speaking engagements and presentations

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The stage is like a second home for Latoya and it is where she comes alive.  She began to formally develop her public speaking skills as a Blue Hen Ambassador (tour guide) at her alma mater. She further developed her communication skills leading presentations in her role as an admissions counselor.  As an academic advisor -- and now assistant dean -- she has led numerous student workshops and taught various courses. She has also presented to students and their families at yield events, orientation, and even led the university-wide presentation for students facing academic dismissal.  She is comfortable leading conversations in a variety of settings.  Because of her experience, she has been invited to present at local, regional, and national conferences.

"It Isn't A Small World After All: Attracting and Advising Students into Underrpresented Majors", Co-Presenter, NACADA National Conference, Orlando, Fl, October 2010

"Impacting Advising One Megabyte at A Time", Lead Presenter (Live Streamed), NACADA Region 2 Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, March 2013

"Diversity Matters: Allies in Higher Education", Co-Presenter, DAWN Leadership Summit, Wilmington, DE, March 2016

"Diversity Matters: Allies in Higher Education", Co-Presenter, Delaware NACADA Academic Advising Drive-In Conference, Dover, DE, June 2016

"Advising Roundtable for New and Experienced Advisors", Co-Presenter, Blue Hen Advising Conference, Newark, DE, November 2016

"Diversity Matters: Allies in Higher Education", Keynote Speaker, DTCC Student Affairs Spring Professional Development, Dover, DE, February 2017

"Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway!", Presenter, 2017 DAWN Leadership Summit,  New Castle, DE, March 2017

"Advising Roundtable for New and Experienced Advisors", Co-Presenter, Blue Hen Advising Conference, Newark, DE, November 2017


Teaching

UNIV 116: Strategies for Academic Success (First Year Experience)

The first-year seminar for Associate in Arts freshmen; this course addresses the freshman transition. Topics include information on UD resources as well as effective study skills and time management techniques.

Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015

UNIV 104: Sophomore Seminar

To give students a better understanding of academic skills and interests so that they can develop a plan of action in selecting a major. To help students redefine academic skills necessary for success in junior and senior level courses. Introduce additional Newark Campus resources.

Spring 2014, Spring 2015

ARSC 167: Transition Seminar

A seminar for students transitioning from the Associate in Arts Program to main campus.  Students work on the academic skills necessary to be successful in upper-level coursework. Students are introduced to Newark Campus resources.

Beginning Fall 2017