Work

CURRENT POSITION

Director | Levenberg Services, Inc. / GWL Tech | Greenwood Lake, NY | Contact Me

I am a broadly skilled information professional, providing analytical
and technical support for the architecture of information systems –
ranging from academic research to IT infrastructures. I offer
professional services and support to develop, implement and manage all
manner of information systems, with expertise in crafting reliable,
manageable, and secure systems.

Drawing on my experience in both technology and in academic research,
I offer customized support to clients with a range of services:

  • Designing, developing and implementing IT and web infrastructures
  • Securing and maintaining cloud hosting systems
  • Automating data storage, management, and processes
  • Standardizing organizational practices for IT systems
  • Testing and documenting organizational knowledge and processes
  • Conducting academic and applied information research
  • Synthesizing research findings in concise, readable reports

I have worked with a wide range of industries, including
construction, retail, non-profits, academic institutions, and
professional service firms. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Cultural
Studies at George Mason University, studying network infrastructure
development in West Africa.


EXPERIENCE

Presidential Research Scholar | Cultural Studies Department | George Mason University | Fairfax, VA | 2010 — 2013

Research fellow in PhD program. Conducted research towards
forthcoming dissertation on the Internet in West Africa. Assisted
professors with book research and editing, course syllabi, and
organization. Manage the department’s website.

Internet Architect | Anant Corporation | Washington, DC and New York, NY | 2011 — present

Jack of all trades at startup web development firm. Responsible for
information architecture and in-house technology management. Trusted to
deliver client projects, ranging from strategic analysis to full-stack
development to technical support to marketing, on time and under budget.

Editor | The Circus Book | New York, NY | June 2008 — present

Prose Editor for literary journal. Launched, and continue to
maintain, the journal’s self-hosted website. Relied on by collective’s
members to nurture and curate non-fiction prose for the journal and
website.

Multimedia Technician | John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Washington, DC | 2011 — 2012

Volunteer for the Millennium Stage’s nightly free performance, operating high-definition cameras for live concert streaming.

Freelance Writer | Washington, DC | 2010 — 2011

Created original content for high-traffic web sites to attract search
engine queries from around the world. Answered questions on eclectic
and important topics to readers. Tilled the soil of the content farms.

Production Manager | Drunk With Hope in Chicago | Washington, DC | 2010

Trusted to design, install, and operate lighting, sound, and props
for several productions of this one-woman show in the Capital Fringe
Festival, and at Georgetown University.

Digital Media Specialist | Office of Scholarly and Literary Publication | Washington, DC | 2009 — 2010

Created new media promotional strategies for Georgetown authors and
the Office. Conducted research, wrote for the in-house blog, and reached
out to readers by growing the email listserv.

Research and Teaching Assistant | Communication, Culture, and Technology Program | Georgetown University | Washington, DC | 2009 — 2010

Teaching Assistant for introductory and upper-level graduate courses.
Edited course syllabi, led discussion sections with MA candidates,
wrote for the course blog, coordinated with guest lecturers, and managed
assignments.

Retail Associate | Glover Park Hardware | Washington, DC | 2008 — 2009

Provided exceptional customer service and technical assistance.
Frequently called into management roles on the sales floor and in the
back office.

Research Assistant | Judaic Studies Program | Binghamton University | Binghamton, NY | 2008

Compiled a collection of Hebrew short stories for an upper-level
undergraduate course. Implemented a database of the findings for future
teachers and researchers.

Teaching Assistant | Department of Africana Studies | Binghamton University | Binghamton, NY | 2007 — 2008

Lectured and managed assignments for Hip-Hop class. Co-organized and
co-hosted final performance; compiled the video recording for that
performance. Managed and produced all aspects of an original play for
African Theater class the following semester.

Apprentice | Dutchwerks LTD | Columbia MD | 2005 — 2010

Worked and studied under master toxicologist. Trusted to provide
professional services of all kinds and to interact with high-value
clients. Doubled the firm’s productivity during recession.

Apprentice | Atlas Electric Service | Elizabeth, NJ | 2003 — 2008

Worked and studied under master electrician. Trusted to perform
professional repairs and installations of complex electrical systems.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Co-Editor (with Tai Neilson and David Rheams) | Digital Humanities Handbook, forthcoming (2018)

Modernity, Silence, Revolution: Schmitt, Adorno, and Derrida.” in Movements in Time: Revolution, Social Justice and Times of Change. Eds. Cecile Lawrence and Natalie Churn. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.

Editorial Assistant | The Renewal of Cultural Studies. Ed. Paul Smith. Temple University Press, 2011.

Editor/Direct Publisher | Obscure Stories of the Civil War. Paul N. Herbert. 2011.


SKILLS

Operating Systems | Windows, Linux, MacOS

Cloud Computing | Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine

Networking and Security | Firewalls, Routing, SSL/TLS implementation, Intrusion detection systems

Hardware and Computer Repair | Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, Phones.

Office Software Support | Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Google Apps Suite, etc

Content Management Systems | WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc

Programming / Scripting / Markup Languages | Bash / Shell, Batch Files (basic) / Powershell, C,

Database Administration | MSSQL, PostgreSQL, mySQL / mariaDB, MongoDB

Deployment and Source Control | Git, Subversion, Mercurial


FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Hebrew | Proficient

Latin | Read only


EDUCATION

PhD | Cultural Studies | George Mason University | Expected 2017

I study internet infrastructure in West Africa.

MA | Communication, Culture, and Technology | Georgetown University | 2010

Thesis: “The Cultural Production of Mumia Abu-Jamal” | Awarded with Honors.

BA | Comparative Literature | Binghamton University | 2008


AWARDS

Presidential Fellowship | George Mason University | 2010 — 2013

Mildred Sweet Memorial Liberal Arts Award | Binghamton University | 2008

Esther Couper All-University Scholarship | Binghamton University | 2005