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Curriculum Vita

Robert J. Goldberg

Education

Post-Graduate        University of Rhode Island   Kingston, RI, Fall 1991 to Spring 1995

  • Courses in Old and Middle English Language and Literature, Shakespeare, History of the English Language, Contemporary Critical Theories

  • Teaching College Writing (WRT 999)

Master of Arts        Florida State University        Tallahassee, FL, Spring 1990

  • English; Passed Comprehensive Examination

  • Teaching English in College (LAE5370); Teaching English: Guided Study (LAE5946)

Bachelor of Arts     Florida State University        Tallahassee, FL, Spring 1987

  • English, with an emphasis in Business

Teaching History

Create, select, and customize appropriate materials, to train students to write, edit, proofread, and format a variety of document types, and to analyze, use, and document literature and sources:

  • Business Communication (including online sections)

  • Technical Communication

  • Scientific Writing

  • Academic Writing (including online sections)           

  • Composition I

  • Composition II

  • Writing about Literature

  • British Literature

  • American Literature

  • Survey of Science Fiction Literature (including online section)

  • Children’s Literature

  • Masterpieces of World Literature

  • Argumentative Writing

Associate Professor      Prince George’s Community College       Largo, MD           2002 - Present

Instructor                       New England Institute of Technology     Warwick, RI             1997 - 2002

Instructor                       University of Rhode Island                       Kingston, RI              1991 - 1998

Instructor                       Rhode Island College                                N. Providence, RI     1995 - 1998

Instructor                       Tallahassee Community College              Tallahassee, FL             Fall 1990

Teaching Assistant         Florida State University                             Tallahassee, FL          1989 - 1990

Achievements

  • Completed University of Maryland University College’s WebTycho 5-week intensive  training workshop. Received Certificate of Completion

  • Provide instruction and guidance for a diverse student culture, including traditional, non-traditional, and at-risk students

  • Successfully train students from various disciplines, including business, the sciences, and the humanities, with a 90-95% pass rate

  • Teach Business Communication and Technical Writing courses, using computer labs equipped with current software technology, including MS Office Suite

  • Design and implement curriculum for traditional writing and literature courses in a variety of settings, including university, community college, and technical college

  • Design and implement curriculum for distance-learning writing courses, including Business Communication at Prince George’s Community College, using Blackboard

  • Regularly teach five to six courses per term, with an average of 20-25 students per course

  • Assisted in development and implementation of First-Quarter Professional Seminar course at New England Institute of Technology, to improve retention and provide students with an orientation to campus life

 College Committees

  • Humanities Collegian Center Advisory Board – English Department representative, Fall 2003-present. Academic mentor, as needed

  • Distance Learning Advisory Council – English Department representative, Fall 2004-Spring 2005.

  • EGL132 Course Assessment Committee – assessed the learning outcomes for EGL132-Writing for Business by reading through sets of final projects and scoring based on committee-prepared rubric, Fall 2002-Fall 2003.

COLLEGE and Department ACTIVITIES

  • Editor, Instructional Forum, Journal of the Teaching, Learning, & Student Success are, Prince George's Coummunity College, Spring 2003-present

  • Academic Coordinator, Composition 2 and Literature, English Department, Prince George's Community College, Fall 2017-present

  • Chair, Accuplacer Reading Committee, English Department, Prince George's Community College, Summer 2015-present

Professional Activities

  • “Science Fiction is Legitimate Literature,” workshop, sponsored by the Humanities and STEM Collegian Centers, Prince George’s Community College, Spring 2006

  • “APA Documentation Style,” workshop, sponsored by the Humanities Collegian Center, Prince George’s Community College, Spring 2006

  • Reviewed textbook, Essentials of Business Communication, January 2005, Thomson/South-Western Publishers

  • Reviewed textbook, Handbook of Technical Writing, March 2004, Bedford/St. Martin’s Publishers

  • Reviewed Writing Guide Software to accompany The Bedford Guide for College Writers, 6th ed., March 2004, Bedford/St. Martin’s Publishers

