Hello! Thanks for taking the time to view my site and learn a bit more about me.
My name is Netty Provost, and I've recently had the great pleasure of moving back to my home state of Maine after over a decade living and working in the Midwest. It was difficult decision to leave my work and friends in Indiana behind, but I felt that it was time to return to Maine in order permanently be closer to my family, and explore other opportunities in the state that love.
I have a great passion for working with others as a program administrator, teacher, and mentor. It is phenomenally rewarding to help others learn and develop skills that enable them further pursue their own career, and personal goals and to develop projects that benefit my community.
I am passionate about promoting the value of the humanities, sciences and social sciences,, and working to create programs that help others learn about the myrriad of ways in which the humanities interact with the sciences and social scineces. Understanding the connections between dierent disciplines can enrich our everyday lives, expand our world and help us to be better global citizens. I firmly believe that all individuals should have access to programs and resources which empower them to question, learn, reason, discuss, think critically, expereince diversity, and contribute to our communities.
Most recently, I worked as a Lecturer in Philosophy, and Director of the Honors Program in the Department of Humanities at Indiana University Kokomo. Additionally, I also directed the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, developed and team taught in Freshman Learning Communities, managed the Philosophy minor, and served as faculty advisor for the Humanities BA degree.
For more extensive detail about my past work experience, please contact me about viewing a copy of my resume, CV, and references.
I have a strong record of leadership and service related activities at the university level.
I greatly enjoy administrative work and held a number of administrative positions at Indiana University Kokomo, including Honors Program Director, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Director, and administrator for the Philosophy Minor and Humanities BA degree. In those rolls I engaged in course planning, program assessment, advised undergraduate and graduate students using developmental advising,, worked to build relationships between different disciplines and worked to mentor students in success skills for college.
I also served on a number of different committees related to degree assessment, new student orientations, freshman learning communities, and online education. Additionally, I directed and co-directed several different academic conferences related to undergraduate and graduate research.
When working with colleagues in any program, my goals are to assess, organize, and work with my colleagues in the program to increase growth, efficiency, and excellence. I strongly believe that excellent organization, regular assessment, and creative ideas for development and marketing are key ways to create successful programs. I take pleasure in working closely with students, faculty, community members, and staff, and firmly believe that communication and collaboration are vital to program success.
As a teacher, I emphasize the development of critical thinking skills which benefit students in every area of life. Philosophy is often seen as too abstract, or “out there,” so I focus on demystify philosophy to show students the connections between theories in philosophy, and decision making that they use every day in their own lives.
My areas specialization in teaching and research include environmental ethics, phenomenology, ethics, Eastern philosophy, phenomenology, existentialism, and technology.
I also had the great pleasure of spending several years developing, and team teaching in Freshman Learning Communities, which help first year students transition from high school to college and introduce them the relationship between the sciences, social sciences and humanities. These courses also included unique group projects designed to encourage students to think innovatively about the was in which they could combine knowledge related to the humanities and to the sciences to benefit their community and environment. I also worked to help students develop further their college and career success skills and connect them to resources on campus.
I make extensive use of technology and learner centered teaching to facilitate learning, and maximize student achievement.
Currently I'm currently exploring a new photography hobby, and do some freelance web design.
Prior to my years working at Indiana University Kokomo, I studied and taught in Philosophy at Purdue University. Before to moving to Indiana I grew up in Maine, and attended the University of Maine for my undergraduate degree. While there I also worked as a website developer for the University, and in that role gained valuable skills and experience in website design and development. My studies at UMaine focused on writing, literature, philosophy, and cultural anthropology.
On a more personal level, I'm currently having a fantastic time reconnecting with my home state of Maine, and family who live here. It was a hard decision to leave Indiana and my work there, but it was important to return to Maine to support and spend time with my family. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, reading, podcasts, embroidery, dance, photography, and gardening.
I also occasionally teach dance classes.
Please contact me by email if you are interested in viewing a copy of my resume, or curriculum vitae.
NettyLProvost @ gmail.com
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