Instructor of English
|It is my goal as an educator to promote open minds and open eyes. With a graduate degree in professional writing, I challenge my students to become critical thinkers before they write. My lessons are student-centered, interactive, and innovative. Students will always be the course’s focus, and their language progress, the priority.|
- TESOL . 150 hours. Teach English Now! Arizona State University. 2017.
- Teach Students How to Learn. 20 hours. Dr. Saundra McGuire Course. Institute for Intentional College Teaching. Texas Southmost College. 2020.
- Faculty Online Certification Course. 20 hours. Jenzabar LMS training. Mineral Area College. 2016.
Master of Arts: Professional Writing
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO in 2016
Associate of Arts: English Composition
Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO in 2012
Bachelor of Arts: English Writing
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO in 2014
Instructor of English at Texas Southmost College
2020 – present
Courses teaching: Comp I, Comp II, Forms of Literature
English Graduate Teacher at Ministry of Education in UAE
2018 – 2019
Course taught: English as a Second Language for the Advanced Science Program
Graduate Teacher Assistantship at Southeast Missouri State University
2014 – 2016
Courses taught: Composition I and Rhetoric and Critical Thinking
Instructor of English at LNU-MSU, College of International Business in China
Courses taught: Intro to College Composition, Writing I, and Academic Writing
Writing Lab Coordinator at Mineral Area College
2017 – 2018
Courses taught: Basic Writing I, Basic Writing II, Use of Library Resources, and Writing a Research Paper
“Harnessing Social Media: From Foe to Friend in the ESL Classroom,” Academic work presented in “Teach English Now! Virtual Conference 2019: Learners First!” May 2019.
“The Writing Lab Safe House: Support and Sympathy through Mentor Posturing,” Academic work presented at “International Writing Center Association Conference,” Chicago, Illinois, November 2017.
“Explorative Settings: Teaching Outside the Classroom,” Academic work presented at Arizona State University’s “Teach English Now! Conference,” in Tempe, Arizona, July 2017.
“Travel Memoir: Redefining Florida,” Creative work presented at Southeast Missouri State University’s “Radical Writes: Midwest Graduate Students’ Conference,” in Cape Girardeau, April 2016.
“Native American Winnebago Trickster Tales vs. Wieland’s Carwin,” Critical work presented at Weber University’s “The National Undergraduate Literature Conference” (NULC) in Ogden, Utah, Spring 2014.
Academic Awards & Relevant Experience
2018 – Proposal Reviewer. “2019 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo,” TESOL.org.
2017 – Present. Member, TESOL International Association.
2017 – 2019. Member, International Writing Centers Association.
2017 – 2019. Member, Missouri Community College Association.
2016 – Featured Poet & Author. “Q & A with Established and Aspiring Authors.” Online Literary Magazine: Literary Juice.
2016 – Moderator. “Radical Writes: Midwest Graduate Students Conference.”
2015 – 2016. Advisor, Running Club, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO.
2015 – 2016. Graduate President, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society.
2015 – 2016. Secretary, Community of Southeast English Educators (CSEE).
2014 – 2015. Advisor, Chinese Student Learning Association, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO.
2014 – Moderator. “Faulkner & Hurston Conference.”
2014 – Undergraduate Vice President, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society.
2014 – Dorothy & Wendel Nilsen Scholarship Recipient for the Masters in Professional Writing, Southeast Missouri State University.
2013 – Publishing Intern, University Press, Southeast Missouri State University – Cape Girardeau, MO.