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University of New Mexico. Ph.D., English

Boston University. M.A., English

Ohio University. B.G.S., General Studies

University of London (U.K.). Post-doctoral work, Sociology/Economics

Several Institutions: Extensive Computer/Internet Training.




1994-date Resource Opportunities

Owner. Grant Acquisition and Fund Raising Consulting. Research and develop funding sources, organize and manage campaigns, conduct strategic planning, write grant proposals, conduct workshops. See web site at


1986-date State Government

2001-date Chief, Records Management, State Agency. Design, develop, and direct programs and initiatives in records management, web site development, automated systems, imaging, document development and conversion, and related areas for state agency in Ohio. Coordinate activities with various offices and external organizations and agencies.

1999-2001 State Refugee Services Administrator for Ohio. Planned, directed, and coordinated programs providing services for refugees and immigrants in Ohio. Developed policies and practices at state level. Reviewed and evaluated program operations in funded private and government agencies. Developed and acquired resources for program expansion and enhancement.

1997-1999 Administrator, Communications and Online Systems, State Agency. Designed, developed, and directed statewide Internet, Intranet, World Wide Web, telecommunications, and general communications systems for program areas. Analyzed, planned, and directed video and audio communications technology.

1994-1997 Chief, Research and Grants, State Agency. Directed comprehensive statewide development program. Conducted research and consultation on funding patterns, sources, and opportunities. Managed and conducted training in fund raising, grant writing, and general development. Acted as liaison with state and national foundations, corporation, public and private agencies. Supervised and conducted strategic planning, quantitative and qualitative research projects.

1991-1994 Executive Director, Ohio Childrenís Trust Fund. Statewide child abuse prevention funding agency. Chief executive and management officer. Developed statewide policies and programs. Administered grant programs competitively distributing over three million dollars annually to over two hundred grantees. Managed all aspects of strategic planning; priority setting; timetable, goal, budget, and evaluation design and implementation; training and technical assistance; fund raising and development. Acted as liaison with legislators, national organizations, news media, and the general public.

1986-1991 Social Program Developer, State Agency. Researched funding sources, developed and prepared grant proposals. Coordinated statewide programs, conducted needs assessments and evaluations.


1985-date College and University Teaching (Part Time)

Ohio State University/ Capital University/ Ohio University/ Wright State University/ Others. Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor/ Instructor/ Other. Duties in teaching, writing, advising, program and curriculum development.


1982-1987 Mobilization for Animals, Inc.

Executive Director of international (seven countries) nonprofit animal welfare and protection organization. Chief administrative and management officer. Extensive, highly successful fund raising, including planned giving, direct mail, annual and capital campaigns, major gifts, grant acquisition. Conducted and managed strategic planning, developed policies and procedures. Organized large public events and expositions. Worked with numerous actors and entertainers, legislators, religious and business leaders.


1978-1983 East Tennessee State University

Assistant Professor of English. Engaged in teaching, research and writing, program and curriculum development, administration. Prepared and managed grants from federal, state, and private sources.



Books: Winning Grants (Career Press); Cracks in the Ark: Animal Poems (Writers for Animals); Love and Anger: An Organizing Handbook (ARN Press); Still Another Pelican in the Breadbox (PigIron Press); Tiger in the Air (Blue Dog Press); Kenneth Patchen: a Comprehensive Bibliography (Paul P. Appel); Kenneth Patchen: a Collection of Essays (AMS Press); Patchenís Lost Plays (Capra Press); numerous monographs published by the State of Ohio.

Critical Essays, Nonfiction, and Poetry: in Poetry Australia, Sunstone Review, Interpretations, Contempa, Northwoods Journal, West Coast Review, Lines Review, Iron, Jam To-day, Rocky Mountain Review, Encyclopedia of Short Fiction, many others in several countries.


GRANTS (selected)

Ahimsa Foundation program grants; American Philosophical Society research grant; Corporation for National Service VISTA program grants; East Tennessee State University research grants; Lucius Eastman Fund program grant; George Gund Foundation program grant; W.K. Kellogg Foundation program grants; National Endowment for the Arts program grants; National Endowment for the Humanities program grant; National Governors Association/ Council of Governors program grant; Nord Family Foundation operating grant; Tennessee Arts Commission program grant; Tennessee Committee for the Humanities program grant; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: over twenty grants in different program areas; University of New Mexico research grants; Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation research grant; Grants from dozens of other private trusts and foundations for program and general operating support.



Technical Writing, Business Communications, Research and Bibliography, Creative Writing (poetry, fiction, screenwriting, all levels), Grant Writing and Development,

Composition (more than ten different courses from remedial to advanced and honors),

History of Cinema, Film and Literature, Criticism of Art and Literature, American Literature, American Drama, American Experience, Modern American Poetry, Modern French Literature, Russian Literature in Translation, Modern World Literature in Translation, World Literature Survey.



Member: Mensa, International Webmasters Association, HTML Writers Association,

Association of Internet Professionals.

Disaster Services Instructor and Instructor Trainer, Community First Aid and

CPR Instructor, American Red Cross.

Board Member, Governorís Community Service Advisory Committee.

Director, Appalachian Writers Association.

State Board Member, Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).


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