Academic Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2007    Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Master of Arts, Theology
Joint degree program with Saints Cyril & Methodius Seminary concentration in Scripture.
1994    Point Park College, Pittsburgh, PA
B.S., Electrical Engineering Technology
1984    Cleveland Institute of Electronics, Cleveland, OH
Diploma in Broadcast Electronics
2006    Metropolitan Cantors Institute Pittsburgh, PA
Diploma in Church Music
1981-1983    SS Cyril & Methodius Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA
College Seminarian, Eparchy of Passaic

Certifications

2012    April - MCP 70-270 Microsoft Certified Professional Configuring Windows XP Professional
2012    March- JNCIS-SEC Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist Security (SRX Firewalls)
2011    June - Juniper J-NET support forums - Distinguished Expert
2011    January - Juniper J-NET support forums - Trusted Expert
2010    JNCIS-SSL  Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist SSL-VPN
2010     September first "Member Spotlight" Juniper J-NET support forums
2010    MCTS Windows 7 - Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Configuring Windows 7
2010    Juniper J-NET support forums - Recognized Expert
2010    JNCIS-FWV Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist Advanced Firewalls
2010     MCP 70-290 Microsoft Certified Professional Managing Server 2003
2010    JNCIA-EX Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate Enterprise Switching
2009    JNCIA-ER Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate Enterprise Routing

Seminars

2009   Juniper Networks JUNOS Switching Bootcamp
One-day seminar
2008    Juniper Networks JUNOS Bootcamp
Two—day seminar
2007    3Com NBX IP Telephony Installation & Configuration
Five—day seminar
1995    Novell NetWare Administration 520
Novell four—day seminar
1994    Managing Appleshare Servers and Backups
Network Solutions—four-day seminar
1984 - 1986    Advanced Cantors Institute
Two academic years, weekly sessions under Jerry Jumba & Fr. Alexis Mihalik

Memberships

2007 North American Patristic Society

2008 International Organization for Septuagint & Cognate Studies

PRESENTATIONS

Pentecost Celebration
Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Mckees Rocks
May 31, 2009
Presentation: “The Life in the Spirit in Paul”

Pentecost Celebration
Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Mckees Rocks
May 27, 2007
Presentation: “We have seen the true light”

Integrative Seminar on the Holy Spirit
SS Cyril & Methodius Seminary
October 22, 2007
Presentation: Pascha to Pentecost: The promise & Arrival of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost Celebration
Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Mckees Rocks
June 4, 2006
Presentation: “O Heavenly King”

12th Annual Graduate Student Conference, The perceptions and Politics of social Justice
February 17-18, 2006
Presentation:  John Chrysostom, A model leader for Almsgiving

Pentecost Celebration
Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Mckees Rocks
May 15, 2005
Presentation: Holy Week & Pentecost

Pentecost Celebration
Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Mckees Rocks
May 30, 2004
Presentation: Living traditions

Pentecost Celebration
Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Mckees Rocks
June 8, 2003
Presentation: Ruthenian Pentecost Traditions

Byzantine Spirituality Conference
Office of Religious Education, Pittsburgh Metropolia
October 10, 1998
Presentation: History of the Ruthenian Union

Byzantine Spirituality Conference
Office of Religious Education, Pittsburgh Metropolia
October 9, 1993
Joint presentation with Fr. John Kudrik
Byzantine Identity

CLASSES TAUGHT

2012 - Open Courseware: OJRE - Introduction to Junos Enterprise Routing & Switching

2012 - Open Courseware: CJFV - Configuring Juniper ScreenOS Firewall / VPN

2010 & 2011 Metropolitan Cantor Institute

Reader Training 6 week course
Developed and taught with Chris Single a six week program for liturgical readers. We cover scripture, liturgy and history in the lectures. With practicum on the chant system for readings, prokiemenon and alleluia verses and psalm tones.

