Writer, editor, designer, professor, Manager, & leader

Things I do well

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Leadership

My philosophy on leadership is quite simple: anyone can be a leader in some capacity. Job title does not make any difference when it comes to exhibiting leadership qualities. I enjoy taking pride in my work and being a leader in what I do.

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Communicating

Communications theorist and philosopher Paul Watzlawick once said "One cannot not communicate." I wholeheartedly believe this to be true and aspire to communicate well in all I do. I pride myself on being a good writer and excellent editor.

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Teaching

Nothing is more fulfilling than working with a group of students when they have that "aha" moment. I love working in higher education and the opportunities it affords me for seeing those moments.

Curriculum Vitae

Brian J. Weed, M.A.

Education Master of Arts in Management University of Redlands
School of Business
Redlands, CA
     
  Bachelor of Arts in Communication—Journalism emphasis Union College
Lincoln, NE
     
Professional
Experience
January 2007 – Present
Instructor of Health Policy & Management
Web Content Manager
  • Teach HADM 517 Business Communication for MBA in Health Administration program
  • Member, Learning and Technology and Distance Learning academic committees
  • Direct public Web presence and communications for the School of Public Health
  • Create, edit, and arrange appropriate and dynamic content for specific Web audiences
  • Develop long-term campaign strategies with the deans and other administrators
  • Coordinate social media presence for the school on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others
  • Lead a team of part-time employees to assist with communications projects
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
     
  August 2012 – Present
Adjunct Communication Instructor
  • Teach COMSTD 2 Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
  • Teach COMSTD 8 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Chaffey College
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
     
  May 2006 – December 2006
Marketing Intern
  • Coordinated "Six in the City" promotion
  • Wrote weekly full-page features in the Sunday paper about the series
Lincoln Journal Star
Lincoln, NE
     
  January 2005 – April 2006
Editorial Intern
  • Copy-edited articles for the Smart Computing family of consumer electronics magazines
  • Wrote feature stories on a variety of technology-related topics
Sandhills Publishing
Lincoln, NE
     
  May 2004 – August 2004
Radio Promotions Intern
  • Assisted disc jockeys with remote broadcasts
  • Organized and distributed station promotions and prizes
96.7 KCAL-FM
Redlands, CA
     
  January 2003 – June 2004
Substitute Teacher
  • Executed lessons
  • Tutored English and communication
Loma Linda Academy
Loma Linda, CA
     
  October 2000 – July 2004
Entertainment Show Support Host
  • Radio remote escort and production assistant for press events
  • Float driver for resort parades
  • CDL class B tram and shuttle driver for performers, characters, and guest groups
Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, CA
     
Education Highlights Section Editor, Clocktower, 2004 – 2005
President, Communication Club, 2004 – 2005
 
     
Professional Activities Vice President for Membership and Web, Society of Adventist Communicators, 2011 – Present
Honorable Mention, Corporate Web Site, Society of Adventist Communicators, 2011
Board Member, Loma Linda University Church Media, 2007 – Present
Member, Loma Linda University Church Public Relations Committee, 2007 – 2011
Webmaster, Loma Linda University Church, 2007 – Present
Webmaster, Society of Adventist Communicators, 2006 – Present
Board Member, Society of Adventist Communicators, 2005 – 2006; 2009 – Present
Member, Society of Adventist Communicators, 2003 – Present
     
Publications
  • Weed, B. (2012, May 4). "Public health doctoral nutrition student launches breastfeeding education program in Cameroon." Today, 25(6), 2.
  • Weed, B. (2012, May). "HANDS International officially launches." Pacific Union Recorder, 112(5), 20.
  • Weed, B. (2012, May). "Healthy People 2012 empowers practitioners and community leaders to promote healthful living" Pacific Union Recorder 112(5), 21.
  • Uppala, P. T., Patterson, L., Sollman, P., & Weed, B. (2011). "Mysterious periodic table of chemistry testifies to a literal six-day creation of the earth." In Evidence of modern science in the bible (13-22). Bangalore, India: Wake Up India.
  • Weed, B. (2011, August 26). "School of Public Health collaborates with Ghana NGOs to implement public health projects." Today 24(9), 9.
  • Weed, B. (2006, June 16, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20). "Six in the City." Lincoln Journal Star.
  • Weed, B. (2006, March). Our Favorite Photo-Sharing Sites. CE Lifestyles, 60-62.
  • Weed, B. (2005, August). Back To Basics: Examine The Inner Workings Of Your Computer. Smart Computing, 96–97.
  • Weed, B. (2005, August). Can’t Open A PDF File. PC Today, 68.
  • Weed, B. (2005, July). Keep Your Sport CE Clean & Organized. CE Lifestyles, 53.
  • Weed, B. (2005, June). Don’t Let Thieves Ruin Your Good Name. Smart Computing, 51–52.
  • Weed, B. (2003, October 20). Ribbons removed for returning Iraqi war vet. Redlands Daily Facts, A1.
  • Crockett, J., Ginez, R., Howard, M., Russell, R., Weed, B., & Wheeler, M. (1997, January 30). Students earn money the old-fashioned way: They work. San Bernardino County Sun, H5.
     
