Course Listing - by Instructor
Joy Aull has 25 years of experience in collaborating with federal, state and local agencies in addition to university/college officials to implement strong preemptive community education and professional development programs. Joy first began working with adolescents and transition-aged youth in college as a volunteer at a Boys Ranch for delinquent juveniles and later as an intern at a tri-county Restitution Center in the state of Texas. Upon graduating with her Bachelors in Behavioral Science, Joy worked as a mentor in an alternative high school and as a state parole officer at a male prison and halfway house. After relocating to Louisiana, Joy graduated from the regional police academy with the highest scholastic honor and began working as a state commissioned officer at Louisiana State University, and later at Centenary College. Joy worked as a patrol officer and supervisor rising to the rank of Police Captain over the Special Services Division which included grant acquisition, community education programs, technology and disaster response. Living in Louisiana she had extensive hands on disaster response experience working with diverse populations pre and post Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina and Rita. Joy is an instructor in Community Emergency Response and Critical Incident Management. After moving to Alabama with her spouse, Joy went to work for as the Training Specialist for the Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project where she focused on enhancing our communities’ trauma and disaster resilience through the development of the mental and behavioral health capacity of first responders, educators and community service providers. Joy has continued her professional development through Certification as an Adult, Youth and Public Safety Mental Health First Aid Instructor under the auspices of the National Council for Behavioral Health and training in Crisis Intervention Teams from CIT International. Currently, she is a program director at the University of South Alabama Center for Continuing Education and Conference Services.
|Norman Byrd||Rick Byrd was born in Pensacola, Florida (his grandfather was a native of Baldwin County). Rick graduated with a B.A. in History from Huntingdon College, an M.A. in History from Vanderbilt University, and an Ed.M. in Education from Harvard University. He taught for 40 years in independent preparatory schools in Tennessee and Georgia. His Master's work was in Borderlands History, specifically the Old Southwest. His fields of specialization have been U.S. Colonial History, U.S. Middle Period History, and U.S. Economic History. Most recently he has been involved in researching the Battle of Saipan in World War II.|
|Chantal Juery||Chantal Juery was born in Toulouse in the South of France. She received her Master's in French and taught school there for 23 years. She has served as a private tutor and also has over 5 years experience teaching adult students. She and her husband moved to the United States in 2022.|
|Vincent Lawson||Vincent Lawson has taught for the USA Center for Continuing Education Photography program for many years. He began his interest in photography while in the Air Force. After the birth of his daughters, he became a serious photography student, learning as much as he could. He completed the USA Center for Continuing Education Photography Certificate program and later began to teach for the program. He has won several photography awards and is a past President of Camera South. Vincent is a very creative photographer and a favorite instructor among students.|
Mrs. Loes' academic and practice interests lie where technology and business meet, which includes Digital Marketing and Online Education.
M.B.A., Marketing Concentration, Auburn University
B.S. Business Administration, Marketing & E-Commerce, University of South Alabama
Chuck Sutherlin currently serves as a Sergeant with the Foley Police Department in Baldwin County, Alabama. He is a 14 year veteran law enforcement officer and previously served in the US Army as a Military Police Officer. Chuck's interest in Mental Health evolved through his long term commitment to special needs citizens through the Special Olympics. In 2014, he was selected to represent his department in a regional Mental Health project that incorporates Crisis Intervention training and Mental Health First Aid® training for public safety employees in Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Chuck was instrumental in creating a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program at the Foley Police Department, the first in Baldwin County. He currently serves on the Mobile-Baldwin CIT Steering Committee and is the CIT Coordinator for the Foley Police Department.
|Hoai Tran||Francis Hoai Tran is a master of Kung Fu and Tai Chi with over 40 years of training and teaching experience. He's had extensive training and practice in the healing arts of Qigong, Tai Chi, and Oriental Medicine.|