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Curriculum vitae

David Herren

Experience | Education | Awards | Publications | Presentations | Lectures
Workshops | Consulting | Memberships | Computing | Personal | Other

Professional Experience:

7/02-6/17: Fair Haven Union High School, Fair Haven, VT.

  • Senior Instructor of Spanish, Retired
  • Webmaster, world.arsu.org

1/07-8/07: ESIC Idiomas, Pamplona, Spain. – English Language Instruction

12/00-7/02: Champlain College, Burlington, VT 05402.
Director, Online Media Development, Champlain College Online.

11/00-11/04: WorldCALL 2003 Steering Committee.
Technical Advisor, World Computer Assisted Language Learning Conference. http://www.worldcall.org

10/99-10/00: CodeFab, Inc., New York, NY.
Director of Business Development

7/97-9/99: Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.
Associate Director for Technology & Instruction, Center for Educational Technology

  • Instrumental in establishing a grant funded consortium of 62 of the nation’s top tier, private, liberal arts colleges focusing upon the foreign language curriculum, and the incorporation of technology in that curriculum.
  • Software of my design served as the foundation of the curriculum to promote a shared experience among faculty at the geographically diverse institutions.
  • Designed the curriculum for delivering technical and curriculum development instruction to over 500 faculty in the consortium.
  • Built and managed the educational and technology team to support and deliver this instruction.

7/93-6/97: Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.
Special Assistant in Technology and Outreach to the Vice-President for Languages and the Director of the Language Schools,

  • Directed the development, coordination and facilitation of the use of multimedia technology in language instruction; advised language faculty on courseware design and implementation.
  • Conducted significant professional outreach activities on a national and international scale.

3/93-4/2000: CALICO.
Technology Coordinator, The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium. Headquarters at Southwest Texas State University, TX.

  • Coordinated the technology needs of nearly 500 conference presenters coming from over 20 nations with an enormous variety of computing and multimedia needs.
  • Coordinated network provisions for the annual conference, in many cases arranging grants from corporations to provide significant network resources to remote locations.
  • Consulted with hosting institutions in technology planning for the annual conference.

1/92-4/96: Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Advisory Council, NECTFL, Dickinson College, PO Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013-2896.

12/92-9/94: International Association of Learning Laboratories.
Technical Update Editor, The IALL Journal of Language Learning Technologies.

3/91-12/92: International Association of Learning Laboratories.
Editorial Consultant, The IALL Journal of Language Learning Technologies.

Summers of 1992, 1993: Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.
Graduate Instructor, The Spanish School, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.

  • Graduate course in teaching methods and technology (taught in Spanish).

12/89-7/93: Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.
User Services Specialist, Academic Computing,

  • Courseware development and consulting, Applications training and documentation.

7/88-12/89: Butler University, Indianapolis, IN.
Coordinator for Instructional Technology.

  • Responsible for Macintosh Courseware development for the University
  • Technical support for all University Macintosh systems, and network administration
  • Director of the Language Center.

7/88-12/89: Butler University, Indianapolis, IN.
Coordinator for Introductory Spanish.

  • Responsible for coordinating instruction among the day and evening instructors in the Spanish program; syllabus preparation; materials preparation.

Summer ’88, ’89: Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.
Courseware Development Consultant.

  • Responsible for coordinating a team of courseware developers in the Summer Intensive Language Program under the direction of the Vice-President for Foreign Languages.

2/88-7/89: Software Solutions & Support, 1222-16th Ave. S., Nashville, TN.
Consultant.

  • Provided technical support and training for custom data-base management packages, Authoring Systems Design, implementation and training.

2/88-7/89: Northern Telecom, Inc., 200 Athens Way, Nashville, TN.
Consultant

5/86-present: Macadamia Software, Inc., Box 342, Middlebury, VT.
Vice-President.

  • Foreign language software interface design and education consultant.

10/85-7/88: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Director, Language Laboratory.

8/83-5/85: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Faculty, Lecturer, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese.

  • Introductory and Intermediate Language courses, Introduction to Literature.

1/85-6/85: Fisk University, Nashville, TN.
Faculty, Lecturer in Spanish, Department of the Humanities.

  • Intermediate Language, Conversation and Composition.

8/82-5/83: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Teaching Fellow, Department of Spanish & Portuguese.

