meredith moody, ph.d.

meredith.moody@gmail.com

45 East Rosevear Street

Orlando, FL 32804-3920

407.894.2699

 

objective

My objective is to obtain a teaching position (part or full-time) at an institution where my charisma and creativity can be used to enhance my teaching of the students; my ingenuity and insight can be used to enhance my research in the field; and my leadership and loyalty can be used to enhance my service to the community.

education

Stony Brook University (SBU), Stony Brook, NY
August 2005 Doctorate in Art History and Criticism (Ph.D.)
§Advisor: Donald B. Kuspit

§Dissertation: "Ruby C. Williams: An African-American Floridian Visionary Art Minister"

University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, FL
August 1999 §BA in Art, specialization in Art History

§BA in French

§BS in Industrial Engineering (BSIE)

§BA in Liberal Studies

§Summa Cum Laude in all four degrees

§Honors in the Major in Art

§Honors in the Major in Industrial Engineering

§University Honors College

§Mathematics minor

Summer 1997 §Study Abroad at Centre Linguistique de Jonquière, Jonquière, Québec
Oct 98 – June 99 §Study Abroad at L’Université d’Angers, Angers, France

teaching and experience

Summer 2005 §Scheduled to teach Writing at Stony Brook Manhattan

§Scheduled to teach Art History Survey at Dowling College in Oakdale, NY

§Both courses were cancelled due to lack of enrollment

Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stony Brook University, NY
Fall 2003 - Spring 2004

 

§Instructor for Intermediate Writing Workshop (WRT 102) – developed syllabus and taught course. Facilitated group work in class and worked with individual students to prepare a department portfolio of their writing including a text analysis and researched argument (~20 students)
Fall 2002 - Spring 2003 §Instructor for Introductory Writing Workshop (WRT 101) – taught course based on syllabus created by the Program for Writing and Rhetoric with my own additions. Facilitated group work in class to prepare a text analysis and a researched argument, and worked with individual students (~20 students)
December 2003, May 2004 §Participated in 3-day State Assessment of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, read and evaluated several papers to determine their level of genre sophistication
Art Department, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY
Spring 2003 §Adjunct Instructor for Art History Survey II (FA 18) – created course and taught during regular spring session; wrote and graded exams and paper assignments (~30 students in two sections)
Winter 2003 §Adjunct Instructor for Art History Survey II (FA 18) – created course and taught in three week winter intersession; wrote and graded exams and paper assignments (~20 students)
Fall 2002 §Adjunct Instructor for Art History Survey I (FA 17) – created course and taught in regular fall session; wrote and graded exams, took students to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for paper assignment (~35 students)
Spring 2002 §Adjunct Instructor for Art History Survey II (FA 18) – created course and taught in regular spring session; wrote and graded exams and paper assignments (~30 students)
Art Department, Stony Brook University, NY
Summer 2002 §Adjunct Instructor for Art History Survey II (ARH 102) – created course and taught in short summer session; wrote and graded exams and paper assignments based on museum visit (~40 students)
Summer 2002 §Adjunct Instructor for Art History Survey I (ARH 101) – created course and taught in short summer session; wrote and graded exams and paper assignments based on museum visit (~30 students)
Spring 2002 §Teaching Assistant for 20th Century Art (ARH 342) – assisted during class; administered and grade exams; read drafts of research papers; aided students; taught recitation each Friday, which was based on different material than the normal lectures (~40 students)
Fall 2001 -Spring 2002 §Business Editor for Art Criticism – handled current and new subscriptions, claims, accounts, mailing issues; created new database, updated subscription information
Fall 2001 §Teaching Assistant for Art and Architecture of Egypt (ARH 302) – assisted during class; wrote, administered, and graded exams and quizzes; graded research papers; aided students; taught recitation each Friday (~55 students)
Spring 2001 §Teaching Assistant for Early Italian Renaissance Art (ARH 306) – assisted during class, graded papers, aided students, scanned and posted slides for exams on the virtual classroom web site, and gave guided museum tour (~25 students)
Fall 2000 §Teaching Assistant for 20th Century Art (ARH 342) – assisted during class, lectured, gave exam reviews, graded papers, aided students, and kept attendance (~35 students)
Spring 2000 §Teaching Assistant for Art History from the Renaissance to the Present (ARH 102) – assisted during class, graded papers, and taught two recitation sections (~45 students)
Fall 1999 §Worked in Slide library organizing and filing slides
Art Department, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Summer 2001 §Adjunct Instructor for Early Italian Renaissance Art (ARH 4310) – created course and taught in six week summer session; wrote and graded exams, gave guided museum tour (7 students)
Office of Conferences and Special Events, Stony Brook University, NY
Oct 2000- Oct 2002 §Wrote introductions and program information for awardees for Service Awards, Authors and Editors, and Faculty Achievement ceremonies

