, Montreal, Canada, 1997. (Master’s Thesis)

 

Aune, R. K. and Oaks, J., November 1995. The relationship between attribution of emotion experience and expression, and relational conflict. Paper presented to the Interpersonal and Small Group Interaction Division of the 1995 Speech Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, Texas.

 

COMMITTEES and CAMPUS ACTIVITIES 

         

 

            Lone Star College – University Park, Fall, 2020

Dr. Shariff Abdullah – Commonway Institute

Organized and facilitated online conversation with Dr. Abdullah and Interpersonal Communication students. 

 

Lone Star College – University Park, Spring 2020

Forum Panel Member, UP Thriving in Uncertainty: Community Conversation with LSC-UP Faculty 

 

            Lone Star College –University Park, Spring 2020

Developed and facilitated an online meditation group for faculty, staff, and students. The group met four mornings every week of the semester.

 

            Lone Star College –University Park, Fall 2019

Colette Pichon Battle, ESQ., Executive Director, Gulf Coast Center for Law &

Policy  o Organized campus-wide event for Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice Presentation

             

            Lone Star College – University Park Fall, 2018

                  Award Winning Documentarian, Windy Bowman.

o Organized talk and discussion.

Award Winning Screenwriter and Playwright, Arthur Jolly.

  • Organized talk and discussion. 

 

Houston Community College, Fall, 2018

            HCC Annual Speech Tournament

  • Organized class participation.

 

 

 

Event Organizer, Southern Oregon University. 

 

Author, Speaker, Peace Activist Dr. Shariff Abdullah, Commonway, 2017.

o Organized class Zoom discussion.

United Nations Ambassador, United Kingdom, Sir Richard Jolly, 2017.

o Organized class Zoom discussion. 

Silly Walk Zone, USem Student Project, Fall, 2016.

o Organized students’ participation on campus 

o Facilitated ongoing discussion

Speaker, Mythologist Michael Meade, Mosaic Voices, Fall, 2016.

o Organized campus and community talk and discussion.

  • Organized meeting with course participants o MC for community talk.

Speaker, Peace Activist Dr. Shariff Abdullah, Commonway, 2007. o Organized campus and community talk and discussion.

o Organized meeting SOU Black Students Organization.

Speaker, Economist David Korten, 2006.

  • Organized campus and community talk and discussion.

Documentary, Baynard Rustin, 2006.

  • Organized screening followed by student and community discussion.          

 

Re-organization Committee Member, Southern Oregon University, 2004. Designed and wrote ad campaign for new faculty positions for University Seminar.  

 

Editor/Interviewer, World Trade Organization History Project, University of Washington, 2000-2001. Project resulted in an online database of multiple interviews that can be accessed by scholars and non-academics.

 

Graduate Student Member, Faculty meetings, University of Washington, 20002001.

 

Produced, wrote, and directed, “Entertainment Night,” Malpi International College, Kathmandu, Nepal. 2000. Resulted in the college’s first production, with over 500 audience members attending.

 

Voting Staff Member, Board of Student Publications, Maui Community College, 1998-1999.

 

Committee Member, wrote a Title III Grant to reflect curriculum development. Maui Community College, Kahului, Hawaii, 1998. 

 

Hiring Committee Member for Speech Instructor, Maui Community College, 1999.

 

Writer, Maui Community College Foundation television script for annual marathon, 1999. Marathon brought in highest funds in foundation’s history.

 

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

 

 

Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award, Lone Star College – University Park, Houston, Texas, 2021-2022. 

 

President’s Excellence Award, Lone Star College – University Park, Houston, Texas, 2020.

 

Nominated, Excellence in Teaching, Lone Star College – University Park, Houston, Texas, 2020-2021.

 

Honoree, Living Earth Circle, 6th Annual Grandmothers’ Counsel. Honored for contribution to community. Ashland, Oregon, 2008.

 

Awarded Honorable Mention in the Stage Play Script Category of the 76th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Contest, Family Portrait, 2007.  

 

            Graduated Summa cum laude, Southern Oregon University, 1994.

 

Outstanding Communication Student Award, Department of Communication.

Southern Oregon University, 1994.

 

Outstanding Service to the Department Award, Department of Communication. Southern Oregon University, 1994.

 

            Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Inducted, 1994.

             

Oregon Broadcasters Association Scholarship. First to win the award more than once. 1992, 1993, 1994.

             

Member, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges,

            1994.

                                                                                                                         

Best Use of Sound Award, Oregon Associated Press. Radio feature, Phone Tag, 1991.

 

Award of Excellence, Pacific Northwest Region of Women in Communications. Radio half-hour documentary, Prisoners of Wake Island, 1991.    

 

            First Place Fiction, Homestead House, Wyoming Writer’s Guild, 1990. 

             

Honored Poet, La Leche League, A Miracle Unfolds, International Calendar, 1988.