  • Reviewed textbook, Business Communication Design, October 2003, McGraw-Hill Publishers

  • Prepared test items for online Business Communication certification exam, April 2003, Brainbench.com

  • Reviewed textbook, Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, January 2003, McGraw-Hill Publishers

Publications

  • “Frodo is Beowulf: Tolkien Reshapes the Anglo-Saxon Heroic Ideal,” Mallorn – The Journal of the Tolkien Society, August 2006

  • “Prod Students to ‘Dig In’ to Primary Data,” January 2006, Mary Ellen Guffey’s BizCom e-News – Online Newsletter, Thomson/South·Western, online at <http://guffey.swlearning.com/newsletter>

  • “La canción de Ivonne,” Brown Bag – Online Journal, Prince George’s Community College English Department, Spring 2005, online at http://academic.pg.cc.md.us/english/brownbag/

  • Poems published Spring 2004, Reflections – Literary Magazine, Prince George’s Community College

 Conference Presentations

  • “Creating Community: Engaging Collaborative Teams in a Community College Business Communication Course,” TYCA Annual Conference, October 20, 2006, Providence RI     

  • “Creating Community: The Challenges of Collaborative Work in a Community College Business Communication Course,” Association for Business Communication Spring Conference, April 22, 2005, Greensboro, NC         

  • “Teaching Business Communication: Using Blackboard’s Discussion Forums and Study Groups to Enhance Interactivity,” with Mary M. Greene and Mahbub Jamal,               Association for Business Communication Spring Conference, April 22, 2005, Greensboro, NC         

  • “Information Literacy Instruction Online,” with Norma Schmidt and Diane Finley,                Maryland Distance Learning Association Annual Conference, March 2, 2005, Adelphi, MD  

  • “Interactive Online Learning: Using Blackboard’s Discussion Forum, Groups, and Virtual Classroom Features,” panel presentation with Mary M. Greene and Mahbub Jamal,                TYCA-Northeast Conference, November 5, 2004, Annapolis, MD

  • “Frodo: A Beowulfian Hero for the 1960s,” Popular Culture Association National Conference, April 2004, San Antonio, TX   

  • “Frodo is Beowulf: Tolkien Reinvents the Anglo-Saxon Heroic Ideal,” Popular Culture Association National Conference, April 2003, New Orleans, LA

  • “Gawain's Shields of Faith,” South Central Modern Language Association, November 1994, New Orleans, LA

  • “The Christian Creation Hymn in Anglo-Saxon Poetry,” Southeastern Medieval Association, September 1990, Raleigh, NC

Honors                                                                                                                                                                 

  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, University of Rhode Island Chapter, Initiated, Spring 1993

Memberships

  • The Association for Business Communication (ABC)

  • The Association for Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW)

  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

  • Two-Year College Association (TYCA)

  • Popular Culture Association (PCA)

Skills Summary

  • Able to teach various genre of writing and literature

  • Competent in distance-learning environment

  • Knowledgeable and competent in all aspects of preparing business, technical, scientific, research, persuasive, and legal documents

  • Excellent editing skills for content, grammar, and style; revising; and proofreading

  • Excellent research skills using the library, online databases, Internet, and CD-ROM systems

  • Computer literate with experience in Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 95, Word, Excel, Outlook, WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, Quicken, Internet, and WWW

  • Familiar with PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Access, and Frame Maker

  • Familiar with PC installations and configurations; familiar with Macintosh systems

Related Experience

New England Institute of Technology, Warwick, RI, 2000-2001

  • Facilitator: Taught First-Quarter Professional Seminar courses, regularly instructing and evaluating approximately 30 First-Quarter students per term, with a 95% pass rate.

Agency for Allied Health (formerly Department of Professional Regulation), Office of Legal Services, Medical Quality Assurance, Tallahassee, FL, 1988 to 1991

  • Legal Writer/Law Clerk: Wrote Administrative Complaints and Closing Orders against medical practitioners; proofread and edited the work of the legal staff.

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