Curriculum Vitae

Karen Jean Matsko Hood

Curriculum Vitae

4227 South Chapman Road
Greenacres, WA 99016
Phone: (509) 922-9949
Fax: (509) 922-9949
E-mail: karen@karenjeanmatskohood.com

Education:

Current Degree Working to Complete

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, 2001 – Present
Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington

Degrees Granted

M.A. in Pastoral Ministry, 2001 – Degree granted
Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington

B.S. in Natural Science, 1971 - 1975 – Degree granted
Minors in Psychology and Education
College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
St. Joseph, Minnesota
Collegeville, Minnesota

Postgraduate Work

Postgraduate Classes, 2009 – Present
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Washington

Postgraduate Classes, 2009 – Present
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Postgraduate Classes, 2009 – Present
Washington State University
Pullman, Washington

Postgraduate Classes, 2009 – Present
Spokane Community College
Spokane, Washington

Postgraduate Classes, 2009 – Present
Spokane Falls Community College
Spokane, Washington

Postgraduate Classes, 2007 – Present
Taylor University
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Postgraduate Classes, 2002
Lewis-Clark State College
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Postgraduate Classes, 1976 – 1980
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

Research Skills:

Utilized SPSS and SAS statistical programs extensively for quantitative research purposes, 2005 – Present

Utilized Nudist Vivo program extensively for qualitative research purposes, 2005 – Present

Professional Guardian ad Litem in the Spokane Juvenile Court System, 2001 – Present

Gonzaga University Doctoral Courses toward Ph.D. Degree:

COURSE # TITLE CREDITS
Fall 2001 DPLS 700 Leadership Theory 3
DPLS 720 Principles of Research 3
Spring 2002 DPLS 701 Organizational Theory 3
DPLS 722 Quantitative Data Analysis 3
DPLS 756 Leadership and Psychology 3
DPLS 772 Organizational Change and Resistance 1
DPLS 773 Organizational Change and Dysfunctional Organizations 1
DPLS 774 Trust Building and Repair in Organizations 1
Summer 2002 DPLS 703 Policy Analysis 3
Fall 2002 DPLS 723 Qualitative Resilience Theory and Design 3
DPLS 750 Leadership and Ethics 3
DPLS 760 Organizational Transformation 3
Spring 2003 DPLS 728 Literature Review for Dissert 3
DPLS 751 Leadership and History 3
DPLS 752 Leadership and Philosophy 3
DPLS 772 Leadership and Comparative Religion 3
DPLS 773 Leading Change in Higher Education and Organizations 3
Summer 2003 DPLS 714 Writing for Publication 1
Fall 2003 DPLS 758 Leadership and Literature 3
DPLS 773 Political Action 3
Spring 2004 DPLS 773 Leadership and Resilience 3
Fall 2004 DPLS 707 Leadership and Technology 3
Spring 2005 DPLS 775 Leadership, Justice and Forgiveness 3
Fall 2005 DPLS 753 Leadership and Religious Studies 3
Spring 2006 DPLS 775 Servant Leadership 3
Fall 2006 DPLS 721 Leadership and Arts Based Understanding 3
DPLS 743 Leadership and Consulting 3
Spring 2007 DPLS 759 Leadership and Economics 3
Fall 2007-2009 DPLS Candidacy Candidacy Paper
DPLS Dissertation Continue Research for Dissertation
Total Credits: 76 semester hours
Academic Positions:

Spokane and Spokane Valley School Districts, 2007 – Present
Substitute Teacher
Spokane, Washington

Freeman School District, 2005 - Present
Substitute Teacher
Freeman, Washington

University of Iowa Hospital School, 1978 – 1979
Teacher for disabled students
Iowa City, Iowa

Fredericksted School, 1975 – 1976
Science Teacher
St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal School, 1975 – 1976
High School Science and Math Teacher
St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands

Country Day School, 1975
Science Teacher Internship
St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands

Licenses and Certifications:

Foster Home License, Department of Social and Health Services,
State of Washington, 1999 – 2011.

