Performance Profile/Skills:
Interdisciplinary multilingual academic with experience in qualitative and quantitative research, data analysis, teaching, and writing in international relations. Award-winning digital teaching and publishing professional with extensive experience in leading teams, developing and producing educational social sciences software for use in secondary and higher education, communicating via multiple media, and in using both proprietary and libre software.

Experience:
GeoLyceum, LLC Brookhaven, NY
President and Founder Jun 2016-present
• Presented six lectures on “Places in the News” at local public libraries on Long Island.
• Conducted due diligence analyses for cross-border transactions in emerging markets by nonprofits; writing and administering paperwork for a $5,000 grant for a nonprofit.
• Established a well-designed website with an average of 25 visitors per month; designing marketing materials (logos, brochures, business cards, newsletters, and website).
• Blogging on international relations trends and events as they pertain to local (Long Island, NY) impacts; established a social media presence for the business with an average of 15 impressions per month per platform.

St. Joseph’s College Patchogue, NY
Lecturer Sep 2018-Dec 2018
• Selected level-appropriate readings from peer-reviewed journals, articles, and excerpts from major works in the field, current news media, and organizational structure; curated a set of online enrichments; created computer-graded quizzes; and used email to communicate with students both singly and as a group.
• Course taught: International Relations Theory, Law, and Organizations. (24 lectures, 90% of students earned a B+ or better). Aligned course curriculum with St. Joseph’s College Goals, Social Sciences Department Goals, and Social Sciences Departmental Student Learning Goals.
• 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.

WorldView Software, Inc. Hicksville, NY
Vice President for Content and Product Development Jan 2016-Nov 2017
• Product manager for entire line of digital textbooks, including creation or modification of eight digital textbooks to meet state and national social studies standards and to be searchable through metadata.
• State textbook adoptions in four states including Texas. 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).
• Responded to comments from state education agencies, elected officials, subject area experts, lobbyists, and the general public.
• Developed monthly evidence-based analyses of website traffic and social media engagement trends for product development and marketing using Google Analytics.

WorldView Software, Inc. Hicksville, NY
Senior Editor Apr 2010-Dec 2015
• Designed a web-based graphical user interface (GUI) to replace Windows-based GUI for digital textbooks aimed at high school and middle school readers, taking into account course design, school technology assets, and users with special needs, winning industry awards for multiple products for four years in a row.
• Updated content for ten textbooks: 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.
• Created three tutorials on the use and misuse of data used across the entire product line; wrote, produced, and edited two videos used in marketing demonstrations, teacher training sessions, and as web advertisements.
• Maintained the company’s social media presence, building user communities from zero to hundreds on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and WordPress blog; blogged on educational technology and policy, fields of study, and product features.

Graduate Center/CUNY New York, NY
Ph.D. student/candidate Sep 2002-Feb 2012
• Wrote and 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.
• Designed and implemented a research and data generation plan to study complex system-level political interconnections and dynamic processes in international relations, informing policy creation and implementation.
• 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 using network analysis.
• Presented three workshops on “Introduction to Network Analysis” for Graduate Center students and faculty; Presented results at six major conferences in International Relations and Political Science as well as to interdisciplinary conferences.
• 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).

WorldView Software, Inc. Hicksville, NY
Editor for Content Aug 2006-Mar 2010
• 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 ten product web pages; supervised the preparation of correlation documents for each for state and national social studies standards; researched copyright issues and contacted relevant parties for usage permission for documents and images.

Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies New York, NY
Research Associate Sep 2004-May 2006
• 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 15% 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.

Education:
Ph.D., Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
M.B.A., General Management, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY
M.A., International Relations & International Communications, Boston University, Boston, MA
B.A., Political Science, Boston University, Boston, MA