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Work History

Jul 2012Present

Director, CPS Writing Support Center

Keuka College

Faculty member responsible for curriculum development and course design for ENG300: College Writing for Transfer Students, the required composition course in Keuka’s Accelerated Studies for Adults Programs (ASAP); regularly teach ENG300, a hybrid course; hire, train, evaluate, and provide professional development to instructors for the course; provide writing support to college’s nontraditional student population through asynchronous writing tutoring

Aug 2011Jul 2012

Academic Skills Counselor

Keuka College

Faculty member responsible for providing writing tutoring to students in the college's Accelerated Studies for Adults Programs (ASAP) and for teaching six sections annually of ASAP's Business and Professional Writing course (COM320)

Aug 2008Jun 2011

Lecturer

Department of English, Clemson University

Responsible for content selection, design, and instruction of courses in sophomore-level literature (American Literature, 1620-1945; 20th and 21st Century Literature), advanced writing (Technical Writing), and English as a second language (ESL)--in total four sections per semester

Presented annually on Clemson's ESL offerings at International Graduate Student Orientation, and conducted placement testing for incoming international graduate students (200 students per session in both Fall 2009 and Fall 2010 semesters)

Apr 2008May 2010

EFL Instructor

Inlingua

Planned and taught intensive, one-on-one courses focused on improvement of students’ listening and oral communication skills

Jul 2005Jun 2006

Director, Program Development

Language Intelligence, Ltd.

Developed and implemented new foreign language programs; interviewed, hired, and trained new teachers; observed classes to ensure quality of new and existing programs; developed and wrote content for company website; as EFL instructor, taught one-on-one immersion courses (40+ hrs/week) and ongoing private courses

May 2002Sep 2004

Head Teacher/EFL Teacher

EF - English First

As Head teacher at school (from September 2002-September 2004), I was responsible for placement-testing of incoming students, periodic language level assessments of students, and teacher training and support through workshops and one-on-one counselling.  For my entire time at the school I was also an EFL instructor with full teaching duties, including course design, material development, and class instruction

Sample Teaching & Professional Development Portfolio

Education

May 2000

B.A.

St. Bonaventure University

Graduated magna cum laude with secondary concentrations in History and Spanish Language and Literature

References

Gary Boyer

Dr. Cynthia Haynes

The director of my year-long graduate research assistantship and my direct supervisor during my graduate teaching assistantship, Dr. Haynes is now my colleague in the Clemson University Department of English

Keith Morris

My professor for two creative fiction workshops and for contemporary American fiction, Mr. Morris was also the director of my M.A. creative thesis and is now my colleague in the Clemson University Department of English

Owen Borda

Dr. G. William Koon

My professor for Southern Literature, a reader on my creative thesis, and, currently, a fellow teacher in the Clemson University Department of English

Dr. Susan Hilligoss

My professor for medieval literature and mentor during my year as a graduate teaching assistant, Dr. Hilligoss was also a reader on my creative thesis committee and is currently my colleague in the Clemson University Department of English

Gregory Zeigler

The school director at English First (Shenyang, China) for the second of my two years at the institution

Denise Crooks

My colleague, for nearly two years, at English First (Shenyang, China)

Certification

Skills

Moodle (Course Management)
Spanish
I studied Spanish at both the high school and university levels. At St. Bonaventure University I minored in Spanish. From January 2001 to July 2001 I lived and worked in Medellin, Colombia, and from July 2001 to September 2001 I traveled through parts of Central America and Mexico. I became very proficient in the language, though some of the skills I gained have receded from lack of practice over the past several years.
Blackboard (Course Management)
Google Apps & Blogger
I have used Google Docs to create and publish numerous websites, including those for class syllabi and class activities (see above). Additionally, I have used Sites as course management tools (see above) and Calendar to organize personal and professional schedules, and both Google Groups and Blogger for instruction of and discussion during online literature and technical writing courses.

Undergraduate Awards & Honors

General Excellence in the Arts Curriculum Award

May 2000

Awarded to graduating senior with highest academic standing in an

arts program

Boyd Litzinger Award

May 2000

Awarded to graduating senior English major for outstanding achievement in English curricula

Instituto Hispanico Award (Honorable Mention)

May 2000

For excellence in Spanish Language and Literature curricula

Courses Taught

University: Language & Literature

American Literature, 1620-1945 (ENGL 214) -classroom

Contemporary Literature, 1945-present (ENGL 215) - classroom, online

English as a Second Language (ENGL 111) - classroom

University: Writing

Business & Professional Writing (COM320) - hybrid (classroom, online)

Technical Writing (ENGL 314) - classroom, online

Accelerated Composition (ENGL 103) - classroom

University: Other

Business Ethics (MGT515) - classroom

Foundations for Adult and Experiential Learning (EXP300)

English as a Foreign Language

Group Courses

Skill-based courses for groups ranging from absolute beginners to advanced learners, including mixed-level groups; ages ranged from 5 years to adult; up to 24 students per group

One-on-One Courses

Immersion programs and ongoing lessons for expatriate professionals; focused on skill development and Business English

Publications & Organizations

"Niramiai," a short story, in The Gettysburg Review, Spring 2011

In Hand, a short story collection and the creative thesis I wrote, and successfully defended in May 2008, for my M.A. degree

First-Year Composition Committee, Clemson University (2007-2008 academic year) - Faculty and student committee responsible for improving content and structure of Accelerated English Composition Program

TA Handbook Committee, Clemson (2006-2007 academic year) - Collected and authored content for Clemson’s TA Handbook, an online resource for teachers Accelerated English Composition Program