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Work experience

Jun 2010Jul 2010

Group Leader

The Experiment in International Living

Facilitated the learning experience among high school participants during a four-week experiential learning program called "United Kingdom: Capturing Britain on Film." I taught students about basic principles of documentary filmmaking as they created their own film as we traveled throughout the United Kingdom. In addition to encouraging student growth, welfare and safety, I also administered program logistics/budget and acted as a liaison between EIL partners, host families, participants, participants' parents and the Vermont staff of EIL

Aug 2004Aug 2009

Assistant Professor of Communication

Pine Manor College
Jan 2007May 2007

Visiting Lecturer

Semester at Sea

Taught "Intercultural Communication," "Cinema and National Identity" and "Mass Media Systems Around the World" and led field-expeditions during a 14-week voyage around the world, visiting the following ports: Nassau, The Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Salvador, Brazil; Cape Town, South Africa; Port Louis, Mauritius; Chennai, India; Penang, Malaysia; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (with a side trip to Cambodia); Hong Kong; Qingdao, China; Kobe, Japan; Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA; San Diego, California, USA

Sep 2000May 2004

Teaching and Research Assistant

Temple University

Taught "Introduction to Mass Media" class, led recitation/lab sections of "Media in Everyday Life," "Electronic Information Gathering" and "Introduction to TV Production" classes, contributed numerous articles to the Temple University School of Communication & Theater's Alumni Magazine (2001 edition), assisted in compiling data for the accreditation report for the Department of Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising and assisted with various research projects

Jan 2003Dec 2003

Adjunct Professor of Communication

Arcadia University

Taught "Introduction to Communications" over the course of two academic semesters

Sep 2002Dec 2003

Adjunct Professor of Communication

Drexel University

Taught "Mass Media and Society" and "Principles of Corporate Communication" over the course of three academic semesters

Aug 2001May 2002

Housing and Programming Resident Assistant

The International House of Philadelphia

Acted as a liaison between residents and the larger International House community, addressing issues of resident satisfaction and cooperation among people from around the world

May 1999Jun 2000

Non-Linear Editor and Producer

Haley Productions (now Allied Pixel)

Worked closely with clients on projects that required video editing and project management. Specific duties include developing creative concepts, storyboarding, overseeing quality control, developing websites, compressing video for CD and web use and editing on the Media 100 non-linear editing system. Clients included DuPont Pharmaceuticals, CertainTeed, B101 Radio and the Heinz Wildlife Refuge

Oct 1998Mar 1999

Planning and Research Assistant

American University

Compiled data, processed survey sheets for statistical analysis, researched details necessary to publish the Academic Data Reference Book for American University

Jun 1998Aug 1998

Administrative Assistant

Automatic Data Processing

Interacted with customers, initiated reorganization projects, conflict resolution with customers

Sep 1997May 1998

Teaching Assistant

American University

Assisted with "Visual Literacy" class for two academic semesters

Oct 1996Aug 1997

Alumni Office Assistant

Ursinus College

Job duties included typing, filing, answering phones and other office duties

Sep 1994May 1997

Academic Tutor

Ursinus College

Assisted local high school students comprehend difficult concepts in mathematics and German

Jun 1994Aug 1995

Camp Counselor

Warwick Township Summer Camp

Facilitated and supervised creative and sports activities for children ages 5 through 12 


Sep 1993May 1997


Ursinus College

Graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude

G.P.A.:  3.78


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