Professional Experience

CONSULTING

National Council of Teachers of English May 2015
Judge, Norman Mailer Student Writing Awards
First-round judge in the College Poetry section.

New York Council for the Humanities January 2014 to May 2014
Project Scholar, Our World Remade: World War I
Developed themes, reading lists and sample syllabus for Adult Reading and Discussion Program on World War I. Wrote introductory essay to be used by scholar-facilitators and participants in the series throughout New York State.

McGraw-Hill December 2012 to present
Member, Developmental Writing Board of Advisors
Assist in the production of material (including online tools such as Connect) for developmental writing courses.

EDITORIAL

Editions Bibliotekos March 2012 to present
Editorial Board Member, ASEBL

Citizendium.org March 2009 to present
Editor
Humanities and Literature editor for the online wiki encyclopedia.

St. Francis College April 2008 to present
Editor, Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters
Oversee all aspects involved in the publication of this online literary journal.

St. Francis College May 1998 to June 2000
Editor, St. Francis College Review
Oversaw all aspects involved in the publication of this twice-yearly literary journal.

REVIEWING

Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking & Writing June 2014
Peer Reviewer
Peer-reviewed submitted essay on writing about evolution.

Library Journal May 2012 to present
Audio Book Reviewer

Editions Bibliotekos January 2013
Editorial Board Member, ASEBL
Peer-reviewed submitted essay on Elizabeth Bishop

Editions Bibliotekos January 2012
Contributing Editor, ASEBL
Peer-reviewed submitted essay on Edith Wharton.

Cengage Learning December 2011
Reviewer
Participated in American Literature Novels Review.

Christianity & Literature November 2011 to July 2013
Peer Reviewer
Reviewed submitted essays on Darcey Steinke’s Jesus Saves, the poetry of Luci Shaw and Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin.

Bedford/St. Martin Press April 2011
Reviewer
Reviewed new edition of Susan Anker’s Real Writing. 

MEETINGS, LECTURES AND CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

St. Francis College March 23, 2015
Organizer, Women’s Poetry Initiative Spring Reading Series
Organized and introduced reading by Barbara Crooker.

St. Francis College October 4, 2016
Organizer, Women’s Poetry Initiative Fall Reading Series
Organized and introduced reading by Marilyn Hacker.

New York Council for the Humanities September 2016 to April 2017
Scholar-Facilitator and Organizer
Organize, coordinate and lead the NYCH grant-funded
reading and discussion series Influential People
at St. Francis College.

St. Francis College April 25, 2016
Organizer, Student Recognition Day
Organized and introduced event.

St. Francis College April 18, 2016
Organizer, Respect Initiative Speaker Neil Maher
Organized and introduced program on NASA’s
influence on the Environmental Movement.

St. Francis College April 16, 2016
Organizer, Symposium in Honor of Gerald J. Galgan, Ph.D.
Organized and introduced event.

St. Francis College April 11, 2016
Organizer, Respect Initiative Speaker Kathleen Neville
Organized and introduced presentation on workplace
issues (sexual harassment, bullying).

St. Francis College March 30, 2016
Organizer, Respect Initiative Screening of The Hunting Ground
Organized event and introduced film.

St. Francis College March 14, 2016
Organizer, Respect Initiative Screening of The Hitch-Hiker
Organized screening of film directed by Ida Lupino.

St. Francis College March 7, 2016
Organizer, Respect Initiative Speaker Alyscia Cunningham
Organized and introduced event.

St. Francis College February 2, 2016
Speaker, Screening of It Was Rape
Was one of two speakers discussing the film.

St. Francis College November 6, 2015
Organizer, Faculty Workshop
Organized faculty workshop, led by the consultant Dr. James
Raymond, on writing across the disciplines.

St. Francis College November 2, 2015
Organizer, Women’s Poetry Initiative Fall Reading Series
Organized and introduced reading by Maria Lisella.

New York Council for the Humanities September 2015 to April 2016
Scholar-Facilitator and Organizer
Organize, coordinate and lead the NYCH grant-funded
reading and discussion series The Experience of WWII
at St. Francis College.

