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Susan Powell, Ph.D.
Marion Avenue
Glenn Ellen, Illinois
702-370-7614
writings@earthlink.net

Education:
Ph.D., University of Virginia (1996) in English (G.P.A. 4.0), 1996
M.A., University of Virginia (1991) in English (G.P.A. 3.97), 1991
B.A., New York University (1989) in English, Classics, and Theatre (G.P.A. 3.89). Graduated Magna *** Laude with Honors in English, 1989

Awards and Recognitions:
Nominated for Best Professor, Augusta State University (2000)
Recognition for Excellence in Writing, Editor of Philosophy and Literature (1996)
Inclusion in The Philosopher's Index (1997)
Fellowship for Studies in English, The University of Virginia (1991)
Weismuller Award for Academic Excellence (1988)
Founders Day Award for Excellence in Scholarship (1989)
Sarah Key Pin Award for Excellence in English Scholarship (1989)
Alumnae Award for Excellence in English Scholarship (1989)
Nominated for Mellon Fellowship (1989)

Publications:
The years Work in English Studies, Volume 77
“Memory and the Sabbath,” World Religions, Augusta State University Press, November 2000.
"Secrecy and Autonomy in Lewis Carroll," Philosophy and Literature, Johns Hopkins UP, April 1996.
"Abstract of Lewis Carroll Article," The Philosopher's Index, 1996.

Presentations:
The Value of Integrated Humanities , 2010
Memory and the Sabbath, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2000.

Book Reviews:
Book Review of Alternative Alices in "Choice Reviews"
Book Review of The Fairy Tale in France in "Choice Reviews"

Television and Radio Interview:
Alice in Wonderland in the 20th Century

Under Review:
Anna and the Lost Kitten

Teaching and Administrative Experience:
The Adelson Educational Campus, Chair of English Department and English Teacher (2009--2010)
Honors Genre and Composition (Integrated with Art History and History)
Honors American Literature Survey and Composition (Integrated with Art History and History)
Honors British Literature Survey and Composition (Integrated with Art History and History)
Honors World Literature and Composition (Integrated with Art History and History)
Children's Literature
(Additional Enhancement: Created English Curriculum for grades 6 - 12; Hired and Evaluated English Faculty; Researched, reviewed and purchased texts for core curriculum; Created Syllabi for English and Humanities Faculty; Represent School at Administrative Meetings, Parent Nights, Open Houses and Public Functions; Created and Implemented Curricular Enhancements that support the mission of The Adelson School; Collaborated with College Counselor to guide students in their application to college; Enjoined School with ESU's National Shakespeare Competition and coached students for their performances.)

Gap in Full Time Work History---I followed my husband to Chicago. I worked part-time as an Instructor of Composition and Writing Research Papers at the College of DuPage.

Chair of English Department and Sponsor of Student Council, LowCountry School (2000 –2003)
Genre (Integrated with Art History and History)
American Literature (Integrated with Art History and History)
British Literature (Integrated with Art History and History)
World Literature (Integrated with Art History and History)
AP English
Eighth Grade Shakespeare
(Additional Enhancement: Revised English Curriculum for grades 6 – 12; Hired and Evaluated English Faculty; Head of Student Council; Enjoined School with ESU's National Shakespeare Competition and coached students for their performances. Prepared students in Chaucer and Shakespeare recitations for school talent showcase. Headmaster's College Advising Assistant)

Assistant Professor of English, Member of Humanities Curricular Development Team and Member of Assessment and Accreditation Team Augusta State University (1996-2000) (I left ASU to follow my husband to South Carolina.)
Interdisciplinary Humanities Two-Semester Sequence
Composition 102 and 102
Introduction to Literature
Masterpieces of World Literature
Introduction to Literary Theory
Introduction to Literary Studies
Victorian to Modernism
British Literature Survey, both semesters: Beowulf through Milton and Dryden through Yeats
Children's Literature
Adolescent Literature
(Additional Enhancement: Curriculum Development of Humanities Program, especially in the Jewish Writers Sequence, Member of Assessment Committee to create Accreditation Documentation, Honors English Committee, Committee to Establish Requirements for English Majors, Committee Responsible for Writing Exit Exam for English Education at both the Undergraduate and Graduate Level, Served on Search Committees for both English and Humanities Departments )

Graduate Instructor of English, University of Virginia (1991-1996)
Anglo-Saxon through Shakespeare
Milton through Yeats
English Composition 101
English Composition 102
The Representation of Women in Male and Female Authors of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
The Nineteenth-Century English Novel
The Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Novel

University of Virginia, Division of Continuing Education (1993-1995)
The Representation of Women in the Novel
Dickens and Christmas

Tutoring Experience:
Joan Treland and Associates (2003-2005) - tutored Latin, Writing and English Literature
Private Tutoring (1996 – 1999)- have prepared students for Verbal sections of SAT, ACT and PSAT, have tutored college and high school English, reading for homeschoolers, ESL, Latin
The Learning Center (1991-1996)-tutored Latin, English Grammar and Composition to Middle and High School students
Foreign Language Associates (1991-1996)-tutored Latin to Middle and High School students
Volunteer Tutoring – tutored English to Welfare recipients studying to pass the GED (1993-1995)

Professional Affiliations:
Modern Language Association
The Lewis Carroll Society of North America
The Thomas Hardy Society
The Bronte Society

Related Skills:
Computer Literacy on both PC and Apple (especially Internet Research and Word Processing, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Dragon Software, Edline, In Resonance, Entourage and Assessment Software)
High Latin Proficiency
Extensive Library and Research Skills
Can also teach Etymology, Advanced Grammar and composition, Classical Mythology, Greek and Roman Civilizations, Philosophy, Art History

Student Evaluations, Parent, Professional, Scholarly and Character Recommendations available upon request.