? Accomplished and developing career teaching English composition and literature at the post-secondary level.
? Experience teaching students of many different backgrounds. This is demonstrated in that I have instructed English language learners, remedial and high-performing learners, and professional adult learners, coming to the post-secondary classroom after many years in the work force.
? Experience as a consultant in a university writing center.
? Ongoing work with Director of College Writing at Niagara University, along with other instructors, to help evaluate and shape program direction, in terms of student needs and university requirements.
? Effective communicator with both students and fellow faculty members. In addition, I am an excellent collaborator, when appropriate, with my colleagues.
? M.F.A., Creative Writing and English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, 2007
? B.A., Spanish, with a minor in English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2004
Academic Honors and Awards
? Recipient, Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Nevada, 2004-2007
Academic and Teaching Experience
Adjunct Faculty, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, 2009-present
? Teaching college writing, advanced college writing, and research and argument to classes averaging 24 students.
Adjunct Faculty, Niagara University, Niagara University, NY, 2009-present
? Teaching English composition, research and argument, and introduction to literature courses. My classes average 17 students.
Adjunct Faculty, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, 2009-2012
? Teaching English composition, American literature, college-level study skills, and reading comprehension to classes averaging 20 students. The majority of these courses were created and taught for non-traditional, professional students.
Adjunct Faculty, Medaille College, Buffalo, NY, 2010-2011
? Teaching college writing and remedial college writing to classes averaging 18 students.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, 2004-2007
? Teaching college composition, argument and research, and world literature to classes averaging 25 students. I also worked as a consultant in the writing center for an academic year.
College Writing 1: Composition
College writing 2: Research and Argument
Advanced College Writing
Thinking and Writing
Introduction to Literature
Independent Study: Writing Portfolio
Reading and Study Strategies
Early American Literature
College Writing I (Remedial college composition course)
College Writing II (Composition and argument course)
Introduction to College Composition
Argument and Research
Early World Literature
Late World Literature
Related Early Experience
Romanian and Eastern European Studies Program, University of Babes Boylai, Summer 2004 Intensive study of Romanian language, literature and culture
Service Learning Program, Arizona State University, Fall 2001
Tutoring third-grade students in classroom basics
Member, Union of University Professionals (UUP), 2009-present
Member, New York State Union of Teachers (NYSUT), 2009-present
? Attended, International Conference on Teaching and Learning, Niagara University, 2012
? Speak proficiently.
? Read, write, and translate at intermediate level.