Curriculum Vitae

Richard Thripp, PhD
Orange City, Florida
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EDUCATION

2019 December: Ph.D., University of Central Florida (UCF)
Education, Instructional Design & Technology track
Dissertation: A survey of investing and retirement knowledge and preferences of Florida preservice teachers

2018 May: Graduate Certificate, UCF
Advanced Quantitative Methodologies in Educational & Human Sciences

2016 May: M.A., UCF
Applied Learning & Instruction
Major projects: Introduction to American personal financial literacy (online course)
The implications of mindsets for learning and instruction (lit. review)

2014 May: B.S., UCF
Psychology

2011 May: A.A., Daytona State College (DSC)
Phi Theta Kappa graduate with honors

PUBLICATIONS

Bradley, V. (2020). Middle school parents’ beliefs regarding learning management system use in mathematics. I. Sahin & R. Thripp (Eds.). Monument, CO: International Society for Technology, Education and Science. ISBN: 978-1-952092-06-0

Thripp, R. (2019). A survey of investing and retirement knowledge and preferences of preservice teachers. I. Sahin & W. Wu (Eds.). Monument, CO: International Society for Technology, Education and Science. ISBN: 978-1-952092-04-6

Heafner, T. L., Hartshorne, R., & Thripp, R. (Eds.). (2019). Handbook of research on emerging practices and methods of K–12 online and blended learning. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-8009-6

Furgione, B., Evans, K., Ghimire, N., Thripp, R., & Russell, W. B., III. (2018). What’s on your plate? Correlating subsidized lunch and proficiency on the civics end-of-course assessment. Educational Practice and Theory, 40(1), 51–66. https://doi.org/10.7459/ept/40.1.04

DeMara, R. F., Chen, B., Hartshorne, R., & Thripp, R. (2017). Elevating participation and outcomes with computer-based assessments: An immersive development workshop for engineering facultyASEE Computers in Education Journal8(3), 1–12.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Financial literacy education
  • Knowledge and behavior in personal finance, investing, and retirement planning
  • Use of Web technologies in K–12 and post-secondary education

EXPERIENCE

January 1, 2020 – August 18, 2020: Politician, Democratic candidate for United States House of Representatives, Florida’s 6th congressional district (Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, Deltona, etc.).

  • August 18, 2020 Democratic primary: Lost with 48.5% of vote (28,661 of 59,110 votes)
  • Precinct 301 (Orange City) Committeeman: Won with 53.5% (175 votes, 3 candidates)
  • Committee: Richard Thripp for Congress (FEC # C00732818, EIN # 84-4112952)
  • Candidate, Campaign Treasurer, and Custodian of Records: Richard Thripp
  • Key issues: Medicare for All, Green New Deal, universal basic income, legalization of cannabis, $15 minimum wage, protecting Social Security, education, consumer protection
  • 280 contributions received totaling $8,813.20, mostly ActBlue, and $25,000 self-funded
  • 152 volunteers with a core team of about 20 and 3 data interns (Bluebonnet Data)
  • Over 75,000 text messages sent using Spoke and Peerly
  • Other key platforms used: Slack, Google Drive, SendGrid, DNC VoteBuilder FL (VAN)
  • Endorsed by Dr. Tim Wilson, Dr. Wendy Anderson, Dr. Gary Mottola, Volusia for Justice, Our Revolution: Volusia, New Blue Florida, St. Johns for Bernie, Flagler for Bernie, The Hill of Roses, Florida for Bernie, the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida, Progressives for Democracy in America: Central Florida Chapter, the National Solidarity Movement, Our Revolution: Florida, and the Make Room PAC; listed as a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate and a 90 for 90 candidate
  • See websites https://thrippforcongress.com, https://twitter.com/Thripp2020

July 15–17, 2020: Conference Co-Chair and Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences (Washington, DC – Fully Online).

Spring 2020: Adjunct Faculty Member at UCF for EME 2040: Introduction to Technology for Educators, two Web sections (16 weeks), total enrollment: 49.

Spring 2020: Peer Reviewer for the International Journal of Research in Education and Science.

Spring 2019: Graduate Assistant to Richard Hartshorne, PhD at University of Central Florida (UCF). Performed copy-editing and laid groundwork for my dissertation research this semester.

