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Business and Non-Profit Experiences:

            Public Relations and Marketing Specialist, then Vice President, then CEO of Edna Hibel Corp., 1980-2009. Responsible for all branding and information campaigns: Editor and writer for newsletter with 3,000 member readers; write and place all press releases, news articles, books, public service announcements, web site copy, and e-mails; organize and appear in radio and television interviews; produce and direct print and television advertisements with William-Tod Advertising; organize all trade shows; manage all departments of a publishing company of 85 employees, including HR, finances, product development, marketing, production, and fulfillment.

            Executive Trustee, Hibel Museum of Art, 1990-2005. Organize all exhibitions and concerts; write and produce all educational materials, such as posters, catalogs, and brochures; contribute to the production of books and broadcast materials; supervise 15 staff and docent volunteers; produce an award-winning documentary that appeared on more than 100 PBS stations across the country.


Brookline High School, Brookline, Massachusetts 1965 Boston University, DGE, Completed two year program. 1967, B.A.. Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology and Geography Dual Majors 1969 M.S Boston University, School of Public Communication, Public Relations concentration, 1971 Ph.D. Boston University, Sociology 1979

Workshops and Seminars Developed and Presented:

            Workshop in How to Use the Scientific Method in Tutoring (and   Everything Else), College Reading and Learning Association; presented through Palm Beach State College.

            Workshop and Seminar in How to Write Memoirs (initially developed for Advanced Biographies); offered through Florida Atlantic University’s Community Center for Excellence in Writing.

Workshop in How to Write College Entrance Essays; offered through Florida Atlantic University’s Community Center for Excellence in Writing.

Workshop in Human Development; offered through the Academy for Social and Individual Development.

Research Experiences:

Principal Research Consultant, “The Plymouth Harbour Experiment,” an experiment in human development with the residents, staff, and administrators of a large independent living facility.

Environmental Researcher, Environmental Research and Technology, Inc. Conducted social research and wrote for environmental impact statements describing the effects of noise and other construction activities on the social fabric of neighborhoods in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Census Enumerator and Fingerprinting Assistant, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Palm Beach County, Florida (paid positions), April-July, 2010. Responsible for collecting the Decennial Census data in person and by telephone.

Independent Research in the effects of various social factors on developing countries, minority groups, and individuals (some published as listed below).

Selected Current Teaching and Tutoring Positions in Higher Education:

Writing Tutor and Adjunct Instructor of Sociology and College Success, 2016-2019, Keiser University, Tutor students in writing in all disciplines; teach sociology and college success courses; develop the university’s first interdisciplinary study abroad program. 

Writing Consultant, Florida Atlantic University Center for Excellence in Writing, 2013-current,   Provide Master Level Tutoring, face-to-face and online, in writing for graduate and undergraduate students; and teach family and society to honors college students. 

Writing Consultant, Florida Atlantic University Community Center for Excellence in Writing, 2014-current, Provide Master Level Tutoring in one-on-one consultations and in small workshops, in writing for businesses and nonprofit organizations.  Developed workshop on how to write stellar press releases, e-mails and professional communications, and memoirs; co-developed workshop on how to write memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies; and conducted workshops in how to write college application essays.

Adjunct Instructor of Sociology, 2009-Current, Palm Beach State College:

Writer and Assistant Director of educational videos for faculty; facilitator of first inter-collegiate Professional Learning Group for faculty and staff; organizer and moderator for social science career panel; presenter of critical thinking workshops to faculty, staff, and students; and tutor of social sciences, writing, and reading to students to facilitate their academic success in the college’s student learning center. Presenter of student workshops in critical thinking, locating main ideas, and speed reading. Advise and teach students sociology courses.

Adjunct Instructor of Professional Communication and Sociology, Strayer University, 2009-2016, Advise and teach on campus and online courses in Professional Communication, Fundamentals of Writing, Introduction to Sociology, and Sociology of Developing Countries.  Substitute instructor for fundamentals of mathematics, introduction to business, and business ethics.  Tutor in writing and math lab.

Adjunct Instructor, MedVance Institute (now Fortis College), 2009, Palm Springs, Florida: Advise students and teach technical communication to students in the inaugural biomedical technician program.  

Teaching Fellowship, Department of Sociology, Boston University, developed and taught sociology and communications courses, and tutored sociology students.

Teaching Assistantship, College of Communication, Boston University, taught communication theory and public relations to undergraduate students.


U.S. Army Reserve, Honorable Discharge, Specialist 6th Class. Supply Sergeant responsible for property control of dental supplies, field equipment, and clothing; and public affairs writer, 1969-75.  Basic training and supply training, Fort Polk, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1969-1970; and medical supply training, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, 1970. 

