Master of Business Administration, May 2014
Whitman School of Management
Study Abroad: International Finance and Real Estate in Eurasia in Istanbul, Turkey, March 2013
M.A. in Critical Studies in English Education, May 2000
Michigan State University
Program: Critical Studies (Overall: 3.86)
Study Abroad: Documentary Filmmaking in Mexico, Winter 1999
B.A. in English Literature, May 1997
Plattsburgh State University of New York
Cum Laude (Major: 3.68, Overall: 3.60)
Class Rank: 64th of 608
Study Abroad: University College Chester, Chester, England, Fall 1996
Features, Shorts, and Plays. 2006 - present. See CURRENT PROJECTS
Movie Malcontent. Self-published on-line movie critic. 2003 - 2006. See PAST PROJECTS
The Slaughtered Bird, horror movie web-site, based in the U.K. Guest Writer, Movie Critic. 2014 - present. (theslaughteredbird.com)
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards 2012 - Second Round Quarter-Finalist for "Wreckage"
- Only the top 25% of the 5,176 entries from the U.S. and 68 foreign countries reached the Second Round
Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition 2012 - Quarter-Finalist for "Wreckage"
- Top 25% of the 4753 entries
ScreenplayCoverage.com TOP THREE Screenplays of November 2012 for "The Making of Merciless"
-- The three highest scored screenplays of the month earn a position in the TOP THREE
Film Production Experience (IMDb)
Annulment. Short. Producer, Writer, Director. Location: Lyme, NY. July 2014.
Peacock Killer. Short. Production Assistant, Extra. Location: Camden, NY. February 2014.
Shelter. Feature. Production Assistant. Location: Brooklyn, NY. October 2013.
Before I Disappear. Feature. Driver for Richard Schiff. Location: Long Island, NY. July 2013.
Plans. Short. Script Supervisor. Location: Stoneridge, NY. June 2013.
Cold Comes the Night. Feature. Production Assistant, Extra, Double for Bryan Cranston. Location: Windham, NY. October - November 2012.
Writer's Block. Short. Production Assistant, Double for Bryan Cranston. Location: Windham, NY. October - November 2012.
The Farmer's Forum. Documentary Series. Creator, developer, producer, editor, director. Venue: WELM, Public Access, Lansing, Michigan. 1999 - 2000.
The show focused on the small, independent dairy farmers in the local area. I interviewed them to raise public awareness of their positions in the local economy and their views on the present and future of small, independent dairy farming. Each week, the show visited a family farmer on their farm and the interview addressed the important issues concerning their economic stability and way of life. See PAST PROJECTS
Oswego State University of New York. Adjunct English Instructor, 8/05 - 12/06
Utica College. Adjunct English Instructor, 1/06 – 5/06
Highline College. Seattle, WA. Full-Time Humanities Instructor, Tenured, 8/00 - 8/05
Jiao Tong University. Shanghai, China, Spring 2004
Highline Community College and Jiao Tong University coordinate a Faculty Exchange Program. Each year, Highline instructor is chosen to teach his/her discipline to doctorate Jiao Tong students.
Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan.
· Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities: Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, Spring 2000
Taught sixty students in a course entitled “The United States and the World,” examining the unities and diversities of the American experience on the basis of historical, literary, artistic, and other cultural materials.
· Writing Center Graduate Assistant, 1/99-12/99
As a Graduate Writing Consultant, worked one-on-one with diverse students including English as a Second Language and graduate students.
Mott Community College. Flint, Michigan.
· English Composition Instructor, Fall 1999
Focused on the organization and communication of thought through theme writing,emphasizing thesis statements, supported by developmental paragraphs with topic sentences and clear, convincing detail.
Lansing Community College. Lansing, Michigan.
· Writing and Reading Lab Technician, Summer 1999
Instructed remedial writing students in eight-week course focusing on basic writing development, organization, and grammar. Incorporated the use of the Internet for research and Microsoft Word for composing. This course was structured to include free-writing, peer response, and goal-setting.
State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh, New York.
