St. John’s University, Queens, NY
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
English, Ph.D candidate, ABD
Dissertation: [working title] Exploring Student Writing that Travels Across the Curriculum and Beyond
Committee: Dr. Anne Ellen Geller (Chair), Dr. Derek Owens
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
English, Master of Arts (M.A.)
Thesis: “‘But they did not teach her to play’: Child Heroines, Fantasy, and the Victorian Debate on Female Education.”
Advisor: Dr. Lee Behlman
Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences / Pforzheimer Honors College
English and Communications, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Minor in Photography
Major GPA: 3.9
Honors Independent Research Project: Hide and Seek with Identity: The Role of the Quest in the Psychological Metamorphosis of the Children’s Fantasy Hero.
Advisor: Dr. Bette Kirschstein
Teaching and Learning Design Experience
Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design
Fulcrum Labs, Los Angeles, CA
March 2015 – Present
- Manage team of 10 – 15 instructional designers, authoring specialists, editorial assistants, subject matter experts, and project coordinators in order to develop premium adaptive elearning courseware
- Perform needs analysis through collaboration with client
- Lead curriculum design and development efforts, including determining instructional approaches, developing style guides, and establishing best practices for creating educational video, online text, and student assessments, based on client needs and goals
- Edit and offer feedback to Instructional Designers with a focus on creating engaging, effective learning experiences
- Develop and lead course evaluation initiatives, including focus groups, student surveys, and performance data analysis
- Identify internal training needs, and develop and implement support programs
- Awarded 2016 Brandon Hall Bronze Award for Best Advance in Compliance Training for course developed under my direction, Basic Indoctrination for aviation
Fulcrum Labs, Los Angeles, CA
August 2014 – March 2015 (promoted)
- Designed advanced technical courses for a range of subjects, including commercial airliner aircraft systems training, automotive driver systems training, and HIPAA compliance training.
- Collaborated with Subject Matter Experts and Video Production Team to write and storyboard lesson content for educational video.
- Created interactive assessments for an adaptive learning platform.
- Developed learning assessments that measure learning outcomes.
Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
September 2012 – Present
- Teach ENG110: Composition, ENG120: Critical Writing & ENG201: Writing in the Disciplines
- Create syllabi and assignments for each section.
- Design class website using Blackboard Learning Systems, WordPress, Google applications, and basic HTML.
Montclair State University Center for Writing Excellence, Montclair, NJ
July 2009 – August 2010 & August 2011 – Present
- Lead one-on-one tutoring sessions with undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, community members, and professors who wish to improve their writing skills
- Develop and run in-house workshops and CWE Mobile Workshops.
- Attend weekly professional development workshops and First Year Writing faculty workshops.
- Contribute articles to Center for Writing Excellence Newsletter.
- Create content for blog using WordPress.
- Give presentations about the Center for Writing Excellence to classes and on-campus organizations.
- Perform training workshops in-house based on recent Composition scholarship.
- Develop a plan of action for consulting students who are provisionally admitted into the university’s Teacher Education program based on their failure to meet writing standards.
- Collaborate to design and implement creative writing workshop for tween and teen writers.
- Develop and execute college writing workshop for high school students in collaboration with fellow writing consultants.
First Year Writing Instructor
St. John’s University, Queens, NY & Staten Island, NY
September 2010 – August 2013
- Taught ENG1000c: Composition (face-to face and online). The first year writing program is housed within both the larger Institute for Writing Studies and the Institute for Core studies. The program is somewhat liberal in that it allows each faculty member to design their course around whichever texts and assignments they choose, as long as they meet the eight program learning objectives of the First Year Writing department.
- Created syllabi and assignments for each section.
- Designed class website using Blackboard Learning Systems, WordPress, and basic HTML.
- Performed action research in the form of assessing portfolios using self-designed research questions.
- Attended faculty development meetings.
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Summer Post-Session 2012
- Co-taught READ099: Precollege Reading (face-to-face/online hybrid). This course was designed as an intensive experience to prepare incoming first-year students to perform college-level academic reading. The course met four days a week for 3 hours and 10 minutes each day.
