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Education2yrs Physics Major @ UC Berkeley, GPA 3.8. 1yr Study in German Univ. Music, Philosophy, Social Sciences; 1 yr German Major & BA in German @ UCB, cum GPA 3.5.
M.A. in German, Middlebury Coll & Univ Mainz. Thesis: Narrative Structure in “Homo faber” by Max Frisch, in German. 4 more yrs living in Europe, speaking French, Italian, Spanish & Greek; teaching English p/t in Greece, studying Classical Greek culture.
Ph.D. in Humanities & German Studies, Stanford Univ. Diss. on Gothic novel genre, structural,
psychoanalytic & sociohistorical interpretations of “Bonaventura’s Nightwatches,” German Romantic novel.
3yrs FT asst prof of Humanities, teaching English Comp w modern themes.
• Experimental College core faculty: Literature and Folklore as Parables; Improvisational drama with literature and dreams.
• Summer Wilderness Term: led two 8 wk “Outward Bound” style
backpacking trips into Calif Sierra Nevada mountains.
M.A. in Clinical Psych, Sonoma St. Univ. Rohnert Park, CA + 3yrs counseling internships: Continuation HS (problem teens), Coll counseling center, County Mental Health clinic. Licence for Marriage & Family Therapy. 1yr PhD courses in Couple & Family Therapy.
Adult Ed, Napa Comm Coll, CA. PT. Taught Assertiveness for Men, skills to flex w women’s role changes. Psychology of Men, for emotional intelligence and life meaning. Relaxation and Physical Self-therapy for Seniors. Dream Interpretation
Teacher, Armstrong Prep School, El Cerrito, CA. 6yrs FT. Multiracial. Gr 6-12 Taught Algebra I & II; Geometry; Earth Science; U.S. History; Government; English; French; Psychology. Led Sat. hikes & Easter vacation Grand Canyon & Mexican Mtn trips.
Professor at Embry-Riddle Aero Univ 1987-2010. Designed 1styr Humanities/comp , Created psych minor & developed
classes in Personality theories, Relationships and Emotion w skills for personal development. I was advisor for questions about relationships, problems, dream interpretation or counseling careers. Also taught: 21yrs
Psych of Relationships. 2000 Coauthored Textbook & Teaching Manual. Very popular class until I took early retirement to focus on my forthcoming book on Emotional Dynamics of Love & on family care. Relationship Skills Lab. Univ President’s first faculty Innovation Award 1993.
Intro to Psych. Personality Theory & Adjustment, 1996-2010. Wrote Online course text 2000-05.
Western Humanities (1987-2010): Ancient Medieval, Renaissance Modern. Comp & Literature/Phil topics: Love & Human Nature; Folklore and Symbolism. Tech Report Writing; Public Speaking.
Dream Interpretation, weekly free open seminar on practice, 15 years, separate group with staff.
1993-99 Ph.D. in Psych focus on Love Relationships, The Union Institute & Univ, Cincinnati, OH. Research dissertation on divorce children’s love relationship instability w comparative quan-titative & qualitative studies.
ExperienceI began tutoring math in my early 30s, though my mother modeled it in my teens, as a former math and Latin teacher. Because I was already doing my clinical Psych MA, I knew how to get to the emotional source of a student's subject problems in the first hour (usually a past failure-hurt). Emotional respect and interest in her/his interests would lead to teamwork and mutual enjoyment of success. I've since tutored during 6 yrs Grade 6-12 and 26 years college teaching.
My most recent 2.5yr Ghanaian-American tutoree studied envi-ronmental engineering online: German1,2,3, then Business Engl, Speech, and on to Chemistry, Precalculus & Calculus, Environ-mental Science, Climate Change & African Studies--along w editorial help on social science & engineering papers and prep for standardized tests, including some prep outside of tutoring hrs. I enjoyed guiding him through so many aspects of his training. I got to advise, know & teach him more broadly & deeply than any other teacher in either high school or college.
I love tutoring because I get to exercise both my mind and my heart. I'd like to support other students through HS &/or college, since this activates both my teaching & counseling skills & my enjoyment of knowledge in an ideal relaxed setting.
Professionally, I'm writing Psych books, foremost "The Emotional Dynamics of Love: Psychology, Neuroscience & the Experience" with a neuroscientist coauthor. I'm also building a dream book to show sophisticated technique & unconscious wisdom for growing through our losses. After the Love book's published I'll return to graduate Psychology teaching of this new knowledge. Mean-while I enjoy exercising my craft to keep my brain sharp, which has already included learning climate change science with my engineering student.
My SAT verbal/math scores went up from 1400+ in my 2nd HSyr to 789math & 715verbal early in 3rd (& final) year. I was near the top in LA County in an advanced Chemistry test too. I took 4 semesters of HS & coll math by exam & much later Statistics for Social Scientific research for my psych (2nd) doctoral research in 1996-9.
HobbiesMy primary interests outside of teaching, writing, counseling, dream interpretation and taking care of my wife and daughter are outdoors adventures through hiking, canoeing and kayaking, physical conditioning through workouts at the YMCA, and playing, singing and composing for voices at the piano or guitar--as well as playing by ear & improvising. I've led many hikes, in HS, grad school, as a professor & a HS teacher. I used to play chess, checkers and cards. I like to discuss current issues and listen with curiosity to grasp how another person has come to her or his views, because I want to understand our common nature. I also like to "read" TV and movies to figure out their moral messages, values and meanings.
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