I'm interested in human rights.

I've presented research on such topics such as

Bullying Prevention

Empathy Education

Writing to Heal

Avoiding Burnout

Native American History, Trauma, Hope

Women's Oppression and Opportunities

Selected Talks:

Life Story Writing, South Euclid-Lyndhurst Historical Society, June 2012.

Part of Panel on Entrepreneurial Journalism, Cuyahoga County Library Independence Branch, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.

"Half the Sky”: Women’s Oppression and Opportunities, Cuyahoga County Library Beachwood Branch, Monday, June 21, 2010

“Native American History, Outreach, and Healing” (a three-part series), Notre Dame College, Fall 2008.Click for a write-up from the NDC library newsletter. We also received front-page coverage in the Sun Messenger on Thanksgiving 2008.

“Poems of E. E. Cummings.” John Carroll University “Inside the Poet’s Studio” WJCU 88.7 FM Host: Rhiannon Lathy. I am currently scanning my master's essay, "Flower Imagery in the Poems of E.E. Cummings," which will soon be available for reading and/or download.

“Writing to Heal, Healing to Write.” Temple Emanu El, University Heights, Ohio. Thank you for this invitation, Tony Dreskin, M.A., LMT.

“Creating an Intergenerational Arts Video” (with Lauren Feiglin). National OASIS Annual Directors’ meeting, San Antonio, Texas

“Thinking Like an Editor,” Cleveland State University Cauldron (newspaper) staff

“Poetry on a Sunday Afternoon”: Cleveland Public Library

“Journaling for Insight” Cleveland State University “Growing Beyond Prejudice” class

“Holocaust Education in West Germany,” The University of Akron, graduate history/English workshop

“Flower Imagery in the Poems of E. E. Cummings” CSU-Case Western Reserve University Graduate Research Seminar Group, Cleveland State University

“Highlights from the Editors’ Session,” The University of Toledo, College and University Communicators of Ohio conference

“How to Turn Your Rough Draft into a Polished Publication,” Northeast Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Hiram College

The Arts of Spring Festival, John Carroll University

P.S. I have a sense of humor, too, and make others laugh. Just ask if you would like something custom designed with a lighter tough.