Educational Awards and Certifications:

Massachusetts State College Teacher of the Year, 1978.

California Community College Instructor Credential in Communication and        Sociology, July 9, 1975, Valid for Life. No. 84748.

Master Tutor, International Certificate in Reading and Writing, College Reading and Learning Association, granting institution Florida Atlantic University, December, 2013.

Palm Beach State College, Certification in online and hybrid courses, August, 2018.

Student awards in physics, geography, and music.

Creative Awards:

Jerry Jazz Short Story Contest, honorable mention

24-Hour Short Story Contest, honorable mention

Breast-cancer research short story award.

Cultural Award, American Association of Museums, for documentary film, Hibel’s Russian Palette


English (native); writing and reading of Spanish (intermediate); aural and oral understanding of Spanish (low intermediate); French (high beginner); German (low beginner); Italian (rudimentary); Portuguese (rudimentary); and basic reading transliteration of Hebrew, Pinyin Chinese, Russian, Croatian, and all Western  (and some Eastern) European languages.

Selected Publications and Presentations:   

Creating Life Before Death, co-author with Bernard Phillips, Thomas J. Savage, Neil S. Weiss, and Max O. Spitzer, Champaign, IL: Common Ground Research Networks, February, 2020.

Musical Memories: Palm Beach County, p. 23, West Palm Beach, FL: Star Group Books, January, 2020.

Discussion Panelist, Keiser University, Tabu, a film premiere set in the midst of the Armenian genocide, January, 2019.

“Why We Can’t Solve the Problem of School Shootings: The Invisible Bureaucracy Behind Our Inability to Solve the World’s Problems,” Our Wonderful World, July, 2018.                      

“The Role of the Individual in the Evolution of Post-Bureaucratic Organizations: From a Devolutionary Toward a Post-Bureaucratic Society,” Contemporary Social Sciences, 25, 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2016), pp. 59-86.

“The Simmel Paradox and Complexity-Weighted Social Values: Toward an Accounting for Population Size in Interpreting Indicators of National Development,” Journal of National Development, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Summer, 2013), pp. 37-54.

Organizer, Presider, and Discussant for Panel Discussion on “Barriers to Social Activism: Gender, Race, and Class,” Annual Meeting, Society for the Study of Social Problems, August, 2013.

Reviewer for Pearson Publishers for sociology textbook, and for an appearance in a video about the sociological imagination, 2012.

Rotten Riting: Improving Communication Skills, screenplay writer, co-producer, assistant director, script supervisor, and continuity, for Palm Beach State College General Education Assessment Committee, released August 21, 2012.

“Growing Up with Edna Hibel,” in Clarkson, M., Edna Hibel: An Artist’s Story of Love and Compassion, 2006, pp. 55-58.

Edna Hibel: A Personal Portrait, assistant to the producer, Chip Taylor Communications, 2002.

Hibel’s Russian Palette, executive producer, for Hibel Museum of Art, released on more than 100 PBS television stations, 1991.

“Toward the Measurement of Paradigms,” Doctoral Dissertation, Boston, MA: Boston University, 1977.  (Referred to in Phillips, Bernard, Manual for Personal Evolution: The Scientific Method in Everyday Life, New Delhi, India: Sanbun Publishers, 2013.)

Selected Professional References:

Bernard S. Phillips, Ph.D., President, The Sociological Imagination Group,

700 John Ringling Boulevard, T-501, Sarasota, FL 34236; (941) 361-5426;   

Robert Gingras, Ph.D., Interim Dean of Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State College, 3160 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410; (561) 207-5410;    

Robin Fiedler, Associate Professor, English Literature and Composition, Palm Beach State College, 3160 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410; (561) 207-5080; 

Philip L. Fishman, President, Advanced Biographies, P.O. Box 811955, Boca Raton, FL 33481; (561) 400-5250;

Frank A. Lucero, Ph.D., President, Utility Products Company, Port St. Lucie, FL


Jeffrey Galin, Ph.D., Director, University and Community Centers for Excellence in Writing, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431; (561) 297-1221; 

Neil S. Weiss, Ph.D., Professor of Statistics and Accounting, Strayer University, 11025 RCA Center Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410; 561-799-4984;

Lyam T. Christopher, Learning Specialist, Palm Beach State College, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461; (561) 868-3602;

Glenn R. Swift, Professor of History and Director of General Education Program, Keiser University—Flagship Campus, 2600 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409; (772) 323-6925;

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