 

 

WORK RELATED EXPERIENCE

 

 

FREELANCE WRITER/EDITOR

 

Published in local, regional, and national publications and online publications including Vision Magazine, Light Connection, Shift Network, Makali’i Journal, Mother Earth News, Country Woman, and High Plains Journal. 1980 to present. 

 

 

PUBLIC SPEAKER/FACILITATOR

 

  • Speaker / Facilitator, AUM, The Iroquois Federation and the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Ashland, Oregon, 2013. 

  • Facilitator, Essential Wisdom Women’s Circles. Ashland, Oregon, 2008-2011.

  • Key Speaker, Burning Man, Entheon Village, Black Rock, Nevada. Civic engagement and authenticity, 2007.

  • ReGeneration Project. Ashland, Oregon. Developed, organized and facilitated a group for young people between 18-32, to facilitate community action and political engagement, 2005 -2009.

  • Key Speaker, Ashland, Oregon. The Art of Loving for Creating Community, 2007.

  • Key Speaker, Rogue Valley Metaphysical Event Center, Ashland, Oregon. Spirituality and Politics, 2007.

  • Key Speaker, Grants Pass Women’s Center, Grants Pass, Oregon. Take Back the Night, From Survivors to Thrivers, 2006

  • Key Speaker at the Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library. Witch Hunts: A Continuing Death Sentence, 2005.

  • Key Speaker, Social Justice Alliance and The Gender Center, Cave Junction, Oregon. The Burning Times, 2005.             

 

 

 

 

MEDIA EXPERIENCE

 

Audio/Visual Team Member, 2014-2017. Recorded high quality lectures at various conferences throughout California, Colorado, Arizona, and Oregon. Responsible for duplication and distribution. 

 

Media Advisor, 2016-2017, Architects of the New Paradigm Annual Conference, Oregon and California.. Advised the Founder/Director of a non-profit to increase exposure in local, regional, and national media outlets. 

 

Globalvision. New York City, New York, 2003. Wrote, designed and delivered powerful and compelling media kits for documentaries to showcase at the 25th Annual International Film Producers Market. 

 

Maui Community College Foundation televised annual marathon, 1999. Writer. Marathon brought in highest funds in foundation’s history.

 

Jefferson Public Radio, Ashland, Oregon, 1990-1994. Produced, wrote and hosted a half-hour daily news program, The Jefferson Daily and an hour call-in talk-show, The Jefferson Exchange, that gave community leaders and members an opportunity to discuss important community issues. 

 

Rogue Valley Television, Ashland Oregon, 1993-1994. Producer/Host Women

Speak: first hour-long cable television talk-show in Southern Oregon/Northern California that dealt exclusively with women’s issues. Show ran for 45 consecutive weeks. Had highest ratings of station’s programming. Received award of Best Production, Rogue Valley Television.1994.

 

 

 

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE

 

  • National Presidential Campaign, Organizer, Iowa, Wisconsin, Florida, Director, Oregon. 2003-2004

  • National Presidential Campaign. Organizer, Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawaiʻi. 1995-1996

  • State Representative Campaign. Organizer, Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawaiʻi. 1995-

1996

  • State Representative and Senate Campaigns. Organizer, Goshen County, Wyoming. 1979-1988

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

 Volunteer Experience, Houston, Texas, 2017- presently

 

Volunteer: Playhouse 1960, Mildred’s Playhouse, Houston theaters: duties include: Play reading, stage setup and breakdown, and concessions. 2017 to 2020.

 

Volunteer: Jade Buddha Temple and Shaolin Temple. 2017 to 2020.

 

Volunteer: Political Candidate for Senate. 2017-2018.

 

Volunteer: Indivisible, Cypress, Texas. 2017- 2020 

             

Volunteer Experience, Oregon, 2004-2017

 

Board Member, Southern Oregon Chapter of the Civil Liberties Defense Center, Jackson County, Oregon, 2011 to 2012.

 

Organizer, Architects of the New Paradigm, Ashland, Oregon. 2017

 

Advisory Board Member, Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library, Ashland, Oregon, 2005-2007, 2015-to 2017.

 

Social Artistry Ambassador, Jean Houston Foundation, 2008 to present.

 

Board Member, Oregon American Civil Liberties Union, Portland, Oregon, 2007 - 2009.

 

Board Member, ACLU Southern Oregon Chapter, Ashland, Oregon, 2007 - 2009. 

 

Board Member, PAC, Democracy Together, Ashland, Oregon, 2007 – 2008.

 

Board Member, KSKQ FMLP Radio Station, Ashland, Oregon, 2004 -2006.

 

Board Member/Advisory Committee, Peace House. Ashland, Oregon, 2004 to 2006.

 

PAC, Democracy Together. Ashland, Oregon. 2007 to 2009.

 

Department of Peace, Pacific Northwest, United States, 2004. 

 

Citizens for Diversity and Self-Supporting Economies, Ashland, Oregon, 1992-1994. Core member: established bylaws and goals.

 

Volunteer Experience, Wyoming, 1980-1990

 

Developed and oversaw a food co-op for local consumers.

 

          Core member of Southeastern Wyoming Concerned Citizens.