8/79-5/80: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Teaching Fellow, Department of Anthropology.

12/78-6/79: Museo Nacional de Costa Rica.
Director, Grecia site salvage excavation.

Education:

  • M.A., Latin American and Iberian Studies, 1983, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
  • B.A., Anthropology, 1979, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA.

Awards:

  • Unsung Hero Award, Saint Michael’s College (Vermont). December 14, 2009
  • Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union Service Award (Vermont). August 25, 2005.
  • Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Service Award. April 17, 1998.
  • Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Commitment to the Advancement of Technology Award, May, 1996.

Publications:

  • Review of: Harrap’s Computers & the Internet. Barcelona: Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2003. in The Modern Language Journal 89. 4 (Winter, 2005).
  • “Installing DR2 on the PowerBook 3400 and First Generation PowerBook G3s,” Stepwise News & Information, May 29, 1998. http://www.stepwise.com/Articles/Technical/DR2_3400_Install.html (peer reviewed).
  • “Challenges and Opportunities: Curriculum Pressures in the Technological Present” (with Ana Martínez-Lage) in The Coming of Age of the Profession. ed. Jane Harper, Madeleine G. Lively & Mary K. Williams. Boston: Heinle & Heinle Publishers, 1998. (peer reviewed)
  • “A Mac User’s First Year with OpenStep, Rhapsody, and the Blue Box,” Stepwise News & Information, February 19, 1998. http://www.stepwise.com/Articles/FirstImpressions/David_Herren_First_Year.html (peer reviewed-subsequently used by Apple as an internal training document for system engineers).
  • “Whither the Language Lab.” IALL Journal of Language Learning Technologies, Vol. 28, Number 2, Winter 1995. Co-author with Trisha Dvorak, Brigitte Charlotteaux, Read Gilgen, Chris Jones, & Ruth Trometer.
  • “Faculty HyperMedia Authoring: Now they want me to do what?” Utilisation des nouvelles technologies en enseignement et apprentissage des langues. Ottawa: Université d’Ottawa, Centre de recherche en enseignement et apprentissage des langues (CREAL), 1995.
  • QTDictation, A digital movie-based dictation, cloze and cognitive skill application for the foreign language learner. Published by Green Mountain Mac Software, Box 342, Middlebury, VT 05753
  • PhotoCD Cataloguer, An off-line software catalog application for Kodak PhotoCDs. Published by Green Mountain Mac Software, Box 342, Middlebury, VT 05753.
  • “Technical Update,” IALL Journal of Language Learning Technologies. Vol. 27, No. 1, Winter 1994.
  • VideoDictation, A CAV/CLV videodisc-based dictation, cloze, and cognitive skill application for the foreign language learner. Published by Green Mountain Mac Software, Box 342, Middlebury, VT 05753.
  • “Technical Update,” IALL Journal of Language Learning Technologies. Vol. 26, No. 2, Spring 1993.
  • “Technical Update,” IALL Journal of Language Learning Technologies. Vol. 26, No. 1, Winter 1993.
  • “Computing in the Language Learning Center,” Language Laboratory Design, IALL Publications: Iowa City, IA, 1993.
  • “CALICO 1990,” IALL Journal of Language Learning Technologies. Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring 1990.
  • “The Macintosh and its Application to Foreign Languages”, Proceedings of The Macintosh Computer in the University Curriculum Conference, Burlington: University of Vermont, 1990.
  • “HyperCard and Beyond”, Proceedings of The Macintosh Computer in the University Curriculum Conference, Burlington: University of Vermont, 1990.
  • The Impact of Computers in K-12 Education: A Resource for Decision Makers. Co-principle designer with Dr. Darryl Strickler of a HyperCard stack prepared for Apple Computer distributed to Superintendents of K-12 schools nationwide.
  • CDictation, An audio compact disc-based dictation, cloze and cognitive skill application for the foreign language learner. Published by Green Mountain Mac Software, Box 342, Middlebury, VT 05753.
  • Digital Laboratory, A hypertext, digital language laboratory, replicating and expanding the features of the traditional audio lab. Published by Green Mountain Mac Software, Box 342, Middlebury, VT 05753.
  • Guided Reading, A hypertext, collaborative application for intermediate level foreign language students as an introduction to literature. Published by Green Mountain Mac Software, Box 342, Middlebury, VT 05753.
  • CONJUGATE! Spanish, Foreign Language Educational Software for the Macintosh. Reviewed in Volume 21, December 1988 of the Foreign Language Annals (Journal of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) & in Newsletter 26, Newsletter of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Language and Linguistics.

