Mark Klingman    307 Park Avenue, Hopewell, VA 23860     (804) 490-2835


Professional Profile

Self-taught computer problem-solver and teacher with international and multi-language background.  Experienced in such contexts as scientific research, traditional office settings, and various types of field work.


Key Software Skills

  • Information capture and tracking
  • LAMP architecture (Linux/Apache/PHP/MySQL)
  • Wiki software (MediaWiki, Instiki)
  • Moodle and Wordpress (run with 1-5 users)
  • File management and productivity using scripts and macros
  • HTML and CSS using both text editors and WYSIWYG editors (Dreamweaver, Composer).
  • Scraping data, creating RSS feeds, and personalizing web-based content
  • Visual Basic, Ruby, Python
  • Typing speed: 45+ wpm (Dvorak keyboard)

Education, Honors, and Certifications

                B.S. Physics with honors, magna cum laude

                College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 1998

                       Physics Internship at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport

                          News, Virginia, 1996

                       Exeter Scholar (exchange scholarship for junior year abroad at University of

                          Exeter, UK), 1996-1997

                HSK (Chinese Level Test), grade of “intermediate, summer 2004


Employment History

Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia                                                       2004 – present

Teacher and Trainer                                                                         (2007-2009)

Plan and teach lessons for VSU Mobile Computer Lab. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes in basic computer skills and website development. Have overseen growth of program to 7 counties in southern Virginia.

Small Farm / Mediation Assistant                                                         (2005-2007)

Provided clerical support for federal Small Farm and USDA Mediation Programs administered through VSU Cooperative ExtensionArranged conferences, kept databases of and performed mass mailings to program participants.  Trained staff members in efficient use of computer software, thereby increasing office efficiency. 

Assistant to Financial Manager                                                            (2004-2005)

Supported Financial Manager through bookkeeping, accounting-related, and data entry duties for financial records. Monitored delivery and receipt of goods and services. Maintained records of state vehicles, office equipment, and ledger files for state/federal accounts.

Zhongyuan Institute of Technology, Zhengzhou, China                                            2002 – 2004

English Teacher

Taught first and second year College English classes. Prepared daily lesson plans and materials for reaching objectives. Gauged student progress through daily assignments, homework, and tests; met with students outside class and at monthly English Corner; used innovative strategies for learning in class, such as video and field trips.

Ecolab Inc, Washington, DC                                                                            20012002

Territory Manager

As a sales and service representative for international cleaning-products company, made daily visits to customers for inspection and sales. Fixed relevant dispensers, monitors, and heavy equipment. Generated new prospects in district.  Gave safety demonstrations (in English and Spanish) to restaurant and hotel staff.

Instituto Bilingüe La Palabra de Vida, Belén, Costa Rica                                        1999 – 2001

Science Teacher

Prepared educational objectives for 7th grade science and 10th grade math/science courses (in English and Spanish).

Prepared daily lesson plans and materials for reaching objectives. Gauged student progress through homework and tests.

Greensville County School System, Emporia, Virginia                                            1998 – 1999

Computer Technician

Responsible for maintaining, repairing, and upgrading computer systems for 5 schools in the Greensville County/Emporia area. Made daily trips to check system status and/or install new software and hardware. Trained teachers and students on use of new programs and equipment.