Academic Career: Non-traditional higher education marketer, facilitator, and trainer with expertise in online marketing, education, affiliate marketing, corporate training, traditional classroom learning, executive presentations, E-learning, online help systems, web training, and hands-on, relevant applications of concepts and theories. Subject matter expertise includes information systems, software and hardware systems, writing, communications, marketing, technology applications, literature, and humanities.
- Contributed to day-one Western International University / Axia College inception in 2004 through incredible $1.3B growth to the #2 Associates market position in 2008, behind Miami Dade College.
- Worked with University of Phoenix St. Louis team to become #3 performing campus with record growth. Recruited/managed/developed 40 business communications faculty.
- Implemented Fontbonne University OPTIONS degree program on campus. Refined course modules for working adults.
Professional Experience: Strategic marketing and communications manager with extensive experience in several market sectors including information technology, software and hardware systems, process automation, instrumentation, chemical and refinery, biomedical, aerospace, mobile and wireless technology, and manufacturing.
Expertise in strategic global marketing and communication, with emphasis in marketing communication, training, and new business development and implementing channel marketing plans. Management of teams and strategic partnerships with other industry players, the media, and customers.
Professional 2-Page Resume: http://www.jasoncovington.com/attachments/File/Covington_Dir_Marketing.pdf
Professional Visual CV: http://www.visualcv.com/jasoncovington
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncovington
Technology in the classroom
Non-traditional student learning
Online Forums, Newsgroups
Asynchronous Online Formats
Accelerated Programs, Modules
Writing and Communications
Strategic Market Planning & PR
Business Development, New Market Penetration
Marketing Collateral Development
Market Research & Analysis
Strategic Communications Plans
Training, Presentations, Trade Shows
Web Development & Management
Team Building & Management
Direct Marketing Programs
IT Consulting and Project Management
Communications Chair, Lead Faculty
Communications Area Chair and Lead Faculty at the 3 St. Louis campuses, FlexNet, and Online
- Made noteworthy impact at UOP St. Louis to become a top-performing campus with record growth.
- Recruited/managed/developed 40+ communications faculty.
- Taught as many as 160 students.
- Lectured, created syllabi, assigned and graded work.
- Taught all major writing, English, communications, humanities, and literature classes on all 3 campuses in St. Louis, online, and in the FlexNet program.
- Conducted writing workshops for students and led content area meetings for communications faculty.
- Led faculty development and content area meetings, professional development, training sessions, and faculty certification.
Dr. John Sperling pioneered the University of Phoenix when PCs were first introduced. A Cambridge-educated professor and entrepreneur, Dr. Sperling anticipated the confluence of technological, economic, and demographic forces that would herald the return of working adults into higher education.
Adjunct Faculty on the Clayton and South County campuses
- Made important contributions in the development of the OPTIONS program.
- Contributed to the development and revision of new course modules.
- Developed curriculum and taught key Gateway classes, including English 103 (Author and Audience: The Working Life), English 104 (Writing in the Public Sphere), English 261 (American Literature: 1863 to Present), and English 120 (Introduction to Literature).
- Taught course on Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
- Contributed to day-one inception of Axia College in 2004 through its incredible growth to the #2 market position in 2008, behind Miami Dade College.
- Taught courses focusing on the development of student skills in writing, critical thinking, and information technology.
- Taught Associate of Arts Degree program in Communications focusing on the growth and convergence of major venues of telecommunications, the role of media in a democratic society, and standards of social responsibility within the culture of journalism.
- Taught course content including win-win communication processes, problem-solving information strategies, an extensive review of information sources, and news presentation for print, web, and broadcast delivery.
- Worked with students to review and assess pivotal influences on the development of mass media and speculate upon their future evolution.
- Taught Associate of Arts in Business students with specialization focuses on the topics of business, global business, accounting, economics, finance, and marketing.
- Helped students explore fundamental business principles and learn to apply problem solving strategies to real life scenarios.
