Service






Service to the Profession:


Co-Chair, Louisiana Association of College Composition, Xavier University, New Orleans, February 2014 with Nicole Greene, Donna Rhorer, and Jeff Wiemelt.

Chair, Louisiana Association of College Composition, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, March 2011 with James C. McDonald and Clancy Ratliff.

Co-Chair with Kevin Moberly, Computers and Writing Online 2007, May 5 through 9, 2007: “Technoculture: Moving Beyond 'Computers' and 'Writing.'“ AcadianaMOO.

Chair, Louisiana Association of College Composition, “How, Then, Shall We Teach,” with keynote speakers Ann Dobie and Kathleen Blake Yancey, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Feb. 2005

Elected Co-Chair, Children’s Literature Association MLA Panel on Disability and Children’s Literature, MLA San Francisco, 2008

Co-Chair, Division on Children’s Literature. Elected Co-Chair, Children’s Literature Division of the MLA MLA Panel on Spiritualities and Children’s Literature, MLA 2009, New Orleans

Member and Webspinner, Louisiana Association for College Composition Executive Committee

Member, Computers and Writing/Graduate Research Network Travel Awards Committee 2004.

Program Proposal Referee, Computers and Writing 2001 and 2002.

Co-Coordinator, Queer Studies Research Strand, Computers and Writing, 2000 and 2001.

Co-Coordinator, Queer Studies Research Strand, Computers and Writing Online, 2001.

Member, Editorial Board, Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments, 1997-2007.

Member, LinguaMOO QueerMOOnity Planning Group, 1998-2001.

Member, LinguaMOO QueerMOOnity Planning Group, 1998-1999.

Committee Member, CCCC Committee on Computers in Composition, 1995-1997.

Task Force Member, CCCC Committee on Computers in Composition, 1997-2006.

Committee Member, CCCC Committee on Computers in Composition, 2006-present.

Chair, “Computers in Critical Contexts: Gender Issues, Whole Language, and the Technology Industry.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Cincinnati, OH, March 19, 1992.

Service to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (selected):


University Faculty Senator, Fall 2003-present.

Member, Task Force on Computer Literacy, 2009-present

Member, Advanced Composition Committee and Chair, MA Exam Committee of the Department of English, 2006 through present.

University Academic Technology Committee, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Chair, Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Harassment: creation of Consensual Sex Policy Statement now adopted as official university policy.

Member, Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Electronic Publishing: motion for the creation of the University Academic Technology Committee

Co-Planner, TechFest2001, a university wide introduction to instructional technology, Spring 2001.

English Department Webspinner, August 2002-2004.

Chair, Distance Learning and Technology and Departmental Web Subcommittee, Department of English, January 2000 - May 2001.

Member, English Department Personnel Committee, UL Lafayette. September 2000-May 2001.


Service to the Lafayette Community:


Member, Advisory Board MPowerment (Anti-HIV) Project, Acadiana CARES, December 2007 through 2009.

Chair, Musical Director Search Committee, St Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2005

Member, Outreach Committee, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Lafayette. September 2000-December 2000.

Spiritual Director, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. January 2001 through December 2004.