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Professor, Education
Founder and Director, Project Children LEAD
Coordinator, Learning, Design and Technology

 

Vincenee Revilla, Ph.D., is a professor of education at Point Park University.Contact Information

Education

  • Dual Bachelor of Arts degrees, Psychology and Behavioral Science, Point Park University
  • Master of Science, Counselor Education, Duquesne University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Counselor Education, University of Pittsburgh; Expanded Major: John M. Katz Graduate School of Business, Doctoral Business Administration and MBA courses

Courses Taught

  • Ethical and Cultural Diversity
  • Visionary Leadership
  • Evolving School Landscapes
  • Culturally Responsive Schools
  • Online and Virtual Teaching and Learning
  • Issues In Adult Education
  • Instructional Methods for Adult Learners
  • Human Diversity Issues
  • Practicum/Seminar in Learning Organizations I
  • Practicum/ Seminar in Adult Education and training
  • Twenty First Century Schools
  • Psychology of Adult Development
  • Social Foundations of Education
  • Adolescent Learning Theory
  • Family and Community Diversity
  • Violence in the Schools
  • Adult Learning and Motivation
  • Multicultural Diversity in Education
  • Psychological Foundations
  • Training and Development
  • Leadership Training
  • Theories of Supervision
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Early Childhood Education Seminar
  • Early Childhood Education Theory and Practice
  • Educational Psychology

Background

Vincenne Revilla Beltrán, Ph.D., currently serves as a professor of education at Point Park University and is the founder and director of the Project Children LEAD (Learning Early to Appreciate Diversity) program. While her expertise is broad-based, her areas of specialization include visionary leadership, program planning, self-reflective professional practice, mental health, self-care, adult education and professional development, online and virtual teaching, multicultural education and diversity issues. Employed by Point Park University in various roles since 1973, she previously served as chair of the education department and as associate dean of student development.

Dr. Revilla Beltrán has received more than $2.6 million in grants for programs, projects and initiatives. She regularly serves as a professional consultant to school districts, colleges, universities and accreditation agencies.

In addition to her community outreach efforts in Western Pa., Dr. Revilla Beltrán has been involved with educational projects in Mexico, Spain, Ireland, Peru and Puerto Rico. In 2005, she took part in an international round table conference at Oxford University on the topic of "at risk children." During her sabbatical in 2008, she worked with professors at the Universidad de Burgos, trained teachers, and visited private and public schools in Burgos, Spain. She has evaluated dozens of colleges and universities in the U.S. and in Puerto Rico for the Middle States Association and has served as a consultant and trainer for schools, non-profit and government organizations. Her work was recognized as inspiration for the 2011 book, Desarrollo De Actitudes para La Interculalidad en Educacion Infantile, by Jesus Munoz Peinado.

Professional Certifications

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid, Certified Instructor
  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Board Certified Coach (BCC)
  • Professional Licensed Counselor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Quality Matters, Sloan C: Certified Peer Reviewer of Online Courses, 2009
  • Quality Matters: Certified Master Reviewer, 2012
  • Certified as a consultant instructor for the Pennsylvania Keys to Professional Development PQUAS Program

Specialized Training

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Certified Instructor, 2021
  • Setting Ethical Limits for Caring and Competent Professionals, 2021
  • Suicide Assessment and Prevention, 2021
  • Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Counseling, 2021
  • A Review of Psychiatric Emergencies, 2021
    • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
  • Dale Carnegie Developing Leadership Potential, 2019
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, 2019
  • PA Child Welfare Resource Center - Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, 2019
  • Quantum Units Education, 2019
    • Suicide Prevention in Senior Living Communities
    • Ethics in Counseling Training

Research Interests

  • Mental health and self-care
  • Self-reflective professional practice
  • Adult education
  • Human diversity
  • Online teaching and learning
  • Teacher professional development
  • Virtual learning
  • Use of technology to enhance teaching and learning

Selected Publications

  • Multicultural Education: Project Children LEAD Learning Early to Appreciate Diversity Course Book.
  • Author of "Conflict management styles of men and women higher education administrators," published in University Microfilms International.
  • Presented "Conflict Management for Higher Education Administrators" to Hispanic Leadership Fellows Program, Project Report, New Jersey Department of Education.
  • Co-author of "Bilingual education for adult learners," published in Perspectives in adult and continuing education
  • Author: "A great loss: Regarding Viktor Frankl" published in Counseling Today.