- Facilitated class discussions on the effects of culture and ethics in current global and domestic business environments.
- Led program activities including SWOT analysis, examination of the supply and demand curve, a review of the relationship between marketing and sales, and implementation of basic financial planning techniques.
Western International University (WIU) provides a broad educational foundation, including a focus on business and technology, designed to prepare students for leadership positions in a dynamic, global marketplace.
- Provided online courses to a student population that includes working adults and international students in a unique format blending practical experience with a strong theoretical framework.
- Provided courses that met the educational needs identified by industry, government, and other institutions of higher education in communities served by the University.
- Provided an international educational environment through the implementation of global-oriented curriculum.
- Participated in professional education, training, and community involvement.
WIU is an innovative high-quality degree program with campuses in Phoenix, Chandler, Peoria, Scottsdale, Fort Huachuca, and international campuses in China and India and the virtual campus, WIU Interactive Online.
Adjunct Faculty at the Hillsboro and Arnold, Missouri campuses
- Gave lectures on “Family Ties in Maclean’s ‘A River Runs Through It'” in October, 2004 and “Hemingway and Maclean’s ‘Fathers and Sons'” in October, 2003.
- Taught English 101 and 102, including composition, research writing, and literature.
Adjunct Faculty at the Meramec campus and South County Education Center
- Taught English 030, 101, and 102, as many as 4 courses simultaneously.
- Led computer-assisted writing classes and conducted peer-response writing workshops.
Adjunct Faculty at the Red Bud , Granite City, and Highland Satellite Centers
- Taught Introduction to Literature (ENG 113), Research Writing, College Composition 1 (ENG 101), and College Composition 2 and Research Writing (ENG 102).
- Taught course on Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.
- Participated in annual faculty development meetings and content area sessions.
Faculty on the main campus in Godfrey and the Jerseyville, Carlinville, and Gillespie Extension Centers
- Provided an enriching hands-on learning environment for non-traditional working adults.
- Taught all major English courses, with professional relevance aimed at improving marketable communication skills, including Basic Writing Skills (English 111), First Year English 1 (English 131), and First Year English 2 (English 132).
- For more than a year, worked full-time teaching five classes per semester simultaneously.
Adjunct Faculty at the Nashville, Illinois Satellite Campus
- Taught the Fundamentals of Speech Communication (Speech 103) for two semesters in rural Illinois.
- Made communication theory and the art of persuasion practical and fun in a workshop environment.
- Gave positive presentation critiques and self-esteem building practice opportunities, leading to life-changing student experiences.
- Taught two sections of English 101 and 102 for three semesters.
Market Development Director
Unlike most trade show sessions or webinars that are vendor-focused, Mobile University™ sessions are customer focused. They are led primarily by enterprise “early adopters” of mobile technology and are designed to help mobile technology vendors learn what needs to be done to get their solutions deployed.
The aim of Mobile University™ online conferences is to:
- Foster a non-commercial, educational atmosphere that spotlights customer needs and potential applications, rather than specific vendors’ technology
- Help enterprises learn from each other
- Help solutions providers learn about the needs of enterprise customers
- Reduce the costs of purchase and sales of mobile technology
Within this trusting and non-commercial atmosphere, customers can reduce the cost of their projects by leveraging the experience of others, and vendors can meet qualified mobile technology customers.
Marketect is a market development company that focuses on end-to-end solutions for several vertical markets including Education, Healthcare, Technology, Utilities, Energy, and Automation. Building from what we accomplished with MobileVillage in the mobile and wireless industry in advancing mobile computing, Marketect represents the Market Architects who are developing new markets globally and creating a “co-opitition” environment to develop quality solutions at a much lower cost, faster.
“American BeheMouth” is a timely literary work that depicts American moral equivalencies and excesses. For fishermen, baseball fans, book lovers, sports enthusiasts, and economists alike, the novella is highly entertaining and insightful.