§Created lists of data for attendees for ceremonies such as Service Awards, Artists, Authors and Editors, Honors Commencement, Faculty Achievement

§Tracked data and cross checked for changes in data

§Edited and proofread letters, scripts, data files and drafts for various events

Melville Library, Main Circulation, Stony Brook University, NY
Sept. 2000-May 2001 §Assisted students in finding books, journal articles, and reserve materials

§Checked out and checked in circulation materials

§Sorted and shelved books and periodicals

§Helped new patrons set-up accounts

other skills and information

Fluent in French

§Speak, read, listen, and write on daily basis

Other languages

§Reading proficiency in German

§Reading and oral comprehending proficiency in Spanish

Skilled in Computers

§Windows XP, Mac OS 10, MS Office Professional, Internet, Adobe packages, Blackboard, statistics packages, graphics packages, Pascal, some C

§I have leadership, research, organization, creative abilities.

§I am a quick learner, a detail oriented efficient worker, and a good problem solver who thinks outside the box.

§I am very artistic, diplomatic, and people oriented and work well in groups and on teams.

§I enjoy art, travel, nature, museums, crafts, animation, and my family.

professional memberships and charity

College Art Association (CAA) (Member since 2001)
American Studies Association (ASA) (Member since 2005)
Art4Kids
Founding member

Fall 2003 - 2004

§Teach Art History and facilitate small arts and crafts projects to children in restrictive environments

§The response has been very positive and the children look forward to our visits each week

§Became an official university organization in Spring 2004 under the name Art4Everyone

MoodyArt
Founder

Fall 1999 – present

§Family company which makes unique and custom paper art such as invitations and cards and unique jewelry from beads and vintage crystal

§Part of the company’s profits go to charities which foster art education and creative outlets for others

§Financed initial startup for Art4Kids

art research, conferences, publications, and projects

"Bealsville and Ruby C. Williams"
Feb 2006 §Presented at "Connecting the Community: Maitland and Eatonville" a Regional Conference at the University of Central Florida
"Ruby C. Williams’ From Strawberries to Sermons"
Nov 2005 §Chair of a Folk Art session and presented paper at ASA National Conference in Washington, DC
"Ruby C. Williams’ Roadside ‘Folk Art Gallery’"
April 2005 §Presented at ASA Mid-Atlantic Conference at Rutgers University, New Jersey
"Ruby C. Williams’ ‘Annual Folk Art Gallery’: A Ritualistic Revival Celebration of an Artist and Her Work"
April 2005 §Of(f).Space Visual Arts Symposium at Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey – symposium cancelled
"Ruby C. Williams: An African-American Floridian Visionary Art Minister"
Sept 2002 – Aug 2005 §Dissertation topic

§Focuses on the visionary art and ministry of Ruby C. Williams within the context of the sociology of religion and the history of the South

§First major scholarly work on Williams

§Committee: Donald B. Kuspit, Barbara E. Frank, Michele H. Bogart, William Arens

"Visionary Art Ministers: Howard Finster and Ruby C. Williams"
April 2002 §Presented 20 minute talk at the Graduate Colloquium for the Art Department, SUNY Stony Brook

§Presented ideas and criticism about Visionary Art and information about the two artists along with slides from the collection of MoodyArt by the two artists

"A Streetcar Named Desire: Reflections of and Reactions to Male Behavior"
Fall 2001 §Wrote a paper on the social environment surrounding the Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire

§Analyzed male behavior of Stanley Kowalski’s character with respect to the historical and cultural context of the late 1940’s and early 1950’s

"Visionary Art: Production versus Perception"
Fall 2001 §Wrote a paper on the criticism of Visionary art in terms of its perception by critics and by the public and the story of its production
Art Criticism vol. 16 no. 1 (ed. Donald Kuspit)
Spring 2001 §"Arlene Raven: Criticism as Healing for the Author, the Artist, and the Audience"

§Well received by Arlene Raven herself

"Ifa Divination: From the Inside and the Outside"
Dec 2000 §Wrote and presented a paper concerning the Diaspora of the Yoruba culture as seen in Oyotunji African Village

