Teaching






Assistant Professor of English, Department of English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, August 2000 through 2007.

Associate Professor of English, UL Lafayette, 2007 through present.

Dissertations and Master's Theses Directed:

Director, PhD Dissertation Committee of the Rev. Sam McPeek. PhD expected in May 2014.

Director, PhD Dissertation Committee of Mr. Chet Breaux. PhD expected in May 2014.

Director, PhD Dissertation Committee of Mr. Chris McGunnigle. PhD expected in May 2014.

Director, Ms. Katelin Edge. Master’s Thesis, MA awarded May 2013.

Director, PhD Dissertation committee of Dr. Danielle Bray. PhD awarded,
Spring 2012: “Those Who Nurture: Food, Gender, and the Performance of Family in Fantasy for Young Readers.”

Director, PhD Dissertation committee of Mr. Marshall Barth. PhD awarded, Spring 2011: “Interpretive Adventures: Three 20th-Century Turns in American Critical Thought with Readings of 'An Ordinary Evening in New Haven.'”

Director of MA Thesis Committee of Ms. Jasara Norton, MA awarded Spring 2010.

Director, PhD Dissertation committee of Dr. Liberty Lee Kohn, PhD awarded, Spring 2009: “Religious Literacy: Hermeneutics, Experience, and Cognitive Worlds in Catholic Narrative And Metaphor.” Dr. Kohn is now an Assistant Professor of English at Winona State University, MN.

Director of MA Thesis Committee of Mr. David Baier, MA awarded Spring 2008.

Director, PhD Dissertation committee, Dr, Brenda Ellington, Fall 2006: “Two Common Sense Scottish School Rhetoricians and a Sentimental American Satirist: The Rhetorical Influence of Hugh Blair and George Campbell on the Satire of Fanny Fern.” Dr. Ellington is expected to remain in her full time position at Louisiana State University at Alexandria but receive promotion to associate professor

Director, PhD Dissertation of Dr. Kevin Moberly, “'Playing with the Pieces': The Political Economy of Play in Two Forgotten Computer Games,” Spring 2005. Dr. Moberly is now a full-time tenure-track faculty member at Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA.

Director, PhD Dissertation of Dr. Trela Anderson, “The Cinderella Stories:Lessons I Learned From My Grandmother, A Spiritual Memoir,” Spring 2004. Dr. Anderson is now a full-time tenure-track faculty member at Fayetteville State U. in North Carolina.

Director, PhD Dissertation of Dr. Lindal Buchanan, “Regendering Delivery: The Fifth Canon and Nineteenth-Century Women Rhetors,” Spring 2003.Dr. Buchanan is now a full-time tenure-track faculty member at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Her book based on the dissertation was published by Southern Illinois University Press in Fall of 2005.

A large number of dissertation committe memberships and MA thesis committee memberships including those involving the study of children's literature: Michael “Howie” Howarth, Granted PhD Fall 2007; Wynn Yarbrough Granted PhD in Spring 2007, currently tenure track in Children’s Literature at U. of District of Columbia

Courses Taught at UL Lafayette
English 101, Rhetoric and Composition
English 102, Writing about Culture
English 115, Freshmen Honors Seminar
English 312, Shakespeare
English 318, Scripture as Literature
English 342, Modern Drama

English 355/360, Advanced Composition/Advanced Exposition
Open Topic
“Virtuality and Technology.”
“Spirituality.”
“Writers and Writing”
“Murder and Mayhem”
“Sex and Gender”
“Writing about Travel” (UL France Abroad, FAIP Jean Monnet, Paris, 2006)
“Writing about Travel”(UL England Abroad at the University of Sussex, 2004)
“Writing about the Arts” (UL England Abroad at the University of Sussex, 2005 and several times since at UL Lafayette including Spring 2012)

English 370 (some cross-listed with humanities courses):
“The French Connection: Charles Perrault’s Mother Goose Fairy Tales Through
the Ages” (UL France Abroad, Faip Jean Monnet, Paris, 2006)
”Theatre and Music in London” (UL England Abroad, London, 2007)
“Theater and Music in London” (UL England Abroad, London, 2013)
“Sound Design and Theory” (Spring 2014)

English 464, Topics in Rhetoric:
“Technoculture”
“Grantwriting for the Arts and Humanities.”
“Critical Approaches to Technology”

English 460, Themes and Issues in Children's Literature:
“Magic and Technology in Children's Literature”
“LGBT Issues in Children's Literature”
“Religion and Spirituality in Children’s Literature”
“Before, During and After the Inklings”

English 470, Genres in Children’s Literature
Young Adult Theatre.

English 496, Major Authors
“The Inklings: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and Others”

English 501, Teaching College English

English 556, Seminar in Rhetoric
“CyberPedagogy.”
“Hypertext, Hyperreality and Hyperfiction”
“Medieval and Renaissance Rhetorical Arts in Literature”
“The Mighty Word: History of Rhetoric in Britain, 1700-1900”
“Teaching Research and Advanced Composition Courses”
“Using and Designing New Media”

English 596, Research Methods

Humanities 300, Themes In The Humanities
“Illness, Death and Art.”
“Depictions of Alternative Lifestyles in the Media”
“HIV/AIDS in Literature, Music, Art and Film”
“Queering the Renaissance”
Music and Theatre in London (UL England 2007 and 2013)


Professor in the Online MS in Extended and Continuing Education, California State University at Hayward, California State University at Hayward, Summer, 1999 through Spring 2000.

Courses Taught, CSU Hayward:
EDUI6704, Designing Curriculum for Online Instruction
EDUI6772, Designing Content for Online Instruction

Visiting Lecturer in English, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Fall 1997-Fall,
1998

Courses Taught, UIC:

English 201, Introduction to the Writing of Non-Fiction Prose: Fall, 1998

English Composition I: The Discourses of Technology: Fall, 1997
English Composition II: The Discourses of Technology: Spring 1998

Note: The two composition courses were online sections of the two first year composition courses required of all UIC students, and were intended to serve as pilots for future online sections to be taught by other lecturers and by teaching assistants. The 201 includes a substantial online component, as detailed in the\ syllabus.

Teaching Assistant, English, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Fall 1989-Spring 1996

Finalist, Frederick Stern Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, UIC,
1994 and 1995.

Courses Taught, UIC:

Composition 101 and 102, English Composition I and II (quarter system)

English 101, Understanding Literature
English 117, Introduction to Gender, Sexuality and Literature
English 152, Introduction to English Composition
English 160 and 161, English Composition I and II (semester system)=

Special Topics for 161:

Music and Theater in Chicago
Writing about Lesbian and Gay Culture
On Civil Rights: A Cybercourse

English 201, Introduction to the Writing of Non-Fiction Prose
English 214, Topics in Writing: Writing and Publishing [in Cyberspace]
English 222, Tutoring in the Writing Center (team taught)
English 241, History of English Literature I: Beginnings to 1700 (TA)
English 243, History of American Literature: Beginnings to 1914 (TA)
English 310, Writing for Corporate Organizations
English 482, Campus Writing Consultants (team taught)

Curriculum Development:
English 350 (“Young Adult Literature and Media”) and English 550 (“Seminar in Children's and Young Adult Literature”) added to the UL Lafayette Bulletin in Spring 2011.
English 117, added to the UIC catalog in September, 1994.