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Summary

  • Dedicated educator with 10 years experience researching and teaching in the fields of linguistics, developmental writing, and business communication.
  • Freelance editor/writer with 10 years experience editing grants, resumes, and other business correspondence.

Work experience

Aug 2003Mar 2008

Instructor, English

  • Innovatively addressing college English concepts, focusing heavily on arguments, research, and critical thinking skills
  • Integrating faith, critique of popular culture, and writing
  • Developing new Freshman English and Developmental writing course content
  • Adapting emergent technologies such as weblogs, instant messaging, and chat in the writing classroom
  • Coordinating Celebration of Student Writing each semester, drawing up to 100 attendees
  • Troubleshooting in Mac computer classrooms
  • Addressing needs of ESL/International students in and outside the classroom
  • Teaching Areas:  Developmental Writing, Freshman English, Business Writing, American Literature
Jan 2003Aug 2003

Adjunct Faculty, English

Grayson County College
  • Created curriculum focusing heavily on research and analysis
  • Designed and implemented online version of course
  • Incorporated college concepts into a dual-credit high school course

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Education

Aug 1997Dec 2007

ABD

Concentration Area: Linguistics and Composition/Rhetoric

Dissertation Topic: New Media in the Classroom

Aug 1995May 1997

MA

Concentration Area: American Literature, 18th Century British Literature, Writing

Thesis: “Suspension of Herself”: Alabama’s Struggle to Fulfill Artistic Needs in Zelda Fitzgerald’s Save Me the Waltz

Aug 1992May 1995

BA

Concentration Area: American Literature and Technical Writing