Dr. Adiagha Mbonisi

Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Services and Master in Curriculum & Instruction.


Lee College - Baytown, Houston, TX
Distance Education Online Faculty Training, 2012

Capella University - Minneapolis, MN
Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Services - 2011

University of Houston Houston, TX
Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (Math) 2000
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (Math & Reading) 1998


Lee College, STEM Program, Baytown, TX
Director, 2012-Present

  • • Provide leadership and direction for all aspects of Department of Education Grant including: career education, community outreach, budget management, advising, committee membership, personal enrichment, conference and presentation development, seminars and workshops
  • • Responsible for supervising, interviewing, hiring and training employees; Planning, assigning, and directing work; Performance appraisals; Handling conflict resolutions
  • • Provide strategic and effective operational planning for programs, staffing, and facility utilization
  • • Formulate, recommend, and oversee annual operating budget; Provide fiscal accountability
  • • Implement strategic planning for productivity measurements, program goals/visions, policies and procedures, team building, and motivational techniques
  • • Actively serve on Committees (Instructional Leadership, Administrative Assembly, & Student Success Alliance) to collaborate in order to enhance education, health, and community towards college completion.
  • • Negotiate, cultivate, develop rapport and foster partnerships with ISDs, businesses, industry, other community colleges and advisory committees
  • • Approve invoices and expedite correspondence
  • • Manage webpage content for program
  • • Maintain effective communication with staff, instructors, and students
  • • Develop marketing plans, recruitment efforts, brand awareness and strategic plans to increase enrollment in STEM majors through web, print materials, product development, presentations, workshops, and relationship building
  • • Implement grant outcomes including capacity building, training activities, start-up, implementation and close out phases of grants
  • • Gather and analyze data to track key performance indicators for accountability/evaluation
  • • Provide student support services for career advising/counseling, financial assistance opportunities, follow-up calls, orientations, learning assessment, and career planning workshops


Diversified Media International, Missouri City, Texas
Business Development Consultant (contract work), 1/2004-Present

  • • Design and implement new curriculum & business tracks on a national and international level
  • • Research local, governmental, and private funding
  • • Write math curriculum, business plans and grants proposals
  • • Provide traditional & non-traditional K-12 tutoring and online teaching
  • • Provide strategic and effective operational planning for business start-ups, training, marketing, and fundraising


LoneStar College, Houston, Texas
Financial Aid Representative (contract work), 6/2011-1/2012

  • • Evaluate and verify student data
  • • Data Entry
  • • Reconcile financial aid applications
  • • Customer service


Youth Advocate Programs Inc.
Program Director - Houston, TX

• Assessments of clients, case management, develop individual service plans, and customer service
• Daily work with youth and families from the Juvenile Justice System and Child Protective Services in
education, social development, mental health, and family dynamics
•Southwest Regional Representative for Endowment Fund and Marketing Program, coordinate local
annual fundraising events, marketing, community relations, and cash handling
• Counsel individuals, groups, families, or communities regarding issues including mental health, poverty,
unemployment, and social adjustments
• Account management, maintain records, budget monitoring, developing and monitoring local advisory
board, prepare reports, supervise and train salaried and contract staff
•Develop and conduct leadership/management training in Gulf Coast area programs, recruit employees,
develop and implement performance review forms, conduct program presentations on criminal justice,
community partnership development
•Life skills & GED instructor/ Job Readiness Planning (grades 6-12)

University of Houston
Assistant Director - Houston, TX

•Facilitate college preparation program, recruit, assess, and teach low-income, first generation high school
•Create academic summer residential project & provide year-round academic support & advising
•Recruit, train, and supervise instructors, student teachers, counselors, and administrative staff
•Identify, review, and align Math & Science curriculum for college preparation program with faculty
•Inform and counsel parents & students on college & career readiness and financial aid requirements
•Facilitate operations of federally and corporately funded projects
•Manage program budgets, create annual reports, and identify supplemental funding sources
•Develop strong academic support and retention that targets student success

Houston ISD, Houston, Texas

•Technology Department Chair and Yearbook Coordinator
•Mathematics, Virtual Classroom, and Technology Teacher


2011- Child Services Training
2010- Mathematics Curriculum Writer for SES Programs
2010- Autism Training/Working with Special Needs Populations
2009- Integrating technology into the classroom
2008-2010- Management Training
2007-2008- Evidence-based Evaluation
2006- Advocacy Training Curriculum (online)
2003-2004- Texas Council of Addiction, Federal Funding Regulations
2001- 2003 - U.S. Department of Education, Technology Development and Careers, Retention and
Graduation with at-risk youth, Special Education and Learning Disorders


2006-Present- Inner City Action Network, Inc Executive Board Member (501c3)
2010 - Co-Chair, Houston Youth Advisory Council
2008-2011 – Advisory Board Member, HISD Safe & Drug-Free Schools & Communities Program
2004-2006- SHAPE Community Center (Executive Board Member Secretary) (501c3)
2004-2005- Harris County Department of Education Advisory Board Member
2002-2003- Association for Equality and Excellence in Education
1999-2001- Council of Houston Teachers


2012- Online Teaching Certification
2008- Leadership Trainer Certification
2007- Certified Anger Resolution Therapist
2004- Certified Grants Specialist
2000- Outstanding Achievements Award
1999-2000- Disney Outstanding Teacher Nominee
1997-1998- Dean’s List - University of Houston