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Columbus College of Art & Design | Writing, Literature, & Philosophy

60 Cleveland Avenue | Columbus, OH 43215





Columbus College of Art and Design

Liberal Arts / Writing, Literature, and Philosophy Department

Adjunct Lecturer | August 2007—Present              


  • Develop and deliver print and digital cross-discipline curricula
  • Advance students’ knowledge in critical thinking, reading, and writing; rhetorical and literary studies; persuasive, expository, and professional writing; research and presentation skills; process analysis  
  • Provide students written and verbal consultation for revision process
  • Research current and historical sociocultural trends and present them in digital media environments
  • Direct and encourage in-class focus groups and in-depth individual conferences
  • Project manage student research and multimedia presentations
  • Evaluate student performance according to course and college accreditation standards
  • Organize and maintain digital platforms for student projects and presentations
  • Identify academically at-risk students and maintain ADA-compliant accommodations
  • Monitor students’ academic integrity via educational technology
  • Maintain private social media groups for student collaboration and research enhancement
  • Conduct campus-wide workshops for assessment of long-term student writing progress according to college accreditation standards     

Columbus College of Art & Design | Suppport Services

Writing Consultant | January 2015—Present 


  • Serve student population in one-on-one instruction of grammar, reading comprehension, and academic and professional discursive practices
  • Ensure adherence to discipline-specific style formats
  • Demonstrate effective integration of visual elements in academic and professional documents 

The Ohio State University – Nisonger Center

Invited Lecturer | September 2005—June 2007


  • Instructed graduate and post-graduate medical trainees in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program
  • Developed and presented curriculum related to disability studies, humanizing the clinic, and cultural competencies
  • Generated and guided group analysis of course material
  • Coordinated curriculum with senior level faculty to enhance trainee experience
  • Performed appraisal reviews for trainees upon program completion

The Ohio State University – Department of English

Graduate Teaching Associate | September 1997—March 2006


  • Created and delivered research-intensive writing, literary, and sociocultural diversity curriculum for undergraduate students
  • Adapted coursework to fit diverse student base
  • Developed multimedia presentations and instruction
  • Designed and led e-learning coursework
  • Introduced computer-mediated classroom to first-year writing students
  • Conducted performance evaluations according to course and college standards

The Ohio State University – Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Technical Writing Co-Editor | January 2005—June 2007


  • Collaboratively reviewed program manuals and recommended revisions in scope, format, and content
  • Provided in-class instruction of scientific and technical writing according to industry standards
  • Assessed undergraduates' lab reports for correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling

The Ohio State University – Office of Minority Affairs Bridge Program

Lecturer | August—September 2005


  • Instructed pre-collegiate minority students in Intensive Writing and Reading transition course




Virtual Learning Environments

  • Development and administration for courses in various disciplines through Web CT, Carmen, IQ Web, Self Service, Go Studio/Moodle, Digication, and Turnitin.com 

Presentation and Web Design

  • PowerPoint, Wix, Prezi, Google Docs, Digication, Emaze, Canva

Social Media

  • Develop and maintain social media accounts for non-profit organization (Central Ohio Orchid Society)




The Ohio State University | PhD                                                             

English Studies (Rhetorical and Critical Theories / Disability Studies)   

December 2008


The Ohio State University | MA  

English Studies (Critical Theory / feminisms / Literature)

December 2000           


University of Central Florida | BA
English Studies (Literature / Critical Theory)

May 1996






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