Robert Peterson

Robert Peterson

Education

Education
2005 - 2009

PhD

University of Wollongong

- Specialization in information technology in education and training

- PhD research involved the development of a website and virtual community of practice for special education stakeholders in Bulgaria (http://www.specialeducationbulgaria.com).- University Postgraduate Award stipend and full tuition scholarship

1994 - 1998

Bachelor of Science

Cornell University

- Committee on the Support of Teaching and Learning- Richard H. Holzer Memorial Scholarship; Dean’s List- Fulbright Postgraduate Finalist (Education, Australia and Education, Bulgaria)

Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present

Senior Planner / Project Manager

Ecology and Environment

- Act as a client-facing project manager for CPUC contracts. Manage all aspects of CEQA document development from proposal writing to circulation of the draft and public meetings and submittal of the final CEQA document to the client.

- Work directly with Chief Marketing Officer on proposals for various public utilities projects and to develop and presented quality assurance materials for CEQA author training including template sections and a detailed process-flow diagram that describes third-party CEQA review and EIR/IS/MND development.

-Specialize in preparing the project description, purpose and objectives, and alternatives sections including the identification, screening, and evaluation of alternatives for public utility projects. Proven expertise a managing data-gap analyses and tracking applicant responses for large-scale, multi-year projects.

-Author and review various sections of CEQA and NEPA documents including project description; public services and utilities, geology, soils, and minerals; transportation and traffic, population and housing, hydrology, hazards, cultural resources, cumulative impacts, responses to comments, and others.

-Facilitate and present at public, agency, client, and applicant meetings.

- Reputation for completing final writing, editing, and organization of environmental documents and coordinating delivery of high-quality documents to clients on tight deadlines. 

Apr 2005 - Mar 2008

Research Assistant and Lecturer

University of Wollongong

- Taught EDUE 314: Interactivity and the Web, a course on using the Internet in teaching. Redesigned the course and syllabus. High marks earned on teacher and course evaluations.

- Research assistant for child development and computer gaming and Internet-based professional development in rural areas research projects. Conducted extensive literature reviews; assisted with grant applications; and collected and compiled video data from research classrooms.

- Organized and posted content to a custom e-learning module (http://www.uow.edu.au/educ/janison) and the Authentic Task Design website (http://www.authentictasks.uow.edu.au). Created the Australian Centre for Educational Leadership website (http://www.uow.edu.au/educ/research/CEL/index.html), and prepared a newsletter and conference brochure.

May 2003 - Feb 2005

Technical Writer

Genmark Automation

- Created manufacturing engineering documentation including work instructions, AutoCAD drawings, and quality checklists for the assembly, test and calibration, and shipping departments.- Interviewed engineers and factory workers to create ISO 9000 procedures and checklists. Reported findings to quality manager to develop process improvement strategies.- Researched new and existing products to develop and update manuals, quick reference guides, service procedures, sales and marketing materials, and other documents for publication print and online (http://www.genmarkautomation.com).- Developed training materials and assisted with training seminars on robotics equipment.

Jun 2002 - May 2003

Instructional Designer

Aries Technology

- Worked with the graphics and Web development departments and subject matter experts to publish Web-Based Training courses with interactive exercises. Used storyboarding techniques.

- Created exams and posted them to the online assessment system database.

- Authored, in Microsoft FrontPage, a semester-long course called Aries Net+ (Network+) and new versions of Aries’ two, semester-long A+ courses. Edited Aries Server+.

- Conducted a usability study of Aries’ Web site (http://www.aries.net) to spearhead a site redesign project. Used Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver to create a sample home page.

- Received the highest possible employee rating for my review.

Additional Professional Experience

- Information Developer, Michaels & Associates, LLC., Scottsdale, AZ, 12/2002-12/2003 (contract)

- Desktop Publisher, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 10/2001-06/2002

- Technical Writer, Tokyo Electron Phoenix Laboratories, Tempe, AZ, 02/2001-10/2001- Web Content Editor, contract, New Vision International, Phoenix, AZ, 10/2000-01/2001- Technical Recruiting Associate, Ajilon LLC., Phoenix, AZ, 02/2000-10/2000- Assistant Researcher, Du Pont Pioneer Hi-Bred, Inc., Des Moines, IA, 09/1999-02/2000- Associate Editor, Water Environment Federation, Alexandria, VA, 11/1998-08/1999- Public Relations Assistant, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, Summer 1996 and 1997- Staff Writer, Cornell University Office of Academic Programs, Ithaca, NY, 10/1994-06/1998

Affiliations & Volunteering

Technical Skills Summary

- Proficient with Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver, FrameMaker, ImageReady, and PhotoShop; EndNote; HTML and XHTML; FileZilla (FTP); Mahara (e-portfolio management); Microsoft Excel, FrontPage, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, and Word; Moodle (course management); phpBB (discussion forums); Web 2.0 open-source installs and management; digital and video cameras; and usability testing.- Moderate experience with Adobe Flash and Illustrator; Autodesk AutoCAD; CSS; Corel Draw; Google SketchUp Pro; Microsoft Access; website accessibility; semiconductor robotics; and Ethernet network design and maintenance.

Awards

- Best Academic Paper award, ePortfolio international conference, Maastricht, the Netherlands- Outstanding Paper award, ED-MEDIA international conference, Vienna- Best Poster Display, Higher Degree Research conference, Wollongong, Australia

- Scholarship award for ED-MEDIA international conference, Honolulu, Hawaii- Scholarship award for Apple Computer Innovative Technology Schools Conference, Sydney- Scholarship award for International Consortium for Educational Development Conference, Sheffield, UK- Outstanding Student Worker award, Cornell University, Ithaca

Skills

Skills

CSS, AutoCAD, and Google SketchUp Pro

HTML/XHTML, Web 1.0 and 2.0 site development

Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Visio

Adobe PhotoShop, Dreamweaver, FrameMaker, and Acrobat

Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Certifications

Certifications

AICP

American Institute of Certified Planners

Bulgarian Language Certifications

ALTE and Sofia University

Network+

CompTIA

A+

CompTIA