Gloria McMillan
Educational Experience:

B.A. English 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
Research Experience:

Universe Symphony, a one-act historical drama produced at University of Arizona,
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.

Abstract: My 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.
Teaching Experience:

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:

Pima College Outcomes Assessment Grant for online testing at Diversity University MOO.
(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.

Florence Hemley Schneider Award (2003):  Given to dissertations relevant to Women's Studies that show "promise of outstanding scholarship."

Course and Curriculum Development:

Areas of Teaching Interest: computers and composition, advanced composition,
playwriting, fiction.

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.
Conference Papers:

McMillan, Gloria.

---. "Jane Addams: Fantasy Themes and Ideological Blinkers in ‘A Modern Lear.’" Working-Class Studies: Memory, Community, and Activism National Conference. May 19, 2001.

---. "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.


McMillan, Gloria.   Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars:  Biographical, Anthropological, Literary, Scientific and Other Perspectives.  Ed. Gloria McMillan.  Jefferson,  NC:  McFarland:  2013.  (essay collection.)

  -.            The Blue Maroon Murder.  Cochran, GA: Anaphora, 2011.  (novel.)

 ---.           “The Invisible Friends: Henry James and H. G. Wells. ."   Extrapolation

                        47.1 (Spring 2006):  134-47..

       "Academic Quality: The Adjunct Writing Faculty Survey Project."  Teaching in the Two-Year College  32.3 (Spring 2005):  A3-6. 

            "Interview with Ira Shor."  Lore: An E-journal for Teachers of Writing. Winter       2004.  <>.

            "Networking with a Porpoise: Ethnography of Publishers at the CCCCs."  Across the Disciplines


            "Eileen Schell Interview."  The Adjunct Advocate.  Jan.-Feb. 2004. 27-29.

            "Shades of 2001: Is CAL Just another HAL?" Online. Kairos  7.3
Nov 2002



            "The GRN, Computers & Writing, and Adjunct Participation.  Kairos  7.3
Nov 2002


              Rev. of Electronic Texts in the Humanities  by Susan Hockey.  Kairos


             “Keeping the Conversation Going: Jane Addams’  “A Modern Lear.”  Rhetoric Society Quarterly 32.3 (summer 2002): 61-75.

             "Somebody Stole My Gal:  Exogamy Fears in Bram Stoker's Dracula."   Extrapolation

            43 (Winter 2002): 330-41.


            "Report of Assessment Mini-Grant."  Kairos  2.1 (Spring 1997)


Greenberg, Shereen and Gloria McMillan. "Playing Dracula Tag: The Adventures of the Two-Housewife Dracula TEI-tagging Team." Text Technology 7.4 (Winter 1997): 47-53. Article dealt with using computer tagging to analyze literary texts.

Citizenship/Community Service:

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 reading ability
* Czech: good reading ability
* Computers: Qbasic, Quickbasic, MOOs, HTML, JAVA, MySQL (database).
* Virtual Classroom URL: telnet 8888 / @go #2673


                    Written promises to write recommendations:

                    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)