About

I know people. I know culture. I know content.

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Thanks to my dual background in academia and the corporate world, I’ve honed a special skill set of exceptional research and analysis, combined with the ability to apply research insights to targeted content to always make a meaningful impact.

Through research, I uncover the special needs of various audiences. Through writing, I deliver targeted content to the right customer, at the right time. Explore my website to learn how I can make an impact on your team.

Education

Continuing Education

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
PhD Candidate, Folklore & American Studies

2010 – 2013

Continued to practice and refine advanced qualitative research methodologies, including original field research, analysis and effective presentation in a variety of written and oral formats, in order to analyze the underlying motivations and complexities of human culture and behavior.

Insights Central, Cincinnati, OH
Certificate, “Optimize New Concepts to Succeed”

2014

Completed 10-day course on conducting qualitative research via online discussion boards, including new concept ideation, creating a discussion guide, fielding the virtual discussion and synthesizing and reporting findings.

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
MA, Appalachian Studies

2008 – 2009

Acquired and applied a variety of qualitative research methods, including one-on-one interviews, surveys, focus groups and ethnography, in order to study and understand the cultural practices and legacy of a distinct American cultural sub-group.

Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
BA, English & Theology

2004 – 2008

Received a holistic, grounded undergraduate degree in the esteemed Jesuit Catholic tradition, which provided a firm foundation of writing, research and analytical thinking skills.

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