Aaron L. Givan
Areas of Expertise
• Employee Development
• Organizational Behavior
• Organizational Psychology
• Career Development
• Organizational Behavior Management
• Work/Life Balance
Clinical Psy / Mental Health:
• Cultural Issues
• Diversity Issues
• Multicultural Training
• Religion and Spirituality
• Counsel Psychology
• Counselor Education
• Mixed Methods Research
• Qualitative Inquiry/Research
• Quantitative Inquiry/Research
• Brief Therapy
• Constructivist Practices
• Group Counseling
• Humanistic/Existential Perspectives/Models
• Interpersonal Psychology
• Multicultural Psychology
Organizational Leadership---Online Instructor:
••OL5003: Leading for Change (3 Sem Hr)
••OL6010: Organizational Leadership Research Pjt (3)
••OL7007: Leadership for Student Achievement (3)
••OL7004: Theory and Practice of Organizational Leadership (3)
••OL7005: Ethical Leadership (3)
[Total **OL Students taught 2006-2104=249]
••ED5030: Organizational Development (3)
••ED7030: Development of Organizational Leadership (3)
CITI Training: Done--7-27-15.
TOPS101--Teaching Online: Done: 7/2/15-8/30/15
DCTC101 Dissertation Chair Training: Done: 7/2/15-8/25/15
EXPERT TOPICS FOR ONLINE TRAINING: Aaron Givan, PhD in Measurement, Statistics, & Evaluation in Education
The following topics are sample areas in which I have expertise [topics related directly to doctoral research studies]:
1. Qualitative Research Methods
3. Learning Styles
4. Brain Studies
5. Test Anxiety—College Level
6. Lifelong Planning
7. Personal Growth Enhancement
9. Learning Strategies Management
10. Non-Discursive Models of Learning
11. Story, Memoir
12. Social Construction of Knowledge
13. Artistic Problem Solving—Creative Problem Solving
14. Educational Foundations
15. Personal Life Planning
16. Work Environments
19. Wellness Development
20. Personal Narrative
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Dr. Aaron Givan teaches online and brings an extensive education background to the task.
Givan has three doctoral degrees in three different fields. In 1978 he was awarded a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree with a specialization in Community/Organizational Development by the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in 1984 at Golden State University in Counseling/Psychology/Mind Science. In 1997 Givan was awarded a second PhD, this one in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation in Education, from the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Givan’s three dissertations reveal the breadth of his learning: Community Trust Building: Problems and Prospects among the Blackfeet Indians of Browning, Montana, (1977-1978); An Operational Theory of Wellness: A Diverse Dimensional Perspective with an Integrated/Multi-Faceted Model (1984); Learning Styles: The Key to Learning Strategies Management (1997).
Among Givan’s other educational credentials are a BA in Anthropology/Linguistics (1963, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois); a Bachelor of Divinity (DB) in Theology (1966, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts); and a Master of Counseling (MC) in Career Development (1989, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona). His research thesis at ASU further reinforces the point that Givan’s education is both broad and deep: Relation of Vertical/Lateral Eye Movements to Work/Vocational Interest Preferences.
Additional academic explorations by Givan include Advanced Pastoral Care Studies at Texas Christian University’s Brite Divinity School (1972-73) and studies with the Association for Clinical-Pastoral Education (ACPE) at hospitals in Wichita, Kansas and Phoenix, Arizona.
Given this remarkable vita, it comes as no surprise that he remains interested in research, as well as teaching. One area of interest in his teaching and consulting says a great deal about him — bricolage. A portmanteau word, bricolage has specific implications in culture, in education and in information systems, as well as in art and biology. In cultural studies bricolage is used to mean the processes by which people acquire objects from across social divisions to create new cultural identities. In art, bricolage is a technique where works are constructed from various materials available or on hand. Perhaps most tellingly, in education the word bricolage designates a way to learn and solve problems by trying, testing, playing around. For more: see linkedin.com/in/aarongivan
Dr. Givan resides in Rolla, North Dakota with his wife, Beth. His motto? "Working together for excellence in teaching!"
- Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation in Education, The Union Institute
- M. - Master in Master of Counseling, Arizona State University
- B. - Bachelor in Bachelor of Divinity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
- B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Wheaton College
- CE 2121: Strategic Vision and Planning
Community/Organizational Development & Leadership
Personal & Professional Development
Ethical Theory and Applied Ethics
Values and Ethics
Ethics in Society
Computers and Society/Global Technology
Social Responsibility & Ethics in Management
Interdepartmental & Interpesonal Relations
Group Dynamics and Work Team Communications
Strategic Vision and Planning
Leadership and Motivation
Employee Training Programs
Staffing and Team Building
Teaching History--1989-now: SEE adjunctaarongivan.info; linkedin.com/in/aarongivan
--The Effects of Therapeutic Touch on Test Anxiety (Includes: Tests: A Questionnaire). Belcourt, N.D.: Aaron Givan, 1991. A Research proposal and pilot inventory on test anxiety. Based on work first completed in 1985 at Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.
--Spirituality and Its Behavioral Traits/Markers--A Wholistic Model. Belcourt, N.D.: Aaron Givan, 1991. An assessment of spiritual behaviors using a wholistic point of view.
--Personal Style Analysis Inventory. Belcourt, N.D.: Aaron Givan, 1991. A multi-form inventory of personality style.
--A Personal Perspective on Quantitative/Qualitative Research Methods in Education. Derwood, MD: Aaron Givan, 1995.
--Contextual Diversity: Assessment and Practice. Derwood, MD: Aaron Givan, 1995.
--Computer Applications in Education: A Case Sampling of Epistemological Pluralism. Derwood, MD: Aaron Givan, 1995
Paradigm Diversity and the Integrated Balance of Educational Processes: A Whole-Person Viewpoint. Derwood, MD: Aaron Givan, 1995.
--Matriarchal/Anima Dominance as a Balancing Factor in an Androgynous, Whole Person Approach to Teaching/Learning Principles and Strategies/Skills: A Beginning Handbook. Derwood, MD: Aaron Givan, 1995.
--Education through Art/Art Principles-Practices as a Meta-Paradigm: Promoting Skill and Maturity in Mental, Ethical/Moral, and Aesthetic Knowledge and Development. Derwood, MD: Aaron Givan, 1996.
--Laterality and Educational Practices: A Wholistic Approach. A. Givan, 1996. Derwood, MD.
--The Essence/Essences of the Philosophical Foundations of Education approaching the Year 2000 A.D. Derwood, MD: A. Givan.
--The Treatment of Test Anxiety in Children. Derwood, MD: A. Givan, 1996.
--Emotional Inventory for Test Anxiety (EITE-LF; EITA-SF). A. Givan, 1996.Derwood, MD.
--Reactive/Maladaptive Test Anxiety Inventory (R/MiAI). A. Givan, 1996.
--A Circumplex Model of History: An Overview of the Historical Foundations of Education in the USA. Derwood, MD: A. Givan, 1996.
--Educational Trait Index (ETI). A. Givan, 1996. 10 item & 30 item versions. Derwood, MD.
--A Wholistic/Circumplex Approach to Test Item Writing and Polychotomous Scoring Procedures: A Continuing Education Module. Derwood, MD: A. Givan, 1996.
--Selected Comparative Personality Values (Alpha-Delta) with Associated Teaching Styles and Strategies: A Lesson Plan Application Module. Derwood: A. Givan, 1996.
--Test Anxiety--A Matter of Style. Derwood, MD: A. Givan, 1996.
--A Psychological View of the Seats of Human Learning--An Interpretative Model. Derwood, MD: A. Givan, 1996.
--Problems and Prospects in American Higher Education Approaching the Year 2000 A.D. Derwood, MD: A. Givan, 1997.
--The Benefits of Using Creativity Insights/Guidelines in Curriculum Development. Derwood, MD: A. Givan, 1997. Three ---Major Social Problems Influencing Educational Processes in the USA in the 1990s: A Personal Perspective. Derwood, MD: A. Givan, 1997.
--Reflections on Issues/Trends in Educational Anthropology Influencing Educational Processes in the USA in the 1990s. Derwood, MD: A. Givan, 1997.
--Collecting \Wildflowers/Medicinal Plants in the USA--Montgomery County, Maryland: An Adjunct to Artistic Creativity--A Summary. Derwood, MD: A. Givan, 1997.
