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Steve Posner

Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Writing

Contact Information
E-mail: posner@usc.edu
Office: JEF 225B

LINKS
•> research, USC Center for Scholarly Technology
•> creator, USC Online Writing Center
•> author, "Israel Undercover"
•> author, "Spiritual Delights & Delusions"
 

Education

M.A. Ed.M., Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, 2002
M.P.W. Master of Professional Writing, University of Southern California, 1984
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Teaching Faculty, University of Southern California, 2002-2013  
Teaching Faculty, University of Southern California, 1982-1984  
 

Funded Research

Contracts and Grants Awarded

Teaching forTechnology: Continuity in Crisis (USC Center for Scholarly Technology), Steve Posner, $5,000, 2011-2012   
Teaching forTechnology: Continuity in Crisis (USC Center for Scholarly Technology), Steve Posner, $10,000, 2010-2011   
 

Publications

Book

Posner, S. (2013). Author, Billy Graham & Me. Simon & Schuster.
Posner, S. (2008). Author, Spiritual Delights and Delusions. John Wiley & Sons.
Posner, S. (1997). Co-Author, The Big Book of Big Little Books. Chronicle Books.
Posner, S. (1987). Author, Israel Undercover: Secret Warfare and Hidden Diplomacy in the Middle East. Syracuse University Press.
Posner, S. (1981). Co-Author, In Front of the Camera. E.P. Dutton.
 

Book Chapter

Posner, S. (1996). What Would Jefferson Say?. Participation in Government: Making a Difference. Copley Publishing Group.
 

Broadcast Media

Posner, S. (1997). Host, "Night Talk," KCEO-AM Radio • news talk-show, San Diego County.
Posner, S. (1991). Subject of Feature Profile, "Today Show," NBC Television • national news, entertainment, & interview show.
Posner, S. (1991). Guest, "Inside San Diego," ABC Television • local news, entertainment, & interview show.
Posner, S. (1981). Screenwriter, "Beyond the Universe," movie produced for national broadcast tv by Gold Key Entertainment.
Posner, S. (1980). Screenwriter, "Psi Factor," movie produced for national broadcast television by Gold Key Entertainment.
Posner, S. (1979). Writer & Talent Coordinator, "The Merv Griffin Show," nationwide television entertainment & interview show.
Posner, S. (1978). Scriptwriter, "Performance," educational series for U.S. military literacy program, produced by Learning Achievement Corp.
 

Conference Proceeding

Posner, S. (2011). Presenter, Teaching with Technology: The Connected Mind, for USC's Center for Scholarly Technology.
Posner, S. (2011). Presenter, Course Continuity in a Crisis: Obstacles and Opportunities, for USC's Center for Scholarly Technology.
 

Grant Report

Posner, S. (1993). Fast Times ESL. distributed in Hungary & Romania by the Peace Corps, funded by a grant from The Soros Foundation.
 

Instructor's Manual

Posner, S. (1989). Creator & Editor-in-Chief, Pre-Collegiate Writing Program for the Fast Times Literacy Institute.
 

Magazine/Trade Publication

Posner, S. Founder & Editor-in-Chief, iAmericanSpirit, current events educational newsmagazine for high school social studies coursework. Founder & Editor-in-Chief, iAmericanSpirit, current events educational newsmagazine for high school social studies coursework.
Posner, S. Creator & Editor-in-Chief, Hi-Tech Living, news supplement for Chinese ESL readers, published in Beijing by The China Daily. Creator & Editor-in-Chief, Hi-Tech Living, news supplement for Chinese ESL readers, published in Beijing by The China Daily.
 

