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Curriculum Vitae

Samuel Wesley Flynt
PERSONAL DATA

HOME ADDRESS: 862 Annabrook Drive

Auburn, Alabama 36830



OFFICE ADDRESS: Auburn University at Montgomery

College of Education

P.O. Box 244023



Montgomery, Alabama 36124-4023

E-MAIL ADDRESS: sflynt@aum.edu

TELEPHONE: Cell: (334) 821-9849

Office: (334) 244-3270

EDUCATION

Institution Degree Area Year Granted

Auburn University Doctor of Education Special Education 1988

University of Master of Education Special Education/ 1980

South Alabama Mental Retardation

University of Bachelor of Science Health, Physical 1977

South Alabama Education and

Recreation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

May, 2016 – Present CLSE Department Head
September, 1997-Present Professor of Special Education; Department of Counselor, Leadership and Special Education, Auburn University at Montgomery.
November, 2011 – August, 2013 Dean, School of Education, Auburn University at Montgomery
January, 2007 – November, 2011 Associate Dean and Graduate Studies Coordinator, School of Education, Auburn University at Montgomery.
September, 1992-August, 1997 Associate Professor of Special Education; Department of Counselor, Leadership, and Special Education, Auburn University at Montgomery.
September, 1987-August, 1992 Assistant Professor of Special Education; Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Administration, Auburn University at Montgomery.
September, 1986-June, 1987 Graduate Research Assistant; Department of Rehabilitation and Special Education, Auburn University.
Duties included the supervision of undergraduate students in practicum placements and assisting faculty in various research projects.
July, 1986-August, 1986 Supervisor; Auburn University Department of Rehabilitation and Special Education Summer Clinic.
This position involved training and supervising graduate students who taught in a summer program for children with learning disabilities.
September, 1985-May, 1986 Special Education Teacher; Beauregard Elementary School, Lee County School System, Opelika, Alabama.
Served as the teacher for a class of elementary aged children with mild disabilities.
July, 1985-August, 1985 Teacher; Auburn University Department of Rehabilitation and Special Education Summer Clinic.
Taught a group of adolescent children with learning disabilities during a six week summer program.

September 1984-June, 1985 Graduate Research Assistant; Department of Rehabilitation and Special Education, Auburn University.
Duties included preparation for a State Department Review of Special Education programs and practicum placement supervision.
June, 1984-September, 1984 Homebound Teacher; Auburn University Deaf/Blind Project.
Served as a teacher for deaf/blind and multidisabled children in residential and institutional settings.
January, 1980-May, 1984 Special Education Teacher; Augusta Evans School, Mobile, Alabama.
This position involved teaching a group of school aged children with severe/profound mental retardation.
TEACHING

Undergraduate

ESPE 3760 Survey of Exceptionalities



ESPE 4924 Internship in Special Education (Undergraduate)
Graduate

ESPE 6100 Students with Special Needs

ESPE 6914 Advanced Practicum in Special Education

ESPE 6924 Internship in Special Education (Alternative A)

ESPE 6952 Special Education Seminar

ESPE 7902 Studies in Special Education

ESPE 7914 Education Specialist Practicum in Special Education

ESPE 7600 Special Education Law and Leadership



ESPE 7952 Special Education Seminar

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Member, Alabama Department of Education, Special Education Services Task Force, February 25-26, 2009


1991 – 2006 AUM Coordinator for the Alabama Consortium Grant.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Chair, Search Committee, CLSE faculty position, Summer, 2015.



Member, AUM Tenure and Promotion Committee, Fall, 2013 – May 2016.

Search Committee, FTSE faculty position, Fall, 2013.



Member, SOE Scholarship Committee, Fall, 2013 - present.

AUM Strategic Planning Small Group Task Force – 2012.

Ex-Officio member, AUM Graduate Council, Spring, 2010-Fall, 2011.

Member, AUM Faculty Welfare Committee, 2009 – 2011.

Member, AUM Enrollment Management Task Force, Spring, 2009.

Chair, Graduate Policy Committee, School of Education, 2007-2011.

Chair, Faculty Executive Committee, School of Education, 2005-2006, 2001-2003, 1999-2001.

