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Resume (English)

David Herren-Lage Professional Profile:

Articulate and enthusiastic educator/spokesperson able to convey highly technical concepts and information targeted at decision makers of widely diverse technological backgrounds. Creative problem solver, born educator, successful team builder and a leader.

Experience:

Twenty plus years direct classroom instruction in a combination of K-12, University, and Graduate Level environments teaching Spanish and/or foreign language technology and pedagogy.

High profile, New York City based Dot Com consulting firm experience building several successful engineering teams to develop high performance, database driven web enabled applications for clients in the financial, e-Commerce, health, and new media industries with significant sales and marketing experience in the same market.

Fifteen years of technology and team leadership, software development, and project management positions in higher education at four institutions: Champlain College, Middlebury College (ten years), Vanderbilt University, and Butler University.

Over five years of technology and instructional leadership designing and delivering multimedia instruction, distance learning, and curricular consultation to nearly 500 top tier faculty in a consortium of 62 of the nation’s most selective, private, liberal arts colleges funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Education:

M.A., Vanderbilt University, Latin American and Iberian Studies.
B.A., Grinnell College, Anthropology.
Additional Post Graduate Studies, The Language Schools of Middlebury College, Spanish.

Computing Skills:

  • MacOS X & MacOSX Server
  • OpenStep/NextStep
  • BSD Unix
  • MacintoshOS
  • WindowsNT/2000/XP
  • Netinfo
  • Samba
  • small to medium workgroup system administration
  • Experience/familiarity with OpenStep/YellowBox/Cocoa, Java programming, Objective-C, Hypertalk, HTML, PHP/mySQL.
  • “Fluent” in the use of standard productivity applications for the above operating systems.
  • Significant software and user interface design experience (xMediaEngine and components, xMediaEngine-XP, Conjugate!).
  • Video capture and digital video production, streaming video, Virtual Reality photography and production (QTVR).
  • Particular expertise in foreign language computing including Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, and the Western European languages.
  • PictureTel Video-conferencing

Publications:

  • Over a dozen print and electronic publications, most peer reviewed.
  • Eight widely distributed educational software applications.

Awards:

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

Peer Reviewed Presentations:

  • Nineteen national and international peer reviewed professional conference presentations.

Invited Lectures:

  • 37 lectures delivered by invitation including nearly a dozen keynote addresses at both national and international venues.

Technology Workshops:

  • Designed and delivered nearly 40 formal technology workshops to hundreds of faculty at numerous national and international institutions and professional conferences.

Professional Consultation:

  • Over twenty professional consultations in curriculum and technology, as well as in computer learning center design.

Professional Memberships:

  • Member in good standing in several professional technology and/or language focused organizations with current or past leadership roles in CALICO (Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium), IALL (International Association for Learning Laboratories), the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, EuroCALL (European Computer Assisted Language Learning Association) & WorldCALL (World Computer Assisted Language Learning Conference). Further, I was recently appointed to the steering committee for WorldCALL 2003 as Technical Advisor and Internet presence director.

Personal Information:

  • Near native fluency in Spanish, functional reading skills in Portuguese, French & Italian
  • Citizenship: US (EU work permit)
  • Marital Status: Widowed, two children

Contact Information:

Professional:

Fair Haven Union High School
33 Mechanic Street
Fair Haven, Vermont 05743
[email protected]