elizabeth paul

contact  

82 Lisbon Rd.
Canterbury, CT 06331

(860) 546-2192
elizabethsgpaul@hotmail.com

education  

Masters of Arts in English, with an emphasis in American Studies, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, August, 1999.
The American Studies program does independent and collaborative interdisciplinary studies of American literature, history, and culture, making use of web technologies. The program's work culminates in its Xroads website (http://xroads.virginia.edu).

Bachelor of Arts, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, March, 1997.
With narrative evaluations instead of grades, and year-long, thematic programs, Evergreen is a non-traditional college, which emphasizes interdisciplinary study and collaborative learning.

work

 

Information Technology Specialist, The Library of Congress
November, 1999 - February, 2002
Created pedagogical content about American history and culture for one of the Library's educational websites, The Learning Page (http://learning.loc.gov/learn). Developed and implemented a reorganization of the website and a corresponding design. Responsibilities include writing, editing, HTML, graphic design, and project and personnel management.

Guitar Teacher, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
April, 2001 - December, 2001
Taught technique, music theory, and ear training to beginning guitar students of a variety of ages.

Senior Editor and Program Manager, American Studies Xroads Website,
The University of Virginia
January, 1999 - August, 1999
Edited every aspect of web projects, including written and visual content, and best use of technology. Integrated web projects into the Xroads website.

Writing Tutor, The Writing Center, The University of Virginia
September, 1998 - May, 1999
Through one-on-one sessioins, I helped students improve their critical thinking and writing skills by assisting them with assignments at every stage of the writing process.

Administrative Assistant, Out Front House, Portland, Oregon
January, 1998 - June, 1998
I had the unusual opportunity to work for this group-home for at-risk youth as it attempted to open a second home in the city of Portland. This project met resistance from members of the community, taking form in a quasi-judicial hearing. In addition to office and administrative work, I studied city zoning law and the Fair Housing Act Amendment, so as to write documents and make preparations for the hearing. This project also introduced me to conflict-resolution and state and city politics.

Bookseller, Barnes and Noble, Jantzen Beach, Oregon
October, 1997 - December, 1997

Camp Counselor, Wilmette Park District, Wilmette, Illinois
Summers, 1994 - 1997

Writing Tutor and Workshop Leader, Learning Resource Center,
The Evergreen State College
September, 1995 - March, 1997
Assisted students with a variety of writing skills and assignments, from poetry to graduate dissertations. Facilitated weekly meetings of three to six students, in which I conducted workshops on writing skills and led group critiques.

skils

  Writing
Editing of literary, visual, and multi-media works
Collaborative Work Skills and Group Leadership
Presentation Skills
Independent Work Skills
Research Skills
Office Skills
Computer Skills and Web Design including: Microsoft Word, Advanced HTML, Photoshop, Home Site, Dreamweaver, Real Audio/Video
Drawing, Painting, and Photography
portfolios   Web Projects
Please see project portfolio at: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA99/paul/portfolio/portfolio.html.

Writing Samples
Please see project portfolio. Samples are also available in print upon request.

Fine Arts
A fine arts portfolio is available upon request.

references   References are available upon request.