Tarrytown, NY 10591
Mature, experienced, “Muttersprache” bilingual English/German professional with an extensive technology, research, and teaching background. Fulbright Scholar, who holds a Doctorate in Education and a Masters in Educational Technology completed August 2017 with a GPA of 4.0.
Core competencies include:
- Expert ESL Facilitator
- Instructional Design
- Academic Research and Writing
- Advanced Grammar
- Research Databases
- E-learning, online learning
- Web Design and Media Production
- Social Media Integration
- Agile Project Management
- Not-For-Profit and Board Experience/Rotary Club of New York
- Leading Change Management
- Current knowledge of scientific and research institutions in Germany and in the US, and Canada
- Legal and Ethical Issues of Copyright and Fair Use
- Highly experienced and schooled in public speaking
- Google+, Quizlet, Realboard, WIX, WordPress, PPT, Prezi, Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, Storyline, PowToons, Quizlet, qzzr, Second Life, Instructables, Infographics, Screencast, SoundCloud, Arduino, GitHub, Marvel App, Assistive Technology
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – ROTARY CLUB OF NEW YORK
Volunteer leadership position with a domestic and international presence with access to 1.3 million fellow Rotarians globally. As the President, I communicate, schedule, book and host national and international speakers for both the luncheons and International breakfast meetings at the UN. Also, I am responsible for communication across borders and implementation of successful global partnerships with NGO’s and countries such as the Balkan States, Germany, South Korea, Greece, Kazakhstan, Italy, France, Belgium to name but a few.
First German-American voted by the membership to become President. First female President since 2002. Part of the leadership team of the New York Rotary Club with the directive to create a membership development plan in conjunction with 21st strategies and tools. Designing and implementing recommendations for the club’s orientation program and membership orientation. Vetting, retaining and scheduling special events, speakers and developing a yearly calendar. Working on International Rotary grants, the New York Mayors Initiative, The United Nations Rotary Day and the New York City Marathon. Branding, large scale events, International Breakfast Meetings at the United Nations which are streamed live on Facebook to an audience of more than 5000.
Rotary Club home page https://portal.clubrunner.ca/3633
LEAD EDUCATIONAL CONTENT DESIGNER 2016- present
As the Lead Educational and Content Designer, stakeholder and administrator for PeopleMovers®, I am responsible for the design and substance of their e-Learning. https://www.peoplemovers.com/about. Contacted and set-up sponsor meetings with the German Center for Innovation and Technology, Fulbright, The United Nations Association, Leuven University, and The Boy Scouts. Researched, prepared, created and written concise educational content, quizzes, and Instructables for the PeoplePrep App. Testing/piloting content and beta app through focus groups to assess clarity and impact before launching PeoplePrep live.
PeopleMovers Profile https://www.peoplemovers.com/drcowinj#/boards/all/profile/25132
EDUCATION FIRST, TARRYTOWN, NY
UNIVERSITY PREPARATION FACILITATOR (2013 – )
Create, design, and present multiple portfolios for advanced business English and general English in-class, online, and blended curriculum within University Preparation Program for international students between 16 through 25. Develop and implement course curriculum. Work with students on e-portfolios, collaborative grammar activities which culminate in a grammar fair. Produce academic reading and writing documents. Prepare students for the TOEIC and TOEFL. Conduct academic research. Facilitate formal presentations and courses including but not limited to: College Freshmen Survival Course, The Language of Wall Street-Financial Literacy, College Application Essay, Critical Reading, Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Communications, and Diploma and Career Skills. Create, design and deliver webinars for the Russian Territory of EF through Adobe webinars.
CENTER FOR MODERN PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDIES
PSYCHOLOGY/OPERA LECTURER (2012-2016)
Conduct annual lecture combining music, psychology, opera, Jung, and Freudian concepts and connect them to classical Aristotelian concepts.
YOUNG GLOBAL LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL EDUCATION (2011-2014)
Oversee strategic plan for start-up, non-profit organization seeking to design interactive curriculum for emergent young global leaders. Facilitate ESL sessions at the Young Global Leadership Colloquiums. Designed College Preparedness Program (CAP). Represent foundation to board of directors. Helped create message and branding concept. Work with international speakers and students. Academic Reviews for “Calls for Papers.” Evaluate participant application essays. Design colloquiums. Served as a founding member of German charter.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARIES, New York, NY
Lectured to the general public on music appreciation, music history, and opera history.
THE CENTER FOR LIVING AND LEARNING, New York, NY
OPERA SEMINAR LECTURER (2008-2012)
Created lecture series on archetypes in opera and their musical & stage representation and the Aristotelian concept of a cathartic “release” in plays. Delivered weekly lecture.
MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE, New York, NY
CENTER FOR LIVING AND LEARNING FACILITATOR (2000-2006)
Created curriculum and taught classes on opera and the history of Western music. Received William C. Musham Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002.
GERMAN-AMERICAN SCHOOL, New York, NY
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM HEAD TEACHER (2000-2005)
Prepared students for the Regents exam
MARLBORO COLLEGE GRADUATE SCHOOL FOR PROFESSIONAL/GRADUATE STUDIES, Vermont
Master in Educational Technology, January 2016- August 2017, GPA 4.0
TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY
Doctor of Education
TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY
Masters of Education
RICE UNIVERSITY, Houston, TX
Advanced Music Studies
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, Houston, TX
MUSIKHOCHSCHULE, Karlsruhe, Germany
Diplom in Orchestermusik und Erziehung