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Education Computer skills
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Riddle, Thomas A.
The best way to contact me is through e-mail: email@example.com .
Home page: http://www.Thomasriddle.org
featuring pictures and movies from around the world.
Youtube channel with various movies, http://www.youtube.com/user/thomasariddle
Course work in Digital
Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, California,
2002, 3, 4, and 5. Classes included Basic Video Production, Camera Techniques, Lighting, and Editing.
Certificate in Desktop Publishing
University of Oregon, Continuing Education Center
Master of Arts in Anthropology,
University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1989 (Ph.D. course
Bachelor of Arts, English and Education
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 1974
Microsoft Office (taught
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access to American university students for
3 years), Dreamweaver CS6, Adobe Premiere CS 6(movie editing),
Adobe After Effects CS6, Adobe PhotoShop CS6, Adobe Encore CS6, and Adobe InDesign CS6.
Summary of Professional skills
As will be explained
I have spent most of my career working as a member of a
team in some form of humanitarian relief or education-based project in
the developing world. Have excelled as a teacher, writer, and computer
Summary of relevant work experience.
Computer Consultant and movie maker 1999 to the present
- Working for the
Mines Advisory Group (MAG) to train their staff in Microsoft Office,
to design a database to be used to keep track of bombs and munitions,
and to clean up their computers. MAG sent me to the northern province
of Xiangkong (the Plain of Jars) and to the southern province of Saravaghn.
- Teaching page layout
in Laos, Indonesia, and Nepal. At the end of the class students were able to
reproduce the formatting of articles from popular magazines.
- Teaching Adobe Premiere Pro and digital movie production to the staff of two NGOs in Laos. At the end of the ten-day course the students premiered their work to their peers and supervisors.
- Teaching PhotoShop
and digital photography to the staff of an NGO in Laos and Indonesia.
- Producing photo
libraries for two NGOs in Laos and one NGO in Indonesia.
- Editing a 45-minute movie for an NGO in Vietnam and then training that same staff in PhotoShop.
As part of my consultancy
work, long before Youtube, I produced many movies for Non-governmental organizations. Highlights include:
- a 30-minute fundraiser for
a school in Bodh Gaya, India, an abbreviated version of this movie is on my Youtube channel.
- a 17-minute fundraiser for
a learning center in Laos.
- a 40-minute movie
to explain a health care project in northern Laos.
- a 20-minute promotional
piece for a Buddhist temple in Thailand.
- a 25-minute performance
piece for a professional dancer.
- a 19-minute teacher-training movie for an NGO in Indonesia.
- a 12-minute movie about a survivor of the tsunami in Indonesia.
- a 23-minute movie that documents the programs of an NGO in Laos.
- a 17-minute movie for a small development project in India.
- Four DVDs and assorted movies for a yoga school in Australia.
After Youtube forever changed how people make and view movies, I have continued to make movies, some of which are on Youtube, but can be seen easier on my home page, Thomasriddle.net .
Computer Applications Class
teacher, Chaminade University and Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu
1996 to summer 1999.
- In this course students
were taught the skills they would need to produce reports, spreadsheets,
computer-based presentations, and databases in their university and
professional careers. Applications included Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
and Access. The emphasis was on hands-on production skills. Students
were also introduced to the Internet.
Writer, Thailand 1994-95
- Wrote three
novel-length books, see publications.
Computer Liaison Officer for
the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), 1993
- Worked with 17 electoral
trainers as the in-house computer consultant and graphics designer.
Produced training materials to illustrate voting procedures. Designed
the voting ballot that was reproduced eight million times for the election.
Data entry Supervisor for
- In charge of training
240 data entry clerks. Clerks were taught how to enter voter registration
data and query the database in a UNIX-based system consisting of 90
terminals linked to a minicomputer. At the completion of training, supervised
80 data entry clerks who entered data on the 4.8 million people registered
to vote in the 1993 UN-supervised election.
Computer Analyst for UNTAC,
- One of two computer
analysts working under the chief programmer in a project to gather statistical
information for the election. Duties included daily database entry and
retrieval, inventory control, report writing, training, and computer
troubleshooting and maintenance.
Database Designer, Robinson
Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio, 1991
- After consulting
with hospital staff, designed and implemented a database program for
tracking high risk patients and the medical equipment assigned to them.
Freshman English and Anthropology
101 teacher, Kingdom of Tonga, 1989
- Instructed students
at `Atenisi University in English composition and Anthropology 101,
WordPerfect Teacher, Honolulu,
- Taught WordPerfect
to hotel staff as a part of the Sheraton Waikiki's in-house training
program. Developed curriculum, weekly lesson plans, and the final evaluation
for this ten-week course.
Refugee Camp Worker, Southeast
Originally sent to SE
Asia as a United Nations Volunteer, worked in various positions around
refugee camps in Southeast Asia. Duties included:
- Cultural Orientation
teacher. Taught skills that refugees needed to facilitate their smooth
entry into American society.
- ESL School Manager.
Supervised and trained 21 Vietnamese and Cambodian English teachers
in a program run by Save the Children and funded by the United Nations.
- Curriculum developer.
Produced lesson plans and the book Writing Back, described below.
Peace Corps Volunteer, Kingdom
of Tonga, 1974-1978
- Taught English and Science
in the middle and high schools of Tonga.
The Fire has Jumped:
Eyewitness Accounts of the Eruption and Evacuation of Niuafo'ou.
(My interviews make up about one third of the book.) Institute of Pacific
Studies, University of the South Pacific. Suva, Fiji, 1986.
Writing Back. (Excerpts
from the letters of newly arrived Southeast Asian refugees in the United
States.) The Experiment in International Living in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Cambodians in Hawaii
and Their Relation to Employment and Welfare. (One of my graduate
school papers.) 1988. Available on the ERIC database, file number ED309772.
Inside the United Nations' 1993 Election (White Orchid Press, 1997)
Various articles for the Bangkok Post, including a four-part series of articles on digital movie making.
Native North American
Tongan, speaking, reading,
and writing. Score of four (fluent) on FSI test.
Spanish tourist-level speaking.
No relatives working
in international humanitarian organizations. References, all of whom can
be contacted by E-mail, available upon request.
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STATED IN THIS RESUME IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.
--Tom Riddle, 2014