Newspaper

Posner, S. (2013). Why Do Liberals Love Billy Graham?. The Huffington Post.
Posner, S. (2013). Obama: Hope Amid the Hopeless. The Huffington Post.
Posner, S. (2010). Meditation, Enlightenment, and Haiti. The Huffington Post.
Posner, S. (2009). Ode to Gaza. The Huffington Post.
Posner, S. (2009). Why Are Israeli Spies Defending An Arab President?. The Huffington Post.
Posner, S. (2009). Shall We Abandon the Audacity of Hope?. The Huffington Post.
Posner, S. (2008). Israel's Exchange and Obama's Enemies. The Huffington Post.
Posner, S. (2008). Obama's Faith-Based Program for Muslims. The Huffington Post.
Posner, S. (2008). Obama the Zionist Journeys to Palestine. The Huffington Post.
Posner, S. (2008). Obama, Patriotism, and Enlightenment. The Huffington Post.
Posner, S. (2008). The China Question: To Beg or to Blog?. The Huffington Post.
Posner, S. (2005). Hiding Behind Bush: It's Time to Face the Real Enemy. Huffington Post.
Posner, S. (2005). Equal Time for European Conspirators. The Washington Examiner.
Posner, S. (1999). King Hussein’s Secret Legacy. The Arizona Republic.
Posner, S. (1999). Israel Is Not Alone In Search For Peace. North County Times.
Posner, S. (1999). U.S. Shares Bloody Legacy With Israel’s New Foreign Minister. North County Times.
Posner, S. (1998). The Spy At Wye. The Washington Post.
Posner, S. (1998). Primakov’s Anatomy. The Arizona Republic.
Posner, S. (1998). The CIA’s Relationship With The PLO. The Boston Globe.
Posner, S. (1998). The CIA Tries Open Diplomacy. The International Herald Tribune.
Posner, S. (1992). U.S. Alliances Can Earn Horrendous Dividends In Middle East. Times Advocate.
Posner, S. (1992). Begin’s Secret Tip To Sadat Paved Way To Peace Accord. Times Advocate.
 

Study Guide

Posner, S. (2012). Political Dictionary, created for Fast Times, Inc., online version for iAmericanSpirit.
Posner, S. (1998). At the Cutting Edge, United States Navy, educational content creator for high school social studies coursework.
Posner, S. (1995). Nixon, directed by Oliver Stone, educational content creator for high school social studies coursework.
Posner, S. (1994). Technology, United States Air Force, educational content creator for high school social studies coursework.
Posner, S. (1992). Malcolm X, directed by Spike Lee, educational content creator for high school social studies coursework.
 

Advisement

Other Advisement or Time Devoted to Students

Mentor, Editor, "The Impaired Visions of Hispanic Rural America" by Veronica Garcia, to be published by The Huffington Post, 2015-2016   
Instructor, Advisor for student paper and proposal, "Mental Health First Aid Peer Counselors" by Paige Brenner which lead to creation of a new Wellness Advocate (WA)! peer group counseling program at USC's Engeman Student Health Center, 2014-2015   
Instructor for Second Place Winner, USC Undergraduate Writers Conference, "Don’t Free Willy: The Case for Captive Orcas" by Ryan Townsend, 2013-2014   
Instructor, Advisor for student's published op-eds, "B.C.'s Young Athletes Need Protection from Abusive Coaches" by Sydney Stockus in The Vancouver Sun; "Good Coaching is More than Winning" by Sydney Stockus in the Times Columnist; articles led to special television investigative report, "Aggressive Coaching Under the Microscope at Prestigious Victoria School" broadcast by CTV, Canada, 2013-2014   
Instructor, Advisor, "U.S. Self-Perception and Foreign Policy" by Veronica Garcia, published by Research on Security and Transnational Governance, think-tank headquartered in Madrid, 2013-2014   
Student Selected Contributor, "Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse: The Biggest Lesson," for Twofold Magazine, co-founded and edited by Asal Ehsanipour , Fall 2013   
Student Selected Guest Lecturer, "Arguing Your Way to Spiritual Enlightenment: A Path for Cynics, Skeptics, & Believers," delivered at the USC Philosophy Club, Fall 2011   
Student Selected Guest, Norman Topping Student Aid Fund Faculty-Student Luncheon , Fall 2011   
Coach & Faculty Judge, MBA Case Competition, USC Marshall Graduate School of Business, Summer Workshops, 2010-2011   
Student Selected Interviewee, Documentary: "Attachment And," directed by Saeed Mathew Bahadori, Spring 2011   
Student Selected Guest, "Bring a Faculty Member to Dinner," Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity , Spring 2010   
 

New Courses Developed

Advanced Writing for International Relations & Global Economics, Writing Program, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, 2010-2011   
Managing Media: Publishing an Online Journal, Center for Management Communication, Marshall School of Business, 2004-2005   
 

Teaching Innovations and Multimedia Teaching

Creator, The USC Online Writing Center, 2013-2014   
Internship for Liberal Arts: Work and Career — Theory and Practice, distance learning course, 2011-2012   
Creator, Insight Business, an online journal published by the USC Marshall School of Business, 2005-2006   
 

Service to the University

Committees

Member, Mentoring Committee, Coordinator of Part-Time Faculty Mentorship, USC Writing Program, 2013-2014   
 

Other Service to the University

Research and Development, online writing instruction, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, 2012-2013   
 
 
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