Professional Resume

Larry E. Pearce
5984 Somerset Pike
Boswell, PA 15531
(814) 629-5272


1993-2013 Adjunct Instructor of English, Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA 16630
Courses: Rhetoric I & II, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Linguistics, Advanced Public Speaking, and Professional Communications

1994-2007 Adjunct Instructor of English & Communications, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Johnstown, PA 15904
Courses: English Composition, Introduction to Communication, Business Letter & Report Writing, Technical Writing, Interpersonal Communications, Public Speaking, and Effective Presentation Skills

1992-1993 Temporary Director of Instrumental Music, Rockwood Area School District, Rockwood, PA 15557
Duties: Direct the Senior and Junior Bands and teach personal
and group instrumental lessons.


1990-present Licensed and/or Registered Representative, New York Life; Advantage Capital; or Fund Investors, Johnstown, Cambria County, PA
Duties: Sales and Marketing of insurance, retirement, and investment products

1968-1990 Radio Broadcaster, WJAC-AM & FM, Johnstown; WVSC-AM & FM, Somerset; WPSU-FM, University Park, or WIUP-FM, Indiana, PA
Duties: Station Manager, Sales and Marketing, On-air, and writing

1981-1982 Norgas LPG, Windber, PA
Duties: Sales and Marketing


M.A. in English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Various professional financial licenses and certifications
M.A. in Speech Communications, Pennsylvania State University
B.S. in Music Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


“Google Like a German: A Genealogical Workshop.” Mennonite Family History. Vol. 39, No. 1, P. 52. January 2020

“42 Electronic Sources Available for Genealogical Research: An annotated bibliography.” Mennonite Family History. Vol. 38, No. 3, P. 118. July 2019

“E-Genealogy 101: Three easy steps to woodshedding the family tree.” Mennonite Family History. Vol. 37, No 1, P. 30. January 2018

“Swiss Anabaptist Genealogical Association.” Mennonite Family History. Vol. 36, No. 4, P. 202. October 2017


“An Historical Analysis of Several Poems by William Blake.” Unpublished paper for Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2000.

“An Experimental Study to Determine the Effect of Conventionality in Aural Media.” Masters Thesis for Pennsylvania State University, 1971.

“A Practical Approach to Performance.” Unpublished paper for Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1968.


“The Johnstown Heart Story.” Writer. WJAC-TV, Johnstown, PA, documentary, 1978

“The Cambria County Chronicle.” Writer. WJAC Radio and TV, winner of various regional awards, 1976

“My Excuse.” Writer/Producer/Talent. WJAC Radio, winner of the American Optometric Association award for short story, 1973

“Person-to-Person with the Masters.” Writer/Producer/Talent. WPSU-FM, University Park, PA, weekly series, 1970-71.


Larry, Director of Music
Mt. Calvary Lutheran,
Johnstown (1993)
PA-made Allen Digital Organ

• Produce “E-Gen: an Electronic Genealogy,” internet collection of family history articles at

• Volunteer regularly at Somerset Meals on Wheels and Boswell food bank

• Volunteer organist at St. Paul’s Presbyterian, Somerset; organist, choral music, and bell choir director for other area churches

• Member St. Paul’s choir and sing in, direct, and accompany other community chorales

• Member several community organizations, including two area historical and genealogical societies; President of St. James Lutheran Cemetery Board of Directors

• Regular volunteer blood donor with the American Red Cross

• YMCA certified SCUBA diver

• Hold F.C.C. Third Class Broadcast License

• Registered with the SEC (Securities & Exchange Commission) and member of FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Association), holding Series 6 & 63 Licenses

* E-mail address changed in early 2022 due to technical issue. Please delete any reference to “Atlanticbb.”

Last revised: 3/24/22

8 Responses to Professional Resume

  1. Annie Pearce says:

    Interesting stuff! I’d love to read that paper on practical performance.

  2. Dear Mr. Pearce, Among the Jack descendants is First Lady Helen Herron Taft. I am researching her ancestry. As a professional genealogist, one of the things I had ancticipated finding on your webpage was a set of source citations for the data on the Jacks, but found none. Am I missing something, or is this an oversight/shortcoming on the part of the researchers? As you know, information without evidence is merely fiction. I’m hoping you can point me to viable sources for the data on this very difficult-to-document family. I look forward to hearing from you. Alex Bannerman

    • admin says:

      Dear Alex,
      I’m looking forward to reading your research on Mrs. Taft. If you’ve read the background of my website you know that my emphasis is on family narratives, much of which is not able to be documented and is, in fact, probably false and incorrect. My own Pearce Original Family Narrative (OFN) is a case in point. I have offered a series of responses to the Pearce-Austen OFN from historians and experts that attempt to clarify and correct some points. Without “putting the story out there” first, all this secondary discourse would not be possible, and the public, especially family, would be the poorer for it. That having been said, I want to thank you for keeping me honest. While I’m not a professional genealogist, I am a writer who sometimes gets over anxious to post information. But, in the case of the Jack family, I have a whole folder of sources that you, now, have inspired me to place under “Documentation” on the tree page. Also, I have discovered many additional sources. I disagree that the Jacks are a “very difficult-to-document family.” Unfortunately, at least one of my earlier sources is apparently no longer online, but I guess that’s the nature of the internet. Thanks for your honesty and hearing me out on this one. I assure you, I’ll review all my families and try a little harder in the future! Sincerely, Larry Pearce

  3. Bill Brown says:

    Mr. Pearce….I’m hoping this address is still good. While doing some recent research on my families genealogy, I discovered your page. I have a book which documents my lineage back to Thomas Gray, of Skibo, Scotland, who came to Pennsylvania in the 1790’s. It appears as though we are of the same kin. I was interested to know any updated info on the Gray Clan, reunions, etc. Thank you for any help you can offer.

    • admin says:

      Hi Bill,
      My best information agrees that the famous Gray clan held Skibo, but my James arrived north of Pittsburgh just before 1790 from Ulster, not quite so famous. After more than half a century our Grays are still meeting each summer in West Deer Township, Allegheny County, near the Leslie farm that James’ son William married into. Please scan our Gray Tree, Introduction, Vitals, and Table of Contents for details. BTW, we did have a James Brown(e) marry into the Grays. He first came from Scotland to Philadelphia before 1800. I need to know when/how he came to the Grays of North Pittsburgh. Any connection there? Thanks for your interest,

    • Debbie Cooper says:

      Bill Brown,
      I, too, have “The Gray Clan” book compiled by Mrs. Grace S. Graham.
      Thomas Gray/Mary (James) Gray had a son born in Scotland (1786), James Gray, who married Margaret Peterson in Pa.
      I haven’t been able to find any info on Gray Clan reunions and have not been able to investigate any Butler County, Pa. connections.

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