Christine Dittmer Glanert
Degree/Graduation year: M.A., Leadership in Human Development Counseling, 2006
Current Employer: Springfield Vet Center, Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs
Title: Readjustment Counseling Therapist
Bradley allowed me to have the freedom of focusing on combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder, which played a large influence in being hired by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs within eight months of my graduation date. The professors at Bradley allowed me to pursue my goals and I was able to apply my passion of working with veterans to the diverse courses within the master's degree program.
I find helping veterans and their families incredibly rewarding, and I am thankful for my job every day. It is a true honor to work with combat veterans and I take great pride in my work toward assisting them in their transition home to civilian life. I enjoy attending military events throughout the community and seeing the great pride that local veterans have for one another and their country. I love the diversity of my work, which consists of combat veterans from World War II to our current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bradley taught me the importance of professionalism and strength of ethics, which helps push me to become a better therapist and team player every day. I look forward to many more years of work with veterans and I feel that I am in this position due to the support that I had while attending Bradley University.
Degree/Graduation year: M.A., Leadership in Human Service Administration, 2007
Current Employer: Children’s Home Association of Illinois
Title:Program Development Specialist
Bradley’s ELH department offered me the flexibility to work through the master’s program at my own pace. I was able to continue working full-time while taking advantage of Bradley’s evening courses and online classes. The set-up is great for working professionals!
Every course included a project that involved reaching into the community. Those projects helped us learn more about the agencies in the local area, network with other professionals and apply what we were learning to real situations.
In addition to my position at the Children’s Home Association of Illinois, I have the pleasure of teaching grant writing at Bradley. I took the course as a student and am honored to share my current experiences with new students. I continue to enhance the course, change assignments and incorporate student feedback to make it relevant to today's grant writing requirements. Like me, all the faculty and staff in the ELH department bring real world experience to the classroom.
Degree/Graduation year: M.A., Educational Administration, 2005
Current Employer: Peoria Notre Dame High School
Bradley’s educational administration program provided me with a solid foundation for the challenges I face as a school leader. The program focused on the role of the leader as advancing the school's mission by building a collaborative vision.
It was a blessing to work with so many talented professors whom I enjoy staying in contact with and consider my mentors. They pushed me to examine my beliefs about teaching, learning, and leadership. This led to a great deal of growth professionally, but also personally. Dr. Hatfield challenged my acquired attitudes and beliefs regarding poverty in Social and Legal Change. Dr. Risen provided a wealth of practical knowledge regarding school law, finance, and the principalship in general. Dr. Tripses’ courses on leadership theory helped me develop my own leadership style. Dr. Bob Davison-Aviles was a great influence and I thoroughly enjoyed my time in his course. Statistics and research with Dr. Skaggs was an extremely valuable course as well.
Effective leadership revolves around authenticity, courage, and shared vision. Organizations deserve leaders who authentically believe in the vision and mission of the school. I credit Bradley’s ELH School Leadership Program for helping me become that kind of leader.
Dr. Teah L. Moore
Degree/Graduation year: M.A., Human Development Counseling, 2003
Ph.D., Counselor Education and Counseling 2006, Idaho State University
Current Employer: SFort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA
Title: Assistant Professor, Coordinator for clinical and field Experiences
My development as a counselor while attending Bradley University focused on knowing myself, my beliefs, and my own boundaries. Boundaries can be powerful in building healthy relationships, both personal and professional.
After my Bradley experience, I'm willing to share, less intimidated by others, and have garnered leadership opportunities. In fact, I now teach some of the courses that I enjoyed as a student at Bradley, and I am the advisor for the Honor Society. These achievements reflect the positive impact the Bradley faculty had on me.
I encourage ELH students of today and tomorrow to work closely with their professors, take the initiative to do more than the minimum, seek out opportunities to develop professionally, and most importantly—practice self-care.