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2012 – present: PhD student, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, NY;
English, composition and rhetoric concentration
– Certificate in Women’s Studies
Cumulative GPA: 4.0
2010 – 2012: M.A., Fordham University, Bronx, NY
English, American and English literature
Cumulative GPA: 3.825
2006 – 2010: B.A., with Highest Honors, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
English, writing concentration
Cumulative GPA: 3.94, with Departmental Honors
Areas of Interest
writing center pedagogy, writing program administration, transfer studies, digital and community literacies, feminist rhetorical studies, American periodicals studies 1850-1950
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
2013, Fall: ENG101, College Composition I: Exploration & Authorship (Writing about Writing)
2014, Spring: ENG201, College Composition II: Disciplinary Investigations (Rhetoric and Genre)
Other Academic Work Experience
2013 – present: Online Writing Tutor, Conklin Academic Skills Center, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
In this position I have expanded upon my pilot program started in the EOF department. I have developed a program that focuses on the distance learners at the College as well as its main population, and train multiple tutors to assist with tutoring duties.
2011 – present: Summer Evening Writing Tutor, Educational Opportunity Fund Office, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
2013, Spring: Online Writing Tutor (pilot program), Educational Opportunity Fund Office, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
This was part of a pilot program for a larger online tutoring program at CSE, proposed and developed by me, and sponsored by the Educational Opportunity Fund Office. I tutored writing for the Senior Seminar class of the Allied Health department at CSE. Tutoring involved meeting with students online via Skype and GoogleDocs in order to discuss, and assist with, the progress of senior portfolios and theses. This pilot program was used in assessment of programs at CSE.
2012 – 2013: Graduate Assistant
– Supervising Professor: Mark McBeth, Department of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), New York, NY
– Supervising Professor: Lyn Di Iorio, Department of English, City College of New York (CUNY), New York, NY
2011 – 2012: Teaching Assistant, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, Bronx, NY
Assisted in the grading of critical thinking essays for the freshman-level business class, “The Ground Floor.” This assignment fulfilled the writing-intensive component of the class. Developed handouts and materials, and had occasional in-class time with students and supervising professor to aid students in improving writing skills.
2011, Summer: Teaching Assistant, Educational Opportunity Fund Office, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
2010 – 2012: Learning Specialist (writing tutor), Conklin Academic Skills Center, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
2011 – 2014: Assistant to the Chairs, Research Network Forum at CCCC
2014, July: “Freedom of Choice: Graduate Student Labor and Curricular Design.” Council of Writing Program Administrators 2014 Summer Conference, Normal, IL.
2014, March: “Agents Online: Assessing Access to Transfer in Online Tutoring Initiatives.” 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, Indiana.
2013, March: “Breaking the Bonds of Marriage: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a Rhetoric of Embodiment, and Marriage Reform after Seneca Falls.” 2013 CUNY ESA Graduate Student Conference, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, New York.
2012, March: “‘Women of Ability and Understanding’: The Farmer’s Wife, The American Country Life Association and the 1926 Farm Women’s Conference.” 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, Missouri.
2012, March: “Impact of New Assessment of Tutoring Sessions.” Panel Presentation. Pennsylvania/New Jersey CRLA Chapter Annual Spring Conference, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey.
2011, April: “Wordsworth’s Beggar- ‘Captive’ of Industry?: Marxism and Romantic Thought in ‘The Old Cumberland Beggar.’” 2011 Fordham Spring Flash Conference, Fordham University, Bronx, New York.
2011, March: “Power Hungry: Food and Farm Women in A Thousand Acres and The Grapes of Wrath.” 2011 CUNY English Student Association Interdisciplinary Conference, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, New York.
Faculty/Staff Development and Student Workshops
2013, September: “What is ‘Tutoring,’ Anyway?: Introduction to Tutoring Writing.” CRLA Fall Tutor Training Day, Conklin Academic Skills Center, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, New Jersey.
2012, January: “Successfully Beginning and Ending a Tutoring Session, and Active Listening.” CRLA Spring Tutor Training Session, Conklin Academic Skills Center, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, New Jersey.
2011, June: “Study Skills and College Writing Exam (CWE) Prep Session.” Trio-SSS Program, Passaic County Community College, Paterson, New Jersey.
Honors and Awards
Writing Program Administrators Graduate Organization
2014: WPA-GO 2014 CCCC Graduate Student Travel Grant
Graduate Center of the City University of New York
2012 – 2017: Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship
Spanish (beginning reading proficiency)
Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition
College Reading and Learning Association
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Council of Writing Program Administrators
Graduate Center Composition and Rhetoric Community, CUNY
Modern Language Association
National Council of Teachers of English
Research Network Forum at CCCC
Rhetoric Society of America