Career Development Committee

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Dr. MARY E. McADAMS
CAPT., UNITED STATES NAVY (Ret)

P R O J E C T   M A N AG M E N T

Curriculum Development      Information Technology      Leadership     Human Resources   

Strategic Planning      Recruiting      Event Planning      Staff Development   

RFP Development      Third Party Management      Budget Management     

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Trainer/Mentor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOLS                                         Stone Mountain, Georgia

Instructor – Senior Naval Science (NJROTC)                                   2006 to 2011

Planned and executed class curriculum at Stephenson High School (4 years) and Southwest DeKalb (1 year), teaching 3 classes a day and directing extra-curricular activities, including Drill, Color Guard, Academic Team, and Orienteering. Directed the day-to-day programs, with a focus on student safety. As a Navy-certified Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI), reported to Naval Command for all military evolutions, including drill meets and budget matters (issuance of uniforms, rifles, and computer equipment).

AIR WAR COLLEGE (Maxwell Air Force Base)                   Montgomery, Alabama

Faculty Member, Captain (O6), Department of Leadership & Ethics 2004 to 2006

Developed and instructed curriculum in Leadership and Ethics for over 250 Senior Officers in all U.S. military services and 40 International Military Officers. Served as Course Director for the department,  with direct responsibility for course content for 60+ hours of graduate-level education, including professional case studies and experiential learning. Provided day-to-day supervision and taught Ethics to 15-20 Senior Officers; mentored 2 to 3 students conducting graduate research each school year.

U.S. NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND (2000 to 2004)          Millington, Tennessee

Diversity Advisor, Captain (O6)                                                         2003 to 2004

Selected by the Commander Navy Recruiting Command (a Flag Officer) to lead diversity recruiting efforts based on strong track record in recruiting with over 9 years of experience. Served as principal advisor for the senior leadership of the Navy on diversity recruiting.

NAVY EDUCATION & TRAINING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER  Pensacola, Florida

Commanding Officer U.S. Navy Professional Development & Technology Center       1998 to 2000      Division Director (Senior Officer Major Command Tour)        1998 to 2000

Concurrently served in command position and in positions as Division Director for Education and Training Systems and the Chief Information Officer for Commander Naval Education and Training Command. Oversaw the backbone network that connected over 100,000 personnel in training and education for the Navy in the U.S. and overseas.

EDUCATION/TRAINING: 

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA Athens, Georgia
Ed D Program, Adult Education  Graduation  2015

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL                                    Cambridge, Massachusetts

Advanced Management Program                                                                         

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL                                      Monterey, California

Master of Science, Information Systems Management

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY                 Orangeburg, South Carolina

Bachelor of Science, Biology                                                                               

ARMED FORCES STAFF COLLEGE                                           Norfolk, Virginia

Full Joint Professional Military Education, Qualified Joint Specialty Officer