Steven Weisz

Steven Weisz

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
  • M.S.Ed., Dual Degree Program in Psychology and Education, 1979

    • Focus: Applied Human Learning and Development, with emphasis on developmental and abnormal psychology and working with special needs populations
    • Research: Cross-cultural studies on memory and priming; artificial intelligence and computer models of learning

Ethical Hypnosis, Philadelphia, PA

  • Certification in Scientific and Therapeutic Hypnosis, 1979
    • Focus: Pain management for cancer patients

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1978
    • Focus: Cognitive Development, Memory & Perception, Personality, and Abnormal Psychology
    • Mentors: 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
    • Mentors: B.F. Skinner, Nathan Azrin, and Roger Ulrich

CAREER PROFILE: PSYCHOLOGY

Widener University

  • Adjunct Professor, Psychology Department, 2000 to 2020
    • Courses: Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology (online and hybrid)

University of Pennsylvania

  • Faculty, Psychology Department, 1983 – 1985
    • Research Assistant: Project for Language and Memory Studies (language as an early predictor of Alzheimer’s Disease)
    • Teaching Assistant: Undergraduate courses in Personality, Cognitive, Developmental, and Abnormal Psychology

Temple University Hospital

  • Faculty, Psychology & Neurology Departments, 1983 – 1985
    • Research Assistant: Project for Language and Memory Studies (data collection on language use as predictors in Aphasia and Alzheimer’s patients)

Elwyn Institute

  • Assistant Director, Special Needs Unit, 1980 – 1983
    • Responsibilities: Crisis intervention and behavioral programming for mentally retarded and emotionally disturbed populations
  • Director, Special Needs Unit, 1982
    • Responsibilities: Development and administration of mental health programming and crisis intervention
  • Psychologist/Program Developer, 1983
    • Responsibilities: Institution-wide mental health program development, staff training, and interdisciplinary team coordination

Thomas Jefferson Partial Hospital

  • Student Intern, June 1979 to December 1979
    • Duties: Psychological testing, group therapy, individual counseling, and recreational therapy with emotionally disturbed teens and adults

Irving Schwartz Child Psychiatric Institute

  • Student Intern, September 1979 to December 1979
    • Duties: Therapeutic nursery and classroom work with emotionally disturbed or learning-disabled children

Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic

  • Specialty Therapist, January 1978 to May 1979
    • Programs: Developed psychodrama program for emotionally disturbed children; established puppet therapy program; family therapy and behavioral programming in a residential treatment setting

Home of The Merciful Savior

  • Assistant Director of Therapeutic Recreation, September 1974 to November 1977
    • Duties: Recreation programs for cerebral palsy children; departmental policy formulation and student volunteer supervision

Center for The Blind

  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, September 1974 to May 1976
    • Duties: Recreation programs for blind adults at the rehabilitative center

CAREER PROFILE: WEB, INTERNET, ROBOTICS

Delaware Valley On Line

  • President, 1995 to Present
    • Focus: Business class web hosting, design, social media, AI, and internet marketing services

The Catholic University Of America

  • Webmaster & Social Media Marketing, Graduate & Undergraduate Admissions, 2004 to 2017

Total Digital Solutions

  • President and CEO, 1999 to 2001
    • Specialization: Multimedia development and video/audio streaming on the Internet

Widener University

  • Webmaster and eRecruitment Specialist, Undergraduate Admissions Department, 1999 to 2004

Virtual Medical Conference Center

  • President and CEO, 1998 to 2000
    • Specialization: Delivery of medical conferences across the Internet

Internet Installers

  • President, 1996 to 1998
    • Specialization: On-site installations of internet connections, high-speed access, networking, Internets, Intranets, LANs, and WANs

Nationwide Robots

  • President and Co-founder, 1975 to 1992
    • Focus: Research and development, marketing, and sales of promotional robots

CAREER PROFILE: SPECIAL EVENTS & PERFORMING ARTS

Rainbow Promotions

  • President and Founder, 1974 to Present
    • Specialization: Special events and entertainment services for national and regional accounts

Philly VR

  • President and Founder, 2017 to Present
    • Focus: Virtual reality experiences and branding for corporate events

PhiladelphiaDANCE.org

  • Founder, 2006 to Present
    • Specialization: Web presence and resources for the Philadelphia dance community

The Dance Journal

  • Founder and Editor, 2007 to Present
    • Achievement: Philadelphia region’s largest online dance magazine with over 60,000 regular readers and 1.5 million hits annually

Graffito Works

  • Founder and Director, 2015 to Present
    • Focus: International platform for collaborative, improvisational dance

MM2 Modern Dance

  • Artistic Director, 2000 to 2014

Teen Board Programs

  • Founder, 1990 to 2012
    • Focus: Outreach programs for teenagers, including fashion, dance, performance art, career guidance, and community service

CAREER PROFILE: PHOTOGRAPHY

Art Imagined

  • Fine Art and Event Photographer, 2015 to Present
  • Freelance Photo Journalist
  • Member of The National Press Photographers Association

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

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

TECHNOLOGY PROFICIENCIES

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