Chair, Wieseman Distinguished Teaching Award selection committee, School of Education, Spring, 2006.


Chair, Promotion Committee, CLSE, Fall, 2004.

AUM Faculty Senate, 2003-2005, 1991-1992.

Search Committee, Childhood Education faculty position, Fall 2003.

CLSE Promotion and Tenure Committee, Fall, 2003.

Graduate Policy Committee member, SOE 2002-2006.

AUM Research Council, 1999-2001.

Chairperson, Associate Dean Search Committee, School of Education, Fall,1999.

AUM Faculty Grievance Committee, 1998-2006.

Promoted to the rank of Professor at Auburn University at Montgomery,

September, 1997.
Chairperson, Promotion and Tenure Committees for three faculty members in the

Department of Counselor, Leadership, and Special Education, Fall, 1997.


Search Committee, Counselor Education faculty position, Fall, 1997.
Search Committee, Dean, School of Education, 1997 and 1999.

Chairperson, Search Committee, Special Education faculty position, Fall, 1996.

Professor-in-Residence, School of Education/Montgomery County School System, 1996-97.
Grievance Hearing Panel, AUM, 1995-97.

Strategic Planning Committee, AUM, 1995-97.

Chairperson, Sub-committee on Admission to Professional Education, School of

Education, Fall Quarter, 1995

School of Education Advisory Committee, Summer Quarter, 1995.

Chairperson, Technical Review Panel, School of Education, 1992 – 2001.



Granted tenured Associate Professor status at Auburn University at Montgomery, 1992.
Coordinator, Area of Special Education, 1991-2006.

Long Range Planning Committee, AUM, 1991-92.


Chairperson, Search Committee for Special Education Faculty Position, 1991, and 1994.
Appointed to Associate Graduate Faculty status at Auburn University, 1991.

Departmental Library Representative, 1990-1993.

Exit Exam Committee, School of Education, 1990.

Review Committee for Alternative Master’s Program, School of

Education, 1989.

Faculty Welfare Committee, AUM, 1989-1991.

Appointed Graduate and Undergraduate Faculty status at Auburn University at

Montgomery, 1987 - present.

Faculty Advisor, Undergraduate and graduate programs in Mental Retardation, Mild Learning/ Behavior Disabilities and Collaborative Teacher (K-6) and (6-12), 1987 – 2006.
Faculty Advisor, Student Council for Exceptional Children, 1987-1992.

CONSULTATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Consultant, Troy University – Review of Instructional Leadership Redesign Documentation, March, 2009.


Presentation, “Behavior Management, A Practical Approach for Educators” for the Montgomery County School System, November, 2005 and February, 2006.
Presentation, Alabama’s Indian School Leaders Professional Development Workshop, March, 2003.
Presentation, Macon County In-service Day, August, 2002.

President, Auburn High School Baseball Boosters, 1999-2000, 2000-2001.

Participated in Disability Awareness Day, Fall Quarter, 1995.

Volunteer consultant to the Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrian (MANE)

Program, Fall Quarter, 1995.

Participated in the Senior College Quest Program, Fall Quarter, 1994.

Served on Alabama Commission on School Performance and Accountability

(ACSPA) Special Education Subcommittee, January, 1994.

President, Board of Directors, Greater Auburn Swim Program, 1993-94.

Judge for the National Heritage Art and Essay Contest sponsored by the Capitol City Sertoma Club in February, 1990.


Inservice presentation for teachers at Maxwell AFB School entitled “Mainstreaming Exceptional Children”, August, 1989.
Consultant – Lee County Public School System, Fall, 1984. Facilitated the integration of a special needs student into a regular class setting.
PRESENTATIONS

State:

(Co-presentation). “Basic Competency Skills for Paraprofessionals”. Poster presentation at AU/AUM Research Week 2012 Conference, Auburn, AL, April 2012.


(Co-presentation). “ADD and Reading: Helpful Techniques, Strategies and

Interventions for Children”. Paper presentation at AUM’s Second Annual ADD Seminar, New Directions in Diagnosing and Treating Children, Teens, and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, February, 1994.

