20 Oak Street, Winchester, MA 01890
Language educator, communication trainer, editor, writing instructor, and former Fulbright scholar with a history of success and professionalism seeks challenges in training, coaching, and consulting where his professional background in international and adult education, expertise with non-native speakers of English, and strong interpersonal and communication skills can be leveraged to meet the needs of the organization and its clients.
SKILLS & SUCCESS
Interpersonal and Communication
Analytical and Conceptual
Project Management and Team Leadership
Boston University, Center for English Language; Boston, MA (1988-present)
Train international students and professionals in all English language skills, frequently collaborating with Boston University School of Management. Specialize in professional preparation programs, business-content language classes, and academic and professional writing. Developed and delivered six-week pre-MBA skills program, July-August, 2004; delivered three-week English Orientation component of the International Management Program in Kobe, Japan (2001 & 2003) and in Shanghai, China (2004); trained in-coming international MBA students in discussion, presentation, and writing skills (August 2000). Assessed and trained non-native Teaching Assistants in educational culture and speaking/presentation skills in week-long International Teaching Fellow program (August 2001-2004).
Clark Communication Consulting; Winchester, MA (1992-present)
Communication and Training Consultant
Worksite training and communication consulting services: language and basic skills training, private coaching in writing and presentation/speaking skills, and cross-cultural communication consulting. Also editing and writing services, and materials reviews and consulting. Clients include Fidelity Investments, Pillsbury, Fleet Bank, CCBN, Xanedu, Houghton Mifflin, Heinle & Heinle, Longman, McGraw-Hill, and General Scanning, Inc.
Berklee College of Music; Boston, MA (2002-present)
Teach writing skills to both native and non-native speakers of English. Consistently receive strongly positive student evaluations.
MATSOL Currents, Boston, MA (1995-1997)
Successfully recruited authors and collaborated on articles; selected, developed, and edited content at all stages; and made final creative decisions regarding layout and design. Represented Currents and the organization at state and national conferences. Frequently contributed feature articles, reports, and regular columns. (Assistant Editor, 1994-95.)
College of Education; Nitra, Slovakia (1993-1994)
Developed and taught new English as a Second Language courses in writing and American culture. Presented on teaching writing at first national Slovak ESL teachers conference. Founded, edited, and created content for the Fulbrighters in Slovakia Newsletter.
Houghton Mifflin Company; Boston, MA (1986-1987)
Exceeded sales goal selling college textbooks from all disciplines; managed three-state territory.
Other Adult Education experience at Bunker Hill Community College and Roxbury Community College (Boston, MA) and SCALE (Somerville, MA).
Boston University, Boston, MA (1988-1990)
Master of Education, Teaching English as a Second Language.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (1983-1985)
Master of Arts, English Literature and Language.
(Completed degree requirements in 1990.)
Assumption College, Worcester, MA (1977-1981)
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, English.
Captain, soccer team; Assistant Captain, ice hockey.
Class Valedictorian and Senior Student-Athlete.
Basic competency in Spanish. Lived and worked overseas for ten months as Fulbright Scholar in Slovakia; learned survival Slovak. Experienced working abroad (Japan and China) in multi-week training assignments. Extensive travel in Europe.
Home "Charming the Chinese..." "Living in Slovakia" (1993)