East Stroudsburg, PA, 18372
Joined on April, 2012
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EducationUniversity of Canberra(Australia) Bachelor's in Writing GPA: 5.349
Deakin University (Australia) Master's International Development
Walden University (USA) Ph.D. Human Services (counseling)
ExperienceTaught university for ten years as an adjunct(ESL, African-American History, World History) William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, Rutgers,Newark NJ,(Visiting Professor, History) Montclair State University,(English)
Essex County College (ESL, History)
United Nations and United Nations Development Programme
Initially, I worked with the Middle East and Africa Bureaux. While at the Middle East Bureau I drafted the speeches for the Under-Secretaries General, who were tasked with providing updated reports to the various Middle Eastern countries of their respective departments. I also wrote speeches for the Trade Relations office of the Organization for African Unity (OAU). After an initial two years at headquarters, New York, I was seconded by the United Nations to participate in my first overseas assignment, as a member of the diplomatic corps tasked with designing and drafting an all-inclusive constitution for the government of Namibia, Southwest Africa, on the attainment of independence from the Republic of South Africa. I also wrote the initial draft of Resolution 435, tabled at the United Nations Security Council.
On my return from Southwest Africa, I joined the peacekeeping forces (UNEF) on the Israeli/Egyptian Border with the peacekeeping corps. Additionally, I taught English as a second language to the Arabic-speaking staff.
On my return to the United States, I became the personal assistant to Bradford Morse, the Administrator of the United Nations Development program. Later I moved to Australia where I completed my Bachelors/Masters degrees. These degrees were taught under the British system, by professors from Cambridge and Oxford, as there was a severe shortage of qualified professors at the time. I obtained a "D" (Distinction) in many of these classes; some were graduate courses taken at undergraduate level. I also had the equivalent of 70 credits in psychology at Bachelors and Ph.D. level
While attending school part-time I also worked for the following organizations: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of
Foreign Affairs (Australia), and the U.S. State Department, American Embassy.
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
I drafted speeches for the many representatives visiting foreign countries on behalf of the Prime Minister. One of the speeches that I drafted was on behalf of the Prime Minister’s representative on the independence of Namibia (1992) as I had been to the country previously and had taken an active part in the drafting of Resolution 435 in respect of the independence of Namibia.
Departments of Foreign Affairs
I worked in the Protocol Section of this Department, and was tasked with translating the French and Spanish credentials presented by incoming diplomats.
In my capacity as the Cultural Affairs Assistant, I was responsible for "People to People" Program, the State Department's "Voluntary Visitors" program, which arranged exchanges between high-ranking political figures, members of the Judiciary (Supreme Court and the Fulbright student exchange.)
Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Invaluable and outstanding service to the community 2005
Letter of Appreciation from the NJ State Governor's office in recognition of outstanding contributions to education.
State of New Jersey Senate and General Assembly, Commendations and Praise Certificate
HobbiesI'm a writer I have published several books and articles. My doctoral dissertation "Youth in Foster Care: The Shortcomings of the Child Protective Services" was published by Garland Publishing, Madison Avenue New York and is used as a source of expert advice on matters pertaining to youth in foster care.
I been inducted into "Who's Who: In America,In the World, American Education, American Women. I enjoy working with students who are preparing for college. So many of our students arrive at college unprepared and a large percentage drop out the first year.
In my capacity as a Human Services counselor has worked with disaffected students I find that I am able to turn them around. Many of my students have become professors themselves. I have taught every grade level from Pre-K to Doctoral candidates, but prefer students between at about 16- through adulthood.
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