January 2005-August 2007: Earned MAPW (Master's of Arts of Professional Writing) at Kennesaw State University, focus on Composition/Rhetoric.
September 1994-November 1996: Earned M. Ed. in English Education from Georgia College and State University, certified grades 7-12.
August 1988-December 1993: Earned ABJ in Journalism (Newspapers) from University of Georgia.
August 2005-Present: Served as Coordinator of First- and Second-Year University Experience Programs and, since Fall of 2006, as Coordinator of Learning Support Services. Duties include teaching Freshman Experience (first known as SFCS 1000 and now UNIV 1000), Developmental Language Arts (LANG 0099), and ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1102, depending on the needs of the English department.
August 2001-April 2005: Taught English Composition I and II and both Regents Test Remediation courses. Taught English Composition I in Summer Transition Program for first two years of the program.
August 1995-June 1996: Graduate Assistantship in Computer Lab for English Composition classes at GCSU. Dr. Wayne Glowka, supervisor.
June of 2011, scored AP Language essays for ETS in Louisville,KY.
June of 2010, scored AP Language essays for ETS in Louisville, KY.
November of 2005, presented "Using Music to Teach Introduction Paragraphs" at the annual NCTE Convention in Pittsburgh, PA.
March of 2005, presented "Using Music to Teach Conclusions" at the Teaching Matters Conference in Barnesville, GA.
January of 2005, presented "Using Music to Teach Pathos" at the International Conference on Humanities in Oahu, Hawaii.
Presented "Pop Rhetoric: Using Music to Teach Ethos" at the Third Annual Georgia State New Voices Conference.
Attended 2003 Book Conference in Cairns, Australia via Web in April 22-24.
Presented "Pop Rhetoric" at Third Annual University of Georgia Graduate Student Interdiscplinary Conference on April 5.
Attended 2003 Conference of Georgia-Carolinas College English Association held at Kennesaw State University.
Pop Rhetoric: A Thesis in Four Movements, Master's Thesis, published by Kennesaw State University, August 2007.
Played "Doctor" in Collaborative Theater Project production of Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, May 2007. Also helped build set.
Played "Polonius" in NGCSU Student Theater Guild's production of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Fall 2006.
"Battle of the Bulge," a short film presented at the Kennesaw State University Inaugural Short Film Festival, March 2006.
"Trail's End," a short story, published in the inaugural short story collection published for the Dahlonega Literary Festival, February 2005.
Blackmarr: Eyes of a Writer," an interview published by the
Careers in Writing Network Web site at Kennesaw State University.
Portrayed "Vice President for CBS McDonald" and "Operator Two" in the
NGCSU Student Theater Guild production of the Mercury Radio Theater Company's
War of the Worlds.
Portrayed "Vice President for CBS McDonald" and "Operator Two" in the NGCSU Student Theater Guild production of the Mercury Radio Theater Company's War of the Worlds.
(Several pieces are in the works including a novel for Millenials, a short story about an abusive relationship, and a mystery novel.)
Fall 2009-Present: Faculty Advisor for International Students Association (I. S. A.) and Faculty Advocate for Echo Company.
Fall 2008-Spring 2009: Faculty co-advisor for NGCSU Gay-Straight Alliance and Student Theater Guild.
Fall 2006-Spring 2008: Faculty Advisor for International Students Association (I. S. A.), co-advisor for NGCSU Gay-Straight Alliance.
Fall Semester, 2003: Worked as Assistant House Manager for the NGCSU Student Theater Guild's production of A Shot in the Dark. Organized a Writing Group for a class of Fiction Writing students at Kennsaw State University. Created posters to publicize Dr. John Stone's visit to campus as the Fall Visiting Writer. Designed and created bulletin boards and presentation cube as part of Aesthetics and Beautification Committee. Donated to the fund for Minority and International Students at NGCSU.
Summer Semester, 2003: Ushered at the Holly Theater performance of Carousel. Assisted a number of students toward passing the Regents Tests.
Spring Semester, 2003: Ushered and worked concessions at the Holly Theater for performance of South Pacific. Assisted in the Kennesaw State University Writing Center.
Fall Semester, 2002: Ushered and worked concession at Holly Theater performances of Barefoot in the Park and Meet Me in St. Louis.
Summer Semester, 2002: Ushered and worked concession at Holly Theater performance of South Pacific.