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A driven educator, researcher, and presenter with extensive technical expertise, language training, and international background, I seek a position in which I can utilize my technical experience, analytic capabilities, and interpersonal skills.



2010–2012 University of Alabama. Instructor, Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Designed and taught undergraduate and graduate seminars, lecturers, and tutorials; sat on M.A. thesis committee; organized and ran film series; and coordinated and advised student social events

1999–2010 University of Wisconsin-Madison. Teaching Assistant and Lecturer, Department of German

Taught first through sixth semester German language courses, supervised and mentored other teachers, and designed and employed online, interactive content for courses

2007–2008 The Journal of Asian Studies. Editorial Assistant

Compiled and proofread reviews, prepared semi-annual reports, maintained relations with editors and publishers, and created an online content management system for the journal's operations

2001–2003 Monatshefte für deutschsprachige Literatur und Kultur. Editorial Assistant

Prepared manuscripts, proofread reviews, organized and compiled the annual Personalia issue, maintained relations with reviewers and publishers, and maintained the journal's website

1993–1996 Pomona College. Teaching Intern, Research Assistant, Mentor, and Grader

Organized discussion groups, led class discussions, graded writing assignments, and developed and supervised class projects; programmed and provided data-entry for a computerized German language database; and mentored and graded advanced calculus and linear algebra

1995 The Telephone Connection, Boise, Idaho

Installed cabeling for telephone and computer networks.

1993 Idaho State Legislature. Legislative Intern

Maintained Learning Links computer network, attended legislative committees, and wrote articles



University of Wisconsin-Madison
Doctoral Program in German Literature. Master of Arts Degree conferred May, 1998. Preliminary exams passed "with distinction," June, 2001. Dissertation title: "Other Reasons: Analogical Reasoning as a Heuristic in a Critical Aesthetic System."

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
October, 2005–July, 2006.
Sponsored by Prof. Dr. Hartmut Böhme, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut

Pomona College, Claremont, California
Bachelor of Arts conferred May, 1997. Majors in Mathematics and German (Honors)

Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Spring, 1996, Pomona College Study Abroad Program.

Technical University, Budapest, Hungary
Fall, 1995, Budapest Semesters in Mathematics.


Technical Skills

Web: HTML & CSS, Python, PHP, Django, WordPress

Social Media: FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, various other blogging engines and platforms

Word Processing and Typesetting: Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, LaTeX

Databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft Access, FileMaker Pro

As Editorial Assistant at the Journal of Asian Studies I implemented a PostgreSQL-based, Django-powered, content management system; transitioned from the FileMaker Pro desktop database; and trained staff members to use the new system

Operating Systems: Linux/Unix, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, DOS, VMS

As a member of the Madison Linux Users Group (MadLUG) from 1998 onward I gave presentations on Linux, Unix, and related topics. As president from 2001 to 2005 I managed presentations for our group, gave talks to businesses and the community, and arranged for presentations by technology and industry representatives. My background runs to system administration and shell scripting

Webmaster and Technical Advisor: MadLUG, Cultural Translation Project (at UW-Madison); Wisconsin Coalition for Domestic Partner Benefits; International Brecht Society; UW-Madison Department of German, and others




Awards and Honors