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Lauren Gale Albert, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Strong communication skills including ability to translate complex issues into clear and solid prose for a non- specialized audience. Built reputation as the "mad clipper," reflective of wide-ranging interests and a keen ability to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information quickly. Unique combination of humanities background and Ph.D.-level thinking skills enables a more creative approach to research problems.

Areas of Expertise

  • Editing
  • Media Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Project Management
  • Research
  • Creative Thinking

Professional Experience

Various
2000-present
Freelance Researcher/Editor

  • Database and library research on a variety of topics
  • Editing support for writers

SMR International
2000 to present
Research/Editorial Associate

  • Working with Guy St. Clair, a prominent figure in the Knowledge Services Industry, on his book, Beyond Degrees: Professional Learning for Knowledge Services. Published by K.G. Saur in 2003.
  • Provided research and editorial support on various additional writing projects within information services
  • Future projects include an authorized history of the Special Libraries Association

Various 2002-present Tutor

  • Provided English language and literature tutoring for high school and college students.

Ruder-Finn
2000
Conference Researcher

  • Researched executive speaking opportunities
  • Developed customized conference and trade show lists for clients in diverse industries including Telecom, Healthcare, Real Estate
  • Brainstormed appropriate topics for executive presentations, key note addresses and panel discussions

Golin Harris
2000
Account Executive

  • Researched new and potential clients' industries (ex. Telecom, anti-piracy technology, compression technology, Internet advertisement, credit card)
  • Created strategic communications plans for new and continuing clients
  • Conducted weekly media monitoring and analysis for client
  • Researched possible expert spokespeople for clients
  • Wrote clients' communications materials (brochures, flyers, educational materials, press releases)
  • Project management
  • Media and analyst relations

Economic Group Pension Services
1998-2000, 2001-2002
Office Manager

  • Supervise one part-time and three full-time staff members
  • Write and distribute company newsletter
  • Maintain billing and payment systems
  • Conduct supply inventory and ordering
  • Track client information requests
  • Track file storage system

Queens College
1993-1997
Adjunct Lecturer
Graduate A Fellow

  • Developed and taught classes in composition and literature
  • Conducted new student advisement
  • Participated in special interdisciplinary freshman program

Center for the Study of Philanthropy
1991-1993
Research Assistant
1995-1998

  • Helped develop international bibliography of philanthropy
  • Maintained library of philanthropic research material
  • Assisted in coordination of International Fellows Program

Education

Ph.D., English, City University of New York 2000

B.A., English, Vassar College 1988

Fellowships & Awards

Mellon Foundation Dissertation Seminar, 1996
The Helaine Newstead Dissertation Fellowship, 1996-1997
Graduate A Fellowship, Queens College, 1994-1996
Graduate B Fellowship, CUNY GSUC, 1990-1991, 1991-1992
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1991-1992 (Nominated by Department)
University Fellowship, CUNY GSUC, 1992-1993

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