- Designed syllabi, assignments, and daily lesson plans collaboratively with co-instructor.
St. John’s University, Queens, NY
September 2010 – May 2011
- Lead one-on-one tutoring sessions with undergraduate and graduate students who wish to improve their writing skills.
- Participated in steering group.
- Attended professional development workshops.
- Tweeted for the Writing Center Twitter account.
Pace University, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pleasantville, NY
December 2007 – May 2008
- Acted as a faculty assistant to Dr. Jane Collins, Associate Professor at Pace University, assisting her with an online civic engagement course, “Oral Literature and History,” which was taught via Blackboard. The course required 15 hours of community service, which was to be performed with elderly residents in low-income housing. During this time, students were to record interviews with these elderly residents that would be transcribed and uploaded to a digital archive.
- Answered questions and concerns related to the civic engagement process.
- Acted as a liaison between students, the professor, and Project Pericles, the on-campus service organization.
- Moderated and encouraged weekly posts on discussion boards.
- Collected documentation.
- Maintained records of students’ community service performance.
Certificate of Completion: “Distance Pedagogy I” training for teaching online and hybrid courses
Center for Teaching and Learning, St. John’s University December 2011
Certificate of Completion: “Protecting Human Research Participants” training course
National Institute of Health, Office of Extramural Research October 2010
Presentations & Invited Talks
“The Value of ‘Risking It’: Exploring When and How Undergraduates Take Assigned Writing Beyond Class.” Conference on College Composition and Communications. Marriott Hotel, Tampa, FL. 19 Mar 2015. [Accepted]
“Where the Ocean Meets the Sea: Explorations of Student Writing that Travels Across and Beyond the Curriculum.” International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. University of Minnesota, Minneapois, MN. 12 June 2014.
“The Ecology of Growth Spaces: First Year Writing Students’ Perceptions of Public and Private Writing Environments.” Conference on College Composition and Communications. MGM Grand Hotel Conference Center, Las Vegas, NV. 15 Mar 2013.
“Twitter as a ‘Middle Space’ for Graduate Student First Year Writing Instructors.” Roundtable presentation. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. MGM Grand Hotel Conference Center, Las Vegas, NV. 17 Nov 2012.
“Use Your Smarts.” Alumni Address. Golden Key Induction Ceremony. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY. 4 Nov 2012.
(with Katharine Cimmino, Jordan Dolan, and Leonard Grant) “The Ethics of Tolerance: Knowledge Activism in the Post-9/11 Writing Center.” Panel Presentation/Workshop Northeast Writing Center Association Conference. St. John’s University. Queens, NY. 15 Apr 2012.
“Ethnography and Activist Writing: Sustainable Inquiries for First Year Writing.” Presentation. State University of New York Council on Writing. Fashion Institute of Technology. New York, NY. March 31, 2012.
“’But they would not teach her to play’: Augusta Webster’s Daffodil and the Croäxaxicans: A Romance of History and the Victorian Debate on Female Education.” Curiosities: The 19th Annual British Women Writers Conference. Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. 1 Apr 2011.
(with Tara Bradway, Tuli Chatterji, Jordan Dolan, and Christopher Leary) “Branching Out: Digital Literacy and the Writing Center.” Panel Presentation/Workshop. Northeast Writing Center Association Conference. Southern New Hampshire University. Hocksett, NH. 12 Mar 2011.
“’But they would not teach her to play’: Child Heroines, Fantasy, and the Victorian Debate on Female Education.” Student Research Symposium. Montclair State University. Montclair, NJ. 23 Apr 2010.
“Hide and Seek with Identity: The Role of the Quest in the Psychological Metamorphosis of the Children‘s Fantasy Hero.” Honors Independent Research Conference. Pforzheimer Honors College, Pace University. Pleasantville, NY. 1 May 2008.
“Hide and Seek with Identity: The Role of the Quest in the Psychological Metamorphosis of the Children‘s Fantasy Hero.” Plenary session of Annual Meeting of the Society of Fellows of Dyson College. Society of Fellows of Dyson College. White Plains, NY. 22 Apr 2008.
