Professional Experience  
Ongoing (2006)

Director of Creative Writing, University of Hartford,
West Hartford, Connecticut

Ongoing (2001)

Associate Professor, English, University of Hartford (tenured 2008)

Ongoing (2001) Coordinator, Cardin Reading Series, University of Hartford
Ongoing (2001)

Coordinator, English Department Undergraduate Writing Contest,University of Hartford

Ongoing (2001) Editor and faculty advisor, Aerie, the undergraduate literary magazine, University of Hartford
Ongoing (2002) Member, Committee on Academic Standing, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Hartford
2008, 2007 Judge, Debut Lesbian Fiction, Lambda Literary Awards
2006 Chair, Pedagogy Team for 2007 AWP Pedagogy Forum and  Editor, AWP Pedagogy Papers, 2007, and The Best of the AWP Pedagogy Papers, 2007 (Anthology), Association of Writers and Writing Programs
2005

Member, Search Committee, English Department, College of Arts & Sciences,
University of Hartford

2005 Member, Sub-Committee on First- and Second-Year Writing, General Education Program Revision, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Hartford
2005 Workshop Participant, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Middlebury, Vermont
2005

Scholar, The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, California

2002

Member, Search Committee, Department of Rhetoric, Language, andCulture, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Hartford

2001

Organizer, “Writing Across the Curriculum,” Community College of Vermont 
Instructor Training Institute, June

2000-2001

Chair, Writing Programs Committee, Community College of Vermont

2000-2001

Writing Program Director, Community College of Vermont

1999-2001 Graduate Assistant Instructor, Writing Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1998-2000 Coordinator of Academic Services, Community College of Vermont, Brattleboro
1996-2001 Adjunct Instructor, Community College of Vermont, Brattleboro and online
1996-1998 Adjunct Instructor, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, Massachusetts
1996-1997 Adjunct Instructor, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire
1994-1996 Editor and Project Manager, Merrill-Lynch & Co., Princeton, New Jersey
1994-1996 Adjunct Instructor, Kean College of New Jersey, Elizabeth, New Jersey
1994 Editorial Intern, Proofreader, Sojourner: A Woman’s Forum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
1991-1994 Graduate Teaching Fellow, Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts
1988-1993 English Teacher, Ridgewood High School, New Port Richey, Florida
   
Courses Taught  
University of Hartford

Introduction to Literature; Introduction to Creative Writing; Gay and Lesbian Literature; Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry; Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction; Advanced Fiction Workshop; Travel Writing (in Italy); Literature for the Adolescent Reader; Art of the Personal Essay; English Capstone: Theory and Practice in Creative Writing; First Year Seminar: Banned Books; Freshman Dialogue; Getting Started on Writing Your Life Story

University of Massachusetts Freshman Writing; Special Topics: Writing and Technology

Community College of Vermont

Introduction to Literature; Introduction to Creative Writing; Seminar in Educational Inquiry; English Composition I; English Composition II; Modern World Literature; Modern Short Fiction; Business and Technical Writing; Introduction to Women’s Studies; Women’s Journals and Memoir

Holyoke Community College

Language and Literature I; Language and Literature II; Fundamentals of Writing

Colby-Sawyer College

Basic Writing I

Kean College of New Jersey

Developmental Writing; Composition I; Introduction to Creative Writing

Emerson College

Expository Writing I; Expository Writing II: Gay and Lesbian Themes
   
Education  
1999-2001

University of Massachusetts Graduate course work in Rhetoric/Composition Studies

1992-1995

Emerson College, M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Thesis: Getting to the Point, a novel

1981-1987

University of Colorado, B.A. in English, Creative Writing EmphasisCertificate in Secondary Language Arts Education

   
Honors and Awards  
2008 Grantee, Summer Stipend, University of Hartford, for work on new novel.
2008

Grantee, Cardin Faculty Research Grant, University of Hartford, to research new
novel.

2007 Finalist, Fish Story Prize, Fish Publishing (U.K.), “Fisher.”
2007

Honorable Mention, Kudzu Poetry Prizes (Hazard College), “Dawn on Borrell Creek, 1965.”

2006

Exemplary Paper in Creative Writing Pedagogy, AWP Pedagogy Papers 2006, Association of Writers and Writing Programs

2006

Invited Speaker, Pedagogy Forum, Association of Writers and Writing ProgramsConference, Austin, Texas

2006

Grantee, International Center, University of Hartford, for development of course in Travel Writing

2006 Grantee, Summer Stipend, University of Hartford, for work on Frost Heaves, a collection of short stories.
2006

Grantee, Mosley Fund, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Hartford, for attendance at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Washington, D.C.

2006

Grantee, Richard J. Cardin Faculty Research Fund, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Hartford, for attendance at the annual meeting of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Austin

2006 Honorable Mention, 2006 Oscar Wilde Award, Gival Press, for “If my father dressed as a woman” (poem).
2005 Outstanding Achievement in Pedagogy, University of Hartford
2005 Grantee, Vermont Arts Council, for Frost Heaves, a short fiction collection
2005 Grantee, Richard J. Cardin Faculty Research Fund, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Hartford, for attendance at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
2005 Sallie Bell Tuition Scholarship, The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, for attendance at The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley
2004 Grantee, Richard J. Cardin Faculty Research Fund, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Hartford, for Frost Heaves, a short fiction collection
2002 Grantee, Technology Mentor Fund, Faculty Center for Learning and Development, University of Hartford, for website development for English Department Writing Contest
1999 Grantee, Vermont Arts Council, for Virge, a novel
1998

Grantee, Vermont Arts Council Opportunity Fund, for “Why My Great Aunt Belle Drives a Golf Cart” and Other Stories.

1998

Grantee, Barbara Deming Money for Women Fund, for “Why My Great Aunt Belle Drives a Golf Cart” and Other Stories.

1996 Contemporary Authors Vol. 154. New York: Thomson-Gale, 406-7.
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