Ron Berk

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Speaker, Humorist, Author, Educator, & PowerPoint Doctor
Location Columbia, MD, United States
Introduction I am currently Professor Emeritus, Biostatistics and Measurement, and former Assistant Dean for Teaching at The Johns Hopkins University. After 30 years of teaching and research, I left Hopkins on June 30, 2006, to pursue speaking and writing fulltime. I've been a teacher, writer, and researcher for 42 years, from elementary school teacher to university professor and assistant dean to professional speaker. I am still writing articles (150+) and books (13), which are posted on my Website (, and speaking to faculty about humor and multimedia in teaching, assessment, faculty evaluation, and stress management, and to students about time management, stress reduction, finding your passion in a career, and test-taking skills in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Persian Gulf.
Interests humor, writing, photography, Broadway shows, Sherlock Holmes, sky diving, cosmetic surgery, taxidermy, and espionage
Favorite Movies A Beautiful Mind, Finding Forrester, Rocky Balboa, Miss Congeniality, The Producers, Remember the Titans, The Replacements
Favorite Music Broadway shows, movie themes, pop music
Favorite Books The Bible, Purpose-Driven Life, Dave Barry books, humor books (I love to laugh)

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