Kenneth W. Ellinger

1214 Covie Drive

Dalton, GA  30720

(706) 278-8359

 


 

EDUCATION

 

1991 to 1992


 

 

 

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

     •   Graduated with Ed.D. in Higher Education Political Science College Teaching, December 1992.

     •   Dissertation Topic:  School Finance Equity and Oklahoma Education Policy.

     •   GPA:  4.0/4.0 scale for 33 hours


 


1981 to 1986

Leave of absence 1982-83


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

     •   Graduated with M.A. in Political Science, December 1986

     •   Thesis Topic:  Judicial Policymaking and Tennessee Corrections Policy

     •   54 additional hours completed toward Ph.D. in Political Science

     •   GPA:  2.41/3.0 scale for 78 hours


 


1977 to 1981


East Central Oklahoma State University, Ada, OK

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government, May 1981

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, May 1981

     •   Oklahoma Teacher Certification in Secondary Social Studies, May 1981

     •   GPA:  4.0/4.0 scale for 169 hours

 


 


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Sept. 1993 to Present


 

 

Dalton State College, Dalton, GA

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Education

Courses Taught:  Introduction to American Government, Introduction to Education, State and Local Government, Politics and American Film, and Dalton State College Studies


 


1992 to 1993


Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, TX

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Courses Taught:  Introduction to American Government, Texas and Federal Government, Comparative Politics, Classical Political Theories, Introduction to Political Science, and Topical Seminar in Political Science.


 


Spring 1992


Oklahoma Junior College, Oklahoma City, OK

Adjunct Government Instructor

Course Taught:  Introduction to American Government.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


1990 to 1991


Carl Albert High School, Midwest City, OK

History Teacher and Tennis Coach

Courses Taught:  World and American History.


 


1987 to 1990


Murray State College, Tishomingo, OK

Instructor, Government and History

Courses Taught:  Introduction to American Government, Introduction to Political Science, American History to 1877, and American History since 1877.


 


1986 to 1987



East Central University, Ada, OK

Instructor, Department of Government

Courses Taught:  Introduction to American Government, Interest Groups, Introduction to law, Public Policy, and Political Theory.


 


1983 to 1986


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Teaching Assistant in Political Science Department

Course Taught:  Introduction to American Government.


 


1982 to 1983


Ardmore High School, Ardmore, OK

Government/History Teacher and Tennis Coach

Courses Taught:  American Government and American History.

 


 


PROFESSIONAL

PUBLICATIONS &

PRESENTATIONS


•    “Public School Responses to Latino Immigration in Dalton, Georgia.”  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Appalachian Studies Association, Unicoi State Park, Helen, Georgia, march 2002.  This paper is being enlarged into a chapter in a book forthcoming from UGA Press:  “Voices From the New Frontier:  Dalton, Georgia”.

•    “The Marketing of Dalton Public Schools.”  Paper presented at annual meeting of the Georgia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Pine Mountain, GA, March 1999.

•    “An Analysis of Voter Turnout in Georgia’s Presidential Elections 1960-96:  Proposals for Electoral Reform.”  Paper presented at annual meeting of Georgia Political Science Association, Savannah, GA, February 1997.

•    “Brains for the Bucks?  School Funding and Student Achievement in Oklahoma” in Social Science Journal, Summer 1995 (Topeka KS:  Washburn University)

•    “The Profession of College Teaching” in The Pen, publication of Division J of the American Education Research Association, May 1992.

•    “Funding and Achievement in Oklahoma’s Public Schools.”  Paper presented at annual meeting of Southwestern Political Science Association Convention, New Orleans, LA, March 1993.


 


 

FELLOWSHIPS AND

AWARDS


 

•    Recipient of Chancellor’s Award for University System of Georgia trip to Greece, 1998.

•    First Alternate for Fulbright Scholarhsip to People’s Republic of China, 1997.

•    Recipient of Chancellor’s Award for University System of Georgia trip to India, 1996.

