Performance Profile:

Interdisciplinary academic with experience in qualitative and quantitative research, data analysis, and writing in international relations. Teacher with experience in instructional design both online and off, leading teams, in communicating with both expert and non-expert audiences via multiple media, and in using both commercial and open-source/free computer programs and operating systems.  Digital publishing professional with over a decade in developing and producing educational social sciences software for use in secondary and higher education.

Education:

Ph.D., Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center

Graduate courses in Education, Dowling College

M.B.A., General Management, Dowling College

M.A., International Relations and International Communications, Boston University

B.A., Political Science, Boston University

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Lecturer of Political Science, 2019-20, SUNY/Suffolk, Brentwood and Selden, NY

  • Open SUNY Fellow as of 2020. Transitioned two in-person classes to remote learning in two weeks using email, Blackboard, Zoom, and Skype.
  • Collaborated with library staff to design tutorials for research methods.
  • Selected level-appropriate readings from open educational resources, New York State publications, peer-reviewed journals, current news media, and organizational structure (for example, state constitutions).
  • Curated a set of online enrichments including video clips, memes, and other online ephemera that engaged students and sparked discussions, both in the classroom and in online forums; created computer-graded quizzes; used email to communicate with students both singly and as a group.
  • Aligned course curriculum with Suffolk County Community College Goals, Social Sciences Department Goals, and Social Sciences Departmental Student Learning Goals.
  • Courses taught: State and Local Politics and Government, World Politics. Excellent peer review teaching evaluation.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science, 2018, St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY

  • Collaborated with colleagues online in the creation of games and simulations designed to teach various elements and schools of international relations theory; collaborated with library staff to design tutorials for research methods.
  • Selected level-appropriate readings from peer-reviewed journals, articles, excerpts from major works in the field, current news media, and organizational structure (for example, foundational treaties for international organizations).
  • Curated a set of online enrichments including video clips, memes, and other online ephemera that engaged students and sparked discussions, both in the classroom and in online forums; created computer-graded quizzes; used email to communicate with students both singly and as a group.
  • Aligned course curriculum with St. Joseph’s College Goals, Social Sciences Department Goals, and Social Sciences Departmental Student Learning Goals.
  • Course taught: International Relations Theory, Law, and Organizations. Excellent peer review teaching evaluation.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science, 1998-02, Queens College, Hofstra University, and Dowling College

  • Designed and delivered course curriculum; prepared and presented lectures, selected readings, and developed and implemented assessment tools and materials for classes ranging in size from 10 to 45 students.
  • Supervised classroom activities, including individual and group student projects; incorporating cultural knowledge and pedagogical techniques such as flipped classes to engage learners.
  • Maintained organized and efficient course communications; developing and curating course web resources using online resources such as Blackboard.
  • Courses taught: Introduction to American Government and Politics, Modern Political Thought, American Political Thought, Comparative Politics, Theories of International Law and Human Rights, and American Foreign Policy.

Recent Work Experience:

President and Founder, 2016-present, GeoLyceum, LLC, Brookhaven, NY

  • Presenting lectures on “Places in the News” at public libraries on Long Island, designing professional development cultural competency courses for those interacting with recent local immigrant groups.
  • Performing monitoring and evaluation for nonprofits; services provided include policy analysis, data analysis, network analysis of partners and stakeholders, and grantwriting and administration.
  • Blogging on international relations trends and events as they pertain to local impacts.
  • Designing promotional materials (logos, brochures, business cards, newsletters, and website) and establishing social media presence.

Vice President for Content and Product Development, 2016-17, WorldView Software, Inc., Hicksville, NY

  • Product management: created or modified eight digital textbooks to meet social studies standards and to be searchable through metadata.
  • Six digital textbooks were adopted for use in Texas by the State Board of Education and accepted as 100% correlated to both the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) by the Texas Education Agency.
  • Developed evidence-based analyses of website traffic and social media engagement trends for product development and marketing.

