Ph. D., General Psychology with Emphasis in Cognition and Instruction – Grand Canyon University
M. A., Teaching and Learning with Technology – University of Arizona, Global Campus
B. A., Philosophy – Northern Kentucky University
B. S., Industrial Education – Northern Kentucky University

Courses Taught:

DeVry University
•  Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
•  Computer Applications for Business with Lab
•  Design Fundamentals with Lab
•  Introduction to Humanities
•  Introduction to Psychology

Chatfield College
•  Basic Computers
•  Introduction to Computers

Lincoln College of Technology
•  GED Preparation Course – Math

Brown Mackie College
•  Descriptive Geometry
•  Fastening Systems
•  Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
•  Multiview Drawing
•  Solid Modeling
•  Technical Drawing


Client/Employer Industry
Private rocket-ship company
  Write, illustrate, and edit plans, reports, user manuals, & Wiki pages for the testing of rocket-ship engines, engine controllers, & other components & for the testing of equipment used for the testing of engines, engine controllers, & other components.
Manufacturer of hydronic-system controls
  Wrote, illustrated, & edited technical & instructional materials & user manuals for electronic & wireless mobile control devices for hydronic heating & cooling systems.
National-brand brewery
  Wrote & illustrated instructional materials for automated post-fermentation chemical processes & procedures. Wrote & illustrated instructional materials for product quality assurance.
Manufacturer of automated case conveyors
  Managed technical documentation for over two dozen case-conveyor lines marketed under multiple corporate identities. Generated & updated product manuals, including application guidelines & instructions for installation, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting & spare parts.
Manufacturer of automated printing systems
  Wrote & illustrated instructional materials for maintaining automated, web-fed, ink-jet, perfector printing systems.
Fulfillment center for financial services
  Edited preexisting instructional materials. Wrote new process instructions as necessary. Conformed process instructions to formatting standards for integration into content-management system.
Manufacturer of CNC machine tools
  Edited, wrote & illustrated operation & maintenance manuals for CNC machining centers. Topics included spindle, linear axes, rotary indexing table, tool changer, coolant system, chip conveyor, part & tool measurement system, etc.
Manufacturer of drinking fountains & hydrants
  Designed, wrote & illustrated data sheets for dozens of drinking fountains & hydrants, including feature overview, recommended specifications, & instructions for installation & maintenance.
Manufacturer of paper-making machinery
  Generated technical illustrations for operating & maintenance manuals for paper-making machinery. Topics included safety, principles of operation, mechanical controls, etc. Produced reference data on engineering standards.
Manufacturer of automated printing presses
  Wrote & illustrated operation & maintenance manuals for automated, web-fed, perfector offset printing systems, including safety, mechanical systems, local machine controls & user interfaces on main control console.
Manufacturer of modular office furniture
  Wrote & illustrated assembly manual for modular office furniture product line.
Manufacturer of electronic medical-diagnostic equipment
  Generated illustrations for parts manual for device that injects contrast fluid into human blood stream in preparation for MRIs, X-rays, etc. Wrote script files for converting legacy CAD files to new platform.
Manufacturer of commercial kitchen equipment
  Designed, wrote & illustrated end-to-end assembly manuals for 19 models of commercial ovens, to support relocation of manufacturing operations without transferring personnel.
Integrator of manufacturing systems
  Provided graphic support for sales & engineering presentations. Generated technical illustrations & renderings of major projects. Edited proposals & project documents.
Manufacturer of national-brand consumer products
  Produced CAD drawings (fabrication, weldment, assembly & bills of material) for rotary-knife modules for personal-hygiene product line.
Manufacturer of commercial-grade architectural & ventilating products
  Generated trade advertising & technical literature for complete line of ventilating products. Developed & conducted marketing study to determine buying influences. Designed new products & custom applications.
Developer of custom engineered products
  Performed drafting (design & detail drawings) for engineering projects including automated packaging machinery, robotic end effectors & ancillary equipment.
Manufacturer of commercial-grade steel doors
  Generated technical literature for product installation. Generated cut-away illustrations to show comparative features of competitive products.
Country Club
  Generated posters & fliers to promote club activities. Published annual calendars of club events. Generated newspaper advertisements to support membership campaign.

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