§Used primary sources published by the Village

"How Simulacra affect the Ethical Relation"
Dec 2000 §Wrote a paper concerning the ideas of Jean Baudrillard and Emanuel Levinas for a seminar on the Ethics of the Other in Visual Culture
UCF International Studies Newsletter
Fall 2000 §Wrote essay on my experiences as an exchange student in Angers, France
Project on "Wedding Rituals in Rural France"
April 2000 §Wrote a paper about the wedding rituals that take place in rural France from my own experience and other contemporary anthropologists’ field research
Multicultural Inventors Community Service Project
April 2000 §Developed and wrote a presentation with evaluation component on inventors from multicultural backgrounds

§Presented to 3rd and 4th grade class at Gallup Hill Elementary in Ledyard, CT

"Jules A. Castagnary: Ideas on Naturalism: L’importance du Paysage"
Dec 1999 §Wrote a paper Castagnary’s ideas towards landscape and naturalism as seen in his late 19th century salon critiques

§Used primary sources in French since this subject had not been approached in such a way by previous scholars

Research Paper on Space Mirror Astronaut Memorial at KSC, Florida
Oct 1999 -Dec 1999 §Collaborated with Dave Dunn and Lee Solid in gathering information about the Astronauts Memorial

§Submitted paper for the archives of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation

Honors in the Major Thesis: "Totems: A Comparison and Contrast of Four Totemic Sculptures in "Northern Exposure" with Northwest Coast Native American Totem Poles"
Aug 1996 -April 1997 §Compared and contrasted totems, using operational definition, of Native North Americans from the Northwest Coast region with those in the television series "Northern Exposure"

§Presented and defended thesis in April, 1997

§Committee included: Dr. Kristin G. Congdon, chair, Dr. David E. Jones, Prof. Robert T. Reedy

Senior Thesis: "Women Shown in Central Florida Non-Profit Art Museums and Galleries: A Statistical Study"
Aug 1996 -Dec 1996 §Compared the number of women shown in group and solo art shows in the Central Florida area to the current population of women in the same area

§Performed a statistical analysis on collected data from primary sources

Florida Folklore Society Newsletter
Dec 1996 §Published an essay on Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Q®

industrial engineering research, conferences, and projects

Global Delivery Systems, Jamaica, NY
Aug-Sept 2005 §Wrote a procedure manual for a newly implemented computer system in collaboration with program designer

§Streamlined and automated procedures to alleviate bottlenecks in information processing in collaboration with operations manager

§Condensed vendor and client information for easy access

§Developed procedures and wrote manuals for various reporting processes for operations department

ASEE: Conference in Milwaukee, WI
June 1997 §Wrote a presented paper on ERCA - Emergency Room Communications Aid
IEMS 97: International Conference in Cocoa Beach, FL
March 1997 §Presented ERCA - Emergency Room Communications Aid in an Applications in Health Care Session

§Session chair for Applications in Health Care Session

UCF IEMS Research Colloquium
Feb 1997 §Presented ERCA - Emergency Room Communications Aid thesis and demonstration to the IEMS faculty and students
Technology 2006: International Conference in Anaheim, CA
Oct 1996 §Presented ERCA - Emergency Room Communications Aid in an Education Session
Honors in the Major Thesis: "Overcoming Communication Language Barriers in the Emergency Room Using Emergency Room Communications Aid (ERCA)"
Jan 1995-July 1996 §Explored alternative methods of communication between patients and care givers for use in an emergency medical care environment

§Developed Proof-of-Concept graphical and audio computer interface to aid communication called ERCA - Emergency Room Communications Aid and tested demo at Winter Park Memorial Hospital Emergency Department

§Committee included Dr. José A. Sepúlveda, chair, Dr. J. Peter Kincaid, and Dr. Julia Pet-Edwards

§Presented and defended thesis in July, 1996

Senior Design Project with Knight Engineering at UCF for Walt Disney World Distribution Services Merchandise Warehouse
Sept 1995 -May 1996 §Worked with two other students in collaboration with an internal client, mentor, and Knight Engineering principal

§Developed auditing procedure and computer program for measuring accuracy of audits and created SPC charts for use on the warehouse floor and by management staff

§Presented findings and reports to management and upper level directors who implemented proposed suggestions

B/E Aerospace TransVideoSystems Division Project
Jan 1995 -May 1995 §Worked with four other students under the guidance of a Marketing professor and an Engineering professor

§Developed a marketing strategy for a new product based on existing technology

§Won award for best final presentation to client

Supervision International (SVI) Project
Feb 1995 -May 1995 §Worked with five other students, created new floor plan, flow of materials, and layout of various processes and machinery

§Won award from client for best project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following are available upon request

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Complete transcripts

Teaching Philosophy

Research ideas / work in progress

Writing samples

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Student evaluations

Activities and Awards before 1999