I work for a publisher of business and professional educational materials in Chicago. I direct a staff of brilliant editors to design, develop and produce a large-ish catalog of prelicense, continuing and professional education materials for real estate agents and others. Our products include all media: books, floppy disks, CD-ROMs and the Internet. Prior to my Ascendancy to the publisher's throne, I worked for the same company as an in-house writer and later as Director of Electronic Products.
Writing, Editing & Research Experience
Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company
Deerfield, Illinois - 1991 to 1995
Co-Author and Author Team Editor (1984 - 1989): Slotnick, et al.: Computers and Applications: An Introduction to Data Processing (D.C. Heath: 1986; 1990)
George Washington University, Washington D.C.: 1986 - 1988
American University, Washington D.C.: 1985 - 1987
Wright College, City Colleges of Chicago: 1993 - 1994
J.D., DePaul University College of Law, Chicago; 1991
Georgetown University Law Center,
Washington D.C.: 1987 - 1989
Honors in Legal Research and Writing; Dean's List
M.A. in English, University of Illinois at Urbana: 1983
Ranked First of M.A. Candidates in English; Josephine M. Breese Award for Graduate Fiction
B.A. in English and History, University of Illinois at Urbana: 1981
Dean's List; James Scholar
University of Sussex, Brighton, England: 1980 - 1981
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia; 1998 - 2000
coursework in Masters of Distance Learning (MDL) program
Certified Instructional Designer, Langevin Learning Services - 1997
Adult Education and Instructional Design, HRD Institute (CCASTD) - 1996
"Real Estate Education: Navigating the New Millennium," Real Estate Educators Association Journal, (Spring 2000).
"Free Handcuffs and a Badge: The Sullied Reputation, Sordid History and Millennial Challenges of Distance Learning, in Real Estate Educators Associations Academic Papers, 1998-1999.
"What a Tangled Web We Weave: Effectively Adapting Printed Education Materials for Internet Delivery" in Real Estate Educators Association Journal, (Spring 1998).
Recognized as "Best Journal Article of the Year: 1998"
"ARELLO Task Force Unveils Distance Learning Standards" in REEAction, The Monthly Newsletter of the Real Estate Educators Association (October 1998, page 1)
"Circular Thinking: How to Improve Printed Tests" in Real Estate Educators Association Journal, (Spring 1997).
"Current Developments in Copyright Law," Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) Annual Conference, October 18, 2000, Salt Lake City, Utah.
"Free Handcuffs and a Badge: The Sullied Reputation, Sordid History and Millennial Challenges of Distance Learning," Real Estate Educators Association Annual Conference, June 4, 1999, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Presenter, "The Web Plan: Getting Your SBDC Clients Up and Running On-Line," Association of Small Business Development Centers 1998 Fall Conference, October 13, 1998, Savannah, Georgia.
Member and Presenter, Curriculum Development Task Force of the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Division of Real Estate. Orlando, Florida. October 1998.
Panelist, "Distance Learning Forum." National Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) Annual Conference, July 14, 1998. Midland Hotel, Chicago.