I set high standards for my students and provide constructive feedback and support at every point along the way. I believe in participatory learning where students take responsibility for the results they want to achieve while I coach, guide and support them throughout their learning process.
I've been teaching and tutoring for the past ten years. Have taught high school, undergraduate and graduate students at three universities in addition to providing one-on-one tutoring. I'm a published author -- a book plus over a dozen articles -- with two Masters degrees, including one from Harvard.
Harvard Kennedy School - M.P.A.
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - M.S., Urban Affairs
Syracuse University - B.A., Urban Studies & Communications
Chegg Tutoring (2018) – Provide one-on-one tutoring to students in a variety of subjects – including English, Social Studies, Public Affairs, Writing & Resume Preparation
Johns Hopkins University (2017) – Instructor, Civic Leadership Institute: Center for Talented Youth
University of Baltimore (2009-2014) – Adjunct Professor, College of Public Affairs: M.P.A. and Community Studies/Civic Engagement Programs
Notre Dame of Maryland University (2009-2014) – Associate Faculty, School of Arts, Sciences & Business: Master of Nonprofit Management Program
Advisor to Social Impact Organizations (2016 to present): Assist organizations in a variety of areas including strategic planning, program design and assessment, fundraising strategies, executive coaching, governance, communications & marketing, collaboration and more.
Executive Director, National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers
(2014 to 2015): Led national organization of professionals supporting philanthropy through period of substantial growth and increased visibility. Outcomes include a 50% membership increase, half a dozen new partnerships, four new or expanded revenue streams, multiple programs showcasing philanthropy consulting throughout the United States, a greatly enhanced website and a two-year core support grant from the Ford Foundation.
Program Director and Facilitator, Executive Leaders Circles, Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations (2009 to 2014): Created and facilitated peer learning and coaching program for executives and board leaders of nonprofit organizations in Central Maryland. More than 130 participants from 110 organizations took part in eighteen Circles during the program’s first five years. Also planned and managed the first Leaders Circles Forum: Strengthening Your Executive Director-Board Leader Partnership.
Published Work (partial list)
Team-Building Lessons from my High School Reunion – LinkedIn Pulse, June 2018
Collaboration: The (Still) Undervalued but Essential Skill for Nonprofit Leaders – LinkedIn Pulse, May 2017
Aligning Values and Practice: How an Innovative Nonprofit Walks its Talk and Supports its Staff – LinkedIn Pulse, November 2016
Culture Suck: How a Bad Ethical Culture Can Doom a Good Nonprofit – Nonprofit Quarterly, June 2016
The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide: Revealing the Hidden Truths that Impact Performance – Co-authored with Denice Hinden & Paige Teegarden, published by Jossey-Bass, 2011
Organizational Culture: It’s in the Walk; Not the Talk – Nonprofit World, November/December 2011; co-authored with Hinden & Teegarden
Consulting Clients (partial list)
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake
• Boys Hope Girls Hope Baltimore
• House of David, Advocates for Fathers
• Institute for Integrative Health
• NAMI Maryland
• Nonprofit Center at La Salle University
• Nonprofit Enterprise at Work (NEW) Center
• Seeds 4 Success
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