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Duncan Hubbell

Duncan Hubbell

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA USA

"Let people know your name and your reputation. Stand out from others."

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Duncan's work combines: Education, Law, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Adjunct Instructor

I teach anywhere from one to three classes a semester at the university level.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    West Springfield High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Special Education and Teaching, General

    University of Virginia

  • Graduate Degree

    Special Education and Teaching, General

    Old Dominion University

  • Certification

    Basic Law Enforcement

    Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy

  • Vocational

    Submarine Officers' Basic Course

    Naval Submarine School

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Adjunct Instructor:

Bachelor's Degree: Education, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Joined the Army.

  • 2.

    Went to the United States Military Academy at West Point, but found out that I did not fit there.

  • 3.

    Went to a community college and studied psychology. While there, I did volunteer work with those identified as having an intellectual disability that were placed in an institution.

  • 4.

    Transferred to the University of Virginia and changed my major to special education.

  • 5.

    Taught in an institution.

  • 6.

    Was a police officer.

  • 7.

    Returned to teaching working with children identified as having developmental delays.

  • 8.

    Joined the Navy. Ended up going to the submarine school and served on various submarines and staffs. After being injured, left the Navy and returned to teaching.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    I have heard that you need a Ph.D. or that these positions are very hard to find.

  • How I responded:

    Get your graduate degree and a lot of experience. Also, do some research and present at local and national conferences. This prepares you to teach, and it demonstrates interest in performing research and sharing it with others. Meet people. Stand out. It can happen.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I am ADHD. I was a lousy student in school. However, when I found my passion (psychology/special education), I found meaning in my life. It motivated me to do well.