The Year of St. Paul
Spring 2009 Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Mckees Rocks, PA
Fall 2008 Church of the Resurrection, Monroeville, PA


History & Faith Tradition of Eastern Christianity
Semester Undergraduate
Summer 2008 On-line Manor College, Philadelphia, PA


Introduction to Church Fathers
Great Fast 2004 Holy Ghost Church, Mckees Rocks, PA

New Testament Lectionary in the Great Fast
Great Fast 2003 Holy Ghost Church, Mckees Rocks, PA

Prophecies of Christ
Phillipian Fast 2002 Holy Ghost Church, Mckees Rocks, PA

Journey to Pascha
Great Fast 2002 Holy Ghost Church, Mckees Rocks, PA

The Mystery Celebrated
Great Fast 2001 Holy Ghost, Mckees Rocks, PA
Great Fast 1997 Clairton, PA

Old Testament a Byzantine Perspective
Great Fast 2000 Holy Ghost Church, Mckees Rocks, PA
Great Fast 1999 St. John's Cathedral Munhall, PA

To the Ends of the Earth
(Introduction to Church History)
Great Fast 1998 SS Cyril & Methodius Seminary, Pittsburgh

PUBLICATIONS

Contributing Editor:
Christ is Born: a journey of expectation, preparation and fullfillment. Pittsburgh: Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, 2005.
Journey through the Great Fast. Pittsburgh: Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, 2001.
Internet:
http://puluka.com

SERVICE

Open Courseware Site: http://puluka.com/classes
Open Courseware  is an academic movement to make learning more accessible and place courses into the public domain to increase knowledge.  The idea is not for credit purposes but just a sharing of knowledge.

Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Mckees Rocks, PA
Religious Education Coordinator
Pastoral Council ex-officio member
2004 – present

Catechist
1996-2004

Cantor & Lector
9/83-present
(Primary since 2000)
Mentor-John Skreptach

Office of Religious Eduction, Metropolia of Pittsburgh
Spirituality Conference Organizing committee
1993-1995

WORK HISTORY

2008 –    Liberty Dialysis, Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Network Administrator

  • Firewall and VPN network maintenance, troubleshooting and installation
  • Server farm maintenance, troubleshooting and installation
  • Technical project management and systems design
  • Second level support

2006 – 2008    Phoenix Business Technologies Group, Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Network Engineer

  • IT service company managing multiple client company systems
  • Manage programming department
  • Server systems maintenance, troubleshooting and installation
  • Firewall and VPN network maintenance, troubleshooting and installation
  • Second level technical support

2005 – 2006    University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA
Systems Programmer

  • Manage web server and site for the school
  • Maintained support for web applications and databases.
  • Create new web applications for academic needs
  • Technology planning for the overall school needs

2001 – 2004    Exhibitgroup/Giltspur, Pittsburgh, PA
Web Specialist

  • Managed four web applications and two marketing web sites.
  • Coordinated programming and hosting contracts with five providers.
  • Coordinated needs analysis on web projects.
  • Maintained support for web applications and databases.
  • Training and support on GBMS workflow system rollout.
  • Technical Lead on Macintosh OSX rollout and Macintosh support.
  • Technical lead on office relocation in 2004.


1999 – 2001    Elan Communications, Pittsburgh, PA
(Division of Exhibitgroup/Giltspur-closed in 2001, transferred to parent company)
Technology Director

  • Created and implemented annual technology plan.
  • Managed web programmer and multi-media project manager
  • Evaluated and implemented trade show booth interactive technology for client projects.
  • Managed web and multi-media projects and servers.
  • Provided computer training for office applications and remote access systems
  • Implemented technology project bidding system.
  • Managed leasehold improvements, computer systems and budgets.
  • Evaluated and selected technology systems.
  • Expanded backup and disaster recovery system to include workstations
  • Technical lead on office relocation (In 2000 and again in 2001).


1989 – 1999    Ketchum Advertising, Pittsburgh, PA
Technology Director

  • Created and implemented annual technology plan.
  • Managed LAN manager and AV center
  • Evaluated new technology and provided computer training on Microsoft office products.
  • Reduced annual lease expense by $48,000 during a company downsizing.  I reopened our largest lease.  We returned and sold unneeded equipment to reduce the debt.  We then extend the term 12 months to further reduce the monthly payments.
  • Team lead in changing in production from Donavan to Datatek and accounting from Ross to Computron.