Resume

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

English Instructor
Arizona State University
Writers’ Studio
January 2017 – present

  • 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.
  • Master Class for Teaching Online (Certificate), July 2017

ADJUNCT EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Communications Professor
Liberty University
School of Communication and Digital Content
March 2017 – present

  • Competencies:
    • COMS 101 Speech Communication
    • COMS 546 Effective Social Media
    • DIGI 710 Digital and Strategic Audience Management
    • Graduate and Doctoral Faculty
  • Delivered lectures and assignments to 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.

Adjunct English Professor 
Regent University
College of Arts and Sciences
School of Communication and the Arts
May 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
    • UIS 310 Fundamentals of Grammar
  • Communication Competencies:
    • COM 601 Media Research and Analysis
  • 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.
  • Fundamentals of Blackboard (2016); Blackboard Certified Instructor (2017)

Adjunct English Instructor
Grantham University
College of Arts and Sciences
March 2017 – December 2018

  • Competencies:
    • EN 101 English Composition I
    • EN 102 English Composition II
    • EN 301 Survey of American Literature I
    • EN 302 Survey of American Literature II
    • EN 361 Technical Writing
    • GU 299 General Education Capstone
    • EN 405 Survey of Western Literature I
    • EN 406 Survey of Western Literature 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.

Adjunct Communications Professor 
Arizona Christian University
Department of English and Communications
May 2014 – December 2016

  • 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.
  • Average class size is 10-30

Adjunct English Professor 
Grand Canyon University
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
July 2013 – December 2018

  • English Competencies:
    • UNV 100 Developmental Writing
    • 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 40-100
  • 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 (2015-2017)
  • Specialty Reader for Institutional Effectiveness (2016-2017)

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Communications Analyst
CVS Caremark
2012-2013

  • Client-facing position; Provided support to commercial clients as part of the Member Communications Operations department; Problem-solving and resolution of HIPAA Violations in liaison with Legal and Brand and Compliance
  • Managed communication materials for health care medical and pharmacy benefits to clients

Enrollment Advisor
University of Phoenix
2011-2012

  • Enrolled students in Healthcare and Nursing (Bachelors and Masters) programs

Website Developer
Ace Promotions
1997-2011

  • Created and designed multimedia websites for clients in Arizona, California, and Northern Europe
  • Hosted and managed websites for clients and provided technical and customer support as needs required

Graphic Artist
Ads Up! Advertising
1993-1996

  • Designed custom promotional product artwork for small advertising and marketing firm
  • Created brochures for events and tournaments
  • Produced “South Bay Sports Magazine” for local delivery to businesses in Silicon Valley

Sr. Contracts Administrator
Teradata Corporation
1985-1990

  • Managed commercial and federal sector customer support contracts for a database manufacturing firm

Office Administrator
CompuServe, Inc.
1984-1985

  • Managed a busy sales office and provided customer technical software training

Engineering Assistant
NuTech Engineering, Inc.
1982-1983

  • Managed over 10,000+ technical engineering drawings for a large nuclear engineering firm

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Education

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

    • Content Areas of Specialization: Rhetoric and Communication
    • Dissertation: The Role of Mediated Communication on the Formation of Organizational Identity and Culture: A Content Analysis of American Megachurch Websites
    • 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: Medieval Spirituality and the Feminine Concept of the Divine
    • Thesis Advisor: Dr. David Kilpatrick
  • Graduated with distinction, GPA: 3.9.

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

    • Major Concentration: European Studies
  • Minor Concentration: English Literature
  • Senior Thesis: The Tragedy of Self-Fulfillment or The Pursuit of Individualism in Modern Drama
  • Advisor: Dr. Marianina Olcott

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

Professional Organizations

  • Media-Ecology
  • National Communication Association (Language and Social Interaction; Media Studies)
  • Religious Communication Association
  • National Council of 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

  • Rhetoric and Communication
  • Cultural and Identity Studies
  • Communication and Faith

PUBLICATIONS / 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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