· Writer’s Workshop Teaching Assistant, Fall 1995
Worked with remedial writing students through one-on-one conferences, instructional seminars, and computer writing assistance.
· Freshmen Experience Teaching Assistant, Fall 1995
Assisted Director of Equal Opportunities Program in empowering students to confront the difficulties and demands of their first year in college. The Equal Opportunities Program was created to assist students from low-income circumstances.
· Learning Center Tutor (Writing Tutor, Lab Tutor, Head Tutor), 1/95-5/96
Developed interpersonal, observational, motivational skills, and refined grammatical, stylistic, and creative writing skills. Acquired administration, time management, and computer skills.
Acciona Energy, Project Development Manager, 1/07 – 1/12
Development of renewable energy projects in New York and Ohio; coordinating siting, renewable resource assessment, community outreach, environmental permitting, construction, and energy generation.
Web-site designer and marketing manager for Thousand Islands Goat Farm, 2000-presentCape Vincent, NY.
Web address: www.1000islandsgoatfarm.com
General manager and marketing manager for Stumpf Farm Woodcrafters, 2000-present Cape Vincent, NY.
General manager and marketing manager for Stumpf Farm Honey, 2000-present Cape Vincent, NY.
Licensed New York Real Estate Agent, 3/06 - 3/08
Laurentian Realty of Clayton, NY.
“The Diabolical Blue Collar: Representations of the Working-Class as Violent Savages and Sexual Predators in Popular Film Texts.” 30th Popular Culture Association and 22nd American Culture Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana, April 20th, 2000.
“Intersections of Student Culture and Critical Literacy: Perspectives on Sociopolitical, Socioeconomic, Technology, and Pop Culture in an Equitable Language Arts Classroom.” MSU/Michigan Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference on the English Language Arts - “Literacy, Technology, and Equity: Challenges for the Language Arts.” East Lansing, Michigan, April 1, 2000.
“Malick for the Cultural Literacy Classroom: Using the Movies of Filmmaker Terrence Malick to Examine the Exploitation, Marginalization, and Alienation of the Socioeconomic Underclass.” Midwestern Conference on Film, Language, and Literature. Dekalb, Illinois, March 31, 2000.
“Documentary Filmmaking or Scene Re-Creation for the Critical Pedagogy Classroom.” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters 2000 Annual Meeting. Saginaw, Michigan, March 10th, 2000.
“‘And Ya’ Don't Stop:’ The Use of Rap and Hip Hop in the New Millennium Language Arts Classroom.” Michigan Council of Teachers of English Fall Conference - “Moving to the Millennium: Where Are We Going? Where Have We Been?” Lansing, Michigan, October 8th, 1999.
“Concerns of Computer Technology and Class in the Community College.” Michigan College English Association Fall Conference - “College English Works: Work, Class, and Culture in Postsecondary English.” Flint, Michigan, September 24-25, 1999.
“Using Music and Media to Initiate Thought, Reflection, and Writing: A Cultural Studies Perspective.” MSU/MCTE Spring Conference on the English Language Arts, East Lansing, March 20th 1999.
Academic Awards and Honors
Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars.
Michigan College English Association Print Communications Chair.
SUNY Plattsburgh Chapter Nominee for National Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship.
Recipient of “Outstanding Senior Leader Award” presented by ODK.
Finalist for “Leader of the Year Award” presented by Omicron Delta Kappa.
Phi Kappa Phi, Honor Society for Top Ten Percent of Class.
Toni C. Bloom Memorial Scholarship, Outstanding Achievement and Involvement.
Hassler Endowment Award - Outstanding Achievement in English.
Omicron Delta Kappa, Leadership Honor Society.
Sigma Tau Delta. Chapter President.
Sigma Tau Delta, English Honor Society.
“Making Connections in the Contact Zones: Towards a Critical Praxis of Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture.” With David M. Sheridan, Tony Michel, and Austin Jackson. Hip Hop Connections. Ed. Ronnie Hopkins.
“Documentary Filmmaking or Scene Re-Creation for the Critical Pedagogy Classroom” for The Journal of Literacy and Technology. Publication date January 15th, 2001.
Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Professor, Explorer