with 18 years of experience (Journalism, Graphic Design, Public Relations, Speech, and Business Communications). Research interests: motivating adult learners, self-directed and blended learning, multiple intelligences, college enrollment and retention strategies, convergence journalism, social media in the classroom, etc

Journalist- my focus has been on technology, sports, travel, arts, along with news and feature articles that have been published in the Chicago Sun-Times, St. Petersburg Times, New Orleans Times-Picayune, etc. My academic articles have appeared in several education-related journals (listed in the resume).

Consultant- let me help you with training, public relations, research, business skills.
Training- curriculum development: customized staff training (see the full details in my resume) and corporate learning center development. 
Public relations-
placement of news, editorials, feature stories, case studies, and journal articles. Coordination of outreach campaigns, publicity list development, media kits, social media, online reputation management strategies. 
Research- application of specialized research methods: action research, triangulation, participant observation, quantitative and qualitative research, the application of ethnography and ethnographic research methods to business projects, etc.
Business skills training
- job readiness skills, customer service, social intelligence, cultural diversity, basic presentation skills, proposal writing, customized training, business turnaround.

Contact: Dr. Rick Sheridan, (916) 716-1608,
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