Curriculum Vitae

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STEVEN WEISZ
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ACADEMIC SUMMARY

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA –   A.B.D., Clinical Psychology, 1983.
— Focus: counseling, cognitive and behavioral therapy.
— Research: language abnormalities as predictors in Aphasia and Alzheimer’s patients.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA – M.S.Ed., Dual Degree Program in Psychology and Education. 1979.
— Focus: Applied Human Learning and Development including developmental and abnormal psychology with emphasis on working with special needs populations in the education system.
— Research: cross-cultural studies on memory and priming.
— Research: artificial intelligence and computer models of learning.

Ethical Hypnosis, Philadelphia, PA – Certification in scientific and therapeutic hypnosis under Eric Greenspun, 1979.
— Focus: Pain management for cancer patients.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA – Bachelor of Arts degree, Psychology, 1978.
— Focus: Cognitive Development, Memory & Perception, Personality and Abnormal Psychology.
— Studied with David Premack and Aaron Beck.

Horace Mann School, New York, NY – High School Diploma, 1974.
— Dual Major: Biology/Pre-Med and Computer Programming and Calculus.

Behavior Science Institute at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI – National Science Foundation Sponsorship, Behavioral Psychology, 1973.
— Studied under B.F. Skinner, Nathan Azrin and Roger Ulrich.

 

CAREER PROFILE: PSYCHOLOGY

Widener University – 2000 to Present. Adjunct Professor, Psychology Department.
— Teaching online and hybrid courses in Introductory Psychology and Social Psychology.

University of Pennsylvania – 1983 – 1985. Psychology Department, Faculty
— Research Assistant, Project for Language and Memory Studies, language as early predictor of Alzheimer’s Disease.
— Teaching Assistant. Undergraduate Course in Personality, Cognitive, Developmental and Abnormal Psychology.

Temple University Hospital1983 – 1985. Psychology & Neurology Departments, Faculty
— Research Assistant, Project for Language and Memory Studies, collecting data on language use as predictors in Aphasia and Alzheimer’s patients

Elwyn Institute1980 – 1983.
— Assistant Director, Special Needs Unit. 1981. Responsible for crisis intervention and behavioral programming for mentally retarded and emotionally disturbed population.
— Director, Special Needs Unit. 1982. Responsible for development of unit and administration of mental health programming and crisis intervention.
— Psychologist/Program Developer. 1983. Responsible for administration and development of an institution wide mental health program including staff in servicing, curriculum development, and interdisciplinary team approach coordination.

Thomas Jefferson Partial HospitalJune 1979 to December 1979.
— Student Internship.
— Conducted psychological testing, group therapy, individual counseling and recreational therapy with emotionally disturbed teens and adults.

Irving Schwartz Child Psychiatric Institute  – September 1979 to December 1979.
— Student Internship.
— Worked in both the therapeutic nursery and classroom with children who were either emotionally disturbed or who had learning disabilities.

Philadelphia Child Guidance ClinicJanuary 1978  to  May 1979.
— Specialty Therapist, Part-time.
— Developed psychodrama program for emotionally disturbed children.  For the younger age groups, established a puppet therapy program.  Worked in residential treatment program as both a family therapist and behavioral programmer.

Home of The Merciful Savior  – September 1974 to November 1977.
— Assistant Director of Therapeutic Recreation
— Developed and carried out recreation programs for cerebral palsy children; assisted in formulating departmental policies and supervised student volunteers.

Center for The Blind  – September 1974 – May 1976.
— Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Part-time.
— Developed and conducted recreation programs for blind adults at the rehabilitative center.


CAREER PROFILE:  WEB, INTERNET, ROBOTICS

Delaware Valley On Line1995 to Present.  One of the first regional ISPs, DVOL now focuses on business class web hosting, design and internet marketing services. Clients range from small to mid-size companies, to universities and colleges and to the non-profit sector.

The Catholic University Of America – 2004 to present. Webmaster & Social Media Marketing for Graduate & Undergraduate Admissions Department.

Total Digital Solutions – 1999 to 2001. President and CEO of this start up corporation specializing in multimedia development and video/audio streaming on the Internet. Responsible for all aspects of corporate and product development.

Widener University, 1999 – 2004. Webmaster and eRecruitment Specialist for Undergraduate Admissions Department.

Virtual Medical Conference Center – 1998 to 2000. President and CEO of this start up corporation specializing in delivery of medical conferences across the Internet. Responsible for product development, capital funding, and initial sales.

Internet Installers1996 to 1998. President of this corporation designed to do on site installations of internet connections for personal, educational and business uses. Including high speed access, networking, Internets, Intranets, LANs and WANs.

Nationwide Robots1975 to 1992. President and co-founder of this promotional robot firm. Responsible for research and development, marketing and sales.

 

CAREER PROFILE:  SPECIAL EVENTS & PERFORMING ARTS

Rainbow Promotions 1974 to Present. President and founder of this special events and entertainment agency servicing national and regional accounts on a corporate and retail level.

PhiladelphiaDANCE.org – 2006 to Present. Founder of this non-profit dance organization, offering the largest web presence and resources for the dance community in the greater Philadelphia region.

The Dance Journal 2007 to Present. Founder and Editor of the Philadelphia regions largest online dance magazine. As of 2010, the Dance Journal has over 35,000 regular readers and generates over 1.5 million hits a year.

Graffito Works – 2015 to Present. Founder and Director of a new international dance platform for presenting collaborative, improvisational dance.

MM2 Modern Dance 2000 to 2014. Artistic Director of professional modern dance company.

Teen Board Programs – 1990 to 2012.  Founder of outreach program for teenagers in conjunction with local area shopping centers, offering fashion, dance, performance art as well as career guidance and community service.


AFFILIATIONS

Psychology Related
Association to Advance Ethical Hypnosis
American Psychological Association
American Behaviorists Society
University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association

Special Event Related
Who’s Who in Entertainment
Meeting Planners International
Association of Event Planners
Puppeteers of America
Magic Circle (England)

PUBLICATIONS

Personality Constructs in the Evaluation of Mentally Retarded Persons.
Rosen, Marvin; Weisz, Steven
Mental Retardation, v21 n3 p116-18 Jun 1983


TECHNOLOGY PROFICIENCIES

Platforms:  Windows, Linux, Mac OS
Languages: HTML, DHTML, HTML5, CGI, Perl, Java, Java Script, JQuery, C++, PHP, CSS
Server Administration:  Red Hat Enterprise, Most Linux Platforms, Apache, Cisco, Firewall & Security Services. Cpanel Certified.
Software:  Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Filemaker, Premier.
Database: MySQL, Postgres, FileMaker, Access
Social Media Management: WordPress, FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and more.