I know it’s been a bit since my last update. Things are finally starting to wind down in terms of academic endeavors, and beginning in January, I’ll be focused more fully on WSE stuff again!
I will -thankfully- no longer be a full-time student, though I’ll continue to be a lifelong learner.
Yes, I am a health professional of more than 20 years who owns and operates a small, nonprofit sex education business, and I am a parental sex educator as well as a pleasure-based adult sex educator. I have a Haeberle certification in sexology that I completed alongside my doctoral degree in 2012. By the end of 2017, I will have completed an Executive JD degree with a Health Law emphasis (though I also focused on business and education law), and I will have also completed the Harvard Bok Teaching Certificate: Higher Education Pedagogy.
Additionally, WSE is a professional member of the National Association for the Advancement of Science and Art in Sexuality (NAASAS) and will be seeking to add professional association with Advocates For Youth because of shared mission and vision focus. These components of education, certifications, and memberships combined with my unusual career background and future focus position me uniquely as qualified as not only a sex educator (within and external to academic institutions), but to also serve as a legal analyst in this specific and unique realm of adult education.
I opted for the higher ed pedagogy teaching certificate for reasons connected with a desire to enter into formalized education from an educator position (having spent 20 years of my life now in the position of a student, it’s time for the switch). Another avenue of possible consideration for WSE future focus is actually opening a WSE Academy with full course options and certificate programs. Yes, WSE might well become not only a research organization, but also might well become an academy in its own right. More on that later, though.
For now, I just wanted to provide a quick update as to what has been going on with WSE during the aftermath of the HQ relocation and settling in.
Best to you,