Boston University, Center for Professional Education, Genealogical Research Program Designated Substitute Instructor, Modules 1, 2, 3, and 5. 2012-present Teaching advanced genealogical methodology in the areas of tools, techniques, evidence evaluation, written work product, resource citation, and professional services. This course is ACE-approved for 3 graduate level credits.
GenProof Independent Study Groups Mentor, GenProof Group 6, June 2013-August 2013 Responsible for actively mentoring an online study environment based on the workbook by Thomas W. Jones, Mastering Genealogical Proof. Use a private Google+ Community for asynchronous text chat and scheduled video hangouts.
ProGen Independent Study Groups Mentor, ProGen Group 7, February 2010-September 2011 Mentor, ProGen Group 21, October 2013-April 2015 Responsible for actively mentoring an online study environment using a curriculum developed by others based on the book by Elizabeth Shown Mills, ed., Professional Genealogy: a Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians. Manage three concurrent work groups using an online teaching environment with posted homework, homework feedback, active student discussion participation, and group chats. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate.
Board for Certification of Genealogists Education Fund (an independent tax-exempt trust) Trustee, 2002-2013: Worked with colleagues to establish in 2005 Putting Skills to Work, a hands-on workshop that takes place the day before the annual conference of the National Society of Genealogists. Each daylong workshop has two sessions focusing on establishing a broader base of genealogists able to do genealogy to a higher standard. Work as Conference Coordinator between the Ed Fund and the NGS conference program chair. Personally developed and presented sessions on Writing Genealogies, and Evidence Evaluation.
The Demanding Genealogist Reviewing
and criticizing genealogical work in print and on the web. Explaining for a
general audience the various elements of genealogical proof and standards. blog.demandinggenealogist.com.
Massachusetts Chapter of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America Verifying Genealogist, 1993 to 2007; 2010– present: Supporting Dames candidates from throughout the U.S. in proving their lineages to eligible Massachusetts ancestors.
Welles Family Association Genealogist, 2001-present: Compiling six-generation study of colonial immigrant family.
New England Historic Genealogical Society Research Assistant, Great Migration Project, 2001 to 2003: Compiled published literature searches on immigrants to New England 1635-1636.
Web Columnist, 1999 to 2001: Developed topics and wrote column on genealogical research in Connecticut.
Consulting Editor, Newbury Street Press, 1996 to 2000: Aided new authors in structuring and presenting their research; co-writer of The Descendants of Thomas Lamkin of the Northern Neck of Virginia by Dr. Harold E. Wilkins; book reviewer for The Register.
Florence Heller School, Brandeis University, Masters in Social Work (Management), 1981. U.S. Department of Education Public Service Fellowship. Thesis on a mathematical model for assessing children’s needs statewide across rural and metropolitan areas. Specialty in mental health administration.
University of Missouri at Rolla, graduate work for a degree in Nuclear Physics, 1971-1972. U.S. National Institute of Science Research Fellowship. Research on nuclear energy levels in doped crystal structures using Mössbauer spectroscopy.
University of Connecticut, Bachelor of Arts in Physics with Honors, 1971. Honors Program Scholar. Teaching Assistant in the Semiconductor Lab. Junior honors thesis on thin-film conductivity in semiconductors. Senior honors thesis on scattering using a cyclotron.