Reflections on a Wandering Life.....
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Eric Langager 王长野
I am not looking for a full time position right now, but I am available for
lectures. In my retirement, I have been working on my blog and podcast,
and doing research to get an understanding of the nature and history of
conflict. I am very interested in the education of youngsters in
developing countries. I am particularly interested in the problems faced
by children of war. It would be difficult to establish schools for these
children in the conflict zones in which they live, so I am wondering if
there may be a way to remove the young people and teach them in a location safely removed from the conflict.
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Oracle9i DBA Certified Associate -- 11/2003
- Industry certified technical trainer with a demonstrated ability to
learn and teach new systems. Particularly adept at helping individuals
with a limited background to develop a high level of proficiency.
- Effective communicator with proven ability to present abstract
concepts, detailed and complex information in an understandable manner.
- Comfortable and assured in both group and one-to-one instruction.
Establishes and maintains a friendly, interactive learning environment.
- Experienced lecturer with a quarter of a century of experience in
front of a classroom with a wide variety of age groups (elementary
through graduate school) in both urban and rural settings in both the
United States and China.
Arizona Community College Certificate -- 09/1999
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer -- 10/1998
Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Psychology -- 1986
University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Bachelor of Science in Education -- 1978
VISITING PROFESSOR -- 09/2011 to 06/2017 [My university merged with another institution, so I retired.], China Youth
University of Political
Studies, Beijing, China
Oregon College of Education, Monmouth, Oregon
- Taught classes involving discussion of social issues to freshmen
- Taught rhetorical skills to English Majors and non-English Majors.
- Developed database for evaluating student presentations. Evaluated
somewhere between two and three thousand oral presentations.
- Assistant to the coach for the Jessup International Moot Court
Competition for five seasons. The first season they were 17th in the
nation. The last season I was with the team, they took first place in
SABBATICAL YEAR -- 07/2010 to 09/2011, Beijing and Hong
- Began development of an NGO for the purpose of bringing teaching
and training to children of war.
- Developed a database for research at the National Library.
- Began development of a flashcard and database system for learning
and review of language.
STUDENT -- 01/2010 to 07/2010, Tianying Xueyuan, Wudaokou,
- Studied Mandarin grammar and vocabulary.
- Studied colloquial language and syntax.
- Assisted with development of presentation materials for introducing my
school to the public.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR -- 01/2004 to 01/2010
[Beihang University has an upper age limit of 55 for foreign
professors.], College of Software, Beijing University of
Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China
- Designed the graduate Oracle DBA course here on the Beijing Campus.
- Designed and implemented the Intro to SQL course, to accommodate
bright students who may have trouble with oral English.
- Designed and built the PL/SQL course to give students basic knowledge
of the essential Oracle programming language.
- Designed special courses for students from Beihai College in Guangxi
- Taught Oracle courses in Beihai (South China) as a visting professor
during three semesters.
- Facilitated upgrade and maintenance of lab network.
- Adapted and taught the DBA course to students with high level of
experience, but some language learning difficulty at Fujitsu in Fuzhou.
- Established the Oracle Study Group for students pursuing Oracle
- Implemented the adaptation of the Oracle curriculum into the
Software English courses, to facilitate the long-term objective of
enhancing English learning by teaching content courses in English.
- Recruited and trained TA's for the purpose of teaching in a multi-
- Designed curriculum and course content for the Oracle Database
- Designed and built the student web site
for distribution of materials.
- Designed lab exercises taylored to non-native speakers.
- Taught Oracle database courses in a lab environment in the English
language to students with varying levels of English proficiency.
- Met with students on an individual basis to assist with adjustment to
cross-cultural learning environment.
- Designed and built online tests to facilitate the distance learning
portion of my courses.
- Adapted and taught the graduate DBA course to students at South
China Institute of Software Engineering, employing a combination of local
and distance learning tools.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR -- 03/2000 to 01/2004, College of
Software Engineering, University of Advancing Computer Technology,
- Designed course materials and wrote syllabi for Networking courses.
- Designed and wrote lab exercises used by Networking instructors.
- Taught Microsoft systems courses in a classroom setting, including
Exchange Server, Internet Information Server, SQL Server, as well as
the Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 server platforms and
the Windows NT, Windows 2000 Professional, and Windows XP client
- Designed, developed, and taught the Oracle Database courses for the
- Served as Oracle Database Administrator for the University.
- Worked with other faculty in the Software College on Curriculum
design and revision.
- Designed and maintained student website for distribution of student
- Provided academic guidance and career advisement for a wide variety
of students in the University.
- Submitted training requests, and participated in Oracle training by
Oracle trainers in Phoenix, Arizona and San Francisco, California,
including Oracle8i DBA, Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, Oracle9i Fundamentals
I and Oracle9i Fundamentals II.
- Established the Oracle Study Group for students pursuing Oracle
IT INSTRUCTOR -- 08/1999 to 03/2000, South Mountain
Community College, Phoenix, Arizona
- As an adjunct instructor, designed and devoped the Microsoft
Network Engineering program for the College.
- Taught Network Engineering courses in a classroom/lab setting at the
college, including, Windows NT Server system, Windows NT client system
and Networking Essentials.
- As a cooperative program with the College, performed network
administration for a local charter school, including administration of the
Exchange email distribution server.
- Provided academic advisement for students at the College.
LEARNING ADVISOR / Y2K PROJECT MANAGER -- 06/1998 to
07/1999, Scholars.com/CBT Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona
- Taught systems engineering courses over the internet to English
speaking students throughout the world. I worked the night shift
(midnight to 8 am), so most of my students were in Europe and Australia.
- Developed and wrote training courses for online delivery.
- Provided technical consulting for end users.
- Corresponded with students through email, and served as a mentor by
way of online chat rooms.
- Served as Y2K Project Manager after the training division moved to
References available upon request.