Aug 1991 - May 1996


Oklahoma State University
Jan 1990 - Aug 1991


Aug 1987 - Dec 1989


Work History

Work History
Aug 1996 - Present


Jones County Junior College


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


  • 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.

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.
  • “ Alternative Approaches.” CFTTC, Biloxi, MS, February 2009.
  • “ Best Practicies.” CFTTC, Biloxi, MS, February, 2009.

Professional Organizations

  • Two-Year College English Association--Mississippi.  Currently serving as state chair.
  • Two-Year College English Association--Southeast.  Currently serving as website tender.
  • Two-year College English Association--National.
  • National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Conference of College Composition and Communication.
  • South Mississippi Writing Project.