I am an enthusiastic Java developer, seeking to enhance my skill set. I recently finished an MSc in Information Technology at Queen Mary, University of London. I received a distinction for coursework and exams, and defended my dissertation on 1 September (final results will be announced in October). I am keen to join a dynamic development team in London.
I can bring to an organisation a unique set of transferable skills. Previous to the MSc IT I obtained a PhD in History/Economic and Social History from the University of Glasgow, and worked as an ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at London Metropolitan University. My experiences in academia cultivated above average writing skills, excellent networking and communications abilities and an aptitude for group facilitation. I am a good team player, yet I am competent to work on my own initiative as I have done as a post-doctoral fellow and post-graduate. Finally, I am eager to meet new challenges and to significantly augment my Java knowledge, and if selected I would bring a strong commitment to a role.
Please see the CV below for further information. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely, Meg Smitley
MEG SMITLEY, PhD
PROFILE MSc in Information Technology (provisional distinction) from University of London Motivated and self-directed team player Experienced group facilitator and team leader Able to deploy skills gained while working in academia to meet new challenges
London Metropolitan University Economic and Social Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow 2003 � 2004 A one-year fellowship aimed at developing my PhD thesis into a published monograph as well as the dissemination of research through conferences and articles. Full-time.
University of Greenwich Lecturer in Popular Memory 2002 � 2003 I co-ordinated this course on heritage and oral history. Part-time.
University of Glasgow Tutor in Modern European History 1998 � 2002 Led up to four seminar groups per semester dealing with the themes of Gender and Race & Ethnicity. Responsible for marking essays, critical feedback at one-to-one meetings and marking final exam scripts. Part-time.
University of Glasgow Tutor in Comparative Economic and Social History 2001 � 2002 Course encompassing Europe, the United States and Japan. Led six seminar groups per semester. Responsible for marking essays, giving critical feedback and basic pastoral care. Part-time.
University of Strathclyde Tutor in Modern British History 2001 � 2002 Led two seminar groups per semester. Responsible for marking essays and class exam and for providing critical feedback. Part-time.
Queen Mary,University of LondonMSc in Information Technology (provisional distinction) (2004-2005) Dissertation project: WAVES: Information Retrieval for Historical Data. J2EE web application to manage database of organisational membership. Leveraged Lucene for advanced searching of text documents. Modules: IT Programming (double module of Java), Advanced Network Programming (J2EE), GUI Design (Java Swing), Systems Analysis and Software Engineering, Database Systems, Computer Structures, Network Communications
University of Glasgow PhD in History and Economic and Social History (1998-2002) Thesis:'Woman's Mission': The Temperance and Women's Suffrage Movements in Scotland, c1870-1914. Completed in 3.5 years as self-funded student working part-time.
Hope College, USA BA cum laude in History (1994-1997) ModulesHistory major and Classics minor with Liberal arts core curriculum.
TRAINING COURSES AND CERTIFICATION
Small Group Facilitation, Teaching and Learning Service, University of Glasgow (1999-2000) Databases for Historians, Institute for Historical Research (2004) Currently preparing for Sun Certified Java Programmer certification exam