Full of true fisheries science and sports history, “American BeheMouth” tells the greatest bass fishing story of all time while giving an insight into what America has become. A literature student and his fisheries biologist girlfriend raise the world-record bigmouth bass in a Kentucky lake.
The book is much more than a fishing story; it is a metaphor for many other things: life, family, sacrifice, commitment, and dreams. In addition, it raises ethical questions about modern American sports, American businesses and consumerism, and our quest for the elusive. “American BeheMouth” is a metaphor for many things that are wrong in American culture, including the relentless pursuit for more, mirroring and predicting the many bubbles in the American economy.
In the big picture, the author may be asking all the existential questions while writing about fishing. In all, everyone can glean something from the story with humor and inquisitiveness.
10+ Years Experience, (Last Used <1 year ago)
Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Access, FrontPage Visual Source Safe, Macromedia Dreamweaver and FreeHand, Lotus Notes, Visio, PageMaker, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, FrameMaker, QuarkXpress, RoboHelp, MadCap Flare, Photoshop, HTML, Domino.Doc, Knova, Lawson Insight Desktop, Crystal Reports, SnagIt, Siebel, AuthorIT, many others
PCs, Compatibles and Macintosh
OPERATING SYSTEM/SERVER EXPERIENCE
UNIX, LINUX, OSX Server, Mac OS 7 – X, Microsoft Windows 95 – Vista
MARKUP AND PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
Filemaker Pro, MySql, CRMT
Major Areas of Study: teaching composition, communications, American literature
Master’s Thesis: Fishing in America: Hemingway, Maclean and Duncan
Managed, moderated, and organized continuing education content, events, and PR for Southern Illinois University’s Division of Continuing Education, including the Bi-State HealthCare EXPO, 1992-3.
Taught communications, writing, and technology in computer-assisted classrooms 1993-4.
Of Interest: Jon Covington is in the College of Business Hall of Fame for his innovative contributions to Apple Computer in the Education Market in International Marketing and the creation of Mobile University.
Activities and Societies: Southern Illinois University Foundation Chancellor’s Council member
Calendar Editor / Reporter / Feature Writer for The Graphic 1988-91
Year in Florence, Italy 1989-90
Attended affiliate University in Paris, France, Summer 1991
Memorable: President Ronald Reagan’s visit, writing front page stories for The Graphic, seeing the Berlin Wall fall, Prague’s Second Spring, Year In Europe, trips to Athens, London, Heidelberg, Florence, and Paris campuses
Ranked 50th in Nation by U.S. News and World Report Best Universities.
Activities and Societies: Water Safety Instructor / Lifeguard, Pepperdine Athletics,
Homeless Ministry, Assistant Scoutmaster BSA Troop 224
University Courses Taught
Written and Oral Communications
COM 101 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
COM 102 COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR CAREER GROWTH
COM 104 COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR CAREER GROWTH
COM 105 INTRODUCTION TO EFFECTIVE WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
COM 106 INTRODUCTION TO EFFECTIVE WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
COM 110 INTRODUCTION TO ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
COM 120 EFFECTIVE PERSUASIVE WRITING
COM 125 UTILIZING INFORMATION IN COLLEGE WRITING
COM 130 BUSINESS WRITING AND RESEARCH FOR IT PROFESSIONAL
COM 135 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION FOR THE IT PROFESSIONAL
COM 140 CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
COM 150 EFFECTIVE ESSAY WRITING
COM 215 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
COM 215 ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE WRITING
COM 220 RESEARCH WRITING
COM 225 ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE WRITING
COM 299 WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS FOR AACR