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations:

  • Culture and Language Across the Curriculum Annual Meeting (CLAC 2016), Drake University, Des Moines, IA. October 21-22, 2016. Paper Topic: “El Camino de Santiago: Walking Students into the World”.
  • The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Annual Meetings, University of California, Davis, CA. March 26-30, 2002. Paper Topic: “Making the move to SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model): How We Converted the Miguel Littin, Clandestino en Chile Web Site to SCORM Compliance.” Co-presented with Ana Martínez-Lage.
  • The European Computer Assisted Language Learning Consortium Annual Meetings (EuroCALL), KULeuven, Belgium. September 11, 1998. Paper Topic: “Network Content Delivery Through Desktop Client Applications.”
  • The World Computer Assisted Language Learning Conference (WorldCALL), University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. July 15, 1998. Paper Topic: “Cross Platform, Network Aware, Development and Delivery of CALL.”
  • The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Annual Meetings, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. July 9, 1998. Paper Topic: “xMediaEngine-XP: Cross Platform Multilingual Authoring.”
  • The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Meetings (NECTFL), New York, NY. April, 1997. “Cities of the Hispanic World: A Tale of Two Cities” Co-presented with Ana Martínez-Lage.
  • The European Computer Assisted Language Learning Consortium Annual Meetings (EuroCALL), Berzsenyi Dániel College, Szombathely, Hungary. August 29-31, 1996. Paper Topic: “Increasing Faculty Participation in T.E.L.L.: The xMediaEngine Template Series.”
  • The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Annual Meetings, University of New Mexico. May 30-June2, 1996. Paper Topic: “A Hypermedia Annotated Version of Like Water For Chocolate Using Guided Reading.” Co-presented with Ana Martínez-Lage.
  • The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Meetings, Anaheim, CA. November 18, 1995. Paper Topic: “Template delivery of Como agua para chocolate.” Part of the “Best of CALICO” series of presentations at ACTFL.
  • The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Annual Meetings, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. June 19-23, 1995. Paper Topic: “Guided Listening & Viewing: The Latest in the xMediaEngine Series of Templates for Language Instruction.”
  • The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA. November 17-21, 1994. Paper Topic: “Guided Reading: Hypermedia Annotation of Texts.”
  • The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Meetings (NECTFL), New York, NY. April 16, 1994. Paper Topic: “HyperMedia Strategies in the Middlebury Language Schools Curriculum.” Co-presented with Janice Ribeiro, Brunswick School, Greenwich, CT.
  • The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Annual Meetings, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. March 13-20, 1994. Paper Topic: “Guided Reading: Hypermedia Annotation of Texts.”
  • Multimédia et Enseignement des Langues, Paris, France. January 11-13, 1994. Paper Topic: “HyperMedia Annotation of Single and Two-Byte Texts.”
  • FLEAT II, The Language Laboratory Association of Japan. Chubu University, Nagoya, Japan. August 2-10, 1992. Paper Topic: “HyperMedia in the Learning Center: Engaging the Learner for Life.”
  • The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), Monterey, CA. February 27-29, 1992. Paper Topic: “HyperMedia in the Learning Center: Engaging the Learner, Enslaving the Instructor?”
  • American Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Meetings (ACTFL), Washington, D.C., November 22-24, 1991. Paper Topic: “Computing Strategies in Laboratory Management.”
  • University of California at Los Angeles, International Association of Learning Laboratories Annual Meeting (IALL), July, 1991. Paper Topic: “HyperMedia, HyperCard and the New Technologies in Language Teaching.”
  • Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Meetings (NECTFL), New York, NY. April 27, 1991. Paper Topic: “HyperCard: A Software Lego Set for the Foreign-language Educator.”

