M.A., 1990. Communication Studies, Communication Research, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Emphasis in relational communication.
Graduate work, 1987 - 1989, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, in Communication. 24 graduate credits. Emphasis in relational communication.
B.A., 1985, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Communication Studies. Emphasis in broadcasting/film with screenwriting and production.
B.A., 1973, University of Iowa. Honors in General Science. Emphases in physics, chemistry, and psychology. National Merit Finalist. State of Iowa Scholar.
Adjunct Faculty, Kirkwood Community College, 1992, 1997 - present. In 1992, 1999, developed and taught fundamentals of communication course. Covered basic communication theories, applications, group processes, and public speaking. In 1997 - present, developed and taught three courses dealing with elements of writing and advanced composition and analysis, including elements of critical thinking. Critiqued and graded rough and final drafts of papers, engaged in one-on-one student conferencing, developed and directed in-class group exercises, and guided in-class group analysis of papers and textbook essays.
Instructor, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 1992 - 2003. Developed and taught fundamentals of communication course and (for their ADVANCE program for older students in the workforce) public speaking. Covered basic communication theories, applications, group processes, and public speaking.
Graduate Instructor, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1990 - 1991. Developed and taught courses in entry level Rhetoric emphasizing writing, reading, and speaking.
Associate Faculty, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ, 1989. Developed and taught course on "Professional and Business Communication." Covered theories and applications.
Teaching Assistant, Communication Dept., U of AZ, 1987 - 1989. "Organizational Communication" and "Critical Thinking in Communication." Developed latter course: text selection, lecture development, and test creation. Dealt with business and interpersonal communication issues, theories, and applications.
Member, Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA), professionial writing organization.
Interviewing, F. Paul Wilson, best-selling fiction writer. Conducted hour-long interview covering his life and career. Edited material for publication, 2000.
Speechwriter, Larry Hines in 2000 Presidential Campaign. Researched issues and tailored speeches for targeted audiences, 1999.
Free-lance writing. Non-fiction: Ampersand, Objectively Speaking, Ideas on Liberty/The Freeman, Summa Philosophiae, West Coast Libertarian (B.C.), Enter Stage Right, Full Context, Lima (OH) News, The National Educator, Daily Reporter (IN), Commerce Magazine, El Diario and El Mundo (Bolivia), La Hora (Guatemala), Topicos de Actualidad (Guatemala), Real Mensch, The Restoration, The Daily Objectivist, Spintech, The Free Radical (New Zealand), Laissez Faire City Times, The Implosion, The Objective American Daily, Liberzine, Libertarians in Action, Laissez Faire (Czech Republic), Burroughs Bulletin, and Laissez Faire Electronic Times. Also, Liberty Haven, World Newstand, and Free Republic. Fiction: Meta-SF, Dragon, To the Stars, Vision, Final Cause, The Enlightenment, and Spintech Literary Supplement.
Editorial writer for The Mercury, 1991, 1992.
Editorial writer and science columnist for The Daily Iowan, Iowa City, IA, 1985 - 1986.
Free-lance editing, proofreading, and polishing of student papers, 1980 - 1990.
Co-editing of convention program books, Icon, Iowa City, IA, 1984 - 1986.
Editing for research study, Communication Dept., U of AZ, 1989. Edited written material for use in computer-assisted writing program for junior high school students.
Congressional Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives, First District, Iowa, 2000. Met with voters; did radio interview on KUNI radio; did interview/call-in show on KCRG radio; participated in candidate forums on KUNI radio, IPT television, and for Iowa League of Women Voters; prepared and distributed press releases; answered questions for Cedar Rapids Gazette, Iowa City Press-Citizen, and for other print publications and organizations; managed campaign issues.
Research Assistant, Communication Dept., U of AZ, 1989. Assisted in development and conducting of study on dyadic and triadic friendships.
Paper presentation, 1990. Competitive paper convention panel, Iowa Communication Association, Des Moines, IA.
Essay evaluator, 1991. Evaluated eighth grade essays as part of test development for American College Testing (A.C.T.), Iowa City, IA.
Tutoring for Graduate College, U of AZ, 1989. Tutored writing for minority graduate students.
Tutoring for introductory mass lecture communication course, Communication Dept., U of AZ, 1988. Tutoring Center, Academic Learning Skills Center.
Lectured for the Extended Learning Program at Kirkwood and Grantwood Elementary Schools, Iowa City, IA, 1984, and Penn, N. Liberty, IA, 1987, about science fiction literature and professional writing.
Radio Talk Show Guest on "Ron Engelman Overnight" show on the Talk Radio Network (on 165 affiliates), 2000. Discussed political issues and current events, answered call-in questions.
Radio Talk Show Guest, "Morning Magazine," KTUC-AM, Tucson, AZ, 1989. Discussed political and philosophical issues and answered call-in questions.
Delivered fiction readings/panel discussions at Icon (regional science fiction convention), Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, IA, 1983 - 1987, 1991, 1995 - 2003; World Science Fiction Convention in Baltimore, MD, 1983, New Orleans, LA, 1986; and Minicon, Minneapolis, MN, 1983.
Convention assistance, Icon, Iowa City, IA, 1975 - 1985. Liaison with writers; program development; worked with hotels in procuring function space; ran hospitality suite.
President/founder, Objectivist Study Group, U. of AZ and U. of IA, 1987 - 1993. Developed programming; obtained function space; recruited members; handled club publicity.
President/founder, 1985, The Video Connection, Iowa City, IA, a video dating organization. Duties included developing forms and questionnaires; creating and distributing advertising material; purchasing equipment and supplies; interviewing and videotaping clients; coordinating and maintaining client records.
President, 1984 - 1986, University of Iowa science fiction club. Conducted meetings, helped determine programming, maintained member lists, and created and distributed advertising for the club.