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Dr. Swisher’s Credentials

Virginia SwisherDr. Virginia Swisher, Ph.D., MA, BA is recognized as a subject matter expert on Problem Resolution and Critical/Creative Thinking issues. She was appointed to a three year term with the U.S. Sentencing Commision’s Victim Advisory Group in November 2012 and a second three year term in November 2015.  Dr. Swisher is also a member of the National Organization for Victim Assistance. She is a certified empowerment and motivational coach.

  • Academia: Ph.D. Degree, Public Administration
  • Academia: MA Degree, Public Administration
  • Academia: MA Degree, Psychology
  • Academia: BA Degree, Psychology
  • Academia: Adjunct Professor in Criminal Justice, University of Phoenix
  • Special Training:
    • Served as Second Circuit Representative for a national working group which
      • Rewrote Publication 107, “The Presentence Investigation” (the guiding monograph for probation officers)
    • Facilitator for planning sessions:
      • Facilitator for the Federal Judicial Center’s New Officer Orientation
    • Critical Thinking facilitator:
      • Facilitator for “Putting Critical Thinking Skills to Use”
      • Empowerment and motivational coach – certified training through Jay Block
      • Designated by the University of Phoenix as a subject matter expert (“SME”) in critical and creative thinking, and victimology
  • Employment:
    • 20 year career with Federal Probation:
      • 6 years as a federal sentencing guidelines specialist
      • 10 years as supervisor
    • 4 year career as a Personnel (HR) Officer with the US Air Force
    • Founder, director, and CEO of Problem Solving Consultants
    • Currently serves as an Associate Faculty of Criminal Justice

Angela Buer’s Credentials

Angela BuerAngela Buer, MA (Art Education), BA with honors (Art History), BFA with honors (Painting) is an accomplished and recognized expert in advanced professional levels of graphic design, desktop publishing, and presentation software in both Macintosh and PC operating systems. Ms. Buer is an experienced and proven problem solver for clients experiencing issues with digital media, graphic design, and professional presentations. She has applied her skills to helping clients address branding, marketing, and promotion issues in a variety of industries including publishing, education, entertainment, fine arts, advertising, and healthcare. She has served as an advertising coordinator, art director, and designer for clients in both the national and international markets. She is currently contracted as an associate faculty for University of Phoenix in the College of Humanities and Sciences as well as the College of Information Systems and Technology as well as an adjunct faculty member for the MCCCD at Scottsdale Community College. She teaches in many different disciplines including, but not limited to: Humanities, Professional Development, Art History, Graphic Design, Digital Media, and Critical Thinking.

She is also currently the Manager for Art of Birthing Center, located in Marina Del Rey, CA – and an independent entrepreneur with her own line of body butters and skin cremes –