Taught Communications and Mass Media, Speech Communications, Business Ethics, Contemporary History, Humanities, Government, and Political Philosophy as well as other courses for working adults for Albertus Magnus College. Developed Critical Thinking Course for students and working adults Directed staff development program, Long Lane School, a juvenile justice correctional facility under CT Department of Children and Families, Middletown, CT Consulted with administrators, department heads, and managers regarding supervision and training needs. Designed and implemented curriculumat Long Lane in: Group Facilitation Skills; Ethics In The Workplace; Supervisory courses such as Teambuilding and Communication for Supervisors; Time management; Leadership and Delegation for Supervisors; Problem Solving; Personal Goal Setting; Stress Management; and, Cultural Diversi¬ty. Developed system-wide needs assessments.
I usually follow the 4Mat learning style as designed by AboutLearning.com and follow the philosophy of David Kolb a well. My teaching is highly experiential with a lot of small group work and individual activities.
Selected from a national list to participate in the National Institute of Corrections Training Academy pilot program, Implementing Training into Practice. Chosen by the same for Regional Field Coordinator for the Northeast Region of the US for three years. CERTIFICATIONS, AWARDS, AND MISC. Chairperson of the Board of Directors, New Hope Manor, a residential treatment program for adolescent women. Certified in Instructional Theory Into Practice (ITIP) by the National Institute of Corrections Training Academy, August, 1993. Certified in the 4MAT Teaching System by the About Learning Corporation, July, 1997. Recipient of the Neal Willemse Achievement award for outstanding contributions to the field of Juvenile Justice Training, October, 1996. Certificate of Appreciation from the National Institute of Corrections Training Academy for three years service as a Regional Field Coordinator, October, 1994.
PRESENTATIONS: Creative Training Techniques for Whole Brain Learning. The 2nd Joint Conference on Juvenile Detention & Correctional Services, Cleveland, OH - October, 1996. Critical Thinking and Decision- Making. American Correctional Association 126th Congress, Nashville, TN - August, 1996. Critical Thinking. The Mid-Atlantic States Correctional Confer¬ence, Ocean City, MD - June, 1992. Critical Thinking in the Criminal Justice Community. The Seventh Internation¬al Criminal Justice Trainers Conference, Seattle, WA - October, 1991. Experiential Values Development in the Classroom. Special Education Resource Center, Hartford, CT - June and August, 1986. Short Term Objectives and Long Term Goals. Tolland Region, Department of Mental Retardation, Tolland, CT - October, 1982.
Melvin Charles Hathorn was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He is currently an instructor at Albertus Magnus College and is a historic Interpreter at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut. His career included teaching on a variety of levels from elementary school through college. As a former training officer for the State of Connecticut, he has developed several training courses for juvenile correction staff. His publications are many, including three novels, as well as several short stories and articles that are on his website, www.authorsden.com/mel.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Grammar, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Business, Classics, Communications, Comparative Literature, Economics (University), English, History, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Other, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Psychology, Economics , Writing, Writing-Essays, For All Subjects