(Co-presentation). “Social Support of Mothers of Children with Developmental

Disabilities”. Poster session presented at the Third Florida Conference of Child Health Psychology, Gainesville, Florida, April, 1991.
(Co-presentation). “Maternal Stress and Coping in Families with Moderately Retarded Children”. Paper presentation at the Alabama Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children Super Conference, Birmingham, Alabama. February, 1989.
Regional:

(Co-presentation). “ADD and Reading: Helpful Techniques, Strategies, and



Interventions for Children”. Paper presentation at the 17th Southeast International

Reading Association Regional Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, October, 1994.


(Co-presentation). “Maternal Reaction to Children with Mental Retardation: A

Retrospective Study”. Poster session presented at the Southeastern Psychological Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, April, 1990.


(Co-presentation). “Maternal Stress and Coping in Families with Moderately Retarded Children”. Paper presentation at the Mid-South Regional Conference on Psychology in the Schools, Huntsville, Alabama, October, 1988.
National/International:

(Co-presentation). “Bullying and Students with Disabilities” Poster session accepted for the International Association of Special Education 9th Biennial Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July, 2005.

(Co-presentation). “A Comparison of Elementary and Secondary Principals’ Views of Non-Categorical Special Education Teacher Certification”. Poster presentation at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, January, 2003.

(Co-presentation). “New Perspectives on Alabama’s Innovative Special Education Certification”. Paper presentation at the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Seventh Annual Conference, Alexandria, VA, October, 2000.

(Co-presentation). “Principals’ Perceptions of Special Education in Alabama: A Generic Approach”. Paper presentation at the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Fifth Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, October, 1998.


(Co-presentation). Principals’ Perceptions of Inclusion”. Poster session presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Mental Retardation and

Developmental Disabilities, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, March, 1996.


(Co-presentation). “Using Technology to Teach Sight Words to Students with Special Needs”. Poster session presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, SITE96 Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, March, 1996.
(Co-presentation). Maternal Reaction to Children with Mental Retardation: A

Retrospective Study”. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Dallas, Texas, March, 1991.


(Co-presentation). “Social Support and Stress of Mothers of Mentally Retarded

Children”. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association 98th Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, August, 1990.
(Co-presentation). “Maternal Stress and Coping in Families with Moderately Retarded Children”. Poster session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, April, 1990.

(Co-presentation). “Stress and Coping in Families with a Mentally Retarded Child”.Poster session presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, March 1989.



PUBLICATIONS

Shippen, M.E., Morton, R.C., Flynt, S.W., Houchins, D.E., & Smitherman, T. (2010). Efficacy of a computer-based program on acquisition of reading skills of incarcerated youth. Remedial and Special Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0741932510362512.
Flynt, S. W. & Morton, R. C. (2009). The teacher shortage in America: Pressing concerns. National Forum of Teacher Education Journal, 19 (3), 1-5.
Flynt, S. W. & Morton, R. C. (2008). Alabama elementary principals’ perceptions of bullying. Education, 129 (2), 187-191.
Flynt, S. W. & Morton, R. C. (2007). Bullying prevention and students with disabilities. National Forum of Special Education Journal, 19 (1), 1-6.
Flynt, S. W. & Morton, R. C. (2004). Bullying and children with disabilities. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 31 (4), 330-333.
Morton, R. C., Flynt, S. W., and Dyal, A. B. (2000). Secondary principals’ perceptions of Alabama’s Collaborative Teacher 6-12 certification. National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal-Electronic, (17E) (4), 89-94.
Flynt, S. W., Dyal, A. B. and Morton, R. C. (1999). Principals’ perceptions of Alabama’s special education certification: Collaborative Teacher. U. S. Department of Education, Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 424 713.
Morton, R. C., Dyal, A. B., and Flynt, S. W. (1999). Collaborative teacher:

Elementary school principals’ perceptions of Alabama’s new special education



certification. Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 1(1), 21-25.
Flynt, S. W., Warren, J. S., Morton, R. C. and Smith, F. H. (1997). Examining the question of gender bias in the Slosson Intelligence Test in relation to reading. Reading Psychology, 18 (3), 237-248.
Morton, R. C. and Flynt, S. W. (1997). A comparison of constant time delay and prompt fading to teach multiplication facts to students with learning disabilities. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 24 (1), 3-13.
Mosley, V. P., Flynt, S. W. and Morton, R. C. (1997). Teaching sight words to students with moderate mental retardation. Reading Improvement, 34, (1), 2-7.
Flynt, S. W. and Dyal, A. B. (1996). Principals’ perceptions of inclusion.

