For a pdf of my current academic vita, CLICK HERE.
  • Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication,  Michigan Technological University, 2014 (PDF)
  • TEFL certification, Maximo Nivel Executive Language School – Costa Rica, 2007 (PDF)
  • M.A. in English, Northeastern University, 1989 (PDF)
  • B.A. in English, University of Maine, 1986 (PDF)



Teaching Experience in the United States

Location Position Details
University of Arizona Lecturer, Business Communication (2023-Present), Eller College of Management.

Writing Program / Professional and Technical Writing Program, Department of English. (2017-23)

Beginning Fall 2023, I will teach communication courses for students majoring in various business administration fields, including pre-economics, marketing, and management information systems.

I teach courses in Foundations Writing (FYW 1 & 2), Second Language Writing (ESL), Business Writing, and Technical Writing. I have also taught in community courses in professional editing for the School of Behavioral Sciences Community Classroom, designed and taught courses for the English Department’s Professional and Technical Writing Program, and coordinated the Business and Technical Writing Curriculum

SUNY College of Technology, Alfred State (2014-2017) Assistant Professor, Department of English and Humanities I taught undergraduate courses (both blended and online) in technical writing, writing for emerging media, introduction to film, and writing about literature.
Michigan Technological University (2008-14) Graduate Teaching Instructor; Coordinator of Composition Program; Department of Humanities; President, Graduate Student Government, Graduate School I taught undergraduate courses in multimodal composition and scientific, professional, and technical communication. I served as a coordinator for Composition and assistant to the Writing Program Director (2010-12) and President of the Graduate Student Government (2012-13).
University of New Mexico (2002-7) Lecturer in English, Department of English Language and Literature (UNM-Albuquerque, 2005-7). Director of Lower Division Writing and Speaking, (UNM-Taos, 2002-5) Taught a variety of undergraduate courses in writing and literature, both core and elective, including online, hybrid, and web-enhanced classroom courses. Directed the lower-division English program at the Taos branch college (UNM-Taos) and taught in that program.
Art Institute of Boston (Now folded into Lesley University College of Art and Design) (1999-2001) Adjunct Lecturer, Liberal Arts Division; Director, BFA Bridge Program Taught undergraduate courses in the Liberal Arts Division. Coordinated the Bridge Program, an alternative freshman-year curriculum.
Northeastern University (1997-9; 1993-4; 1986-9) Lecturer in English (1997-9), Graduate Teaching Assistant (1993-4, 1986-9) Department of English Taught courses in the following programs:, ESL College Writing, Introductory Writing, Professional and Technical Writing, University College’s Continuing Education.
Westbrook College (now a called The University of New England – Portland) Adjunct Instructor, Composition, Division of Continuing Education, Westbrook College (1990-1) Taught composition and introductory literature courses through the Division of Continuing Education in Arts and Sciences. Co-edited brochure on degree programs for adult learners in Humanities and related liberal arts curricula.
University of Maine at Fort Kent (1988, 1989-90) Lecturer, Department of English (Formerly the Humanities Division) Taught four undergraduate courses per semester in writing and literature, and in summer term and the Elderhostel program.

International Teaching Experience

Location Position Details
Costa Rica: Inlingua International Language Center (2007-8) English Language Trainer I taught classes in written and spoken business communication to adult professionals in the private sector, including Oracle Corporation and Baxter International.
Venezuela: Colegio International de Caracas (2001-2) Instructor / Director of Theater Arts Taught classes in dramatic arts, 6th-12th grade levels in conformity with International Baccalaureate (IB) and Middle Years IB Program Curriculums.
Fiji College of Advanced Education (Now part of Fiji National University) Lecturer / Teacher Trainer (1995-1996 U.S. Peace Corps Assignment) Served in a lecturer capacity and revised, developed, and taught a wide range of tertiary-level courses through the schools of both Social Science and Language and Literacy.
Japan: Kumamoto Prefectural Amakusa Senior High School (1991-93) Assistant Language Teacher, Japanese Exchange of Teachers Program (JET Program) Taught year-round at an academic high school with weekly visits to commercial, oceanographic, and agriculture secondary institutions; developed ESOL learning programs in both writing and conversation; attended and presented at several regional and national conferences of English language teachers sponsored by the Japan Exchange of Teachers Program.