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ROGER MANCASTROPPA 2217 Overlook Road, Powhatan, VA 23139Mobile: 804-873-7295, rmancastroppa@gmail.com Work: 804-289-8956, rmancast@richmond.edu


Transformative Philosophy Strategic Alliances Student Programming Statistics & Evaluation Curriculum Design & Development Participative LeaderInnovative Instructional Excellence


Master of Science in Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Wayne State College, NE 2008, 3.8 GPAMaster of Arts in Theological Studies, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA 2002 Bachelor of Science: History, Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC 1997, cum laude 3.6 GPA


In support of todays highly advanced learning outcomes in a society that tends to shy away from human potential and focus on the development of capital and cultural capital, the focus of educational philosophy is well served to engage in a shift from information transfer to conceptual and identity development. Transformative learning places the students awareness, critical thinking, creative thinking, reflective processes, and executive functioning at the core of the learning experience and empowers students to express greater attention and control of their education and lives. In this paradigm, the purpose of education is the evolution of a multidimensional identity, including cognitive, affective, behavioral, and spiritual development. Learning must be understood and included in a larger context that requires consideration of student knowledge, self-identity, values and behavior patterns, and how students see themselves contributing to and participating in the collegiate setting and even more importantly in the larger society. In order for higher education to serve the larger community during this time of such great societal challenges it must begin to produce intentional learners who know themselves and therefore can adapt to new environments, integrate knowledge from different sources, and engage in cultural transformation.From the institutional perspective, we must endeavor to include the full scope of each students experience as it occurs in the active context of her or his life. The integration of social, academic, and institutional engagement is necessary if students are to be fully immersed in transformational learning. Competencies and skills should be defined and integrated with a clear context for each individual and their incremental development must be tracked and evaluated within the scope of the institutions particular values, principles, mission and population as a foundational consideration for transformative learning.


Planning & Priorities Committee, MemberAdjunct Faculty Advisory Board (AFAB), MemberUniversity Staff Advisory Council (USAC), Vice Chair & Parliamentarian (2014-2016)University Hearing Board (Title IX and Student Judicial System)Step-Up/Title IX (Bystander) Committee Co-Chair, Orientation Presenter, Trainer, and Marketing ChairEscalation Training, One-Love Foundation, TrainerMindfulness & Meditation Faculty Staff Practice, weekly, 2013-present Workshops & Individual Training for Students Student Wellness Class, Mindfulness for Stress Reduction, Spring and Summer, 2014-present VACRAO Support Staff Workshop, Registrar and Admissions, Staff, University of Richmond, 2014 Highlighted in A Quieter Now, by Kim Catley, University of Richmond Magazine, Winter 2015Mid-Atlantic College Health Association (MACHA), Step-Up/Title IX/Branding Presentation, August 2014American College Health Association (ACHA), Step-Up/Title IX/Branding Presentation, May 2014 Mentoring for Academic Achievement, Todays College Man Conference, Richmond College, Unv of Richmond 2013Pathways to a College Experience (PACE), Bonner Center for Civic EngagementCollege Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Member since 2012College-Science Outreach to Underrepresented Teens in High Schools (COUNTS) 2010 - present International Student Leadership Conference (attended with students 2011-present)Math and Science Initiative (MSI) Outreach program, PSAT Preparation

Social Sciences Research Center, Wayne State CollegeAdvanced Placement Reader for US History 2007 & 2009Alabama Secondary Teaching Endorsement: Athens State University American Disabilities Act and Special Education Training Certificate

Publications Outstanding Student Retention and Graduation: The Peer Advisors and Mentors Program at the University of Richmond SACRAO Journal, Winter 2015 (author and researcher)Wayne State College Historical Narrative for Centennial Book, Co-author, 2009

Professional Development and Software TrainingSafe Zone Training: Common Ground, 2015Escalation Training, One Love Foundation, 2015Title IX Training, University of Richmond, 2012-present (annual)FERPA Training: Human Resources, 2014eMarketing, Social Media & the Web: School of Professional and Continuing Studies, 2014Student Development on Identifying Shared Values: Human Resources, 2013Branding: Developing Your Brands, 2012Work-Life Integration, 2012eWebinar Online Training, 2011

