As educators and professionals, we have a passion for words and for learning.
Partnering with The Baldwin Group, Inc. (BGI) in 2013, Global Vocabulary LLC has jointly developed tablet apps designed to prepare individuals for standardized admission tests to colleges, conservatories, and graduate schools. The learning method features multi-sensory vocabulary acquisition and contextual vocabulary techniques [patented], which combine visual, audio, and kinesthetic learning modalities to maximize learning and retention.
Nationally recognized as a Master Teacher by the Center for Learning and the Martha Holden-Jennings Foundation, Paulette Goll specializes in English language acquisition and has extensive educational experience on the secondary and collegiate levels. Among her numerous accolades are a U.S. Congressional Commendation, BP Inspirational Teacher of the Year, and an Award of Excellence by the Cleveland Rotary Club. She was selected as an ACT Visiting Teacher, a Baker-Nord seminarian, and twice a recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships.
Dr. Goll has served on the faculties of Lincoln-West High School [Cleveland City Schools], Case-Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music; she is published in English and education journals and is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
The audio “voice” of Global Vocabulary LLC, Bob Hinkle is a Navy veteran who served on the USS Beale. Active in the Northern Ohio Antique Tractor Association, Bob took First Place in the 2017 Medina County Tractor Pull.
Peter Beurmann, a graduate of Cleveland State University's Dramatic Arts program, is a freelance video producer, editor and writer in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a QTV team member for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland Monsters, and also works with Tribe TV for the Cleveland Indians. Peter has received several Telly Awards for his work as Production Manager and Digital Video Specialist at Case Western Reserve University. His hobbies include training in martial arts, graphic novel writing, soundtrack production and screenplay development. He lives with his two cats Buddy and Solomon and is an active team member of Global Vocabulary.
With 20 years of experience in mobile app development for eLearning, and games, Jon Fabris is published in the iOS app store and the Android play store. He is the Senior Application Developer of the GRE UPGRADE Vocabulary App [for GRE test preparation] and the SMART Vocabulary App [for ACT/SAT test preparation].
Ryan Kacsandy is an illustrator and painter from the Cleveland area. He majored in painting and received his B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University.
When he's not working in restaurants or spending time with his family, he draws and writes comics with Steve King. In addition to sketches in the GRE UPGRADE Vocabulary app, Ryan’s artwork can be viewed in his book, The Abominations of Science and in his webcomic, The Saturday Night Slasher.
The Mad Hatter aka Johnny Kay has been entertaining at parties for more than 40 years. He can be “heard” on 98.6 WYSE in Global Vocabulary’s e-books Top Ten and Countdown and seen at Slim and Chubby’s Classic Car Show in Berea, OH.
An accomplished pianist and musician as well as a professional music coach, Robyn N. Lanier earned degrees in Music in Composition (Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory) and Music Performance (University of Akron School of Music). She served as a music director for the Holland-American/Carnival Corporation Cruise Line where she worked with a variety of singers and instrumentalists before joining Global Vocabulary. In addition to performing as principal soloist in the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria and Case Western Reserve’s Requiem Mass, she taught English-as-a-Second Language in Hunan Province, China.
Anna Matejka studied creative writing at Sweet Briar College and holds a B.A. in English from Cleveland State University. She is passionate about language and grammar, and her stories and poems have been published in the Plain Dealer and the Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans. She particularly enjoys applying her animal biology (B.S.) and psychology background to her written work. Her volunteer positions in education have included work as an animal handler with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, an assistant teacher at Grace C&MA Church, and as an ESL instructor with Building Hope in the City.
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The Baldwin Group (BGI)
For over thirty years The Baldwin Group, Inc. (BGI) has been recognized as a leader in the information technology industry with a solid reputation for outstanding software and unparalleled customer support. Hundreds of private and public entities have relied on BGI to provide reliable and well-designed software products and consulting services.