Teaching

Currently teaching as an Adjunct Instructor at area colleges and universities. Courses center around real-world projects and websites.

Also have built and maintain two course-sites:

I have presented at several academic and industry conferences on a range of website planning topics. A selection are presented below.

Current Courses

Currently teaching Introduction to Web Design at both DeSales University, within the Computer Science and Mathematics Department, and at the Antonelli Institute of Photography and Design. Created a detailed course site in Drupal 7 on a dedicated virtual private server that provides code samples and presentations.

At Antonelli, also administer a reseller hosting control panel to provision and create subsites for student projects. This provides a live portfolio with which students can gain internships and free-lance work.

In the spring of 2016, will teach Digital Portfolio and Digital Imaging courses at Antonelli and an introductory course within a Master's of Information Science program at DeSales.

A Reseller Account Provides Live Portfolios for Student Work

Previous Courses

Pennsylvania State University, Abington, PA, 1/99-4-11: Instructor and consultant to Penn State Abington’s Continuing Education Division, where I have taught Mobile Web App Development, Photoshop for the Web, User Interface Design, and various writing courses.
Computer courses formed the basis of a Webmaster's Certificate program, and addressed effective publication design principles as well as effective writing. 

Writing courses have included Rhetoric and Composition and Business Writing for adult students. Also taught a report writing workshop for 80 investigators in the Internal Affairs Department of the Philadelphia Police Department.

In all courses, use technology to facilitate sharing of students' work and to demonstrate technique. Hold all courses in computer labs so that students can create drafts in class.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: 1/05-7/07: Instructor for the graduate course Business and Professional Communications. Course focused on report writing, data presentation, digital literacy, and matching writing to business processes.

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, 8/99-12/99: Part-time instructor in School of General Studies, an interdisciplinary writing-intensive part of the University's core curriculum.  Taught third-year seminar in business writing. Used a computer classroom and Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel to stress textual and visual data presentation.

Also trained students in several modes of professional communication including report writing, formal correspondence, and memoranda. Semester concluded with a term paper analyzing the nonfiction book A Civil Action in which the students took on the role of one of the actors in the story and wrote a technical consulting report for an imaginary client.

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 8/99-12/99: Part-time instructor in Humanities Department.  Taught third-year seminar in scientific writing to students training to become Physician’s Assistants. Used a computer classroom and Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel to stress textual and visual data presentation, with an emphasis on appropriate modes of academic discourse in the health sciences.

Also introduced students to the conventions of academic research and review articles and grant proposals.

Temple University Writing Center, Philadelphia, PA, 9/98-5/99: Served as one of two Mentors at Temple University Writing Center assigned to assist engineering students in a special writing-centered curriculum. Mentoring required teaching techniques appropriate for traditional students, as well as adults and speakers of English as a second language. Staff training at the Center included writing assignment design, ESL issues, and revision strategies.

Student-Centered Interactive Practice