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Professional Leadership l990 – 2020


U.S. College Admissions, Shenzen, Beijing, Shanghai, 2019

China Book Tour: The Chinese Guide to American Universities: Shanghai, Beijing, Ningbo, Guizhou province, May, 2014.

Chinese (mainland) High School students , Chinatown, Boston: U.S. College Admissions vs. University Admissions Worldwide, New Year of the Horse

International School of Paris: What’s New in U.S. College Admissions? Paris, France, May, 2012

CIS, Lisbon, Portugal, College Culture: Beyond ranking and majors in college selection process, November, 2011

College Bd, Forum, NYC, College Culture: Beyond ranking and majors in college selection process, Oct., 2011

China Institute, Corporate Lecture, The Education Industry: China, New York City, January, 2011

College Bd. Forum, DC, Chinese-US college admissions, 2010

CIS, Monaco, US Colleges Impacted by Chinese English-Language Revolution, November, 2010

NACAC, Baltimore, The Chinese are Coming! Problems and Solutions for validating and evaluating mainland college applications, 2009

IELTS International Education Summit, Beijing, China, Presenter, College Admissions Trends in the USA, 2009.

ECIS: Nice, France, 2008, Digging for the Campus Cultures, How to Research
“What’s Out There in American Colleges.”

Beijing International School, China, “College Advice USA,” March, 2008

Western Academy, Beijing, China, “College Advice USA,” March, 2008

Memorial Sloan Kettering Doctors’ Association, NYC, “A Global Look at College Admissions Today,” January, 2008

ECIS: Madrid, Spain, 2007, “How to Get into Colleges & Universities in the USA.”

NACAC: Austin, TX, 2007, “Calling all Wannabee Authors: How to Publish College Admissions Books and Professional Articles.”

Paris International School, France, “Eight First Choices,” March 2007, 2006.

College Board National Forum: NYC, 2005
“Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is: International Students On Campus.”

College Board National Forum: Chicago, 2003
“Yes but, is it fair? College Admissions Today.”

ECIS: Berlin, 2002
“The Globalization of the College Selection Process”

Mediterranean Association of Independent Schools, Madrid, Spain, 2000
“Researching the Colleges and Universities of the U.S.,” U.S. Dept. of State

College Board National Forum: Orlando, FL, l999,
“College Admissions is Big Business in America.”

NACAC: Indianapolis, IN, l998,
“Early, Regular, and Late: College Admissions is Three Different Ballgames.”

NACAC: Minneapolis, MN, l996, U.S. News & World Report,
“Rating the Colleges: What’s the Harm?”

Publications: Books:

Who is this Kid? Colleges Want to Know! Writing Exercises for Winning Applications, 2020 Edition

8 First Choices: An Expert’s Strategies for Getting Into College, Third Edition, SuperCollege, 2017

The Chinese Guide to American Universities, Wenhui Publishers, Shanghai, 2014

The Korean Guide to American Universities, Korean language, November, 2013, Hyungseul Publishing, Seoul, ROK

The Guide to College Cultures: What’s My Match? in press, 2012

The Vietnamese Guide to American Colleges, Vietnam, in press, 2011

The Chinese Guide to American Colleges, Dogwood Publishing, March, 2010

The Indian Guide to American Colleges, Hay House, January, 2010

8 First Choices: An Expert’s Strategies for Getting Into College, SuperCollege,’09

Winning the Heart of the College Admissions Dean, 2001, 2005, Ten Speed Forty nonfiction books to include: Paris by Pastry, The Bible Express, NYC’s Celebrity Chefs, and more.

Journal Articles:

“U.S. College Scandal,” Hardwick Gazette, May, 2019.

“China’s U.S. College Market,” Hardwick Gazette, July, 2019.

“First Down to Stealing Home,” Connections, Spring, 2000.

“SATs Don’t Get You In,” Education Week, May 27, l998.

“Strategies for Getting Into College,” U.S. News & World Report, September 1, ’97.

College Columns:

“College Corner,” Hardwick Gazette, Vermont

“College Advice USA,” China Daily’s youth edition, 21st Century, Beijing

“American College Series,” Shenzhen Daily, China


China: Study Abroad expert, sina.com.cn

Advisory Groups:

U.S. News & World Report School Counselor Advisory Group, 1995 – 2002

The College Board Review, editorial board, 2000 – 2005

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)  2012 – 2018