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IT Project Leader for Faculty Applications

University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine

Led development team managing online tools for the appointment, reappointment, and promotion of 1700 full time faculty. Expanded suite of applications from 2 to over 20. Gathered requirements, developed prototypes, wrote specifications, managed rollout, and garnered client and user buy-in at all levels. Conducted presentations and training to Deans, Vice-Deans, Department Chairs, and those who hold the real power: Administrative Assistants.As part of a larger development team for the School of Medicine, led efforts on developing and improving user experience and intuitive interfaces. Acted as a Usability Evangelist to team, School, and University.


Assessment Author & Technical Advisor

Wrote pre-employment tests for a variety of technical disciplines, including Relational Database Management Systems, PHP4, SQL Server for Developers, SQL 92, and ASP. Served as technical advisor to product management staff to answer questions and explain complicated technologies.


Technology Director & Policy Advisor

Ballen for State Representative

As part of a "kitchen" cabinet for a potential Pennsylvania State Representative, helped develop online strategy, build online presence, and manage constituent communication. Worked elections, both primary and general to build awareness of issues and candidate.


Director of Technology

Focus Pointe, Inc.

Managed IT strategy and support for a multi-location market research and focus group company. Oversaw technology transformation from patchwork computer systems and network to integrated IT policy and systems. Handled IT client relationships and vendor contracts. Managed software licensing and desktop support. Managed development process to move Access 98 application to web-based infrastructure.



JournalWebCite, LLC

Started web-based company serving academic libraries to service their bibliographic management needs. Online product allowed libraries to manage their collections and processes. Duties included sales, development, support, marketing, accounting, and finance.


Director of Assessment Technologies

Started as employee #12 and helped build company to 135 employees in 3.5 years. Helped expand offering from a handful of pre-employment tests to three product lines including interactive Software Skills, Clerical Skills,and Tech-Tests. Managed process to move from desktop application, to enterprise, to web-based tool. Helped transition from independent company through acquisition to large division of a national organization.Know It All was a startup that grew to a national leader in pre-employment assessments. It was acquired in early 2000 by TalentPoint, who changed its name to Kenexa in the late summer of 2000.


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Taught undergraduate courses in computer science, including Introduction to Computing, Using Computer Software, and Introductory VB Programming.


Aug 2005May 2009


University of Pennsylvania

An intensive program in Emerging technology, technology management, and MBA courses in leadership, management, and business. Specific courses included:

  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • IT Security & Privacy
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • 4G Wireless
  • Management of Technology Innovation
  • Strategic Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Total Leadership
  • Management of New Venture Initiation
  • Models & Tools for Marketing


Approximately 2/3 of credits towards degree completedCourse work in Systems Analysis and Design, Database Design, Programming in C,Text Processing by Computer


After completing requirements for undergraduate degree in three years, spent senioryear in graduate studies for secondary education program. Completed program andwas awarded a certificate in Secondary Education.


Bachelor of Arts

Fordham University - Fordham College

Educated in the Jesuit tradition of studies, completed the Trivium and Quadrivium of Medieval Liberal Arts: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric (classes in Writing, Logical Philosophy, and Literature),

as well as Arithmetic, Geometry, Music, and Astronomy (in the form of Calculus, Music Theory, and Modern Astronomy).

Also completed concentration on Modern East Asian Studies, including coursework in modern Chinese, Japanese, and Southeast Asian histories.


Interpersonal Skills
Translating Tech-Speak Training on new applications Negotiation
Employee Engagement & Motivation
Public Speaking
User Experience and Interface Management
Usability Testing Best Practices in Form Design Designing for User Delight Design Heuristics
Application Design
Requirements Analysis Database Design & Optimization Prototyping Interaction Design Documentation
Product Management


Nine-Year Trends in Faculty Gender Statistics, 2008Stephanie Abbuhl MD, Patricia Scott BA, Lucy Wolf Tuton PhD, Anne R. Cappola MD ScM, Ben Adams BA, Andrea B. Troxel ScD, Mary D. Sammel ScDPoster Presentation given at 2008 AAMC meeting


Patient Oriented Research

University of Pennsylvania