Providence College (Philosophy,Religion)
Brown University (PhD)
I hold two separate bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and religious studies and a doctorate in analytic philosophy from Brown University. I have been a published author since 1980. I began my professional career in 1982 as a research and education consultant, writer, and editor in gerontology and geriatric medicine at the Centers for Gerontology and Health Care Research, a division of Brown University’s Program in Medicine.
There I designed and coordinated surveys and research projects, managed data and information, and constructed multidimensional functional assessment instruments. Medical science writing dominated my work. I wrote book chapters, journal and newsletter articles, patient education materials on disease and treatment modalities, grants and progress reports to funding sources, assessment manuals, and edited the Centers’ quarterly journal. I also wrote and co-wrote numerous Center reports on policy issues affecting senior citizens which were disseminated to the nationwide network on aging. In addition, I routinely lectured and provided consultation to physicians, business executives, and opinion leaders which frequently contributed to program development both at Brown and at other research institutions.
In 1988 I entered the professoriat at Providence College where I spent the next 20 years as a professor, researcher, author, and administrator, attaining the rank of tenured associate professor and special lecturer. During those years I authored, coauthored, and edited around a dozen books and book chapters as well as a plethora of articles in refereed professional journals. My published scholarly work and guest lectures span the areas of health and medicine, all branches of philosophy, comparative religion, Judaism, philosophical theology, the work of Abraham J. Heschel, the work of G.E. Moore, art history, and philosophical psychology. I served on the editorial boards of several publishing houses and journals including Collegiate Press, the Journal of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Dialogue: The Canadian Philosophical Review, and Studies in Western Civilization. I also guest lectured at numerous colleges and universities in the United States and at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
Throughout my six years of graduate school and my entire career in academia, I tutored college students from many diverse majors in all aspects of writing as well as in the scholarly disciplines of philosophy, comparative religion, and systematic theology. My tutoring method in writing involves performing a meticulous analysis of a student’s writing sample along the lines of grammar and syntax, development and exemplification of content, organization and overall structure, word choice, vocabulary, logic and fluency, phraseology, and clarity of expression. I make detailed corrections and suggestions while giving the student the opportunity to ask questions along the way. I then have the student re-write the sample in light of my input and discussion of that input. If the student desires another session, I ask him/her to write a short essay on a specified topic for the following meeting in order to gauge progress and subject that essay to the same rigorous analysis. Regarding my tutoring method in the areas of philosophy, religion, and theology, I guide the student through an exegetical and critical reading of primary source material drawn from the works of individual philosophers, documents produced by religious movements and ecclesiastical councils, or theological treatises.
I hold two separate bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and religious studies and a doctorate in analytic philosophy from Brown University. I have been a published author since 1980. I began my professional career in 1982 as a research and education consultant, writer, and editor in gerontology and geriatric medicine at the Centers for Gerontology
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I am a doctoral level educator (20 years as a college professor) with 32 years of experience and expertise in all aspects of writing including basic grammar and syntax, development and illustration of content, organization and structure, logic and fluency, word choice, phraseology, and clarity of expression. I specialize in tutoring high school and college students.