Rebecca Knapp

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Business Instructor
Business and Management
Div of Bus Sci & Vocation Ed & Econ Dev
Saddleback College

Professional Mission:

To employ my business savvy and passion for lifelong learning to equip students with the skills, abilities, self-discipline and confidence they will need to make a positive contribution to the world, while differentiating the learning experience for every student who enters my classroom.

Current Adventures:

Business Faculty, Saddleback College, 2010 - present

Past Experience:

Business Manager, The Medieval Dude, 2012 - 2013
Associate Faculty, Ashford University, 2008 - 2014
Adjunct Business Professor, Cuyamaca College, Rancho San Diego, CA, 2009 - 2010
Adjunct Business Professor, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa City, IA, 2007 - 2009
Business Department Chair and Educator, West Branch High School, West Branch, IA, 2006 - 2009


MBA, Pepperdine University, 2005
BA in Communications with minors in English & Psychology, Chapman University, 1996
Business Education Teaching Certification, Marquette University, 2006

International Education:

Oxford University, Oxford, England, 2004 - Completed "Global Enterprise Management: Organizations, Environments and Political Economy" Graduate Business Seminar

Semester at Sea, S.S. Universe, Fall 1995 - Completed undergraduate coursework while traveling to 14 countries around the globe for the duration of a semester

Career Highlights

- Named Best New Educator for Southeastern Region of IA by the Iowa Business Educator’s Association, 2009
- Earned Iowa’s BEST Business Education teacher award by Iowa Business Educator’s Association, 2008 & 2009
- Inducted into Ashford University's Provost Circle for exemplary instruction, Spring 2010

Shared Governance & Business Education Contributions

- Online Education Guide and Training for Department Chairpersons and Deans Team Contributor, 2014
- Saddleback College Entrepreneurship Learning & Innovation Center Leadership Team, 2014
- Orange County Social Entrepreneurship Competition Leadership Team, 2014
- Saddleback College Academic Senate, 2010-2012
- Saddleback College Honors Board, since 2010-2012
- Course Technology/Cengage Learning Origins Series Advisory Board, since 2010
- Cuyamaca College Student Services Master Plan Shared Governance Committee Member, 2010
- Ashford University Bachelor's of Arts in Public Relations Management Curriculum Review Team, 2010
- Ashford University Bachelor's of Arts in Organizations Management Curriculum Review Team, 2009 and 2010
- Jacobsen Institute for Entrepreneurship YouthBiz Central pilot program facilitator, 2009
- MovieMaker BASICS first edition text reviewer, 2008
- BEARquest 2008 academic competition creator, manager and producer, 2008
- Member of the California Business Educator's Association

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