Teaching

Education as the practice of freedom

 
 
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Work in Higher Education

 

Academic Positions Held

Adjunct Instructor and
Faculty Learning Community Lead

Metro College Success Program, San Francisco State University: January 2015 to December 2017

Adjunct Health Education Instructor
Health Education Department, San Francisco State University: August 2014 to December 2017

Faculty Consultant and Instructor
Teaching Effectiveness Program, University of Oregon: August 2002 to June 2006

TRiO/Student Support Services Instructor
Student Support Services, University of Oregon: 2002 to 2003

Course Developer and Instructor
Kaplan Colleges, Virtual: August 2001 to December 2002

Director of Learning
Kinection, Inc., Santa Cruz, CA: August 2000 to July 2001

First-Year Experience Director and University Lecturer
ProSeminar, California State University Monterey Bay: Academic Year 1999-2000

First-Year Experience Assistant Director and
University Lecturer

ProSeminar Program, California State University Monterey Bay: Academic Year 1998-99

Writing Center Coordinator and University Lecturer
California State University Monterey Bay: August 1998 to July 2001

Human Communication Lecturer
Human Communication, California State University Monterey Bay: 1995 to 2001

English Instructor
English Department, Monterey Peninsula College: 1994 to 1998

Instructor of Record
Lindamood Program, Monterey Peninsula College: 1997

Learning Disabilities Consultant
Lindamood Program, Monterey Peninsula College: 1993 to 1997

English Instructor
English Department, Texas Tech University: 1991

Teaching Assistant
English Department, Texas Tech University:  1987 to 1990

Research Assistant
West Texas Project in Writing across the Curriculum: 1987 to 1988

I celebrate teaching that enables transgressions — a movement against and beyond boundaries. It is that movement which makes education the practice of freedom.
— bell hooks

Awards  

  • International Women’s Day Committee. Certificate of Recognition. California State University Monterey Bay: March 2000.

  • Third Annual Freshman Orientation for College and University Success (FOCUS). Certificate of Appreciation. California State University Monterey Bay: August 1999.

  • WE Link Project (AVID-Higher Education Partnership). Certificate of Appreciation. AVID Region V: June 1999.

  • University of California Santa Cruz Educational Partnership Center. Educational Service Award. UC Santa Cruz: May 1999.

  • International Women’s Day Committee. Certificate of Recognition. California State University Monterey Bay: March 1999.

  • Certificate of Appreciation for Making Students’ Dreams Come True. Student Government of Monterey Peninsula College: May 1998.

College and University Courses Taught

  • Structural Inequities and Public Health (San Francisco State University)

  • Education Justice, Health Equity, and College Success (San Francisco State University)

  • 20th Century Health and Social Movements in the United States (San Francisco State University)

  • Political Sociology (Assistant to Dr. Charles O’Connell, University of California Irvine)

  • U.S. War on Terror (Assistant to Dr. Charles O’Connell, University of California Irvine)

  • International Sociology (Assistant to Dr. Evan Schofer, University of California Irvine)

  • Teachers Lives and the Policy Environment (Assistant to Dr. Lisa Garbrecht, University of California Irvine)

  • Cognition and Pedagogy in Quantitative Literacy (Assistant to Dr. Valerie Henry, University of California Irvine)

  • Engaged Pedagogy for New Teachers (University of Oregon)

  • Interpersonal Communication (University of Oregon)

  • Time Management (University of Oregon)

  • Study Skills (University of Oregon)

  • Intercultural Communication (Kaplan Colleges—online)

  • College English (Kaplan Colleges—online)

  • ProSeminar 100: Foundations of Lifelong Learning (California State University Monterey Bay)

  • Reasoning and Communication (California State University Monterey Bay)

  • College Composition (Monterey Peninsula College)

  • Introduction to Literature (Monterey Peninsula College)

  • College Writing (Monterey Peninsula College)

  • College Reading (Monterey Peninsula College)

  • Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking (Monterey Peninsula College)

  • Advanced College Rhetoric (Texas Tech University)

  • Essentials of College English (Texas Tech University)

  • Professional and Technical Writing and Communication (Texas Tech University