Norma-Jean Strickland

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Title: 
Adjunct Faculty
 Phone: 310.463.8182
Office Hours Additional Information 
Adjunct Faculty are not provided with a campus office or phone. Therefore, please speak with me before or after class if you have any personal issues or send an email via Canvas if you prefer. All communication is honored with the strictest of confidence. All lab hours outside of class time have yet to be determined for this semester because they are based upon room availability and other scheduling issues. As soon as this information becomes available, announcements will be made both in class and in Canvas. Thank you.

Norma-Jean.Strickland

Biography 

My teaching experience began in 1997 in Southern California working in a highly specialized field called assistive technology, which is hardware and/or software for people with disabilities (“PWDs”). My main emphasis has been teaching Microsoft Office for both the Mac and PC for those with profound learning and/or physical disabilities. I have worked privately with over 650 individuals covering a range of over 60 disabilities, with a specialty in quadriplegics, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy and learning disabilities. I attended industry conferences for several years and was also a guest speaker and panelist for several years. For 8+ years, I was on the Board of the State of California Governor’s Committee for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities, which included attending monthly Board meetings for the Media Access Office (“MAO”) in Los Angeles. The MAO was formed in 1980 and serves as a liaison between PWDs and the entertainment industry. They have an annual awards ceremony that rivals the Oscars and I have met many famous people, including George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and many others. I moved to Arizona in 2009 and have been teaching CIS105 (and more) since the fall of that year to the present. I have been on more than one MCCCD campus, including Early College High School, ACE Program students, foreign students and former military. I have now been at Estrella Mountain since the fall semester of 2011. As an aside, when I originally moved to Southern California, I was a professional musician, including being an on-air radio host at both of San Diego's classical music radio stations. That was when my professional writing and storytelling career began, back in 1984. I am a published PBS television Emmy Award-winning celebrity ghostwriter for Simon & Schuster, as well as being a published author in my own voice under a Hay House imprint. I am a CRLA Nationally Certified Tutor and on campus I have served as a Writing Tutor working with hundreds of students across all disciplines. I have also been an Instructor/Facilitator through EMCC’s Community Education Department. In my spare time, I have served as Senior Editor and/or Subject Matter Expert for various online PreK-12 and/or higher education software development companies assisting with curricula and/or content development. I continue to expand my creativity as a professional writer and editor, with my contribution as author and editor for a new collaborative book scheduled for release in late September 2021. NOTE: The book just referenced became a #1 Amazon International Best-Seller. I am currently working with the same publishers to contribute to a second collaborative book scheduled for release in late Fall 2022.

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
CIS105 View class details for Survey of Computer Information Systems (CIS105)Survey of Computer Information Systems FAL22 TR 2:45pm - 4:00pm
AUG 23 - DEC 16
CIS105 View class details for Survey of Computer Information Systems (CIS105)Survey of Computer Information Systems FAL22 MW 8:30am - 9:45am
AUG 22 - OCT 14
CIS105 View class details for Survey of Computer Information Systems (CIS105)Survey of Computer Information Systems SPR23 MW 8:30am - 9:45am
JAN 18 - MAR 10
CIS105 View class details for Survey of Computer Information Systems (CIS105)Survey of Computer Information Systems SPR23 MW 8:30am - 9:45am
MAR 20 - MAY 12

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