St. Francis College April 27, 2015
Organizer, Student Recognition Day

St. Francis College March 26, 2015
Organizer, Women’s Poetry Initiative Spring Reading Series
Organized and introduced reading by Alicia Ostriker.

New York Council for the Humanities January 2015 to April 2015
Scholar-Facilitator and Organizer
Organized, coordinated and led a second section of the reading
and discussion series Our World Remade: World War I.
The series was sponsored by the NYCH and hosted by St. Francis College.

St. Francis College October 9, 2014
Organizer, Women’s Poetry Initiative Fall Reading Series
Organized and introduced reading by poet Evie Shockley.

New York Council for the Humanities September 2014 to December 2014
Scholar-Facilitator and Organizer
Organized, coordinated and led the reading and discussion series
Our World Remade: World War I. The series was sponsored
by the NYCH and hosted by St. Francis College.

St. Francis College May 1, 2014
Organizer, Student Recognition Day
Organized and introduced event.

St. Francis College April 24, 2014
Poetry Coordinator, Yom Ha’Shoah Commemoration
Chose poems to be read at Yom Ha’Shoah program. Member of group coordinating the event.

St. Francis College March 12, 2014
Organizer, Presentation of Gettysburg: One Woman’s War
Organized play’s performance.

St. Francis College March 5, 2014
Organizer, Women’s Poetry Initiative Spring Reading Series
Organized and introduced reading by poet Daisy Fried.

New York Council for the Humanities January 2014 to May 2014
Scholar-Facilitator and Organizer
Organized, coordinated and led the reading and discussion series
Lincoln on the Civil War. The series was sponsored by the
NYCH and hosted by St. Francis College.

St. Francis College October 20, 2013
Organizer, Women’s Poetry Initiative Fall Reading Series
Organized and introduced reading by poet Grace Schulman.

New York Council for the Humanities September 2013 to December 2013
Scholar-Facilitator and Organizer
Organized, coordinated and led the reading and discussion series
Making Sense of the Civil War. The series was sponsored
by the New York Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment
for the Humanities and was hosted by St. Francis College.

St. Francis College March 20, 2013
Organizer, Women’s Poetry Initiative Spring Reading Series
Organized and introduced reading by poet Kathryn Stripling Byer.

St. Francis College April 21, 2012
Organizer and Chair, Brooklyn Aesthetics
Developed, organized, arranged funding for, and chaired one-day
conference on Brooklyn Aesthetics.

St. Francis College December 2010 to February 2011
Member, Organizing Committee for Volpe Lecture with E.L. Doctorow

St. Francis College March 2009
Organizer, “Journey, Memory and the Collaborative Interplay Between Light and Breath”
Organized and introduced presentation by poet Kim Bridgford
and visual artist Jo Yarrington.

St. Francis College March 2009 to March 2011
Organizer and Workshop Leader, Faculty Writing Workshop

St. Francis College April 5, 2008
Organizer and Chair, “Why Study Women’s Poetry?”
Developed, organized, arranged funding for, and chaired conference
on women’s poetry. Featured speakers included Meena Alexander,
Mary Ann Caws, Marilyn Hacker, Alicia Ostriker and Grace Schulman.

ACADEMIC SERVICE

St. Francis College June 2017 to present
Member, Faculty Coordinating Committee
Committee members serve as a communication channel
between administration and faculty, and conduct open
meetings to discuss issues which will be presented to
the Faculty Assembly.

St. Francis College February 2016 to present
Member, Online Learning Task Force
Help develop guidelines and protocols for online and
hybrid course offerings. Evaluate ways to integrate
blended learning into College’s Professional Studies Program.
Member of Best Practices Sub-Group.

St. Francis College February 22 to 25, 2017
Attendee at AAC&U General Education Conference
Attended American Association of Colleges &
Universities Conference on General Education &
Assessment: Design Thinking for Student Learning
in Washington DC to gather ideas for assessment
of the college’s new General Education Program.

St. Francis College February 8 to 11, 2017
Representative at AWP Conference
Helped launch the college’s low-residency MFA in
Creative Writing at the Association of Writers and
Writing Programs Conference in Washington, DC.

