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Curriculum Vita

Education

 

Post-Graduate        University of Rhode Island   Kingston, RI, Fall 1991 to Spring 1995

  • Courses in Old and Middle English Language and Literature, Shakespeare, History of the English Language, Contemporary Critical Theories

  • Completed all Ph.D. courseswork and written exams

  • Teaching College Writing (WRT 999)

Master of Arts        Florida State University        Tallahassee, FL, Spring 1990

  • English; Passed Comprehensive Examination

  • Teaching English in College (LAE5370); Teaching English: Guided Study (LAE5946)

Bachelor of Arts     Florida State University        Tallahassee, FL, Spring 1987

  • English, with an emphasis in Business

Teaching History

 

Create, select, and customize appropriate materials, to train students to write, edit, proofread, and format a variety of document types, and to analyze, use, and document literature and sources:

  • Business Communication (including online sections)

  • Technical Communication

  • Scientific Writing

  • Academic Writing (including online sections)           

  • Composition I

  • Composition II

  • Writing about Literature

  • British Literature

  • American Literature

  • Survey of Science Fiction Literature (including online section)

  • Children’s Literature

  • Masterpieces of World Literature

  • Argumentative Writing

Professor                       Prince George’s Community College       Largo, MD              2002 - Present

Instructor                       New England Institute of Technology      Warwick, RI            1997 - 2002

Instructor                       University of Rhode Island                       Kingston, RI             1991 - 1998

Instructor                       Rhode Island College                                N. Providence, RI    1995 - 1998

Instructor                       Tallahassee Community College              Tallahassee, FL        Fall 1990

Teaching Assistant         Florida State University                             Tallahassee, FL        1989 - 1990

Achievements

  • Awarded post-tenure salary impovement, spring 2013

  • Completed re-certification for Quality Matters peer reviewer; Certificate, December 2011

  • Awarded tenure and promotion to full professor, spring 2007

  • Completed Quality Matters peer reviewer training 3-week workshop; Certificate, April 2007

  • Completed Prince George's Community College's Online Express workshop for distance learning; Certificate, fall 2002

  • Completed University of Maryland University College’s WebTycho 5-week intensive  training workshop. Received Certificate of Completion

  • Provide instruction and guidance for a diverse student culture, including traditional, non-traditional, and at-risk students

  • Successfully train students from various disciplines, including business, the sciences, and the humanities, with a 90-95% pass rate

  • Teach business communication and technical writing courses, using computer labs equipped with current software technology, including MS Office Suite

  • Design and implement curriculum for traditional writing and literature courses in a variety of settings, including university, community college, and technical college

  • Design and implement curriculum for distance-learning writing courses, including Business Communication at Prince George’s Community College, using Blackboard

  • Regularly teach four to five courses per term, with an average of 20-25 students per course

  • Assisted in development and implementation of First-Quarter Professional Seminar course at New England Institute of Technology, to improve retention and provide students with an orientation to campus life

COLLEGE and Department ACTIVITIES

  • Academic Coordinator, Composition 2 and Literature, English Department, Prince George's Community College, fall 2017-present

  • Chair, Accuplacer Reading Committee, English Department, Prince George's Community College, summer 2015-present

  • Editor, Instructional Forum, Journal of the Teaching, Learning, & Student Success are, Prince George's Coummunity College, fall 2003-spring 2018

  • Literature Coordinator, English Department, Prince George's Community College, spring 2012-summer 2017

  • Writing Tutor, Writing Center, Prince George's Community College, fall 2006-present

  • Member, Developmental Education Think Tank, Prince George’s Community College, fall 2016-spring 2017

  • Member/Editor, HESEE Operations Work Group, Prince George's Community College, spring 2016

  • Division Promotion Committee, Liberal Arts Division, Prince George’s Community College – review candidate portfolios for promotion, fall 2007-fall 2011

  • EGL1320, 1340 (Bus. Comm., Tech. Writing), English Dept.: Revised Master Course syllabi, spring 2012

  • EGL1320 (Bus. Comm.) Textbook Committee, English Dept.: determined and selected appropriate textbook for use by adjunct and first-time instructors, fall 2010-spring 2011

  • EGL2430 (Science Fiction) Convener, Course Mapping Committee, English Dept.: assessed course learning outcomes by reading through sets of final projects and scoring based on committee-prepared rubric, spring 2010-fall 2010