Invited Lectures:

  • Williams College, Williamstown, MA. November 13, 1998. Presentation to the combined Williams and Vassar College Foreign Language Faculties (with Ana Martínez-Lage).
  • New England Regional Association of Learning Laboratory Directors Fall Meeting (NERALLD). Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. October 30, 1998. Opening Address: “Digital Lingo 101.”
  • Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH. October 23, 1998. Keynote Address: “Increasing Faculty Participation in CALL.”
  • Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH. October 23, 1998. After dinner address: “It says click OK to continue—what should I do?”
  • New England Board of Higher Education, Marboro, MA. March 27, 1998. “Increasing Faculty Participation in Technology Enhanced Language Instruction.”
  • Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA. May 26, 1998. “xMediaEngine & xMediaEngine-XP in the Foreign Language Curriculum” (with Ana Martínez-Lage)
  • Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY. April 22, 1998. “Authoring and Delivering Hypermedia Technologies in the Language Curriculum.”
  • Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. March 6, 1998. “Authoring and Delivering Hypermedia Technologies in the Language Curriculum.”
  • McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. October 4, 1997. The Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese Conference. “Authoring and Delivering Hypermedia Technologies in the Language Curriculum” (with Ana Martínez-Lage).
  • Rotary Club of Middlebury, Middlebury, VT. July 9, 1997. A presentation to the members on technology in the curriculum.
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. April 25, 1997. “Authoring and Delivering Hypermedia Technologies in the Language Curriculum” (with Ana Martínez-Lage).
  • Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. May 23-25, 1996. “Lowering Barriers to Faculty Participation in T.E.L.L.”
  • The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Languages Annual Meeting (NECTFL), New York, NY. April 20, 1996. “Teaching with CALL and the Internet” co-presented with [Joel Goldfield][jgoldfield], Fairfield University.
  • Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA. April 10, 1996. Keynote at the annual conference: Technology in Foreign Language Education.” (Co-presented with Ana Martínez-Lage)
  • NERComp Annual Meetings, Sturbridge, MA. March 24-26, 1996. “Hypermedia in the Foreign Language Curriculum: Supporting the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning.”
  • Utilisation des nouvelles technologies en enseignement et apprentissage des langues. Ottawa: Université d’Ottawa, Centre de recherche en enseignement et apprentissage des langues (CREAL), December 11-13, 1995. Paper Topic: “CALL and Research in Second Language Acquisition.”
  • Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA. September 15-16, 1995. Andrew W. Mellon sponsored conference on technology in education. Paper Topic: “HyperMedia in the Foreign Language Curriculum”
  • SUNY/Oswego, NY. April 13, 1995. “Technology and the Future of the University II.” Panelist and presenter. Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA. April 4, 1995. Paper Topic: “Hypermedia and its Impact on the Language Curriculum.”
  • Utilisation des nouvelles technologies en enseignement et apprentissage des langues. Ottawa: Université d’Ottawa, Centre de recherche en enseignement et apprentissage des langues (CREAL), December 7-9, 1994. Paper Topic: “Faculty HyperMedia Authoring: Now they want me to do what?”
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Baltimore, MD. March 9-12, 1994, Paper Topic: “Whither the Language Lab?,” Literature and Technology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. November 11-13, 1993. Paper Topic: “Media Annotations of Texts: Using Guided Reading to Enhance the Reading Experience.”
  • K-12 Networking Summit, The Bread Loaf School of English of Middlebury College. July 3, 1993. “The New BreadNet.”
  • Bates College, Lewiston, ME. January 5, 1993. “HyperMedia in the Foreign Language Curriculum.”
  • Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN. January 9-11, 1992. Paper Topic: “HyperMedia in Foreign Language Education.”
  • Western Societies in a Multicultural Curriculum, SUNY/Oswego, NY. August 12, 1991. Co-sponsored by the Western Societies Program of Cornell University and Multimedia/Multicultural Education Project of SUNY/Oswego. Paper Topic: “HyperMedia in the Multicultural Classroom.”
  • Computing Across the Curriculum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. April 4-5, 1991. Paper Topic: “The Macintosh and Its Application to Foreign Languages.”
  • VIIth Annual International Congress on the Russian Language and Literature (Maprial), Co-presenter of the Keynote address, technology track, Moscow State University, Moscow, USSR. August 13, 1990. Paper Topic (translated): “Technology in Language Education” Conference on Proficiency, Modern Language Association, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. July 19, 1990. Paper Topic: “The Language Lab of the Future: A Return to Medieval Europe?”
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA. May 12, 1990. Keynote address: “Current and Emerging Developments with Macintosh in Foreign Language Education.”
  • The Macintosh Computer in the University Curriculum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. April 6-7, 1990. Paper Topics: “The Macintosh and Its Application to Foreign Languages”, and “HyperCard and Beyond.”
  • American Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Boston, MA. November 17-19, 1989. Topic: “Language Laboratories and the New Technologies.” Sponsor, IALL.
  • Apple Computer Partners in Education Conference, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, IN. November 9, 1989. Paper Topic: “HyperCard in Higher Education.”
  • Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, IN. November 2, 1989 (videotaped presentation, recorded October 25, 1989). Paper Topic: “HyperText Applications in Language Teaching.”
  • Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Integrating HyperMedia into the Curriculum, October 12, 1989. Paper Topic: “Animation with HyperCard.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. International Association of Learning Laboratories Annual Meeting, July 7, 1989. Paper Topic: “Managing the Language Learning Center with HyperCard.”