Senior Editor, 2010-15, WorldView Software, Inc., Hicksville, NY

  • Designed an award-winning graphical user interface (GUI) to replace a Microsoft Windows-based GUI (awards for multiple products: 2011 ComputEd Gazette EDDIE Awards; 2012 EdTech Digest Award, 2012 ComputEd Gazette EDDIE awards; 2013 ComputEd Gazette BESSIE and EDDIE Awards; 2014 ComputEd Gazette BESSIE Awards, 2014 EdTech Digest Award Finalists).
  • Updated entire product line: Basic American History I and II, American History I and II, World History A and B, World Geography, Economics, U.S. Government, and Civics.
  • Produced lesson plans for over 100 chapters including contingencies for gifted and special needs students.
  • Established a social media presence for the company that averaged several hundred views/interactions per month; blogged on educational technology and policy, fields of study, and product features.
  • Created three tutorials on the use and misuse of data used across the entire product line
  • Wrote, produced, and edited videos used in marketing demonstrations, teacher training sessions, and as web advertisements.

Ph.D. candidate, 2005-12, Graduate Center/CUNY, New York, NY

  • Deposited dissertation “The Structure of Transnational Security Networks” in January 2012; studying complex system-level political interconnections and dynamic processes in international relations for the purpose on informing policy creation and implementation in both traditional security and human security.
  • Created and analyzed four datasets from open source resources for networks in two case studies: nuclear nonproliferation and humanitarian aid in the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004.
  • Created meaningful data visualizations and videos.
  • Presented results at major conferences in International Relations and Political Science as well as to interdisciplinary conferences: American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, NetSci, International Network for Social Network Analysis, New York Political Science Association, Mathematics in the Science of Complex Systems.
  • Published five peer reviewed articles in open access archives at the Political Networks Archive and the Social Science Research Network; published book chapter “Global Governance as International Organization” (as co-author) in Global Governance, with Thomas G. Weiss, edited by J. Whitman, (Palgrave “Advances” series, 2009).
  • Taught three workshops in network science at the Graduate Center/CUNY.

Editor for Content, 2006-10, WorldView Software, Inc., Hicksville, NY

  • Edited four products for publication: World History A and World History B, World Geography, and Economics; recruited, hired, and supervised writers and reviewers and added XML code to copy.
  • Managed contributing programmers, artists, and graphic designers on six different products: U.S. Government, Civics, World History A and World History B, World Geography, and Economics.
  • Oversaw production by summer interns of images and annotated online resources for each product’s web page.
  • Researched copyright laws and contacted relevant parties for usage permissions for documents and images.

Research Associate, 2004-06, United Nations Intellectual History Project, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, New York, NY

  • Created a comprehensive annotated bibliography of the concept of “global governance” in the field of International Relations.
  • Developed a nonlinear narrative structure that could handle a complex topic.
  • Contributed portions of the final book (Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey, by Thomas G. Weiss and Ramesh C. Thakur, Indiana University Press: 2010) having to do with the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004.
  • Presented rough drafts to expert panels in workshops.

Graduate Assistant, 2002-04, Graduate Center/CUNY, New York, NY

  • Created a database of program alumni used for targeting fundraising appeals.
  • Produced two issues of the departmental newsletter, Politics, featuring news of publications, grants, awards and alumni interviews.

Ph.D. Student, 2002-05, Graduate Center/CUNY, New York, NY

  • Completed coursework with 3.83 grade point average.
  • Designed a dissertation proposal that had two case studies using four networks and both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Passed comprehensive exams April 2005 and May 2006 and advanced to candidacy.
  • Attended workshops in network analysis theory, methodology, and software through the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

Writer, 2001-06, WorldView Software, Inc., Hicksville, NY

  • Wrote two award-winning digital textbooks: Civics: An Interactive Approach: 2009 ComputEd Gazette BESSIE Award, 2009 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, 2008 ComputEd Gazette EDDIE Award; and S. Government: An Interactive Approach: 2009 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award–Finalist.
  • Created content in American civics, politics, and government presented in multiple ways: visually, textually, and through the Socratic Method.
  • Multiple images, graphs, charts, and maps in each chapter, illustrating different concepts, people, and events in American politics and government.
  • Selection of over 75 primary source documents including founding documents, judicial cases, executive orders, acts of legislation, and philosophical tracts.