Fall 2017 – Fall 2019: Graduate Teaching Associate and Instructor of Record at UCF for EME 2040: Introduction to Technology for Educators.
Supervisor: Richard Hartshorne, PhD

  • Fall 2017: Instructed two blended sections (16 weeks), total enrollment: 70
  • Spring 2018: Instructed two blended sections (16 weeks), total enrollment: 70
  • Summer A 2018: Instructed one Web section (six weeks), enrollment: 39, and graded for EME 6507: Multimedia for Education and Training
  • Fall 2018: Instructed one Web section (16 weeks), enrollment: 34; co-edited IGI book
  • Summer 2019: Answered questions, taught one assignment (Audacity), and graded 203 assignments from 47 students in EME 6507: Multimedia for Education and Training
  • Fall 2019: Instructed two Web sections (16 weeks), total enrollment: 47

Fall 2016 – Summer 2018: Instructional Design experience in Education PhD program:

  • Supervised / instructed by Drs. Atsusi “2c” Hirumi and Richard Hartshorne.
  • Fall 2016 in EME 6613: Instructional Systems Design: Helped develop training materials for the National Park Service for facilities management specialists to perform condition assessment inspections on structures of cultural and historic significance.
  • Spring 2017 in EME 7634: Advanced Instructional Systems Design: Developed consumer education materials for understanding and evaluating credit card sign-up offers.
  • Summer 2017 in EME 6646: Learning, Instructional Design and Cognitive Neuroscience: Led a group of 4 students, dubbed the Financial Education Innovators, on revising the financial education course I created for my Master’s degree capstone project, using instructional design and neurocognitive research.
  • Summer 2018 in EME 7942: Doctoral Internship in Educational Technology: Revised materials, assignments, and assessments for EME 6062: Research in Instructional Technology, based on empirically derived best practices, and wrote an instructor guide.

Fall 2016 – Summer 2017: Graduate Teaching Assistant to Richard Hartshorne, PhD at UCF, for EME 2040: Introduction to Technology for Educators.

June – August 2016: Web Developer (paid) for Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities at UCF. Supervisor: Rebecca Hines, PhD.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Thripp, R. (2020, July 15). Investing and retirement knowledge and preferences of preservice teachers. Keynote address presented at the International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences, Washington, DC (virtual). Available at http://thripp.com/2020/08/keynote-investing-and-retirement-knowledge-and-preferences-of-preservice-teachers/

DeMara, M., Chen, B., Hartshorne, R., & Thripp, R. (2018, April 16). Developing computer-based assessments for large-enrollment classes: A faculty workshop for STEM disciplines. Poster session presented at the meeting of American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Jahani, S., Munyon, M. D., Rasoolimanesh, S. M., & Thripp, R. (2018, April 13). A PLS-SEM analysis of gender, finance, and international students’ choice of STEM major. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Western Hemispheric Trade Conference, Laredo, TX.

Thripp, R., Nair, U., Ghosh, A. K., & Hahs-Vaughn, D. L. (2018, April 3). How does financial knowledge vary across U.S. states? A multilevel analysis of the 2015 National Financial Capability Study. Paper presented at the University of Central Florida Graduate Research Forum, Orlando, FL.

Jahani, S., Munyon, M. D., & Thripp, R. (2018, February 17). A PLS-SEM analysis of gender, finance, and international students’ choice of STEM major. Paper presented at the 2018 International Women’s Issues Conference, Orlando, FL.

Thripp, R. (2017, November 10). Financial literacy education at the crossroads: When issues become too complex to inform consumer decisions. Roundtable session presented at the meeting of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Jacksonville, FL.

Thripp R., DeMara, R., Chen, B., & Hartshorne, R. (2017, June 2). Fortifying asynchronous online learning with digitally delivered in-person assessments to leverage the testing effect. Poster session presented at the International Conference on e-Learning, Orlando, FL. Available at http://thripp.com/epc-poster/

Thripp, R. (2017, April 4). Relationships between financial capability and education attainment: An analysis of survey data from the 2015 National Financial Capability Study. Poster session presented at the University of Central Florida Graduate Research Forum, Orlando, FL. Available at http://thripp.com/finedu/

Furgione, B., Evans, K., Ghimire, N., & Thripp, R. (2017, February 24). Correlating subsidized lunch prevalence with seventh-grade civics end-of-course exam proficiency in Florida schools. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Society for the Social Studies, Orlando, FL.

