Le Moyne College (2008 – 2009)
Visiting Writing Instructor, English Dept.
Le Moyne College (2006 – 2008)
Adjunct Professor of English, English Dept.
Professional Writing Tutor, English Dept.
SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry (2006 – 2007)
Writing Program Instructor, Writing Program
The Pennsylvania State University (1995 – 1996)
Instructor, Dept. of Biochemistry
Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Biochemistry
ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Poetry Instructor, The Downtown Writer’s Center of the YMCA, Syracuse, NY, Fall, 2005 – present
Designed and taught adult poetry courses – taught craft and workshopped student poems
Artist in Residence, The U.S. Poet Laureate Project for Literacy through Creative Expression, Partners for Arts Education, Shea Middle School, Syracuse, NY, January – October, 2006
Served as a resident ‘Poet in the Schools,’ working with science teacher Lorraine Morganti and students on poetry as a means of promoting literacy and understanding connections between the arts and sciences. Participated in teaching workshops with other Central New York poets.
Guest Speaker and Workshop Leader, Transitional Living Services, Syracuse, NY, 2006 – 2007
Designed and led adult poetry courses for members of a peer group at Transitional Living Services
Teaching Artist in the Schools, Delaware Academy, through the YMCA, Syracuse, NY, 2005 – 2006
Instructed 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in creative writing during an after-school program. Worked on reading and writing poems and stories, and created culminating anthologies for the respective grade levels.
Teaching Artist in the Schools, Shea Middle School, Syracuse, NY, Spring, 2006
Instructed middle school students in creative writing during the school’s after-school program, focusing on reading and writing poems
Teaching Artist in the Schools, Grant Middle School, Syracuse, NY, Spring, 2006
Instructed middle school students in creative writing during the school’s after-school program, focusing on generating creative works for a school literary magazine
Workshop Leader, Dunbar-Hughes Elementary School, Syracuse, NY, Spring, 2004
Designed and taught creative writing workshops through Syracuse University’s Teaching Creative Writing in the Community course. Worked with a rotating group of seven children in the 6th and 7th grades. The semester-long project culminated in an anthology of the students’ original written and visual works of art, and a public reading.
Substitute Teacher, Grosse Pointe Public Schools, Grosse Pointe, MI, Spring, 2001
Substitute taught in the area’s high schools and middle schools in a wide variety of subjects
Child Care Worker and Teacher, The Children’s Home of Detroit, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, June – December, 2000
Acted in a therapeutic capacity with residents of the home, who were children who had been traumatized in various ways. Worked mainly with girls aged 12 to 18. Helped the children with homework assignments, engaged them in creative activities, participated in exercise activities, and generally lived side by side with them in their temporary home environment.
Teaching Intern and Tutor, Hartford High School, Hartford, VT; Hanover High School, Hanover, NH, 1999 – 2000
Co-taught, with the schools’ regular teachers, English and Chemistry to students in grades 9 – 12. Shared all teaching duties, including lesson design and preparation, lecturing, supervision of laboratories, assessment design and implementation, and grading. Integrated drawing, painting, music, sculpture, journaling and creative writing into Chemistry teaching. Sponsored and judged school-wide essay and creative writing contests.
Tutor and Substitute Teacher, Upper Valley Area Schools in VT and NH, 1997 – 1999
Tutored individual students in writing and Chemistry. Substitute taught in many of the area’s schools, mostly in English and Chemistry, but also in Music, Math, German, and other subjects.
Tutor, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1993 – 1996
Tutored University students in English as a Second Language, and in the sciences and mathematics
Le Moyne College
Critical Perspectives in Literature
Perspectives in Literature
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Introduction to Critical Writing
SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry
Writing, Humanities, and the Environment
Writing and the Environment **designed course**
Writing for Science Professionals
The Pennsylvania State University
Introductory Experimental Biochemistry
Advanced Experimental Biochemistry (computer simulation portion)