12 Allenwood Lane, Greer, South Carolina 29650
Telephone: (864) 304-5181 / E-Mail: rodscherich@gmail.com
Adjunct University Professor (Sociology)

Education:
Doctoral Studies in Medical Sociology (4 years)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Awarded: NIMH Grant (National Institute of Mental Health) for 2 years of studies in Medical Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (grant included salary and paid tuition)

Masters of Science in Sociology
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, Minor in Theatre and Political Science
Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, NC

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude (Honors)

American Institute of Studies Abroad 
(Middle Eastern Philosophy & Cultural Diversity in the Peoples of Europe)

  • University of Florence, Florence, Italy; University of Paris, Paris, France; London School of Economics, London, England
  • Traveled to Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and different regions of France, Italy and England

Professional Teaching Experience:
University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, South Carolina                           2012 to Present

     Adjunct Professor

  • Teach Introduction to Sociology.
  • Develop and teach Advanced Sociology course "Media Culture and Society."
  • Create collaborative dialogue with students via the Twitter Social Media Platform.
  • Motivate introductory students to become aware of three Bachelor of Arts programs (Sociology, Women's Studies and Criminal Justice).
  • Lesson plan development and implementation, classroom presentations, student motivation and grading.

Communication, Crisis and Critique in Comptemporary Capitalism                        2012 (October)
Conference of the European Sociological Association's Research Network 18 --
Sociology of Communications and Media Research, University of Basque Country,
Bilao, Spain

Greenville Technical College, Greenville, South Carolina                                             2010 to Present

     Adjunct Professor

  • Teach Introduction to Sociology.
  • Lesson plan development & implementation, classroom presentations, student motivation and grading.
  • Accomplishments: Created Twitter account (Socio 101) where students post relevant information to the field of Sociology; developed international readership; created the online library guide for Sociology, working closely with library staff; communicated with and received donation of $3,000 worth of Sociology textbooks from McGraw Hill Publishing in New York

Prior teaching experience:

  • Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to Sociology; Medical Sociology).

Professional Business Experience:
     NewPoint Media Group, LLC, Lawrenceville, Georgia                                              2012 to Present

     Account Executive

  • Manage all aspects of custom advertising sales/printing operations for Upstate, South Carolina (profit and loss responsibility); manage distribution of products.
  • Sell advertising for publications and Internet applications.
  • B2B sales (develop new clients and maintain/upgrade existing clients).
  • Cold calls/prospecting, need assessments, sales presentations, price presentations/negotiation, close the sale and ensure customer satisfaction; develop and manage territory in competitive market.
  • Utilize e-mail marketing campaign to increase business (using database software).
  • Hire, train, supervise and motivate employees.

     Network Communications, Inc., Lawrenceville, Georgia                                            2002 to 2012

     Senior Managing Publisher

  • Managed all aspects of custom advertising sales/printing operations for Network Communications, Inc. for Upstate, South Carolina. (profit and loss responsibility); manage distribution of products.
  • Sold advertising for publications and Internet applications.
  • B2B sales (developed new clients and maintain/upgrade existing clients).
  • Cold calls/prospecting, need assessments, sales presentations, price presentations/negotiation, close the sale and ensure customer satisfaction; developed and managed territory in competitive market.
  • Designed and implemented e-mail marketing campaign to increase business (using database software).
  • Hired, trained, supervised and motivated employees.
  • Accomplishments: Ranked #1 in company for Internet sales (3 consecutive years); Sales Growth Award; Publisher of the Year Award; Manager of the Year Award.

Colefields Publishing      Charlotte, North Carolina                                                         1994 to 2002

Managing Publisher

  • Similar duties to those listed previously with Network Communications, Inc.
  • Managed all aspects of print and Internet advertising sales.
  • Accomplishments: Highest Growth Award; Largest Territory Award.

Scherich Associates       Mooresville, North Carolina                                                      1986 to 1994

Owner

  • Developed and managed all aspects of operations (specialty publications).
  • Sold and printed custom publications for various clients.
  • Profit and loss responsibility.
  • B2B sales (developed new clients and maintained/upgraded existing clients).
  • Cold calls/prospecting, need assessments, sales presentations, price presentations/negotiation, closed the sale and ensured customer satisfaction.
  • Hired, trained, supervised and motivated employees.
  • Managed distribution of products.
  • Sourced printers to print specialty publications.
  • Accomplishments: Sold and prepared publications for numerous key accounts including Alcoa Aluminum, Chamber of Commerce, Real Estate Magazines, Discover Place Science Museum, Spirit Square Entertainment Center, and the Mariner Magazine.

Activities / Organizations:

  • Member of American Sociological Association
  • Member of Southern Sociological Society
  • Member of American Psychological Association
  • Member of American Anthropological Association
  • Member of Greater Greenville Realtors Association
  • Member of Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Greenville, South Carolina
  • Peacekeeper (Peace Center), Greenville, South Carolina

Publications:

  • Presented paper (Experimental Models in Attribution Theory) at national symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University; later published on book from symposium

Strengths:

  • Excellent leadership/managerial abilities (able to manage operations in a profitable manner); dynamic personality (brings enthusiasm to daily tasks); excellent communication skills; self-motivated; achievement-oriented; works well independently of in a team environment; skilled at multi-tasking; strong skills in problem solving

Computer experience:

  • Word; Excel; PowerPoint; Access; Internet


References Available Upon Request

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