I'm commonly called "The Writing Person" here at Gustavus. Before becoming Chair of the English department, I directed our Writing Center for 11 years; I also have served as our Writing Across the Curriculum director. I teach a range of courses, including Writing Creative Nonfiction, Academic Writing, First Term Seminar, and Adolescent Literature and Literacy. I am particularly interested in the relationship between writing and identity, and I'm currently working on a project that involves teaching pilot sections of First Term Seminar (FTS) designed specifically for multilingual students. I studied Rhetoric and Composition in graduate school, and my real passion is teaching writing--all kinds of writing--to all sorts of students. I also write poetry and creative nonfiction. My first chapbook of poems, Chasing Northern Lights, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012. In my other life, I'm the mother of three boys who keep me very, very busy.
B.A. Virginia Tech; M.A. Virgina Tech; Ph.D. Ohio State University
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|ENG-212||Academic Writing||11||2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, and 2001/SP|
|FTS-100||FTS:Why Multi Matters||11||2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/FA|
|ENG-256||Creative Nonfiction||7||2013/FA, 2011/FA, 2009/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, and 2002/SP|
|ENG-237||Adolescent Literature||6||2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2007/SP, and 2001/SP|
|ENG-247||Teaching Writing||5||2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2004/SP, and 2003/SP|
|ENG-397||Methods and Materials of Secondary Education||4||2007/JN, 2005/JN, 2002/JN, and 2001/JN|
|ENG-399||Senior Seminar||3||2011/SP, 2006/FA, and 2004/SP|
|ENG-268||Career Exploration||3||2006/JN, 2003/JN, and 2001/JN|
|ENG-244||Special Topic: Tutoring Writing||2||2011/SP and 2009/FA|
|FTS-100||First Term Seminar Lab||1||2010/FA|
|ENG-114||Art of Interpretation||1||2009/SP|
|ENG-257||Women's Hybrid Genres||1||2003/JN|
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.