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I am posting my work resume as a teacher/instructor. I have worked for five years as an adjunct professor for CSN in Las Vegas,NV. During that time, I have also taught ESL courses for the City of North Las Vegas and for the Clark County Library District. My current position is for the English Dept. where I instruct World Literature and English Composition. Gerald Ferrara 5320 Red Glory Drive, Las Vegas, NV, 89130 Tel: (702) 656-7709 Email: RedOne5320@aol.com Teaching and other Higher Education Experience 9/02-Present--Adjunct Professor/English Department-Community College Courses taught: Basic Writing; College Composition; American, World Literature surveys; consistently receive outstanding student; peer, chairperson evaluations for teaching 1/03-Present---Administrative Technician, English Writing Laboratory, CSN. Helped students in thesis development and proper structure of their written college assignments. 5/02-5/03--Administrator/Teacher English Mentoring Program, Hospitality Inst. at CSN. Conducted English Development and Comprehension classes. 5/02 8/03--Director, English Mentoring Program for Foreign Exchange Students, CSN. Led field trips to casinos and conducted classes for how to complete job interviews. 5/02-8/03-Instructor: Human Resources Analysis (for international students), CSN. Instructed classes designed to enable students to apply for jobs. Instructed students how to properly dress and answer questions from prospective employers. 9/04-4/06--Instructor, ESL (English as a Second Language): Las Vegas Library District, City of North Las Vegas, NV. Instructed students from foreign countries in basic English grammar and speech. 9/655/66--English Tutor, Fordham University, NYC Marketing and Research Experience 3/025/02---Food Buyer/Auditor Thomas & Mack Center. Established price and inventory control for all warehouse items. 9/00-3/01 -- Bid Controller, A&J Foods, Henderson, NV. Established contract language for bid process of all warehouse items. 11/98-8/00 Food/Beverage Buyer, Desert Inn Hotel/Casino, Las Vegas, NV Purchased all food items, fresh and frozen and all liquor items for this property. Interviewed prospective vendors and their qualifications. 11/97-11/98 Financial Analyst, Food/Beverage Dept., Desert Inn Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV Established financial reports of profitability for all food and beverage outlets. Established estimated attendance for guests during the year. 4/96-11/97 Financial Analyst for Food & Beverage Dept., Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV Established prospective financial goals for all food and beverage outlets. Conducted weekly meetings with all department heads and established profitability goals for their outlets. 9/95-12/95 Purchasing Agent, Saxton Incorporated, Las Vegas, NV. Purchasing agent for all material required in residential home building. 11/94- 5/95 Purchasing Agent, Lewis Homes of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV. Purchasing agent for all material required for residential home builders. 4/94- 10/94 Purchasing Agent, The Schulman Group, Las Vegas, NV. Purchasing agent for all material required for residential homebuilding. 12/91-2/94 Senior Buyer, Clark County, Las Vegas, NV. Purchasing agent for over 200 different commodities. Analyzed contracts and established contractual language for bid procedure. 2/90- 12/91- Senior Buyer, City of Fontana, CA Purchasing agent for all materials required (except food) for over 20 departments in this municipality. Analyzed bids and established award procedures. Professional Achievements (Purchasing Agent/Buyer): ? Increased business w. 40 new customers by contacting, recruiting clientele ? Received Outstanding Employee of the Year Award (1990) City of Fontana, CA ? Recognized by City of New York for outstanding contract negotiations, saving $130,000+ ? Helped my team implement first computerized purchasing system, City of New York; resulted in high efficiency, savings Publications The Tryout in Red Rock Reader, Las Vegas, NV. Pearson, 2005. [English 101 textbook, College of Southern Nevada] Education B.A. English, Fordham University. Fordham and New York State scholarships. Major: English Literature; Minor: Communication Arts. M.Ed., Education and Curriculum. UNLV, (5/06) Additional Courses Completed ? National Institute of Government Purchasing courses for certification. ? National Association Purchasing Manager courses for certification. ? Completed Cost Estimating Construction, UNLV. ? Completed Food & Beverage Cost Control, UNLV. Certifications and Licenses ? C.P.P.B. (Certified Public Purchasing Buyer), 1986 ? C.P.P.O. (Certified Public Purchasing Officer), 1992 ? C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager)-Module 1, 1993 ? C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager)-Module 2, 1994 ? Licensed Substitute Teacher, Clark County School District