ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE
I have experience developing and teaching successful live and online undergraduate, graduate and continuing education courses intended for students of diverse racial, religious, cultural, and international backgrounds. I also strive to be sensitive and constructive about matters related to gender, class, age and other fundamental realities that come up in classroom, career and workplace situations
I am certified in Blackboard and also familiar with Canvas, Moodle, Zoom, Skype and other technologies that enable and enhance distance, hybrid and live classroom learning. I believe in lifelong learning and have studied myself with prominent writers beyond my own degree-program education.
Students have appreciated how I’ve applied principles and practices from my own career in advertising, publishing and as a business generalist, to reinforce the useful material from textbooks and web-based course materials and what’s happening in real-time news and society. The ultimate point is to help undergraduates get a great start on their own careers, and to help master's, non-traditional and really students of any age to develop critical and creative thinking, while practicing skills that will benefit them during significant transitions in the ever-changing job marketplace.
Recent Course Topics
Consumer Behavior & Brand Development
Media, Technology & Strategy for Public Relations
Advertising Principles & Practices
Consumer Insights & Branding
Consumer Behavior and Brand Development
Introduction to the
Professor Scheips is a wonderful teacher! He is compassionate and caring with his students. He is a highly-skilled writer, who clearly enjoys what he does. I would take 100 more of his classes if I could!
First-Year Communication Student
I really enjoyed being in another class with Derek! He provides helpful insights on coursework and encourages me to dive deeper into my thinking.
Professor Derek Scheips, is one of the best teachers I've worked with on my educational journey. I had the good fortune of having Scheips last semester too. The class structure is creative and challenging. It's fun. I got excellent feedback and direction. I've learned a lot and will continue using these tools I've harnessed going forward.
Account Planning Student
(Online BA Program)