St. Francis College October 2016 to December 2016
Member, General Education Cooperative
First cohort of faculty providing assessment
data for new General Education Program.
Assessed and reported on class cohort’s
achievement of course Student Learning Objectives.

St. Francis College September 2016 to present
Member, Professional Standards Committee
Elected to the Committee at May 2016 Faculty Assembly.

St. Francis College February 2016 to present
Member, Year of Respect Campaign Planning Group
Conceived and designed Year of Respect for the Women’s Center.
Help guide adoption of the Year of Respect as a college-wide
program.

St. Francis College January 2016 to present
Advisor, Girl Up!
Faculty advisor for student-run chapter of the United
Nation’s Girl Up! program.

St. Francis College November 2015 to present
Founder, The Respect Initiative
Designed, organized, and initiated the College’s
Respect Initiative. Currently run under the auspices
of the Women’s Center/Women’s Studies Minor,
the Initiative is scheduled to become a permanent
College-wide program by the end of 2017.

St. Francis College November 2015 to present
Organizer and Leader, Graduate School Application
Essay Workshop

Conceived, established and organized annual workshop to
assist students who are writing graduate school application
essays. Led first workshop on December 1, 2015.

St. Francis College November 2015 to present
Member, Faculty Nominations Committee
Appointed by the Provost.

St. Francis College September 2015 to present
Co-Director, Women’s Center/Women’s Studies Minor
Carried out and oversaw the daily work of the Center/Minor.
Recruited and retained students in the Women’s Studies Minor.
Supported faculty and student research and projects in
gender-related topics within multiple disciplines. Planned course
offerings in the Women’s Studies Minor. Organized events
related to the missions of the Women’s Center (cultural
awareness, activism, social justice, gender equality) and the
Women’s Studies Minor (feminist theory; gender studies;
women in literature, arts and science; biological, psychological
and social aspects of women and gender). Programming promotion
and outreach within SFC and to the larger Brooklyn Heights
community. Promoted awareness of gender issues within SFC.
Supported student groups working on gender issues
(e.g. Girl Up!, LGBTQ Club). Budget review each fiscal year.
Helped organize and promote Women’s Caucus meetings.
Participated in Title IX work at SFC. Provided leadership for faculty
and students wishing to engage in activism which responds to
gender issues both at SFC and in society as a whole. Worked to
strengthen alliances within and outside of SFC to promote awareness
of gender issues and to make positive contributions to the lives of
both women and men. Reviewed and revised Center and Minor catalogue
listings. Represented the Women’s Center/Women’s Studies Minor at
college meetings and events. Provided a safe, inclusive, visible space
where faculty and students could feel comfortable discussing issues
which arose around gender. Valued and supported the work and
achievements of female students and female faculty.

St. Francis College September 2015 to present
Member, Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention
Work with faculty, administration and staff to determine how
the College can help prevent sexual assault.

St. Francis College December 2014 to present
WAC/WID Coordinator, Writing Center
Act as liaison between Writing Center and faculty. Consult with
faculty on writing instruction and student use of Writing Center.
Provide outreach to faculty to encourage adoption of WAC/WID practices
throughout the College. Develop programs and workshops to support
faculty adoption of WAC/WID practices. Work with individual faculty
members on assignment and rubric design. Maintain and manage Writing
Center’s WAC/WID programs and activities. Assess WAC/WID programs,
workshops and services.

St. Francis College October 2014 to present
Member, Title IX Advisory Committee
Work on all aspects of Title IX compliance, with a focus on the
effects on faculty and students.

St. Francis College September 2014 to May 2015
Member, Ad Hoc Faculty Technology Committee
Worked on all aspects of faculty use of technology on campus.

