CV / Resume

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
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1993.
Valedictorian. Honors in General Scholarship. Honors in English. GPA 4.0.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor. Department of Multimedia Communication
January 2010-present.
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.

Founder, President and Senior Computer Consultant. Independent Computer Experts, Inc., Middletown, Connecticut.
1985-1994.

AWARDS & HONORS

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.

WRITING

PUBLICATIONS

FICTION
NONFICTION
CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHS

Stonewall Conference, Hartford Connecticut. Metroline, October 1997.

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.

FICTION READINGS / PLAY PERFORMANCES

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.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Association of Working Class Academics

International Digital Media Arts Association

National Communication Association

Working Class Studies Association

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEES

Media Arts / Multimedia Communication Department Chair, Fall 2014-present.

Faculty Search Committee, Media Arts, Member, Wesley College, Fall 2013-Spring 2014.

Media Arts Program Director, Wesley College, Fall 2008 – Fall 2010.

Media Arts Program Review, Wesley College, Spring 2007.

Faculty Search Committee, Media Arts / Political Science, Member, Wesley College, Spring 2007.

Technology Committee, Chair, Westfield State College, Spring 2005 – Spring 2006.

Assessment Committee, Member, Westfield State College, Spring 2004 – Spring 2006.

Ely Tenants Association, Member, Westfield State College, Spring 2005 – Spring 2006.

Planning Committee for Annual Department Dinner, Member, Westfield State College, Co-organizer, Spring 2005, Member, Spring 2004.

Communication Club, Westfield State College, Advisor, Spring 2005, Co-advisor, Fall 2004.

Communication Department Faculty Search Committee, Member, Westfield State College, Fall 2003.

ECT Faculty Search Committee, New York University, Fall 1999, Spring 2000.

SERVICE TO THE COLLEGE

Core Curriculum Committee, Member, Wesley College,

Faculty Search Committees, Member / Chair, Wesley College,

Faculty Personnel Committee, Member, Wesley College.

Faculty Services Committee, Member, Wesley College.

Faculty Lecture & Cultural Arts Committee, Member, Wesley College, Fall 2010-Spring 2011.

Scholars Day Committee, Member, Wesley College, Fall 2009-Spring 2011.

Evening & Off-Campus Programs Steering Committee, Member, Wesley College, Fall 2008-Spring 2010.

Vice Presidential Search Committee, Member, Wesley College, Fall 2008.

Middle States Association Self-Study Group, Member, Task Group III (Standard 4 – Leadership and Governance; Standard 5 – Administration), Wesley College.

Student Media Board, Wesley College, Member, Fall 2007-present, Chair, Fall 2007-Spring 2008.

Curriculum Committee, Member, Westfield State College, Fall 2005 – Spring 2006.

Academic Policies Committee, Member, Westfield State College, Fall 2004-Spring 2005.

Course Level Guidelines Subcommittee, Chair, Westfield State College, Spring 2005.

Center for Instructional Technology Faculty Advisory Committee, Member, Westfield State College, 2003 – Spring 2006.

Advisor, Family and Friends Online Newsletter, Trinity College, 1996-1998.

Peer Advisor, Individualized Degree Program, Trinity College, 1990-1993.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Founder, Trinity Book Buddies, Trinity College, 1998.

Founder and Coordinator, Writers Harvest Connecticut Reading, 1996.

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
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.

NON-PAID CONSULTING

Moderator, e-mail lists for New York University: Educational Communication and Technology graduate student lists, lists for Opportunities Programs students and faculty, online tutoring list.

Moderator, e-mail lists for Trinity College: Individualized Degree Program students and alumni, gay students and alumni.

Moderator, MFA Computer Conference, University of Michigan, 1994-1995.