Teaching

EDUCATION

Master of Arts: Creative Writing; English. Concordia University, 2000.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons. with Distinction): Literary Studies. University of Toronto, 1993.

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Nominated, Price Teaching Award for Non-Tenured Faculty, OCAD University, 2010.

 

LANGUAGES:

English (first language); Spanish (proficient)

 

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2019                        ADJUNCT LECTURER, Hostos Community College.

2018-2019               PART-TIME FACULTY, Expository Writing, Rutgers University.

2018-2019               ADJUNCT FACULTY, English, New Jersey City University.

2017-2018               LECTURER, English and Humanities, Emily Carr University.

2013-2017               INSTRUCTOR, English and Humanities, Emily Carr University.

2012-2015               INSTRUCTOR, English, Capilano University.

2008-2012               INSTRUCTOR, English, Ryerson University.

2008-2009               INSTRUCTOR, Engineering Communication, U of Toronto.

2002-2012               INSTRUCTOR, English and Humanities, OCAD University.

1997-1999               INSTRUCTOR, English, Concordia University.

1996-1997               ESL INSTRUCTOR, Linguista.

1996-1997               ESL INSTRUCTOR, Montreal English Language Teachers.

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Academic Writing

Academic Core. ECUAD, 2013-2018.

Academic Writing. Capilano University, 2012-2013.

Academic Writing. Capilano U; Tszil Learning Centre, Mount Currie Reserve, 2012-2013.

Composition, Stage 1. Concordia University, 1997-1998.

Composition, Stage 2. Concordia University, 1998-1999.

Critical Writing for Artists and Designers. OCAD University, 2002-2010.

Critical Writing for Creative Thinkers. OCAD University, 2002-2003.

English Composition. NJCU, 2018.

Expository Writing 101. Rutgers University, 2018.

Literature and Composition. Hostos Community College, 2019.

The Essay and the Argument: Mechanics. OCAD University, 2009-2012.

The Essay and the Argument: Rhetoric. OCAD University, 2007-2012.

 

Creative Writing

Script Writing/Concept Development. ECUAD, 2017-2018.

 

Engineering Communication (Part Of A Team-Taught, First-Year Course)

Engineering Strategies and Practices 1. University of Toronto, 2008.

Engineering Strategies and Practices 2. University of Toronto, 2009.

 

English As A Second Language

Intermediate grammar and conversation. Linguista, 1996-1997.

Advanced discussion groups for corporate clients. Montreal English Language Teachers, 1996-1997.

 

Humanities

Special Topics: Creativity. Emily Carr University, 2013.

Feminist Theory. OCAD University, 2004-2008.

 

Literature

The Art of Writing Life. Ryerson University, 2008-2009.

The Artist in European and American Literature. OCAD U, 2005-2012.

Canadian Literature. OCAD University, 2002-2007.

Children’s Literature. OCAD University, 2010-2011.

Contemporary Literature. Capilano University, 2013-2014.

European Literary Classics & Criticism. OCAD University, 2010-2011.

Introduction to Fiction. Capilano University, 2012-2013.

Literature of Immigration. Ryerson University, 2010-2012.

Popular Literature. Ryerson University, 2009-2011.

Science Fiction. Ryerson University, 2009-2011.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Teaching Expository Writing, Writing Program, Rutgers, 2018.

Indigenous Talking Circle, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, 2017.

Teaching Workshop for Faculty, ECUAD, 2016.

Effective Critiques, ECUAD, 2015.

Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Supporting Multilingual Students, ECUAD, 2014.

Duty of Care in the Studio/Classroom: Legal Workshop, ECUAD, 2014.

Guidelines for Ethical Research Methods, ECUAD, 2014.

Hybrid Classroom, ECUAD, 2014.

Understanding Our Students: Looking Through the Aboriginal Lens, ECUAD, 2014.

eLearning Pedagogy. ECUAD, 2013.

Aboriginal 101. ECUAD, 2013.

Encouraging Group Participation Among Culturally Diverse Students. ECUAD, 2013.

Teaching Aboriginal Students. Capilano University, 2013.

Designing Assignments. Faculty of Engineering, U of Toronto, 2010.

Designing Assignment to Avoid Plagiarism. OCAD University, 2005.

Grading English for Second Language Learners. OCAD University, 2004.

Teaching Large Classes. OCAD University, 2004.

Perspectives on Good Teaching. OCAD University, 2003.

Student Assessment. OCAD University, 2003.

Micro Teaching Session. York University Centre for the Support of Teaching, 2002.

Active Participation. York University, 1999.

Developing a Teaching Dossier. Concordia Centre for Teaching and Learning, 1998.

Active Learning Methods. Concordia University, 1997.

Using Learning Groups and Lectures in Large Classes. Concordia University, 1997.

Evaluating Written Work. Concordia University, 1996.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

Juror, Scholarship Committee. Capilano University, 2013.

Selection Committee, Admission to OCAD U. National Portfolio Day, Emily Carr U, 2012.

Program Development Committee, Creative Writing. OCAD University, 2008-09.

Curriculum Committee, English. OCAD University, 2006-07.

Chair, Faculty Symposium and Guest Speakers Committee. OCAD University, 2005-06.

Selection Committee, Admission to OCAD U. OCAD University, 2005-07.

Lecturer, OCAD Student Orientation. OCAD University, 2005-06.

Curriculum Advisory Committee of Faculty. OCAD University, 2004-07.

Chair, Curriculum Committee, English. OCAD University, 2004-06.

Juror, Student Awards. OCAD University, 2003–07.

Faculty Symposium and Guest Speakers Committee. OCAD University, 2003-2007.

Curriculum Development Committee, Liberal Studies. OCAD University, 2003–04.

Hiring Committee: Teaching Assistants; Writing and Learning Centre. OCAD U, 2002-05.

Course Development Committee. OCAD University, 2002-03.

Organizer, Faculty Readings. OCAD University, 2002-03.

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