Vic Napier PO Box 32391, Tucson AZ 85701 520-577-6204 [email protected] EDUCATION Walden University, Minneapolis Minnesota. 2006 – Present PhD, Organizational Psychology (In Progress, ABD) Scholarly Interests: P-O Fit, Safety Systems, Sensation Seeking, Risk Homeostasis, Curriculum Development and Assessment George Fox University, Newberg OR. 2002 -- 2003 MBA Concentrations: Strategic Positioning, Marketing, Leadership Western Oregon University, Monmouth OR. 1999 -- 2000 Concentrations: Risk Studies, Sports Psychology, Research Methods Institute of Applied Behavior Analysis, Los Angeles, CA. 1988 Concentrations: Non-Aversive Behavior Modification University of Arizona, Tucson AZ. 1985 --1987 Concentrations: Adlerian Psychology, Couples Counseling University of Oregon, Eugene OR. 1977--1980 BS, Political Science Concentrations: State and Local Government, Psychology TEACHING EXPERIENCE Instructor, Pima Community College, Tucson AZ, 2005 – Present I developed curriculum complying with accreditation mandates and delivered lower division college courses in Business, Political Science and Psychology. Worked closely with Department Chair and Division Dean, selected books and materials and ensured they arrived in time for student use. Monitored student satisfaction and retention. Foster Care Curriculum Developer, A Place to Call Home, Tucson AZ, 2004 – 2005 Developed a comprehensive 36 hour foster care curriculum conforming to state standards, trained and supervised instructors in its delivery and created measurement systems to monitor efficacy. Also created a 16-hour intervention techniques course designed to de-escalate potentially violent outbursts, and humanely contain them when they occur. Trained instructors, created measurement and monitoring systems. Microsoft Applications Instructor, Business Computer Training Institute, Salem, OR 1999 - 2004 Taught Microsoft Office applications. Researched, developed and trained instructors in a highly successful method of increasing retention of at risk adult learners using principles of social psychology. I also developed and delivered an informal curriculum covering labor economics, labor trends and pragmatic job attainment skills. Curriculum Development Team Member, United States Parachute Association, Virtual Team, 1992 -- 1995 Worked with a distributed network of aviation experts developing a curriculum unifying training of sport parachutists using Tandem, Accelerated Freefall, and traditional methods of instruction. Our work was the foundation for an entirely new training doctrine introduced in the late 1990’s. Online Librarian, No Excuses Rigging, Keizer Oregon, 1992 -- 2004 Created all content for first website dedicated to maintaining graphics and tutorials for training of civilian and government parachute riggers. Some manuals still available on the internet in Slavic languages. Peer Trainer/Counselor, Federal Aviation Administration, Portland (OR) FSDO, 1998 – 2004 Was identified by the FAA as a local expert who could be called upon to deliver remedial training to licensed parachute riggers who displayed poor judgment or delivered substandard repairs or maintenance to emergency or auxiliary parachutes Agency Trainer, Community Psychology Education Services, Tucson AZ 1987-90 I developed and taught non-aversive teaching techniques in classroom setting; trained and supervised agency staff on site. Was only private vendor employee chosen to sit on committee drafting Administrative Rules covering non-aversive teaching techniques for developmentally disabled learners. PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS Napier, V. (2011 August). Fighting tunnel vision—Refocusing during an emergency. Parachutist 45-50 Napier, V. (2010 March). Teaching your brain to skydive. Parachutist 48-49 Napier, V. (2009 December). Skydivers and risk taking behavior. Parachutist 58-59 Napier, V. (2007).The Ethics of Bureaucracy. Academia.edu. Available at: http://www.academia.edu/1050817/Bureaucratic_Ethics Napier, V., Findley, C., & Self, D. (2004). Risk homeostasis: A case study of the adoption of a safety innovation on the level of perceived risk. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of The American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences. Available online at: www.vicnapier.com INTERNET SITES AND PUBLICATIONS JoblessEconomy.net 3/08 to Present I operate a website examining local and national labor market news and comment on human resources management, job hunting and personorganization fit. VicNapier.com 1994 to Present I maintain a personal web site containing scholarly writing, book reviews and commentary on history, politics and psychology. NoExcusesRigging.com, 1994 to 2003 I published the first internet site aimed at online training of military and civilian parachute riggers. It contained graphics of damage and repairs of emergency parachutes, and downloadable technical manuals I wrote for pilots, jumpmasters and instructors. Currently online in Russian and Slovak. C E R T I F C A T I O N S A N D A P P OI N T M E N T S Arizona Community College teaching certifications: Political Science, Psychology, Business, September 2005 Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities, Certified Client Intervention Trainer, May 2004 George Fox University, Doctorial Program Steering Committee, May 2003 CITATIONS AND MENTIONS Johansson, F. (2012). The click moment: Seizing opportunity in an unpredictable world. New York: Portfolio/Penguin. Vanderbilt, T. (2008). Traffic: Why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us) (1st ed.). New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Zolli, A., & Healy, A. M. (2012). Resilience: Why things bounce back (1st Free Press hardcover ed.). New York: Free Press.