Education: BS Biology (major), Elementary Education( minor), Hunter College, 1973 M.Ed Learning Disabilities, University of Illinois, Chicago Campus 1978
EMPLOYMENT 1999- present Assistant Teaching Professor, Journalism Department, Penn State University 1999- 2010 Artist in residence, PA public schools, Pennsylvania Counsel on the Arts(PCA) 1982-1999 Teacher, Ithaca City School District, sixth grade writing/science Drama Club Advisor since 1985 1973-1982 Middle school teacher NJ, IL, NY
Creative Projects NON-FICTION Articles done on a free lance basis, wide variety, emphasis on family, outsdoors, arts and education
- March 2017 Train Like A Champion Storyburgh, - Nov 2016 To Drink or Not To Drink Storyburgh - August 2016 State of Play State College Magazine - May 2016 Where Have All the Mothers Gone? Pop Matters - March 2016 Learning to Live, Op-Ed Centre Daily Times - October 2015 17 Times Michel de Montaigne Could’ve Been The Most Influential Person On The Internet Thought Catalog -July 2015 All The Trouble - short film, Director - Aug 2014 Movie Teacher Myth-Pop Matters, - 2012 Annual Guide Stuck on Algonquin Adirondack Life - 2000- present Contributor, State College Magazine, -2004-2010 Contributing editor, HappyWomanMagazine.com -1999 Freelance writer, Voices of Central PA, Town and Gown Magazine 1997 "Quetico-Rated PG" A description of a two week wilderness trip with children -Boundary Waters Magazine "Silk Purse from Sow's Ear"1995 Instructor Magazine Poetry in the classroom June 1995 Article for Travel Section, Newsday, LI, NY- vacationing in the Finger Lakes. Winter 1995- Article for Travel Section, Philadelphia Inquirer, Antiquing in the Finger LakesSummer 1993- 1999, Feature Writer, Ithaca Child, Ithaca, NY October 1987 -1999 Feature writer for the Ithaca Times, Ithaca NY Articles done on a free lance basis, wide variety, emphasis on the arts and education Spring 1992 - Movie Reviews for the Ithaca Journal, Ithaca, NY June 1990- Article for Travel Section,NY Times Family Canoe Camping April 1989- Back Page Essay- Travel Section, NY Times "Lake Country"
Accepted but un- publishedTravel Section, NY Times. "Railroad Attractions of NY State"
Miscellaneous Spring 1990- Text for an exhibit on canoeing in Tompkins County shown at the DeWitt Historical Society, Ithaca NY
Producer, personal narrative storytelling programs- Muriel’s Repair 2012-2014 State of the Story- 2015 -present FORBIDDEN VALLEY- Musical revue, performed yearly, State College, PA 2001 -2016 Producer/Performer Play By Play- Dinner theatre series, September and October 2011 DIALING FOR DONNA Planet Connect Festivity 2011 Musical, with Stacey Tibbetts TERRANOVA NY FRINGE FESTIVAL 2010 BUY and BUY- 10 Minute. Production: Oct 2009, Estrogenius Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source Production: October 2008 Estrogenius Festival, Manhattan Theatre Resource June 2003 Audience Favorite, Short Attention Span Play Festival,Atlantis Playmakers Production: LAVERNA- Full Length Developed through Fourth Tuesday Playwrights Pamelapolis Production, February 2003. EVENING WITH APRHODITE – One Act Multimedia Monologue Pamelapolis Productions, October 2005 Thespis Festival, NYC 2014 LA VERNA: Production, University Club, State College PA Jan 2004 HOAX!- Full length Production: Sept 2001 State College Community Theatre, PA Production: August 1999 Open Eye Theater, Amie Brockway, director Staged reading in April of 1999, Open Eye Theater, Margeretville NY Staged reading in April of, Metropolitan Playhouse NY, NY. Finalist, Comedy Contest, Midland (TX) Community Theater June 1996 Developed with Marie King, artistic director, Cortland Rep Reading February 1996 Jennie's Will-full length musical Commissioned musical for the Town of Dryden bicentennial Words and Lyrics by Pamela Monk, music by Mark Simon Performed Jan/Feb 1997 The Harlequin Hag - 1 act Developed as part of a NYS Decentralization Grant. Produced by the Ithaca Players in March of 1991, Annual community dinner of the town of Virgil, NY Performed in January/February 1997 Community production Life on the Wing - 1 act Produced in August 1984 by the Hangar Theater, Ithaca, NY Produced in March of 1989 by the Ithaca Players Public Reading, Dec. 1994 Contemporary Theater of Syracuse Public Reading June 1997 Cornell Reunion Weekend The Adventures of Doves Diamond- 1 act Produced at Boynton Middle School in June of 1990 Happy Landings -Full length Developed as part of the Ithaca Playwrights Forum Public reading, Sept. 1992, Finalist, Comedy Contest, Midland (TX) Community Theater, June 1995 Windbound- Full length Developed as part of Ithaca Playwrights Forum Public reading, March 1994, Ithaca Playwright's Forum Public reading October 1995 Contemporary Theater of Syracuse Rocker-Full length musical Developed through Ithaca Playwrights Forum Words and Lyrics by Pamela Monk, Music by Robert Keefe Public Reading, June 1994 ADMIT THAT YEN! - Full length Developed with Susannah Berryman and Jack Hrkach, Ithaca College Public reading April 1995, Ithaca College Public Reading April 1996, Contemporary Theater of Syracuse Chronicles of Hilariter- Full Length Developed through Armory Square Playwrights 1997 Public Reading Nov 1999 Fourth Tuesday Playwrights, State College, PA ELIKAPEKA - one act Production, August 2000, Dreamwrights, York, PA Production May 1999 Ithaca, NY FORBIDDEN ITHACA- Musical revue, performed June 5, 1999, Ithaca, NY
RELATED ACTIVITIES: 2012-2019...........Founding member/Producer, State of the Story 2010-2015……….Board, Clare Fund 2009- 2012………Board, Voices of Central PA 2009- 2012……....Board, Penn State Centre Stage 2002-2006……….Board, State Theatre, Inc, serving as secretary 2000- 2010t..........Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Rostered Artist (playwright) 2000-2017.............Faculty Advisor, PHROTH, Penn State Humor Magazine,Valley Magazine 2004-2007 Board, State College Community Theatre 1999- 2004...........Co-founder Fourth Tuesday Playwrights, State College, PA 1999-2010.......Galaxy artist (The Arts in Education Program of CIU 10) 1996- 1999............Co-ordinator of Performing Arts Boynton Middle School, Ithaca City School District. 1995- 1999......................Member Contemporary Theater of Syracuse New Plays Program Summer 1992 .Institute Associate, Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking.. 1979-present……...Storyteller (Founding Member of Odyssey Storytellers)