Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION 

Seton Hill University – January 2012

Master of Fine Arts in Writing

California University of Pennsylvania – December 2006

Bachelor of Arts in English

EXPERIENCE 

Seton Hill University – 8/18 to Present 

Adjunct Professor of First-Year Writing – Teach lecture-based, face-to-face courses with online supplements including Canvas. Develop syllabi, deliver lectures, and closely interact with students to ensure their overall academic success. 

Westmoreland County Community College – 8/12 to Present 

Adjunct Instructor of College Literacy I & II, Effective Speech, Interpersonal Communication, College Writing, and Advanced Composition – Teach lecture-based, face-to-face courses with online supplements including Blackboard & D2L as well as video-conferencing classes. Develop syllabi, deliver lectures, and closely interact with students to ensure their overall academic success. 

University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg – 8/16 to 12/16 

Adjunct Instructor of Public Speaking (appointed to cover classes for a full-time professor on maternity leave) – Taught lecture-based, face-to-face public speaking courses. Developed syllabi, delivered lectures, evaluated speeches and closely interacted with students to ensure their overall academic success. 

“Public Speaking for Professionals” – Seton Hill University – 6/14

Planned and delivered a lecture on public speaking for creative professionals. 

“Plucking Horror from the Headlines” – Seton Hill University – 6/13 

Planned and delivered a lecture on drawing inspiration from news headlines for creative works. 

“Personal Marketing for Artists” – Seton Hill University – 6/11 

Planned and delivered a lecture on personal marketing for writers and other artists. 

Pennsylvania Bridges Magazine, California, PA – 6/14 to 7/19

Owner and Editor-in-Chief – Responsible for the content of print and online publication covering five counties with a circulation of 10,000. 

Herald-Standard, Uniontown, PA – 2/12 to 11/13

Coordinator/Editor – Responsibilities included organizing content of entertainment publication. 

California Focus Magazine, California, PA – 12/05 to 11/09

Editor-in-Chief – Responsible for the content and direction of a monthly regional newsmagazine. Worked closely with student and freelance writers. 

Law Office of Lisa J. Buday, California, PA – 6/08 to 8/12 

Administrative Assistant – Provided clerical assistance to the firm’s sole practitioner. 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE 

Jozart Center for the Arts, California, PA – 8/10 to 11/16

President, Board of Directors – Founded and continuously operated a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization that aimed to preserve and promote the arts in the Mon Valley region. Planned, coordinated, and promoted over 500 events and activities. 

Mon Valley Academy for the Arts, Charleroi, PA – 3/20 to Present

Secretary, Board of Directors – Take minutes at monthly meetings and work in tandem with other board members to plan and promote events and activities.

REFERENCES

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