Resumé -- David Jacobowitz
9 Andrews Avenue, South Burlington
Phone (802) 658-6536
Cell (802) 578-8803
Web page: http//:www.uvm.edu/~djacobow/
Clerk; US Dept of the Census, Bureau of Commerce, late 2008
A short-lived retirement pursuit that was not a good fit.
Researcher/Analyst, 2004 - 2008 (retired at the end of May, 2008)
Statistician Programmer November, 1987-2004
ASEBA, University of Vermont, Department of Psychiatry, Thomas M. Achenbach, Director.
- Devise psychological assessment instruments for children and write software to score and present the results. Conduct associated statistical studies. Design forms and procedures for automated processing. Support users of software. Support computer use within our group. Application programming in Pascal, FoxPro, dBASE, and BASIC, and statistical programming in SAS, SPSS, and other statistical packages.
Computer Analyst Programmer 1985-1987
State of Vermont, Department of Health, Statistics Division
Burlington, VT. Steve Kappel, Supervisor, Mary Ann Freedman, Director
- Direct the data processing of the Hospital Data Council's review of all Vermont hospital budgets. Produce hospital-specific and statewide reports of budgets. Wrote Lotus 123 macros to allow hospitals to submit their budgets on disk. Program the Hospital Utilization database; Design research and fill statistical data requests; produce the Utilization Monograph series. Serve as SPSS-X coordinator on DEC 2040 under TOPS 20. Act as microcomputer specialist; create procedures to pass data between micros and mainframes; programming in PL1022, Lotus 123, SPSS-X and BMDP. Support and train micro computer users.
Research and Statistics Analyst 1984-1985
State of Vermont, Department of Social Welfare, Waterbury, VT, Donna Jenckes, Supervisor
- Create an extract of the ongoing caseload for statistical analysis; design simulations of effects of rule changes and population projections on departmental resource allocation. Programming in Natural against Adabas under CICS (16 months), SPSS-X under CMS (24 months), and FOCUS (4 months) on an IBM 3081. Develop specifications for purchase of microcomputers; configure systems and recommend purchase of hardware and software. Programming in Knowledgeman database manager, BASIC, Lotus 123 and DOS utilities. Train and support other workers on microcomputers using spreadsheets, database managers, word processors, and graphics software and hardware.
Research and Statistics Specialist 1982-1983
Vermont Department of Social Welfare (as above), Gerald Mayer, Supervisor.
- Design, implement and analyze studies of departmental function using SPSS. Provide small database for ad hoc information requests. Facilitate conversion to SPSS-X and advise on acquisition of microcomputers.
Director of Education 1981-1982
The Computer School, Winooski, VT, Gordon Jackson, President.
- Design curriculum and teach courses in microcomputer data processing, word processing, and BASIC programming on TRS-80 microcomputers. Design computer assisted education modules in BASIC.
Instructor and Adjunct Faculty 1979-1983
University of Vermont, Church Street Center, Burlington, VT.
- Teach courses in computer literacy and programming on microcomputers and DEC 2040. Create computer assisted training modules using GNOSIS written in ALGOL.
Lecturer in Statistics 1980
Basic and Applied Social Sciences
Trinity College, Burlington, VT, Barbara Cheng, co-teacher.
- Teach Introductory Statistics and direct student projects.
Adjunct Faculty 1980
Department of Psychology, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT.
- Teach courses in Social Psychology and Adolescent Psychology and supervise student research.
Lecturer in Psychology 1972-1979
Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT., Richard Musty, Chairman
- Teach courses in Psycholinguistics, developmental, systematic, child, memory, consciousness and introductory psychology. Program in FORTRAN (12 months on DEC 2040) and in SPSS (6 months).
Research Consultant 1975-1976
Vermont Child Development Project, Jon Rolf, Director.
- Provide FORTRAN programming (6 months) for factor analysis project.
Other programming experience: BASIC programming on Commodore 64 at home. Short courses with children on word processing and LOGO at The SchoolHouse. In service training for teachers and staff on computer concepts at The School House.
Work toward Ph.D. 1967-1970
Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Developmental Psychology and Psycholinguistics
M.A. in Psychology 1967
Hollins College, Roanoke, VA. Experimental Psychology
A.B. in Government 1965
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. College Newspaper, Community Council.
Course work in Statistics and Computer Programming
PSYC 380, Structural Equation Modeling (Howell), Spring, 1995
STAT 223, Applied Multivariate Analyses (Mickey), Fall, 1990, UVM
CS 12, Computer Programming, Spring, 1989, UVM
North Carolina State University 1971-1972 Psychology.
North Carolina Central University 1971 Psychology.
University of North Carolina, 1967-1969 Teaching Assistant
South Burlington Recreation Path Committee: 2004 to present, Chair since 2009.
Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition: 1999 to present, Treasurer through 2003. Secretary December 2003 -2005?.
Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports: Councior, August, 1996 to November, 2003; Treasurer, April, 1997 to 1999.
Winooski Valley Park District: Representative from Winooski and chairperson (one year): (1978 - 1986).
Green Mountain Athletic Association: Past President and newsletter editor.
Green Mountain Bicycle Club: Longtime member and former newsletter editor. Current manager of GMBC-L, discussion list.
Date of Birth: June 13, 1942
Place of Birth: Jersey City, N.J.
Home Address: 9 Andrews Avenue, South Burlington, VT 05403-7811. Phone (802) 658-6536
Course: Myths and Legends of the Trojan War, Robert Rodgers, Fall, 2001, UVM
Short Course: Trees of Vermont, Fall, 2000, UVM
Short Course: Blues (with Clyde Stats), Fall, 1997, UVM
Course: The Novels of Vladimir Nabokov (with Kevin McKenna), Fall, 1999, UVM
Course: World Music (with Tom Toner), Spring, 1996, UVM
Course: Yiddish (with Henia Levin), Spring, 1995, UVM
Memberships: GMAA, Green Mountain Bicycle Club, Burlington Rowing Club
Runner, race director, finish line timing and scoring for Vermont City Marathon and Burlington Triathlon, bicycle commute and tour, volleyball player, rower (scull on water and ergometer).
From 1995 to 1999 I participated in the World Indoor Rowing Championships (CRASH-B Sprints).
Volunteer basketball and baseball coach, South Burlington youth leagues, fund raising for The International Experience
Married to Linda J. Rodd, Ph.D. Two children: Eli Snow Rodd Jacobowitz (b.1977) and Saul Abraham Rodd Jacobowitz (b.1980).