Currently a member of English Department Faculty (OYO) at Mesa Community College, as well as a part-time employee at KJZZ, Rio Salado College.
Have taught English, English Humanities, Humanities, and Reading in the Maricopa Community College District primarily at Scottsdale Community College Fall 2000 through Fall 2005 (Traditional, Blackboard-Enhanced; ENG 071, 101, 102; Business Grammar, Workforce Development) and Mesa Community College Spring 2006 to present (Traditional, WebCT-Enhanced, Online; ENG 081, 091, 101, 102; ENH 254), while also teaching first at Rio Salado College in 2001 (Distance; ENG 101, HUM 210) then at GateWay Community College Summer 2003 through Spring 2006 (Traditional, Blackboard-Enhanced; RDG 081, 091, ENG 071, 101, 102).
Have worked for KJZZ-KBAQ (Rio Salado College) from June 2001 to present, first in the Development Department (2001-2004 as Newsletter Editor and On-Staff Writer), then in Programming (2004 to present as Production Assistant for "Those Lowdown Blues").
Faculty Associate, Department of English, Arizona State University Fall 2006 through Spring 2010 (Traditional, Blackboard-Enhanced, Online, Hybrid; WAC 101, Stretch 101; ENG 101, 102, 105, 301)
English Faculty, Paralegal Program, Long Technical College, East Valley 2004-2005 (Comp I, Comp II)
English Instructor, Vietnam Volunteers of Arizona in collaboration with the Refugee Resettlement Program, International Rescue Committee, Catholic Social Services, and the Lutheran Social Ministry of the Southwest 2001-2002 (Traditional; ESL Level 1)
Faculty Training and Student Tutoring
Teaching Fellow, Center for Teaching and Learning, Mesa Community College, Fall 2007-present (Plagiarism and Turnitin.com Workshops)
Writing Tutor, Writing Center, Mesa Community College, Summer 2006, 2007, 2008, Spring 2009
Faculty Training Instructor, Center for Teaching and Learning, GateWay Community College, Spring 2005 through Spring 2006 (Turnitin.com Workshops)
Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Collaboration between English Dept and Radiography Dept, GateWay Community College, 2004-2005
College: Developmental Education Committee, E-Learning Committee, Student Success Committee, Women's Studies/Women's History Month Committee
Department: Developmental Education Committee, Composition Committee, Humanities Committee
Previous Committees and Service Work
Judge, MCC All-Academic Team, 2007, 2008, 2010
MCC Representative, Adjunct Faculty Association Board, Fall 2006 through Summer 2010
Writing Programs Self-Study Committee, ASU, 2009-2010
Faculty Associate Representative, Writing Programs Committee, ASU, 2008-2010
College Leadership Team, MCC, 2008-2010
International Film Festival Committee, MCC, 2007-2010
Teaching & Learning With Technology Committee, MCC, 2008
Student Outcomes Committee, MCC, 2008
Humanities Faculty Professional Learning Community, MCC, 2007-2008
ENG101 Textbook Committee, SCC, 2005
ENG101 Assessment Committee, SCC, 2004-2005
Turnitin.com Research & Implementation Project, GWCC, 2004-2005
ENG102 Assessment Committee, SCC, 2004-2005
Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society Vice-President, MCC, 1995-1996
Associate Editor, Fiction, Hayden's Ferry Review, ASU, 1994-1996
Literacy Outreach Vice President, Co-Founder, ASU 1994-1995
Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society Treasurer, MCC, 1994-1995
Mesa Community College Parent's Association President, MCC, 1992-1993
|ENG101||First-Year Composition||3 Credits|
|Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on expository writing and understanding writing as a process. Establishing effective college-level writing strategies through four or more writing projects comprising at least 3,000 words in total.
Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097 or WAC101, or a grade of B or better in ALT100, or (a grade of C in ALT100 AND Corequisites: ENG101LL or ENG107LL OR WAC101 OR ENG100A+).
Due to the possibility of last-minute schedule changes, students are encouraged to attend the first class meeting before purchasing the textbook.
|General Education Designations: First-Year Composition [FYC]|
08/25/2021 - 12/17/2021
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session.
Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.
Degrees & Awards
Master of Arts, English, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Thesis: “’Kaleidoscopic’ Historiography: Time and Reference in the Novels of Penelope Lively”
Bachelor of Arts, English (Humanities Minor), Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1997
Associate of Arts, Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona, 1993
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