Traci L. Blalock

Educational Background

June 1995, High School Diploma, Esperanza High School, Anaheim, CA
May 1999, Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, History, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
January 2000-present, Post-Baccalaureate psychology coursework, Fullerton College and California State University, Fullerton

Relevant Work Experience

Substitute Teacher.    Elementary schools in Fullerton Unified and Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School Districts.
March 2000-Present
Provide instructin in elementary classrooms, grades K-6.

Relevant Volunteer Experience

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Advocate for a child that is a dependent of the court in the County of Orange
May 2000-Present
Advocate for a child's welfare and child's needs and wants in juvenile court, maintain contact and communication with all individuals involved in the child's case (i.e. social worker, attorneys, therapists), spend time with child on outings, work on behavior modification, continue education through in-service training sessions, completed extensive training and screening program for eligibility.
Approximately 20-30 hours per month.

Joint Educational Project. Assistant to an elementary teacher in an urban, bilingual classroom.
September 1995-December 1995
Worked in a bilingual elementary classroom assisting a teacher in conjunction with a college course. Duties included assisting students in both Spanish and English, working closely with teacher, preparing visual aides for instruction.
Approximately 4 hours per week.

Other Work Experience

Medical Billing Specialist/Office Coordinator. Surf City Sports Chiropractic, William A. Brown, D.C.
September 1999-December 2000
Set up company database of patients, submitted billing to insurance companies and patients, contacted insurance companies regarding billing issues, kept all computer files updated, contacted patients for necessary information.

Student Supervisor/Customer Service Representative.University Bookstore at USC, Course Materials Department.
January 1996-May 1999
Student supervisor senior year, organized work schedules for all student workers, helped professors with textbook orders, contacted publishers for return clearances and order status, helped customers with inquiries.

Paper Presentation

Blalock, T.L., Kyle, D. J., DuBois, T. & Hille, K. (2001). Cyber sex, phone sex, or physical sex: What's cheating?. Poster presentation to be presented at Western Psychological Association Conference, 2001, Maui, HI.

Relevant Academic Activities

Author of Statistics Web Site
Summer 2000
Created web based statistical tutorial complete with examples of basic statistics problems and self quizzes to supplement a course being taught by Diana Kyle, M.A., at Fullerton College.

Relevant Academic Coursework

Completed:    Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Research Methods, Basic Statistics, Advanced Statistics
Psychological Testing, Learning & Memory(lab), Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology
In Progress:     Theories & Techniques of Counseling, Advanced Social Science Computer Applications, Exceptional Individuals

Professional Group Memberships

Western Psychological Assocation, student affiliate, 2000.

Awards and Honors

Phi Beta Kappa.    1998.     Honor society awarded in junior year for 3.9 or higher grade point average.
Phi Kappa Phi.    1996 & 1998.     Freshman recognition for academic achievement and inducation as a full member
into the honor society during junior year based on grade point average.
Golden Key Honor Society     1999.     Academic honor society.
Dean's Scholarship     1995-1999.     Academic scholarship, University of Southern California.


Proficient in data entry and analysis, SPSS, Word, Excel, Powerpoint.