Marcia R. Downing

Marcia Downing
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Marcia R. Downing's Biography

Type Of Business:
Northrop Grumman: Nation's Sole Designer, Builder and Refueler of Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers. University Professor: Adjunct Faculty with Strayer and Averett Universities
Marketing Area:
Ms. Downing's expertise is in the development of curriculum for training.
Major Product/SVS:
After-Market Services for a Wide Array of Naval and Commercial Vessels
Favorite Business Publication:
Business, Finance, Informational Technology and Educational Magazines.
Girl Scout Troop Leader; Cub Scout and Boy Scout Parent Helper, Dallas Cowboys fan and volunteer with multiple organizations.
Education Degrees:
Ph D in progress
Northcentral University
Expected Graduation Date 06/2010

Master of Arts
Human Resource Management
Hawaii Pacific University
12/1996, GPA 3.69

Bachelor of Science
Business Management
Hawaii Pacific University
12/1996, GPA 3.67, Cum Laude
Affiliations Awards:
National Association for Professional Women (NAPW)
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)

Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education)

Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business Administration

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Phi Sigma Honor Society
Place of Birth:
Los Angeles, CA
Children's Names:
Teya R.K. Downing
Aaron I. Downing
Myles J. Downing
Work History:
Notrhop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News
Strayer University
Averett Univeristy
University of Maryland (Overseees)
General Dynamics
United States Navy
Career Achievements:
ABD, Education Technology Management, EDD

(2003, October). Hosting The Distributed Continuous Experimentation Environment. Paper presented at the Collaboration 2003 Conference, Annapolis, Maryland.
Spouse's Name:
Richard A. Downing Jr.
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
There is no one highlight, but I can say the Passion I have for education in any form never dwindles but ignites when ever possible.
Girls Inc., Junior Achievement, Transitions, and various community volunteer services. Previous volunteer service: Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, active volunteer parent and The Salvation Army.
Number Of Years In Profession:
Number Of Years In Current Position:
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
My current success can be attributed to how my parents, especially my mom, brought me up. It was instilled in me at a very early age to always do the best that I can do, to never say never or I can't, to create a goal and to always be myself.

Without the guidance and love of my family I would not have accomplished the many things I have today.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
I've always had a passion for education in any form. I began teaching as a Junior Achievment volunteer, then a substitute teacher, a military instructor and finally an adjunct faculty with colleges and universities.
Extended Bio Profile:
Ms. Downing was featured in "Room with a View," a training video for military personnel on distribution training. Northrop Grumman is one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
- Designs and delivers programs to train all levels of personnel.
- Develops tests and visual aids, conducts training classes, and develops criteria for evaluating
effectiveness of training activities.
- Keeps abreast of training and development research: learning theory, motivation theory, and
new materials, methods, and techniques.
- Develops in-house programs and practices to identify developmental needs, including
preparing personnel for more responsible positions and increasing effectiveness in present
- Review documentation, course material, and software changes and update training materials to
reflect changes.
- Develop CBTs, Web-based training (WBT), and PowerPoint training modules and design
graphics for CBTs, WBTs, PowerPoint training modules, and paper-based manuals.
Education Certifications:
Online Teaching Certification - Strayer University
Microsoft Word 2000
Microsoft PowerPoint 2000
September 2005 – March 2006
Junior Sailor of the Quarter (300 Candidates)
Navy Achievement Medal
Colonel’s Letter of Appreciation
Colonel’s Coin

2005 - 2006
Empire Who's Who

2001 - 2002
Navy Achievement Medal

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

International Who’s Who of Professionals

1996 to 1998
Social Science and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship

Academic Scholarship, Hawaii Pacific University

The National Deans List
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
My goal in 5 years is to be the Dean of a college or university.
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