Administrative Experience

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Director of Liberal Studies English, 2012 to present

  • Chair LSE committee
  • Facilitate annual orientation for LSE faculty
  • Develop and maintain web presence
  • Maintain resources for faculty teaching LSE courses
  • Provide support to LSE faculty and students in grade appeals, student exemptions, placement, and other administrative issues
  • Provide pedagogical support and direction to temporary faculty teaching LSE courses
  • Facilitate annual portfolio assessment
  • Facilitate LSE Teaching Circle

Director of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), 2012 to present

Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT
Composition Coordinator, Spring 2010-Spring 2012
➢ Revised and updated first-year composition curriculum
➢Wrote proposals to move composition courses from modes-based to genre-based curriculum
➢Wrote proposal to frame Humanities division with a rhetorical approach
➢Wrote proposals for four-credit first-year writing courses and introductory creative writing courses using laboratory learning model
➢ Interview and hire new instructors
➢ Provide training for new and continuing instructors
➢Wrote ‘manual’ for new and returning instructors detailing the writing program philosophy as well as policies and procedures
➢Developed listserv with weekly discussion prompts for all writing instructors o Provide workshop for adjuncts in composition each semester
➢Observe adjunct instructors’ teaching and write reports for instructor and Division Chair
➢ Compare courses from outside institutions for transfer-credit approval
➢ Act as liaison between students and instructors and between instructors and Division Chair
➢ Problem-solve student and instructor concerns
➢ Provide workshops for faculty development across the curriculum
➢ Facilitate end-of-semester portfolio review session and communicate outcomes to students
➢ Founder of Annual National Day on Writing celebration and reading; curator for SVC Gallery of Writers through NCTE

University of Rhode Island Writing Center, Kingston, RI
Assistant Director of the Writing Center, Fall 2007-Spring 2009
➢ Tutored students individually and in groups in writing across disciplines
➢ Assisted with interviewing, hiring, and training new tutors
➢ Calculated end-of-semester and year usage statistics and created recommendation reports
➢ Facilitated end-of-semester day-long tutoring workshop for first-year students
➢ Acted as liaison between tutors and director; addressed tutor concerns
➢ Assisted in developing and leading weekly staff meetings including pedagogical development
➢ Developed and participated in research projects including IRB proposals, conference presentations, collaboration on articles for journal submission
➢ Created and maintained tutor schedule

University of Rhode Island Talent Development Program, Kingston, RI Writing Tutoring Coordinator, Summer 2009
➢ Designed and implemented orientation/training for new tutors
➢ Supervised afternoon and evening tutoring shifts
➢ Acted as liaison between tutors, instructors, and program staff
➢ Addressed tutor concerns