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Education

Aug 1991May 1996

Ph.D.

Oklahoma State University

English, Creative Writing (Poetry) and Contemporary American Literature

Jan 1990Aug 1991

M.A.

University of Southern MIssissippi

English, Modern British and American Literature

Aug 1987Dec 1989

B.S.

University of Southern Mississippi

Double major in English and Radio, Television, Film

Work History

Aug 2013Present

English Instructor 

Hinds Community College

Courses Taught: English Composition I and II, American Literature, World Literature, Creative Writing, Intermediate English, Online Courses in American Literature and Creative Writing

Aug 1996May 2013

English Instructor

Jones County Junior College

Courses Taught: English Composition I and II, World Literature, British Literature, Creative Writing, Intermediate English, Introduction to Humanities, Online Courses in World Literature and Composition

Grants

  • Director, Mississippi Humanities Council Grant for 2010 Eudora Welty Celebration
  • Co-Director, Mississippi Arts Commission Grant for Arts Integration Program 2009
  • Blackboard Enhancement Grant from the AT&T Institute for MSVCC 2008.

Awards

  • Pinyon Poetry Book Award 2009.
  • JCJC Lamplighter 2009.
  • JCJC Humanities Teacher of the Year 2006.

2009 Presentations

  • "Teaching Southern Women Writers."  Presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention in Philadelphia, PA with Beverly Fatherree.  November 2009.
  • "Journaling in the Digital Age."  Presented at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.  September 2009.
  • "Using Google Documents in the Classroom."  Presented at Pearl River Community College, Southwest Mississippi Community College, and Jones Junior College.  July and August 2009.
  • “A Tribute to Welty.” Presented at Jones County Junior College for the Eudora Welty Birthday Celebration. April 2009.
  • “Making Waves to Make a Difference: The TYCAM Textbook Project.” Panel presentation at CCCC in San Francisco with Laura Hammons, Beverly Fatherree, Glynda Duncan, and Sandra Barnhouse. My part of the presentation was on meeting the technological needs of students and instructors.  March 2009
  • “The Virtual Library Tour.” Presentation of completed project for a Blackboard Enhancement Grant awarded by the AT&T Institute for the MSVCC. Presented at TYCAM (Two Year College English Association of Mississippi) in Ocean Springs, MS and CFTTC (Creating Futures Through Technology Conference) in Biloxi, MS.  January and February 2009.
  • “Sceencasting on a Shoestring.” TYCA-SE, Greensboro, NC, February 2009.“Making Waves to Make a Difference: The TYCAM Textbook Project.” TYCA-SE, Greensboro, NC, February 2009. And CCCC, San Francisco, CA, March 2009.
  • “Turnitin.com: Alternative Approaches.” CFTTC, Biloxi, MS, February 2009.
  • “Turnitin.com: Best Practicies.” CFTTC, Biloxi, MS, February, 2009.

Professional Organizations

  • Two-Year College English Association--Mississippi.   
  • Two-Year College English Association--Southeast.  
  • Two-year College English Association--National.
  • National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Conference of College Composition and Communication.
  • South Mississippi Writing Project.

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