Jerry L. Haywood, Jr., Ph.D.

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Behavioral Science Academic Department
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: Psychology (Traditional or Online)
  • haywoodj@fvsu.edu

JERRY L. HAYWOOD, JR., PH.D.

1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Horace Mann Bond Building: 133
haywoodj@fvsu.edu
Phone (478) 827-3243

CURRICULUM VITAE

WORK HISTORY & EXPERIENCE

2009-2014
Fort Valley State University,
Fort Valley, GA
Director of Academic Counseling & Disability Services

  • Manage the progress of students counseling, but not limited to development learning strategies, self-advocacy, organizational skills, time management, conflict resolution and social communication skills.
  • Administer, collect and analyze program outcomes (tracking usage, satisfaction with initiatives, and impact on student retention and success).
  • Review and assess test results for students who have been diagnosed with a disability (mental and physical) and create educational and treatment plans with reasonable accommodations that will ensure that students with a disability or with multiple disabilities can matriculate at the University and meet the requirements of the curriculum in their respective major and  graduate in a timely period.
  • Collaborates with faculty in the academic department in monitoring the class attendance, course enrollment, and the successful achievement of specialized departmental requirements of each student.
  • Coordinates in-service training and orientation programs for administration, faculty, and staff which focus on the awareness and provision of academic support and accommodating students with disabilities.
  • Prepare reports and develops other marketing material including but not limited to publications, workshops, and web site materials.
  • Oversees daily office operations and provides training and supervision to staff and peer tutors.
  • Assist in assessing and designing educational workshops and activities to directly support students with disabilities and students in need of academic counseling in their educational pursuit.
  • Prepare reports and develops other marketing material including but not limited to publications, workshops, and web site materials.
  • Manage tutorial and computer labs for students

2012-2013
Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA
Interim Executive Director of Center for Retention Services

  • Supervising staff and providing on-going training to ensure that they remain current on policies
  • Coordinate the First-Year Experience program including Summer Orientation, Welcome to the Valley, FVSU Freshman Orientation course, and Freshman Convocations
  • Coordinating programs and activities with those of other units of the university, especially academic affairs, student affairs, learning support, health services, counseling, testing and tutorial services to ensure that the students’ needs are met
  • Establishing and maintaining a website and producing publications to provide students with timely information about services of the CRS
  • Obtaining grants to support the ongoing and expanded activities of the CRS
  • Serving on the Curriculum Committee, the President’s Recruitment Task Force, Registration and Retention Committees and other committees as deemed appropriate.

2007-2010
Department of Juvenile Justice (Macon RYDC), Macon, GA

Professional Social Service Worker

  • Screen and evaluate client’s mental stability during the intake process to determine whether the client will need any additional mental health services while at the facility.
  • Served as a member of the mental health treatment team, in which issues are discussed and treatment plans are created to help client resolve these issues through individual and group counseling.
  • Monitor and track client’s progression or regression according to the plan established by the mental health treatment.
  • Served as a member of a state formed committee on how to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in services that are provided to clients.

2006-2009
Fort Valley State University,
Fort Valley, GA

Academic Advisor

  • Advise and counsel students in academic goal planning, so they may matriculate at the University and meet the requirements of the curriculum in their respective major and graduate in a timely period.
  • Collaborates with faculty in the academic department in monitoring the class attendance, course enrollment, and the successful achievement of specialized departmental requirements of each student.
  • Provide tutoring, counseling (academic, personal, and career), and specialized referrals to help students meet program requirements and surmount those personal challenges that may affect their success.
  • Coordinate and conduct workshops to provide academic support to students who are having academic difficulties. These workshops include study skills, time management, note taking, test preparation, and testing anxiety.
  • Serve as a member of the retention, judiciary, and advisement committees. Also serve as an active member and counselor of the African American Male Initiative (AAMI) team.

