quill Freelance Writer/Author
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417

Writing for newspapers and magazines; teaching online. Most writing will deal with topics taught in the past, such as psychology, biology, sociology, religion, culture and ethics. The goal is to write for the popular press in ways that make aspects of these topics interesting, informative, and intelligible.

MCC Logo Faculty Member
2002 - 2012
Muskegon Community College
Muskegon, Michigan 49442

After consulting with MCC for three years (1999-2002), began teaching educational psychology, human development, information technology, and music literature.

ALS Logo President and CEO
1981 - 2002
Active Learning Systems, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Founded this profitable interactive multimedia and consulting company and developed products related to the use of the IBM PC and associated software. Favorable product reviews in P.C. Magazine, NY Times, Seybold Office Systems Review, among others. Negotiated marketing contracts with SRA, Harcourt Brace, NCR, Advanced Systems Inc., Houghton Mifflin, and other companies. Won a Small Business Innovative Research grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Sold the company for thirty times the original investment in 1986.

Consulted with many businesses and organizations such as IBM, Honeywell, the State of Minnesota, Graduate School of Business of the University of St. Thomas regarding use of technology and multimedia in curriculum development.

Reacquired the name and copyrights to products in 1990. Negotiated contracts with EMC/Paradigm Publishing, Houghton Mifflin, Films for the Sciences and Humanities and other publishers. Wrote the strategic plan for integrating interactive media into programs and exhibits of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Consulted with the Graduate School of Business of the University of St. Thomas regarding use of technology and multimedia in curriculum development. Made presentations to the annual meetings of the Minnesota Society of CPA's, the Minnesota Society of Accounting Educators (Keynote), The American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, and the Seventh Annual Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Minnesota Society for Children with Learning Disabilities and other organizations. Past president of the Minnesota Chapter of International Interactive Communication Society, the professional multimedia developers society.

MCAD Logo Vice President and Dean
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis, MN 55404
1986 - 1996
Rebuilt the Student Services Department. Also designed, developed and programmed an interactive videodisc of faculty works. Taught classes and workshop dealing with multimedia development. Presented papers on interactive multimedia on MCAD's behalf at the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, IBM's Academic Computing Conference, Training Magazine's Annual Conference and in many other venues. Currently working with the University of St. Thomas, supported by KPMG Peat Marwick, 3M and other companies to develop interactive multimedia programs that teach accounting, marketing and other business subjects. Served as president of the Minnesota Chapter of the International Interactive Communications Society, the multimedia developers professional association in 1992.

Minneapolis, MN
1983 - 1984

Recruited to establish a computer training facility for employees of Fortune 1000 companies. Wrote the curriculum, hired employees, including a general manager, and guided the strategic development of the company. MICROWORX beta tested and used ALS(pi)s interactive video training programs. When a venture capitalist group acquired this start-up company in 1984, continued as a consultant.

Manager of Instruction.
Comserv Corporation
Eagan, MN 55122
1981 - 1983

Created a corporate training center for employees and corporate clients. Comserv developed and sold complex software products to the manufacturing industry. Hired and trained instructors and MIS staff, and firmly established the department as a profit center during its first year of operation. Guided Comserv to develop computer assisted and interactive video instruction programs.

Superintendent and CEO
Taipei American School
Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
1977 - 1981

Successfully managed an organization under adverse and changing circumstances. TAS is a private school with about 1,000 students, 25 acre campus and a five million dollar budget. Assumed the superintendency shortly after several devastating floods and four months before a thirty percent loss of revenue and enrollment occurred when the U.S. military withdrew from Taiwan. Successfully negotiated a new legal status for the school, land for a new campus and quasi diplomatic privileges for the teachers. As a result of curriculum changes and teacher training SAT College Entrance scores increased by more than 20 percent during my tenure. Upon my departure, the school was financially solvent and had the means to construct a new campus which was completed in 1987.

Director of Student Services
Waverly Schools
Lansing, MI 48917
1973 - 1977

Inaugurated a Remote Access Management data processing system. Won grants from the federal and state governments for art and reading programs, expanded counseling and psychological services, established bilingual education and special education programs. Waverly Schools is a suburban school district of approximately 5,000 students. Chief negotiator for Board in Union contract negotiations.

High School Counselor
American School of the Hague
The Hague, Netherlands
1971 - 1973

Head Resident Advisor and Lecturer
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
1970 - 1971

Director of Guidance
John-F.-Kennedy Schule
1 Berlin 37, Germany
1967 - 1970

Established the first counseling department in a German Public School. Promoted the concept of school counseling on national TV, radio, public forums and in professional publications. Taught psychology and biology part-time basis.

Resident Director and Fellow
HEW Experienced Teacher Fellow
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1965 - 1967

Directed one of the three residential units in a successful pilot project which eventually grew into the Residential College at the University of Michigan during 1965-66. Won an experienced teacher fellowship, a federal grant, while directing Lee House, a newly completed dormitory for graduate students during 1965-1966.

1961 - 1965

Taught music, biology, general science and religion in various Catholic high schools in the Midwest.

College Teacher
1971 - Present

For the past 35 years taught college on a part-time or full-time basis at various colleges and universities, including the University of Kassel, Germany (1995), the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1993 - 1996), University of St. Thomas (1991), Michigan State University (1973 - 1977), Lansing Community College (winter, 1976), University of Maryland Extension in Karamursel, Turkey (summer, 1972) and Eastern Michigan University (1971).
Presented papers at national conferences sponsored by IBM, Training Magazine, Society for Applied Learning Technologies, the National Vocational Guidance Association The American Personnel and Guidance Association and many other professional organizations. Was also a Consultant/Evaluator for the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (1988 - 1996).

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