I've been an overseas development worker, a sports writer, and a Capitol Hill reporter. I finally made my way to academia, where my research interests are in petrofiction, pedagogy, student-centered and service learning, feminist and postcolonial studies.
- PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013, English Literature & Criticism
- MA, Indiana University, 2003, Comparative Literature
- BS, Ohio University, 1991, Journalism
- At UNM-G: English 099, English 100, English 110, English 120
- Elsewhere: Introduction to Humanities Literature, Film as Literature, Technical Report Writing, First Year Experience, Creative Writing (Nonfiction),
- Elsewhere: World Literature, and a range of composition and research writing courses.
I previously taught for Indiana University of Pennsylvania as a temporary professor. I have been an adjunct for Butler County Community College and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. I also served as an AmeriCorps volunteer at Lenape Technical School in Ford City, PA. After I completed my MA, I taught fulltime for five years at Eastern Arizona College. I was a volunteer English teacher in Ombalantu, Namibia with WorldTeach and I worked with Outreach Kenya Development Volunteers to help build/establish a library.
- "Fostering Community Engagement through Intentionality and Faculty-Librarian Partnership." Library Service Learning and Engaged Scholarship Success Stories: Learning through Service in Library-Related Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities. Eds. Theresa McDevitt and Caleb Finegan. Chicago: ACRL. Anticipated publication date: December 2017. Co-author with James Fisk, MLS.
- "Inherent Enchantments." Review: Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome. Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman. Postmodern Culture.http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/pmc/. Submitted 20 June 2017. Pending.
- "CTE as Lifelong Learning Portal." Techniques (Jan. 2016): 32-5.
- The First Nations' Way: Indigenous People's Literary and Political Resistance to Big Oil." Energy in Literature: Essays on Energy and Its Social and Environmental Implications in Twentieth-Century Literary Texts. Ed. Paula Farca. Oxford, UK: TrueHeart. August 2015. "Multimodal Concept Drawings: Engaging EALs in Brainstorming about Course Terms." TESOL Journal. Special Topics Issue: "Critical Crossroads: Investigating Nonnativeness, Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in an Era of World Englishes" 5:3 (Sept. 2014): 523-31. Co-author with Dr. Ann Amicucci. . Peer-reviewed
- MLA Bibliography Fellow, 2017-2020.
- Nominee, IUP Literature & Criticism Program's "Outstanding Dissertation Award," 2013
- Two-time Recipient, Graduate Women's Leadership Award (2012 and 2010)
- ASEAC Advisor of the Year, 2006