In-depth experience as an audiovisual professional. Produced a wide range of corporate profile, educational & training videos. Wrote and edited copy for brochures, annual reports, production scripts, and press kits. Strong balance of professional practitioner in film/video industry, and academic lecturer at the university level.
Writer/Director, 13% Thirteen Percent, Dream Factory, Washington, DC, 2011-2013 Feature length documentary film that followed the trajectory of HIV/AIDS in African American community. Distributed to Magic Johnson’s cable broadcast channel, Aspire, Snag Films Distribution, and to Russia Today; RT TV. Trailer may be seen at:
Director, Media Production Center, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2006-2011.
Set philosophical vision and programmatic goals for new Media Production Center. Devised 5-year educational and business plan. Devised and managed MPC annual budget
Recruit new personnel; orientate, supervise, and provide related training to new personnel-both technical and educational Designed floor plans and artist renderings for building new infrastructure
Conduct due diligence on, hire and coordinate with local contractors, electricians, carpenters, metal fabricators for building:
Photo studio Sound booth
Sound stage Control room
Supply room Light grid
Make up room Green room
Post Production Suite Director’s office
Researched and ordered up-to-date HD audiovisual technology in coordination with international vendors; set curriculum framework for developing media workshops and seminars, elective courses, and private industry training workshops;
Created marketing strategy developed promotional media campaigns for MPC; provided support to president, deans, and faculty’s audiovisual needs; attended educational and media industry related conferences and presented media research papers; provided on-going training for members of MPC team to keep abreast of new tips, tools and technological advancements within the audiovisual industry; coordinated with external sources to address audiovisual needs.
Senior Communications Lecturer, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2004-2006
Conducted cost/benefit analysis for University’s e-Learning website.
Built prototype for new e-Learning website (WebCT)
Edited Engineering Department’s ABET faculty manual in preparation for departmental accreditation
Devised curriculum framework for new audiovisual multimedia-based orientation program for Engineering Department majors
Coordinated presentation introducing multimedia interactive simulations to support English-based program
Designed advanced level course in Mass Communication
Instruct courses for Communications and Business majors
Scriptwriter and Public Relations Specialist, Saudi Aramco Oil Company, Public Relations Department, Saudi Arabia, October 2002 to November 2003,
Led 5-member team in designing media campaigns to leverage greater public awareness about company’s outreach efforts.
Coordinated Loss Prevention safe driving orientation program inclusive of concept development, scriptwriting, and directing video productions
Lead researcher/writer on Two-Gas 3-year, multi-phased media campaign
Planned “Buckle Up… Slow Down” 5-year nationwide safe driver media campaign
Developed strategy resulting in a 25% increase in visitation to Aramco Exhibit Hall
Project manager for 10-day VIP visitation of 15 U.S. goodwill ambassadors to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Marketing Director-Byte Back Computer Company, Washington, DC. 1995-1997.
Led 3-member team in designing outreach materials for media campaigns
Supervised fundraising campaigns resulting in raising company’s revenues by 20%
Wrote press releases for radio, television, and print media
Conducted staff development in marketing and media communications
Public speaker advocating benefits of company’s technology services to the wider DC community
Cultivated strong communications with media that resulted in building student base by 25%
Project Manager-Edunetics Educational Technology Corporation, Arlington, VA, 1993-1995.
Began as Curriculum Writer with innovative company focused on utilizing state-of-the-art computer technology to develop multimedia based educational tools
Project managed 4.3 million dollar urban technology integration initiative
Coordinated installation of computer hardware and software
Designed technology-based teacher training program
Consulted with subject matter experts to devise integrated, computer-centered educational curricula, associated videotapes, interactive CD ROMs, and Internet based administrative tools
Created the Minor Institute for Integrated Teacher Technology Training
University Instruction and Training
Communications Lecturer (adjunct), School of Radio, Television, and Film, Howard University, Washington, DC 1999-2001
Taught freshmen thru senior level courses in Mass. Comm.,
Coordinated intern placement with local audiovisual production companies, TV broadcast, and graphic design houses
Co-creator of “Break it Down,” a student produced, politically oriented weekly TV talk show that aired over PBS affiliate WHMM
Coached student who won first place in the annual Larry Neil Writing Contest.
English Lecturer, English Department, University of Maryland, Asian Division, Seoul Korea and Okinawa, Japan, 1989-93.
Designed courses in:
Comp 100 (refresher/ESL)
Comp 101 (standard)
Comp 102 (advanced)
Creator of Fade to Black, a film/literature/composition course aimed at analyzing the role of media in shaping social/cultural perceptions.
Wrote several papers on the role of audiovisual technology’s influence on modern day society
Curriculum Writer/Teacher Trainer, ELS Chongno, Seoul, Korea, 1988-89
Designed curriculum in Business English for management executives of Sam Sung and Gold Star industries
Trained teachers in modern, culturally relevant techniques used in oral and written business communications.
Education & Skills
PhD Candidate, Instructional Technology, University of Maryland
Masters Degree, Curriculum & Instruction, Bank Street College of Education, NYC
Bachelors Degree, Media Communications, Radio, TV, & Film, School of Visual Arts, NYC