Selected Presentations

  • "Doctoral Student Orientation Program: Be a Warrior Not a Worrier: 8 Keys for Starting Strong and Reaching the Finish Line!" Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pa., delivered virtually, Aug. 2020.
  • "Building Capacity to Improve Peru’s Workforce," Point Park University Conference, in collaboration with Global Pittsburgh and the Association for Talent Development. Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 2019.
  • "Multicultural and Multilingual Education for Young Children," symposium keynote panelist, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, Pa., April 2019.
  • "Doctoral Student Orientation Program: Be a Warrior Not a Worrier: 8 Keys for Starting Strong and Reaching the Finish Line!," Point Park University. Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 2018.
  • "Teacher Induction Program Training - Diversity Issues in Education," North Allegheny School District. April 2018.
  • "Teacher Induction Program Training - Diversity Issues in Education," North Allegheny School District. April 2017.
  • "Student Engagement in the Online Learning Environment," presented to Singapore Faculty Polytechnic. Aug. 2014.
  • "Faculty Academy - Student Engagement in Online Learning," Point Park University. Aug. 2013.
  • "Teacher Induction Program Training - Diversity Issues in Education," North Allegheny School District. April 2013.
  • "Introducing and Adopting the New QM 6-12 Rubric through a Systematic Professional Development Process," 4th Annual Quality Matters Conference. Arizona, Oct. 2012.
  • "Adopting and Implementing a Successful Quality Matters Subscription Using an Institution Wide Multifaceted Approach," 4th Annual Quality Matters Conference. Arizona, Oct. 2012.
  • Chair of Round Table, "Supporting K-12 Online and Blended Learning," 4th Annual Quality Matters Conference. Arizona, Oct. 2012.
  • "The QM Rubric and Project Based Learning: Student Engagement in online and hybrid learning in K-12," STREAM Academy. Pittsburgh, Pa., March 2012.
  • "Introducing and Adopting the New QM 6-12 Rubric Through a Systematic Professional Development Process," Quality Matters Annual Conference. Baltimore, Md., Nov. 2011.
  • "The Non-Keynote Keynote: The New Classroom. Educational Management Corporation," Pittsburgh, Pa., July 2011.
  • "Leveraging 2.0 Technology in the Classroom. Educational Management Corporation," Pittsburgh, Pa., July 2011.
  • "Virtual Learning in Higher Education," Frostburg State University, Zest for Tech Conference. Frostburg, Md., July 2011.
  • "Engaging Diverse Learners through Online Instruction," 6th Annual LEAD Conference, Point Park University. Pittsburgh, Pa., May 2011.
  • "Taking the Leap from Face-to-Face to Online Learning and Everything in Between," 6th Annual LEAD Conference, Point Park University. Pittsburgh, Pa., May 2011.
  • "Addressing diverse student needs in an era of Standards Based Education," North Allegheny School District. Pittsburgh, Pa., April 2011.
  • "Using Virtual Worlds in K-12 Education: Breathing Second Life into online learning," Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 2011.
  • "The Promotion of Active Student Engagement as a Pathway to Deep and Lasting Learning- It's an Art," Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 2011.
  • Director of the "5th Annual Multicultural Conference: "Improving Multicultural Education Through Interactive Learning,"Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pa., May 2010.
  • "Multicultural Diversity in an Era of Standards Based Education," North Allegheny School District, New Teacher Induction Program, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 2010.
  • Director of the "4th Annual Multicultural Conference: "Implementing Technology Rich Multicultural Educational Experiences in the Digital Age," Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pa., May 2009.
  • "Multicultural Diversity in an Era of Standards Based Education," North Allegheny School District, New Teacher Induction Program, Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 2009.
  • "Human Diversity Issues in Education," Allegheny Intermediate Unit: Plum Boro High School, Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 2008.
  • "Aspects of Multicultural Education in the US; Teacher Training Academic Standards in Pennsylvania; The Utilization of Project Children LEAD and Project ECHO," Universidad de Burgos, Burgos, Spain, April 2008.
