Last modified: 11 July 2000
Brian R. Speer, email@example.com
West Coast & Little Chicago Pizza, Berkeley, California (1 yr, 1998-1999).
Manager: customer service, food preparation, stocks managment.
U.C.Berkeley Herbarium Employee (3 mos, summer 1994).
Annotation and filing of hepatic material, integration of three major university collections, transfer and re-integration of collection and library.
Herbarium Manager at Harding University (2 yrs, 1990-1992).
Specimen collection and preparation, identification and processing of backlog material, curation of material.
TV-19 News, Searcy, Arkansas (1 yr, 1992).
Camera operator, sound board, promotionals, video feed.
Systems Management (1996) - One semester work assembling and maintaining a Macintosh computer lab for UC Berkeley's Integrative Biology department. Included 8 Mac 6100s (PC card), 8 Performas, 2 Mac 7100s, and two printers, all connected to a network.
My preference is for Macintosh, but I have used PCs (DOS, Windows) and SUN workstations (UNIX / Solaris).
Lecturer for Dominican College Biology 1A (1 term, 1998).
Course instruction in the nature of life; plant morphology, growth, and diversity; fungi, algae, and bacteria; plant reproduction; and the importance of plants. Laboratory instruction - development of two lab activities for each week to supplement lecture material.
Graduate Instructor for U.C.Berkeley Biology 1B (5 terms, 1994-95, 1996, 1997-98).
Laboratory instruction - evolution, ecology, botany. Discussion sessions - short lectures to supplement course material, small-group discussion, field trips. Research seminar and web projects.
Graduate Instructor for U.C.Berkeley IB181 : Paleobotany (1 term, 1995).
Laboratory development for new course, instruction and preparation, grading, short field trips. Course instruction - lectures on systematics, bryophytes, early land plants.
Graduate Instructor for U.C.Berkeley Systematics of Vascular Plants (1 term, 1994).
Course instruction - lectures on reproduction, ferns, monocots. Laboratory instruction and preparation - collection and planning of display materials with accompanying text, worksheets and handouts, grading.
Teaching Assistant for Duke General Biology 21 & 22 (3 terms, 1992-93).
Laboratory instruction and demonstration, grading of tests and lab reports. Study session directing - cell biology, animal and plant diversity, ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology.
Instructor for "Bible in English" course in Szolnok and Miskolc, Hungary
(2 mos, 1992).
Lecture and small-group instruction on English vocabulary and pronunciation, instruction at beginning and intermediate levels.
Laboratory Assistant for Harding Botany (5 terms, 1990-92). Laboratory instruction - plant morphology, life cycles, diversity, physiology. Grading, laboratory exercise design and preparation, materials ordering and inventory, author of Lab Manual. Preparation of hallway displays.
Jepson Herbarium Short Course in Botany (1996)
Weekend course in plant reproductive biology for non-specialists. Topics included: life cycles, pollination, dispersal, and reproductive strategies.
Jepson Herbarium Weekend Workshop on Bryophytes (1995)
Laboratory instruction and assistance with sectioning and slide mounting techniques, identification, and morphology. Field instruction in identification.
Advisor to San Francisco Unified School District (1995)
Designing and implementing exercises to bring plant biology into the high school classroom. Instructional workshop.
"Phylogeny of the Marchantiopsida"
Morphological analysis and phylogenetic reconstruction of the complex-thalloid liverworts.
"Bryophyte Flora of Raven Rock State Park, North Carolina"
Location and collection of bryophytes from the park, vouchers deposited at DUKE. Vascular plant and fungal collections also made.
Independent research project: "Pteridophyte Flora of White County, Arkansas"
Location of populations of rare or unrecorded species, habitat determinations, resulting in addition of 13 new species to county flora.
Arkansas floristic research (1 yr).
Location of new county records for northeastern Arkansas, vouchers collected and deposited in Harding herbarium, UALR, and UARK.
Polish Heraldic Style (Heraldic Symposium 2000, Houston, Texas)
Hungarian Personal Names of the 16th Century (KWHS Proc. 1997)
Systematics of Targionia and the Marchantiales (AIBS 1996)
Presentation of preliminary finding of dissertation research. see: American Journal of Botany 83 (6 Suppl.):19-20.
Internet Resources for Bryologists and Lichenologists (AIBS 1996)
Demonstration workshop of the new ABLS homepage.
A Photographic Atlas for the Botany Laboratory, 2nd ed. - contributions, advice, and corrections (1995).
Advisor to Mr. Don Crank for production of photographic book of Arkansas ferns (1992).
Petit Jean - Index Editor (1989-90).
The Katherine Wheel - Editor, quarterly newsletter (1996-1998).
The Grapevine - Layout and Copy Editor, monthly newsletter (1986-88).
Oakland Wildflower Show - volunteer "expert" 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997.
Worker for The Crew, volunteer community service organization (2 yrs).
KHCA Radio - fill-in news announcer (1 yr; Searcy, AR).
Co-producer for HPL (6 yrs).
Several short televideo programs. Teleplay writer/editor, prop construction, videotape editing, sound mixing, and performance. Projects include: humorous short skits, commercials, information programs, and Richard II.
Contest Coordinator for North Garland Math and Science Competition (2 yrs).
Test co-writer for math and science tests, overall coordinator in charge of the "Super Quiz" final round of competition.