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    Professor Robert Goldberg

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Contact Information Email:
Office Phone: 301-322-0566
English Department Phone: 301-322-0561
FAX: 301-322-0549
Office: Marlboro 3052
Mailbox: Marlboro 3072

Campus Activities
Editor, Instructional Forum

Writing Center Tutor (Click on link in "sidebar")

Post-Graduate, English (Old and Middle English Language and Literature)
University of Rhode Island

MA, British and American Literature -
Florida State University   
BA, English (with an emphasis in business)-
Florida State University  

Teaching Experience
I have been teaching Writing since 1989, including Business Communication, Technical Writing, and Composition; I also teach Early British Literature, Shakespeare, Children's Literature, and Science Fiction Literature.
"Frodo is Beowulf: Tolkien Reshapes the Anglo-Saxon Heroic Ideal," Summer 2006, Mallorn (the scholarly journal of the Tolkien Society)

"Prod Students to 'Dig In' to Primary Data," January 2006, Mary Ellen Guffey’s BizCom e-News – Online Newsletter, <>

"La canción de Ivonne," Spring 2005, Brown Bag, <>

Conference Presentations
November 2009, "Stuff Happens: Teaching Group Work in the Commuter College Business Communication Class"; panel presentation with Prof. Melinda Kramer and Prof. Paul Madachy, Association for Business Communication Annual Convention, Portsmouth, VA.

October 2007, "You View: Myth or Reality"; panel presentation with Prof. Melinda Kramer,  Prof. Mary M. Greene, and Prof. Mahbub Jamal; Association for Business Communication Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

October 2006, “Creating Community: Engaging Collaborative Teams in a Community College Business Communication Course”; TYCA Annual Conference, Providence RI

April 2005, "Creating Community: The Challenges of Collaborative Work in a Community College Business Communication Course"; Association for Business Communication Spring Conference, Greensboro, NC

April 2005, "Teaching Business Communication: Using Blackboard's Discussion Forums and Study Groups to Enhance Interactivity"; panel presentation with Prof. Mary M. Greene and Prof. Mahbub Jamal; Association for Business Communication Spring Conference, Greensboro, NC

March 2005, "Online Library Instructions"; panel presentation with Prof. Norma Schmidt and Prof. Diane Finley; Maryland Distance Learning Association Conference, Adelphi, MD

November 2004, "Interactive Online Learning"; panel presentation with Prof. Mary M. Greene and Prof. Mahbub Jamal; TYCA Northeast Annual Conference, Annapolis, MD

April 2004, "Frodo: A Beowulfian Hero for the 1960s"; PCA/ACA National Convention, San Antonio, TX

April 2003, "Frodo is Beowulf: Tolkien Reinvents the Anglo-Saxon Heroic Ideal"; PCA/ACA National Convention, New Orleans, LA

1993, "Gawain's Shields of Faith"; South Central Modern Language Association Conference, New Orleans, LA

1990, "The Creation Hymn in Anglo-Saxon Poetry"; Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, Raleigh, NC

Other Personal Information
I am currently writing a couple of short stories; one is science fiction, and the other is, well, I'm not sure - it might be science fiction, ghost fiction, dream fiction, or something else altogether. I am also skething out an idea for a Science-Fantasy novel.

I am in the process of writing a couple of textbooks (or, more likely, textbook supplements) for Business Writing and Composition courses.

I continue to pursue an interest in medieval British literature (primarily Anglo-Saxon literature) and J.R.R. Tolkien.

I am also actively working on my family tree, and for at least one branch, I have stretched back to my 7th great grandfather (my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather (on my father's maternal side of the family)!

Other Professional Experiences

In addition to teaching, I worked as a professional writer for the State of Florida, writing legal documents for the Florida Department of Professional Regulation.