Thripp, R. (2016, July 31). The implications of mindsets for learning and instruction. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Louisville, KY. Available at http://thripp.com/mindsets/

Thripp, R., & Furbee, S. (2015, March 31). Principal leadership: Comparing the percentage of low-SES children in Florida elementary schools in the TCLI directory with a measure of principal connectedness. Poster session presented at the University of Central Florida Graduate Research Forum, Orlando, FL.

AWARDS

  • Completed ADL 5000: Advanced Distributed Learning for Technology-Mediated Course Delivery online course at UCF, January 2018
  • Graduate Dean’s Fellowship recipient at UCF, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017
  • Toastmasters International:
    • Advanced Communicator Bronze and Triple Crown Award, May 2016
    • Advanced Leader Bronze, February 2016
    • Competent Leader, February 2016
    • Competent Communicator, July 2015
    • Club Ambassador and League of Volunteers Awards, 2016
  • Completed Graduate Grantsmanship program at UCF, Spring 2015
  • Completed Preparing Tomorrow’s Faculty program at UCF, Fall 2014
  • President’s Honor Roll at UCF: Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, and Spring 2014
  • Dana Rodman Tiffany Scholarship recipient at DSC, Spring 2011
  • President’s List at DSC: Fall 2007, Spring 2008, and Fall 2010
  • Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholars (FAS) recipient, 2007–2014
  • James Fentress Scholarship recipient at DSC, Fall 2007 – Spring 2008

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • February 2018 – April 2019: Financial education blogger, http://tippyfi.com
  • November 2017: Passed Google Level 1 Certified Educator proctored exam.
  • Toastmasters International, Port Orange, FL, Chapter # 3410728 (all volunteer roles):
    • July 2016 – June 2017: Treasurer
    • July 2015 – June 2016: President
      • Doubled in membership and achieved President’s Distinguished status
    • April–June 2015: Vice President, Membership
    • October 2014 – June 2017: Webmaster
    • Participant in one speech contest and judge for several contests
  • 2016–2017: Secretary (volunteer) for the UCF Student Laureates of STEM Teaching & Learning, a UCF registered student organization.
  • Spring 2016: Created a free, empirically supported course titled Introduction to American Personal Financial Literacy for my Master’s degree capstone project. About two-thirds of the course was completed, which can be seen at http://thripp.org/fin-lit-intro/
  • March 2015: Passed Florida Teacher Certification Exam, General Knowledge Test.
  • Spring 2011: Peer Tutor (paid) at the Daytona State College (DSC) Academic Support Center for remedial to college-level math (algebra, trigonometry, precalulus) and biology.
  • Fall 2009: Supplemental Instruction Leader (paid) for Survey of Biology (BSC 1005) at Daytona State College: Created review materials, conducted review sessions, and created a website: http://daytonastate.org/biology
  • Fall 2009: Features Editor (6-credit scholarship) for the Daytona State College “DSC in Motion” monthly student newspaper: Wrote the green column and several other pieces, edited students’ writing, and did photography for the front page and 2-page spread.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • June 2020 – Present: Volusia County Democratic Executive Committee, Member
  • July 2018 – June 2019: Academy of Financial Services, Member
  • 2017–2018: Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Member
  • 2017–2018: American Society for Engineering Education, Member
  • 2016–2017: Association of Teacher Educators, Member
  • 2013–2014: UCF Daytona Beach Psychology Club, Member
  • 2011 – Present: InfraGard, FBI Partnership for Protection, Member (Jacksonville, FL)

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • University instructor with 3 years teaching experience
  • Democratic politician with grassroots organizing and campaign management experience
  • Academic author, editor, peer reviewer, conference co-chair
  • Face-to-face, blended, and fully online teaching experience
  • Expertise in instructional design and design of e-Learning experiences
  • Canvas LMS expertise including quiz and module design, multimedia, and forums
  • Advanced knowledge of copy-editing and APA style
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Typing speed: 100 words per minute
  • Experience with WordPress, writing PHP, HTML, and Web development
  • Experienced tutor for many college-level classes
  • Strong writing and verbal skills
  • Skilled in math and finance

This is the September 7, 2020 version of Richard Thripp’s curriculum vitae.