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Stephen J. Snyder

474 W. Main St.

Kutztown, PA 19530

(610) 683-5983

aurorasjs@enter.net

 

 

Education

 

Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

M.A. English, August 1994

B.A. English, December 1991

Double Major: English -- General / English -- Professional Writing

 

 

Professional Experience

 

Adjunct Faculty / Instructor -- Penn State University / Berks -- Lehigh Valley College

Reading, PA

Spring 1998                 -- Rhetoric and Composition (Eng 15)

-- Business Writing (ENG 202D)

 Fall 1997                     -- Basic Writing (ENG 4 / two sections)

-- Rhetoric and Composition (ENG 15)

This section was offered to Lucent Tech. employees through

Penn State’s continuing education program.

 

Adjunct Faculty / Instructor -- Montgomery County Community College / West Campus

Pottstown, PA

Spring 1998                 -- English Composition I (ENG 101)

Fall 1997                      -- Basic Writing II (ENG 011)

 

Adjunct Faculty / Instructor -- Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville, PA

Spring 1998                 -- College English I (ENG 105-TV / Distance Learning)

-- College English II (ENG 106)

-- College English II (ENG 106-TV / Distance Learning)

Fall 1997                      -- College English I (ENG 105-TV / Distance Learning)

-- College English II (ENG 106 / two sections)

-- College English II (ENG 106-TV / Distance Learning)

Summer 1997               -- College English II (ENG 106 / two sections)

-- World Literature I

-- World Literature II

-- Modern American Poetry (ENG 297-TV / Distance Learning)

Spring 1997                 -- Basic Skills Writing (BSW 099 / Individualized Instruction)

-- Fundamentals of Writing (ENG 100Z / Specialized Instruction)


-- College English I (ENG 105-TV / Distance Learning)

-- College English II (ENG 106)

-- Modern American Poetry (ENG 297-TV / Distance Learning)

Fall 1996                      -- College English I (ENG 105 / two sections)

-- College English II (ENG 106)

-- Modern American Poetry (ENG 297-TV / Distance Learning)

Summer 1996               -- World Literature I

-- World Literature II

-- College English I (ENG 105)

-- College English II (ENG 106)

Spring 1996                 --  Fundamentals of Writing (ENG 100)

-- College English II (ENG 106)

-- Modern American Poetry (ENG 297-TV / Distance Learning)

Fall 1995                      -- Fundamentals of Writing (ENG 100)

-- College English I (ENG 105)

-- Modern American Poetry (ENG 297-TV / Distance Learning)

Summer 1995               -- American Literature I

-- American Literature II

 

 

Conference Presentation

 

Popular Culture and the Humanities

Community College Humanities Association, Fall 1996.  Community College of Philadelphia

Roundtable Discussion: "You're a Good Man, Sister": Bogie, Bacall and the Queer Subtexts of

1940's Film Noir (with Stephanie Brown and Brendan Strasser)

 

 

Individual Instruction

 

Paraprofessional Tutor -- Lehigh Carbon Community College. Schnecksville, PA

Learning Assistance Services / Writing Lab Instructor

·                    CoordinatedWriting Lab and assisted students by appointment and on a walk-in basis.

·                    Assisted students in mastering the writing process and interpreting literature.

·                    Assisted problem learners, individually, in developing competent writing skills and             confident learning attitudes.

·                    Maintained detailed biweekly progress reports for individual students and recorded lab             traffic.

·                    Consulted with Learning Specialists and faculty on planning and progress.

·                    Specialized in tutoring students with various learning and physical disabilities.

(Sept. 1993 -- August 1994, January 1995 -- August 1997)

 

 

 

 


Writing / Editing Experience

 

Freelance Writer / Editor

·                    Cursory reading and editing of screenplays, one novel, several short stories and query             letters for client attempting to publish.  Editing limited to suggestion except where             necessary.

·                    Met with clients to discuss advertising and public relations options.

·                    Prepared copy for small articles, advertisements, brochures and professional letters.

·                    Assisted clients with printing and publishing arrangements.

·                    Assisted clients with development and execution of public relations strategies.

(June 1994 -- Jan. 1996)

 

Communications Intern and Freelance Assistant -- HealthEast, Inc. Allentown, PA

·                    Coordinated promotional materials for the weekly public television program sponsored by             The Allentown Hospital -- Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Health Matters.

(Jan. -- Sept. 1990)

 

Communications Intern -- The Allentown Hospital -- Lehigh Valley Hospital Center

·                    Participated in Summer internship program.

·                    Assisted Public Relations / Media Relations Director of The Allentown Hospital site with             media releases and public service announcements; handled media inquiries.

·                    Co-wrote / revised hospital tour program with other Communications intern.

·                    Assisted editor of the hospital newsletter.  Prepared and edited copy.

·                    Co-produced one installment of the WomanCare newsletter with staff / Creative Services,             HealthEast.

(Summer 1990)

 

 

Works In Progress

 

Literary Criticism

"Aspects of Literature in Popular Culture: Disney's Pocahontas, The Lion King and Toy Story."

All three of these animated features contain elements for discussion, such as symbolic and             archetypal patterns, which can be illustrated and explicated clearly.

 

Drama

"Your Loving Son, Andy"

A young man, and self-proclaimed custodian of the family history, discovers a musty box             of letters written during the second world war.  While piecing together the story of these    letters, this young man recognizes the truth about himself.

 

Web Site

"The Pop Cult"

The popular culture web site presents a series of images from a variety of mediums             throughout four decades which suggest the hidden nature of the American psyche.