In addition to her work in consulting, Dr. Donna Rice teaches primarily doctoral level education courses for Northcentral University and masters level adult education courses for University of Phoenix.
During her 30-year civil service career, she served as the Chief, Education, Operations, and Training of the U.S. Army JROTC Leadership Program serving over 300,000 cadets worldwide. Her specific duties included curriculum planning, development, technology integration, and presentation to include distance learning. She was also responsible for working with National and State Departments of Education, school districts, and other organizations to promote the program, quality of the curriculum, instructor qualifications, and training excellence.
She managed the complete revision of all four years (grades 9-12) of the curriculum. In that effort she prescribed the objectives and the content of the instruction and specifically designed courses for students with varying backgrounds and abilities in a variety of situations across the country and overseas.
She ensured that brain-based learning strategies, simulations, technology, multi-media instruction, physical fitness, wellness, core abilities, and life skills were integrated throughout. Prior to her work in JROTC she served as a guidance counselor and director of an Army Education Center in Europe and as a middle school teacher.
Dr. Rice graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in Education from the University of Georgia. She earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Human Development from Troy University and her Ph.D. in Education from Capella University. The topic of her dissertation was “An Examination of Emotional Intelligence: Its Relationship to Academic Achievement in Army JROTC and the Implications for Education.”