Jan 2006 - Dec 2007
May 1998 - Dec 2002
Aug 2008 - Present
Courses Taught:Freshman Composition I & II, Conversational ESL, Western Humanities I (Western World Literature through 1600).ESL Computer Lab administrator/ESL Globe editor. Co-teaching portions of Postmodern Rhetorics (senior level seminar class) with Dr. Heather Palmer in Spring of 2009.
Jan 2006 - Present
Duties and Responsibilities: Designed and implemented a grant-funded podcasting program to improve reference instruction.Assisted reference faculty in the creation of instructional movies and flash video files.Coordinated with other members of the IT team to distribute podcasts via the library website and through the iPod distribution system.Created the library "commercial" for USTU101 (University Life) and coordinated the distribution of media for podcasting via web 2.0 technologies such as blip.tv.
Jan 2006 - Jul 2008
Courses Taught: Freshman Composition I, Western Humanities I (Western World Literature through 1600), Conversational ESL.
Jul 2008 - Jul 2008
In July of 2008, I assisted Dr. Lauren Ingraham in conducting a workshop entitled, "Reading Nonfiction, Reading the World: Preparing Middle and High School Students for Academic Success and Informed Citizenship." In addition to working through the logistics of the workshop, I also taught a day long session on reading film as a nonfiction document.
Aug 2006 - Dec 2007
Graduate Research Assistant
For Dr. Joyce Smith:
Assisted in research for conference papers and presentations. Assisted in the creation of a revised set of curriculum standards for the English Graduate Program. Created and published the UTC English Graduate Student Resource webpage. Designed and distributed the UTC English graduate program brochure.
For Dr. Eileen Meagher:
Assisted in the preparation of a book manuscript. Assisted in the revision of curriculum standards for the English Graduate Program. Worked as a program liason between the UTC Graduate School and the UTC Department of English.
Jan 2006 - Dec 2006
Lupton Library Day Circulation Supervisor
Duties and Responsibilities: Preformed duties as day circulation supervisor including supervision of 5 staff workers and 3 student workers.Coordinated and led weekly circulation department meetings, worked with the Dean of the library and the department heads from Reference and Instruction and Stacks Maintenance to ensure patron satisfaction and safety.Designed and implemented numerous safety plans for library policy.
Jan 2006 - Dec 2006
Courses Taught: Developmental Writing I & II, Freshman Composition, College 101
Aug 2004 - May 2005
Secondary English / SUCCESS Teacher
Courses Taught:9th and 10th Grade English Literature, SUCCESS (a life skills program for at-risk teens).
Jun 2003 - Jul 2004
Secondary English / Social Studies Teacher
Courses Taught:10th Grade English Literature, 11th Grade Economics, 10th Grade World History, 11th Grade U.S. History
May 2002 - May 2003
Courses Taught:Introductory ESL, Conversational ESL for Advanced Students, IntermediateGrammar.
Aug 1999 - May 2002
Research Assistant II
Duties and Responsiblities: Oversaw the selective sampling of various clover and grass species at four farms spread throughout different regions of the state of Georgia.Tabulated data from soil and yield tests, prepared conference presentations, and co-implemented quality control standards in forage research practices.
"God Must Be Dead If You're Alive : The Dead Kennedys, Fantasy Themes and the Construction of Politipunks Rhetorical Sphere." Popular Culture Association of the South. Jacksonville, FL. Fall 2007.
"Comparative Rhetorics in Contemporary West African Cinema." ETSO Conference at Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, TN. Spring 2007.
"Political Punk and the Creation of Rhetorical Space: The Dead Kennedys 1978-1986." GSRD Conference at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Chattanooga, TN. Spring 2007.
"The Transatlantic Appeal of Washington Irving's Sketchbook." The Conference of the Tennessee Philological Association. Chattanooga, TN. Fall 2006.
Outstanding Graduate Student in English.The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2007
Best Research Paper - Graduate Student Research Day - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2007
Sally B. Young English Scholarship - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2007
Dean's List - 4.0 Average - Program of English, 2005-2007
MyCompLab Tutorials - December 2008
I created a series of 15 MyCompLab screencast tutorials for faculty and students for Pearson Publishing that explained how to harness the power of MCL's e-writing environment. Talks are ongoing to genericize this model for the broader MyCompLab users around the country.
UTC English Electronic Classroom Manual - December 2008
I created a lab manual that serves as a quick reference for English composition teachers teaching in our electronic classroom. This classroom contains 20 iMac desktops, a SmartBoard, an overhead projector and a DocuCam.
UTC Lupton Library Commercial - June - August 2008
You can see this commercial by checking the "My Media" link on the right hand column. I used the Adobe CS3 Master Collection (specifically, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro) to create this piece.
UTC English Department - Ongoing
In my position in the UTC English Department, I develop tutorials and screencasts for improving teacher software use; furthermore, I also create media that allows students to better understand electronic writing environments.
College Composition and Communication
PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators)
National Council of Teachers of English
Search Committee for New Hire, Multiple Instances, UTC Lupton Library, 2006.
IT Council, UTC Lupton Library, 2006-2007.
Head, UTC Composition Teaching Group Three, 2007.
BT-4 Educators Certificate - State of Georgia - Secondary English - exp. 2008
TEFL Certificate - ITC Language Institute - Prague, CZ - 6/2002