Certified to teach grades 4–12 in the state of Washington in the areas of anthropology, psychology, sociology, and biology.

Certified to teach grades 4–12 in the state of Idaho in the areas of anthropology, psychology, sociology, and biology.

Awards, Grants and Honors:

Current application pending for grant to Washington State Council of the Arts.

Papers Presented at Conferences:

Portland, Oregon 2003 Distance Education, Library Services, and the Role of Academic Librarians in Eastern Washington: An Exploration of Relationships Using Rapid Assessment Process (RAP), presented by co-author.

Publications:

Books:

Achalasia Diet Delights Cookbook © 2010
Adventure Travel Activity and Coloring Book © 2010
Adventure Travel, A Daily Journal © 2010
Adventures of My Dentist and the Tooth Fairy Activity and Coloring Book © 2010
American Pride, A Collection of Poetry © 2010
Apple Delights Cookbook © 2010
Apple Delights Cookbook - Catholic Edition © 2010
Apple Delights Cookbook - Christian Edition © 2010
Apple Delights: A Daily Journal © 2010
Bloom of Autumn Gold, A Collection of Poetry © 2010
Blueberry Delights Cookbook © 2010
Catholic Prayers for Children © 2010
Chill of Summer Blue, A Collection of Poetry © 2010
Chill of Summer Blue, A Collection of Poetry with Scripture Verses - Catholic Edition © 2010
Chill of Summer Blue, A Collection of Poetry with Scripture Verses - Christian Edition © 2010
Chocolate Delights Cookbook, Volume I © 2010
Christian Prayers for Children © 2010
Christmas Delights Cookbook, Volume I © 2010
Coconut Delights Cookbook © 2010
Coffee Delights Cookbook © 2010
Cupboard Door, A Collection of Poetry © 2010
Daily Prayers for Foster Children © 2010
Daily Prayers for Foster Children, Christian Edition © 2010
Easter Delights Cookbook © 2010
Embers, A Collection of Spiritual Poems © 2010
Ethiopian Delights Cookbook © 2010
Feminine Muse, A Collection of Poetry and One Short Story © 2010
Frost of Spring Green, A Collection of Poetry © 2010
Frost of Spring Green, A Collection of Poetry with Scripture Verses - Catholic Edition © 2010
Frost of Spring Green, A Collection of Poetry with Scripture Verses - Christian Edition © 2010
Fun with Foster Kids Activity and Coloring Book © 2010
Fun with Foster Kids Adventures in Learning © 2010
Fun with Foster Kids Educational Curriculum, Student Edition © 2010
Fun with Foster Kids Educational Curriculum, Teacher Edition © 2010
Fun with Foster Kids Storybook © 2010
Fun with Foster Kids: A Daily Journal © 2010
Gaited Horse Activity and Coloring Book © 2010
Gaited Horse International - 2010 Annual Book © 2010
Gaited Horse: A Daily Journal © 2010
Girls Can Do Activity and Coloring Book © 2010
Girls Can Do: A Daily Journal © 2010
Goodnight, I Wish You Goodnight © 2010
Haiku Poems, A Collection of Haiku Poetry © 2010
Halloween Delights Cookbook © 2010
Holiday Cookbook for Foster Families © 2010
Holiday Gifts-in-a-Jar Cookbook © 2010
