Co-Founder, Research and Development Advisor; Emergent Associates, LLC

Emergent Associates, LLC, Oak Park, MI

  • Co-founded this coaching, consulting and training company which uses Appreciative Inquiry and positive psychology as a framework for integrating best practices and knowledge from organizational development, developmental/evolutionary psychology and systems-related disciplines to create practical tools which mutually foster empowerment and community for individuals and groups.
  • Co-created proprietary rapid coaching techniques, integrating AI and developmental psychology and able to produce “eureka” results in as little as 10 minutes.
  • Co-developer of a set of proprietary communication tools to foster positive change, informed by AI along with several established effective communication techniques, relationship models and personality typologies.
  • Co-created a dynamic model of psychological development informed by complexity science, positive psychology, personality typologies and several universal models of human development.

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Emergent Associates, LLC

Masters thesis abridged and translated into Portuguese

The Unsustainability and Origins of Socioeconomic Increase is abridged and translated into Portuguese by Janos Biro.
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Changing the Economic Paradigm Portuguese excerpt
Human expansion and the theory of r-K selection Portuguese excerpt

Founder, Principal Contributor, Webmaster; Potluck

  • Founded this web site to present original works, including many that explore familiar topics from a systems perspective.
  • Webmaster for potluck.com.

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Author, Viewpoint on Food and Population, for Mother Earth News

Contracted by Mother Earth News to write this piece exploring the relationship between food supply and population size. Unpublished.
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Mother Earth News

Multiple honors, 11th Annual Billboard Magazine Songwriting Contest

  • The Fall of the Roxy Usher, Music and Lyrics by Mark S. Meritt: Honorable Mention certificate and Top 500 prize.
  • Someone Duplicated the Key to My Heart, Music and Lyrics by Mark S. Meritt: Honorable Mention certificate and Top 500 prize.
  • Falling into the Sun; Music by Mark S. Meritt, Lyrics by Richard Hack and Mark S. Meritt: Honorable Mention certificate.

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Founder, Editor, Webmaster; Mosaic: A Magazine of Arts, Sciences & Everything in Between

  • Founded this online magazine to explore familiar topics from a systems perspective. Subsequently relaunched as Potluck.
  • Webmaster for www.mosaic.permaculture.net, using custom HTML programming.

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Winner, Annual Thesis Prize

The Unsustainability and Origins of Socioeconomic Increase is awarded the first Annual Thesis Prize for best thesis by the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies, City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center, New York, NY.
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City University of New York
Graduate Center
M.A. Program in Liberal Studies

Founder, Editor, Webmaster; Sostenuto: The Systems-Thinking Magazine of Arts & Sciences

  • Founded this online magazine to explore familiar topics friom a systems perspective. Subsequently relaunched as Mosaic: A Magazine of Arts, Sciences & Everything in Between.
  • Webmaster for www.sostenuto.permaculture.net, using custom HTML programming.

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Founder, Editor, Webmaster; permaCulture: The Systems-Thinking Magazine of Arts & Sciences

  • Founded this online magazine to explore familiar topics from a systems perspective. Subsequently relaunched as Sostenuto: The Systems-Thinking Magazine of Arts & Sciences.
  • Webmaster for home.hvc.rr.com/worldtrade, using custom HTML programming.

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Author, The Unsustainability and Origins of Socioeconomic Increase

  • Masters thesis for M.A. Program in Liberal Studies, City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center, New York, NY.
  • Faculty advisor: William Kornblum.

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City University of New York
Graduate Center
M.A. Program in Liberal Studies

Presenter, World Bank 2000 and the Unsustainability of Economic Growth

  • Invited paper in panel discussion on “The World Bank Millennium Report: A Recipe for More Inequality.” Organizer: Michael L. Blim. Chair: Jarrett Zigon.
  • 99th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco Hilton & Towers, San Francisco, CA, November 15-19, 2000.

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American Anthropological Association

Pianist, Lara Spencer’s wedding dance, Good Morning America

I was invited to provide live, original accompaniment for Lara Spencer and her dance instructor as part of her series documenting the planning of her wedding.
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Good Morning America

Business Consultant

Business consulting specializing in Microsoft Excel, creation of databases and other information management tools, project management, data analysis, forecasting, quality control, research, and both technical and academic writing.
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Pianist, Rosie’s Christmas Carol Challenge, Good Morning America

Rosie O’Donnell played “name that tune” with me performing snippets of Christmas songs and Rosie having to guess as many as she could in one minute.
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Good Morning America

Presenter, Doctors Without Borders USA internet fundraising

  • Invited presentation describing Doctors Without Borders USA’s efforts at fundraising via the internet.
  • 1999 MSF International Fundraisers Conference, Médecins Sans Frontières Paris offices, Paris, France, June 24-25, 1999.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

Co-Creator, Composer; The Unexplainable Bonefish

A proposed television series in which host Dr. Wiley Bonefish and a crew of puppet lab assistants would humorously help kids explore paranormal science using the scientific method.
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