--Learning Styles-Strategies for Learners: Research Applications--Mentoring, Personal Growth Enhancement, and Lifelong Planning. (A Workbook.) Derwood, MD: A. Givan, 1997.
--Learning Styles: The Keys to Creative Teaching--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, 1998. One Credit Hour--Ed. 600 (NDSU, Fargo, ND).
--Seeing Yourself in Your Students--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, 1998. One hour credit--T&L 900 (UND, Grand Forks, ND).
--Problem-solving Oriented Teaching--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, 1998.
--Practical Approaches for Teacher Improvement--A Syllabus. Aaron Givan, 1998.
--Problem-Based Teaching/Learning: Reframing/Refining for the 21st Century-A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan. 1998. Rolla, ND:
--Professional- Excellence Program (PEP). Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, 1999.
--Multicultural Education--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, 2001.
--Foundations of Education--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, 2001.
--Authentic Assessment--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, 2001.
--Five Syllabi in Psychology. Syllabi for five progressively higher classes for an undergrad program at TMCC, Belcourt, ND. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, Winter, 2002.
--Five Syllabi in Sociology. Syllabi for five progressively higher classes for an undergrad program at TMCC, Belcourt, ND. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, Spring, 2003.
--Training in Applied Ethics--Policies and Procedures: A Training/Curriculum Module. An administrative tool for online training in Applied Ethics at the certification, undergrad, and masters level. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, Nov. 2003.
--Applied Ethics for Today. A workbook. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, 12/2003, 2004.
--Values, Ethics, and Character Development--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: Aaron Givan, 2004.
SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, AND CONFERENCES PRESENTED:
---Seminar Offered to UND CE Dept: "Caring for the Care Giver"
---Seminar Offered to NDSU CE Dept: "Teaching with Clarity"
---Personal and Professional Development Services: Offered to US Air Force at MAFB
---Seminar Offered to Five ND Hospitals as CE Seminar: "Managing Difficult People in the Work Place"
---Aging Conference Funding: Wholisitc Conference on Alternatives for Aging in the USA
---Wellness Conference Funding: Wholistic Community Development Conference--Crow Agency
---ART in Education
---Career Guidance Seminar
---Posing the Question
---Varieties of Psychotherapy
---Introduction to Wellness
---Hypertension and Drugs
---Sexuality and Stereotypes
ART: FINE ART WATER COLORS BY AARON:
---USED AS TRAINING ARTIFACTS IN GRADUATE EDUCATION CLASSES--UND, BISMARCK
---FINE ART WATER COLORS: Sold at Auction, Phoenix, Az
---HANDLED BY DISTRIBUTORS IN AZ AND ND
---SOLD INDIVIDUALLY IN AZ AND ND
---MUSEUM DISPLAY OF 16 PIECES IN ND
---SHOWINGS IN AZ AND ND
---WRITTEN UP IN ND NEWSAPAPER
Memberships and Credentials
AARON LEE GIVAN, Ph.D.:
EDUCATION: TRACK ONE:
Bachelor of Arts (BA): Anthropology/Linguistics, 1963, Wheaton, College, Wheaton, Illinois.
Master of Counseling (MC): Career Development, 1989, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ: Research Thesis--Relation of Vertical/Lateral Eye Movements to Work/Vocational Interest Preferences.
Certified DISC Trainer/Distributor & ConsultantPERFORMAX/Carlson Learning Co.: comparative study of multiple personality inventories1983ff: Lifelong learning assessment and planning; personal and professional development for individuals and groups: 1985-Present.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation in Education with a Specialty in the Foundations of Education, 1997, The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio: Dissertation--Learning Styles: The Key to Learning Strategies Management.
EDUCATION: TRACK TWO:
Bachelor of Divinity (DB), 1966, Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Mass.
Brite Divinity School, TCU, Ft. Worth, Texas: Advanced Pastoral Care Studies. 1972-1973.
Association for Clinical-Pastoral Education (ACPE):
---Reflective practice based curriculum: 440 contact hours/quarter--1760 hours /45 hours per sem hour equivalent=39.1 equivalent sem hours.
---1. Two nine month extended quarters of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) (1974-1976):
---A. Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas: one quarter.
---B. VA Hospital, Wichita, Kansas: one quarter.
---2. Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ (1978-1979): two full time quarters--advanced standing level.
