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Vera Blake

8717 Beattie Road, RR1
Straffordville, Ontario N0J 1Y0

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Employment

2010-present

Moody Theological Seminary-Michigan

Plymouth, MI

Teaching/Research Assistant - Koiné Greek

  • Taught techniques for library, online and programmatic research

2006-2010

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Computing & Information Technology

2007-2009

Michigan Theological Seminary

Plymouth, MI

Teaching/Research Assistant - Koiné Greek

  • Tutored students in translation philosophy, grammar, sentence diagramming, non-English language nuances, etc.
  • Provided some tutoring in Biblical Hebrew

2005-2006

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Computing & Information Technology - Quality Assurance Analyst

  • Designed test procedures for the University's Banner Finance module using Compuware QA applications

2001-2005

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Computing & Information Technology - Blackboard System Engineer

  • System Administrator for Blackboard Learning System
  • Subject Matter Expert for move of data services to SAN
  • Designed method for combining coursesites for instructors who taught multiple sections
  • Processed daily data input polled from University Banner system

2000-2001

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Computing & Information Technology - Help Desk Supervisor

  • Supervised University IT Help Desk student assistant staff of twelve serving the wider campus community including students, faculty, staff, Board of Governors and the President's office

2000-2003

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

UGE1000 - Part-time Faculty

  • Taught undergraduate general education course for three half-semesters, with approximately 15-20 students per class

1998-2000

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions - Informatics Support

  • Lead: Information Technology and Informatics
  • Managed staff of two support technicians

1997-1998

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

University Development - Applications Specialist

  • Prepared reports from ADIS database using focexecs

1996-1997

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

College of Engineering - PC Support Specialist

  • Supervised computer center, including lab scheduling and access

1995-1996

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

College of Engineering - Database Administrator - Dean's Office

  • Developed and maintained Student Information, PASS, and other ad hoc databases programs: Borland Paradox

1994

Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program

Detroit, MI

Computer Concepts - Instructor

  • Taught use of IBM compatible computers using DOS and the C programming language

1993-1995

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

College of Engineering - General Information Technology Support

  • Administered UNIX subnetwork in Dean's business office
  • Provided support and training to peers, business office and other college personnel

1977-1992

Early Employment

various

Positions held earlier in my career

  • 1992 - Re-Solutions, Inc. - Personal Computing Systems Solutions (Self-employed) - St. Clair Shores, MI
  • 1991-1992 - Inacomp Computer Center - Systems Support and Design - Sterling Heights, MI
  • 1989-1991 - Maloof Manufacturing Jewelers - Point-of-Sale Systems Support - St. Clair Shores, MI
  • 1988-1989 - Great Lakes Office Equipment - Service Manager - Alpena, MI
  • 1981-1988 - Merchants Cash Register - Systems Integrator - Detroit, MI
  • 1977-1981 - Northern Business Supply - Business Operations Support - Detroit, MI

Volunteerism

1992-present

Barnabas Christian Camp

Straffordville, ON

Director

1999-present

Barnabas First Nations Ministry

Esgenoôpetitj, NB

Bible Camper

  • Home visitation: summer (team) and winter (personal) ministry trips

2003-present

Birmingham Power Squadron

Birmingham, MI

Chaplain

2009-present

Windsor Power and Sail Squadron

Windsor, ON

General Member

2007-present

United States Power Squadrons® District 9

MI

Editor, Interlaker®

1993-1999

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Student (above and beyond coursework - non-graded assistance)

  • Taught Computational Methods solutions to fellow students

1980-1987

Detroit Aero-Modelers

Detroit, MI

Test Pilot / Instructor

  • Test flew club-mates' crafts upon completion of new construction or after repairs

Education

2008

Michigan Theological Seminary

Plymouth, MI

Master of Theological Studies, New Testament

  • Emphasis on original languages: Biblical Hebrew and Greek, with Ugaritic study included

1999

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society - Michigan Epsilon)

1985-1986

Oakland Community College

Farmington Hills, MI

Computer Science

  • C, UNIX, Assembler (IBM 360), Pascal, Data Structures