Lit. from Indiana University, 1972 (Minor: German)
M.A. English Lit. from Indiana University, 1974 (Minor: Comparative Lit.)
Certified to teach in AZ, K-12, 1987 (English and Fine Art)
Lifetime certification to teach at community college level, 1990
Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Composition, and the
Teaching of English from University of Arizona 2003
Symphony, a one-act historical drama produced at University
joint production of Flandrau Planetarium and U. of Arizona Drama
Department. February 1-8, 1987. Researched the life and struggles of Charles
Ives. modern composer.
Waking the Dead, an 1893 Chicago
historical novel. Published on the Internet at
Three Immigrant Women Writers: 1890-1940.
study will systematically compare the writing of women from three very
different ethnic groups to see how each women negotiated the obstacles
that society had placed into her path. By researching these women’s published
writing, correspondence, notes of meetings of organizations to which they
belonged, and classroom records of how English was being taught to immigrants,
I will investigate these women as centers of accommodating and of challenging
the norms of their respective groups, as well as assessing their attempts
to put their knowledge of American democratic ideals into action. A multidisciplinary
look at immigrant women’s publishing activities and rhetorical strategies
will start to fill the void where immigrants’ voices should be, including
the previously omitted voices of women who published in other languages
than English. This study will help to balance the work being done by such
scholars as Ann Ruggles Gere with the settlement house residents and women’s
organizations as sites of women’s agency. The reason that this study is
needed now is that we are seeing an ever-more-diverse population of immigrants
in the United States. Studying how immigrant writers of an earlier time
interacted with previously existing structures in American society can
make easier our schools’ job of attempting to bridge the gulf created by
diverse languages and cultures. My study focuses on at least two aspects
of immigrant women’s writing and the role this writing played in bringing
democratic participation into the ethnic community. First, it explores
the ways that literacy played a role in various sites around the community.
Secondly, my project furthers the conversation initiated by people such
as Jane Addams and John Dewey by connecting their work with immigrants
to the work being done by theorists today such as Henry Giroux , Ira Shor,
and Gayatri Spivak, who take their concerns about educational democracy
outside college walls and into our neighborhoods.
Adjunct Instructor U of Arizona: 2007-2010.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona, Fall-Spring, 2001.
Consultant, University of Arizona Writing Center, Spring 2001.
Adjunct instructor , Pima Community College, since 1990 to the present
(Areas: Writing 070, Writing 101, Computer-Assisted Writing 101,
Writing 102 .)
Tutor , Tucson Unified School Dist. Johnson-O'Malley
Title IV (Native American Studies), Tucson, AZ, Unified District 1, 1980-82.
|Grants and Awards:|
Outcomes Assessment Grant for online testing at Diversity University
(MOOs are interactive virtual classrooms, including programmed teaching aids.)
Mentored by John Fulginiti, Dir. of Assessment Research, summer 1996, further
designing and developing a series of online interactive grammar and composition tests.
|Course and Curriculum Development:|
Areas of Teaching Interest: computers
and composition, advanced composition,
COMPOSITION COURSES: Pima College 1990 to the present.
Designed and taught twenty sections in the first-year
composition sequence, including
courses emphasizing rhetorical analysis, literary analysis, and synchronous online
collaborative writing skills. Emphasis on process, revision, collaboration, and recursive links.
Fall 2001: Developed Pima College East Campus’
first distance learning Writing 101course.
Spring 2002: Developed Pima College East Campus’ first distance learning Writing 102 course.
---. "Global Literature sessions at DU MOO." Two-Year College Conference (online) Honolulu, Hawaii, 12 April 2000.
---. "What Makes Writing Good?" Panel. Western States Communication and Composition Conference. Phoenix, AZ, 23 October 1999.
—. "Collaborating in the Computer Writing Classroom." Spring Conference University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 13 February 1999.
---. "Talking to the Box to Get Out of the Box." Two Year College Association Conference, Tucson, AZ, October 24, 1997.
—. "How Do I MOO?" Future Educational Directions with Technology. Pima Community College Office of Professional Development. 29 March 1996.
—. "MOO Surveys
and College Writing" The Virtual Classroom Conference, co-sponsored
by UC Berkeley Instructional Technology Department and the Annenberg Writing
in Cyberspace Project., March 16, 1996.
Tucson Balkan Peace Support Group: created an English-as-a-Second-Language curriculum for Slavic speakers that was put into use in various refugee centers across the country.
Languages and Computer Skills:
* German: good
* Czech: good reading ability
* Computers: Qbasic, Quickbasic, MOOs, HTML, JAVA, MySQL (database).
* Virtual Classroom URL: telnet 126.96.36.199 8888 / @go #2673
Edward White (RCTE Program, U of AZ)
Ken McAlister (RCTE Program, U of AZ)
Kari McBride (Women’s Studies, History, U of AZ)
Norma Mendoza Denton (Linguistics, U of AZ)
Suresh Raval (Literature, U of AZ)
Charles Scruggs (Literature, U of AZ)