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 virtual communities of 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, two daughters, 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 Facilitator at COOL II (Camp Operation Online Learning)
Online English Educator (courses: developmental, composition I, and II, literature, argument writing, writing across the curriculum, and research/study skills)
Faculty Developer at Lumen Circles
Online Writing Tutor and English SME at StraighterLine
Online Course QA, Original Content Writer, and English SME/Consultant for MindEdge
Academic Advising and Internship Coordinator, College of Engineering, at UMaine
Here is my two-minute teaching philosophy
Communities & Service
Gather is collaborative space for women+ working in higher education. It was created by Karen Costa.
Volunteer reference checker and foster at Passion for Pets Rescue