•    Graduate Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University, 1991-92

 


 


•    Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Scholarship (merit-based scholarship given to a very small percentage of graduate students ) 1981-82, 1983-86

•    Vanderbilt University Teaching Assistantship, 1983-86

•    George Nigh Award (outstanding graduating senior), East Central University, Ada, OK, 1981

•    Outstanding History and Government Student, East Central University, 1981

•    Outstanding Scholar-Athlete in Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference, 1981

 


PROFESSIONAL

ACTIVITIES


 


       Attended 2002 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2002.

       Founded new DSC chapter of the Georgia Association of Educators Student Program, February 2002.

       Represented DSC in drafting grant proposals for the Regents’ Hispanic Initiative, 2001.  also, recruited many students to participate in this grant.

       Represented DSC on the USG/DTAE Early Childhood Education Committee 2001-2002.


       Faculty Advisor to DSC Young Democrats and Co-advisor to DSC Student Chapter of Habitat for Humanity


       Panelist on Service Learning at Dalton State College, Georgia Campus Community Service Association, Dalton, GA, November 1999.

•    Attended and presented a paper at the Georgia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Pine Mountain GA, March 1999.

•    Member of DSC Student Affairs Committee, 1998-99

•    Attended Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta GA, November 1998.


       Member of DSC P-16 committee and Chair of PREP Subcommittee, 1997 - present

•    Organized a campus-wide seminar on “The Role of Women in India,” November 1996.

•    Attended Appalachian Studies Conference, Helen, GA, March 1996

•    Attended University System of Georgia Teaching Effectiveness Workshop, Kennesaw State College, April 1994

•    Attended Georgia Political Science Association Convention in 1994-97.  Served as a discussant in 1995 and presented a paper in 1997.

•    Faculty Advisor to Phi Theta Kappa National Student Honor Society, 1994-1996.

•    Attended Bush Foundation Teaching Effectiveness Conference, Minneapolis, MN, February 1993

•    Initiated and Sponsored a YMCA Youth and Government chapter at Carl Albert High School, 1990-91

•    Part-time Feature and Sports writer for The Daily Ardmoreite, Ardmore, OK 1990

•    Attended Oklahoma Political Science Association Convention, 1986-89

•    Panelist on weekly public affairs radio commentary program, KADA Radio, Ada, OK, 1986-87

•    Oklahoma Leadership Development Seminar for Social Sciences, participant, 1986

 

 

 


 


 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES


 


       Taught 5-week Junior Achievement course at Westwood Elementary School, Spring and Fall, 2001; and at Southeast High School in Fall, 2002.

       Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Northwest Georgia, 2001

•    Member of DSC Community Ambassadors, 1998 - present

•    Board of Directors, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Northwest Georgia Mountains, 1998 - 2002

•    Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity, Dalton Chapter, 1998 - 2002

•    Member of the City of Dalton Tree Board, 1996-present

•    Member and Scholarship Chairman of the Dalton Elks Lodge, 1995-1998

•    Participant in Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program as both a Big Buddy since 1994 and a Big Brother since 1995

•    Campus Coordinator for annual United Way Fund drive, 1997

•    Served as a Committee Chair for the Dalton Creative Arts Guild for the 1996 city-wide Arts Festival

 


 


MEMBERSHIPS


•    American Political Science Association, 2002 - present.

•    Georgia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, 1999 - present

•    Georgia Political Science Association, 1993-present

•    Southern Political Science Association, 1993-94, 1998 - present

•    Oklahoma Political Science Association, 1986-90

•    Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honorary, 1987 to present

 


 


PERSONAL

INFORMATION


Birth date:  February 11, 1959               

Health:  Excellent                                 

Race:  White and Native American  (Enrolled Member of Citizen Band Potawatomi Tribe)

Family:  Vanessa Ellinger (wife), Ericka Ellinger (daughter), Evan Ellinger            (son), and Elyssa Ellinger (daughter)

 


 


References

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             


Dr. John Hutcheson

Chair, Division of Business Administration/Social Sciences

Dalton State College

213 N. College Drive

Dalton, GA  30720

(706) 272-2671

 

Dr. Baogang Guo

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Dalton State College

213 N. College Drive

Dalton, GA  30720

(706) 272-2678

 

Dr. Christy Price

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dalton State College

213 N. College Drive

Dalton, GA  30720

(706) 272-2681