Resume

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Faculty Associate
Arizona State University
Writers’ Studio (Online)
2017-present

  • Courses taught: English Composition I and II; Advanced Composition
  • Delivered lectures and assignments to undergraduate students using online format (Blackboard); evaluated tests and papers, prepared course syllabi, lessons, exercises and lab experiments as per department standards.
  • Initiated, facilitated, and moderated classroom discussions.
  • Maintained student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Average class is 10-40; teaching load is 2/2 each semester

Adjunct Professor
Regent University
College of Arts and Sciences
2016-present

  • Courses taught: English Composition I and II; Survey of Western Literature; British Literature I
  • Delivered lectures and assignments to undergraduate students using online format (Blackboard); evaluated tests and papers, prepared course syllabi, lessons, exercises and lab experiments as per department standards.
  • Initiated, facilitated, and moderated classroom discussions.
  • Maintained student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Average class is 10-40; teaching load is 2/2 each semester
  • Fundamentals of Blackboard (2016); Blackboard Certified Instructor (2017)

Adjunct Professor
Grand Canyon University
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
2013-present

  • Courses normally taught: English Composition I and II; American Narrative Experience; The Short Story
  • Delivered lectures and assignments to undergraduate students using hybrid format (online and face-to-face); evaluated tests and papers, prepared course syllabi, lessons, exercises and lab experiments as per department standards.
  • Initiated, facilitated, and moderated classroom discussions.
  • Maintained student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Average class size is 25-95; teaching load is 3/3 each semester
  • Comfortable teaching large seminar courses in composition (55-95 students per class)
  • Supervised 1-2 Instructional Assistants  each semester
  • Peer Reviewer for Faculty Training and Development (2015-present)
  • Specialty Reader for Institutional Effectiveness (2016-present)

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Education

Ph.D. in Communication
Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
2013-2017

  • Content Areas of Specialization: Visual Rhetoric and Communication
  • Dissertation Emphasis: Organizational Culture and the American Megachurch
  • Dissertation committee: Dr. John Keeler (Chair), Dr. Michael Graves, Dr. Marcus Pfeiffer, and Dr. Paul Creasman (Outside Reader)
  • Advanced to candidacy, February 2016
  • Proposal defended, October 2016
  • Dissertation defended, March 2017
  • Graduation, May 2017

Awards: School of Communication and the Arts Dean’s Scholarship recipient (2014-2017); Paul Huntsinger Scholarship recipient (2013-2014). Graduation with distinction, GPA: 4.0

Master of Arts in English Literature
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
2010-2012

  • English and American Literature; Expository Writing
  • Masters Thesis: Dr. David Kilpatrick (Advisor); Medieval Spirituality and the Feminine Concept of the Divine
  • Graduated with distinction, GPA: 3.9.

Bachelor or Arts in Humanities 
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1990-1993

  • Concentration: European Studies. Minor: English Literature.

Professional Organizations

  • Media-Ecology
  • National Communication Association (Language and Social Interaction; Media Studies)
  • Religious Communication Association
  • National Council for Teachers of English
  • Broadcast Education Association (History and Writing)
  • Sigma Tau Delta

Technical Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign) and Captivate
  • Knowledge of learning management systems (Moodle, Canvas, Loud Cloud, Blackboard)
  • Experience using Blackboard Collaborate, Google Hangouts, and Skype
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Power Point, Excel)
  • Knowledge of  statistical analysis software (SPSS) and Qualitative Data Analysis Software (MAXQDA)

RESEARCH Interests

  • Visual Rhetoric and Communication
  • History of Rhetoric
  • Language and Linguistics

PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Ethnography of Communication in Praxis in the Literature Classroom, The Journal of Instructional Research, August 2016

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