I have just started building this site, so I am just going to drag and drop my resumé here… Later I will get a bit more personal… BUT FIRST…
A researcher, instructor, multimedia producer and project manager who employs qualitative and quantitative approaches to plan, administer and evaluate the efficacy of policy driven programs addressing the vulnerability and marginalization of people. A complex, analytical and deliberate thinker who has a track record as a strong advocate for progressive social change, utilizing digital media, web design, photography and documentary filmmaking to raise awareness of social policy issues.
Key Skills, Competencies and Areas of Expertise
- Policy evaluation
- Grant writing
- Research Design, Data Collection and Analysis
- Project management
- Report Writing
- Group facilitation
- Budget design
- Public speaking and presentations
- Multimedia content creation
- Digital media stewardship
- Field based research
- Addictions, mental health and homelessness
Doctorate, Special Individualized Programs, Concordia University (Montreal,QC)
- Awarded the CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Master of Arts, Sociology, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON) 1986
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours), Sociology & Cultural Anthropology, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON) 1985
(Forthcoming April 2017) Tranquility on the Razor’s Edge: changing narratives of 2017 inevitability. Toronto: Rock’s Mills Press
Dignity in Exile – Stories of Struggle and Hope From a Modern American Shantytown. 2012 Mount Forest: Exile Publications
(Forthcoming / Submitted) “Spaces, Places and States of Mind: A Study of Two 2017
Homeless Communities.” In Reading Sociology: Canadian Perspectives.
Toronto: Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, with Lorne Tepperman,
Patrizia Albanese and Emily Alexander (eds.).
(Forthcoming 2017) “Culture.” In Principles of Sociology. Edited by Lorne Tepperman and Patrizia Albanese. Toronto: Oxford University Press.