Academic Service

St. Francis College        October 2017 to present
Designated Editor, Middle States Self-Study Report
        Responsible for determining the format of the college’s accreditation self-study report, including proofreading and revising for consistency.

St. Francis College        October 16, 2017
Organizer, Design Thinking Workshop
        Organized and presented an introductory workshop on Design Thinking.

St. Francis College        September 28, 2017
Guest Lecturer, Documentary Film Course
        Presented lecture on Walt Whitman in Professor Augusta Palmer’s film course.

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
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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
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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
        A member of the first cohort of faculty providing assessment data for new General Education Program. Assessed and reported on students’ achievement of course Student Learning Objectives.

St. Francis College        September 2016 to present
Chair and Member, Professional Standards Committee

St. Francis College        February 2016 to December 2016
Member, Year of Respect Campaign Planning Group
        Helped guide adoption of Women’s Center’s Respect Initiative’s 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
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Designed, organized, and initiated the College’s Respect Initiative. Run under the auspices of the Women’s Center/Women’s Studies Minor, the Initiative became a College-wide program
+++at 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. Present workshop each Fall semester.

St. Francis College        November 2015 to June 2016
Member, Faculty Nominations Committee
        Appointed by the Provost.

St. Francis College        September 2015 to August 2017
Co-Director, Women’s Center/Women’s Studies Minor
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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 Program
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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 design, rubric design and writing instruction within each faculty member’s discipline.

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 

St. Francis College        September 2013 to May 2016
Member, Library Committee
        Chair from September 2013 to May 2016.

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
        Assisted in the development of new MFA program at the 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 May 2013
Advisor, Student Club The Walk
        Faculty advisor for student-run feminist fashion club. Advised on publication of Vicieux, the club’s fashion magazine.

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
        Appointed by Provost to fill in for faculty member on sabbatical.

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

St. Francis College        September 2009 to May 2010
Designer, Academic Enhancement Center Pilot Program
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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 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
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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. Led a minimum of one creative writing workshop each semester.

St. Francis College        April 1998 to present
Organizer, Favorite Poem Project
Organize and lead yearly National Poetry Month celebration.

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.