Workshops Conducted:

  • Getting your course online, Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union, Fair Haven, VT. August 22, 2005.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Workshop on Technology in Language Teaching, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. January 16-23, 1999.
  • Williams College, Williamstown, MA. November 14, 1998. All day workshop for the combined Williams and Vassar College Foreign Language Faculties. (with Ana Martínez-Lage)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Workshop on Technology in Language Teaching, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. July 27-August 14, 1998.
  • Technology in Language Teaching workshop for the SACHEM Consortium, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. July 20-24, 1998.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Workshop on Technology in Language Teaching, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. June 8-26, 1998.
  • Davidson College, Davidson, NC. May 20-22, 1998. Three day workshop for the language faculty on hypermedia technology in the language curriculum. (With Ana Martínez-Lage)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Workshop on Technology in Language Teaching, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. March 9-21, 1998.
  • Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA. November 10-11, 1997. (with Ana Martínez-Lage)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Workshop on Technology in Language Teaching, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. January 20-29, 1997.
  • Willamette University, Salem, OR. September 19-20, 1996. Three consecutive workshops for the language faculty on incorporating technology into the curriculum. (with Ana Martínez-Lage)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Workshop on Technology in Language Teaching, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. July 25-August 2, 1996.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Workshop on Technology in Language Teaching, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. June 13-21, 1996.
  • Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA. February 2-3, 1996. Andrew W. Mellon sponsored workshop for the Foreign Language faculty.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Workshop on Technology in Language Teaching, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. January 12-24, 1996.
  • Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ. September 29, 1995. Full-day workshop with the language faculty as part of the grand opening ceremonies for the new Interactive Learning Center.
  • Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA. September 16, 1995. Andrew W. Mellon sponsored conference on technology in education. Half-day workshop for the Foreign Language faculty.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Workshop on Technology in Language Teaching, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. July-August, 1995.
  • The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Languages Annual Meetings, Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop. New York, NY. April 6, 1995. Topic: “A HyperMedia Primer for the Foreign Language Professional.”
  • Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA. March 23-25, 1995. A workshop for the Foreign Language Faculty on incorporating technology into the curriculum.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Workshop on Technology in Language Teaching, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. January 5-13, 1995.
  • Haverford College, PA. November 3, 1994. A workshop for the Foreign Language Faculty on incorporating technology into the curriculum.
  • Chappaqua Central School District, Chappaqua, NY. October 7, 1994. A workshop for the Foreign Language Faculty on incorporating technology into the curriculum.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Workshop on Technology in Language Teaching, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. June 12-18, 1994.
  • The Taft School, Watertown, CT. April 12, 1994. A workshop for the Foreign Language Faculty on incorporating technology into the curriculum.
  • The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Languages Annual Meetings, Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop. New York, NY. April 7, 1994. Topic: “A HyperMedia Primer for the Foreign Language Professional.”
  • Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. September 28-29, 1993. A workshop for the Foreign Language Faculty on incorporating technology into the curriculum.
  • The International Association of Language Laboratories Annual Meetings, Pre-Conference Workshop, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. June 1-2, 1993. “A HyperMedia Primer for the Foreign Language Professional.”
  • Northeast Conference Annual Meetings, Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop, New York, NY. April 15, 1993. “A HyperMedia Primer for the Foreign Language Professional.”
  • Northeast Conference Annual Meetings, Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop, New York, NY. April 2, 1992. “A HyperMedia Primer for the Foreign Language Professional.”
  • St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. May 11-15, 1991. A workshop for the foreign-language faculty on the use of HyperText and multimedia in the teaching of foreign languages in their new language learning center.
  • Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. May 9, 1991. A workshop for the foreign-language faculty on the use of HyperText and multimedia in the teaching of foreign languages.
  • Northeast Conference Annual Meetings, Pre-Conference Workshop, New York, NY. April 25, 1991. A 6 hour introduction to HyperCard and its use in foreign language education.
  • Wesleyan University Language Laboratory, Middletown, CT. September 20-23, 1990. A workshop to the foreign-language faculty on the use of HyperText and multimedia in the teaching of foreign languages.
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD. January 22-23, 1989. Presented a series of workshops and demonstrations of HyperMedia applications in foreign language teaching to the faculty of U.M.B.C.
  • Middlebury College Summer Language Institute, Middlebury, VT. July 1989. Presented a series of workshops on the use of HyperText in foreign language teaching to the faculty of the Summer Language Institute.
  • Barnard College, New York, NY. June 1989. A month long workshop with the foreign-language faculty on the use of HyperCard and other multi-media applications, specifically interactive video, in the teaching of foreign languages.
  • Columbia University, New York, NY. April 15, 1989. A workshop on the use of HyperCard and other multi-media applications in the teaching of Foreign Languages.
  • Hanover College, Hanover, IN. February 27, 1989. Presented a workshop to the general faculty on the use of HyperText and Multimedia in Higher Education.
  • Wesleyan University Language Laboratory, Middletown, CT. February 24-26, 1989. Presented a workshop to the foreign-language faculty on the use of HyperText and multimedia in the teaching of foreign languages.
  • Middlebury College Summer Language Institute, Middlebury, VT. August 1988.

