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December 9, 2017

Curriculum Vitae Stephen W Browne

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Stephen W. Browne
P.O. Box 111 Milroy, MN 56263
SWaBrow@msn.com
(701) 840-3464

Education

Oklahoma University 2004-2007
Post-graduate study, Journalism and Mass Communication
GPA 3.5
Study on a research assistant fellowship.
Recipient of Laura Hamilton Billingsly Memorial Scholarship 2006-2007.
Recipient of Sooner Heritage Scholarship 2005-2006.
Internship: National Journalism Foundation, Washington, D.C. Aug.-Nov. 2007

Oklahoma University 1991
Master of Arts, Anthropology
Thesis: Ethnicity and Assimilation among Filipino Immigrants in Central Oklahoma.

Experience
• Self-employed writer, columnist present

The Marshall Independent, Marshall, MN 2010 – 2014
• Government reporter covering Lincoln and Yellow Medicine Counties.

Valley City Times-Record, Valley City, ND Feb. 2008-May, 2010
Government reporter
• Covered city and county government, business, police beat, and wrote a weekly opinion-editorial.
• Covered the flood emergency of 2008-2009. Developed sources at the federal (congressional, FEMA,) ND National Guard, city, county, and state levels.
• North Dakota Newspaper Association Better Newspapers Contest: First Place in small newspapers category: Government Reporting; “Residents Raise Concerns.” 2010
• North Dakota Newspaper Association Better Newspapers Contest: Second Place in small newspapers category: Reporting; “Social Interest versus Free Speech.” 2010
• North Dakota Newspaper Association Better Newspapers Contest: First Place in small newspapers category: Personal Column-Serious: “Father’s Day.” 2009
• Full scholarship: Fraser Institute journalism seminar; Economy and Markets 2009

Self-employed, Warsaw , Republic of Poland 1999-2004
Writer, editor, teacher
• Taught English to university students, business and legal professionals.
• Prepared manuscripts for publication in English-language journals.
• English editor, Polish Academy of Science Annual Review.
• Regular contributor to: Okecie the Airport Magazine, The World of English, The Warsaw Insider and others.

Relevant experience
• Prepared Saudi ARAMCO apprentices at the Industrial Training Center in Dahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for technical instruction in English. 1998-1999
• Taught English in Sofia, Bulgaria and Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1996-1997
• Published handbook for English teachers and students in Belgrade and Novosibirsk, Russian Republic.
• Founded the English Department of the College of Exact Sciences (Skola Nauk Scislych,) the first new college-level private school founded in Poland in two centuries. 1993-1995

Civic Participation

• Elected Honorary Member, Yugoslav Movement for the Protection of Human Rights for work with Serbian dissidents 1997
• Founder: Liberty English Camps, an organization that enlists volunteers to teach intensive English lessons at summer camps in several countries. 1997
• Presenter at evening lectures, Barnes County Historical Society Museum.

Special Skills

• Computer skills: Internet research, Word, basic knowledge of InDesign.
• Languages: Polish; good. Spanish; basic.
• Instructor: Wu-Wei Kung Fu, Filipino Martial Arts.

References available on request

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