I do freelance book editing through Reedsy and other contractors, in addition to serving part-time as Managing Editor of the Kappa Delta Pi Record, a quarterly journal for educators.
Direct Society’s publications program, including staff of editors, art director, and instructional designer, to produce three quarterlies—two scholarly journals and one newsletter—and a variety of other association materials, online courses, and books. Negotiated key partnerships that led to greater exposure and revenues.
Served as charge editor for line of self-study courses on property-casualty insurance topics, as well as courses on life/health insurance, financial planning, and securities. Authored and edited material for both text-based and online delivery. Played instrumental role in the development of the company’s first online courses using Drumbeat 2000 and the conversion of the company’s entire library to Internet-based format. Author of Principles of Asset Management, Team Skills, and Medical Claims Illustrated Handbook. Assumed responsibility for each project from inception through production.
Started as copy editor for this major publisher of personal computer trade books. Was promoted steadily to production editor, developmental editor, product development specialist, senior product development specialist, and then to title manager. As title manager, introduced new topic ideas to the Editorial Board, acquired authors, developed manuscripts (from 400–1,200 published pages), and oversaw book projects. Worked closely with Acquisitions, Marketing, Editorial, and Production departments, as well as with authors, software developers, and technical editors. Personally developed and wrote some texts. Author of bestselling WordPerfect 5.1 QuickStart. All phases of publishing were electronic, from writing through desktop publishing.
Reframing the Curriculum is a practical, hands-on guide to weaving the concepts of healthy communities, democratic societies, and social justice into academic disciplines. Developed for future and practicing teachers, this volume is perfect for teacher education courses in instructional design, social foundations, and general education, as well as for study in professional learning communities... read more
Co-published with Kappa Delta Pi, The Power of Teacher Leaders provides a comprehensive resource for understanding the ways that teacher leaders foster positive change in their schools. Distinct from school administrators, teacher leaders are professionals who remain in the classroom and use their specialized knowledge and skills to improve student achievement, influence others, and build orga... read more
In his groundbreaking work, Martin Haberman identified key dispositions of "star" teachers that help them work successfully with students in poverty. More than two decades later, Maureen D. Gillette and Djanna A. Hill build on Haberman’s seminal work, considering contemporary issues such as social justice, technology, and the political environment, and moving beyond the classroom to focus on t... read more
Education Policy Perils provides educators and those interested in the future of public education with research-based and practical analyses of some of the foremost issues facing public schools today. The collection, written by experienced scholar-practitioners, offers insights that include nuanced descriptions of various challenges facing educators and recommendations for overcoming them with... read more
Co-published with Kappa Delta PiThe ABCs of Classroom Management equips teachers with a repertoire of expert strategies to develop classroom expectations and manage student behaviors. The second edition of this practical, alphabetical guide includes expansions on time-honored topics such as relationship building, communication, discipline, and behavior management, with the addition of new topi... read more
Experiencing Dewey: Insights for Today’s Classroom offers an inspiring introduction to one of the most seminal figures in the field of education. In this collection of essays, contemporary authors consider their favorite quotations from John Dewey’s bountiful works and share how Dewey has impacted their teaching practices. Responses are organized around the themes introduced in the first editi... read more
Published with Kappa Delta Pi, Creativity and Education in China takes readers on a journey through research-supported ideas and practical examples of creative and innovative schooling within a changing regime. Analyzing the consequences of exam-centric accountability on the creative and critical capacities of Chinese students, author Carol A. Mullen’s dynamic portrait of a country serves as b... read more
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