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Advanced Certificate in Teaching  Writing                                                        2017

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY


Masters in Business Administration, concentration in Marketing, Dean’s List              1988

Columbia University, New York, NY


Bachelor of Arts, cum laude graduate, Political Science major with Honors             1985

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Additional Relevant Coursework:  Student teaching, English minor                     1981-85

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

My academic writing achievements were produced in three waves.


I started my college academic career in 1981 when I entered Brooklyn College part of the City University of New York (CUNY) network of colleges. My major in political science and minor in English provided me with a plethora of opportunities to hone my academic writing skills. It seemed like I was forever turning out papers.


After college and some work experience in the not for profit world, I returned to academic life  in 1986 when I entered Columbia Business School earning my MBA two years later. There I learned a whole other way of writing. We had to do everything in teams. All projects were the result of a group effort where we learned how to take advantage of everyone's skills (and account for shortcomings when necessary.) 

The final wave came in 2012 when I entered Stony Brook University to studied teaching the art of writing. That course of study was perhaps the most enjoyable of all given it was purely for me. I entered the program purely from a sense of keen interest in the topic and to learn, learn, learn. That produced some of my best writing some of which I gladly share with you here. 

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