Other Professional Activities and Consulting:

  • Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. August 27-28, 2009. A Vermont State representative to a multi-state panel reviewing the 2010 edition of the Praxis II exam in Spanish for the purposes of making a cut score recommendation for teachers seeking licensure in K-12 Spanish.
  • Furman University, Greenville, SC. April 23-25, 1998. Consultant to the Foreign Language Learning Center. San Diego State University. January 5-6, 1998. Technical planning consultant for the 1998 meetings of the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO).
  • State University of New York at Oswego. November 30-December 2, 1997. Consultant with SUNY-Oswego Languages Across the Curriculum Web project (Virginia Fichera, dir.).
  • Furman University, Greenville, SC. April 14-16, 1997. Consultant for the new Foreign Language Learning Center.
  • University of Angers, Angers, France. October 17, 1996. Design consultant for a new learning center.
  • The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Languages Annual Meetings, New York, NY. April 20, 1996. Moderator for three Technology Panels: The Internet, Satellite Technology/Distance Learning, and Hypermedia.
  • St. Michael’s College, Winooski, VT. November 28, 1995. Consultant to the Department of Foreign Languages in design of a new Learning Center.
  • The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Meetings, Anaheim, CA. November 18, 1995. Technical Coordinator for the “Best of CALICO” series of presentations at ACTFL.
  • Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR. November 11-14, 1995. Consultant to the Department of Foreign Languages in design of a new Learning Center.
  • The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Annual Meetings, Technical Coordinator, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. June 19-23, 1995.
  • Furman University, Greenville, SC. May 26-27, 1995. Consultant to Department of Modern and Classical Languages in design of a new Learning Center.
  • Tidewater Community College, Chesapeake, VA. May 8, 1995. Consultant to Language Division.
  • George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. December 2-3, 1994. Consultant in review of the language curriculum.
  • Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ. Consultant in the design and implementation of a new multimedia language facility. Fall, 1994.
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. Consultant in redesigning the language curriculum.
  • The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Annual Meetings, Technical Coordinator, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. March 13-20, 1994.
  • American Association of Community Colleges’ Mentor, Improving Foreign Language Education at Community Colleges Project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, January 1994-October 1994.
  • Trinity College, Hartford, CT. March 1993. Consultant, Technological design and specifications for a planned Language Learning Center.
  • Modern Language Association Institute on Proficiency, Middlebury College, Institute Faculty, Summer 1991.
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Spring 1991. Design Consultant, Technological design, the Noyes Lodge Learning Center.
  • South Burlington High School, Burlington, VT. Spring 1991. Design Consultant, Technological design, Chez Sorrell Language Learning Center, part of the Christa McCauliffe Teacher Award for Vermont.
  • Norwich University, Northfield, VT. Spring 1991. Design Consultant, Technological consultant, the Language Learning Center, Norwich University Library.
  • American Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Boston, MA. November 17-19, 1989. Chair, “Video Disks: A Powerful Dynamic Tool for both the – Foreign Language Learner and the Foreign Language Teacher.” Sponsor, ACTFL.
  • Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, D.C. March 8, 1989. Chair, “Multi-Media in Self-Instruction and Distance Learning.”