Hood and Matsko Family Appetizers Cookbook © 2010
Hood and Matsko Family Favorite Christmas Sweets © 2010
Hood and Matsko Family Favorite: Grandma Bert’s Recipes, Volume I © 2010
Hood and Matsko Family Favorite: Grandma Bert’s Recipes, Volume II © 2010
Hood and Matsko Family Favorite: Grandma Bert’s Recipes, Volume III © 2010
Hood and Matsko Family Favorite: Grandma Bert’s Recipes, Volume IV © 2010
Hood and Matsko Family Holiday and Birthday Menu Cookbook © 2010
Hood and Matsko Family Sunday Menu Cookbook © 2010
Hood and Matsko Family Tree and Heritage 2010 © 2010
Hood Family Favorite Restaurant Menus © 2010
Huckleberry Delights Cookbook © 2010
Huckleberry Delights Cookbook - Catholic Edition © 2010
Huckleberry Delights Cookbook - Christian Edition © 2010
Huckleberry Delights Cookbook - Bilingual: English/Spanish Edition, Volume I © 2010
Huckleberry Delights: A Daily Journal © 2010
Icelandic Horse Activity and Coloring Book © 2010
Icelandic Horse: A Daily Journal © 2010
In Honor of Take Back the Night, A Collection of Poetry © 2010
Jesus Loves the Little Children Activity and Coloring Book © 2010
Kids' Kindness Activity and Coloring Book © 2010
Lentil Delights Cookbook © 2010
Lost Medal © 2010
Lost Medal - Catholic Edition © 2010
Lost Medal - Christian Edition © 2010
Morning Reflections, A Collection of Bible Verses, Prayers, and Inspirational Poetry for Daily Reflection © 2010
Mother’s Day Delights Cookbook © 2010
My Adoption Celebration Scrapbook © 2010
My Birthday Celebration Scrapbook © 2010
My Birth Celebration: A Daily Journal © 2010
My Dentist and the Tooth Fairy Activity and Coloring Book © 2010
My Holiday Memories Scrapbook for Adopted Children © 2010
My Holiday Memories Scrapbook for Children © 2010
My Holiday Memories Scrapbook for Foster Children © 2010
My Holiday Memories: A Daily Journal © 2010
My Special Care Scrapbook for Adopted Children © 2010
My Special Care Scrapbook for Children © 2010
My Special Care Scrapbook for Foster Children © 2010
My Special Care: A Daily Journal © 2010
Onion Delights Cookbook © 2010
Oregon State Activity and Coloring Book © 2010
Oregon State Adventures in Learning © 2010
Peach Delights Cookbook © 2010
Pear Delights Cookbook © 2010
Plum Delights Cookbook © 2010
Poetry in Shapes © 2010
Prickly Pear Cactus Delights Cookbook © 2010
Raspberry Delights Cookbook © 2010
Rhubarb Delights Cookbook © 2010
Scary Mary Series, Book 1: Enchanted Forest © 2010
Scary Mary Series, Book 2: Farm House Haunting © 2010
Scary Mary Series, Book 3: Grizzly Bear Scare © 2010
Schweitzer Mountain Poems © 2010
Squash Delights Cookbook © 2010
St. Patrick’s Day Delights Cookbook © 2010
Strawberry Delights Cookbook © 2010
Tea Delights Cookbook © 2010
Tea Time Delights Cookbook © 2010
Thanksgiving Delights Cookbook © 2010
Valentine Delights Cookbook © 2010
Warmth of Winter White, A Collection of Poetry © 2010
Wine Delights Cookbook © 2010
Winemaking Delights Cookbook © 2010

