Candidate for Member-at-Large Western
I believe my long history of part-time activism uniquely qualifies me to represent contingent faculty as a member of the AFT Adjunct-Contingent Faculty Caucus governing board.
· I was a principal in negotiating a cross-district plan to obtain health coverage for part-time faculty American River and Sierra colleges.
· I was instrumental in getting part-time faculty into the American River College Senate, and into the formerly all full-time Sierra College union.
· I have been a complainant in two Public Employees Relations Board cases.
· I founded the San Diego Adjunct Faculty Association.
Over the years I have held a number of leadership positions, including on the Executive Boards of the Los Rios and the Sierra College faculty associations. I currently serve on the Executive Committee of the San Diego Adjunct Faculty Association and the California Part-time Faculty Association.
Like many part-time faculty, I’m a perpetual freeway flyer. I began my teaching career in the late 1980s and, by 1991, was flying between CSU Sacramento, American River College, and Sierra College. My college-hopping continued throughout that decade, mostly between American River and Sierra, although I also taught at Yuba, Cosumnes River, and Woodland colleges.
In 2000 I relocated to the San Diego area for a private sector engineering position; but teaching was still in my blood, so I taught evenings at Mesa, Miramar, and Palomar colleges.
I took an early retirement from engineering in 2019, but continue to fly the freeways between Palomar and Mira Costa colleges.
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