The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, Ph.D., English 1995.
Dissertation: Mary McCarthy, Mary Gordon and the Irish-American Literary Tradition.
Director: Dr. Morris Dickstein
State University of New York, Binghamton, BA, cum laude, in English: 1985
Sabbatical Awarded, COCC, Fall Quarter 2018
NEH Summer Workshop, Concord, Massachusetts: A Center of Transcendentalism and
Social Reform in the 19th Century, July 2010
Faculty Achievement Award, COCC, May 2008
Sabbatical Awarded, COCC, Spring Quarter 2008
Community College Humanities Association National Distinguished Humanities Educators
Program for Excellence in Assessment grant, COCC, 2003
Program for Excellence in Teachinggrant, COCC, 1997, 1999
Adrienne A. Munich Dissertation Prize in Women's Studies, CUNY: 1996
Provost Teaching Fellowship, CUNY: 1993-94 Academic Year
TEACHING and ADMINISTRATION
Central Oregon Community College, Professor of English, 1995-present
Interim Instructional Dean, 2015-2016
Chair, Humanities Department, 2013-2015
Chair, Fine Arts and Communication Department, 2003-2006
Excelsior College, Masters in Liberal Studies Program, AdjunctFaculty, 2001-2012
Oregon State University Cascades Campus/ Eastern Oregon University, Adjunct
The New School for Social Research, Graduate School of Management and Public
Policy, Graduate Student Writing Coach,1994-1995
Borough of Manhattan Community College, Adjunct Instructor, 1988-95
Long Island University (Brooklyn,NY), Adjunct Instructor, 1993-1994
St. Francis College (Brooklyn, NY), Adjunct Instructor, 1992-1993
New York University, Adjunct Instructor, 19901993
A Novel Idea Selection and Readers Guide Committees, Deschutes Public Library,
Modern Language Association Committee on K-16 Alliances, 2017-19
Modern Language Association Steering Committee, 2018
Oregon Developmental Education Redesign, Phase II, COCC Team, 2014-present
Association of Departments of English (ADE) Executive Committee, 2014-2017 (2016-17 President)
Community College Forum Executive Committee, MLA, 2013-2018 (Acting Chair 2014-15;
Secretary 2015-16; Chair 2016-17)
Modern Language Association Working Group on K-16 Alliances, 2014-2016
Oregon Developmental Education Redesign Work Group, 2014-2016
Oregon Placement Workgroup and SteeringCommittee, 2015-2016
Regional Delegate, Delegate Assembly, Modern Language Association, 2015-2018
Oregon Developmental Education Redesign, Phase II, COCC Team, 2014-2016
National Council of Teachers of English,Policy Analyst, 2013-2015
Modern Language Association (MLA) Program Committee, 2011-2014
Community College Representative, Modern Language Association Delegate Assembly, 2008-2011
Modern Language Association (MLA)Committee on Academic Freedom and Professional
Rights and Responsibilities, 2008-2011
Editor, The Community College Humanist, newsletter of the Community College Humanities
The Modern Language Association (MLA)Committee on Community Colleges, 2002-2005
SHARED GOVERNANCE, CENTRAL OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Title III Writing Lead/Joint Team/Title III Writing Team (2016-present)
Faculty Forum Executive Committee (2016-2018)
Labor Management Team (2016-present)
Communications Task Force (2016-2018)
Shared Governance Work Group (2016-present, Chair)
Composition Committee (1995-present)
Scenario Planning Work Group (2015-2016)
College Affairs (2015-2016)
Professional Improvement Resource Team (2015-2016)
Dean Team (2015-2016)
Cascades Commitment Task Force (2013-2016)
Teaching Innovation Taskforce and Faculty Mentoring (2014-2015)
Joint Curriculum Committee (2014-2015)
Chair Moot Representative on Academic Affairs (2013-2014)
College Planning Committee (2013-2014)
Faculty Forum Shared Governance Task Force (2012-2013)
Faculty Negotiations Team, Collaborative Bargaining (2012-13)
Strategic Planning Committee (2012-13)
Periodic Performance Review Task Force (2011-13)
Professional Improvement Resource Team (2009-2012, Chair 2010-11)
Promotions Committee (2007-2009)
Celebration of Academic Excellence Committee (2001-2007)
Faculty Assessment Team (2004-2007)
Faculty Professional Improvement Resources Committee (2004-2007)
Tenure Committee (2002-2004)
Accreditation Steering Committee (1997-2007)
Shared Governance at the Community College. ADFL Bulletin 43.1 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6F599
"Community College Faculty and theMLA." The Community College Humanist 32.1 (Fall 2011):1+. http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6TG6P
"Looking Backward, Looking Forward: MLA Members Speak." PMLA115.7 (Dec. 2000): 1986+.
