Skills and Competencies

Language Competencies:

  • Koinê Greek (undergraduate major and graduate study)
  • Modern High German (reading and conversation)
  • Modern Spanish (reading and conversation)
  • Modern French (reading)
  • Modern Italian (reading)
  • Classical and Late Latin (reading)
  • Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew (reading)
  • Classical Syriac (reading)
  • Talmudic Aramaic (reading)
  • Sahidic, Akhmimic, and Fayyumic Coptic (reading)

Programming Competencies:

  • Perl (including CGI scripts using
  • Javascript
  • Java
  • C
  • SQL and PL/SQL
  • Unix shell scripts
  • Pascal
  • debugging at source code and assembly code levels, program prototyping, and resource editing on Macintosh
  • Ibyx on Ibycus mini-computer and Ibycus SC

Software Competencies:

  • client-server software: HTML, CGI, MOO, Gopher, FTP
  • web creation (BBEdit, Dreamweaver, CGI scripting, Javascript)
  • relational database (Oracle SQL)
  • graphics (Adobe Photoshop, Fireworks)
  • optical character recognition (OmniPage Pro)
  • hypertext authoring software (Director)
  • video authoring software (Adobe Premiere)
  • sound manipulation (SoundEdit)
  • communications
  • Internet utilities (e.g., elm)
  • multilingual word processing (Microsoft Word, Nisus)
  • page layout (Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Acrobat)
  • font creation (Fontographer)
  • word processing (especially, Microsoft Word)
  • music sequencing and notation software

Supervisory Training

  • Professional Development Program (2000)
  • The Penn Supervisor (1997)
  • Selection Interviewing (1986)
  • Program Management (1985)
  • Performance Appraisal (1985)
  • The Supervisor and Training (1985)
  • Delegation (1985)
  • Counseling Skills for Supervisors (1984)
  • Meetings Don't Have to Hurt (1984)

Leadership Skills:

  • Able to move into totally new situations on his own, to take initiative in developing relationships
  • Excellent at organizing his own time and working without supervision
  • Keen perception of things as they could be rather than passively accepting them as they are
  • Deals well with the unexpected or critical
  • No fear of taking manageable risks
  • Able to lead and motivate individuals and organized groups

Management Skills:

  • Planning and development of projects
  • Writing grants, budgets, policies and procedures, and reports
  • Establishing effective priorities among competing requirements
  • Formulating and interpreting policy
  • Organizing others in cooperative efforts
  • Able to call in other people with expertise as needed
  • Delegating
  • Supervising others in their work without micro-managing
  • Attaining goals
  • Trouble-shooting

Communication Skills:

  • Can speak extemporaneously
  • Communicates effectively and with clarity
  • Able to explain difficult or complex concepts, to translate jargon into meaningful terms
  • Skillful and patient teaching
  • Helps others express their views and develop their own ideas
  • Designs educational events and training programs
  • Expert in reasoning persuasively, developing a thought, influencing the attitudes or ideas of others
  • Able to promote intangibles, to sell programs and ideas
  • Poise in public appearances, able to think on his feet in front of a crowd
  • Able to use humor to illuminate reality and develop rapport

Human Relations Skills:

  • Committed to serving others
  • Good at listening and converying awareness
  • Empathy, tact, and diplomacy
  • Warmly sensitive and responsive to people's feelings and needs in social or other settings
  • Getting diverse groups to work together
  • Works well on a team; collaborates with colleagues skillfully; treats others as equals; ready willingness to share credit with others
  • Takes human failings into account; deals patiently with difficult people; works well in a hostile environment
  • Thinks and acts inclusively

Learning and Research Skills:

  • Delights in new knowledge; continually seeking to expose himself to new experiences
  • Highly committed to continual personal growth and learning
  • Learns quickly
  • Recognizes the need for more information before a decision can be intelligently made
  • Researches exhaustively
  • Able to review large amounts of material and extract the essence

Problem-Solving Skills:

  • Enjoys solving puzzles and problems
  • Strongly committed to experimental approaches
  • Able to improvise on the spur of the moment
  • Sees relationships between apparently unrelated factors
  • Sees the theoretical base in a practical situation
  • Creative imagining

Artistic Skills:

  • Playfulness
  • Awareness of the value of symbolism
  • Designing audio-visuals
  • Photography
  • Calligraphy
  • Musical knowledge and taste
  • Sequencing MIDI music

Jay Treat ()