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					                                  JAMES E. EGGERS
                                 JamesEggers@yahoo.com
                              3721 Chime St., Irving TX 75062
                                      972-258-0920


Education           NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, Raleigh, NC
                    Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management,
                    Professional Zoo Management School,
                    Sponsored by Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Wheeling, WV
                    Diploma – 1994 - 1995

                    TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, TX
                    College of Life Sciences,
                    Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, in conjunction with
                    College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
                    Master of Science, Conservation Education Program – 1989 - 1993

                    LONGMAN SCHOOL OF FINANCE, Dallas, TX
                    Diploma in Finance – 1989
                    Earned Series 7 (National) and Series 63 (State) Brokerage Licenses

                    McLENNAN COLLEGE, Waco, TX
                    Inter-graduate studies in Ecology – 06/1988 - 08/1988

                    BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, Waco, TX
                    Bachelor of Arts – 09/1984 - 05/1987
                    Major: History, Minors: Comparative Religions, Communication

Experience

01/1999 – present   SUMMIT CONSULTING, Irving, Texas, and Herzliya, Israel
                    Director
                    Develop and implement ESL programs for youth, adult and teacher training
                    in Biology, Ecology, English (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking),
                    Academic Study Skills, Test Preparation (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT),
                    Education, Computers, Business Management, Finance and Investment;
                    Provide high level copy writing, editing and professional voice-overs
                     (Clients have included Israeli Ministries of Education, Labor & Defence,
                     British Council English School, Tel-Aviv University, Jerusalem Zoo,
                     Microsoft, Motorola, internationally renowned authors and scientists)

06/1993 - 06/1997   STATEN ISLAND ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY, Staten Island, NY
                    Assistant Director for Education
                    (1) Hiring, Training, Supervision, Development and Evaluation of 20
                        Staff and over 100 Volunteers;
                    (2) Development and Management of Curriculum, Publicity, Budget,
                        Grant Acquisition, Supervision and Evaluation of Teacher Training,
                        Staff Development, Volunteer, School, Teen, Scout, Public, Family,
                        Visitor, and Summer Camp Programs, Exhibits, Signage, etc;
                    (3) Research, Selection, Care, and Handling of Education Animals;
                    (4) Development & Maintenance of Teacher Resources, Biofact
                        Collection and Zoo Library;
                     (5) Public Relations and Education appearances on Television, Radio and
                         in Print Media;
                     (6) Organization and Leadership of Domestic and International Research
                         Travel Programs

01/1990 – 12/1991    TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, Texas
                     College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology
                     Instructor of “Freshman Biology”, 01-05/1991, 09-12/1991

                     College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology
                     Instructor of “Young Scholars Institute”, 06-08/1991
                     Designed and taught a hands-on course to sixth and seventh graders exploring
                     Ecology, Taxonomy, Nature Conservation, and Careers in Science

                     College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
                     Instructor of “Science Education Methods”, 09-12/1990
                     Taught senior year Education students the theory and methods for teaching
                     Science to elementary school students

                     College of Arts and Sciences, Wildlife and Fisheries Department
                     Researcher in Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management, 01-08/1990
                     Conducted research and analysis of the “Effectiveness of Educational Efforts
                     by State Departments of Natural Resources” (Master Thesis)

10/1987 – 12/1989    McLENNAN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, Waco, Texas
                     Reference Department Librarian
                     Assisted researchers, teachers and students in finding/utilizing appropriate
                     reference texts; Researched and recommended acquisitions to the Director

05/1982 – 04/1992    PYTHONS PLUS, Irving/Waco/College Station, Texas
                     Director of Conservation Education and Research
                     Developed and taught programs in Ecology, Zoology and Conservation,
                     Conducted research for Public Perceptions towards Animals,
                     Wrote Reptiles and Amphibians of McLennan and Adjacent Counties

Professional Awards:
1998, Diploma in Business Administration, Ministry of Commerce, Jerusalem, Israel
1995, National Master Teacher Grant, National Aquarium in Boston, USA
1994-5, Advanced Professional Development Grant, New York City Board of Education
1995, “Living in Water” Training Grant, National Science Foundation, USA
1996, Minority Program Development Grant, Wildlife Heritage Trust, USA
1996, Zoofari Scholarship Fund Grant, Carolyn Watson Trust, USA
1993-1997, Seven Domestic & International Research Travel Grants, S. I. Zoo. Society, USA

Workshop Certifications: Experienced Certified Facilitator and Instructor for
     Project WILD, Project Aquatic WILD, Living in Water, Project Learning Tree

Professional Affiliations: AZA Education Committee: Amphibian Taxon Advisory Group,
       Science Council of NYC, NYC Museum Educators Roundtable, Wilderness Education Society,
       and Conservation Education Association

Languages: English – mother-tongue, expert proficiency
     Spanish – elementary         Hebrew – intermediate            German – four years of study
     Greek – two years of study Latin – one year of study          Yiddish – three years of study

				
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