Proceedings of the 29th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, p. 68.
Flynt, S. W., Dyal, A. B., and Bennett-Walker, D. (1996). Inclusion: A study of the perceptions of Alabama’s principals. Leadership News, 23, (2), 13.
Braswell, R., Flynt, S. W. and Mosley, V. (1996). Teaching sight-words to special needs students using technology. SITE 96 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference Proceedings, 1041 – 1042.
Dyal, A. B., Flynt, S. W. and Bennett-Walker, D. (1996). Schools and inclusion: Principals’ perceptions. The Clearing House, 70 (1), 32-35.
Warren, J. and Flynt, S. W. (1994). Children with attention deficit disorder:

Diagnosis and prescription of reading skill deficits. Reading Improvement, 32 (2), 105-110.
Baker, B., Wood, T. A. and Flynt, S. W. (1993). The effect of the interaction of teacher and student expectations on reading achievement in second graders. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 20, (3), 179-187.
Flynt, S. W. and Braswell, R. (1992). Computer instruction for students in special education. Chalkdust, 6, 22.
Flynt, S. W., Wood, T. A., and Scott, R. L. (1992). Social support of mothers of children with mental retardation. Mental Retardation, 30, 233-236.
Wood, T. A., and Flynt, S. W. (1991). Social support and stress of mothers of mentally retarded children, U. S. Department of Education, Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 332 484.
Wood, T. A. and Flynt, S. W. (1991). Maternal reaction to diagnosis of

mental retardation: A retrospective study. B. C. Journal of Special Education, 15, 137-145.
Flynt, S. W. and Wood, T. A. (1990). The Applied Research Bureau of the

Alabama Division of Mental Retardation published abstracts of the following research projects in the Quarterly Research Report, 2, (4).
Social Support of Mothers of Children with Mental Retardation.

Maternal Stress and Coping of Families with Moderately Retarded Children.

Maternal Reaction to Diagnosis of Children with Mental Retardation: A

Retrospective Study.

Flynt, S. W. and Wood, T. A. (1989). Stress and coping of children with

moderate mental retardation. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 94,

278-283.


UNPUBLISHED WRITTEN WORK
Flynt, S. W. (1988). Maternal perception of family stress and coping behavior across three age levels of moderately mentally retarded children. Dissertation Abstracts International, 50, p. 2013. (University Microfilms International, No. 8918786.
GRANT WRITING
(Co-writer) State Department of Education Program Planning Grant for Innovative Secondary Teacher Education. Funding ($18,000) awarded in Spring, 2006.

(Co-writer). Collaborative Teacher Certification Program Minigrant. Funding ($20,000) awarded by the Alabama State Department of Education, 2002.

(Co-writer). Computer Assisted Instruction in Reading for Students with Moderate

Mental Retardation. Funded by the Research Grant-in-Aid Program, Auburn University Montgomery, September, 1994.

(Contributing writer). Region Three Regional Resource Center. A grant proposal to provide technical assistance to State Directors of Special Education submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D. C., February, 1993.

(Co-writer). Attention Deficit Disorder and Reading. Funded by the Research Grant-in-Aid Program, Auburn University Montgomery, October, 1992.

(Co-writer). Special Education Leadership Preparation. A training program to prepare personnel at the doctorate level. Submitted to the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation, U. S. Department of Education, Washington, D. C., March, 1985.



HONORS/ AWARDS
2010 Invited member of the first AUM Leadership Academy

2005 Granted Professional Improvement Leave, Spring Semester.

2005 Received the Jasper Harvey Award for Outstanding Teacher Educator in Special Education in Alabama from the Alabama Federation Council for Exceptional Children.


1998 Granted Professional Improvement Leave, Fall Quarter.

1984 Outstanding Graduate Student in Special Education Award, Department of Rehabilitation and Special Education, Auburn University.


1981 Teacher of the Year – Augusta Evans School

1981 Outstanding Young Man of America



1976 – 77 Academic Scholarship – University of South Alabama


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