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Assistant Professor of English and Humanities

Teaching Experience: (1990 to Present) developmental English (01 & 03) onsite; transfer composition courses (111, 112, & 210) onsite and online; and transfer Humanities courses including Introduction to Women's Studies (HUM 210); developed first-semester, first-year English composition course (111) for online delivery in 1996, second-semester, first-year English composition course (112) for online delivery in 1998; advanced composition (210) for online delivery in 2000, hybrid HUM 210 for online delivery in 2004, HUM 260, 20th Century Culture, for online delivery in 2009, and HUM 202, African American Literature, for online delivery in 2018, and Survey of Western Culture, for online delivery in 2019. 

EDUCATION

Technology/Teaching Online Courses, University of Phoenix, 2007-2008
Concentration: Teaching Online, 15 credits, Promoted to Assistant Professor

New Faculty Institute, 2004
Graduate Independent Study, Longwood College, 3 credits

M.A., English, Old Dominion University, 1995
Concentration: Teaching English

B.A., English, Old Dominion University, 1985
Concentration: Writing

Associates Science Degree: Education, Tidewater Community College, 1979
Concentration: Early Childhood Education

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES

Faculty Teaching Achievement Award, August 2021

Professional Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Engagement Reward, March 2019
Faculty Reward and Recognition for Leadership and Commitment to the CollegeMay 2017
Faculty Reward and Recognition for College and Community ServiceMay 2017
AP Reader Tampa, Certificate of Recognition, 5.2 CE Units, June 2017
AP Reader Kansas City, Certificate of Recognition, 5.2 CE Units, June 2015

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

TCC Professional Development: Canvas Training (2), Basics & Grading, March 2019
TCC and VCCS Professional Development and Continuing Education Workshops and Seminars, 2010-2018, 11.03 CEU earned (additional documentation of training provided upon request)
TCC Professional Development: Online Student Identity Verification and Clickers in the ClassroomAugust 14, 2017
Pathways Session, ATC, H265, January 2017
Guided Pathways, EDUC 7062, Spring 2016
TCC Professional Development: Creating Student Success and Engaging Learners, 0.2 CEU, November 15, 2016
Blackboard Collaborate (Ultra), EDUC 7062-D02B, July 25, 2016
Quality Matters Master Reviewer Certification Course, 2015
Quality Matters Peer Review Certification Course, 2014

PRESENTATIONS AT TCC, VCCS, AND REGIONAL CONFERENCES

“Teaching Grammar Though Music”, VCCA: Black Concerns Commission Symposium, co-presenting with Professor Annette Mewborn, March 14-15, 2019
Teaching Grammar through Music”, VCCA: Cruising Through Changing Tides, September 25, 2019
 “Civic Engagement and Creativity: Three Signature Assignments for English 111 and 112 and Humanities 260,” co-presented with Professor Annette Mewborn, ESL/ENG Peer Group Meeting, Richmond, VA, November 15-16, 2018.
 “Enhancing English Instruction with Freely Accessible, Openly Licensed Educational Resources (OER),” OER Peer Group Meeting, John Tyler Community College, Midlothian, Virginia, March 28, 2017
“Heutagogy: Twenty-First Century Self-determined Learners,” Learning Institute, Portsmouth Campus, May 12, 2016
“Print or Digital Texts, or Being Texbook Free: What ‘Textbook Free’ Means to Faculty and Students,” Distance Education Peer Group, October 9-10, 2015
“Adopt Panopto Today!” New Horizons, Roanoke, Virginia, Spring 2014
AMTRACCS, Tutoring Services Open House, Saturday, March 29, 2014
“Teaching Smarter Online: Let’s Learn from Each Other,” Distance Education Peer Group Meeting, November 20, 2103
“Apps for Learning On the Go,” VCCS faculty identified these apps for the teaching and learning environment, Spring 2013
“iPad Mobile Apps Pilot to explore educational apps Technology Showcase, Portsmouth Campus, May 2013
iPad Mobile Apps Pilot to explore education apps, Presented at the Technology Showcase, Portsmouth Campus, May 9, 2013
Apps for Learning On the Go, VCC faculty identified these apps for the teaching and learning environment, Summer 2012, Presented at New Horizons 2013
New Horizons Conference, April 2012: Presenter: Challenged-based Learning, Spring 2012
TYCA-SE Conference, March 2012: Presenter: Online Teaching Issues, Spring 2012

Scholarly and Creative Engagement

“Enhancing English Instruction with Freely Accessible, Openly Licensed Educational Resources (OER),” OER Peer Group Meeting, John Tyler Community College, Midlothian, Virginia, March 28, 2017
“Heutagogy: Twenty-First Century Self-determined Learners,Learning Institute, Portsmouth Campus, May 12, 2016

“Print or Digital Texts, or Being Texbook Free: What ‘Textbook Free’ Means to Faculty and Students,” Distance Education Peer Group, October 9-10, 2015

“Adopt Panopto Today!” New Horizons, Roanoke, Virginia, Spring 2014

AMTRACCS, Tutoring Services Open House, Saturday, March 29, 2014

“Teaching Smarter Online: Let’s Learn from Each Other,” Distance Education Peer Group Meeting, November 20, 2103

“Apps for Learning On the Go,” VCCS faculty identified these apps for the teaching and learning environment, Spring 2013

“iPad Mobile Apps Pilot to explore educational apps Technology Showcase, Portsmouth Campus, May 2013

iPad Mobile Apps Pilot to explore education apps, Presented at the Technology Showcase, Portsmouth Campus, May 9, 2013

Apps for Learning On the Go, VCC faculty identified these apps for the teaching and learning environment, Summer 2012, Presented at New Horizons 2013

Developed: Rhetorical Context Tutorial (PowerPoint) as an assignment for the Pathways Course, Spring 2016

Staffed: TEDMED: Assisted colleagues in staffing the venue to greet TCC students and community members. 2014-16

Developed: Writing and Critical Thinking Tutorial (PowerPoint), 2014
 
TYCA (Teaching English in a Two-Year Community College) Membership, 2013-2015

Read/reviewed: several professional journals during the last several years such as Inquiry: The Journal of the Community Colleges; TETYC: Teaching English in the Two-Year College; RTE: Research in the Teaching of English; CCC: College Composition and Communication; College English: NCTE; subscription to tomorrows-professor@lists.stanford.edu.

 

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