M.A. in English
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
B.A. in English and Leadership Studies
University of Richmond, Richmond VA
A bit about me: I started teaching at EMCC in fall 2010 as English faculty. I currently teach ENG 101 and ENG101LL, ENG 102, ENH 254: Film and Literature, ENH 291: Children's Literature, ENH 245: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, ENH251: Mythology, and HUM/STO 292: Art of Storytelling.
I am also the Division Chair for Arts and Composition.
I LOVE TEACHING! It is the most amazing job that I could imagine having. I love helping people discover that writing doesn't have to be a painful chore and that they have nothing to fear from grammar.
Children's and YA literature, fantasy and science fiction, mythology, storytelling, online learning.
2021-present, Division Chair for Arts and Composition
2018-2020, Faculty Developer / PAR Facilitator and Peer Assistance and Review Committee
2020-present PAR Faculty Mentor
2018-present, Strategic Enrollment Management Committee
2018-2020, Student Academic Achievement Committee (SAAC)
2017-2018, Faculty Developer / PAR Facilitator and Peer Assistance and Review Committee
2017-2018, Student Academic Achievement Committee (SAAC), Strategic Enrollment Management Committee, E2 Mentor,
2013-2017, Writing Center Faculty Coordinator
2015-2016, E-Learning Committee
2014-2015, E-Learning Committee, Faculty Staffing Committee, HLC Criterion 2 Committee member
2013-2014, E-Learning Committee, Faculty Staffing Committee, Lion's Perspective Editorial Board, Mariposa Literary Review Committee, Academic Success Centers Advisory Board, E2 Mentor
2012-2013, E-Learning Committee, CTL Advisory Board, Sustainability Team, MCCCD RFP for Plagiarism Solution, E2 Mentor
2011-2012, E-Learning Committee, CTL Advisory Board, Sustainability Team, Service Learning Advisory Board
2011-2010, Sustainability Team
2020-2021, MCCCD Integrating Reading and Writing Mapping
2019-2021, MCCCD English Instructional Council
2018-2020, MCCCD Faculty Development Committee and PAR Workgroup
Awards and Recognitions
Spring 2020, Recipient of the Estrella Shines Award