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 “Can Students Write the Way They Speak?: Peter Elbow’s Theories” at Assembly for Teaching of English Grammar conference at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO Sep 5-6, 2014.
“Challenging Horizons: Can We Really Write the Way
We Speak?” at College English Assoc. conference in Baltimore, MD Mar. 27-Mar. 30 2014.
- “Hybrid First-Year Composition: The Changing Nature of the Classroom” at College English Assoc. conference in Savannah, GA Apr. 4-Apr. 6 2013.
- “Oral History as part of Language Study” at Rocky Mtn. MLA conference in Vancouver, WA Oct. 10-12, 2013.
“Exploring the Border between Creative Writing and Composition Studies”
- at College English Assoc. Conference in Richmond, VA Mar. 28-Mar. 31 2012
“The Freshman Writer as Word Artist: Opening Gateways Between and Through the FYC/Creative Writing Border Country” at CCCC’s in St. Louis, MO. Mar. 21-Mar. 24, 2012.
"Oral Histories of Capitol Reef Field Station." at Rocky Mountain
MLA in Boulder, CO. Oct. 11-13, 2012.
“Grammar: A Tool for Changing Fortune” at College English Assoc. conference in St. Petersburg, FL Mar. 30-Apr. 2 2011
“Rethinking Distance Learning and the Future of Liberal Education” at CCCC in Louisville, KY Mar. 17-20 2010
"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
“Linguistics Across the Curriculum.” Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference. Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 20 Oct. 2006.
“Global English in Europe’s Linguistic Diversity.” Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium. BYU Provo, Utah 6 Oct. 2006.
“The Quiz Show: Using WebCt’s Quiz Tool as a Teaching Method” Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange. Distance Education Dept. UVSC 1 June 2006.
“Using the Human Touch with Better On-the-Job Writing Skills.” UVSC Summer University 9 May 2006.
“Why Is Grammar A Dirty Word?” Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Clemson University. Clemson, South Carolina. 19 May 2006
“Grammar Controversies.” College English Assoc. Conference.
San Antonio, Texas. 6 Apr. 2006.
“Importing and Exporting English: Applying Canagarajah’s Global English Theories to Home Languages in the U.S. Classroom.” Deseret Language and Linguistic Society Symposium. BYU Provo, Utah 9 March 2006.
“Global English in the Post Colonial World.” Faculty Conference UVSC. Jan. 2006.
“Deep Play: Writing Prompts to Engage Students.” National Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts. Salt Lake City. 8 Oct 2005.
“Grammar: The Dirty Word.” International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Honolulu, Hawaii. 14 Jan 2005
“Teaching Citizenship: Comparing Orwell’s 1984 to the Patriot Act.” Faculty Conference UVSC. Jan. 2005.
“Grammar: A Class Issue.” National Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts. Salt Lake City. 16 Oct 2005.
“Art, Music and Performance Can Transform the Writing Classroom: Deep Play Leads to Creative and Critical Thinking.”
Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, New York. 22 Mar. 2003.
“As I Learn From You/I Guess You Learn From Me: The Transforming Possibilities of Working With Adjunct Faculty.”
Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, New York. 20 Mar. 2003.
“Teaching Critical Thinking Using Deep Play” Faculty Conference UVSC. Jan. 2002.
“Importing Canagarajah’s Theories of Global
English." English Teaching: Practice and Critique 6.2 (2007)
“Why Is Grammar A Dirty Word?” ATEG Journal 22.1(2006): 9-12.
“Importing and Exporting English: Applying Canagarajah’s Global English Theories to Home Languages in the U.S. Classroom.” Spheres of Globalization: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Utah Valley State College Conference by Faculty. 2006. 11-19.
“Teaching Citizenship: Comparing Orwell’s 1984 to the Patriot Act.” 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.