Department of Writing and Literature
Welcome to my staff webpage! I've been teaching writing at LCC since 2002. Some of my favorite classes to teach include Writing 115W (workplace-oriented writing), WR 121, WR 122, WR 123, and WR 227 (Technical Writing). I especially love teaching online--it's a fabulous way to teach and learn!
I have a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Nevada, Reno; a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Rhetoric, Literature, and Women Studies) from Oregon State University. I earned my B.A. in English at Oberlin College, and remain a very proud graduate of this wonderful college with its strong history of social justice.
My research and teaching interests include multicultural issues, feminism/rhetoric studies, and environmental subjects. During the 2001-02 year, I had the opportunity to explore and teach these subjects in an international context when I was a visiting Fulbright Professor of U.S. Literatures at the University of Potsdam, in eastern Germany in the state of Brandenburg. Working with German students was rewarding to me professionally and personally. I also loved exploring the sandy, glacier-carved area that Potsdam inhabits, full of interconnecting lakes and rivers.
I am a longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, and I love living here! (The photo above was taken on a trip to San Juan Island, Washington.)
My recreational interests include hiking, jogging, biking; reading and emailing for pleasure; and singing in the Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble.
Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to talk about my classes or teaching methods, or share your own experience. I welcome hearing from students, colleagues, and friends.