Blog. comPOSITION: A New FYW Professor/Doctoral Student/Writing Center Tutor’s Experience with Composition from Multiple Perspectives. comPOSITION, 2014. http://np-composition.blogspot.com/
Poetry. “Monster.” The Monster Book for Girls. Ed. Terry Grimwood. London: Exaggerated Press, 2011. Print.
Blog post. “Could eReaders Make Reading Cool Again?” Center for Writing Excellence. Center for Writing Excellence, 1 July 2010. https://blogs.montclair.edu/cwe/2010/07/01/could-ereaders-make-reading-cool-again/
Poetry. “Breaking,” published in the Fall 2007 issue of North Central College’s North Central Review. Print.
Poetry. “Cracks,” published in the Spring 2008 issue of Pace University’s Vox Literary Magazine. Print.
FYCchat co-founder & co-moderator
January 2011 – Present
- #FYCchat is a weekly Twitter chat for First Year Writing instructors, or anyone interested inFirst Year Writing. It was established both to build an online forum for instructors of First Year Writing and to provide professional development, especially taking into consideration the fact that the majority of First Year Writing faculty are contingent and/or not trained in writing pedagogy. The chat has a following of about 40 members at this time.
- Moderate online discussion.
- Maintain group Facebook page.
- Assist with archiving.
- Design syllabi sharing wiki.
- Network and build participant base.
Writing Roundtable Participant
Meeting between high school and college writing instructors to discuss the current trends in high school and higher education and ways to improve writing instruction.
Publications & Celebrations Committee Co-chair, St. John’s University
Participated in Publications & Celebrations Committee, a group which designed a website to broadcast undergraduate publication opportunities and writing events, as well as celebrate the publications, conference acceptances, and other honors bestowed upon undergraduate students, September 2010-May 2011.
Conference Moderator, St. John’s University
Moderated panel at First Year Writing Coming to Writing Conference, April 2011.
Additional Professional Experience
September 2010 – Present
- comPOSITION: A New FYW Professor/Doctoral Student/Writing Center Tutor’s Experience with Composition from Multiple Perspectives has had over 32,000 views to date.
- Create concept of blog (http://np-comPOSITION.blogspot.com).
- Design layout.
- Write and post content on bi-weekly basis.
- Moderate comments.
- Maintain Twitter account for blog.
Promenet, Inc., New York, NY
May 2014-August 2014
- Collaborated with sales and engineering teams to formulate documentation for clients, including network assessments and project proposals.
- Developed in-house training documentation for Technical Writing team members.
- Assisted with hiring process for new Technical Writing team member.
Scott Raab, Glen Ridge, NJ
October 2008 – September 2009
- Aided in the research process for several feature pieces for Esquire Magazine.
- Created a database to manage hundreds of documents regarding the events of September 11, 2001 and the Freedom Towers for an upcoming book proposal.
- Developed a database of contact information.
Pace University, Pforzheimer Honors College, Pleasantville, NY
August 2007 – May 2008
- Scholastica, Pforzheimer Honors College‘s newsletter, is the two-time, first-place winner of the National Collegiate Honors Council newsletter competition.
- Edited one of the NCHC award-winning editions.
- Edited six monthly editions and two compilation editions of the newsletter.
- Created the layouts, chose photographs and graphics, and created captions and headings.
- Wrote feature stories.
- Delegated writing tasks to other members of the Honors College community.
Academic Advisor Intern
Pace University Center for Academic Excellence Pleasantville, NY
September 2006 – December 2006
- Assisted students with undeclared majors in course selection and the process of choosing a major.
- Created personalized reports for students that detailed possible academic and professional routes based on one-on-one advisement sessions about personal interests and aspirations.
- Developed and implemented a mentoring program that allowed undeclared students to meet with students of good standing who were enrolled in programs of interest.
- Wrote and designed the layout for the Center for Academic Excellence newsletter.
