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Duane Rawlings, Instructor Business Technology Program

Duane Rawlings

Program Coordinator, Clinical Instructor

Office: RFC Building Office #262

(208) 282-3190

duanerawlings@isu.edu

Professional Work Experience

  • Investment Advisor – 11 years
  • Human Resources Manager – 7 years
  • High School Baseball Coach – 6 years
  • Business Owner – 4 years
  • Adjunct Faculty, Marketing & Management Program – 2 years
  • Career & Employment Retention Specialist – 2 years
  • Instructor, College of Technology BT Program – 4 year

 Career Highlights

  • Started a business with my sister from a simple idea she had one day and have turned it into a growing, thriving venture that now has a presence in 32 states and Puerto Rico
  • Helping students find that “aha” moment to break through what they had previously thought as a barrier and to go on and find success.

 One of My Favorite Professional Experiences…

My favorite experience is anytime a student or athlete comes up to me and thanks me.  Just to know that somehow, however small or big it might have been, I had a positive impact on that person’s life. There is no better feeling, or reward, than simply knowing I had some small part in a person’s success.  I am humbled and grateful every time someone stops to talk to me that I once mentored, taught, or coached.

Lindsay Allen, Instructor, Business Technology program

Lindsay Allen

Clinical Instructor

Office: RFC Building Office #262

(208) 282-3298

lindsayallen@isu.edu

Professional Work Experience

  • Office Management – 20 years
  • Executive Assistant – 4 years
  • Operations Assistant – 4 years
  • Technical Assistant – 4 years
  • Instruction Assistant, College of Technology BT Program – 4 years
  • Instructor, College of Technology BT Program – 2 years
  • Certified Ergonomic Specialist – 8 years
  • Certified Administrative Professional – 10 years

Career Highlights

  • Planning, organizing, and traveling to exciting places for company events and meetings in: New York City, NY; San Francisco, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Houston, TX; New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; and Salt Lake City, UT.
  • As a BT graduate myself, I’ve had many wonderful opportunities and experiences throughout my career, because of the knowledge and skills I gained through the BT Program years ago. Now I have come full circle to teach in the program I graduated from and love.

Favorite Professional Experience

Planning and attending special events that recognize employees for their achievements, has always been one of my favorite roles throughout my administrative career. Seeing the look of elation on their faces at retirement parties or award recognition banquets, when they realize how much they are appreciated, is one of the best experiences in the world to be a part of.  

Nikole Layton, Clinical Instructor

Nikole Layton

Clinical Instructor

Office: RFC Building Office #261

(208) 282-3328

nikolelayton@isu.edu

Professional Work Experience
  • Healthcare Administrative Manager – 2 years
  • Office Manager – 5 years
  • Sales Representative – 4 years
  • Bookkeeper – 6 years
  • Business Consultant – 2 years
  • Bank Teller – 2 years
 Career Highlights
  • As a business consultant, I had the opportunity to help businesses improve their operations by creating business and marketing plans, as well as performing marketing and industrial research. In addition, I filled out grant applications to assist in funding non-profit organizations and governmental agencies.
  • As a sales representative, I was able to travel and visit customers. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of really amazing people and build life-long relationships.
 One of My Favorite Professional Experiences…

My favorite professional experience was when I was grading homework assignments for a data analytic class. While I was grading those assignments, I realized that I wanted to become an instructor. As an instructor, I have really enjoyed working with students and watching them succeed in their school programs and in their careers.