"What a Long Strange Trip It's Been: Becoming a Community College Teacher." ADE Bulletin,
Fall 2000. Web. 21 May 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6PP4R
"Mary Gordon's Irish Catholics and Jews in Protestant America." Working Papers in Irish Studies.
Nova Southeastern University, 1997.
"Reluctant Radical: The Irish Catholic Element." Twenty-four Ways of Looking at Mary McCarthy.
Eds. Eve Stwertka and Margo Viscusi, Greenwood Press, 1996.
"Book Clubs." The Encyclopedia of Women and American Popular Culture. Facts on File Encyclopedias.2012.
"Mary Gordon." New Catholic Encyclopedia. The Catholic University of America Press. 2011.
"Joyce Carol Oates." The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World. Sage
Review of Linciati: Lynchings of Italians in America. In Film & History: An Interdisciplinary
Journal of Film and Television Studies 36.2 (2006): 53-54. http://bit.ly/1ca9sux
"Dorothy Parker"; "Native AmericanStereotypes"; "Whiteness." An Encyclopedia of Ethnic
American Literature. Ed. Emmanuel Nelson. Greenwood Press, 2006.
"Brooklyn." An Encyclopedia of African AmericanLiterature. Eds. Hans Ostrum and J. David
Macey. Greenwood Press, 2006.
"Irish." American History Through Literature,1870-1920. Eds. Tom Quirk and Gary Scharnhorst.
Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006.
"Irish." American History Through Literature,1820-1870. Eds. Tom Quirk and Gary Scharnhorst.
Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006.
"Mary Gordon's Final Payments." A Companion to Catholic Literature. Ed. Mary R. Reichardt. Greenwood Press, 2004.
"Italian Americans." The Columbia Companion to American History on Film. Ed. Peter C. Rollins. ColumbiaUP, 2004.
"Brent Staples." African American Autobiographers: ABio-critical Sourcebook. Ed. Emmanuel
Nelson. Greenwood Press, 2002.
"Mary Gordon"; "Mary McCarthy"; "Louise Erdrich"; "Mary Anne Sadlier". Catholic Women
Writers: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. Ed. Mary R. Reichardt Greenwood Press, 2001.
"Robin Morgan." Significant Contemporary Feminists: A Bio-critical Sourcebook. Ed. Jennifer
Scanlon. Greenwood Press, 1998.
"Robin Morgan." Gay and Lesbian Literature, vol.2. Eds. Tom Pendergast and Sara Pendergast.
St. James Press, 1997.
"Mary Lavin." Feminist Writers. Ed. Pamela Kester-Shelton. St. James Press, 1996.
INVITED LECTURES AND PAPERS PRESENTED
Deschutes Public Library (A Novel Idea Kick Off Event), Bend, OR, 2018: Introducing Rakesh Satyal’s No One Can Pronounce My Name
Deschutes Public Library (A Novel Idea Kick Off Event), Bend, OR, 2016: Historical Biography and Lily Kings Euphoria
Modern Language Association, National Convention, Austin, TX, 2016: "Current Projects of the Working Group of K-16 Alliances" (Round table)
Deschutes Public Library (A Novel Idea Kick Off Event), Bend, OR, 2015: The Writer/Reader Relationship in Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being
Modern Language Association, National Convention, Vancouver, B.C., 2015: Pre-Convention Workshop for Job Seekers in English
Deschutes Public Library (A Novel Idea Kick Off Event), Bend, OR, 2014: Post Apocalyptic Fiction and Peter Heller's The Dog Stars
Deschutes Public Library (A Novel Idea Kick Off Event), Bend, OR, 2013: Magical Realism in Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child
Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) Summer Seminar, Eugene, OR 2012: "Whats Driving the Curriculum? Shared Governance"
Deschutes Public Library (A Novel Idea Kick Off Event), Bend, OR, 2012: "New York as Metaphor in Amor Towles' The Rules of Civility"
Modern Language Association, National Convention, Seattle, 2012: "What is Shared Governance at a Community College?"
