Donna Gifford

Vice President of Instruction at Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona Area
Higher Education
  1. Pima Community College,
  2. Sunnyside Unified School District,
  3. University of Arizona
  1. University of Arizona
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Past faculty and present administrator in higher education with interests in science, math and technology education, faculty professional development, instructional technology and policy.

Specialties:negotiation, instructional technology, curriculum, policy


Vice President of Instruction

Pima Community College
– Present (2 years 5 months)Northwest Campus

Provide high level support to the President regarding academic matters. Empower faculty and staff to innovate and find ways to best serve our students.

Vice President of Online Development

Pima Community College
(1 year 3 months)Tucson, Arizona Area

Responsible for Center for Learning Technology, including online course production, video production, and innovative technologies for instruction college-wide.

Vice President of Instruction

Pima Community College
(1 year 7 months)

Center for Learning Technology
Teacher Education Post-Bac Program

Assistant Vice Chancellor

Pima Community College
(2 years 11 months)

Provided technical and research support to the Chancellor.

Astronomy Professor

Pima Community College
(7 years 11 months)

Taught introductory astronomy classes, served as Faculty Senate President and as President and Chief Spokesperson for the faculty organization.

Instructional Technology Coordinator

Sunnyside Unified School District
(2 years 2 months)

Managed training of faculty, staff and students as part of the e-Rate upgrade of technology for the district. Served as back up systems administrator.

Assistant Professor

University of Arizona
(4 years)

Taught prospective teachers classroom processes and math, science and technology methods.

Science Teacher

Palominas School District
(6 years 5 months)

Taught junior high science and served as junior high coordinating teacher.


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  • Classroom
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  • Statistics
  • Community Outreach
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  • Program Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Editing
  • Student Affairs
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  • Adult Education
  • Grant Writing
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  • University Teaching
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  • Career Counseling
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  • Faculty Development
  • Qualitative Research
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  • Academic Administration
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