James Lawrence Raymond

130-114th Street South, Tacoma, WA. 98444

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jlraymond@stellurian.com / www.jimraymond.com

 

Information Technology Education Specialist

 

Solutions-oriented IT educational specialist with notable success directing a broad range of corporate IT education initiatives. Systematically managed the planning, analysis and implementation of computer curriculum in direct support of company and client objectives.

         Outstanding leadership abilities; able to coordinate and direct all phases of project-based efforts while managing, motivating and leading project teams.

         Broad experience leading all stages of system development efforts, including requirements definition, design, architecture, system integration, testing and support.

         Responsible for successful design, construction and management of several multi-million dollar Electronic Classroom projects.

         Extensive experience in the latest computer architecture and software design from basic to advanced depending on project requirements.

         Effective development of project documentation, milestones, technical specifications, student and instructor documentation.

 

Technical Proficiencies

Platforms: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP, Linux, Outstart Evolution (LMS & Development Tools).

Networking: TCP/IP, Novell, ISO/OSI, Ethernet, VPN, PKI

Languages: C, Basic, HTML

Tools: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Outlook, Publisher), Semantic Client Security, Photoshop, Studio 8, Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat, Lectora, Authorware 7.

 

Professional Experience

 

Intelligent Decision Systems Inc., 1999 - Present

IT Education Specialist and Curriculum Development Manager

Recruited to conduct computer system technical analyses, curriculum development and Learning Management System integration for Navy schoolhouse projects. Created and delivered presentations to government clients resulting in additional contract funds for continued revision of curriculum.

 

Significant Contributions:

         Experienced integrator of US Navy curriculum into Outstart Evolution's, Learning Management System (LMS) for lesson management, testing and student progress tracking.

         Program Manager for computer stand-alone lessons, Computer Assisted Instruction, and lesson implementation.

         Conducted research for new training technologies and analyzed commercial and government off the shelf computer programs for usability.

         Prepared company's executive level project presentations for new and follow-on contract work.

         Researched, collected and organized Navy multimedia materials for curriculum course development.

         Analyzed curriculum currency and optimized Instructional Design for several classified Navy projects.


United States Navy 1985 - 2005

Lieutenant Commander, Engineer and Education Training Specialist

Successful leadership experience including the management and training of 450 personnel at a Navy training center. Oversaw the training and certification of over 800 ship engineers as squadron senior engineer. Designed and implemented security processes and procedures, and performed cost benefit analyses on recommended strategies. Presented systems designs and training strategies to senior management and system users.

 

Significant Contributions:

  • Gained extensive inventory control experience while responsible for millions of dollars worth of engineering equipment. Also gained valuable financial experience while managing two engineering plants, each with 3 million dollar annual budgets.
  • Developed and implemented the Naval Reserve's distance learning program including the procurement of computer training stations, configuration and design of training lessons.
  • Acted as LAN Administrator for a Naval Air Station managing over 3000 email accounts, computer systems hardware and software upgrades. Conducting all computer software training for Navy and civilian personal.
  • Developed and promulgated training instructions, policies and lessons for Leadership Training. Developed and managed interactive courseware and web-learning portal.
  • Acted as Operational Security (OPSEC) Officer for Naval Reserve Center Wilmington DE, conducting all inspections, security notifications, and security training to all personnel.

 

Education and Credentials

Shefferton University, MS, Summa Cum Lauda, Computer IT, 2002

Washington State University, BS, Biology, 1985

 

Professional Training and Certifications

Outstart Evolution Authoring and Administration, 2003

Microsoft Office 2000 (Advanced), U.S. Navy, 2001

A+ Computer, New Horizons Inc., 2000

Microsoft Computer Network Engineer, 1998

Novel Network Administrator, Entex Inc., 1998

Navy Interactive Courseware Authoring (NICNAC), 1998

 

Associations and Affiliations

United States Naval Reserve

American Legion

Samish Indian Nation Tribe Member

Seattle Men's Chorus

 

Security Clearances

Top Secret, DoNCAF, 03 September 2003

 

References

1. Dr. Marci Murawski, Ph.D., President, Intelligent Decision Systems, Inc., 5870 Trinity Parkway, Suite 200, Centreville, VA. 20120, 703-766-9631

2. Dr. Frankie Jeffery, Ph.D., Instructional Multimedia Specialist, Naval Education and Training Command, 7172 Cadet Drive, Spanish Fort, AL. 36527, 850-452-4033

3. Dr. Melanie Sutton, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science, University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL. 32514, 850-474-2977

4. Mr. Paul Thomasson, Human Resources Information Technology Specialist, Boeing Aerospace, 800 Logan Ave North, Renton, WA. 98055, 206-662-1156

5. Mr. Paul Phelps, Regional Sales Manager, Pacific Food Importers, 2323 Airport Way South, Seattle, WA. 98134, 206-391-0877.

6. Ms. Mary Sue Finley, Senior Flight Crew, Alaska Air Lines, 1323 North 3rd Street, Kirkland, WA. 98033, 425-889-2426