Modern Language Association, National Convention, LosAngeles, 2011: "Careersin Two-Year Colleges"
Community College Humanities Association, Pacific-WesternDivision Conference, Seattle,
WA, Nov 2010: "LouisaMay Alcott and Me"
Deschutes Public Library (Biography Month Lecture Series), Bend, OR, 2010: "Kate Chopin: A Life"
Celebration of Academic Excellence, Keynote Speaker, Bend, OR, 2009: "The Water is Fine"
Faculty Recognition Breakfast, Bend, OR, 2008: "Oprah's Book Club: Preaching the Gospel of Reading"
Community College Humanities Association, Pacific-Western Division Conference,
Portland, OR, 2008: "Transforming Surveys of American Literature for the 21st Century" (with Annemarie Hamlin and Jacob Agatucci).
Community College Humanities Association National Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2007:
"Portfolios in the Literature Classroom"; "Writing in theHumanities" (with Emily Sohmer Tai;
Jacob Agatucci and Ned Wilson).
Redmond Public Library, Women's History Month Lecture Series, 2007: "Louisa May
Alcott: The Real Life of a 'Little Woman'"
Portland State University Student Success and Retention Conference, 2007: "Multipurpose
Two-Year College English Association, Pacific Northwest Regional Conference. Yakima,
WA, 2005: "The Oprah Effect": What Can Literature Instructors Learn from Oprah's Books?"
Central Oregon Regional Library Conference. Redmond, OR, 2005:"The Oprah Effect:
Book Clubs and Literature High and Low"
Modern Language Association National Convention, Philadelphia, 2004: "Unexpected
Questions at the Community College Job Interview" (with Sean Murphy and DeborahGibbs);
"Community College Scholarship: Highlighting Exemplary Projects"
Modern Language Association National Convention, San Diego, 2003: "The Job Option at
Community Colleges: A Roundtable" (with David Berry and George Scheper)
Community College Humanities Association National Convention,Santa Fe, New Mexico,
2003. "Writing for Publication: ARoundtable" (with Drs. Emily Sohmer-Tai and Ned Wilson)
Community College Humanities Association Pacific-Western Division Conference,
San Francisco, 2002: "'Can I Say 'Orgasm' On TV?' And Other Adventures in Instructional
Technology" (with Drs. Cora Agatucci and Karen Huck); Publish or Perish?Perish the Thought
Oregon Rhetoric and Composition Conference, Eugene, OR, 2001: "Rhetorical Modes, Rhetorical Commodes" (with Drs. Jon Bouknight and Eleanor Sumpter-Latham)
Modern Language Association, Chicago, 1999: "What a Long Strange Trip Its Been: Becoming
a Community College Teacher; and Career Opportunities at the Two-Year College"
Pacific Ancient and Modern LanguageAssociation, Portland State University, OR,1999: "Assimilation Blues:The Cultural Balancing Act as Depicted in Native American and Immigrant American Literatures"
Modern Language Association, SanFrancisco, 1998: "Irish Family Values: Eugene and Mary
Bang, Boom, Bust and Bang (Again):The Space Between: 1915-1945, University of Nevada,
Reno, 1997: "Stealing Modernism: DArcy McNickles The Surrounded"
Pacific Northwest American StudiesAssociation, Bend, OR, 1996: "AwkwardAssimilation:
Irish Catholics in Protestant America"
Southwest Symposium, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1996: "Irish Catholic
MELUS Conference, Johnson and Wales University, Rhode Island, 1995: "Confessing
Culture: Mary Gordon's Irish Catholics in Protestant America"
Mary McCarthy Conference: Truth Telling and Its Costs, Bard College,NY, 1993: "Reluctant Radical: Mary McCarthy and the Problem of Ideological Faith"
NEMLA Conference, Bryn Mawr College, PA, 1993: "William James, Ernest Hemingway
CUNY Faculty Forum, CUNY Graduate Center, NY, 1993: "Sisterhood Succeeds Where
Brotherhood Fails: Ellison's Invisible Man and Walker's Meridian"
The Thirties: Literature, Politics and Culture, Youngstown State University,OH, 1992:
Mary McCarthy: A Moralist of the Thirties
Modern Language Association
Association of Departments of English
Community College Humanities Association
National Council of Teachers of English
Two Year College Association
American Association of Women in Community Colleges