Teaching

COMPETENCIES

Grantham University

  • EN101 – English Composition I
    • This course develops written communication skills with emphasis on understanding the writing process. Students will analyze readings and practice writing for personal and professional applications. This course satisfies the General Education requirement.
  • EN102 – English Composition II
    • This course expands writing skills developed in English Composition I. Writing a structured, research term paper develops additional proficiency in composing academic papers through the process of pre-writing, writing and re-writing. Research skills with the internet and published resources are integrated into composition with an emphasis on distinguishing supportive evidence.
  • EN301 – Survey of American Literature I
    • This course examines America’s literary heritage from the times of Christopher Columbus through Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Literary topics include the literature of early America (e.g. authored by Columbus, Captain John Smith, William Bradford, the New England Primer and Jonathan Edwards), the literature of the eighteenth century (e.g. authored by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson) and the literature of the early-to-mid-nineteenth century (e.g., authored by Washington Irving, Cooper, Poe, Emerson, Melville, Douglass, Lincoln and Hawthorne).
  • EN302 – Survey of American Literature II
    • This course is a continuation of the literature examined in Survey of American Literature I. Students will examine and analyze a collection of American Literature beginning with writers from late 19th Century through present times. Some of the great literary works to be read are from Mark Twain, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Eudora Welty and others.
  • EN361 – Technical Writing
    • This course explores the fundamental principles of successful professional communication. Topics include how to write business correspondence, job search correspondence, public relations documents and professional reports. Students will also learn how to define audiences and purpose, design document layout, and write, revise and proofread text.
  • EN405 – Literature of the Western World I
    • This course covers the literature of the Western World from ancient times through the Renaissance. This anthology is limited to the literature of Europe and America but provides extensive analytic and explanatory apparatus. Topics covered include literature from the ancient world (e.g. authors such as the Bible, Sophocles, and Virgil), the Middle Ages (e.g., authors such as Dante and Chaucer) and the Renaissance (e.g., authors such as Milton, de Cervantes and Shakespeare).
  • EN406 – Literature of the Western World II
    • An intermediate level course that is a study of literary offerings from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Some of the great literary works to be read are selections from Moliere, Swift, Pope, Hobbes, Locke, the Romantics, the Realists and the Naturalists and both Modern and Contemporary writers. This course considers the writings themselves and the world in which the authors practiced their craft.
  • GU299 – General Education Capstone
    • GU299 is the capstone course for Grantham University’s general education program, and it serves a dual purpose. First, GU299 helps students’ bridge the gap between the broad-based learning they experience throughout their general education courses and the discipline-specific learning they will engage in as they move closer toward degree completion. Secondly, by highlighting the specific skills and knowledge they attained through their general studies and working with them to incorporate those skills and that knowledge within their specific academic areas, students will achieve a greater awareness of how knowledge is intertwined, and better recognize how information drawn from one experience can be applied directly toward another, leading them to become more actively engaged, socially aware citizens of the various communities to which they belong.

Arizona State University

  • ENG 101 – English Composition I
    • Discover, organize and develop ideas in relation to the writer’s purpose, subject, and audience. Emphasizes modes of written discourse and effective use of rhetorical principles.
  • ENG 102 – English Composition II
    • Critical reading and writing; emphasizes strategies of academic discourse. Research paper required.

Grand Canyon University

  • UNV 100 – Developmental Writing Skills
    • This course is for students who need to improve their foundational English writing skills and strategies. The class reviews fundamentals such as grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and effective paragraph development. It also focuses on the basics of prewriting and revision strategies, style, and development. Students begin with simple writing tasks but progressively increase to more complex multi-paragraph essay assignments in preparation for academic writing at the college level.
  • ENG 105 – English Composition I
    • This is a course in writing academic prose, including various types of essays, arguments, and constructions. A writing-intensive course.
  • ENG 106 – English Composition II
    • This course explores various types of research writing, with a focus on constructing essays, arguments, and research reports based on primary and secondary sources. A writing-intensive course.
  • ENG 350 –
    • This course is a study of outstanding authors, their works, and the literary movements from the Colonial Age to Romanticism (1850).
  • ENG 356 – The Short Story
    • This course is a study of the short story in English and in translation, its development, the different types, and an analysis of technique.
  • COM 100 – Fundamentals of Communication
    • This course is an introduction to the field of communication with emphasis on the history of communication study, relevant communication theories guiding current research, the contexts in which communication occurs, and issues faced by students of communication. The course focuses on introducing students to various communication models as well as theories and skills in interpersonal communication, small group communication, mass communication, intercultural communication, and public communication.
  • COM 456 – Organizational Communication
    • The course covers historical and contemporary organizational theory and application across organizational contexts of corporate communication, team/small group communication, and interpersonal communication. Organizational theory and application topics, including leadership, are covered within each major area.