Volunteer WorkStart by Believing, volunteerRichmond City-wide anti-sexual violence campaign, April 2015Its Your Life 5k Walk/Run for addictions awareness, Hampden-Sydney College, VA, April 2015 & 2016Testival, for Testicular Cancer Awareness, Keynote Speaker, Farmville, VA, April 2015


Associate Director for Academic Skills, Jul 2010 presentUniversity of Richmond Richmond, VA Peer Academic Student Tutoring program (PAST) Coordinator Increased individual student impact by 29% for Fall and 13.39% increase for spring over previous year Tutee student usage increase from 2012 to 4634 in five years (over 1200 student contacts in 2015-16) Hire, train, supervise, and coordinate student staff of 90 peer tutors, tutoring 364 different courses Hire, train, supervise, and coordinate Tutor Supervisor staff of 6-8 students or graduate students Assist supervision of 2 part-time admin assistants & supervise 3-4 student computer assistants Manage $60k tutoring budget ($10k increase in 2014-15) Peer Review Session coordination in the sciences, languages, math, business, and other courses Create documents and systems for office management, annual reporting, marketing services Tutor Budget tracking spreadsheet, division-wide coordination spreadsheet for new student programs, division-wide coordination spreadsheet Student Leadership contributions Redesign and maintenance of program website (http://asc.richmond.edu); Google Analytics Academic Focus: Provide student academic support via individual advising and workshops in critical thinking and reading, test preparation, information processing, note-taking, concentration, stress management, time management, team-building, group-think, and other related areas for academic skill development Faculty Training: course structure, information conceptualization, critical thinking, group work Represent the Academic Skills Center at all Open Houses, Orientations, events, including: RC/WC student & parent Orientations, Pre-Orientation, Summer Bridge, Admissions functions (Realize Richmond, Visit Richmond), RA Training, Residence Life Partners Lunch, Faculty Advisor Training, FYS Faculty Training, ADD/ADHD Training & Research Greek Life Initiative: academic skill development of new members during pledging; increased GPA STEM: Train all SMART, IQS, Chemistry, Biology, Classical Studies, etc., tutors and coordinate weekly Review Sessions with faculty Peer Advisor and Mentor program (PAM) Assistant coordinator of program that assists first-year students make the transition to college life Selection of new mentees, matching first-year mentees with mentors, select and organize leadership Social media and other avenues of communication for student contact and programming needs Foster sense of community and responsibility among student body Transport members to events, including annual International Leadership Conference at JMU Program maintains higher 10 year average retention & graduation rates than the university Mentor student leadership in establishing a four-year, integrated experience Community Service: Boys & Girls Club of Richmond, Trick or Treat Street Create documents and systems for management, advertising, annual reporting Design and maintenance of program website (http://pam.richmond.edu); Google Analytics Instructor, University Wellness Program: Designed and instructed Stress-Reduction Through Self-Awareness, Alcohol Awareness, and Academic Skills & Knowledge Management Instructor, Entrance Exams: Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Pre Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)

Adjunct Instructor, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Spring 2012 presentUniversity of Richmond Richmond, VA Patterns in Religion Methodologies for study of religion, historical patterns, recurring themes and issues, religious expression in both individual and communal focus Knowledge Management: Methods of Learning and Thinking Exploring techniques of learning and developing access skills and opportunities for critical thinking and epistemological challenges Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Academic Skills Class for High School Students

Coach, Debate Team, July 2013 presentUniversity of Richmond Richmond, VA Parliamentary debate team Critical thinking, logic, debate format, framing an argument Debate judge at competitions Administration of team: planning, budgeting, allocations, travel coordination, etc.

Instructor History and Religious History, Aug 2007 Aug 2009Wayne State College Wayne, NE Curriculum design and instruction of undergraduate and graduate level courses philosophically focused on student reflective lear