SPEECH 103 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
English, Composition and Literature
ENG 030 BASIC WRITING SKILLS
ENG 101 EFFECTIVE ESSAY WRITING
ENG 101 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I
ENG 102 COLLEGE COMP II, LITERATURE, RESEARCH WRITING
ENG 102 RESEARCH WRITING
ENG 103 AUTHOR & AUDIENCE: THE WORKING LIFE
ENG 104 WRITING IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE
ENG 111 BASIC WRITING SKILLS
ENG 113 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
ENG 120 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
ENG 120 BUSINESS LITERATURE
ENG 125 LITERATURE IN SOCIETY
ENG 131 FIRST YEAR ENGLISH 1
ENG 132 FIRST YEAR ENGLISH 2
ENG 261 AMERICAN LITERATURE 1863-PRESENT
GEN 101 SKILLS FOR LIFELONG LEARNING I
GEN 105 SKILLS FOR LEARNING IN AN INFO AGE
GEN 300 SKILLS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
GEN 480 INTERDISCIPLINARY CAPSTONE COURSE
HUM 100 INTRO TO THE HUMANITIES I-THE ANCIENT WORLD TO MEDIEVAL TIME
HUM 102 INTRO TO THE HUMANITIES II RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT
HUM 103 SURVEY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
HUM 105 WORLD MYTHOLOGY
HUM 110 INTRO TO THE HUMANITIES – THE ANCIENT WORLD TO MEDIEVAL TIMES
HUM 112 INTRO TO HUM – THE RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT
HUM 205 WORLD CULTURE AND THE ARTS
HUM 266 ART THROUGH THE AGES
HUM 300 THE GLOBAL VILLAGE
HUM 301 SURVEY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
HUM 466 ARTS THROUGH THE AGES
IT 105 SKILLS FOR LEARNING IN AN INFORMATION AGE
LIT 120 BUSINESS LITERATURE
LIT 125 LITERATURE IN SOCIETY
LIT 210 WORLD LITERATURE
LIT 225 LITERATURE IN SOCIETY
LIT 320 BUSINESS LITERATURE
LIT 350 CONTEMPORARY SOUTHWEST LITERATURE
CRT 205 CRITICAL THINKING
PHL 251 CRITICAL THINKING
PHL 255 CRITICAL THINKING
RES 110 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH AND INFORMATION UTILIZATION
RES 115 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH AND INFORMATION UTILIZATION
Honors and Awards
Employee of the Month, Pepperdine University 1990
Wave of the Week, Pepperdine University 1989
Purple and Gold Award, English 1988
- Society for Technical Communicators
- Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA)
- National Eagle Scout Association
- American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
- Emerson Alliance Partner
- Schneider Electric Collaborative Automation Partner Program
- Modbus-IDA member
- ODVA member
Presentations, Lectures, and Papers
- “Automation Skills Gap Fix.” Presented at the Emerson Global Users Exchange in Washington D.C, September 31 and October 2, 2008 Articles published in association
- “Third-Generation Simulation.” Presented at Schneider Electric Initiative, Las Vegas, August 2008
- “Third-Generation Simulation.” Presented in Hobart, Tasmania, April 1, 2008
- “Maintaining Academic Rigor.” Presented at University of Phoenix, General Faculty Meeting, November 2006
- “Desktop Strategy Implementation.” Presented to Anheuser-Busch Management on August 5, 2001
- “Apache Longbow CRMT Y2K.” Presented at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. 1999
- “Overcoming Common Writing Problems.” Presented at University of Phoenix, 2004
- “Everything’s an Argument.” Presented at Fontbonne University, Clayton, Missouri, May 2003
- “Family Ties in Maclean’s ‘A River Runs Through It.'” Presented at Jefferson College, October 2004
- “Hemingway and Maclean’s ‘Fathers and Sons.'” Presented at Jefferson College, October 2003
Consultative Selling for Strategic Solutions
- Faculty Certification
- Flexnet® Faculty Certification
- Integrated Faculty Certification
- International Faculty Certification
- Local Campus New Faculty Certification
- Online Faculty Certification: Core
- Online Faculty Certification: Lab
- Online Faculty Certification: University of Phoenix Specialization
- Online Faculty Certification: Axia Specialization
- Online Faculty Resources
Writing Workshop Certification
Critical Thinking Certification
PlantWeb, DeltaV, MiMiC
English, French, Italian