Magazines:

Equine:

Exotic News Why an Icelandic Horse?
Icelandic Horse and Travel Magazine Editor and Contributing Author
The Southeast Horse Report Horses from the Land of Fire and Ice
Poetry Publications: Title of Poem(s) Published:
Abiko Annual Cradle, Curved Path, Lavender Visitors, Oaken Planks
Abraxis Publications Oaken Planks, Moonlit Sun
Aguilar Expression Hauser Lake
Black Spring Review Embers
Blind Man’s Rainbow Burnt Stones, Embers, Cupboard Door, Latent Knowledge, Trout Fishing
The Blind Press Latent Knowledge, Burnt Stones
Chaff Curved Path
Challenger International Trout Fishing
Children Far and Wide Various Poems
Children’s Churches and Daddies Apple Crates, Cupboard Door
Children’s Magazine Various Poems
Conservatory of American Letters Cattleya Blossom, Fresh Air, Hooves Pounding
Cosmic Trend Lavender Visitors
Dream International Quarterly Cupboard Door, Trout Fishing
DGR Publications Breath of View
Experimental Poet Cupboard Door
Fauquier Poetry Journal Cupboard Door
Free XpresSion Magazine Cradle, Cupboard Door, Gray Spring, Indian Paintbrush
Gaited Horse International Magazine Various Poems
Gentle Reader Various Poems
GSPR Norse Viking
Haight Ashbury Literary Journal Cupboard Door
Hawaii Pacific Review Cupboard Door
Icelandic Horse and Travel Magazine The Icelandic Horse
Konfluence Cupboard Door
Lone Stars Magazine Cupboard Door, Indian Paintbrush, Lavender Visitors, Reunion, Tamarack, Casket, Christmas Cactus, Storm Cloud, The Dove and the Eel, Ever Wonder Why, Meadow Memories, Closet Conundrum, Laborers, Autumn
Louisville Review Indian Paintbrush, Lavender Visitors
Lucid Moon Ant Hill, Nutcracker, Tree House, Roller Coaster, Radio Noise
Matchbook Apple Crates
Midnight Star Publications Indian Paintbrush
Munna Takeena Carpenter’s Daughter, Cradle, Curved Path
New Mirage Quarterly Dance
Nomad’s Choir Indian Paintbrush, Spilled Wine and Steel Drums
Northern Stars Magazine Carpenter’s Daughter, Gray Spring, Indian Paintbrush, Barefoot Girl, Mystery Bundle, Grandpa’s Cradle
Old Red Kimono Silver Reunion
Pacific Review Frost of Spring Green
Poetic License Apple Crates, Gray Spring, Lemons, Moonlit Sun, Profane Verse
Poetry.com Pollen Beyond My Reach, Autumn Snow
Prairie Winds Cupboard Door
Provincetown Magazine Below the Hawk He Walks, Breath of View
The Poet Band Company Bubble Bath
Quantum Leap Trout Fishing
Ralph’s Review Moonlit Sun, Trout Fishing
RB’s Poets’ Viewpoint Meadow Music
Rivers Edge Sleepless, Candle Flicker, Theories and Equations, Conception, Driving Through Missoula, Morning, Daylilies, Life, Meaningful Eyes
Scroll Cradle, Curved Path, Apple Crates, Gray Spring, Trout Fishing
Small Brushes Pike Street Market, Oaken Planks, Pollen
Soul Fountain Beyond My Reach, Reunion
Splizz Casket, Bubble Bath, Fair Daze, Profane Verse, Trout Fishing
St. Joseph’s Messenger Moonlit Sun
Tale Spinners Indian Paintbrush
Torture and Triumph Cupboard Door
University of Texas Pan-American Press Morning, Daylilies, Life
Verse of the Mirage, 2001 Norse Viking
Voices in Italian Americana Old Lady with Silver Hair
Ya Sou! Blue Marilyn, Breath of View, Chorus au Natural
Please note: If not specifically noted above, publication dates were 2001 – 2009.
Work in Progress: Adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction books are in progress.
Courses Taught: High School Math, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Natural Science/Science, Biology and all labs associated with these courses.
Professional Experience: High School Science – Biology, Marine Biology, and General Science Teacher Internship 1975–1976; Country Day School in Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Additional Professional Experience: Research assistant at the University of Iowa Orthopedic Hospital, 1976–1980, through the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.
Research Submitted and in Preparation: Currently working on research projects and Ph. D. Dissertation.
Grants Applied For: Currently working to receive grants in the area of child abuse and neglect.
Honors and Awards: CASA Award for Voluntary Services

Professional Memberships:
The Academy of American Poets
The Author's Guild
The Children’s Book Council Inc.
Christian Writers Guild
Education Writers Association
The International Women’s Writing Guild
National Association of Women Writers
The National Writers Union
Pacific Northwest Writers Association
Poetry Society of America
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Society of Professional Journalists
Washington Poets Association

References:

Graduate School
Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington
Graduate Studies

Postgraduate School
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Postgraduate Studies

Undergraduate School
College of St. Benedict
St. Joseph, Minnesota
Undergraduate File

Dental Care Associates of Spokane Valley, P.S.
507 North Sullivan Road, Suite A-1
Spokane Valley, Washington 99037
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