  • EGL2210 (Shakespeare’s Plays) Course Mapping Committee, English Dept.: assessed course learning outcomes by reading through sets of final projects and scoring based on committee-prepared rubric, spring 2010-fall 2010

  • EGL1320, 1340 (Bus. Comm., Tech. Writing) Course Mapping Committee, English Dept.: assessed course learning outcomes by reading through sets of final projects and scoring based on committee-prepared rubric, spring 2010-fall 2010

  • Faculty Grievance Committee, Prince George’s Community College, spring 2008-spring 2010

  • EGL1340 (Tech. Writing) Course Assessment Committee, English Dept.: assessed course learning outcomes by reading through sets of final projects and scoring based on committee-prepared rubric, fall 2009-fall 2010

  • Humanities Collegian Center Advisory Board, English Dept. representative, fall 2003-2008

  • Distance Learning Advisory Council, English Department representative, fall 2004-spring 2005

  • EGL1320 (Writing for Business) Course Assessment Committee: assessed course learning outcomes by reading through sets of final projects and scoring based on committee-prepared rubric, fall 2002-fall 2003

Professional Activities

  • Reviewed handbook, Rules for Writers, with LaunchPad software, April 2017; Bedford/St. Martin's

  • Reviewed textbook, Reading Children's Literature, 2e, May 2015; MacMillan

  • Reviewed untitled business communication textbook, February 2015; McGraw-Hill

  • Reviewed textbook, Business Communication, 1e, February 2014; McGraw-Hill

  • Reviewed textbook, M: Business Communication, 2e, February 2013; McGraw-Hill

  • Reviewed handbook, The Business Writer's Companion, 6e, May 2012; Bedford/St. Martin's

  • Editorial Panel, Business Communication Headline News, www.businesscommunication.blog, spring 2010-spring 2011

  • Reviewed textbook, Literature, March 2011; McGraw-Hill

  • Participant (invited), Business Communication Focus Group, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Burr Ridge, IL, March 11, 2011

  • Participant (invited), Business Communication Summit, Pearson, Georgetown, Washington, DC, February 18, 2011

  • Pariticipant (invited), Carter Business Communication Textbook Focus Group, at Association for Business Commuinication Annual Conference, Portsmouth, VA, November 2009

  • Reviewed textbook, Business Communication: Polishing Your Professional Presence, May 2009; Pearson-Prentice Hall

  • Reviewed handbook, The Business Writer's Companion, 5e, April 2009; Bedford/St. Martin's

  • Participant (invited), Schwom/Snyder Business Commuinication Textbook Focus Group, at Assocation for Business Communication Annual Conference, Washington, DC, November 2008

  • Workshop presentation, "APA Documentation Style," sponsored by the Humanities Collegian Center, Prince George's Community College, spring 2006, spring 2007

  • Workshop presentation, "MLA Documenation Style," sponsored by the Humanities Collegian Center, Prince George's Community College, fall 2006, fall 2010

  • Workshop presentation, “Science Fiction is Legitimate Literature,” sponsored by the Humanities and STEM Collegian Centers, Prince George’s Community College, spring 2006

  • Reviewed textbook, Essentials of Business Communication, January 2005; Thomson/South-Western

  • Reviewed textbook, Handbook of Technical Writing, March 2004; Bedford/St. Martin’s

  • Reviewed Writing Guide Software to accompany The Bedford Guide for College Writers, 6th ed., March 2004, Bedford/St. Martin’s Publishers

  • Reviewed textbook, Business Communication Design, October 2003, McGraw-Hill Publishers

  • Prepared test items for online Business Communication certification exam, April 2003, Brainbench.com

  • Reviewed textbook, Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, January 2003, McGraw-Hill Publishers

Publications

  • "Innovative Ways to Improve Collaborative Writing in Team Projects; Or, My Path(finder) to the Assocation for Business Communication's 74th Annual Convention," Instructional Forum, Prince George's Community College, spring 2010

  • “Frodo is Beowulf: Tolkien Reshapes the Anglo-Saxon Heroic Ideal,” Mallorn – The Journal of the Tolkien Society, August 2006

