I have taught writing for 23 years at the college level. Not only am I a skilled academic writer, but I can also write clearly and concisely for business as well as creatively for copywriting. Contact me for a bid.
227 Lonoke Road
Morrilton, AR 72110
(501) 977-1020 Home
(501) 977-2075 Office
OBJECTIVE To obtain freelance work as writer, translator, and voice actor
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY – Nacogdoches, TX
Master of Arts in English, August 1988
Comparative Literature, emphasis
Thesis: Changing Perceptions: Current Reader-Response Theory and Villainous Women—
Euripides’s Medea, Durrenmatt’s Claire, Ibsen’s Nora, and Garcia Lorca’sYerma
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY – Dallas, TX
Bachelor of Arts in German, 1985. Spanish, minor.
KILGORE COLLEGE – Kilgore, TX
Associate of Arts in Theatre, 1983.
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS—Conway, Arkansas
2006-2011 Teach courses in the Intensive English Program, including writing, grammar, vocabulary, speaking,
listening, and reading
(Lynn Ramage-Schaeffer, Supervisor)
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT MORRILTON
(Formerly PETIT JEAN COLLEGE)—Morrilton, AR
1999-Present English Instructor
Teach courses in literature, composition, developmental writing, Spanish, and Theatre Appreciation
(Diana Arn, Supervisor)
1997-1998 STROUD MARBLE COMPANY, INC.- Kilgore, TX
Supervised and performed all aspects of cultured marble manufacturing, installation, sales, business office, and customer/community relations.
1989-1997 KILGORE COLLEGE – Kilgore, TX
Taught courses in composition, literature, honors English, developmental writing, ESOL,
and technical writing (Bennie Brown, English supervisor; Jeannie Dykes, ESOL supervisor).
1989 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – Tyler, TX
Taught one section of Modern Grammar and one section of Children’s Literature
(Paola Zinnecker, supervisor).
1989 TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE—Tyler, TX
Taught two sections of freshman composition (Margaret Steigman, supervisor).
1989 ROBERT E. LEE HIGH SCHOOL – Tyler, TX
Taught one German I course and one German II course (Bill Smoot, supervisor).
1989 EAST TEXAS ADULT EDUCATION COOP – Tyler, TX
Taught one course to Latin Americans to prepare them for U.S. Citizenship (Sally Retchlesn, supervisor).
1988 SPRING HILL HIGH SCHOOL – Longview, TX
Substitute Spanish Teacher
Taught Spanish I, II, and III for two months (Gene King, supervisor).
1988 HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Houston, TX
Taught two sections of freshman composition (Jeff Lindemann, supervisor).
1986-1988 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY – Nacogdoches, TX
Fully responsible for two sections of freshman composition during fall and spring semesters
and one section during summer 1987 (Barbara Carr, supervisor).
PUBLICATIONS Write! Write! Write! Stroud, Karen and BJ James. Houston: Houghton Mifflin, Inc., 1996.
The New Patrol: Exploring the Vietnam Experience. Ed. Karen Stroud. Kilgore, TX:
Pinecrest Publishing, 1993.
2008 Freeman Institute on Japan, Tokai University, Honolulu, Hawaii
2002 Faculty of the Year, UACCM
WHO’S WHO AMONG AMERICA’S TEACHERS – 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004
SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY: “Hope-Pierce-Tart Scholarship” (1983-
1985), “Junior College Honor Student Scholarship” (1983-1985), “First Place”
in Essay Contest (1984), “Texas Tuition Equalization Grant” (1983-1985)
PHI THETA KAPPA: “First Place” and “Third Place” in poetry contest (1983), Student
Representative at Honors Institute in New York City (1985).
TEXAS JUNIOR COLLEGE THEATRE FESTIVAL, 1982: “Superior” award for role
of Esther in The Flowering Peach by Clifford Odets
KILGORE COLLEGE: “Theatre Scholarship,” 1981.
ACTIVITIES 2010 Founded Central Arkansas Intra-Global Institute, Inc. (non-profit for study abroad scholarships)
Faculty Co-Sponsor, Otaku Club, UACCM
Global Mind, Presented with Lyndsey Daniel at Two-Year College Association Annual Conference, October 2009, Little Rock, Arkansas
UACCM Committees: Writing Across the Curriculum, Academic Standards, Policy Review (Chair), Curriculum Review, General Education Assessment (Chair), Faculty Council
“Writing Down the Bones” Workshop with Natalie Goldberg, Sedona, AZ, October 2005
REFERENCES: Available upon request