2004-2005
Georgia Center for Youth, Reynolds, GA

Child Development Specialist

  • Develop a plan of care with the assistance of a treatment team so that each client can function in society or in an intermediate placement facility.
  • Provided training to develop direct care staff on the improvement of services rendered to clients
  • Assist clients in accomplishing the goals set by the treatment team.
  • Assist clients in improving their life skills and help others get to some form of independence, so that they will be prepared for independent living programs.
  • Conduct group session teaching clients coping skills as well as life skills that they will need in order to be productive citizens.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014-current
Fort Valley State University,
Fort Valley, Georgia
Department of Behavioral Sciences
Title: Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator of Psychology (Undergraduate)

Courses Taught: Introduction to Psychology, Behavioral Statistics, Seminar in Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Careers & Issues in Psychology, Child Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Learning, History of Psychology

2015-current
Middle Georgia State University, Macon, Georgia               
Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice
Title: Adjunct Psychology Faculty

Courses Taught: Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Adjustment

2009-2013
Central Georgia Technical College, Macon Georgia             
Department of General Education
Title: Adjunct Psychology Faculty

Courses Taught: Introduction to Psychology, Basic Psychology

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES

  • 14th Annual Male of Color Empowerment & Retention Conference (2016)
  • Race, Gender, & Class National Conference (2016)
  • Cross-Cultural Counseling Conference (2016)
  • Regional & State Student with Disabilities Conference (2006-2013)
  • Annual Student Retention Conference (2013)

SKILLS

  • Exceptional organizational skills gained from current profession; these
    include highly effective time management skills.
  • Engages in a confident and sociable manner. Works effectively as an individual or as part   of a team making use of the skills of negotiation, compromise and effective problem solving.
  • Very strong inter-personal skills and communication skills developed through liaising with clients, colleagues, students, parents and professionals.
  • Confident speaker who has the ability to present information through a variety of media in a creative, fluent, thorough and original manner.

COMPUTER LITERACY

  • Confident in the use of banner. Over the last 10 years, has served as a leading member of a team which has developed the use of computer equipment, software and hardware at Fort Valley State University.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and have experience of using Microsoft Office NT applications including Excel, XP and PowerPoint. Knowledge of various data entry systems and confident in the use of peripheral equipment.
  • Currently teaching online courses and am proficient in a number of different Learning Management Systems.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

PhD-Educational Psychology (GPA: 4.0)
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN (2012)

MS-Rehabilitation Counseling (GPA: 3.73)
Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA (2006 )

BA-Psychology (GPA: 3.60)
Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA (2004 )

PRESENTATIONS

Haywood, J.L. (2016). Bridging the Retention Gap: Understanding the Challenges and Impact of Unprepared African American Male Students Transitioning into College. The 14th Annual Male of Color Empowerment & Retention Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Haywood, J.L. & Payne, T. (2016). Meritocracy or hypocrisy: Microaggressive perceptions of Black athletes at predominately White institutions. Race, Gender, & Class National Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Haywood, J.L. & Payne, T. (2016). Meritocracy or hypocrisy: Microaggressive perceptions of Black athletes at predominately White institutions. Cross-Cultural Counseling. Savannah, GA.

Haywood, J.L. (2015). Strategies for retaining African American males at predominately White institutions.CRSDE webinar. (Feb.)

Haywood, J.L. (2013). Strategies for retaining African American males at predominately White institutions. 9th annual National Symposium on Student Retention. San Diego, CA. (Nov. 2013)

Haywood, J. L. (2013). The leap from secondary to post-secondary. What can I expect? People w/ Disabilities Interagency Conference. Warner Robins, GA.

Haywood, J. L. (2012). Providing effective services to students with learning disorders. Goodwill Industries Professional Development Conference. Macon, GA.

Haywood, J.L. & Sewell, S. (2011). Steps to effective mentoring. Georgia Tutoring Association Annual Conference. Macon, GA.

Haywood, J.L. (2011). Preparing students with disabilities for post-secondary education. People w/ Disabilities Interagency Conference. Warner Robins, GA.

PUBLICATIONS

Haywood, J.L., & Murty, K. (forthcoming). Undergraduate student perceptions and satisfaction toward online psychology courses at an HBCU. Race, Gender, & Class.

Haywood, J. L. & Payne, T. (forthcoming).  Meritocracy or hypocrisy: Microaggressive perceptions of Black athletes at predominately White institutions. Race, Gender and Class.

Haywood, J. L., & Sewell, S. (2016). Against all odds: Academic success of Black male student on PWI campuses. Race, Gender, & Class 23,109-128.

Haywood, J. L., & Sewell, S. (2014). The college experience for male students of color: Implications for majority institutions. Challenge Journal.