Online Resume

Professional in statistics and computer science with additional expertise and experience in education and communication.

  • Successful at a professional level in designing usable and accessible websites and performing regression analyses to reveal relationships and solve problems.
  • Tenacious and resourceful programmer with experience in data management, data visualization, statistical modeling, user interfaces, and web development.
  • Trained in data visualization, ANOVA, linear and logistic regression modeling, experimental design, statistical computing, and applied probability.
  • Productive and innovative teacher, writer, and editor adept at communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience through effective presentations, user manuals, online help systems, and promotional documentation.

Data Science

R, Python, SAS
SQL, SSIS, SSAS, DQS
VBA, Excel, Access

Computer Programming

Git, Python, Java
PHP, JSP, JavaScript
XML, XSLT, HTML, CSS

Communication & Design

Teaching, Writing, Editing
Photoshop, Illustrator
Publisher, Word

Programming Courses

Teaching Courses

Current Memberships

  • American Statistical Association

Conferences

  • USCOTS, 2015

Past Memberships

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Society of Technical Communication

Business Analyst Intern
Management Science Associates, Pittsburgh, PA
July 2015 to Oct 2015

  • Assisted higher-level analysts on a variety of market research projects, which involved creating graphs, data summaries, and regression model reports for a new brand volume forecast and an analysis of out of stock SKUs.
  • Wrote SAS procedures and macros to organize and summarize data and run models; data organization tasks involved extensive use of SQL.
  • Wrote visual basic scripts to perform calculations and to create report summaries and charts automatically, which made data preparation more efficient and less prone to error.

Web Designer and Administrator
Trailmarker (self-employed), Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 2006 to Present

  • Design and maintain websites for visual appeal, accessibility, usability, and maintainability using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP.
  • Work closely with clients to edit, organize, and present their information effectively.

Adjunct Professor, Business Statistics and Problem Solving
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 2016 to Present

  • Designed and delivered lessons to engage students with real-world and hands-on activities.
  • Incorporated projects that model the data analysis process and developed statistical thinking and technical writing skills.
  • Monitored student progress through formative assessments and assignments and provided feedback to students through re-teaching and comments.
  • Worked closely with students individually and in small groups to identify weaknesses and areas for improvement.

Student Teacher, 8th Grade Algebra
Fort Couch Middle School, Upper St. Clair, PA
Jan 2012 to May 2012

  • Designed and delivered lessons to four sections of algebra students using ActivInspire software and the Promethean Board.
  • Created and administered formative assessments including pretests, exit slips, and performance assessments to assess student understanding.
  • Modified instruction based on student questions and performance in earlier classes.
  • Adapted instruction to meet the needs of students with special needs including creating graphic organizers.
  • Facilitated Math Mastery workshops to support students whose performance indicated a need for assistance.
  • Worked closely with students individually and in small groups.

Technical Writer Contractor
Bombardier via Oxford Solutions, Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 2016 to June 2016

  • Planned and organized text for the user interface, data management, and security components of the Positive Train Control System.
  • Wrote quality, usable, and technically accurate documentation using communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and fact-checking.
  • Collaborated with development team to understand and communicate technical concepts to the system maintainer, system administrator, and database administrator.

Computer Support Coordinator
Allegheny Center Alliance Church, Pittsburgh, PA                               Feb 1999 to Feb 2001

  • Managed 35 workstations and several printers connected to a Novell server.
  • Interacted with 28 users with varying levels of computer skills. Analyzed users’ needs and designed templates and processes that helped them accomplish daily tasks and reach long-term goals.
  • Surveyed, prioritized, and solved hardware and software problems by training users, troubleshooting the system, or contacting a technical volunteer.

Technical Writer
PHW INC., Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 1996 to Aug 1998

  • Improved user manuals for the electronic train control systems designed and manufactured by PHW, INC by editing for grammar, consistent language and style, and technical clarity.

Technical Communicator
Transarc Corporation (IBM Pittsburgh Lab), Pittsburgh, PA
July 1994 to Nov 1996

  • Planned, organized, and designed text and graphics of software user manuals, online help systems, and release notes for several releases of Transarc’s Distributed File System software.
  • Wrote quality, usable, and technically accurate documentation using communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and fact-checking.
  • Collaborated with development team to understand and communicate technical concepts, benefits, and procedures to the target audience.
Master of Science, 2015
Computational Mathematics
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
Teacher Certification, 2012
Mathematics 7-12
Robert Morris University
Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Science, 1994
Scientific and Technical Communication
Specialization: Math and Computer Science
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
  • Instructor for Spring 2015 Fundamentals of Statistics course and tutor for students taking Fundamentals of Statistics or Biostatistics courses during my graduate work at Duquesne.
  • Master’s Thesis “Losing Schools to the Economic Chasm: A Multiple Regression Analysis of Family Income and School Performance Profile Scores.”
  • Graduate Research Symposium Best Poster Award for thesis presentation, which included a JavaScript-driven instructional website that allowed users to explore the math behind the analysis as well as the results.
  • Certificate of University Teaching from Duquesne, which required participating in teaching workshops, mentoring new TAs, and designing and delivering lessons under formal observation.
  • User Interface programming for “Dictation Tutor,” a Java application for English language learners to practice writing from oral prompts in preparation for the written portion of the citizenship test.