SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
Over 25 years of experience designing and conducting interpersonal communication training programs, seminars and workshops at University of Maryland, Tennessee State University, Georgia Tech and Emory University, the City of Dayton, Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Central State University. Most recent work has been in health education workshops for seniors in churches, community groups and individuals.
Over 25 years of progressive experience as published author and editor, specializing in creative Christian writing, newspaper journalism, public relations, public speaking, business and political advertising; produced health education and writing projects which allowed interaction with a diversified market. Recent training includes web editing and creating marketing ideas for Classics Dept. website at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in order to facilitate student recruitment.
Directed the executive program operations of the Book Publishing Institute at Howard University Press, responsible for developing all communication components including publications, marketing and public relations packages, reports, mailings, newsletter and press packages.
Business owner and operator of Firm Foundations Literary Ministry, LLC, a small literary business dedicated to the Christian faith and focused on creating works that inspire, teach and promote the life principles of health and faith
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
Administered daily executive operations for the Howard University Press Book Publishing Institute, including class design, speaker appearances, budget management and scholarship management.
Expanded community/press relations as Editor of the Rockdale Neighbor Newspaper; journalist for the Virginia Pilot/Ledger Star, Citizen Review (Portsmouth, VA), The Gallatin Gazette (Tenn.) and the Atlanta Journal Constitution (ATL)
Created and managed communications and campus events component in the Office of Student Affairs, Tennessee State University; managed office operations.
Created and managed cultural information programs including designing publications for diverse audiences affecting Jewish students, gay students, African American students, women faculty and staff, Human Relations Programs Office at University of Maryland. Assisted in the presentation of the International Students Festival and student special events schedule.
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio
Major: Political Science and Public Administration -- Minor: English
Graduate courses, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
Interpersonal Communications and Persuasion
Honorary Doctorate of Practical Theology, DPTh, Breath of Life Deliverance University, Hampton , VA 2017
Website editing (Dream Weaver)
Desktop publishing software
MS Word, Excel, WordPerfect
Internet files management
University software packages:
Financial Accounting System (FAS)
Online Pathway to University Students (OPUS)
EPIC (Purchasing dept. on line requisitioning)
Produced, edited and sold press material for cultural/educational events for the following venues:
Chrysler Museum Theater, Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA): Center Stage Youth Theater Productions
Prince Georges’s County High Schools: Public speaking, drama, poetry
District of Columbia High Schools and Public Library System, Washington, D.C.:
Public speaking, drama, poetry
Washington and Lee, University, Lexington, VA: Public speaking, drama, poetry
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island: Public speaking, drama, poetry
Sample Live Interviews: Writing and Editing
Judge Lillis Brown: first woman Magistrate Court judge in Rockdale County, GA
Joy Jones: Executive Director, Rockdale Emergency Relief community services agency
Jean Williams (deceased): businesswoman, first woman and former president of NAACP, Rockdale County, GA
Deotha Malone: businesswoman and first woman vice mayor of Gallatin, Tenn.
Vincent D. Smith: Author, “Nobody: The Life of Bert Williams”, (a musical) Los Angeles, CA
Michael Rafael: Composer, playwright, musician, author, “The Unicorn” (a ballet), “Five Pieces” (classical arrangements), “The Life of Nat Turner”, an opera, Norfolk, Virginia.
Otis Williams (deceased): Former director/curator of the African American Cultural Center at the University of Maryland, blues poet, author and jazz advocate, College Park, Maryland.
Kim Moore: businesswoman, community leader and health advocate, Rockdale County,GA
Conducted numerous interviews with members of the American Businesswomen’s Association, New-Roc Chapter, especially business women of the year.
Messages from Black Women: A Poetry Anthology, Washington, D.C. 1977
A Tribute to Importance: An African American Musical, Chrysler Museum Theater and Julie Guthrie Theater, 1994 and 1996
Pilgrimage to the Portrait of a Psalm: A Life’s Collection of Poetry, Prince Georges County, MD, 1998
Numerous newspaper articles covering local government, education, arts, business, recreation, and political affairs, 1994-2006
“NewFlora Blossoming in the Garden of the King,” a CD, Inspirational Spoken Word and Gospel Jazz Project, Atlanta, Georgia, 2005
President Obama Walks with Faith: Special Edition to The First Books of Faith: A Children’s Christian Book Series, Atlanta, December, 2008
The First Books of Faith: A Children’s Christian Book Series, Atlanta, GA.Spring, 09
Works in Progress: Fantasy Screenplay, 2nd CD Project, Novel, In a Different Shade
“From Dying to Flying (How Jesus destroyed the spirit of suicide), by Linda Bell Hannah
RELEVANT WORK HISTORY
Firm Foundations Literary Ministry LLC
January 1987 to Present
Founder and Chief Creative Officer
I lead a small literary ministry dedicated to the Christian faith and focused on creating works that inspire, teach and promote the life principles of this faith. Works range from performance poetry, CD productions, children’s books, stage plays and musicals and an upcoming screenplay. My first CD project, “NewFlora Blossoming in the Garden of the King”, is my release of inspirational performance poetry designed for family worship and produced by Jazz artist, Reginald Harmon.
Board of Directors
Breath of Life & Deliverance University
2017 to present
Board of Directors
Nonprofit Counseling Services to Women and families
Tea Time Moments With Bev
2009 to present
Article, Website Copy
Breath of Life & Deliverance University , Doctorate of Practical Theology DPTh