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EDUCATION

Ph.D. Educational Communication and Technology
New York University, New York, New York, 2003.
Dissertation:”Supporting students with low self-regulation through problem-based learning techniques in online education.”
Dissertation Committee: Chair: Dr. Jan Plass; Dr. W. Michael Reed; Dr. Sandra Flank.

​​M.F.A. Creative Writing (Fiction)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1995.
Thesis: In the Small Wind, short story collection.
Thesis Committee: Alyson Hagy; Andrea Barrett

B.A. English / Creative Writing Concentration
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1993.
Valedictorian. Honors in General Scholarship. Honors in English. GPA 4.0.

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PUBLICATIONS

FICTION

“Blue Smell of Steel.” Fifty Over Fifty, PS Books, February 29, 2016.

“Someone Bigger Than He.” Currents: Selected Poetry & Prose from the 2014 Cape Henlopen Retreat Writers; Jean Davis, Maggie Rowe and Ramona DeFelice Long (eds.), 2015.

Learning to Turn.” ninepatch: A Creative Journal for Women and Gender Studies. Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 2. 2012.

“Extra Presents.” Moondance, June 1997.

“Holding On.” Men As We Are, Fall 1996.

“Extra Presents.” O. Henry Festival Stories; Greensboro: Trans Verse Press, 1993.

“Blue Smell of Steel.” The Wittenberg Review, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Fall 1991.

“Holding On.” The Trinity Review, Spring 1990.

NONFICTION

“When the Miracles Run Out,” The Hartford Courant, August 1994.

“Don’t Be Fooled By All the Recycling Hoopla,” The Hartford Courant, January 19,1992.

“Confessions of an Addicted Trash Recycler,” The Hartford Courant, March 12, 1991.

“Calculating the Loss of Simple Math Skills,” The Hartford Courant, September 11,1990.

“Spring’s Message of Hope Marred by Teen Auto Deaths,” The Hartford Courant, May 6, 1990.

“Radio Drama,” Sparks Magazine, Vol 1 No. 1, Spring 1990.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS

Chapter on Cynthia Ozick’s “The Shawl, in Exploring Short Stories from Gale Research, Detroit, Michigan, 1996.

In “Suit Your Sentence to Its Meaning” by Thalia Selz in Anne Bernays and PamelaPainter, What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers (HarperCollins, 1990). Revised and expanded, (HarperCollins, 1995).

In “Speech Flavor, or Sounding Real” by Thalia Selz in Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter, What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers (HarperCollins, 1990). Revised and expanded, (HarperCollins, 1995).

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FICTION READINGS

Wesley College, Dover, Delaware, March 31, 2016.

Newark Arts Alliance, Newark, Delaware, February 27, 2016.

Hockessin Public Library, Hockessin, Delaware, August 15, 2015.

Featured reader, Second Saturday Poets, Wilmington, Delaware. September 14, 2013.

New Castle County Public Library. New Castle, Delaware. November 5, 2011.

Featured reader, Fiction Reading sponsored by the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Friends of Kirkwood Library. Wilmington, Delaware. August 8, 2010.

The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, Connecticut. February 17, 1995.

Mark Webster Series, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. December 2, 1994.

Township Public Library, Clinton, Michigan, March 17, 1994.

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AWARDS & HONORS

WRITING

Listed in Delaware Artist Roster.

Invited member of the Mid Atlantic Artist Registry.

Work featured at the Award Winners X and Reunion Exhibit, Biggs Museum, Dover, DE, July 2 – October 24, 2010.

Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature: Fiction, Delaware Division of the Arts, 2010.

Participant in the Delaware Writers Retreat, Delaware Division of the Arts, 2008, 2014.

Hopwood Major Short Fiction Award, 1995 for In the Small Wind, collection in progress.

First Prize, Phi Kappa Fiction Award, 1993 for “In the Small Wind,” Short Story.

Second Prize, Trinity Alumnus Fiction Prize, 1993 for “In the Small Wind,” Short Story.

First Prize, Phi Kappa Fiction Award, 1991 for “Extra Presents,” Short Story.

Third Prize, Frank W. Whitlock Playwriting Prize, 1991 for “Realities,” One-Act Play.

First Prize, Trinity Alumnus Fiction Prize, 1990 for “Where the Man Belongs,” Short Story.

First Prize, Trinity Alumnus Fiction Prize, 1989 for “Holding On,” Short Story.

Second Prize, Alumni Nonfiction Prize, 1989 for “What I Could Take With Me,” Creative Nonfiction.

Finalist, Hopwood Major Essay Award, 1995.

Finalist, Hopwood Major Playwriting Award, 1995.

First runner-up, Phi Kappa Fiction Award, 1992 for “Necessary Parts,” Short Story.

First runner-up, Phi Kappa Fiction Award, 1991 for “Blue Smell of Steel,” Short Story.

First runner-up, Phi Kappa Fiction Award, 1990 for “Where the Man Belongs,” Short Story.

First runner-up, Phi Kappa Fiction Award, 1989 for “Holding On,” Short Story.

ACADEMIC

Class of 1922 Award, 1993. Awarded to a graduating woman who has done outstanding work in a particular academic field, for accomplishments in English and creative writing.

First Prize, Women’s Club of Trinity College Award, 1993. Awarded to senior IDP students for academic and personal achievement.

