Brief Bits of Bio
Like many folks these days, I'm doing a lot of different things, in a lot of different higher ed spaces and places. Yet, all of my work is united by my passion for: promoting effective online pedagogy, facilitating faculty development & support, building & sustaining belonging and caring communities, and enhancing online and f2f student success.
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I earned my B.A. and M.A. in American Literature from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Currently, I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Maine, where I am studying online teaching and learning--focusing my dissertation on the challenges and rewards adjunct women faculty experience in online teaching/learning, and the supports that they view as necessary to their online teaching success.
I live in beautiful and scenic Maine with my husband,three children, two dogs, and our cat. When I'm not spending time with my family, writing, or working, I enjoy: reading, watching TV, running, listening to podcasts, and drinking tea.
Here is my two-minute teaching philosophy
Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online
This guide provides resources about integrating feminist pedagogy and technology into online, hybrid, and traditional undergraduate courses. It was specifically designed to support interdisciplinary topics and fields and focuses on active learning practices in social sciences, the liberal arts, and the humanities. As we design and curate this guide, we keep the following tenets of feminist pedagogy in mind.