Consultant, 2000-01, WorldView Software, Inc., Hicksville, NY

  • Analyzed the content of WorldView products in order to prepare correlation documents aligning them to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards.

Awards:

  • CUNY Doctoral Students Research Grant 2007-2008
  • University Fellowship, GC/CUNY, 2002-07
  • Rustow Conference Coordinator Stipend, 2005-6
  • Ronald and Stanley Seltzer Memorial Scholarship, 2004-06
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, GC/CUNY Political Science department, 2003-2004
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Hunter College/CUNY 2003-2004 (declined)
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Queens College/CUNY 2003-2004 (declined)
  • Graduate Assistant to Program Executive Officer (Editor, Department Newsletter)  2002-2003

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

J’y suis, J’y reste,” OccuPoetry, Issue 5, March 2016.

The Structure of Transnational Security Networks (2012 Ph.D. Dissertation)

U.S. Government: An Interactive Approach, v. 4.0, WorldView Software, 2012

Network Strategies, Global Security Governance, and Human Security,” Social Science Research Network, August 2011

“Global Governance as International Organization” (book chapter co-author) Global Governance, with Thomas G. Weiss, edited by J. Whitman, (Palgrave “Advances” series, 2009)

National Security and Global Financial Governance,” Working Paper 54, Political Networks (PN) Archive at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, October 2010

The Effect of Network Structure on the Provision of Security,” Working Paper 53, Political Networks (PN) Archive at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, October 2010

The Response to Nuclear Proliferation,” Working Paper 36, Political Networks (PN) Archive at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, October 2009

Human Security Networks in the Indian Ocean Tsunami,” Working Paper 22, Political Networks (PN) Archive at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, June 2009

Civics: An Interactive Approach, v. 3.0 (web), WorldView Software, February 2008

“Structure of a Transnational Human Security Network: The Response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 26 December 2004,” Proceedings of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and ONCE-CS conference on Mathematics in the Science of Complex Systems.

U.S. Government: An Interactive Approach, v. 2.1 (Windows, 2002) and v. 3.0.1 (web, 2005), WorldView Software

The Temporary Employee Management Triangle,” Central Business Review, Vol. XVI, No. 2 (MBA thesis)

“Paradise Lost,” Vision, Spring 1994, p. 68

Conference and Workshop Participation:

“Quality by Design” certification course for online teaching, SUNY/Suffolk, July 2020

International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, ON, instructor for Career Course “Introduction to Network Analysis,” March 2019

International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, panelist on roundtable “Off the Beaten Path: Job Opportunities Outside Academia,” April 2018

“WordPress Basics,” Women’s Coding Collective self-guided course, January 2015

“Grantseeking for Nonprofits,” The Foundation Center self-guided online course, July 2013

International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, participated in the workshop “The New Power Politics: Networks, Governance and Global Security” with paper “Networked Global Financial Governance,” April 2012

American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, presented the paper, “Network Strategies, Global Security Governance, and Human Security,” September 2011

Political Networks Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, presented the poster “National Security and Global Financial Governance,” June 2011

ISSS/ISAC Conference, Providence, RI, presented the papers, “The Effect of Network Structure on the Provision of Security,” and “National Security and Global Financial Governance,” October 2010

International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, presented the papers, “The Contemporary Context of Security,” and “Grasping Global Governance through Social Network Analysis,” February 2010

ISSS/ISAC Conference, Monterey, CA, presented the paper, “The Response to Nuclear Proliferation,” October 2009

