During a career that spans more than 25 years, Dr. Dabney began her career as an administrative assistant in the Veteran and International Student Office at San Jacinto College. Her first work experience at San Jacinto College, eventually led to a long-standing career in higher education as a community college staff member, adjunct professor, college dean, and campus vice president.
Throughout her career, Dr. Dabney has had the opportunity to engage students in the classroom as an adjunct professor. For more than three years, she has taught developmental and college level English classes. She has also taught courses in business management and communication as an adjunct professor in a community college environment.
More recently, she has served as a substitute teacher and education consultant for Conroe and Magnolia ISDs, located near The Woodlands, Texas area. In this current role Dr. Dabney regularly teaches ESL, Math, Science, Speech and History in K-12 schools, primarily at 6-12 grade level. This new career opportunity in the K-12 system, has provided Dr. Dabney the opportunity to commit even more to doing her life's work, by helping young students discover their own talents and opportunities, through hands-on learning in a classroom and online in a virtual learning environment.
Dr. Dabney is currently serving as an associate professor of Business Professions and Entrepreneurship for Odessa College in Texas. She is passionate about student learning and is dedicated to helping students achieve their personal and professional goals. When the opportunity presents itself, she has helped graduate students achieve their dream of earning a master's or doctoral degree, through virtual coaching sessions. Thus far, she has effectively supported three doctoral candidates through the process of completing their master's thesis and doctorate dissertation.
Dr. Dabney holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, a M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix-Houston Northwest Campus, a B.A. in communication from the University of Houston Clear Lake and an A.A. in social science from San Jacinto College.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Houston Clear Lake - Bachelor in Arts, Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Graduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Administration
In her spare time, Dr. Dabney enjoys international travel and cooking authentic international recipes with her three adult children. The farthest place they have traveled to date, was to Spain and Scotland last in fall.
ACCUPLACER ESL - Reading Skills
ACCUPLACER ESL - Sentence Meaning
ACCUPLACER Language Use
ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
ACT 4-Week Prep Class Prep
ACT 8-Week Prep Class Prep
CLEP College Composition
CLEP College Composition Modular
CLEP English Literature
CLEP Introduction to Business Law
College Application Essays
College Level American Literature
COMPASS Writing Skills
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
GED Reasoning Through Language Arts
High School Business
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
IB Language A: Language and Literature
IB Language A: Literature
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Poetry
ISEE-Lower Level Verbal Reasoning
ISEE-Lower Level Writing
ISEE-Middle Level Writing
ISEE-Upper Level Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Writing
Robust Reading Class
Short Story Fairytales
STAAR EOC Prep
Study Skills and Organization