Position English Lecturer
Teaching Experience 2000- present Taught upper division courses and basic
composition, stressing argument and critical thinking, as full time lecturer.
1992- 2000 Taught basic composition courses in the
English/Literature Dept. at UVSC, including 1010
and 2010 classes as adjunct faculty.
Developed 2010 Intermediate Writing for Distance
1990- 2000 Taught basic grammar and writing classes in
the Learning Enrichment Center at UVSC, including 0890
and 0990 classes.
1990- 1993 Taught college level reading classes that
stress the study of comprehension, summary response and critical thinking in Learning Enrichment Center at UVSC, including 1170 and 0900 classes.
1978-1990 Taught English as a Second Language in Alpine
Teaching Interests Composition, critical thinking skills, classical argument and rhetoric, modern grammars and history of the English language.
Presentations "Importing Global English Theories." Rocky Mountain Modern Language Assoc. Conference. Snowbird, UT 8 Oct. 2009
"Kill the Chicken to Scare the Monkey: Rhetoric of a Preemptive Strike," Midwest Political Science Assoc. Conference. Chicago, IL 3 Apr. 2009
"Canagarajah's Global English Design." College English Assoc. Conference. Pittsburgh, PA 28 Mar. 2009
"Changing Realities with Online Critical Thinking" Conference on College Composition and Communication. New Orleans, LA 4 Apr. 2008
â€śLinguistics Across the Curriculum.â€ť Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference. Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 20 Oct. 2006.
â€śGlobal English in Europeâ€™s Linguistic Diversity.â€ť Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium. BYU Provo, Utah 6 Oct. 2006.
â€śThe Quiz Show: Using WebCtâ€™s Quiz Tool as a Teaching Methodâ€ť Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange. Distance Education Dept. UVSC 1 June 2006.
â€śUsing the Human Touch with Better On-the-Job Writing Skills.â€ť UVSC Summer University 9 May 2006.
â€śWhy Is Grammar A Dirty Word?â€ť Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Clemson University. Clemson, South Carolina. 19 May 2006
â€śGrammar Controversies.â€ť College English Assoc. Conference.
San Antonio, Texas. 6 Apr. 2006.
â€śImporting and Exporting English: Applying Canagarajahâ€™s Global English Theories to Home Languages in the U.S. Classroom.â€ť Deseret Language and Linguistic Society Symposium. BYU Provo, Utah 9 March 2006.
â€śGlobal English in the Post Colonial World.â€ť Faculty Conference UVSC. Jan. 2006.
â€śDeep Play: Writing Prompts to Engage Students.â€ť National Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts. Salt Lake City. 8 Oct 2005.
â€śGrammar: The Dirty Word.â€ť International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Honolulu, Hawaii. 14 Jan 2005
â€śTeaching Citizenship: Comparing Orwellâ€™s 1984 to the Patriot Act.â€ť Faculty Conference UVSC. Jan. 2005.
â€śGrammar: A Class Issue.â€ť National Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts. Salt Lake City. 16 Oct 2005.
â€śArt, Music and Performance Can Transform the Writing Classroom: Deep Play Leads to Creative and Critical Thinking.â€ť
Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, New York. 22 Mar. 2003.
â€śAs I Learn From You/I Guess You Learn From Me: The Transforming Possibilities of Working With Adjunct Faculty.â€ť
Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, New York. 20 Mar. 2003.
â€śTeaching Critical Thinking Using Deep Playâ€ť Faculty Conference UVSC. Jan. 2002.
â€śImporting Canagarajahâ€™s Theories of Global
English." English Teaching: Practice and Critique 6.2 (2007)
â€śWhy Is Grammar A Dirty Word?â€ť ATEG Journal 22.1(2006): 9-12.
â€śImporting and Exporting English: Applying Canagarajahâ€™s Global English Theories to Home Languages in the U.S. Classroom.â€ť Spheres of Globalization: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Utah Valley State College Conference by Faculty. 2006. 11-19.
â€śTeaching Citizenship: Comparing Orwellâ€™s 1984 to the Patriot Act.â€ť Law, Justice and Civic Virtue: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Utah Valley State college conference by faculty. 2005. 17-29.
Education 1975 MA Communications Brigham Young University
1973 BA Speech and Dramatic Arts/English Endorsement
Utah State Secondary Teaching Certificate
Brigham Young University
Awards Received 1993 UVSC Adjunct Teacher of the Year
Committee Service 2003-present English Dept. Assessment Committee
2001-2003 English Dept. Writing Program Coordinator
1991-1996 LEC Representative on UVSC Adjunct Faculty
Professional Organizations College English Association
National Council of Teachers of English
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Utah Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts
Midwest Political Science Assoc.
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Assoc.