Resume

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Instructor
Grantham University
2017-present

  • English Competencies:
    • EN101 English Composition I
    • EN102 English Composition II
    • EN 361 Technical Writing
    • EN301 Survey of American Literature I
    • EN 302 Survey of American Literature II
    • EN 405 Literature of the Western World I
    • EN 406 Literature of the Western World II
  • 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 engaged in classroom discussions.
  • Maintained student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Average class is 29; diverse student population (working adults and military)
  • GU900 VIP2 Instructor Certification course (required)

Faculty Associate
Arizona State University
Writers’ Studio
2017-present

  • English Competencies:
    • ENG 101 English Composition I
    • ENG 102 English Composition II
  • 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 engaged in classroom discussions.
  • Maintained student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Average class is 25; teaching load is 1/1 each sub-semester

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

  • English Competencies:
    • ENG 101 English Composition I
    • ENG 102 English Composition II
    • ENG 205 Survey of Western Literature
    • ENG 211 British Literature I
  • Education Competencies:
    • UIS 310 Fundamentals of Grammar
  • 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 engaged in classroom discussions.
  • Maintained student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Average class is 15-35; teaching load is 2/2 each sub-semester
  • Fundamentals of Blackboard (2016); Blackboard Certified Instructor (2017)

Adjunct Professor
Ohio Christian University
Adult and Graduate Studies
2016-2017

  • English Competencies:
    • ENG 1000 English Composition I
  • 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.

Adjunct Professor
Arizona Christian University
Department of English and Communications
2014-2017

  • English Competencies:
    • ENG 101 English Composition I
  • Communication Competencies:
    • COM 203 Introduction to Communication
  • 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.

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

  • English Competencies:
    • ENG 105 English Composition 1
    • ENG 106 English Composition 2
    • ENG 350 American Literature 1
    • ENG 356 The Short Story
  • Communication Competencies:
    • COM 100 Fundamentals of Communication
    • COM 263 Elements of Intercultural Communication
    • COM 456 Organizational Communication
  • 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 40-95; teaching load is 3/3 each semester
  • Comfortable teaching large seminar courses in composition (70-95 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 Organizational Communication
  • Dissertation Emphasis: Organizational Culture and Identity Research
  • Dissertation committee: Dr. John Keeler (Chair), Dr. Michael P. 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 of Arts in Humanities 
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1990-1993

  • Concentration: European Studies. Minor: English Literature.

Associates of Arts in Liberal Studies 
Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA
1980-1984

  • Concentration: Commercial Art

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, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Knowledge of  statistical analysis software (SPSS) and Qualitative Data Analysis Software (MAXQDA)

RESEARCH Interests

  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Organizational Communication
  • Cultural Studies and Identity Research

PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “The Role of Mediated Communication on the Formation of Organizational Identity and Culture: A Content Analysis of American Megachurch Websites,” Regent University, March 2017
  • “Ethnography of Communication in Praxis in the Literature Classroom,” The Journal of Instructional Research, August 2016
  • “Medieval Spirituality and the Feminine Concept of the Divine,” Mercy College, May 2012

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