Teaching Experience

Kishwaukee College, Associate Professor of English

Aug 2011-Present

Teaching Chair, Technology & Manufacturing, Aug 2019 – Present

Tenure, Awarded March 2014

Adjunct Instructor of English, Aug 2009-Aug 2011

  • Provide engaging and student-centered composition, creative writing, study skills, and humanities curriculum, maintaining high academic standards while demonstrating equitability and fairness.
  • Work productively with full time and adjunct instructors through departmental meetings and professional development opportunities.
  • Work productively with student services resources to aid in retention and success of writing students.
  • Participate in core curriculum assessment of transfer and developmental level writing courses.
  • Lead redesign of English developmental courses into an integrated reading/writing format.
  • Created and implemented a supplemental instruction course to pair with transfer level composition in an effort to accelerate students (on the cusp of transfer level) through the composition sequence.
  • AQIP Coordinator: High School English Foundations, AY17
  • Developmental English Coordinator, AY 16
  • Developmental Writing Specialist, Aug 2011-Aug 2016

Teaching Assistantships/Other Teaching Experience

College of DuPage, Assistant Director for Costa Rica Study Abroad Program, Summer 2015

Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls, Kipsamwe, Kenya, Summer 2015

Minnesota State University, Film Studies, 2007-2008

Minnesota State University, Creative Writing: Nonfiction, Spring 2008

Minnesota State University, Introduction to Creative Writing, Fall 2007

Minnesota New County School, Experience Week: Creative Writing, October 2007

University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Introduction to Creative Writing, Fall 2004

photo by ami maxine irmen, jaco, costa rica

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