First Prize, Ruel Crompton Tuttle Award, 1992. Awarded to the best scholar in the English Department from the junior class.

Phi Beta Kappa, early induction 1992.

Trinity College President’s Fellow, 1992-1993.

Faculty Honors, 1989-1993.

United States Achievement Academy All-American Scholar, 1992.

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GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

Faculty Development Grants. Wesley College, Summer 2008, Summer 2009, Fall 2009, Summer 2010.

Doctoral Student Travel Grants. New York University, Spring 2000, Spring 2001.

Visiting Fellow. Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 1999. Five-day session demonstrating problem-based learning (PBL) and model ways that PBL and other active learning strategies can be used effectively in all disciplines, in upper and lower division courses, and in all size classes. Participants learned how to integrate Internet resources into their courses and use technology effectively in active, group-based learning.

Rudin Foundation Award in Educational Media and Technology. New York University, Fall, 1998.

Mary A. Terry Fellowship, 1993-1995.

Finalist in Honored Scholar Program of the Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc., 1994.

Finalist for Fulbright Student Grant, 1993.

Stonecoast Writers Conference, 1992.

Wesleyan Writers Conference, 1989, General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut Scholarship.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor and Chair. Department of Multimedia Communication
January 2010-May 2015.
Wesley College, Dover, Delaware.

Assistant Professor. Department of Media Arts
September 2006-December 2009.
Wesley College, Dover, Delaware.

Assistant Professor. Department of Communication
Westfield State College, Westfield, Massachusetts.
September 2003-May 2006.

Adjunct Instructor. Educational Communications and Technology Program
New York University, New York, New York.
September 2000-May 2001.

Instructor, Fiction.
Gotham Writers Workshops. New York, New York.
June 2000 – August 2000.

Instructional Technology Consultant. Opportunities Programs
New York University, New York, New York.
February 2002-2008.

Content Designer / Developer for the Center for Online Learning and
Pedagogy, School of Continuing and Professional Development
New York University, New York, New York.
September 2001-January 2002.

Research Assistant and Instructor. Higher Education Opportunities Program, New York University, New York, New York.
Fall 1998-Summer 2002.

Faculty Development Consultant for Technology and Pedagogy. EQUAL: Initiative to Enhance the Quality of Undergraduate Academic Life. New York University,
Fall 1999-Spring 2001.

Visiting Instructor. Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.
Fall 1997.

Academic Computing Resource Specialist. Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.
January 1996-August 1998.

Visiting Instructor. Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.
Fall 1995.

Visiting Instructor. University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut.
Fall 1995.

Teaching Assistant (equivalent to Instructor). University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Fall 1994, Spring 1995.

Course Assistant. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Fall 1993, Spring 1994.

Teaching Assistant. Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. 4 semesters.

Writing Center Tutor. Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. 1 semester.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“The Impact of Low SES on Success for Undergraduates: Impressions of Faculty and Counseling Center Staff.”
14th Annual International Working Class/Poverty-Class Academics Conference. Little Rock, Arkansas, June 25-27, 2010.

“Critical reading and writing for the web.”
National Conference of Teachers of English. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 19-22, 2009.

“Media Arts and the digital divide.”
International Digital Media Arts Association Conference. Muncie, Indiana. November 5-7, 2009.

“Teaching with free software: the digital divide and Media Arts.”
Working Class Studies Association Conference: Class Matters. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. June 3-6, 2009.

“Using problem-based learning techniques in online education: A case study.”
International Conference on Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education. Baltimore, Maryland. June 16-20, 2002.

“The relationship between communication apprehension, writing apprehension, computer anxiety and student performance in online problem-based learning”
Eastern Educational Research Association, February 14-17, 2001.

“The Effects of Completing a Computer Anxiety Instrument Online on Users’ Anxiety Scores”
Eastern Educational Research Association, February 16-19, 2000.

“An Overview of Performance Measures”
(Co-presented with Michelle Adelman, John Dalzell, Sarah Rice, and James Watson, New York University.)
Eastern Educational Research Association, February 16-19, 2000.

“Teaching with Images”
Academic Computing Conference, Eastern Connecticut State University, April 4, 1998.

OTHER

“Geeks to the Rescue: Bloggers and Citizen Journalists,” Westfield State College Teach-In about Hurricane Katrina, Westfield, MA. October 5, 2005.

“Poetry for the Poetry-Phobic,” Writing Center Faculty Presentation Series, Trinity College, November 1997.

“Cyberspace for Women,” Faculty Presentation Series, Trinity College, 1997.

“Using the Internet for Research, American Studies Graduate Program, Trinity College, 1997.

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SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Created and maintain Delaware Literary Events website.

Created and manage Delaware Writers Studio Workshop series.

REVIEWING

Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2002-2004.

Association for Educational Communication and Technology Conference proposals, Design and Development and Distance Learning divisions. 2002.

EDITING / JUDGING

Assistant Editor, Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 1999-2001.

Editor, Family and Friends Online Newsletter, 1996-1998.

Editor, Family and Friends Online Calendar, 1996-1998.

Final Judge, Robert V. Williams Memorial Fiction Contest, California State University, Hayward, California, 1995.

Co-editor, The Trinity Papers, Hartford, Connecticut, 1993.

Reader, Company One Theater, Hartford, Connecticut, 1992-1995.

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