Matthew J. McDermott
524 North 7th Street
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
(678) 800-5139


Bachelor of General Studies - Indiana University
-- Major Concentration - Arts and Humanities
-- Minor in Sociology
-- 3.04 Program G.P.A.
-- Nominiation for the Inidiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) English Department's English Literature Award.

Associate in Science, Summa cum Laude
Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana

Michigan State University Supported Employment Project
Employment Training Specialist Certificate

Graduate level study in:
-- Italian Renaissance art at SACI in Florence, Italy
-- Adult Education at Western Kentucky University

Education and Training - detailed information

Work Experience

West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Assessment Center
Workforce Development
Emerging Technologies Building, Room 133
4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
November 2012 to present
In the position of Proctor, check in and check out candidates for a wide variety of testing / assessments, and proctor those various tests / assessments.

West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Adult Education Services
Skills Enhancement Center
Anderson Technical Building, Room 111
4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
September 2, 2008 to October 2012
In the position of Adult Education Specialist / Instructor, taught English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, GED preparation classes, and algebra to college and prospective college students in preparation to take the mathematics section of the COMPASS college placement test. Also provided tutoring in ESL, GED preparation, and algebra for the COMPASS test. GED prepararation included teaching in the areas of reading, writing, science, social studies, and mathematics.

Information / Education Consulting and Professional Services (self-employed)
Primary client: Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
(Contact: Professor Anne Norcross, Coordinator of Visual Imagery)
17 Fountain Street NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
616-451-2787 extension 1174, 616-451-9867, 800-676-2787
September 2006 to May 2008
Assisted Kendall College of Art and Design with putting in place a digital image database (MDID), assisted Kendall with maintaining the database, provided training to the faculty on using the database, and consulted with faculty on various aspects of information and image related technologies.

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Department of Computer and Information Science
723 W. Michigan Street SL 280
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5132
(317) 274-9727
January 2002 to May 2006
Teaching Assistant, Laboratory Assistant, and Grader
-- 2005-2006 Howard G. Schaller Excellence in Teaching Adults Award

Aspen Systems Corporation
5101 Decatur Boulevard, Suite A
Indianapolis, Indiana 46241
(317) 472-2300
August 12, 2002 to January 6, 2006
In the positions of Information Specialist/Content Specialist, maintained database, which provided U.S. government information to the public via the Internet, and also authored e-mail responses to frequently asked questions posed to the U.S. government's executive branch. Managed e-mail response library for use by tier one employees in replying to e-mails from the public sent to the U.S. government's executive branch general mailbox. Position required frequent contact with numerous federal government agencies and offices, to include the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Defense, Congress of the United States, and the White House Clerk's Office. As part of the management team, participated in training and managing tier one employees. Received Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for work on this Federal contract. Began with the company as a call center Consumer Counselor on the company's Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Identity Theft Project. (Company acquired by Lockheed Martin on January 26, 2006.)

Relevant Past Experience

Rensselaer Central School Corporation
605 Grove Street
Rensselaer, Indiana 47978
(219) 866-7822
August 23, 2000 to June 1, 2001
In the position of Educational Sign Language Interpreter, duties primarily included tutoring and interpreting in Pidgin Signed English for a Deaf middle school student, grade 6, and occasionally teaching reading and language arts (English) to special education track students.

Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (GLASS)
2300 Cason Street
Lafayette, Indiana, 47904
(765) 771-6006
April 2, 1990 to December 31, 1994
Worked as a Sign Language Interpreter/Transliterator in local schools.

Wabash Center, Inc.
2000 Greenbush Street
Lafayette, Indiana 47904
(765) 423-5531
1989 to 1990
As an Employment Training Specialist, performed job development, candidate screening, placement, employment training, behavior tracking and modification, task analyses, job analyses, and work site analyses. Also, designed, via word processing, the majority of forms required to perform the above functions.

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
(317) 276-2000
1981 to 1987
Employed as an Assistant Technician, worked in the Process Research and Development Department as the batch computer technician assisting in the design of chemical process control systems and putting into operation these cutting edge CAM process control systems in the research and development organic chemical process environment.


United States Army Reserve, 1978 to 1979
United States Army, 1979 to 1981
United States Army Reserve, 1981 to 1998
Over this twenty year period, served first as an Armor Crewman, then reclassified to Indirect Fire Infantry. Highest rank: Staff Sergeant (E-6); highest position: Drill Sergeant. Decorated by the Secretary of the Army during the Persian Gulf War for "Meritorious Service."


Lafayette Adult Reading Academy
1100 Elizabeth St., Suite 3
Lafayette, Indiana 47904
(765) 476-2920
Summer 1997 to Summer 2000
As a Volunteer Tutor, assisted learners with their GED preparation, and tutored learners and taught small groups English as a Second Language (ESL).

Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy
645 Logan St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Fall 2006 to Spring 2007
As a Volunteer, assisted the teacher in a third grade classroom two hours per week.

Lower Town Renaissance Association
Lower Town Historic Arts District
Paducah, Kentucky
2010 Vice President
2011 President
2012 Member in Good Standing/Board Member