Sunday, December 21, 2014

My former life...

I was cleaning off some computer storage keys and I found my resume from 2008 (I suppose I was looking for a job while pregnant and with two kids under 3-years-old?). Today in particular, it was nice to take a trip down memory lane and remind myself of why my current life is so much more rewarding, even on the most trying day (think vocation not occupation).

I am blessed!

September 1994- May 2000         EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
Doctoral-level coursework in psychology and psychopharmacology

August 1991- July 1992               UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, PA
Master of Science in Education
Concentration -Psychological Services in Higher Education

September 1988- May 1991          DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Arts
Majors -Psychology and English


Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
Supervise center's operation, including budget planning and management
Oversee staff secretary, learning skills specialist, and work-study students
Supervise and assist study group leaders and peer tutors
Conduct yearly training of peer tutors
Serve as mentor and academic advisor to select group of students

                                           Assistant Professor
Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV
Supervise center's operation, including budget planning and management
Develop and implement study skills program to promote retention
Supervise and assist study group leaders and peer tutors
Counsel individuals and groups on the keys to academic success
Serve as mentor and academic advisor to select group of students
Teach one section of Freshman Year Experience each fall
Implement programs to promote retention of LD/ADHD students
Member of the Academic Life Committee, dealing with at-risk students

July 1995- July 1997             DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE
                                                    St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO
Plan and oversee first-year and transfer student orientations
Develop and implement the Student Recovery Network
Serve as coordinator for the Residential Life Program
Design literature to promote and increase usage of Student Life services
Act as an academic advisor to all incoming first-year transfer students

July 1993- June 1995             DIRECTOR OF CAREER PLANNING
                                                     Union College, Barbourville, KY
Supervise center's operation, including budget planning and management
Present workshops on admission to graduate school, study skills, and job search techniques
Implement the use of Discover II with students for graduate school and employment searches
Responsible for coordination of GRE and ACT exams


July 1995- July 1997              INSTRUCTOR

                                                     St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO

Responsible for teaching one section of STLCOP SEMINAR to incoming freshmen
Provide course instruction in Turning Point to improve study skills including goal setting, reading, note taking, listening, and test taking

July 1993- June 1995              INSTRUCTOR
                                                     Union College, Barbourville, KY
Responsible for teaching one section of Introduction to Psychology both spring and fall semesters
Create course syllabus and devise course plan following stated requirements
Participate in the planning, implementation and teaching of a Freshman Seminar course

September 1991-                     RESEARCH ASSISTANT Pre-Freshman Program
     May 1992                             

                                                      University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Assisted with predictive research on retention rates in minority and underprivileged
Compiled and analyzed data on the program using SPSS
Presented conclusions from the data


March 2001                                PRESENTER, “Pulling Out In Front: Moving beyond traditional LD accommodations,” National Association for Developmental Education, Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky

July 2000                                 GRADUATE, Summer Course In Neurodevelopmental Variation, "Understanding Misunderstood Minds: A Neurodevelopmental Approach to Differences in Learning," University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

June 2000                               GRADUATE, Post-Secondary Learning Disabilities Training Institute, University of Connecticut,
Saratoga Springs, New York.

July 1999                                GRADUATE, "LD and ADHD: What service providers need to know," Landmark College,
Putney, Vermont.

June 1999                               PRESENTER, "Time Management: Tips to help students succeed in college," NASA's Summer
High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP Plus), Center for Educational Technology, Wheeling, West Virginia.

May 1998                                PRESENTER, "Collaborating with the Allies: Creating a cooperative environment among faculty, students, and writing center staff," East Central Writing Centers Association, Youngstown, Ohio.

October 1997                          CERTIFICATION, Myers Briggs Certification Institute, Chicago, Illinois.

June 1996                               GRADUATE, University of Utah School on Alcoholism and other Drug Dependencies, Pharmacy
Section, Salt Lake City, Utah.

November 1995                       PRESENTER, "What's Your Type: Classroom applications of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator," Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio.

National College Learning Centers Associations
National Academic Advising Association
The Association for the Study of Higher Education
The National Peer Helpers Association
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators


Playground Coordinator, South Hills Chapter, Mothers & More, 2008-2009
Secretary, South Hills Chapter, Mothers & More, 2009-2010
Volunteer Orientation Coordinator, National Office, Mothers & More, March 2009 –
Creator and Moderator – The Catholic Moms Group of Pittsburgh (, Nov 2008-


  1. and, no, it doesn't actually look that bad but I have no time to deal with the formatting...just pretend ;0)

  2. Man, you were a busy lady!

    lol... looking for a job while pregnant and with two kids under 3...

    Yes, I was JUST thinking about how dreadful it would be if I had to wake each morning and head off to a day-job. It might be "easier," but we are so blessed, bad days and all!