Professor Humanities and Communications
Humanities and Communication Department
Prescott College of Arts & Sciences
- D.A. - Doctor of Arts in English, Idaho State University
- B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in English, Bucknell University
Methods for Teaching Travel Literature and Writing: Exploring the World and Self. New York: Peter Lang, 2005.
In the Air: Your Stories, a Talisman. Phoenix: Scholargy, 2003.
"Auntie Nini." Arizona English Bulletin. (to be published summer 2000)
"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.
"Harvey." Teachers as Writers summer 1992: 20- 21.
"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.
Associate and Full Professor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1986- present.
Am director of and tutor in Writing Center; advisor of the creative arts magazine; advisor of students in Aerospace Studies; course monitor of Composition and Literature, American Literature, and Themes in Humanities;organizer and chair of Spruance writing contest; chair of Faculty Benefits and Development Committee; chair of Promotion Committee
Was 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 of Promotion Committee; participant in Young Authors' Celebration (a program to encourage writers on the secondary-level)
Memberships and Credentials
First place in fiction in Arizona English Teachers' Associations's Teachers as Writers Contest (2005)
First place in nonfiction in Arizona English Teachers' Association's Teachers as Writers Contest (2000)
Who's Who Among America's Teachers (1998, 2001, 2004)
Second place in fiction in Arizona English
Teachers' Association's Teachers as Writers Contest
Winner of Best of Show in the Yavapai County Women in the Arts for fiction and recipient of an honorable mention in the same contest
Member of Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in the West
Recipient of three fellowships from Idaho State University
Honorable Mention for fiction in 1973-1974 Jeopardy contest