2010 M.A.T. Education, Marywood University, Scranton, PA.
College of Education and Human Development
2008 B.A. History/Political Science, Marywood University, Scranton, PA.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
2014 – present Freelance Writer/Videographer, Plains, PA. Edited book manuscripts for publication and
compiled footnotes, bibliography, and indexes. Wrote blog posts for clients while incorporating SEO/SEM techniques. Created professional video packages and audio podcasts.
2013 Photojournalist, WHP-TV/CBS 21, Harrisburg, PA. Shot steady, white balanced and sequenced video. Collected meaningful and compelling natural sound. Took a vested interest and major role when gathering stories. Knowledge and use of all equipment available for the production of video news. Made deadlines with accurate and clean tapes by checking the edits when finished. Creative approach to presenting visually interesting news stories.
2013 – 2014 Correspondent/Columnist, Weekender, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Conducted interviews, researched backgrounds and accurately quoted attributions, collaborated with editor and contributing editors on changes and revisions, and authored short news briefs and in-depth features, including cover stories.
2011 – 2013 Coordinator of Public Relations & New Media, Marywood University, Scranton, PA. Document and collected information in the best presentable manner for the general public, utilize social media and emerging technologies, compose feature stories for Marywood Magazine.
HONORS AND CERTIFICATIONS
2010 Pennsylvania State Secondary Education Teaching Certifications, English/Social Studies, Grades 7 – 12.
2010 Best Author, Electric City, Scranton, PA.
2006 Dean’s List, Marywood University, Scranton, PA.
2006 Phi Alpha Theta, Undergraduate Honors Society, Marywood University, Scranton, PA.
2014 101 Facts of Love: The Science of Relationships. Published by Avventura Press.
2011 NEPATIZED: Behind the People and Controversies that Define Us. Published by Avventura Press.
2010 Thumbing Through Thoreau: A Book of Quotations by Henry David Thoreau. Published by Tribute Books.
2014 Author’s Night, Valley Community Library, Peckville, PA.
2012 Community Connections to Our Watershed Student Environmental Forum Keynote Speech, Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks, Moosic, PA.
2012 Publishing in the Digital Landscape, Fifth Annual Faculty Symposium, Marywood University, Scranton, PA.
2011 Environmental Lecture Series, Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, Moscow, PA.
2011 Second Annual Scranton Zine Fest, Scranton, PA.
2010 Second Annual Pages & Places Book Festival, Scranton, PA.
2010 Sixty-ninth Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society, Concord, MA.
2008 Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau: A Comparative Analysis of the State of Nature and its Dimensions within a
Historical Context, Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention, Albuquerque, NM.
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2014 – present Adjunct Lecturer, Lackawanna College, Scranton, PA. Stimulate instruction in composition and rhetoric and guided students at various learning and age levels through writing process.
2014 – present Adjunct Lecturer, Lackawanna College, Scranton, PA. Measured learning outcomes through multiple forms of assessment, created student-centered objectives in alignment with core curricula and organized individual student conferences.
2012 Adjunct Lecturer, Marywood University, Scranton, PA. Promoted an engaging and enriching learning environment through student-centered instruction and integrated technology that appealed to a variety of learning styles and needs.
2010 – 2011 Adjunct Lecturer, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Developed course curricula in alignment with school mission, managed the classroom through facilitation and task-oriented activities, and collaborated with administration and faculty to share information, strategies and materials.
2010 Student Teacher, Carbondale Area High School & Wyoming Valley West Middle School, Kingston, PA. Readily adapted lesson plans for students with a variety of academic abilities and differing levels of inclusion, facilitated parent-teacher relations, and evaluated academic performance using PSSA standards.
2006 English Language Tutor, SCOLA Volunteers for Literacy, Scranton, PA. Helped ESL students develop strategies for improving their communication skills and verbal fluency in English; utilized assistive technology to help ESL and ELL students acquire basic reading and writing competencies, and established learning environments that met the intellectual and social needs of each student.
GRANTS AND FUNDING
July 2012: Centennial Arboretum Video Project, Awarded $2,200 funding to develop and produce a series of micro-documentaries highlighting different tree species of the campus arboretum – Served as P.I.
2008 – 2009; 2014 Research Assistant, Marywood University, Department of Social Sciences, Compiled bibliography, fact checked footnotes/endnotes, and edited manuscript for grammar and usage for Kathleen Munley, Ph.D.
2014, 2015 PA Live, WBRE-TV, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
2012 Länge Sieben, ARD German Public Broadcasting, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Germany.
2012 ECTV Live, Electric City Television, Scranton, PA.
2011, 2013 The Jeff Walker Show, WKRZ-FM, Pittston, PA.
2011 Pennsylvania Authors, PCN-TV, Harrisburg, PA.
2010, 2011, 2014 Art Scene, WVIA-FM, Pittston, PA.
2002, 2007, 2010 Homegrown Music, WVIA-FM, Pittston, PA.
2013 Habitat for Humanity, Durbin, WV.
2009 United Neighborhood Centers of America, Scranton, PA.
2007 International Volunteer, San Lucas, Guatemala.
2006 Hurricane Katrina Relief Worker, New Orleans, LA.
• ENG 110: Introduction to Literature
• ENG 110: College Writing
• Core 110: English Composition
• Core 099: Fundamentals of Writing