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 online pedagogy, facilitating online faculty development & support, building & sustaining belonging and care, 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 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.
Faculty Development Coach at OLT Faculty Development
Online English Educator (courses: developmental, composition I, and II, literature, argument writing, writing across the curriculum, and research/study skills)
Faculty Facilitator and SME at Lumen Circles
Online Writing Tutor and English SME at StraighterLine
Academic Advising and Internship Coordinator, College of Engineering, at UMaine
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.