Harvard Political Networks Conference, Cambridge, MA, presented the paper, “Human Security Networks in the Indian Ocean Tsunami,” June 2009

Harvard Political Networks Conference Workshop: “Getting Started with Social Network Analysis Using R and statnet,” Cambridge, MA, June 2009

NetSci08, Norwich, UK, presented the paper “Network Analysis of Global Politics,” June 2008

Sunbelt XXVIII International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Tampa, FL, presented the poster “What You See Depends on How You Look: Global Governance Theory and Social Network Analysis,” January 2008

INSNA Workshop: Introduction to models for network dynamics and working with the SIENA program, Tampa, FL, January 2008

The Eric Mindich Conference on Computational Social Science, Harvard University, December 2007

ISSS/ISAC Conference 2007, Montreal, Canada, presented the paper “Security Space: A Framework for Understanding the Global Governance of Security,” October 2007

CUNY Political Science Graduate Student Conference, New York, NY, presented the paper “Structure of a Transnational Network: The Response to Nuclear Proliferation,” May 2007

NetSci07, Queens, NY, May 2007

International Studies Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, presented the paper “Structure of a Transnational Network: The Response to Nuclear Proliferation,” March 2007

Mathematics in the Science of Complex Systems, at the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Warwick, presented the paper “Structure of a Transnational Security Network: The Response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 26-12-04,” September 2006

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Workshop: An Introduction to Social Network Analysis, Ann Arbor, MI, August 2006

New York State Political Science Association Annual Conference, presented the paper “Structure of a Transnational Network in World Politics,” April 2006

Sovereignty and Its Discontents, Columbia University, December 2005

International Studies Association-Northeast Annual Conference, presented the paper “The American Metanarrative of Sovereignty,” November 2005

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Workshop: Social Network Analysis: Theories and Methods, Bloomington, IN, July 2005

Graduate Center Political Theory Colloquium, presented the paper “The American Metanarrative of Sovereignty,” May 2005

“Planning for the Longer-Term Future,” Frederick S. Pardee Center, Boston, MA, April 2005

The Historical Society National Conference, Boston, MA, June 2000

Invited Talks:

“The Unfulfilled Promise of “Never Again”: The Historical Evolution of the Anti-Genocide Regime and the Limits of Global Governance” Adelphi University, April 2018

“Places in the News: El Salvador,” South Country Library, April 2018

“Places in the News: North Korea,” South Huntington Library, February 2018

“Introduction to North Korea,” South Country Library, Bellport, NY, December 2017

“Introduction to Network Analysis,” Global Studies Collective, New York, NY, April 2012

“Introduction to Network Analysis,” Global Studies Collective, New York, NY, December 2011

“Introduction to Network Analysis,” Global Studies Collective, New York, NY, May 2011

“Living in the Digital Age,” South Country Library, Bellport, NY, October 2006

“Nonstate Actors in American Foreign Policy,” Queens College, New York, NY, February 2002

University Service:

  • Member, GC Strategic Planning Council, 2011 – 2012
  • Member, Working Group #1, GC Middle States Review Self-Study, 2010 – 2011
  • Co-chair, CUNY Global Studies Collective, 2009 – 2012
  • Co-chair, CUNY Women in STEM, 2010 – 2012
  • Assistant Vice President for Information Resources Search Committee, (GC/CUNY) 2005 – 2006
  • Organizer, Student-Led Distinguished Speaker Series, Political Science Department, 2005 – 2006
  • Alternate Representative for Political Science, Doctoral Students’ Council, (GC/CUNY) 2005 – 2006
  • Member, Presidential Search Committee, (GC/CUNY) 2004 – 2005
  • Representative for Political Science, Doctoral Students’ Council (GC/CUNY) 2004 – 2005
  • Member, Media Board (Doctoral Students’ Council) 2004-2005, Spring 2007
  • Co-editor, Politics (the GC/CUNY Political Science department’s newsletter), 2002 – 2003