Jeremy Shermak
I am a Communications/Composition Instructor at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills.  I am currently living in Lemont, but my life began about an hour-and-a-half away in Michigan. I grew up in St. Joseph and attended St. Joseph High School, where I was an athlete and editor of the newspaper. I moved on to Indiana University for my undergraduate studies where I earned a B.S. in Informatics with a concentration in Journalism. Still eager to study writing, I came to Chicago and attended DePaul University where I earned my M.A. in Writing. I concentrated on writing pedagogy, or the teaching of writing, as it is my greatest passion.  I have worked in several different industries, but writing has always been the focal point of all my endeavors. I worked for three years as a sports reporter for the South Bend Tribune in South Bend, Indiana. That experience opened the door to working as a Corporate Communications Analyst for the National Basketball Association (NBA) in New York City. In Chicago, I have spent time as a news editor for a market research firm and a media relations coordinator for a company that measures and analyzes Internet usage and trends.  My career in academics began in 2003 as an adjunct instructor at Robert Morris College in the Chicago Loop. Since then, I have had adjunct stints at the International Academy of Design and Technology, MacCormac College, and DeVry University. I have also worked as an Academic/Career Advisor to seniors at Robert Morris College.  Personally, I am an avid writer, primarily in journalistic and poetic genres. I am a huge sports fan, particularly of baseball and football. I also play guitar and love music of all types. 
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