Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Advanced English Composition Instructor

Center for Language, Arts & Behavioral Sciences (LABS), Community College of Denver

Taught hybrid courses, ENG 121: English Composition I and ENG 122: English Composition II, using various Web 2.0 technology; Taught students to interpret and work with multimedia texts, such as Tweets (Twitter), static and animated images and webcomics, Documentary, Youtube, TED, Academic Earth, Big Think videos, and Sound Cloud audios; Converted traditional oral essay presentation to animated video essay presentation through Xtranormal, Goanimate and Animoto Web 2.0 tools; Designed collaborative writing projects using Google Docs, Prezi, Wallwisher, Evernote, Titanpad, Wetpaint Wiki, Twitter and Bubbl.us Web 2.0 tools; Utilized Desire2Learn (D2L) Online Learning Management System for assigning discussions, quizzes, rubrics and grade assessments

Jan 2011 - Present

English Composition Instructor

FastStart Program, Community College of Denver

Taught Faststart accelerated course, ENG 090: Basic Composition combined with ENG 121: English Composition I, using various Web 2.0 tools; Taught students to interpret and work with multimedia texts, such as Tweets (Twitter), static and animated images and webcomics, Documentary, Youtube, TED, Academic Earth, Big Think videos, and Sound Cloud audios; Converted traditional oral essay presentation to animated video essay presentation through Xtranormal, Goanimate and Animoto Web 2.0 tools; Designed collaborative writing projects using Google Docs, Prezi, Wallwisher, Evernote, Titanpad, Wetpaint Wiki, Twitter and Bubbl.us Web 2.0 tools; Utilized Desire2Learn (D2L) Online Learning Management System for assigning discussions, quizzes, rubrics and grade assessments

Jan 2008 - Present

Developmental English Instructor

Center for Educational Advancement (CEA), Community College of Denver

Taught ENG 060: Writing Fundamentals and ENG 090: Basic Composition using various Web 2.0 tools; Taught students to interpret and work with multimedia texts, such as Tweets (Twitter), static and animated images and webcomics, Documentary, Youtube, TED, Academic Earth, Big Think videos, and Sound Cloud audios; Converted traditional oral essay presentation to animated video essay presentation through Xtranormal, Goanimate and Animoto Web 2.0 tools; Designed collaborative writing projects using Google Docs, Prezi, Wallwisher, Evernote, Titanpad, Wetpaint Wiki, Twitter and Bubbl.us Web 2.0 tools; Utilized Desire2Learn (D2L) Online Learning Management System for assigning discussions, quizzes, rubrics and grade assessments; Piloted courses that incorporated Pearson Education’s MyWritingLab.com plus website in lesson plans to aid and reinforce instruction

Jul 2011 - Present

Web Designer/Web Manager

Fire Habit Press (Academic Publishing)

Designed, created, maintained, and updated the website for Fire Habit Press, an academic and peer reviewed digital journal that features multi-disciplinary works that focus on the intersections of rhetoric, poetics, literature, philosophy and other disciplines. The website is currently in development

Jun 1997 - Present

EFL Tutor and Private Tutor

Teikyo University, Hachioji Campus

Provided tutoring and private tutoring to students on the following subjects:  EFL; Business English; Conversational English

Jan 2005 - Dec 2006

English Literature Tutor

Private English Tutoring

Provided private tutoring to students on the following subjects:  Shakespeare’s Historical Dramas; Academic Research Methodology

Education

Education
May 2011 - Present

MH

University of Colorado, Denver

Humanities and Social Sciences Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Master Thesis:

November 11, 2010 - “The Connection between Ontology of Nature and Ethics in the Philosophies of Spinoza and Laozi,” 115 pages, University of Colorado, Denver

Research Essay:

December 3, 2007 - “A Jungian Analysis of the Creation Stories, Noah, and Jacob and Esau,” 64 pages, Research Essay completed for The Old Testament graduate course, University of Colorado, Denver

Dec 2006 - Present

BA, English

University of Colorado, Denver

Graduated with Honors: Magna Cum Laude

English Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Honors Project:

December 13, 2006 - "The Rise and Death of Richard III:  Women's Influence in History through the Power of Words," 39 pages, Honors Project for BA in English, University of Colorado, Denver

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 2011 - Present

Effective Assessment and Assignment Design with Youtube

COLTT 2011
Jun 2011 - Present

Effective Assessment and Assignment Design with Youtube

Advanced DWP 2011
May 2011 - Present

Assessment with Video Essays

CEA
Apr 2011 - Present

Effective Assignment Design and Assessment with Youtube

DTI Faculty Academy 2011
Aug 2010 - Present

Web 2.0 in Practice Across Disciplines

COLTT 2010
Apr 2010 - Present

Effective Tools for Teaching and Writing Across Disciplines

DTI Faculty Academy 2010
Mar 2010 - Present

Using Blog Collaboration to Improve Writing

CEA
Dec 2009 - Present

Applying Image Grammar to Multiple Disciplines

University of Colorado, Denver
Dec 2009 - Present

Google Docs: A Collaborative Writing Tool

Auraria Library
Nov 2009 - Present

Google Docs: A Collaborative Writing Tool

TLC
Aug 2009 - Present

Evaluating and Tracking Students’ Writing Progress through Google Docs

CEA
Jul 2009 - Present

Critical Thinking in Reader Responses

DWP 2009
Apr 2012 - Present

Multimodal Research, Synthesis and Composition with Storify (Awaiting Response)

eLCC 2012