Melissa S Blake

Position Title: Associate Professor 10 Months
Department: Business
Office Location: EJ Brown Hall
Office Phone: 607-587-3427

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, College of Technology at Alfred, NY

                                    A.A.S. degree in Court Reporting, 5/2005

                                    B.B.A. degree in Technology Management, 12/2008

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, Institute of Technology at Utica, NY

                                    MBA in Technology Management, 5/2012


                                    the National Court Reporters Association.  Earned certification to teach court

                                    reporting classes through 13 hours of instruction and follow-up projects based

                                    on content of orientation sessions, Aug. 2006

CERTIFIED PROGRAM EVALUATOR training through National Court Reporters Association

                                     Certified to evaluate undergraduate court reporting programs, Nov. 2012


                                    Math, Science & Business Major.  Regents Diploma, 1978

Teaching Overview: 

BUAD 4403 - Business Computer Applications

CTRP 1174 - Realtime Writing Theory I

CTRP 2274 - Realtime Writing Theory II

CTRP 3163 - Realtime Writing Speed Building I

CTRP 4265 - Realtime Writing Speed Building II for Reporters/Captioners

CTRP 4365 - Realtime Writing Speed Building III for Reporters/Captioners

CTRP 2602 - Personal Dictionary Production and Maintenance

CTRP 3363 - Technology for Reporting and Captioning

CTRP 3373 - Computer Aided Transcription

CTRP 4602 - Internship and Practicum for Reporters and Captioners

CISY 1103 - Information Technology Management

BUAD 8003 - Management Information Systems

Professional Experience: 

8/05-Present               ALFRED STATE COLLEGE, Alfred, New York

Assistant Professor, Court Reporting:  Teaching on-campus senior level court reporting classes, plus various other internet court reporting related classes including CTRP 1174, 2274, 2603, 3163, 3363, 3373, 4265, 4365 and 4602. Also teaching CISY 1103, Information Technology Management, and BUAD 8003, Management Information Systems.

7/88-7/05                   FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Cuba, New York

Secretary:  Business correspondence using Microsoft Word and typewriter, receptionist, bookkeeping.

5/97-Present               GIANT FOOD MART, Cuba, New York

Head Cashier:  Duties include supervision of cashiers, opening and closing of Store, set-up and balancing of several cash drawers, answering phone, training new cashiers.  Responsible for large sums of money and customer service. 

11/79-3/97                  ACME ELECTRIC CORPORATION, Cuba, New York

Data Entry Operator:  Involved typing data for all departments onto diskettes on IBM 3742.  Average speed was 16,000-22,000 keystrokes per hour.

2/81-3/82                   ACME ELECTRIC CORPORATION, Cuba, New York

Computer Operator:  Did Weekend Planning System, Payrolls, etc. on IBM 4341DOS/USE Operating System and IBM 4381 DOS/USE Operating System.

2/87-6/87 &                ALco FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Cuba, New York

8/90-9/91                  Secretary & Teller:  Transfer account information onto new computer system, general office work, handle members' computer transactions.

Publications and Events: 

PUBLICATIONS       Co-authored revision of The Complete Court Reporter’s Handbook and Guide for

Realtime Writers by Robert W. McCormick, Melissa J. Blake and Mary H. Knapp in



National Court Reporters Convention

National Court Reporters Legislative Boot Camp


Wrote application for Federal Training for Realtime Writers grant in 2012, 2013, and 2014

Alfred State Faculty Senate - 2 terms

eLearning Committee member

Chair of Search Committee

Honors and Awards: 

*  Nominated for 2009-10 ASC Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty Award

*  Excellence in Education Scholarship from Alfred State College

*  Outstanding Senior Award for Court and Realtime Reporting Curriculum

*  Traci D. Williams-Walker Court Reporting Award

*  Phi Theta Kappa Member

*  Dean's List at Alfred State College

*  Regents Scholarship Winner



2014-Present            Co-Chair of Court Reporting Program Advisory Committee of National Court Reporters Association

2005-Present            Member of National Court Reporters Association

2005-2014            Member of National Court Reporters Association School Owners

                                    and Administrators Community of Interest (now Court Reporting Program Advisory Committee)

2005-Present            Notary Public in State of New York