TJ Naman

Doctor of Education

Trudy j. Naman is the founder and CEO of TJN Consulting, a company dedicated to motivating, training and equipping individuals for their life goals. She is currently an adjunct professor at Vanguard University and Santa Ana College. Additionally, she is a Board member and Class Liaison for Leadership Tomorrow...


"Reach for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars."
Les Brown

Her varied background affords her the opportunity to assist individuals in diverse occupations. She has worked with and served non-profit organizations for over 30 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.


"If you think education is expensive,
try ignorance"

Derek Bok

Trudy holds a Doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership; a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Educational Technology and a Master of Arts and Bachelor degree in Religious Studies.


"You will always miss 100% of the shots you don't take"
Wayne Gretzky

She is currently collaborating with other professors, around the nation, on the Kaleidoscope Project, to bring Open Educational Resources to the Education course that she teaches at Santa Ana College.

Trudy Naman from Santa Ana College, CA
eTextbook: Foundations of Education and Instructional Assessment by faculty and students at Old Dominion University

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Course Description:

Introduction to the field of education including historical and philosophical perspectives; school governance and funding; societal influences and student diversity; school curriculum standards; professional standards and teaching performance expectations. Students will independently complete a minimum of 45 hours of Service Learning (structured observation and internship/fieldwork) in local public elementary school classrooms during the semester.


"When I assign students multiple open educational resources to read about a topic, they are expected to take more ownership for their learning. They will need to think critically about the different perspectives and synthesize their understanding for sharing during class discussions and online postings."

Learn How I Use This Open Textbook in My Course


  • Effective diverse teaching styles
  • Superior communication skills
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Diversified background in leadership development


  • Developed and implemented new curriculum
  • Integrated computer technology into classes (on campus and hybrid online)
  • Taught various computer courses at elementary and higher education levels
  • Created/administered/taught computer-based courses in after-school program
  • Integrated and implemented student learning outcomes for courses
  • Instructed students from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Currently developing and collaborating with colleagues on open education resources for Ed 100: Introduction to Education Course


  • More than 25 years experience in non-profit administrative and leadership positions
  • Over 20 years organizing and implementing programs for children and adults at local and regional levels
  • Served as Vice Chair and Program Chair for the non-profit organization Leadership Tomorrow
  • Participated on more than 6 educational and community Boards
  • Currently serving on the Leadership Tomorrow Grant Committee and Co-chaired Mariners Christian School auction grossing over $200,000.00


  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher)
  • Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, Coursesmart, Schoolology, Edmodo, Edublog, Hotchalk)
  • Web 2.0 (Wikispaces, Wordpress, Voki, Glogster, Webquest, Googledocs, Voicethread)
  • Presentation software (Prezi, Animoto, Keynote, Slideshare)
  • Online course development