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 teacher, mentor and program administrator. It is phenomenally rewarding to help others learn and develop skills that enable them further pursue their own career and personal goals.
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, 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, or references.
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 may use every day in their own lives.
My areas specialization in teaching and research include environmental theory and ethics, ethics, applied ethics, Eastern philosophy, phenomenology, existentialism, and technology and human nature.
I also had the great pleasure to spend several years co-creating 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 and humanities.
I make extensive use of technology and learner centered teaching to facilitate learning and maximize student achievement.
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.
I also chaired and served on a number of different committees related to 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.
With any administrative position, my goals are to assess and then organize and develop 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 teamwork are the backbone of any program.
Currently I'm exploring a new photographyhobby 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 lived 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 ot leave Indiana and by work there, but it was important to return to Maine to support and spend time with my family. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, reading both fiction and non-fiction, podcasts, 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 or references.
This section is indevelopment but will sone contain a gallery of my recent photography.
NettyLProvost @ gmail.com
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