Projects

Selected Work

Japanese Culture

Conceived, produced, and wrote “Japanese Ghosts and Demons,” a video about Japanese culture which was shown at the Asia Society in an exhibit about Japanese art.

Indian Culture

Produced and wrote India at the Crossroads of Change, a program about technology growth, hosted by Bernard Kalb and broadcast on PBS.

Online Reference

Conceived, researched, wrote, and edited thousands of articles for two online encyclopedias, Encyclopedia Americana and Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (formerly Academic American). Subject areas included: health policy and issues, gerontology, fine and performing arts and literature, film and journalism, world and U.S. history, sociology and social services, education, nonprofits, religion, business, anthropology and archaeology, and others.

Multimedia

Conceived, wrote, and conducted interviews for Grolier Inc.’s multimedia products, including the Guinness Book of Records and the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. The former included interviews with a man who runs races backwards and the latter included some 50 stories about the history of science fiction.

Film Programming

Conceived and oversaw Film Asia, film series at the Asia Society about Asian life and culture.

K-12 Education

Wrote and edited for TrueFlix and FreedomFlix for Scholastic publishing; these products for K-12 focused on identifying primary sources for students to research as part of history, natural science, and literature projects.

Casablanca Drive

Conceived, co-produced, and wrote half-hour documentary about business and culture in Morocco, which aired on the Discovery Channel.

Holocaust Commemoration

Conceived, produced, and wrote series of pieces on Holocaust Commemoration Week, entitled Remembering the Holocaust, on WNET/13 public television; received New York Emmy nomination.


 

Selected Clients

Asia Society
Discovery Channel
Grolier Online
Guinness World Records
Harvard University
Human Relations Media
IBM
NBC News Productions
Scholastic Inc.
UNICEF
Voice of America
WLIW/21 Long Island Public Television
WNET/13 NYC Public Television


Awards

Parents’ Choice Awards
American Association for the Advancement of Science Award
John Muir Medical Film Festival Award
National Council on Family Relations Award
New York Emmy nomination

Education

M.S., Gerontology, University of Southern California
M.A., Journalism, Boston University
B.A., English Literature, Boston University

Teaching Experience

Long Island University, Brooklyn
Assistant Professor of Instructional Resources
Assistant Professor of Speech
Adjunct for Writing Workshops 

St. Peter’s University, Jersey City
Adjunct for English composition