St. Francis College September 2014 to August 2015
Director, Women’s Center/Women’s Studies Minor

St. Francis College July 1, 2014 to present
Chair, Department of English
Carry out and oversee the daily work of the English Department.
Facilitate departmental programs. Represent the department to
both internal and external academic constituencies. Oversee
hiring of new full-time and adjunct faculty. Mentor, supervise
and evaluate junior faculty and adjuncts. Guide senior faculty
through the post-tenure review process. Observe and evaluate
adjunct and non-tenure-track faculty yearly. Aid in curriculum
development both within the department and in collaboration
with other disciplines. Promote academic excellence within the
department, with a focus on teaching and research. Recruit
students for the English Major and Minor. Advise and guide
students (English Majors, Education Majors/English
Concentration, and Communication Majors/English Concentration)
both academically and personally. Facilitate and promote retention
of faculty and students. Promote faculty and student projects, both
research-based and creative. Schedule classes. Develop new courses,
and assist with new course development by English faculty. Manage
departmental budget, including planning for each Fiscal Year’s
spending. Support College’s strategic goals. Oversee department’s
role in maintaining College’s accreditation, including the departmental
Quinquennial Review. Handle grievances from both students and
departmental faculty. Programming promotion and outreach both within
St. Francis College and in the larger Brooklyn community. Develop
interdisciplinary relationships with other college departments.
Organize and present events sponsored by the English Department.
Provide a safe, inclusive and visible space where faculty and students
can feel comfortable discussing issues that arise around their life at
the college.

St. Francis College June 2014 to August 2014
Member, Faculty LMS Pilot
Tested Design2Learn, a learning management system.

St. Francis College October 2013 to present
Founder and Board Member, Institute for Brooklyn Aesthetics
Currently continuing work to establish the Institute and
overseeing, with other board members, the scheduling
and organization of events (including art shows, panels
and lectures).

St. Francis College September 2013 to August 2014
Co-Director, Women’s Center/Women’s Studies Minor
Organized events, supported faculty work in gender-related topics within
multiple disciplines, planned course offerings in the Women’s Studies Minor.

St. Francis College September 2013 to present
Member, Library Committee

St. Francis College March 2013 to present
Director, Women’s Poetry Initiative
Organize Fall and Spring reading series, sponsor workshops for
female poets (both students and faculty), promote women’s poetry
in the classroom and the college community.

St. Francis College December 2012 to present
Poetry Coordinator, Low Residency MFA Program
Assist in the development of new MFA program at St. Francis College.
Act as liaison with the poetry community.

St. Francis College March and April 2012
Member, Title III Grant Writing Group

St. Francis College September 2011 to August 2014
Member, Student Behavior Committee

St. Francis College January 2011 to June 2011
Assessment Fellow
Participated in project to develop outcomes assessment
policies, procedures and guidelines for the college.

St. Francis College January 2011 to August 2014
Member, Academic Standards and Admissions Committee
Chair, September 2011 to August 2014.

St. Francis College September 2010 to December 2010
Member, Statutes Committee

St. Francis College February 2010 to present
Member, Student Recognition Day Committee
Chair, September 2013 to present.

St. Francis College October 2009 to May 2013
Faculty Moderator, The Walk
Supervised, and provided guidance to, The Walk, a student
club dedicated to fashion and design with a feminist perspective.

St. Francis College September 2009 to May 2010
Designer, Academic Enhancement Center Pilot Program
Designed and instituted, with AEC Director, a pilot program that
placed a tutor in one Basic Writing section each semester.
The goal of the program was to prove the efficacy of such a placement,
and to provide the impetus (and justification) to expand the program
into other courses.

St. Francis College March 2009 to March 2011
Member, Academic Enhancement Center Advisory Council

St. Francis College Spring 2000 to Spring 2005
Member, Liberal Arts Colloquium
Attended presentations and participated in discussions exploring
the roles played by various disciplines in the liberal arts.

St. Francis College November 1998 to December 2003
Director, Teacher and Workshop Leader, Seniors’ Writing Project
Conceived and designed workshop program for senior citizens. Worked
with core group of writers in intensive workshops. Taught a minimum
of one creative writing course each semester.

St. Francis College April 1998 to present
Organizer, Favorite Poem Project
Organize and lead yearly National Poetry Month celebration.
(Continued to do so even when not working full time at the college.)

St. Francis College January 1997 to May 2000
Artistic Director, Live Poets Society
Founding member and workshop leader for poetry group. Organized and
presented Fall and Spring readings for the Society.

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum September 1996 to March 1998
Research Intern
Online and archival research for June-October 1998 show,
Fountains: Splash and Spectacle and accompanying book.