Work History

Work History
2008 - Present

Writer/Editor

Anderson Editing
  • Editor or contributing writer of more than thirty products for JIST Publishing, including assessments, workbooks, reference books, and instructional resources.
  • Ghostwriter or contributing writer on a variety of titles including film scripts, trade books, and textbooks.
2006 - 2008

Product Line Manager

JIST Publishing
  • Managed and expanded million dollar assessment product line, including acquisitions, marketing, and development.
  • Responsible for the acquisition, development, copyediting, and writing of over seventy products, including books, workbooks, instructor's materials, Web content, and assessments.
  • Developed new online assessment materials and online course offerings.
  • Trained sales staff and contributed to company wide marketing and sales strategy.
2005 - 2006

Director of Academic Advising

Distance Learning Systems
  • Directed a team of academic advisors for a distance learning education program with an active enrollment of 8,000 students.
  • Spearheaded several academic initiatives including online instruction, the creation and administration of Web-based discussion forums, and extensive curriculum revision.
1997 - 2005

English Instructor

University of Illinois

Designed and taught thirty-six sections of twelve different literature and composition courses including: freshman composition; advanced expository writing; surveys of fiction, American Literature, and the short story; and courses in the Academic Writing Program

Assisted students outside of class by providing additional tutoring, independent editing, recommendations, and career counseling.

Ranked "Excellent" on ICES teacher evaluations all 14 semesters.

Education

Education
1997 - 1999

Master of Arts

University of Illinois

Cumulative GPA: 3.95/4.0

1993 - 1997

Bachelor of Arts

Indiana University

Cumulative GPA: 3.96/4.0

Business Certification

Psychology Minor

Summary

Results-oriented writer/editor with five years of experience in acquisitions, development, production, and product line management. Published author and ghostwriter with numerous titles covering a wide variety of products, including workbooks, textbooks, assessments, film scripts, instructor's resources, reference books, and trade titles. Innovative and efficient, will handle any job from start to finish quickly and within budget.

Awards and Accomplishments

§Author of Standard Hero Behavior, Young Hoosier Book Award and Cybil Award nominee

§Winner of the Campus Wide Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and College of Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2004

§Leo B. Kneer English Department Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000

§Who’s Who Among American Teachers 2000 and 2005