a boring person.
b. 1953, author/journalist
Joseph Frank Landsberger
Extensive visits to fifty countries, as well as their institutions of higher education. Conversant in French; one semester’s study in ten other languages
2000: Sabbatical, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. Research in learner characteristics and attributes; established sabbatical precedent for professional staff
1991: Masters in International Management
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
1983: Certificate - Reflective Leadership Program
Hubert H Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1981: Masters in Curriculum and Education Systems
School of Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1968: Bachelor of Arts
Political Science, Economics, History (International Relations);
College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
March 1- 25, 2016:
Voluntary participation with talks and book signings in four cities: Hanoi, Danang, Nah Trang, and Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City.
1995 – December 2012: Study Guides and Strategies web site
Research and author of 250+ guides of learning strategies in English for the learner-centric educational public service. Traffic and metrics Highly ranked with search engines (Google), Portals (Merlot), Directories (Open Directory Project), as well as numerous citations and publications @ccess magazine, the Scout Report, and Family Fun Magazine. USAToday’s featured site August 7-13, 2001 and February 2004 as “Best Bet for Educators” Applied translations in thirty nine languages in conjunction with a consortium of volunteers, grants, and educational institutions. Traffic = 12 million visitors in 2012 in 39 languages.
2001 - present: Web Master/Developer/Communications
Integrating communications strategies combining digital and print publications, toward increasing visibility/viability of services for non-profits and small business. Past projects included West 7th Business Association (Saint Paul), Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota, Minnesota State Horticultural Society, Garden Club of Ramsey County, Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities, Out Back Nursery, West 7th/Fort Road Federation/District 9 Community Council.
1976 - 2006: University of St. Thomas
2001 – 2006: Web Master/Developer
Governed web master account, coordinated development of academic and administrative web sites, participated in institutional design team
1999 – 2004: Diversity Study Group/Diversity Planning
to establish a more welcoming environment for persons of all protected classes.
1976 – 2001 Supervisor, Learning Center
Developed the central computing lab/media resource center for students of the University. Toward the end, traffic averaged 400,000 entries with 2 million pages of printout per year. The Center was recognized as a diverse, welcoming, and efficient student academic media resource. I developed an extensive software training program for students, in conjunction with faculty courses or small group formats including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, MS FrontPage; Adobe PageMaker and Photoshop; web site development, graphics design and scanning. I incubated current University programs and departments including academic counseling, computing help desk, and faculty multimedia development. Developed the faculty-mandated Computer Competency Program in conjunction with UST Libraries developing curriculum and administering the document processing/file testing section
based upon an avocation of applying technology to the support of learning
2021 - present: Co-Chair, Station Area Task Force, River Corridor, City of Saint Paul and Ramsey County. Studying transit alternatives of West Seventh Street/Fort Road from downtown out to Bdote/Fort Snelling, the first transit corridor of the State of Minnesota from the 1830s.
1985 - 2008: The Association for Educational Communications
2001-2004: Nominating Committee
1985 – 2000: Twin Cities Chapter-Association for Educational Communications & Technology (TC-AECT) Co-founder and charter member; leadership roles include President, charter member, Communications Chair (developed and maintained the web site).
1995 – 2006; Classrooms of the Future (COTF) Symposia
Founded and developed annual conferences for faculty including the regional Classrooms of the Future (COTF) Symposia in conjunction with TC-AECT and the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC). In its fourteenth year, annually draws several hundred faculty and professionals from over 50 regional institutions of higher education. Featured in Tech Trends (October 2001).
Community-based contributions as a life-long resident of the City of St. Paul
2018 - present: Rebuilt and occupied a home next door to my Victorian residence of 43 years that was in turn restored to its original exterior but modified with four additions.
2020 - present: Aging Gardens Website. A survey and inventory of plant life in my residential properties as a distraction from the time of COVID.
2008 - 2020: Lead organizer for the West End Neighbors Garden and History Tours. Chair, marketing, commercial liaison, editor, historian.
2010- 2014 West 7th Business Association, board member, past president
2005 - 2018: publish digital monthly calendar of events
for neighborhoods along Saint Paul's West 7th Street.
2004 - 2013 Czech and Slovak SOKOL Minnesota
Multiple positions including President 2006 - 10; publications chair migrating the newsletter to digital format; finance: successful grant writing over $300,000; fitness: started "Tumbling for Tots" program; archives: re-organized & digitized, consulted with and created liaisons with professional organizations, etc.
1980 - 2013: Volunteer, District 9 Council/ West
7th/Fort Road Federation,
City of St. Paul. Board member, chair, task force chair and various leadership/community organizational roles; Webmaster.
Community Leader 2001 Award.
Chair, North High Bridge Task Force
Designed, developed, and maintain the award-winning North High Bridge Park sculpture garden and coordinated efforts toward bluff restoration. Developed gardens and four arts installations in the North High Bridge Park including the Watcher, Community Gate Project, Peace Pole, and Giant Green Chair.
Department of Parks and Recreation: Honored Volunteer 1998 Award;
Honored Volunteer 2007 Award
Founder, West End Arts Council
Community arts projects focusing on artists’ mutual support, development of community-based arts projects, outreach and educational activities in local community centers and K-12 schools.
1989 - present: Twin Cities Friends Meeting, St.
Various positions on committees of Ministry and Counsel, Trustees, Clerks of Meeting. As treasurer, designed the finance package for its 1993 $500,000 construction project. Current chair of the Building and Grounds Committee.
1982 - 1986: Twin City International Programs, Minneapolis,
Board member, developed the curriculum for the English Language Program for participants in this international exchange of professionals in human services.
1979 - present: Upper Town neighborhood
Restoration of an 1870 "stick-style" home often featured on home and garden tours since 1995.
1968 - 1971: Peace Corps, Soutouboua, Togo, West
Project Coordinator and financial officer in agrarian project development; taught English as a Second Language at the middle school level.