My Professional Life at a Glance
Ph. D., 1992
Department of English, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Dissertation: “Teaching the ‘Secular Scriptures’: The Institutionalization of Victorian Literature, 1860-1990.” Committee: Professors James P. Phelan (chair), David G. Riede, and Nan Johnson
M. A. in English (double emphasis), 1988
Department of English, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Master’s Project (emphasis in literature): “An Exhaustive Annotated Bibliography of Criticism on William Blake’s The Four Zoas.” Director: Professor Russell McGaughey
Master’s Project (emphasis in the teaching of Writing): “Writing Across the Curriculum: Teaching Writing in the Business College.” Director: Prof. John C. Schafer
B. A. in English, 1987
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, summa cum laude
Associate of Arts, 1980
College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA
2001-Present Professor of English, Youngstown State University
19962001 Associate Professor of English, Youngstown State University
19921996 Assistant Professor of English, Youngstown State University
19881992 Graduate Teaching & Research Associate, The Ohio State University
19871988 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Humboldt State University
Introduction to Sunshine and Storm in the East, or Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople. Lady Annie (Allnutt) Brassey. Cultures in Dialogue I: Orientalism, Occidentalism, and Women’s Writing. Series Eds. Teresa Heffernan and Reina Lewis. Davis, CA: Gorgias, forthcoming, fall 2004.
“Myth and Mythology.” Magic, Religion, and Witchcraft: An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural. Eds. Arthur Lehmann, James Myers, Pamela Moro. 6th ed. San Francisco: McGraw-Hill, 2001.
Myth and Knowing: An Introduction to World Mythology. With Michael F. McClure. San Francisco: Mayfield. Forthcoming, December 2002.
The Relevance of English. Eds. Robert P. Yagelski and Scott A. Leonard. Urbana, IL: NCTE Press, 2002.
“It’s Not an Economy, Stupid!: The Education-as-Product Metaphor as Viewed from the Classroom.” The Relevance of English. Eds. Robert P. Yagelski and Scott A. Leonard. Urbana, IL: NCTE Press, in press, forthcoming Winter 2002.
“Teaching Collaborative Writing.” With Patricia R. Kelvin. Part Two: Strategies and Resources for Teaching Writing with the Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers. Ed. Lynn Quitman Troyka Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1996. 105-47.
“Lady Annie (Allnutt) Brassey.” British Travel Writers: 1837-1875. Vol. 166. The Dictionary of Literary Biography. Columbia, SC: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1996. 68-78.
“Ph. De-volution: OBOR Recommends Killing 3-4 English Doctoral Programs.” English Notes 34 (Spring 1995) 1, 4ff.
“Is Tenure Forever?” English Notes 34 (Fall 1995) 1, 7ff.
“Women Pumping Iron.” Simulated student essay in Simon & Shuster’s Handbook for Writers. 4th ed. Ed. Lynn Quitman Troyka. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1995. (forthcoming fall, 1995)
“Computer-Assisted Writing Classes: Problems Among The Promises.” With Patricia R. Kelvin. Bulletin of the Association for Business Communication 4 (1992): 21-25.
An Annotated Bibliography of a Decade of T. S. Eliot Criticism: 1977-1986. With Sebastian D. G. Knowles. Volume 2 of T.S. Eliot: Man and Poet Series. Orono, ME: National Poetry Foundation, 1992.
“The Relevance of English in Three Parts: Perspectives from the Classroom, the Boardroom, and the Statehouse.” Watsonville Conference. Louisville, KY. October, 1999.
“Who’s Driving the Bus?: Balancing Technology and Pedagogy in the Collaborative Writing Classroom.” Invited presentation at the College Conference on Composition and Communication. Panel: “Crash Landing in Cyberspace: Problems in the Computer-Based Writing Classroom.” Chicago, IL. April 1-4, 1998.
“The Collaborative Writing Classroom.” Presentation at the Annual College Conference on Composition and Communication Forum . Milwaukee, WI. March 27, 1996.
“Interviewing for the Same Space.” Invited presentation at the College Conference on Composition and Communication Forum, “The Fifth ‘C’: Couples in the Profession.” Washington, D.C. March 22-25, 1995.
“The English Department: The Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever.” Presentation at the Annual Conference of the College English Association. Orlando, April 4-7, 1994.
“Our Rhetorical Horizons/Origins and The Non-Revolutionary Nature of Disciplinary Change.” Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Nashville, March 20-23, 1994.
“Packaging Yourself in a Tight Job-Market.” Invited contribution to a panel on preparing yourself for the academic job-market. Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Nashville, March 20-23, 1994.
“Problematic Promises: Realizing Collaborative Theory in the Writing Classroom.” Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association. Toronto, December 27-30, 1993.
“Ethics Can Be Taught: Cooking Up Change in the Collaborative Crucible.” With Patricia R. Kelvin. 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Business Communication. November 4-7, 1992.”
“When Collaborative Groups Don’t Work: What Videotape Tells Us About the Role of Cognitive and Epistemological Dissonance in the Writing Classroom.” Challenge 1990: Conference on the Teaching of Undergraduate Writing. Columbus, OH. May 1990.
“We’ve Fired the Canon, So Where’s the Revolution?” Ends of Theory Conference. Detroit, April 1990.
“Collaborative Breakdown: Dissonance in the Classroom.” Midwest Regional Conference. Association for Business Communication. Boston, April 1990.
“Beyond the Business Letter: Strategies for the Advanced Business Student.” Midwest Regional Conference. Association for Business Communication. Covington, KY, April 1989.
Director of Composition, 1999-2003
Member, Faculty Search Committee, 1993-1994,1999-2000
Member, Departmental Quarter- to-Semester-Conversion Committee, 1997-98
Chair, British Literary Studies, 1995-1996 and 1993-94
Member, College Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 1995-1998
Chair, Departmental Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 1994-1996 and 1998-99; 2001-03; 2006-07; 2009-10
Chair, General Education Requirements Committee, 1993-94
Mentor, Student Services Faculty, 1993-1994
Faculty Improvement Leave, Youngstown State University, Fall 2007
Sabbatical, Youngstown State University, 2004-2005 academic year
Research Professorship, Youngstown State University, spring semester, 2001
University Research Council Grant, Youngstown State University, 2000-01, $1835
Research Assistant, Youngstown State University, 1996-1997
Research Assistant, Youngstown State University, 1994
Academic Challenge Grant Graduate Student Stipend Award, The Ohio State University, 1992, $2500
Academic Challenge Grant Graduate Student Stipend Award, The Ohio State University, 1990, $1500
ENGL 6902 Critical Theory
ENGL 6901 Seminar: Research Methods in Composition
ENGL 6962 Seminar: Structuralism & the Novel
ENGL 6935b Seminar: William Blake & Friends
ENGL 6975 Summer of Growth Seminar: Computers in the Classroom
ENGL 4887 British Romantics
ENGL 3706 Critical Theory
ENGL 3701 British Literature Survey: Beowulf to Enlightenment
ENGL 2690 Introduction to Literary Study
ENGL 2631 Mythology in Literature
ENGL 2610 World Literature
ENGL 1590 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 1551 College Writing 2
ENGL 1550 College Writing 1
ENGL 1540 Introduction to College Writing