Arizona Christian University

  • ENG 101 – English Composition I
    • This is a course in writing academic prose, including various types of essays, arguments, and constructions. A writing-intensive course.
  • ENG 102 – English Composition II
    • This course explores various types of research writing, with a focus on constructing essays, arguments, and research reports based on primary and secondary sources. A writing-intensive course.
  • COM 203 – Introduction to Communication
    • This course seeks to answer five key questions: What is communication? Where does it occur? How does it occur? Why does it matter? How do we study it? In answering these questions the course provides an introduction to major issues in the field of communication.

Regent University

  • ENGL 101 – English Composition I
    • Study and development of skills in planning, writing, and revising the expository essay, with attention given to developing a thesis, providing adequate support, and developing paragraphs with clear introductions and conclusions. This course should be taken in the first year.
  • ENGL 102 – English Composition II
    • An introduction to research skills and academic writing. Students learn and practice the common steps and formats in writing a university-level research paper, such as writing and submitting proposals, writing literature reviews, following general research paper formats, and using an annotated bibliography.
  • ENGL 205 – Literature of the Western World
    • Great literary works in the Western tradition from the ancient to the present.
  • ENGL 211 – British Literature I
    • Survey of English literature from the Middle Ages through the eighteenth century (450-1798). Primary emphasis is placed upon the works of major writers, with general references to the historical, social and biographical backgrounds as necessary information for an understanding of the literature. Parallel reading and reports are required.
  • UIS 310 – Fundamentals of Grammar
    • Study of the English language and its structure including grammatical accuracy, usage, punctuation, spelling, and mechanics.
  • COM 708 – History of Communication
    • Interdisciplinary analysis of communication history, with a special focus on the emergence and influence of communication systems and technologies on societies and cultures observed through a biblical lens.
    • Required course in doctoral pedagogy; team-taught as a teaching assistant alongside full-time Regent University faculty during fall 2015.

COURSEWORK FOR ADVANCED STUDY

Doctoral Courses at Regent University 

  • COM 700 – Introduction to Communication Studies
  • COM 701 – Historical/Critical Research Methods
  • COM 702 – Quantitative Research Methods
  • COM 703 – Qualitative Research Methods
  • COM 704 – Applied Research Methods
  • COM 705 – Advanced Communication Theory
  • COM 708 – History of Communication
  • COM 709 – Theology and Communication
  • COM 730 – Writing for Publication
  • COM 785 – Family Communication
  • COM 791 – Doctoral Pedagogy in History of Communication
  • COM 795 – Dissertation Research I and II
  • COM 797 – Qualification Examinations
  • COM 799 – Dissertation Mentoring

Master’s Courses at Regent University 

  • COM 507 – Social Media and Internet Marketing
  • COM 628 – Leadership Theory and Communication
  • COM 631 – Organizational Communication
  • COM 652 – Crisis Communication

Master’s Courses at Mercy College

  • ENGL 500 – Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 501 – Themes and Genres of Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 502 – Humanism in Renaissance Texts
  • ENGL 503 – Reason and Imagination
  • ENGL 506 – History of Poetic Forms
  • ENGL 509 – Perspectives on the Essay
  • ENGL 510 – Theory and Practice of Expository Writing
  • ENGL 514 – Major Authors: Chaucer
  • ENGL 515 – Literature of Colonial America
  • ENGL 516 – Thesis Seminar

Other Courses

  • RES 320 – Foundations of Research

Professional Development

  • Foundations for Teaching with Blackboard Certificate (Regent University, 2016-2017)
    • Core modules: Blackboard Fundamentals, More Blackboard Fundamentals, Grade Center, Collaborate, Tools to Support Student Engagement, Designing and Deploying Assessments, and Universal Design: Accessibility
    • Elective modules: Accelerated Course Best Practices, Content Management System, Digital Portfolios for Student Assessment, Course Readiness: Getting Off to a Great Start, Integrating Open Educational Resources with Backwards Design, Applying the Quality Matters Rubric, Moderating Effective Online Discussions, Panopto 1 and Panopto 2, VoiceThread and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
  • Master Class for Teaching Online (Arizona State University, 2017)
    • Workshop focus on Teaching with Digital Tools (Screencasting, YellowDig, PitchVantage)
    • Assessing the Online Learner, Effective Online Discussions, and Applying the Quality Matters Rubric