Instructor, University of Southern Maine, Fall 2014-current
Teaching Assistant, University of Connecticut Storrs, Fall 2007-Spring 2014
Sole instructor of record for literature, interdisciplinary, and composition courses, with class sizes ranging from 3-22 students.
Courses Taught, 2007-2014
HON 101: Entry Year Experience (4 sections)
Hon 311: Honors Thesis Workshop I (6 sections)
HON 321: Honors Independent Study (4 sections)
ENG 385/WGS 345: Late 19th Century American Literature: Race and Gender at Century's End (1 section)
ENGL 1010: Seminar in Academic Writing (7 sections)
ENGL 1011: Seminars in Writing Through Literature (2 sections)
ENGL 3214-W: Black American Writers (1 section)
EPSY 3098: Social Justice and Civic Engagement (2 sections)
UNIV 1840: Community Service Learning Community (2 sections)
Director, Honors Program, University of Southern Maine, 2015-current
I oversee Honors Program operations (including recruitment, retention, and program assessment). In addition, I work with stakeholders and faculty across the university to substantially revise the Honors Program. I chair the Honors Council and facilitate the Honors Revision Committee. I oversee two scholarship programs for Honors: the Leadership Development Scholarship, and the Honors Study Abroad Scholarship. I also design curriculum and teach in the Program (thesis, independent studies, internships, as well as Entry Year Experience courses).
Assistant Director, Honors Program, University of Southern Maine, 2014-May 2015
In collaboration with the Director, I oversee Honors Program operations (including recruitment, retention, and program assessment). In this role, I serve as Lead academic advisor for Honors students, and direct the Honors Leadership Development Scholarship and Peer Mentor Program. I manage the Honors Living and Learning Community on the Gorham campus, and serve on a variety of committees aimed at expanding the Learning Communities program at USM. I also design and teach interdisciplinary writing-intensive seminars for the Honors Program.
Community Service Learning Community Graduate Assistant, University of Connecticut Storrs, 2013-2014
My responsibilities include designing and teaching curricula for two courses on civic engagement, social justice and service; planning and implementing co- and extra-curricular activities (e.g. coordinating visiting speakers, service opportunities, field trips etc.), and serving as both advisor and mentor to students.
Lead Graduate Assistant Coordinator for the Learning Communities Initiative, University of Connecticut Storrs, 2010-2011
I guided instructors to develop discipline- and interest-based writing courses and developed co- and extra-curricular connections among the different learning communities (e.g. Public Health, Animal Sciences, Community Outreach, Engineering, Pre-Pharmacy, Leadership, Chemistry, etc.).
Learning Communities Freshman Writing Assessment Lead Coordinator, University of Connecticut Storrs, Summer 2010 and 2011
I designed and ran an assessment of student writing which enabled a comparison between student writing in general Freshman English courses and Learning-Community-specific courses. I also co- authored a report for the Davis Education Foundation that summarized our work and charted a plan for subsequent years of implementation.
Freshman English Program Writing Assessment Reader and Reviewer, University of Connecticut Storrs, Summer 2009
This direct assessment project targeted student writing in required Freshman English courses. I worked on a team of graduate student and faculty readers to perform the assessment and write a comprehensive report that represents and analyzes that process, summarizes results, advances a few chief arguments about these results, and offers recommendations to the university’s General Education Executive Committee, the Freshmen English program, and instructors for these courses.
Writing Center Coordinator, University of Connecticut Greater Hartford, Summer 2008
The Writing Center offers individualized tutorial sessions designed to support students at every stage of the writing process. Coordinator tasks include scheduling, documentation, tutoring, and promoting the Writing Center to instructors and students.