I have a broad base of experience in art and architectural education, arts and humanities program planning and evaluation, and community design process; and am practiced in research and qualitative analysis, grant-writing, public speaking, leading workshops and educational conferences.
I taught for thirteen semesters as an academic lecturer: currently at Philadelphia University, previously at Binghamton University, Boise State University, Rutgers University and Utah State University, teaching art and architectural history, and German language and literature.
Crucial for my tutoring skills were my additional Cornell campus experience, as tutor in the Writing Workshop, in training in the active listening model EARS (Empathy, Assistance, and Referral Service) and in the outreach programs below. In working towards the overall needs of the "whole Student" I have come to emphasize such techniques as the wide use of "micro-affirmations," directed towards the recognition of challenges and the tools to overcome them. I had practice supervising the collaborative work with undergraduate mentors working with high school students: in the Upward Bound summer program for “gifted and at-risk” high school freshmen; and at the Cornell Theory Center, supervising undergraduates in an experimental program to teach middle school social studies through a multi-player electronic game platform.
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