  • "Multicultural Education in the United States, Teacher Training: The Utilization of Project Children LEAD," Apostol San Pablo, Burgos, Spain, April 2008.
  • Director of Project ECHO conference: "Maximizing Family Involvement with Diverse Families," Pittsburgh, Pa. Nov. 2007.
  • Director of the "3rd Annual Multicultural Conference: "Taking the First Step: Teacher Self-Awareness," Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 2007.
  • "Creating Learning Environments that Reflect and are Responsive to Children's Ages, Abilities, Interests, and Home Culture," Project ECHO, Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 2007.
  • "Multicultural Diversity Education in an Era of Standards Based Education." Barnes and Noble, Cranberry, Pa., Oct. 2007.
  • "Educational Administrators and Teachers as Change Agents: Facilitating the Appreciation of Human Diversity," Prince William County School District Counselors, Va., Aug. 2007.
  • Director of Project ECHO Conference, "Critical Issues in the Early Childhood Education Setting:Challenging Behaviors, Diversity and Family Involvement," Pittsburgh, Pa., aApril 2007.
  • "Counselors as Change Agents: Facilitating the Appreciation of Human Diversity," Prince William County School District Counselors, Va., April 2007.
  • "Young Learners Can LEAD the Way! Introducing a Sequence of Developmentally Appropriate Diversity Lessons Based on Academic Standards," Prince William County School District Teachers, Va., April 2007.
  • Director of Project ECHO Conference, "Standards and Assessment for Early Childhood Educators," Pittsburgh, Pa., March 2007.
  • "Diversity Education for Early Childhood Settings," Presented to Western Pennsylvania Early Childhood Educators, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, Pa., March 2007.
  • "Contemporary Issues in the Teaching and Learning process for Post Secondary Students," The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Educational Management, Pittsburgh, Pa., March 2007.
  • Director of Project ECHO Conference, "Leadership Development for Directors of Early Childhood Education Programs," Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 2007.
  • Director of Project ECHO Conference, "Professional Leadership for Early Childhood Directors and Practitioners," Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 2007.
  • "Counselors as Change Agents: Facilitating the Appreciation of Human Diversity," presented to the Allegheny County Counselors Association, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 2006.
  • "Enhancing Diversity Courses through Faculty Collaboration." Presented at the 16th Annual International Conference of the National Association of Multicultural Education in Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 2005.
  • "Project Children LEAD (Learning Early to Appreciate Diversity), An Early Childhood Curriculum Model," Presented at the 16th Annual International Conference of the National Association of Multicultural Education Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 2005.

 

Awards and Honors

  • Point Park University, Distinguished Teaching Award, 2019
  • Association for Talent Development Pittsburgh Chapter: Member Spotlight
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers, 2004
  • Point Park University, Outstanding Contribution to New Programs, 2000
  • American Society for Training and Development, Outstanding Teacher, 1994
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 20 years of Service, 1994
  • Who's Who Among Hispanic Americans, 1992
  • Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators, Outstanding Educator, 1991
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education, 1990
  • Point Park University Alumni Association, first recipient of Outstanding Alumni, 1988
  • Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators, Outstanding Program, 1987
  • Hispanic Leadership Fellows Program, First Class, 1984

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Association of Virtual Worlds
  • Pennsylvania Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Pennsylvania Counseling Association
  • American Society for Training and Development
  • National Association for Multicultural Education
  • Virtual Educators Alliance

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