Curriculum Vitae


EDUCATION

Ph.D., English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2012

            Specialization: Composition

Dissertation: “Dropped into the Deep End: A Study of Journals in First-Year Composition”

M.A., English – Kansas State University, 2000

B.A., English, University of Mississippi, 1998

A.A., Liberal Arts, Itawamba Community College, 1996


ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Instructor of English, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Senatobia, Mississippi.

August 2010-May 2016

Instructor of English, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, South Carolina.

August 2005-May 2006

Assistant Professor of English, Temporary, Gordon State College, Barnesville, Georgia.

August 2003-May 2005

Adjunct Lecturer of English, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

August 2007-January 2009

Graduate Assistant, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania.

August 2006-December 2008

Adjunct Instructor of English, Itawamba Community College, Fulton, Mississippi.

August 2001-May 2003

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

August 1998-May 2000

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Northwest Mississippi Community College, August 2010 - Present

English Composition I

English Composition II

English Composition I (Honors)

Englsih Composition II (Honors)

Beginning English (Basic Writing)

English Composition II (Online)


Greenville Technical College, 2005-2006

Developmental English

English Composition I

English Composition II


Gordon State College, 2002-2005

Humanities I

Humanities II

Creative Writing

English Composition I

English Composition II


Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2008

Introduction to Composition

Research Writing

Public Speaking


University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 2006-2009

English Composition I

English Composition II


Itawamba Community College, 2000-2002

English Composition I

English Composition II


Kansas State University, 1998-2000

Expository Writing I

Expository Writing II


PUBLICATIONS

“I Don’t Want to Know: Resistance and First-Year Composition” TYCA-SE Journal, (April, 2011)


PRESENTATIONS

“This Old Assignment,” TYCA-SE, February 28, 2016. 

“Zombie Pedagogy: Bringing Classrooms Back to Life.” TYCAM, Sept. 19, 2014

 “Writing Across Campus” NWCC Faculty Luncheon, February 5, 2014

“I Don’t Want to Know: Resistance and First-Year Composition” TYCA-SE, Decatur, GA, 2011

“I Don’t Want to Know, Resistance and First-Year Composition” Faculty Forum, Northwest Mississippi Community College, 2011

This I Believe to Foster Critical Thinking” TYCA-SE, Virginia Beach, Virginia. February 28, 2012.

“Of Bombs and Battleships: The Corporatization of Literacy Education in America.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, April 1, 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Like Shingles on a Roof: The Metaphors of Literacy” EASPSU Conference, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, October 2007.

“Introduction to Turnitin.com”, Gordon College, 2004.

“Presenting Turnitin.com”, Gordon College, 2004.

“Toothless and Wailing”, Masters of the Universe, Kansas State University, 2000.


TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Technology, digital humanities, multi-modal composition, basic writing pedagogy


ACADEMIC SERVICE

Literature Review Committee, chair, Writing QEP, NWCC, Jan. 2015

Search Committee, Business Division Director, NWCC, May 2014

Search Committee, chair, Languages and Communications faculty, NWCC, May 2013

Curriculum Realignment Meeting, Mississippi, 2013

Writing Center Committee, chair, NWCC, 2012-Present

Absence Appeal Committee, NWCC, 2010-Present

General Education Curriculum Committee, Greenville Technical College, 2006.

Assessment Committee, Gordon College, 2004

English Composition II Course Objectives Committee, Gordon College, 2004-2005

Science Olympiad Committee, Gordon College, 2003-2004

Head, Composition I Curriculum Revision meeting, Northwest Mississippi Community College, February, 2013

State of Mississippi Curriculum Realignment Meeting, participant

Interviewer, Business English, Fall 2005, Spring 2006

Room Supervisor, Georgia Regents Test, Spring 2005

Host, “Road Scholar” Georgia Science Olympiad, Regional Tournament, 2005

Host, “Road Scholar” Georgia Science Olympiad, Regional Tournament, 2004

Proctor, Georgia Regents Reading and Writing tests, Gordon College, 2003-2005

Proctor, Georgia Regents Test, Special Accommodations Test, 2004

Assistant Proctor, Regents reading and Regents writing tests, 2003

Volunteer, Academic Contest, Gordon College, Humanities test questions, 2003-2004

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Two-Year College Association (TYCA) – Knoxville, Tennessee, February 28, 2016

Two-Year College Association of Mississippi (TYCAM) – Jackson, Mississippi, 2014.

Two-Year College Association, Southeast (TYCA-SE), Greenville, South Carolina, February 27, 2013

Two-Year College Association, Southeast (TYCA-SE), Virginia Beach, Virginia, February 27-March 1, 2012

Two-Year College Association, Southeast (TYCA-SE), Decatur, Georgia, February 27-March 1, 2011

IUP GSA/EGO 5th annual graduate student interdisciplinary conference, “Coffee Cups, All-Nighters and Ticking Clocks: Celebrating Ideas across Disciplines” Indiana University of Pennsylvania, March 3, 2007.

College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2008.

No Frills Conference, TYCA – South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 2005

Teaching Matters Conference, Gordon College, 2005

Teaching Matters Conference, Gordon College, 2004

Oxford Conference for the Book – University of Mississippi, 1994

 “Resolving Workplace Conflicts” NWCC, 2015

“Canvas” NWCC, 2013

“Identity Theft” NWCC, 2013

“College Fish” NWCC, 2013

“College Updates” NWCC, 2012

“Students with Disabilities.” NWCC, 2011

“Teaching with Technology”, NWCC, 2011

“Helping First-Year Students Discover Their Writing Selves” Jo-Anne Kerr, Presenter. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. February 28, 2008.

“It’s Like Climbing Mount Everest: A Guide Through the Dissertation Process.” Krystia Nora, Presenter. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. February 20, 2007.

“Improving the Content and Layout of Curriculum Vitae.” Sharon Deckert, Presenter. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. June 15, 2007.

 “What are WE doing here? A Talk on Masculinities and Feminist Analysis in Four Parts.” Robert Heasley, Presenter. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, November 2, 2006.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


TYCA – The Two-Year College Association

TYCAM – The Two-Year College Association of Mississippi

NCTE – National Council of Teachers of English

CCCC – Conference on College Composition and Communication