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Employment (listed from most recent)
English & Arts Instructor, Dover-Sherborn High School, Dover, MA. I teach various courses in literature, writing, film, acting, and public speaking. I directed the fall drama program for seven years; past productions include Antigone, The Enchanted, Much Ado About Nothing, The Importance of Being Earnest, Rhinoceros, The 39 Steps, and The Crucible. I was awarded a grant to launch a course in digital filmmaking. I also led a high school foreign exchange group to Hangzhou, China for two months. I have also tutored students in writing and SAT preparation.
Digital Filmmaking Instructor, Emerson College, Boston, MA. I taught for an intensive summer institute in the writing, direction, and production of short films.
Communications Professor, Boston University, Boston, MA. I taught an intensive summer course in communications, including journalism, advertising, public relations, television and film, for the College of Communication.
Graduate Assistant Professor, Boston University, Boston, MA. I taught an introductory survey course in the College of Communications that included study of media and society, journalism, advertising, marketing, television, film, and public relations. I also served as a teaching assistant for two directing courses (undergraduate and graduate-level), for which I edited over 25 short student films on Final Cut Pro. Other teaching assistantships included courses in film studies, film production, screenwriting, thesis preparation, and lighting.
Resident Assistant, Boston University, Boston, MA. I supervised 58 upperclassmen and graduate students in university-owned apartment housing while enforcing university policy and coordinating student activities for The Office of Residence Life.
English & Arts Instructor, Central Bucks School District, Doylestown, PA. I taught courses in American and world literature as well as Shakespeare, theater, acting, and journalism. I advised curriculum development, including authorship of the theater and journalism curricula, developed language arts courses and final exams, aligned state standards to curriculum, and developed the senior graduation project. I directed theatrical productions for the drama group, including The Crucible, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Joan, and The Twin Menaechmi. I received numerous mentions from former students as being one of their most highly influential teachers, including being student-nominated for Who's Who Among High School Teachers for three consecutive years. I also established and advised the monthly student newspaper for three years.
Education (listed from most recent)
Master of Fine Arts in Film, Boston University, Boston, MA. My coursework included film production, film history, film theory, screenwriting, directing, sound design, and cinematography. I wrote, produced, and directed six short films; two of which were accepted to festivals in Florida, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. I served as cinematographer, editor, and production assistant on numerous film shoots. My screenplay entitled Res. Life was chosen as winner of the Boston University television pilot competition. The script was produced by B.U. and broadcast by MTV-U, and the concept was also pitched in LA. I went to Los Angeles with a group of Boston University students to meet with industry professionals and learn about the industry.
Master of Arts in Theater, Villanova University, Villanova, PA. My coursework included dramatic literature, history, analysis and theory, playwriting, acting Shakespeare, and scenography. My full-length original play, Developing in a Darkroom, received special recognition in the graduate showcase two years in a row. I studied the comedy of manners and production at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I also worked on a production of Beowulf at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I also worked on graduate productions of Tartuffe (sound), The Trojan Women (lights), and By the Bog of Cats (props).
Bachelor of Arts in English, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA. Studied minors in theatre, creative writing, and German. I received departmental honors in English, the Cub and Key award for "outstanding leadership in campus activities," the Summer Fellow Award to conduct advanced research in English (topic: narratology), the Elizabeth Rockefeller McCain Prize for "the greatest ability in the use of the English language as evidenced by work in composition and literature," the Wayne F. Millward Memorial Prize "For excellence in the theatre program" and the creative writing prize for best fiction. I was inducted into Phi Betta Kappa, Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society) and Phi Sigma Iota (National Foreign Language Honor Society). I published three stories in the literary magazine, acted in various productions, and co-directed and designed a production during senior year.
Bachelor of Arts Student, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. I was awarded the Dana Scholar prize, the highest freshman honor at the college, for "academic promise, good character, and leadership potential." I also edited the student newspaper, the literary magazine, and the college humor magazine.
Additional graduate coursework in education, media, and technology conducted at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.
In addition to the various film and theatrical productions noted above, a scene from my full-length play, Developing in a Darkroom, was published in an anthology by Applause Books called Duo: The Best Scenes for Two in the 21st Century (available at Amazon). I am currently exploring a reading or production of the same play. Two papers that I wrote while studying media at Harvard University, entitled “The Question of Ethical Journalism” and “Media Manipulation: Women and Race,” were published by Harvard University in a compendium of lessons for media teachers.