Teaching Experience

Indiana University Kokomo, Department of Humanities
Associate Professor of English with Tenure, 2010-Present 
Assistant Professor of English, 2007-2010 

• Irish Troubles in History and Literature (undergraduate and graduate, hybrid, teamtaught) 2 
• Irish Independence in History and Literature (undergraduate and graduate, online, team-taught) 
• The Great Irish Famine in History and Literature (undergraduate and graduate, online, team-taught) 
• The Rhetoric of Love and Marriage in Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde (classroom, graduate) 
• Multiethnic American Literature (undergraduate, graduate, hybrid, accelerated) 
• Recent Writing: 21st-century Authors (undergraduate and graduate, hybrid, accelerated) 
• Literatures of Immigration (undergraduate and graduate) 
• Introduction to Fiction (undergraduate) 
• Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Plagues (team-taught, graduate) 
• Later 18th-century Literatures (undergraduate) 
• Women and Literature (undergraduate, online, hybrid)) 
• Hybrid Identities in Literature 1900 to Present (undergraduate, hybrid, online) 
• Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (graduate) 
• Contemporary Ireland (undergraduate) 
• Cultural and National Postcolonial Identity in India, Nigeria and Ireland (Honors and graduate) 
• 19th-century Literatures in English (classroom, online, hybrid, and honors) 
• India in Literature (undergraduate, graduate, hybrid, accelerated) 
• Hybridity and Identity Migration in 21st –century Indian Literature (graduate, hybrid, accelerated) 
• Writing the Land (undergraduate- taught in a local park) 
• Victorian literature and Culture (undergraduate and graduate) 
• American Ethnic and Minority Literature (undergraduate, graduate, hybrid) 
• Introduction to Poetry (undergraduate) 
• Modern Irish Drama (undergraduate) 
• 20th century British Fiction (undergraduate and graduate, classroom and online) 
• Critical Practices (undergraduate, graduate, classroom, hybrid) 
• Cultural Studies (undergraduate, hybrid) 
• Nursing Learning Community (undergraduate) 
• 19th Century British Fiction (undergraduate and graduate, classroom and online) 
• Sports in Film and Literature (undergraduate and graduate, hybrid, accelerated) 
• American Culture: Sports in Film: Baseball (undergraduate, hybrid) 
• Film in American Culture: Baseball (undergraduate accelerated) 
• British Authors: Austen and Wilde (undergraduate and graduate, classroom and online) 
• Internships in Writing (undergraduate and graduate applied learning with From the Well House, IUK’s arts journal) 
• Internships in New Media (undergraduate applied learning with From the Well House, IUK’s arts journal)


Co-created a travel course to Ireland with History faculty (2014)
Developed Irish Minor Studies Minor (2013)
Co-created a travel course to Barcelona, Spain with Art faculty (2011)

Student Master’s Theses (director or reader): 14
Senior capstone projects: 10

William Penn University, Department of Humanities Assistant Professor of English 2002-2007 (Associate Professor with tenure in 2007)

• British Women’s Fiction
• Shakespeare (team-taught with Theater Director)
• British Literature to 1784
• British Literature since 1784
• World Literature I
• World Literature II
• Adolescent Literature
• Introduction to Literature
• Sports in Film and Literature
• Freshman Seminar
• English Composition I
• English Composition II
• Advanced Writing
• Theory of Language ESL I &II

Applied Linguistics-Theory of Language and ESL: taught in an ICN (Iowa Communications Network) classroom to 120 students throughout Iowa for Project IMPACT (Innovative Minds in Partnership, Accelerating ESL Certification for Teachers and paraprofessionals) and Project TEACH, which also provides certification for English as a Second Language for teachers throughout Iowa. Blackboard was used to post assignments, receive and grade homework, as well as communicate with students.

Interdisciplinary Field trip: Co-Director of field trip to Green Falls Mountain, Colorado. The field trip consisted of leading fifteen students in an exploration of the theme of “path” through the following disciplines: biology, outdoor education, mapping, writing, gender studies, cultural studies, race relations, and communications. Students were required to make their own trail, map it, name it, describe its fauna and flora and discuss how this trail mirrored their personality and life experiences. The students gave oral presentations to different classrooms at the university.

Teaching Philosophy