RESUME

 
Professional ​
info​​

Adept at establishing positive learning environments and responding effectively to the needs of authors and agents. Strong problem solving, project management, and organizational skills coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Work​
experience​

 

Woodhall Press

Chief Executive Officer

Norwalk, Connecticut (5/2016–Current)

 

  • Develop high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives

  • Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission

  • Review financial and non-financial reports to devise solutions or improvements

  • Make high-quality investing decisions to advance the business and increase profits

  • Build trust relations with key partners and stakeholders and act as a point of contact for important shareholders

  • Enforce adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics

  • Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth

  • Maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company

 
Globe Pequot at Rowman & Littlefield
Publishing Group, USA
Editorial Director

Guilford, Connecticut (2/2008–Current)

 

  • Acquire, edit, and develop 45-50 new and revised titles annually and keep all projects on schedule
     

  • Manage the acquired titles through the production process to publication (working closely with internal teams)

  • Coordinate scheduling and logistics

  • Prepare agendas and conduct research

  • Monitor trend and sales data

  • Develop and maintain relationships with literary agents including negotiating deals and manage contracts

  • Manage workload of in-house and freelance acquiring editors, project editors, copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers

  • Present product concepts and book presentations to senior leadership and multi-department staff during Publishing Board and Sales Conference meetings

  • Research media coverage and industry trends

  • Evaluate solicited and unsolicited proposals and manuscripts

  • Supervise and control book costs, ensuring projects are kept within or under budget

  • Write cover and catalog copy

 

Southern Connecticut State University

English Professor

New Haven, Connecticut (8/2019–Current)

 

  • English Composition, which covers persuasive writing, public speaking, and non-verbal and written communication through the use of contemporary articles and current events

  • Coordinated with Department Chair to ensure curriculum and course material met university guidelines

  • Implemented course curriculum and structure, assessed student progress and provided guidance and assistance in comprehension of course material

 

Quinnipiac University

English Professor

Hamden, Connecticut (8/2018–Current)

 

  • English Composition and Literature, which covers persuasive writing, public speaking, and non-verbal and written communication through the use of contemporary literature, current events, and articles

  • Coordinated with Department Chair to ensure curriculum and course material met university guidelines

  • Implemented course curriculum and structure, assessed student progress and provided guidance and assistance in comprehension of course material

Fairfield University

English Professor

Fairfield, Connecticut (8/2015–2019)

  • English 11, Texts and Contexts I: Writing as Craft and Inquiry, which covered persuasive writing, public speaking, and non-verbal and written communication through the use of contemporary and classic literature as well as current events and articles

  • English 12, Texts and contents II: Writing About Literature, which expanded on the lessons taught in English 11 with an emphasis on literary analysis through classic literature

  • Coordinated with Department Chair to ensure curriculum and course material met university guidelines

  • Implemented course curriculum and structure, assessed student progress and provided guidance and assistance in comprehension of course material