  • “Prod Students to ‘Dig In’ to Primary Data,” January 2006, Mary Ellen Guffey’s BizCom e-News – Online Newsletter, Thomson/South·Western, online at http://guffey.swlearning.com/newsletter

  • “La canción de Ivonne,” Brown Bag – Online Journal, Prince George’s Community College English Department, spring 2005, online at http://academic.pg.cc.md.us/english/brownbag/

  • Poems published Spring 2004, Reflections – Literary Magazine, Prince George’s Community College

 Conference Presentations

  • “Engaging Students with Writing Feedback: Blackboard’s Inline Grading and Rubrics,” The Maryland Statewide Standards for College English Committee, Composition Conversations X, October 23, 2015, Catonsville, MD

  • “Stuff Happens: Teaching Group Projects in the Commuter College Business Communication Course,” with Melinda Kramer and Paul Madachy, Association for Business Communication, 74th Annual Conference, November 7, 2009, Portsmouth, VA

  • “You Attitude: Myth or Reality,” with Melinda Kramer, Mary Greene, and Mahbub Jamal, Association for Business Communication, 72nd Annual Conference, November 2007, Washington, DC

  • “Creating Community: Engaging Collaborative Teams in a Community College Business Communication Course,” TYCA Annual Conference, October 20, 2006, Providence RI     

  • “Creating Community: The Challenges of Collaborative Work in a Community College Business Communication Course,” Association for Business Communication Spring Conference, April 22, 2005, Greensboro, NC         

  • “Teaching Business Communication: Using Blackboard’s Discussion Forums and Study Groups to Enhance Interactivity,” with Mary M. Greene and Mahbub Jamal, Association for Business Communication Spring Conference, April 22, 2005, Greensboro, NC         

  • “Information Literacy Instruction Online,” with Norma Schmidt and Diane Finley, Maryland Distance Learning Association Annual Conference, March 2, 2005, Adelphi, MD  

  • “Interactive Online Learning: Using Blackboard’s Discussion Forum, Groups, and Virtual Classroom Features,” panel presentation with Mary M. Greene and Mahbub Jamal, TYCA-Northeast Conference, November 5, 2004, Annapolis, MD

  • “Frodo: A Beowulfian Hero for the 1960s,” Popular Culture Association National Conference, April 2004, San Antonio, TX   

  • “Frodo is Beowulf: Tolkien Reinvents the Anglo-Saxon Heroic Ideal,” Popular Culture Association National Conference, April 2003, New Orleans, LA

  • “Gawain's Shields of Faith,” South Central Modern Language Association, November 1994, New Orleans, LA

  • “The Christian Creation Hymn in Anglo-Saxon Poetry,” Southeastern Medieval Association, September 1990, Raleigh, NC

Honors                                                                                                                                                                 

  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, University of Rhode Island Chapter, Initiated, spring 1993

Memberships

  • The Association for Business Communication (ABC)

  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

    • Two-Year College Association (TYCA)

Skills Summary

  • Able to teach various genres of writing and literature

  • 20+ years teaching in an eLearning/distance-learning environment, using Blackboard; experience with WebTYCHO (at University of Maryland University College) and Web Course in a Box (at New England Institute of Technology)

  • Skilled with collaborative learning tools, incliding wikis, blogs, Google docs

  • Knowledgeable and competent in all aspects of preparing business, technical, scientific, research, persuasive, and legal documents

  • Excellent editing skills for content, grammar, and style; revising; and proofreading

  • Excellent research skills using the library, online databases, Internet, and CD-ROM systems

  • Computer literate with experience in Windows 10, 7, and XP, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; Microsoft Expression Web; Adobe Acrobat Professional; Screencast-O-Matic; Internet (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer)

  • Experience with MS Web Expressions; basic HTML

  • Familiar with PC installations and configurations; familiar with Macintosh systems

Related Experience

 

New England Institute of Technology, Warwick, RI, 2000-2001

  • Facilitator: Taught First-Quarter Professional Seminar courses, regularly instructing and evaluating approximately 30 First-Quarter students per term, with a 95% pass rate.

Agency for Allied Health (formerly Department of Professional Regulation), Office of Legal Services, Medical Quality Assurance, Tallahassee, FL, 1988 to 1991

  • Legal Writer/Law Clerk: Wrote Administrative Complaints and Closing Orders against medical practitioners; proofread and edited the work of the legal staff.