Sauk Valley Community College

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Nina L Dulabaum

Associate Professor, Psychology and Sociology

Doctorate Psychology, 1996 - Technical University of Berlin

Sauk Valley Community College

Contact Information

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Contact Information

Nina Dulabaum

Best way to contact me
The best way to contact me is via email - nina.l.dulabaum@svcc.edu
Phone
815-835-6381
E-mail
Office
2G08
Website
https://sites.google.com/site/drduly/
Specialty Areas
Mentoring and advising students -- so here are a few tips: I am piloting Psy 103 (introductory psychology), Child Psychology and Human Growth and Development TI (online) courses using adaptive technology. This means, that each individual student will be completing modules/quizzes online and will be tracked and receive individualized feedback on what s/he understands and what s/he needs to focus on when studying. This is particularly helpful when preparing for quizzes and tests! The prerequisite of course, is the willingness and openness to use technology. The "LMS" - learning management system - here at Sauk is Moodle. Almost every course now uses Moodle to some extent. In these courses I provide a direct link to either the "SmartBook" and Connect exercises or to "REVEL" to help students learn more effectively. Please take a look at a few students' comments about this adaptive technology from Spring 2015 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCaT0EeSS1o Please read on for recommendations on course types. Every student receives an orientation in my class for using this online resource -- it really assists the learning process! You can purchase the "code," or "code and paper copy," from the bookstore or wait until the first week of class to purchase class materials. In fact, it is sometimes best to wait until the first week of classes because I walk students through the steps of accessing a 14-day free trial and then students can decide if they want to order a paper copy or feel comfortable reading and working online ;-). Thinking about signing up for a traditional, hybrid or an online class? 1. If you are fairly independent but want/need/like to "see" a professor in real time now and then, you might try out a hybrid course! These combine independent work-at-your-own-pace with some real-live classroom time! 2. If, however, you are not an independent worker and prefer to be in a traditional classroom setting, then the traditional class route may be the best option for you. Again, please note that all of my "traditional" courses are enhanced -- leveraging/using technology to help students learn more effectively! 3. If you are an independent and motivated student and enjoy technology -- the online option may be a great match for you! I hope these comments are helpful! :-) Questions? Please send me an email. Plus, remember, you can change your brain and switch preferences! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Author of a bestselling handbook on communication/mediation and various peer-reviewed articles Interdisciplinary Interests - Psychology, Sociology, Education, Communication, Leadership, Innovation ~ and more!
Courses Taught
Specifically at Sauk: Introduction to Psychology (traditional, enhanced with adaptive technology, online), Social Problems, Social Psychology (traditional, hybrid), Educational Psychology -------------------------------------------------- Online and Hybrid College/University Courses Designed and Taught since 2005 Graduate Courses Global Leadership: Leading Across Cultures and Distance Online Program: Global Leadership Online Program: Analysis and Research Strategies Online Program: Applied Research Project Emotional Intelligence & Conflict Transformation Undergraduate Courses Advocacy & Social Justice (Adult Ed. Program) Cultural Competence: Divergence or Deviance (Adult Ed. Program) Introduction to Psychology General Psychology Child Psychology College Success – College 101 Social Psychology -------------------------------------------------- Face-to-Face and Enhanced College/University Courses Designed and Taught since 2005 Graduate Courses Workforce Violence Research Methodologies in Education Applied M.A. Research in Education - Independent Study Die Kunst der Mediation {The Art of Mediation} Konfliktbearbeitung: Theorie & Praxis {Conflict Management: Theory and Practice} (The University of Applied Sciences, Mittweida, Germany) Interkulturelle Konfliktbearbeitung und Mediation {Intercultural Conflict Transformation and Mediation} Undergraduate Courses Introduction to Psychology, Psychology 101, Psychology 121, Psychology 103 Educational Psychology Social Problems Social Psychology -------------------------------------------------- Teaching: Hybrid and Online College/University Courses Taught since 2005 Graduate Courses Dissertation Courses: Writing & Research Cross Cultural Communication Applied Research Project Analysis and Research Strategies Undergraduate Courses Social Deviance (Abnormal Behavior) (Adult Ed. Program) Social Behavior (Adult Ed. Program) Cultural Diversity (Adult Ed. Program) Social Welfare Policy (Adult Ed. Program) Workforce Diversity (Adult Ed. Program) Theories and Principles of Testing and Evaluation (Adult Ed. Program) Interpersonal Effectiveness (Adult Ed. Program) Critical Research and Analysis (Adult Ed. Program) Foundations of Group Counseling (Online University) Social Psychology Psych 331: Psychology of Learning
Awards
Graduated Valedictorian of High School Class Awarded Graduate Fellowship: Recipient of Doctoral research stipend from the Heinrich-Böll Foundation I received the official invitation from the Heinrich-Böll Foundation to attend their national celebration - Jubilee - in Berlin, Germany this fall! Nominated as a Liaison for the International Higher Teaching and Learning Association
Hobbies/Interests
Learning! Neuroscience - Technology - Music - Photography - Theater - Cats & Dogs and other Furry Creatures - Health & CardioFitness - Great Books & Quotes - German & World Languages - Innovative Parenting . . . Please send any interesting links to me on articles, videos . . . ! ;-)
What I like most about SVCC
I love to learn and I enjoy the opportunity to pass this passion on to others! ----> To students here at Sauk: Education can Transform your Lives!
Other
Certifications: Master Online Teacher Performance Coach _________________________________________ I, Dr. Duly, enjoy short videos ;-) Last year's SaukFest video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zewvhaHR968 ___________ This year's "SaukFest" -- ​I put this together real quick -- hope you enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9iNicYBHBw​

Fall 2015 Schedule

Nina L. Dulabaum - Fall 2015 Schedule
Hour: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
6:00am
7:00am
8:00am
9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
8:00pm
9:00pm
PSY 200 A
Human Growth & Development2C10
9:30 - 10:45
PSY 214 A
Child Psychology2C06
12:30 - 1:45
PSY 103 E
Introduction to Psychology2C06
2:00 - 3:15
PSY 200 A
Human Growth & Development2C10
9:30 - 10:45
PSY 214 A
Child Psychology2C06
12:30 - 1:45
PSY 103 E
Introduction to Psychology2C06
2:00 - 3:15
PSY 103 N
Introduction to Psychology2C06
6:00 - 8:45