Summary of expertise
Holds PhD in American Studies from the University of Buffalo, a Masters in Interdisciplinary
Studies from University of New York at Brockport, and a BA in English Literature.
Highly trained researcher in the humanities and social sciences specializing in contentious / controversial post-Cold War era political cultures, events, circumstances and individuals within the United States; domestic intelligence and counterintelligence operations; research methodologies in 'troubled' fields.
Has conducted and continues to conduct extensive investigatory, academic, journalistic and ethnographic research using multiple, interdisciplinary methods about a wide range of historical and contemporary topics including controversial events, protest cultures, bank robberies, bombings, and mass shootings.
Designed and taught a variety of college courses including (but not limited to) Surveillance Society; U.S. History (Cold War Era); History of U.S. Prison System; Criminals and Crime in U.S. History and Lore; and Research Based Writing.
Professional Experience (includes): researcher and investigator for a criminal defense attorney; private investigator within the construction industry; compliance monitor; senior research analyst at research group; market researcher and analyst; researcher, writer and producer for film production company; and ghostwriter.
Has extensive experience writing a wide variety of documents, including (but not limited to) Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests; affidavits; investigatory reports; actionable intelligence assessment reports; individual and business profiling reports; field notes; academic papers; literature reviews; biographies of varying length comprehensive multi-sourced timelines and topical bibliographies.
Highly Self-Motivated ●
Independent Worker ●
Extensive Background and Training in Real World Research Methods within Troubled or Contentious Fields ●
Attention To Detail and Factual Accuracy ●
Critical Thinker ●
Innate Curiosity and Questioning Nature ●
Multi-Tasking and Prioritization ●
Strong Written and Verbal Communication Skills ●
Access to Journalistic, Academic, Legal and Public Record Databases (Lexis Nexis, etc.,) ●
Ability to Generate, Develop, Review and Analyze Large Amounts of Complex Multiple Human and Paper Sources ●
Maintain Client and Source Confidentiality ●
Flexible Work Hours ●
Negotiable Fees and Compensation Rates ●
Willing To Travel ●