Surfside, Florida 33154-3111
Home telephone (305) 868-8492
Work telephone (305) 919-5933
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Employment Interim Associate Director of Libraries
Biscayne Bay Campus Library, 2005-2007
Served in this capacity while Executive Associate Director
Served as Interim Library Director
University Librarian, Head of Reader Services
Florida International University Library, Miami, Florida, 1995-present.
I supervise all public services to 8,000 students, faculty, and staff in a library containing approximately 250,000 books and approximately 5,000 journals; supervise 10 librarians; serve as the Hospitality librarian
(instructing students in the use of Internet resources, lecturing to hospitality classes, and coordinating the purchase of books, periodicals, videos and other hospitality resources); serve at the reference information
desk. My lectures to hospitality classes have concerned library/internet resources for hospitality law, marketing, travel and tourism, human resources, management, training, and accounting/finance.
Florida International University Library, Miami, Florida, 1977-present.
Served at reference information desk and lectured to hospitality classes.
Department of English, Biscayne Bay Campus
Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1986-present.
I have taught two English courses per term (6 courses per year), including
Advanced Writing and Research for Hospitality Majors, Writing Across
The Curriculum for Hospitality Majors, Business Report Writing, Technical Writing, Expository Writing, English Composition, Essay Writing, and Literary Analysis.
In 1997 the University presented me with an Excellence in Teaching Award for English teaching.
Coordinator of Writing Lab
Florida International University, 1978-1982
Responsible for teaching basic English writing and research skills
History: Florida State University, 1981
Master of Arts in English
University of Miami, 1972
Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude
Rollins College (Florida) 1968
Columbia University Teachers' College, New York
University of Oregon, post-master's graduate coursework in English*
*all post-master's doctoral coursework in English completed
Honors: Excellence in Teaching Award presented by Florida International
University, 1997, for English teaching
Excellence in Teaching Award presented by Florida International University,1985, for library skills instruction
Activities: Fellow, Honors College, FIU, 2005-present
Taught Honors College seminars every term
Starting fall, 2005.
Teach a seminar on Contemporary Chinese Cinema
Taught English and Lectured on American Culture
Tianjin University of Commerce, Tianjin,
Peoples Republic of China, 2006
Taught as member of faculty team for School of
Hospitality and Tourism's program in Tianjin
Instructor for Faculty Scholars program
Taught two seminars for Faculty Scholars program (1989-90),
precursor to Honors College.
Graduate Thesis Committee Member, 2000-present
I have served on 20 master's thesis committees for
Hospitality & Tourism Management.
Developed English course for Hospitality & Tourism Management
I created a credit course combining Gordon Rule writing requirements
with information literacy skills. It is now a required course for
Hospitality students, both graduate and undergraduate
(ENC 3311 Advanced Writing and Research).
Commendation for English course development, 2001
External report evaluating FIU English Dept. cited my courses
for hospitality students as a "notable strength" of the dept.
Taught for FIU in Switzerland (2001-2003)
Taught in the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management's
Program in Luzern, Switzerland (various ENC courses and
library skills programs)
Invited Lecturer, DCT Hotel Management School,
Luzern, Switzerland, 2002
Presented seminars on the Internet to faculty of
Swiss hotel management school and served as consultant
on accreditation from US accrediting body.
Taught graduate course for USF School of Library & Info. Science
In 2001 taught grad. course in legal and business information sources
for the University of South Florida.
Contributing Editor and Writing Consultant for the
FIU Hospitality Review, a referred journal published by
The Florida International University School of Hospitality and Tourism
Editorial board, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Accreditation Report for Florida International University, 2000,
and wrote Introduction to the final report.
Editor, College of Health report for accreditation, 1995
Editor, Department of Health Information Management report for accreditation, 1994
Editor, Department of Information Resource Management user's manual, 1991
3 Professional Development Awards presented by Florida International University, 1989-1990
Publications: Review of "Theorie et pratique dans l'enseignement des sciences de
l'information." In Journal of Academic Librarianship 15 (Nov. 1989): 298.
Review of "Marketing and Public Relations for Libraries." In Journal of
Academic Librarianship 13 (Jan. 1988): 360-1.
Review of "Persuasive Public Relations for Libraries". In RQ (Summer 1984): 492-3.
"Little Lessons from Library History." Journal of Academic Librarianship
9 (September 1983): 20.
Review of "Marketing the Library." In RQ 22 (Spring 1983): 320-1.
Review of "Alternative Library Literature 1988-1989." In Journal of Academic Librarianship 17 (Mar. 1991).
Review of "CompuServe Companion." In Research Strategies 12 (Fall 1994): 253.
Review of "The Upside of Downsizing." In Research Strategies 14 (Fall 1996): 252-3.
Editor of The Art of Music Engraving and Processing. Miami Beach:
Hansen Music and Books, 1987.
Activities: Member, American Library Association
President, Dade County (Miami) Library Association 1987-88
Panelist, Dade County Association annual meeting on technological change in the library, 1995
Conducted 3 days of in-service training in reference skills for entire staff of Miami-Dade County Public Library System, 1999
Travel: Peoples Republic of China, England, France, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Switzerland