Doctor of Ministry (DMin), 1978, Community/Organizational Development, San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA. Dissertation/Project: Community Trust Building: Problems and Prospects among the Blackfeet Indians of Browning, Montana, 1977-1978.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 1984, Counseling/Psychology/Mind Science, Golden State University, San Diego, CA: Dissertation: An Operational Theory of
Wellness: A Diverse Dimensional Perspective with an Integrated/Multi-Faceted Model.
Fellow--College of Chaplains/Association of Professional Chaplains: Cert # 1478--1982-2001.
SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES COMPLETED:
--Professional Related Services 1997 Public Opinion Surveys: Research and Development
--Professional Related Services 1997 Foundations of Education: Theory and Model Development
--Professional Related Services 1997 Diversity and Multiculturalism: Modeling and Applications in Educational Contexts
--Professional Related Services 1997 Ethics in Education: Applications in Educational Transformation Contexts
--Consulting 1999 Communication Skills Training for Volunteer Leaders of ND Special Olympics
--Consulting 1999 Research Analysis and Modeling: Guidance and Planning for Dissertation Development--1996-1999.
--Consulting 1999 Vocational Development Training: Three Mini-Seminars Presented on Four Rotations
--Professional Conferences/Workshops 1999 Intro to Teaching Online (V-Campus)
--Professional Certification 2001 College of Chaplains, APHA: Fellow, Cert # 1478--1982-2001
--Consulting 2001 Conflict Management: Training and Interventions Applications
--Professional Conferences/Workshops 2003 WebCT Certification
--Professional Conferences/Workshops 2005 Blackboard Certification
--Professional Conferences/Workshops 2005 Online (Syllabus) Developer Certification; Professional Conferences/Workshops 2006 Dissertation Management
--Professional Conferences/Workshops 2006 Creating a Syllabus
--Professional Conferences/Workshops 2006 Online Learner/Online Mentor
--Consulting 2006 Artistic Foundations of Education: Modeling and Applications
--Professional Memberships 2007 Kappa Delta Pi--Educational Honor Society: Professional Member at Large
--Consulting 2007 Cross-cultural Education: Problem Solving in Latino Contexts
--Professional Conferences/Workshops 2007 Comprehensive Doctoral Review Training
Aaron Lee Givan, MC, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science,
MAIL: P. O. Box 318
123-125 Foussard Street, SE
St. John, ND 58369-0318
FEDEX/UPS: 401 First Street, NE
Rolla, ND, 58367
VOICE: (701) 477-5455-24/7 with answer phone: Please call, if you wish to talk...
Awards, Honors and Recognitions
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
Certified DISC Trainer/Distributor & Consultant--1983ff: Performax, Carlson Learning Co: Phoenix, AZ, 1983, License Phases I, II, III--Certificates of Proficiency
Association for Clinical-Pastoral Education (ACPE): 4 quaters-Advanced Standing, 1978ff
Fellow--College of Chaplains/Association of Professional Chaplains: 1982-2001.
WebCT Certification: Starting 2003
Blackboard Certification: Starting 2005
Online (Syllabus) Developer Certification: Starting 2005
Instructional Use of Blackboard--Certification: Starting 2008
Standard Teachers Diploma--Supr. Christian Ed in Church School: Evangelical Teacher Training Association, March 1971
License to Preach the Gospel: First Baptist Church, Lincoln, Michigan--ABC, USA--July 1968 – December 1968
Certificate of Examination and Ordination Council: Six Churches of the Alpena Associaton of Baptists, Michigan Baptist Convention, ABC-USA-- July, 1968
Certificate of Ordination: First Baptist Church,Lincoln, Michigan, Alpena Association, ABC-USA, August 1968
Treatment Modalities in Long Term Care, Dept. of Health, Divison of Hospitaland Medical Facilities, Helena, MT, License 12 contact hours, April 1977
Reality Orientation Program, Warm Springs State Hospital of Montana, October 1976
Clinical Pastoral Education--Unit One: Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas--ACPE, May 1975
Clinical Pastoral Education--Unit Two, VA Hospital, Wichita, Kansas--ACPE, May 1976
Clinical Pastoral Education--Unit Three, Advanced--Full Time, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona--ACPE, 1979
Clinical Pastoral Education--Unit Four, Advanced--Full Time, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona--ACPE