Areas of Expertise
- D.A. - Doctor of Arts in English, Idaho State University
- B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in English, Bucknell University
- COM 122: English Composition
- COM 219: Speech
"Sweetness." Black Box (2019).
"Mrs. Leibersperger." Black Box (2018).
“Mr. Dunkleberger’s Wishes.” Black Box (2017).
“The Importance of Images.” Black Box (2015).
“The Drug.” Black Box (2013).
“Beanie. Beanie. Beanie.” Black Box.
Review of Ken Lamberton’s Chasing Arizona. Connections. summer 2015.
“Coming Home to Horses” Equus (fall 2015)
“Developing a Writing and Humanities Course Revolving around Well-written
Nonfiction about Animals.” Arizona English Bulletin
Experiences Traveling Here and There Far and Near.
(I was editor for this booklet written by my COM 122 and HU 145
students and used in COM 122 and also given to
Admissions for potential students.) 2013
“A Name.” Arizona English Bulletin (2012).
“History of a Park.” Arizona English Bulletin 50.2
(fall 2008): 39-40.
“Learning to Dance Together.” Arizona English Bulletin
Voices of ERAU. A Booklet for New or Potential Students.
(I was editor for this booklet written by my COM 122
students and used in COM 122 and also given to
Admissions for potential students.) 2006-2007
Methods for Teaching Travel Literature and Writing.
Exploring the World and Self. Peter Lang Publishing,
Review of “American Eyes: Travel Literature for Children
and the Construction of a National Identity.” For
Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. 2005.
“Stories from Home.” Arizona English Bulletin
“Using Environmental Literature to Grant First-Year
Students a Sense of Place.” Arizona English Bulletin 45.1
(spring 2003): 24-27.
In the Air, Your Stories: A Talisman. Tempe, Arizona:
Review of Writing for the Workplace. Bedford/St. Martin’s.
"Travel Literature: a Genre for Nonreaders." Arizona
English Bulletin 43.2 (winter 2001): 10-14.
"Auntie Nini." Teachers as Writers (summer 2001).
"Experiences Teaching Expressive Writing." Statement 34.1
(fall 1997): 46-49.
"Helping the Bird Take Wing." Arizona English Bulletin
39.2 (winter 1997): 47- 50.
"'Seeing' Between the Lines--Using Literature to Teach
Cultural Awareness." Language Arts Journal of Michigan
12.1 (spring 1996): 25-31.
"Exploring Cultural Assumptions." Arizona English
Bulletin 38.1 (fall 1995): 31-38.
"Dream Time." The Black Box 16 (fall 1995): 37-39.
"Using Informal and Formal Speeches to Enhance Students'
Writing Skills and Involvement in Poetry." California
English 29.2 (March/April 1993): 8-9, 26.
"Using Letters Between Classes and Campuses to Improve
Writing Skills." ERIC, 1993. ED 357 339.
The following articles were written for three issues of the Writing Across the Curriculum at ERAU (Prescott Campus) Newsletter. ERAU (Prescott): Humanities/Social Science Department (1992-1994): "Frequent Problems in Students' Papers: Both Major and Minor"; "Lesser Known Requirements for Writing Papers"; "The Challenge of Evaluating Papers"; "College Writers Composing for Correspondence"; "Thoughts on Writing Across the Curriculum"; "Sexist Language"
"Harvey." Teachers as Writers summer 1992: 20-21.
"Abnormal Behavior in Lesser Creatures." The Black Box 7 (fall 1992).
Report on Writing Across the Curriculum on the Prescott Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University. May 1991.
"College Writers Composing for Correspondence." Arizona English Bulletin 33.2 (spring 1991): 15-17.
"Images of Flight as Controlling Metaphors in the Works of Chopin, Jong, and Morrison." Proceedings of a
Conference on Images of Women in Aviation: Fact vs. Fiction. 30-31 March 1991. Prescott, Arizona:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Arizona Humanities Council.
"Venezuela." In the Mail 1.1 (Feb. 1983): 21-26.
"One in a Series." Din 2.1 (fall 1982): 35-37.
"Deborah." Din 1.1 (spring 1982): 5-8.
"History as Art: An Annotated Checklist of Criticism."
Style 13.1 (1979): 5-36.
"A Poet for the Party." Jeopardy 10 (spring 1974): 28-30.
Associate and Full Professor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1986- present.
`Am advisor of the creative arts magazine; am organizer of creative writing readings; am chair of Faculty Development and Benefits Committee; am member of other department and university committees
Was director of and tutor in Writing Center; was course monitor of Composition and Literature and Business Communication; program chair of Aerospace Studies (from 1992-1997 and 1999-2001), a degree program begun in 1992; editor of Studies in Humanities; secretary of Faculty Council; vice-president of Faculty Council; advisor of students in Aeronautical Science; member of Institutional Effectiveness Committee (involving much work on assessment strategies); coordinator of Creative Arts Night for five years; editor of Writing Across the Curriculum at ERAU (Prescott Campus) Newsletter (three years); member and chair of Promotion Committee; participant in Young Authors' Celebration (a program to encourage writers on the secondary-level)
Memberships and Credentials
Awards, Honors and Recognitions
First place in nonfiction in the Arizona English Teachers’ Association’s Teachers as Writers Contest (1999, 2008, 2011, 2012); First place in fiction in Arizona English Teachers' Association's Teachers as Writers Contest (2004, 2013, 2015); Who's Who Among America's Teachers (1998, 2002, 2005); judge for creative nonfiction for Professional Writers of Prescott 2011 Writing Contest; invitation to participate in Oxford Round Table; second place in fiction in Arizona English Teachers' Association's Teachers as Writers Contest (1992); winner of Best of Show in the Yavapai County Women in the Arts for fiction (1988) and recipient of an honorable mention in the same contest (1989); member of Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in the West; member of Phi Kappa Phi; recipient of three fellowships from Idaho State University; citation in The Letter Book. Ideas for Teaching College English by Toby Fulwiler, a well-known scholar in the field of composition (2000).