REGINALD V. FINLEY, SR.
15 years experience in fostering the public's understanding of science as well as encouraging the development of higher-order thinking. Specialties include: human development, training & development, curriculum design, public relations, public speaking, business management, computer information systems, and science translation.
To establish a rewarding leadership role within an education and/or technology-oriented organization effectively
utilizing my formal education and experience to spearhead positive and productive change.
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Ph.D., Management, Info Systems Mgmt, 2016
Western Governors Univ., Salt Lake City, UT
Studied Biological Science Education, 2010
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
M.Ed., Science and the Public, 2013
Ashworth College, Norcross, GA
A.A., General Studies, 2013
Amridge University, Montgomery, AL
B.S., Human Development, 2011
Magna Cum Laude, GPA 3.7
Saint Leo College, Fort McPherson, GA
Studied Liberal Arts, 1997
Level I Engineer (July 2013 to Present)
Hewlett-Packard, Alpharetta, GA
ñ Provides technical solutions to internal and external customers in a phone/web-based 24/7 call center and e-Delivery environment.
ñ Provides educational services via 'transfer-oriented learning' processes to advance customer's product knowledge and facilitate a faster resolution of related issues in the future.
ñ Exercises skilled research methodology, along with acquired knowledge-bases, to assist customers in resolving a wide-variety of Hardware and Software Issues.
ñ Documents detailed, yet concise, case-related information in case-logging software.
CEO / Owner / Training Manager (Jul 2012 – Present)
The Fun Scientists LLC, Ellenwood, GA
ñ Led a brilliant team of educators, performers, and science enthusiasts to help engage the Greater Metro Atlanta area on the principles of science and critical inquiry.
ñ Conducted LIVE experiments reinforcing established scientific concepts such as sublimation, electricity, electromagnetism, gravity, wind dynamics, sedimentation, pressure, and magnetism.
ñ Instructed and performed in a wide-array of venues: churches, bar-mitzvahs, science museums, after-school programs, birthday parties, and in-school field trips.
ñ Directed actor/scientist performances and produced all scripts.
ñ Engaged with students socratically to produce personally insightful scientific relevations.
ñ Provided children with take-home materials to continue the process of scientific inquiry.
ñ Developed company SOP, welcome packet, safety regulations, and created custom forms for a variety of onboarding functions.
CEO / President / eDelivery Specialist (Oct 1999 to Sept 2012)
IG Media, Atlanta, GA
ñ Successfully developed and implemented an educationally oriented, international talk media network dedicated to the wonders of science and critical inquiry through the utilization of the Socratic method of learning.
ñ Provided media programs, live educational seminars, and performed in discussions/debates related to critical thinking and the biological sciences.
ñ Facilitated and hosted web seminars as well as participated in speaking engagements as a featured orator.
ñ Performed all administrative duties including new member intake, support, production, marketing and advertising, customer and annual projection analysis and sponsor retention.
ñ Produced writings facilitating the public’s understanding of the biological sciences.
ñ Translated complex scientific and philosophical topics into lay language.
Human Resources Manager | Instructor (March 2010 to May 2011)
ISMG, Atlanta, GA
ñ Responsible for recruiting, interviewing and staffing of security personnel
maintaining over 100 posts and 300+ officers.
ñ Completed background checks and coordinated drug screenings for potential new-hires.
ñ Conducted performance evaluations and recommended resolutions to a wide array of
ñ Conducted new-hire orientation and training on a weekly basis.
ñ Managed inventory and re-ordering of materials.
ñ Physically conducted Drug Testing for a variety of illegal substances as needed.
ñ Verified Payroll.
ñ Conducted dispatching services and facilitated placement of employees.
ñ Coordinated and/or participated in special events such as college recruitment and job
fairs to solicit applications for available positions.
American Society for Training and Development: http://www.astd.org
National Center for Science Education: http://www.ncse.com
Society for Science & The Public: http://www.societyforscience.org