Memberships:

  • 8/95-2002: EuroCALL (European Computer Assisted Language Learning consortium).
  • 1/90-2002: NERALLD (New England Regional Association of Learning Laboratory Directors).
  • 1/89-2002: CALICO (Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium).
  • 11/87-2002: IALL (International Association of Learning Laboratories).
  • 11/85-present: ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Operating Systems/Computing Skills:

  • MacOS X & MacOS X Server, OpenStep/NextStep, BSD Unix, Macintosh, Windows.
  • PHP/mySQL, OpenStep/YellowBox/Cocoa programming, Objective-C, Hypertalk, html
  • “Fluent” in the use of standard productivity applications for above operating systems
  • Significant software design experience (xMediaEngine and components, xMediaEngine-XP, Conjugate!)
  • Video capture and digital video production

Personal Information:

Birth Date: December 27, 1956
Birthplace: Maryville, Missouri USA
Citizenship: US (legal resident / work permit E.U.)
Marital Status: Widowed, two children

Vermont Contact Information:

PO Box 141
Shoreham, Vermont 05770

david@idiomatrix.com
Home: 802-897-7867
Mobile: 802-349-0020

Spanish Contact Information:

Vuelta del Castillo, 11 2A
31007 Pamplona, Navarra España

dherren@speedpost.es

Other Activities/Skills:

  • 08/2016-present: Sommelier, Jessica’s at the Swift House Inn, Middlebury, VT.
  • 06/2015-07/2015: Led a group of high school students to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain through the auspices of the non-profit Los peregringos de Vermont
  • 06/2013-07/2013: Walked the Camino de Santiago, an 800 km., 1200+ year old Christian pilgrimage across the north of Spain to the tomb of the Apostle St. James.
  • 06/2012-07/2012: Led a group of 16 Fair Haven Union High School parents and students to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain
  • 09/2006-10/2006: Walked the Camino de Santiago, an 800 km., 1200+ year old Christian pilgrimage across the north of Spain to the tomb of the Apostle St. James.
  • Present: Near native fluency in Spanish, functional reading skills in Portuguese, French and Italian.
  • Present: Black belt, Trans-American TaeKwon-Do Federation.
  • 6/2004-10/2011: Sous Chef, Shoreham Inn, Shoreham, VT
  • 10/94-7/96: Owner/Operator, Middlebury Martial Arts Center, Middlebury, VT.
  • 5/93-3/94: Technical Director, BreadNet, The Telecommunications Project of the Bread Loaf School of English of Middlebury College.
  • Spring 1991: Presidential Sports Award in TaeKwon-Do.
  • 12/89-8/92: SysOp, The Green Mountain Mac BBS.
  • 8/88-12/89: SysOp, Circle City Mac BBS.
  • 8/88-12/89: Convener, HyperCard Special Interest Group, Indianapolis Apple Pickers.
  • 8/86-7/88: Member Vanderbilt University Women’s Center Advisory Board.
  • 8/86-7/88: Convener, Long-Range Planning Committee, Vanderbilt Women’s Center.
  • 11/86: Computer Consultant to Planned Parenthood of Nashville.
  • 6/85-10/85: Travel in Central America.
  • 6/84-6/85: Captain, Chancellor’s, Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel, Nashville, TN.
  • 5/84: Cross-country bicycle tour.
  • 5/82-5/84: Maitre d’hotel, Villa Romano, 2007 Terrace Place, Nashville, TN.
  • 7/81-3/82: Maitre d’hotel, Close Quarters Hotel and Restaurant, Nashville, TN.
  • 5/80-7/81: Food and Beverage Director, Richland Country Club, Nashville, TN.
  • 6/79-8/79: Travel in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

References

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