Academic Credentials  [Background Summary]
I have a diverse academic background, with four formal degrees as well as courses in accounting, art, sign language, and statistics. Included are these schools:
  • BA, Yale University
  • JD, Duke University
  • MSW, The Catholic University of America
  • MAT, College of Notre Dame of Maryland
  • Wesley Theological Seminary 23 hours toward an MDiv
    Teaching Experience
    As a college adjunct assistant professor or instructor, I taught courses in English, communication, ethics, and Western culture. In Maryland, 1999 to 2004, the courses were college writing and literature courses. In Maine from 2004 to 2013, I taught courses in communication, ethics, and Western philosophy, art, and culture. The courses are listed below.
    Writing courses:
  • Introduction to Literature
  • College Writing
  • Argumentation and Research
  • Business Writing
  • Technical Writing
    Other courses:
  • Speech
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Ethics
  • Introduction to Western Philosophy
  • Western Thought and Culture
    Adjuncts frequently teach a number of courses in one semester, sometimes at several schools. From 1999 to 2013, I generally taught four or five courses per academic year, frequently at more than one school. (Adjunct pay is too low to allow a teacher to make a full-time living by teaching at only one school.) As a result, I have a broad background in writing, organizing, ideas, and culture generally.
    These are the schools where I taught:
  • Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
  • Prince George‚Äôs Community College, Largo, MD
  • Baltimore County Community College, Catonsville, MD
  • Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD
  • University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn, ME
  • University of Southern New Hampshire, Brunswick, ME
  • Central Maine Community College, Auburn, ME
  • Kaplan University, Lewiston, ME
  • Heartwood College of Art, Wells, ME