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David R. Sirota, Ph. D.


Experience in Post-Secondary Education: Consultant/ Executive/ Manager

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EDUCATED CHOICES LLC, Upper Montclair, NJ April 1992-Present

  • Educated Choices LLC is an Education Credential Evaluation Service as filed with the New Jersey Department of Education
  • Educated Choices LLC's educational and professional employment experience evaluations are accepted by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service and U.S. educational institutions
  • Consultant to individuals, attorneys, colleges, universities and corporations in foreign education credential evaluation, post-secondary education alternatives, and career assessment

VICE PRESIDENT OF MERCY COLLEGE, Dobbs Ferry, NY, 1992-1993

  • Organized and supervised school merger. Led the team which prepared the acquisition of New York's largest private accredited post-secondary career school, by Mercy College, a four year regionally accredited liberal arts institution. This unique undertaking required a thorough and working knowledge of academic credit, work and training experience value and the translation of non-degree vocational school clock hour training to academic credit.

VICE PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER, CENTER FOR THE MEDIA ARTS, NY, NY, 1983-1992

  • Managed 160 staff and administration. As the senior and founding vice president developed policy and procedures for Registrar, Admissions, Student Counseling and five academic divisions.
  • Established academic credit acceptance, joint degree and articulation agreement relationships with major universities such as New York University and the New School For Social Research.
  • Responsible for institutional adherence to all state and federal law and regulations.

AREA DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, NY, NY, 1982-1983

  • Managed budget and personnel
  • Developed and evaluated curriculum

 


Experience: Academic Guidance and Teaching

FACULTY ADVISOR FOR FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT AND LIFE EXPERIENCE EVALUATION, UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE, University Without Walls, Gallatin Division, New York University, 1977-1989

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, 1982-1983

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, 1977-1982

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATION ARTS, DAVIS AND ELKINS COLLEGE, Elkins, West Virginia, 1976-1977

CLASSROOM TEACHER, GRADES 5-7, Paterson, New Jersey Public School System, 1970-1973


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC
  • Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Chicago, Illinois

EDUCATION

  • Ph. D. , The Ohio State University, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Communication, 1976
  • MS, Communication, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1972
  • BA, University of Miami, School of Arts and Sciences, Communication, 1970

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