• Certified Tutor, Level 1
Chesapeake College; Wye Mills, MD; 2013

• Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction)
VT College of Norwich University; 2002
Creative Thesis: We Were Here (novel) Critical Thesis: Who am I? Quantum Consciousness and the Loss of Identity in the Work of Marguerite Duras Graduation Lecture: Interludes in Fiction

• Master of Arts in English; Creative Writing (Fiction)
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; 1997
Creative Thesis: Off Season (short story cycle)

• Elementary Education Teaching Certificate
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; 1995

• Bachelor of Arts in English
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD; 1993

• Honorable Mention, Pat Nielsen Poetry Award; 2015
• Nominated for Faculty Member of the Year & Teaching Excellence Award; Chesapeake College Choice Awards; 2013
• Northern Arizona University Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year; 1997
• Northern Arizona University Wesley Clark Memorial Scholarship; 1996-97
• Northern Arizona University J. Lawrence and Lucy Walkup Scholarship; 1995-96
• Recognized in The National Dean’s List; 1992-93

• Extended Day Site Coordinator, Millington Elementary School; 2010-2013
• English Instructor: Chesapeake College, MD; Fall 2011-present
• Interm. Learning in Reading & Writing: ENG 082
• ENG 101
• ENG 102
• On-line Fiction Writing Instructor: Union Institute & Univ., Brattleboro,VT; 2006-present
• Fiction 1: Fundamentals of Creative Writing: 3 credit course—offered at the graduate and undergrad. level
• Fiction 2: Intermediate Creative Writing: 3 credit course—offered at the graduate and undergrad. level
• Creative Writing Instructor: Anne Arundel Community College, MD; Spring 1999, Fall 1999, Spring 2000
• Introduction to Creative Writing: ENG 200; 3 credit course
• Included both poetry and short stories
• Writing Instructor: Anne Arundel Community College, MD; Spring 1999
• Basic English: ENG 002; non-credit, 3 hour course
• Computer assisted classroom utilizing Daedalus, Power Point Presentations, Common Space, Skills Bank, and Microsoft Word
• Reading Instructor: Anne Arundel Community College, MD; Fall 1998, Fall 1999
• Reading and Study Skills: RDG 011; non-credit, 3 hour course
• Teaching Assistant: Northern Arizona University, English Dept.; Spring 1996-Fall 1997
• English Composition: ENG 105, 4 credit course; ENG 205, 2 credit course
• Designed and taught lessons in analytical and descriptive writing, using a portfolio based assessment plan
• Writing assignments focused on global, as well as culturally relevant perspectives
• Supplemental Instruction Mentor: Anne Arundel Community College; Spring 1999
• Assisted student leader in planning group tutoring sessions
• Submitted written teaching evaluations of student leader
• Teaching Mentor: Northern Arizona University; Fall 1997
• English Composition: ENG 205
• Conducted instructor meetings and created reading notes and lesson plans
• Guest Critic: Northern Arizona University; Spring 1997
• Undergraduate Fiction Workshop
• Writing Workshop for Northern Arizona University Upward Bound Academy; Summer 1997
• Designed and taught lessons in creative inspiration
• Academic Advising: Northern Arizona University Center for Excellence in Education; 1994-95
• Conducted group workshops and counseled students individually regarding the Education Program at Northern Arizona University
• Public School Substitute Teacher: Grades k-12
• Kent County, MD; 2000-present
• Flagstaff, AZ; 1994-98
• Baltimore County, MD; 1991-92
• Monmouth County, NJ; 1990-91
• English/Writing Tutor
• Self-employed; 1994-present
• Chesapeake College ASC; 2013-present
• Anne Arundel Community College Reading Lab; 1999-2000
• Northern Arizona University Writing Center; 1996
• Northern Arizona University Nizhoni/Upward Bound Academy; 1994

• Attended Time-Out After-School Conference in Annapolis, MD, Feb. 2013
• Attended the Eighth Annual Eastern Regional Conference on After-School; Theme: STEM, Health & Wellness, and Youth Development, June 14-15, 2012
• Attended The Gathering, A 3-day Literary Event, Keystone College, 2009
• Attended AWP conference in Chicago, 2004; NYC, 2007; Washington D.C. 2010
Participated in Anne Arundel Community College’s Reading Circle; Fall 1998-Spring 2000
• Participated in a live interactive teleconference on Psychological Disorders in Higher Education at Anne Arundel Community College; Spring 1999
• Attended a Sexual Harrasment Prevention Training workshop at Anne Arundel Community College: Fall 1998
• Compiled articles for revised ENG 205 Textbook, Northern Arizona University; 1997
• Participated in panel discussions regarding the teaching of ENG 105 at Northern Arizona University; 1997
• Committee member for the revision of the Northern Arizona University ENG 105 portfolio grading criteria; 1997

• Fiction Reader for Little Patuxent Review, 2013-present
• Associate editor for VT College literary magazine, Hunger Mountain; 2003-2005
• Editor, USDA, ARS; August 2000-November 2008
• Edited scientific manuscripts for publication in professional journals
• Programmed and updated Reference Manager computer program
• Freelance editor/proofreader for Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group; 2001-2003
• Edited a novel for published writer, Terry McGuire; 1999
• Editor of Southwest Windpower Technical Manual, Flagstaff, AZ; 1998
• Edited Doctoral Dissertations, Northern Arizona University; 1998
• Production Editor for e, The 1996 Emily Dickinson Poetry Award Anthology; 1997
• Production Editor for Northern Arizona University literary magazine, Thin Air; 1996-97
• Intern for Star Hits magazine, NYC; 1985
• Intern for Music News Department, MTV Networks, Inc.; 1984

• Reference Manager
• Utilized on-line news groups in teaching college English Composition
• Microsoft Word
• Word Perfect
• PageMaker
• Netscape
• Daedalus
• Common Space
• Power Point
• Skills Bank
• On-line teaching, Union Institute
• Angel System, Chesapeake College
• Social Networking Sites as a means of promotion
• Website Design

• “You Gotta Wonder” (short story), forthcoming, The Minnesota Review, Spring 2015
• “I Know You Are, What Am I?” (short story),, Spring 2013
• “Mediation” (short story), Little Patuxent Review, Winter 2013
• “Flying Lessons” (short story),, Dec. 2012
• “The Grotta Azzurra” (short story), The Main Street Rag, NC, 2010
• Article published in Teaching for Success, Lake Tahoe, CA, 1999
• Poetry published in National Forum, The Phi Kappa Phi Journal, Louisiana State
University, 1998
• “Weaving Willows” (short story), The Dickinson Review, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, 1998
• Poetry published in Branches, Hollywood, FLA, 1990
• Record review columnist for Maryland Beachcomber, Ocean City, MD, 1987-88

• Short story, “Mediation.” Little Patuxent Review Winter 2013 issue launch event
• Excerpt from novel, We Were Here. VT College graduate reading; 2002
• Short story, “Painted Daisies.” Thin Air magazine benefit reading, Flagstaff, AZ; 1997
• Short story,“Weaving Willows.” Northern Arizona University graduate reading; 1997

• Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society; 1992-present
• Northern Arizona University Career women; 1994-98

• Democratic Precinct Committee Chairperson for Coconino County, AZ; 1996-98
• Sun Sounds Radio Reading Service for the Visually Impaired, Flagstaff, AZ; 1995-97
• Reading Tutor for East Baltimore Latino Organization; 1992-93

• Letters of recommendation available upon request