I have been teaching for close to twenty years. I attended Cal State Northridge and Chico State, receiving a BA and MA in English. Over the years, I have taught at the Elementary, Junior High, High School, Community and State College levels. I have enjoyed teaching a wide variety of subjects, from World Literature to Mythology to English Composition.
In addition to these educational pursuits, I have worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor and songwriter, as well as a writing consultant in the private sector. I am also a published author in the science fiction genre.
Currently, I am pursuing my PHD, as well as writing a biography about an ex-con turned college professor; the book is scheduled to be released this fall. I truly enjoy the art of composition, and I look forward to sharing this passion with my students! Together, I know we can make this an excellent term.
- M.A. - Master of Arts in English, California State University System : Chico
- B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in English, California State University System : Chico
- HUMN 142: Studies in Literature
Published several creative short stories (in the science fiction genre) for the following magazines: Danse Macabre and Tevun Krus.
Nevada State College, Las Vegas, NV.
Composition Instructor, 2009 - Present
Instruct online English courses to undergraduate students. Work with students from diverse cultural backgrounds, helping them to achieve success in academia and the business sector. Utilize technology to maximize the learning experience in English Composition and Business Writing.
Bryant and Stratton College, Buffalo, NY.
English Instructor, 2014 - Present
Teach online English courses to students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Implement campus procedures and methodology in a smooth and efficient manner. Resolve conflicts with a host of adult learners, many of which are returning to school after a long period of time.
College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV.
Composition and Literature Instructor, 2006 - 2012
Taught English courses ranging from basic composition to world literature. Worked with students from all age brackets and cultural backgrounds. Organized and implemented course objectives to produce a successful learning environment.
University of Phoenix, Las Vegas, NV.
Facilitator (on-ground), 2006 - 2013
Facilitated and coordinated a variety of courses, ranging from Written/Oral Communications to Humanities and Literature. Implemented goals to achieve a higher level of student performance. Coordinated student learning to meet campus and course objectives.
Art Institute of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.
English and Communications Instructor, 2009 - 2011
Instructed a variety of English and Communications courses to students seeking careers in the graphic and culinary arts. Assisted in computer literacy, graded papers, and implemented campus goals. Worked with students from diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve successful learning.
Apollo College, Las Vegas, NV.
English and Communications Instructor, 2007 - 2010
Taught English and Speech courses to students enrolled in the nursing and respiratory care programs. Assisted adult learners, as well as ESL learners, to achieve successful written composition. Prepared students for writing skills needed for their unique professional requirements in the medical profession.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.
Composition and Technical Writing Instructor, 2007 - 2010
Taught entry-level composition as well as business writing. Tutored students in writing technique and theory. Worked with students from diverse cultural backgrounds to enhance their understanding of academic, as well as business, writing.
Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, CA.
English Instructor, 1998 – 2005
Organized and coordinated multiple English courses. Assisted in computer literacy, graded papers, and implemented campus goals. Worked with students from diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve successful learning.
Glendale College, Glendale, CA.
English Instructor, 2002 - 2006
Taught freshman English to students from diverse cultural backgrounds, including many Asian and Hispanic students. Assisted students in learning the composition based skills needed for college level writing.
Awards, Honors and Recognitions
- Adjunct Faculty of the Year (2013) for Nevada State College.
- Faculty of the month for University of Phoenix, October 2009.
- Named a Retention All-Star for Bryan and Stratton College (September of 2015), achieving the highest retention rate of all English instructors.
- Received a letter of appreciation in conjunction with my participation in the 2015 EAGLET writing center pilot project for Embry-Riddle University.