Honors and Awards
St. John’s University:
University Doctor of Arts Fellowship (Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
Doctoral Teaching Fellowship (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)
Pace University chapter of Golden Key Alumni of the Year Award (2012)
Fellow of the Society of Fellows of Dyson College (2008)
Grace M. Dell Memorial Scholarship (2008)
This endowed fund provides aid to one full-time upperclass student majoring in literature and/or communications at Pace’s Pleasantville campus. It is awarded to the outstanding English Department major whose academic achievement and contributions to University activities are exceptional.
Jean Bueti Ryan Award (2008)
The Jean Bueti Ryan Award is awarded to a graduating senior who exhibits academic and extra-curricular excellence.
Community Service Award (2008)
The Community Service Award is presented to the undergraduate student whose active contributions to the life of the University community and to the endeavors of our neighbors in the surrounding community most admirably embody an appreciation for the value of social responsibility.
Athletics Department Merit Award (2008)
The Merit Award is awarded to the student athlete who combines excellence on the field with quality in the classroom
Silver Gavel Society (2008)
The Silver Gavel Award is given to those students who have a minimum GPA of 3.3 and have consistently demonstrated leadership in co-curricular activities while maintaining a high degree of excellence in their academic endeavors.
Who’s Who Among American College Students Award (2008)
This is a national honor that is bestowed on students who are actively involved in their school community, have proven to be outstanding campus leaders, and have a minimum GPA of 2.7.
Writing Enhanced Course Writing Achievement Award (2008 & 2005)
Winner of Pace University English Department Writing Contest in poetry category (2008)
Winner of Pace University English Department Writing Contest in short fiction category (2006)
Second Honors Spring 2005, First Honors Fall 2005, First Honors Spring 2006, First Honors Fall 2006, First Honors Spring 2007, First Honors Fall 2007, First Honors Spring 2008
Council of Writing Program Administrators
National Council of Teachers of English
Modern Language Association
Council on Undergraduate Research
Montclair State University:
Graduate Student Organization
Captain of Equestrian Team
Member of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Team Recruitment Chair for university’s first Relay for Life, April 2008
Chapter Vice President of Golden Key International Honor Society
Comprehensive Exam Units:
Composition & Rhetorical Theory – Dr. Harry Denny, St. John’s University
Writing Spaces & Public Writing– Dr. Anne Ellen Geller, St. John’s University
Digital Literacy & New Media Studies – Dr. Derek Owens, St. John’s University
Composition & Rhetoric:
Teaching Writing: Writing Assessment – Dr. Harry Denny, St. John’s University
Composition in the Digital Realm – Dr. Harry Denny, St. John’s University
Composition Theory & the Teaching of Writing – Dr. Harry Denny, St. John’s University
Rhetorical Theory & the Teaching of Writing – Dr. Bob Whitney, Montclair State University
British & American Literature:
Late Victorian and Edwardian Literature – Dr. Rachel Hollander, St. John’s University
George Eliot – Dr. Amy King, St. John’s University
Shakespeare’s Comedies – Dr. Naomi Liebler, Montclair State University
Love and Marriage in the 18th Century – Dr. James Nash, Montclair State University
Victorian Poetry – Dr. Lee Behlman, Montclair State University
Jane Austen – Dr. Patricia Matthew, Montclair State University
The British Modern Novel – Dr. Jonathan Greenberg, Montclair State University
Hawthorne, Poe, & Melville – Dr. Monika Elbert, Montclair State University
Young Adult Literature – Dr. Derek Owens, St. John’s University
Poetry & Poetics – Professor Lee Ann Brown, St. John’s University
The Modern Novel (International) – Dr. Jonathan Greenberg, Montclair State University
Theoretical Approaches to Literature – Dr. Fawzia Afzal-Khan, Montclair State University
Research Methods – Dr. Patricia Matthew, Montclair State University
ENG201: Writing in the Disciplines, Spring 2014: http://npWIDs14.wordpress.com
ENG1000c: Composition, Spring 2012:http://np501.wordpress.com