Donna Shea, M.A.

Career Synopsis

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Ms. Shea obtained her Bachelor of Vocational Education degree in June 1999 and her Master of Vocational Education degree in June 2000 at California State University, San Bernardino.  She was honored as Student of the Year for academic excellence in both the Bachelor and Masters programs.   Ms. Shea currently enjoys the privilege of teaching in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program for CSUSB.  She is the former BACTS Program Coordinator for the Supervision and Coordination Credential, BACTS Degree, and MS in STEM Ed. Technology Concentration Degree. 

Ms. Shea served on the Ad Hoc committee for the revision of the Master in Education degree and the State-wide committee for Allied Health Teaching Credential Resource Development.  She previously served on the College of Education Curriculum Committee, the University Grievance Committee, and Technical Education Advisory Board.  She also served on the CSU CTE Advisory Board, the CTC BIR and IPR Boards, and several advisory boards for other institutions.  She developed on-line courses and electronic textbooks with an emphasis on accessibility for all of her classes at CSUSB.  She won a Technology Development Grant to convert the Level 3 Supervision and Coordination Designated Subjects Credential courses from a traditional presentation to an on-line curricula format.   The Level 3 ECTS 508/508/510 series on-line was well received and demonstrates growth.  She is also the recipient of the OODL Award for Outstanding On-line and Distributive Learning Curriculum awarded by the Office of On-line Learning and Distributive Learning as CSUSB.

Ms. Shea served on staff with Skadron College, a Corinthian School, from 1988 to 2000.  During her tenure at Skadron she instructed the Medical Assisting course for ten years and served as the Allied Health Externship Coordinator from March 1998 to May of 1999.  Ms. Shea was the campus on-call substitute for both the business and allied health departments through 2001.  While Skadron was under National Education Center management, she was contracted to the corporate office as a Subject Expert/Curriculum Developer.  She developed competency based programs for two Limited License Radiology programs, a CNA program, and an LVN/LPN program all of which were approved by their respective states. She assisted in revising the Medical Assisting and Medical Office Management programs.  Ms. Shea has received the Instructor of the Year, Instructor Hall of Fame, We Care, Lowest Attrition, Instructor of the Quarter (3), and Parthenon awards.  She was nominated to President's Club during her first quarter at Skadron.  Ms. Shea taught allied health and business classes as a substitute for Bryman Colleges and United Education Institutes through 2008, where she also conducted staff development in-service training.

Ms. Shea co-authored two publications for Delmar Publishers in Albany, NY.  Medical Assisting:  Clinical Skills Manual and Telephone Triage Card Deck.  Both texts emphasize critical thinking and follow the AAMA DACUM.  She was a content expert for the first and second editions of Delmar's Medical Assisting Video Series: Administrative and Clinical Procedures.  Ms. Shea served as a reviewer of texts by other Delmar authors and as a curriculum consultant for on-line course development at CSUSB and other institutions.

In addition to CSUSB, Ms. Shea's formal education includes a Limited Radiology License Certificate from Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut), Medical Assisting Diploma from Southland College (Montebello) and an Associate of Science Degree from Citrus College (Azusa).  She is a lifetime member of Phi Kappa Phi, lifetime member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, and past Co-trustee for the Gamma Nu Chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society

Ms. Shea's previous positions include:  Medical Assistant and Radiology Technician (Louis Brenner, M.D., Montclair), Office Manager, Physical Therapy Aid and Phlebotomist (Jeri P. Barnes, D.C., Ontario), Medical Assistant, X-ray/Lab Technician (Falk-Altimirano Clinic, El Monte) and Charge Supervisor (Arrow Convalescent Hospital, Covina).  She especially enjoyed applying her Citrus College course work in a temporary position as Engineering Aid with TRW where she worked on the Space Shuttle and MX programs.

Ms. Shea is an active Scouter with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).  Since 2001 she serves an instructor for the High Adventure Teams (HAT) providing adult leader training in high adventure activities such as aquatics, rock climbing, backpacking, horseback riding and American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, and Wilderness First Aid.  In 2002 she attended National Camp School becoming a Rock Climbing Director and was appointed the High Adventure Director for Holcomb Valley Scout Ranch.  Throughout the year she takes numerous troops on rock climbing outings and assists in training climbing instructors from multiple councils.  She also utilized her teaching and outdoor skills as a past member of the Wrightwood/Phelan Search and Rescue team.

Ms. Shea's past community service and professional activities include:   CPR instructor - American Heart Association, tutor for San Bernardino County Library Literacy program and Community Theater throughout Southern California.  She served on the Medical Advisory Committee for The Artemis Project, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to establishing a private-enterprise mining venture on the lunar surface.  Present and past professional affiliations include AAMA, CMAA, AMT, NAHP, ASPT, CSRT, CTA, CSRT, ACSD and ACTE.

During her copious time off, Ms. Shea enjoys rock and ice climbing, year-round backpacking, ocean and white water kayaking, skiing and snowboarding, scuba diving, horse training and surfing.  She also taught belly dance classes at the local gym where she trains.  She is an avid reader and lifelong learner.