Summary of Skills
XML Publishing Skills
- Designing custom doctypes and standard doctypes (DocBook and DITA)
- Customizing the Arbortext XML editing environment
- Designing and implementing single-source publishing systems
- Writing XSLT transformation stylesheets to produce output in multiple formats, including HTML, CHM, HxS, Eclipse help plug-ins, and PDF (via XSL-FO)
- Optimizing publishing processes for localization
- Converting legacy content from FrameMaker, MS Word/RTF, AuthorIT and RoboHELP
- Building a custom content repository based on source-control software (IBM Rational ClearCase)
- Familiarity with DOS/Windows (including Windows 95 through Windows Vista), Macintosh, UNIX/Linux
- Experience with a wide variety of software applications, including spreadsheets, word processing, presentation graphics, desktop publishing, and statistical and mathematical packages
- Experience designing and implementing relational database structures and applications (MS Access, Oracle and Oracle Express, 4th Dimension, and FoxPro)
- Experience in UNIX system administration
- In-depth knowledge of web technologies (HTTP/HTML, AJAX, XML, XSLT, XSL-FO, etc.)
- Knowledge of PC and Macintosh hardware
- Proficiency with statistical software, including SPSS, Clementine, SAS, SYSTAT, and many others
- Experience with complex multivariate statistical analyses, including:
- Multiple and logistic regresion
- Analysis of Variance and Covariance
- Structural Equation Modeling
- Hierarchical Linear Modeling
- Factor analysis
- Cluster analysis
- Discriminant analysis
- Analysis of categorical and ordinal data
- Neural Networks, Association Rules, and other data mining techniques
- Decision trees (CHAID, CART, QUEST, C5.0)
- Experience with mathematical programming in MATLAB, Mathematica, Maple
- Design of Experiments
- Questionnaire construction and validation
- Large database management
- Data mining and knowledge discovery
- Publication and presentation of results
September 2008 to present: TerraXML
Provided products and services to support dynamic publishing in a variety of industries and settings. Primarily developed, implemented and supported XML-based publishing systems based on PTC's Arbortext line of products.
February 2008 to August 2008: The MathWorks
Developed and maintained tools and architecture for XML single-source document production, including HTML-based online help, web pages, and PDF/print documents. Developed and optimized XSLT stylesheets, and implemented customizations to our Arbortext authoring environment.
June 1996 to January 2008: SPSS Inc.
Wrote both software-oriented and statistics-oriented material for manuals and online help system to document SPSS, Trial Run, and AnswerTree statistical software packages, and Clementine data mining workbench. Participated in planning of new versions of SPSS and other SPSS products. Wrote a book on data mining for SPSS customers and the general public.
Developed tools and architecture for XML single-source document management, using XSLT and Java software to create HTML, CHM, Eclipse Help, DHTML tutorial, and PDF from a unified content base. Managed conversions of legacy material from various formats (FrameMaker and MS Word/RTF) to the new custom XML doctype. Also developed content management features to facilitate maintenance and reuse of content.
January 2007 to May 2007: College of Saint Scholastica
Performed as adjunct instructor in the department of psychology. Taught an undergraduate introductory statistics course to students from various departments throughout the college, including psychology, economics, biology, and nursing.
June 1994 to June 1996: Research Design and Statistics Unit (UW Medical School)
Conducted complex statistical analyses of survey and medical record data to investigate provider influences on cancer prevention behavior, and prepared manuscripts to present the results. Provided consulting to Medical and Nursing faculty. Designed and implemented on-line computer resources for the Unit. Provided system administration for the Unit's two Sun workstations, as well as routine administration for the Unit's Macintosh and PC computers.
September 1993 to June 1994: Medical Illustration (UW Medical School)
Performed as an Information Processing Consultant for the University of Wisconsin Medical School and supervised Computer Slide Imaging Service. Made software purchase recommendations to the department, as well as to faculty across the UW campus. Assisted faculty in proper use of software programs. Helped design new billing/accounting database using FoxPro/Mac.
August 1991 to August 1993: Department of Psychology (University of Wisconsin)
Conducted research on sensory encoding of vowel sounds in the laboratory of Professor Keith Kluender. Designed experiments, generated high-quality digital audio stimuli, tested subjects, and analyzed and summarized data for formal research reports. Also used advanced mathematical and neural network methods to model classification of speech sounds.
August 1992 to August 1993: Department of Psychology (University of Wisconsin)
Performed as a Teaching Assistant for an undergraduate statistics course. Met weekly with students to lecture, lead discussions, and provide individual and group tutoring and review. Conducted and graded course exams.
June 1990 to August 1991: School of Education (University of Kansas)
Managed the undergraduate admissions office for the School of Education. Reviewed applications for admission to teacher education programs. Designed computer database systems in dBase (PC) and 4th Dimension (Mac) to manage students' admission applications and other records. Also, conducted broad-scale institutional analyses of application data for comparison with other departments and peer institutions.
|Iowa State University||8/84-12/88||B.S. Psychology|
|University of Kansas||8/89-5/91||Counseling Psychology (no degree)|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||8/91-5/93||M.S. Experimental Psychology|
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