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Curriculum Vitae

Education:

EMT-Paramedic (PA Licence 120252), CCAC, 2000
B.A. in Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000
M.S. in Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, 2007
     thesis: 
M.S. & PhD in Learning Science and Technology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  2020 (anticipated)

Employment:

Graduate Student Researcher at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
2015 to Current, full time
2014 to 2015, part-time
Member of the ASSISTments Team
Currently engaged in research in Educational Data Science and (Science) Content Development for Intelligent Tutoring System

High School Science Teacher at Douglas High School, Douglas MA
2001 to 2015 (with one year off to work on coursework and research for my masters in Oceanography)
Subjects Taught, Years and Levels: 
  • Chemistry (13 years; Honors, College-Prep, and Descriptive Chemistry and Advanced Placement Chemistry II)
  • AP ES Challenge (4 years; this is a special three-week intense training for AP Chemistry students who also want to take the AP Environmental Science test).
  • Physics (4 years; Honors and Advanced Placement, Calculus-Based Mechanics)
  • Earth Science (3 years; College Prep and General)
  • Environmental Science (2 years; College Prep)
  • Biology (1 year; College Prep)
Primary Accomplishments: Started with a program that included only two sections of "Chemistry", developed the program to include five (or more) sections per year, offering four different levels: Descriptive, College-Prep, & Honors Chemistry I and Advanced Placement Chemistry II.

High School Science Department Chair at Douglas High School, Douglas MA
2008 to 2014
Primary Accomplishment: Led the Science Department through the reorganization of science classes / pathways for students to maximize both passing rates on MCAS testing and enrollment and success in Advanced Placement Courses.

Lead AP Teacher at Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative, Boston, MA
2011 to 2013
Organized Saturday Study Sessions for groups of 200 AP science students. Lead Vertical Team meetings with science teachers from 4 districts spanning grades 5-12.  Maintained records of teachers, session instructors, and student presence.  Conducted Saturday session to help AP Chemistry students (my own and others) better prepare for the exam

Graduate Research Assistant at University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI
2005-2006
Collaborated with Professor Tetsu Hara on air-sea interface research; ran computer simulations of sea-surface temperature; compiled and backed-up sonar, temperature, and salinity data from local experiments

Paramedic at Steel Valley Ambulance Service, Homestead, PA, 
2000-2001
Provided patient care and emergency services as member and leader of a two person mobile Advanced Life Support unit; communicated in real time with medical doctors about patient status and treatment

Research Assistant at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 
1996-1999
Collaborated with Richard McCullough; Conducted research into synthesis and properties of regio-regular poly-3-akyl-thiophenes
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