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We're always looking for great course ideas and instructors.

Do you have an expertise you would like to share?

Continuing Education is always looking for qualified instructors to teach our management, real estate, computer and personal enrichment classes. If you are interested in teaching a course, please let us know; we would be happy to talk with you.

Download: Course Proposal Form

Download: Continuing Education Instructor Guidelines


Belinda Blackburn, SPHR , is the Director of Continuing Education and a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Master Practitioner. She holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration degree from JSU, and a Certification in Training and Development from the University of Alabama. Mrs. Blackburn's training specialty is organizational development. She is qualified to administer the DiSC, Predictive Index, and Herrmann Brain Dominance instruments. Mrs. Blackburn is also a One Stroke Certified Instructor and teaches the popular Donna Dewberry style of acrylic painting for the Continuing Education Leisure Learning Division.

David Cummings, D.M.D. , has over 30 years experience as a photographer and has exhibited his work in JSU's Hammond Hall Gallery.

Ted Fenn, CMA , has been in business for 10 years. He is a "Certified Management Accountant" and "Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor" specializing in acquisitions and new business start-ups.

Ronald Haygood is a teacher at Saks High School. Mr. Haygood has a Bachelor of Science in Language Arts Education from Alabama State University, a Master of Science in Education Administration from Alabama State University, and an Ed. S. in Education Administration from Jacksonville State University.

Prudence Hilburn is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and a food writer for The Anniston Star and The Gadsden Times. She has appeared on the "CBS Morning Show" in New York and is the author of four cookbooks.

Mark Hopwood is a Forensic Scientist at the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. Mr. Hopwood has a Masters degree in Public Administration from JSU, and both a Master of Science in Forensic Science and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Ken Howell began teaching Ballroom Dance for the JSU Office of Continuing Education in 1997 to the delight of our community. His recent return to teach this class has been a great success.

David M. Parshley, SPHR , is the Director of Human Resources for Manna Enterprises, Inc. He has served in that capacity for over four years. He holds both a Bachelor of Religious Education from Briercrest Bible College, and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University. Mr. Parshley has been president of the Calhoun County Society for Human Resource Management (CCSHRM) for three years and was named Human Resource Professional of the Year in 2009.

Rebecca Turner guides graduating students into the job market in her position at JSU's Office of Career Services. She is also pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Administration at JSU. Ms. Turner holds a Bachelor's Degree with honors in Human Environmental Sciences and a minor in Marketing from the University of Alabama. Prior to JSUshe spent several years in the private sector.

Ron White, Ph.D. , is a retired Professor of Computer Science from Jacksonville State University. He holds both an undergraduate degree and Ph.D. from Auburn University. He has worked with NASA in the space program at Huntsville and has served as an Engineering Manager with the U.S. Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Florida,.

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