ben lisle
2424a Sunset Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Master of Arts in English, concentrating in American Studies, expected in summer, 2001.

Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Classes in Philosophy and Literature, 1998-99.

Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude, 1997. Earned grade of "Distinction" on senior thesis.

Carleton College English Seminar, Ireland
Studied Irish culture, literature, and drama in Dublin, Belfast, and Galway, Summer 1996.

Associated Colleges of the Midwest — Urban Studies Program, Chicago
Urban Studies Program combining classroom and experiential learning, with internship in Chicago public school, Spring 1996.

Digital Specialist, Special Collections Digital Center, University of Virginia
Digitized rare images and texts for online exhibitions and University faculty and student projects, including Digital Center Exhibitions, Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture, and the Holsinger Studio Collection; extensive experience with HP ScanJet flatbed scanner, PhotoPhasePlus digital camera, Kontron Ultra High Resolution Digital Color Camera, and Yamaha CD-ROM writer; September, 2000 to present.

Project Manager, American Studies Xroads, University of Virginia
Coordinated development and maintenance of American Studies website; projects included Incorporation of America, 1930s Project, and The Yellow Pages; January, 2001 to present.

Senior Quality Analyst, John Hancock Signature Services, Boston
Developed and enforced quality standards for mutual funds operations; monitored daily responsibilities of ten-person Quality team; supported Training Department by composing training manuals and instructing new hires; utilized Microsoft Word and Excel daily, March 1998 to July 2000.

Sports Editor, The Carletonian, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
Managed coverage of intercollegiate, club, and intramural athletic events for weekly newspaper; edited efforts of sixteen student sportswriters; used PageMaker and Microsoft Word extensively for lay-out, January to June, 1997.
Skills (see portfolio)

Adaptec Toast, Adobe Photoshop, Fetch, FinalCut Pro, Flash, Frontpage, Homesite, HTML, IMovie, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, OmniPage Pro, PageMaker, PowerPoint, ProgRes 3012 Quicktime Pro, RealPlayer, SoundEdit 16, Telnet, Windows 95, Windows NT, WS_FTP

Life Columnist, The Cavalier Daily — link directly to my columns