Community Acttivities July 2012 – Present
Loma Linda Academy Constituency Committee
Loma Linda University Church
Loma Linda, CA
     
  June 1995 – Present
Volunteer Director, Television Media Ministries
Loma Linda University Church
Loma Linda, CA
     
  September 2004 – October 2005
Fund Raiser, Union College Annual Phonathon
Union College
Lincoln, NE
     
Computer Skills Technical Developer Certification for TeamSite 6.7.2, Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop), Microsoft Office, QuarkXPress, type 70 WPM, Web design (HTML and CSS), Mac and PC
     
     

Core Competencies

  • Teaching 100%
  • Writing / Editing100%
  • Web Design / HTML & CSS90%
  • Diplomacy / Leadership80%
  • Marketing / Public Relations70%

Accolades

Brian Weed

Many people I have worked with over the years have written accolades for me. Some are end-of-term student evaluations, some are LinkedIn recommendations, some are notes of thanks that spontaneously came to me, and others are letters of recommendation for performance evaluations and professional references.

No matter the source, I am extremely grateful to those who have written such kind words! I have been truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such great students and colleagues.

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Brian Weed is a well-organized instructor who is very knowledgeable of his areas of expertise. His generous personality; easy and calm demeanor; and warm sense of humor make him an excellent team player and instructor who is constantly eager to assist and interact with both students and colleagues . . . Mr. Weed’s completely self-motivated service to the college and to his students creates a supportive communication climate in the classroom. He is available to students and he generates enthusiasm for the subject.

Eva Rose, MA
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Brian is, perhaps, the most intelligent and enjoyable student I have ever had. Talking with other colleagues in our department, I have heard similar praise. He is industrious, pleasant, skilled, an, best of all, creative.

Michelle Velazquez Mesnard, MS
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Prof. Weed provided wonderful access and was very helpful in any way the students needed him—it was very impressive.

MBA Student
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Mr. Weed showed genuine interest in the success of each individual.

MBA Student
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Brian was an amazing addition to my cohort at University of Redlands. His professionalism, attention to detail and neverending thirst for knowledge was an inspiration to everyone. I worked with Brian on a few occasions and the experience was always insightful and refreshing. I would recommend Brian for any position he pursues and believe that he would be an integral asset in any organization.

Dayna Perry, MA
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Brian is very creative with great design ideas and a good eye for graphics and web design. Brian was pleasant to work with; he was always willing to help me with my CSS and HTML programming problems and often went the extra mile to help get a project finished. It is my pleasure to recommend him.

Joanne M. Greene, JD, MA
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I wholeheartedly recommend Brian Weed as he has demonstrated a wide skill-set allowing him to tackle complex tasks in a variety of situations. . . He is great to work with, enjoys his work, and has a commitment to quality results.

Josiah Golles, MBA
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Brian is very responsible as a manager. He is well organized and a team player. His presence at the office makes a healthy work environment which is very important in any organization.

Sheikh Zulfiqar, MBA, BDS
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I observed Brian as reliable colleague who demonstrated his ability to work well with people either his subordinate or superior.

Seth Wiafe, MPH
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Brian was a pleasure to work with and a fabulous web designer. His attention to detail and creative ideas were a great benefit to our organization.

Dora Barilla, DrPH, MPH
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I have never known Brian to shirk responsibility, "Above and beyond" is his default setting. He is professional, patient, and always willing to help. He is highly skilled in every aspect of his job. It was great working with him.

Rick Marson
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Brian is a great professional that cares for outstanding customer service, he is always very supportive with his colleagues.

Rafael Molina, MEd
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Brian has an ability to really analyze a situation for the most effective solution. He has led teams in very difficult situations with a strategic finesse. Brian works to improve the institutional outcomes by moving towards consensus and acts quickly to achieve agreed upon objectives. He is a pleasure to work with, as his professionalism is only exceeded by his aptitude.

Stephen Robertson
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Brian is always ready and willing to help no matter how busy he is. For the past several years, he has been the web manager for an alumni magazine I edit, and he's very dedicated both to my project and all his others.

Heather Reifsnyder, MA

My Work

Who is this Guy?

Brian Weed

My name is Brian Weed. I have a master of arts (MA) degree in management from the University of Redlands School of Business. My bachelor of arts (BA) degree is in communication, with an emphasis in journalism. I work at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA as an instructor of business communication and Web manager. I also teach communication courses at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Aside from my higher education work, I also am involved in a couple of organizations--maintaining their Web sites and other communications. I maintain the Loma Linda University Church and Society of Adventist Communicators sites.

In my free time I enjoy exploring new cities, trying new restaurants, and following college football.

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