Ph.D. American Literature. 2007. Texas A&M University. College
Flying, and Laughing: Magical Feminism's Witches in Contemporary
Film, Television, and Novels. Dissertation Advisor: Sally
M.A. English Literature. 1998. Southwest Texas State University.
San Marcos, TX. Thesis: Transcendental
Actress: Louisa May Alcott and the Roles of a Lifetime. Thesis
Advisor: Claudia Nelson.
B.A. English Literature. 1995. Western Washington University.
2007-2009. Adjunct Faculty. Louisiana State University, Shreveport.
2001- 2004. Adjunct Faculty. Southwest Texas University, San
2000. Editorial Assistant. South Central Review. 6 month
1998-2000. Graduate Assistant, Teaching and Non-Teaching. Texas
A&M University, College Station.
1996- 1999. Graduate Assistant, Teaching and Instructional. Texas
State University, San Marcos.
LSU-Shreveport: English Composition 1, English Composition 2,
ENG 210, Intro to American Literature, Technical Writing, Freshman
Seminar 103, Liberal Arts Section.
Texas State University, San Marcos: Composition I and II, Technical
Texas A&M University, College Station: Introduction to Literature,
Composition and Rhetoric I & II.
Texas State University, San Marcos: As Graduate Assistant- American
Literary Classics, Film Prose and Literature, Science Fiction.
HONORS & AWARDS
2008. "SGA Professor of the Year," Top 20 Finalist.
2007. "Outstanding Liberal Arts Adjunct of the Year"
award. LSU Shreveport.
2004. English Department Nominee for P.E.O. Scholar Awards.
2000. Runner-Up: M. Jimmie Killingsworth Graduate Assistant Teaching
Spring 2007. "'The Dream of My Life is Not Yet Realized':
Harriet Jacobs and the Failure of the Ideal."
The Griot: The Journal of African American Studies. 26:1
Fall 2006. "Commodification and Women in Early Jean Renoir
Films: A Feminist View." Lingua
Romana: A Journal of French, Italian, and Romanian Culture. 5:1(2006).
June 2001. The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia, Gregory Eiselein
and Anne K. Phillips, Ed. Westport:
Greenwood Press. 2001 "The Baron's Gloves"; "Fatal
Follies" ; "LaJeune, or, Actress and Woman";
"Skeleton in the Closet"; "Power, as Theme";
SELECTED CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
"Afro-Caribbean Voudun and Speculative Fiction in Nalo Hopkinson's
Brown Girl in the Ring"
PCA/ACA, New Orleans, LA. 4/ 2009.
"'She Looks Like One!': A Survey of Art, Movies, and Visual
Representations of Witches & a New
Theory of the Third Wave." Science Fiction and Fantasy Area.
The Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA,
Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2/2005.
for the NRA: Sci Fi Chicks with Guns" Science Fiction
and Fantasy Area. The
Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2/2002.
"Message in an E-mail: "Is there Anybody Hiring Out
There?", or, The Place for Cyberspace Literacy in
the Academic Market". MLA. Committee: Computers and Emerging
Technologies in Teaching and
"'Whispering Opposition': Jovita González' Caballero
and (Anti)assimilation." HIJAS Del Quinto Sol
Conference. San Antonio, TX. 7/1999.
"The Power of the 'She:' Native American Mother Mythology
and the Feminist Tradition." SCWS
Conference, Houston, TX. 3/1998.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL
2009. "The Personal is Political: Riding the Third Wave
of Feminism". LSU-S, Liberal Arts
Symposium Speech, March.
2009. Organized and hosted "No More Dreams Deferred: A Black
Literature Read-In" at LSU-S.
Received local television and newspaper coverage of the event
and had over 100 students
2008. Invited Speech. "This IS Feminism: Third Wave Women
Writers & The 500 Pounds of the
Internet" Author! Author! Book Festival. Shreveport, LA.
2008. Special Issue Co-Editor, with Dr. Kameelah Martin Samuel.
"Serving the Spirits, Women and
Voodoo." Women Writers. Available online at: <
2008 & 2009. Session Judge, LSUS Dramatic/Forensics Competition.
Fall 2008; Spring 2009.
2005. Guest Co-Editor, Reconstruction 5.4: "Fem-scape."
2004-2005. Area Co-Chair, Science Fiction and Fantasy Area of
The Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA.
2003. Invited Speech. "Thoughts on Women Writers."
Women Writers Western NY, Buffalo, October.
2001-2004. Technical & Major/Minor Committees, Texas State
University, San Marcos.
1998-current. Editor, Online Magazine, Women Writers, a peer
reviewed literary journal featuring
scholarly articles, fiction, poetry, etc. Available: <http://www.womenwriters.net>
RESEARCH & INTERESTS
American Literature since Colonial period; African American and
Minority Literatures; Magical Feminism; Third Wave Feminism/Gender
Studies; Folklore/Fairy Tale; Popular Culture and Film Studies;
HTML and technical document design and classroom application;
Science Fiction and Fantasy.
French. Reading, Writing and Speaking. Fluency: high-moderate.
Spanish. Reading. Fluency: moderate.
Online teaching portfolio, including syllabi, lesson plans, Power
Point lectures, handouts, samples of student work. Available