Aug 2008 - Present
Aug 2006 - May 2008
“Sensing and Intuitive Preferences: A Stylistic Analysis of First Year Composition Student Writing”
Committee: Dr. Carole Clark Papper (chair), Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinney, and Dr. Linda Hanson
Aug 2002 - May 2006
“Consuming Media” (BookReview). The Review of Communication. 9.1 (Jan 2009): forthcoming.
Editor, Writing Center Tutor Training Guide. (In-house) Ball State University (May 2008).
“Ball State University Writing Center Timeline.” Writing Center Tutor Training Guide. (In-house) Ball State University (May 2008).
Teaching pedagogy, Critical pedagogy, Writing Center Theory, Tutor training pedagogy, Writing Center history,Stylistics, and Personality type theory.
Kent State University, Department of English, Kent, OH, Aug 2208 - Present
Taught select courses in the First Year Writing Program with technololgy integrated.
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Ball State University, Department of English, Muncie, IN, Jan 2007 – May 2008
Taught two semesters of English 103 and one semester of English 104 with technology integrated.
Ball State University, Department of English, Muncie, IN, Aug 2007 – Dec 2006
Mentee in two English 103, English Composition 1 classes, developed lesson plans, integrated Technology.
Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, GER, May 2005-June 2005
Taught Advance Business English to employees of Arzneimittelwerk Dresden and observed teaching of English in a German Elementary School setting and a German University setting.
Ball State University Writing Center, Muncie, IN, May 2007 – May 2008
Developed tutor training materials, facilitated tutor training, and assisted in the daily administrative work of the Writing Center.
Assistant to the Director
Kent State University, Kent, OH, January 2006 – May 2006
Developed guidelines, flyers, and instructions for the KSU Writing Center and assisted in developing and testing an online distance tutoring program.
Office Manager and Tutor
Kent State University Writing Center, Kent, OH, August 2004- May 2006
Developed and conducted workshops, assisted in the daily administrative work of the Writing Center and assisted students in the writing process.
President, Graduate Student Advisory Board, Muncie, IN Aug 2007 – May 2008.
Assistant, Basic Writing Grading Session, Muncie, IN April 2007 – May 2008.
Committee Member, Contract Faculty Teaching Award Committee, Muncie, IN April 2008
Co-Organizer, “So it goes… A Tribute to Kurt Vonnegut” Marathon Reading Muncie, IN Oct 2007.
Coordinator, Ball State University Writing Program Teaching Circles, Muncie, IN Aug 2007 –May 2008.
"What's HAPPENING in our sessions?: Drawing parallels from the art of the 1960s' to Writing Center tutorials." (With Jennifer Schneider) East Central Writing Centers Association Conference Columbus, OH. April 2008.
"Writing and Style: Exploring the relationship between First Year Composition and personality types" Practical Criticism Midwest. Muncie, IN. Feb. 2008.
“Spice it Up: Exploring Tutor Training Trends.” (With Jennifer Schneider) National Conference of Peer Tutoring in Writing. State College, PA. Oct. 2007.
“The 5 W’s of Personality and Tutoring.” (With Jennifer Schneider) Northeast Ohio Writing Centers Association ConferenceBurton, OH. Sept. 2007.
“Learning to help a student with different views than your own.” (Moderator) Northeast Ohio Writing Centers Association ConferenceBurton, OH. Sept. 2007.
“Find Your Center: Exploring Tutor Training Manuals and Their Place in the Writing Center Tradition.” (With Jennifer Schneider) East Central Writing Centers Association Conference Bowling Green, OH. March 2007.
“A Unique Personality – A Unique Tutor: Finding the Parallels Between Personality and Tutoring.” East Central Writing Centers Association Conference Alliance, OH, March 2006.
“Motivation: The main ingredient of the success of the Writing Center.” (Panel) East Central Writing Centers Association ConferenceAlliance, OH, March 2006.
“What’s Your Style?” (With Jennifer Schneider) East Central Writing Centers Association ConferenceAdrian, MI, April 2005.