Assistant Professor of English
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road #2701
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Ph.D., English, Arizona
State University, 1996
Major area of concentration: Composition and Rhetoric
Dissertation: "Reassessing Robert Zoellner's Talk-Write Behavioral
Pedagogy and Its Place in Composition History"
M.A., Literature, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1983
B.A., Literature, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1976, magna
of English, Department of English, Kennesaw State University (Fall 1997-Present)
Teach graduate writing courses in the Master of Arts in Applied
Writing Program and teach undergraduate writing courses. Courses taught
include the following (* asterisk denotes new course I developed and
taught for the first time in our undergraduate and graduate programs):
- Advanced Writing
- Careers in Writing *
- Composition I and Composition
- Computers and Writing
- Principles of Teaching
- Professional Editing
- Technical Writing
- Computers and Communication
- Context, Style, and
Audience [The Rhetorical Tradition]
- Corporate Communication
- Intercultural Communication
in Contexts *
- Issues and Research
in Professional Writing
- Public Policy Writing
[Government Writing] *
- Business and Technical
- Writing for the Web
Direct graduate-level study
courses in varied topics, such as Advanced Composition Theory, Web
Writing, Web Site Development, Freelance Writing, Newsletter Writing,
Branding in Advertising.
Lecturer, Human Sciences
and Humanities, University of Houston-Clear Lake (An upper-division
university; Spring 1993-Spring 1997) Courses taught included
- Business Writing
- Principles of Composition
- Technical Writing
- Composition Theory and
- Directed study courses
in Technical Writing and Written Communications in Business
Graduate Teaching Associate,
Department of English, Arizona State University
(Fall 1987-Spring 1992; full-time doctoral student). Taught
undergraduate courses in:
- First-Year Composition
I and II
- Introduction to Literature
- Persuasive Writing on
- Short Fiction
- Writing for the Professions
Graduate Teaching Assistant,
Department of English, University of Houston-Main Campus (Fall
1985-Fall 1986; full-time doctoral student) Taught undergraduate courses
in Composition I and II
Adjunct Faculty Positions
- Texas A& M University-Maritime
Institute, Department of General Studies, Galveston, TX (Summer 1986)
Taught Technical Writing
- University of Houston-Downtown,
Department of English, (Spring 1984-Fall 1986) Taught Composition
II and Technical Writing
- San Jacinto Community
College-South, Department of English (Summer 1984-Fall 1986) Taught
Basic Writing and Technical Writing
Scholarship: Papers and
"The Redemption of
Self: Karen Armstrong's Rhetoric of Compassion." Inquiries into
Rhetoric and Christian Tradition: A Conference. De Paul University,
Chicago, Illinois, May 2005.
"A Multimedia Look
at How Students Gain Access to Careers in Professional Writing."
Conference of College Composition and Communication. San Francisco,
"Behind the Scenes
of Multidisciplinary and Multimedia Research in Professional Writing."
Conference on Writing Research in the Making, University of California
at Santa Barbara, February 2005.
and English Majors." Conference of College Composition and Communication.
San Antonio, TX, March 2003.
"How a Course Called
'Careers in Writing' Connects the Street and the Academy." Conference
of College Composition and Communication. Chicago, March 2002.
"Shaping and Extending
Knowledge about Careers in Writing for English Teachers and Students."
91st Annual Conference, National Council of Teachers of English. Baltimore,
MD, November 2001.
that Enable Students to Become Part of a Writing Community: Moving
from the Classroom to Communities Beyond." 32nd Annual College
English Association Conference. Memphis, TN, April 2001.
to Enhance Teaching: Preparing Undergraduate Students for a Career
in Writing." University System of Georgia's Eighth Annual Conference
on College and University Teaching, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw,
GA, February 2001.
"Computers and Writing:
Blending Technology and Teaching in the Composition Classroom."
Georgia-Carolinas College English Association Annual Conference. Charleston,
SC, April 2000.
"Technology in the
21st Century Classroom." Georgia Conference of Teachers of English
Annual Conference. Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA, February 2000.
Philosophy for Revising Writing Assignments." Reaching Through
Teaching. (Fall 1999).
"Finding the Center:
The Composition Classroom as Whirligig." Southern Association
of the Modern Language Association Conference. Atlanta, November 1999.
"Creating a Space
for the Marginalized Voice." Conference of College Composition
and Communication. Atlanta, March 1999.
"Teaching with Computers."
Georgia Conference of Teachers of English Annual Conference. Jekyll
Island, GA, February 1999.
"Technology in a WAC-Based
Composition Classroom." Student Success in First-Year Composition
Classes Interactive Workshop, Georgia Southern University. Statesboro,
Voice in Nonfiction Writing." National Conference of Teachers
of English. Nashville, November 1998.
Anxiety." South Central Women's Studies Association Conference.
New Orleans, March 1994.
Talk-Write Pedagogy." Writing Ourselves into the Story: Unheard
Voices from Composition Studies. Eds. Sheryl I. Fontaine and Susan
Hunter. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993. 335-51. (Co-authored
by Gary Hatch)
'Talk-Write Pedagogy': An Instrumental Concept for Today." Rhetoric
Review 10.2 (Spring 1992): 239-243.
'Talk-Write Pedagogy': An Instrumental Concept for Today." Conference
of College Composition and Communication. Boston, March 1991.
- 2004-2005 CETL Grant,
Research Project: Writing Students' Perceptions of Their Career Success
(co-authors Dr. Susan Hunter and Dr. Elizabeth Giddens)
- 2003 Graduate Distinguished
Teaching Award, Kennesaw State University
- 2001-2002 Incentive Grant
for Engaged Teaching, Scholarship, and Service Program, Kennesaw State
University Faculty Development and Awards ($7,300; co-author Dr. Susan
Hunter); for "Careers in Writing Network."
- Internship Coordinator,
Undergraduate program-English and graduate MAPW program (2003-Present)
- Chair, Graduate Curriculum
and Program Committee, 2004-2005; HSS Representative, 2000-2004
- Department of English:
First-Year Composition Program, 2004-2005; Master of Arts in Professional
Writing Committee, 2004-2005,1998-2002; Curriculum Committee 2003-2004;
Writing Programs Committee, 1997-2004; Contemporary Literature and
Writing Conference Committee, 2000-2002; Technology, 1997-2004
- Faculty Senate, 1999-2001;
HSS Representative, Faculty Senate Executive Committee, 2000-2001
- Faculty Sponsor, Sigma
Tau Delta, English Honorary Society, 1999-2001
- Career Services Board,
- College Composition and
- National Conference of
Teachers of English
- Coalition of Women Scholars
in the History of Rhetoric and Composition