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PhD, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Department of History, May 1997.
Dissertation: "The Politics of the Atom: Nuclear Diplomacy, National Security, & the Anglo-American Alliance, 1939 to 1945."
M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, Department of History, Dec. 1992.
B.A. w/history dept. honors, State University of New York at Stony Brook, May 1991.
Senior Honors Thesis: "Policies of Ignorance: A Reinterpretation of American-Soviet Relations, 1917 to 1947."
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Mercer County Community College, September 1998 to present.
Instructor of American History.
Part-Time Lecturer, Department of English, Rutgers University, September 1997 to present.
Instructor of Expository Writing and Research Writing. Writing Center Tutor.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of History, Economics & Politics, SUNY-College of Technology at Farmingdale, January 1993 to May 1997.
Taught United States History and World Civilization.
Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of History, SUNY at Stony Brook, Fall 1993, Spring 1995 & Summer 1996.
Taught United States History.
Adjunct Instructor, Dept. of American Studies, SUNY-College at Old Westbury, Fall 1994.
Taught United Sates History.
Teaching Assistant, Dept. of History, SUNY at Stony Brook, September 1993 to May 1997
Teaching Assistant in United States and Latin American History.
College Service Rendered:
Member, Writing Across the Disciplines, Mercer County Community College, February 1999 to Present.
Involved in the discussion of issues related to increasing the quality of reading and writing skills across the entire college curriculum.
Mercer Curriculum Project, Mercer County Community College, September 1998 to Present.
Involved in the discussion of issues related to diversity, pedagogy, and creativity in the classroom.
Member, Instructional and Professional Improvement Committee, Mercer County Community College, September 1998 to Present.
Involved in the reviewing of priorities related to the professional development of faculty and staff; as well as making recommendations to the President regarding methods of instruction.
Co-chair, Dept. of History Colloquium Committee, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1994 & 1995.
Recruited, organized, and scheduled academic presentations in the history department.
Graduate Student Rep., Dept. of History Graduate Committee, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1992 & 1994.
Involved in planning, reorganizing, & administering graduate program policy & guidelines.
Graduate Student Rep., Dept. of History Search Committee, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1992 & 1994.
Involved in evaluating candidates for hire as history department faculty.
Co-chair, Graduate Student Orientation Committee, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1992 & 1993.
Supervised the orientation of new history department graduate students.
Review of Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln by Douglas L. Wilson, for "The Book Report," URL: http://www.thebookreport.com, March 1998.
Review of Charles A. Lindbergh: A Photographic Album by Joshua Stoff, for The Long Island Historical Journal, Editor: Dr. Roger Wunderlich, Summer 1995.
"WWII: Air Power," Reader's Guide to American History (London: Fitzroy Dearborn), Editor: Dr. Peter Parish, 1997.
"American Expansion," Reader's Guide to American History (London: Fitzroy Dearborn), Editor: Dr. Peter Parish, 1997.
"Atomic Scientists' Protest Movement Against the Nuclear Arms Race," Encyclopedia of Protest Movements (Chicago: Gale Research), Editor: Dr. Irwin Unger, forthcoming.
"Demasculinizing the Study of American Foreign Relations: The Cold War as a Case in Point," Department of History Colloquium Series, SUNY at Stony Brook, September 1994.
"Of Language and Meaning: The Case of George Frost Kennan and the Containment Doctrine," National Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, SUNY at Stony Brook, October 1992.
Awards and Honors:
Research Grant, American Institute of Physics, 1995.
University Undergraduate Achievement Award, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1991.
History Department Undergraduate Achievement Award, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1991.
Golden Key National Honor Society, 1991.
Phi Alpha Theta International History Honor Society, 1990.
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
American Historical Association.
Organization of American Historians.
Cyprus Society for Higher Education & Research.
Proficient in Modern Greek.
Project Leader, Suffolk County Democratic Party, 1996.
Supervised staff of thirty volunteers to aid in the congressional campaign of Suffolk County legislator Nora Bredes, as well as in the reelection campaigns of New York State Assemblyman Steven Englebright and President Bill Clinton. Involved in organizing Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton's November 1996 visit to SUNY at Stony Brook.
Senior Editor, USB Weekly, 1991 & 1992.
Directed all phases of creating a new student newspaper at SUNY at Stony Brook. Supervised staff of twenty reporters. Responsible for all aspects of administering the operations of the newspaper. Received 1991 Newsday College Journalism Award.
Sports Editor, Stony Brook Statesman, 1990 & 1991.
Supervised a staff of ten sports reporters for a student newspaper at SUNY at Stony Brook. Responsible for all aspects of administering the operations of the sports section. Received 1992 Newsday College Journalism Award.
Proficient in web site design and HTML 4.
Proficient in Microsoft Office 98.
Knowledge of basic desktop publishing.