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Ph.D. (1984), American Studies, University of Minnesota
Major Field: intellectual history: American culture, 1890-
M.A. (1982), English, University of Minnesota,
Tulane University, New Orleans,
M.A candidate in English
B.A. (1979), Macalester College, St. Paul,
Major: English and Humanities
Soil and Soul: The Experience of Southern
Rural Womanhood in Selected Novels by Edith
Summers Kelley, Ellen Glasgow, and Elizabeth
Madox Roberts Directors: Professors Toni
McNaron and David W. Noble.
APPOINTMENTS (chronological order)
University of Minnesota, College
of Liberal Arts, 1980-
University of Saint Thomas, 1984-89
University of Minnesota, Distance Education, 1991-2001
Inver Hills Community
University of Phoenix Online, 2006-
Introductory Composition, Univ. of MN, 6 terms.
Writing Practice I, University of Minnesota, 3 terms.
Intermediate Composition, University of MN, 4 terms.
Writing in the Social Sciences, University of MN, 16
Writing for Business and Management, University of
MN, 1 term.
Technical Writing for Engineers, University of MN, 2
American Studies: Consciousness and Social
Arrangements, University of Minnesota, 1 term.
American Studies: American Culture, 1920-to the
Present, University of MN,
Basic Writing, University of Saint Thomas, 1
Critical Readings and
Writings: Fiction, University of
Saint Thomas, 6 terms.
Critical Readings and
Writings: Drama, University of
Saint Thomas, 3 terms.
Written English, University of Saint Thomas, 1 term.
Writing and Research, Inver Hills Community
College, 8 terms.
Research Writing in the Disciplines, Inver Hills
Community College, 8 terms.
Introduction to Literature, Inver Hills
Community College, 2 terms.
Creative Problem Solving, Inver Hills, 8 terms.
Human Sexuality, Inver Hills, 1 term
College Success Strategies, Inver Hills, 1 term.
The Research Paper, Inver Hills, 6 terms,
Using Blogs and Vlogs, Inver Hills, 1 term
English Essentials, University of Phoenix Online, 15
Cultural and intellectual history; gender studies; composition and rhetoric,
particularly in the area of critical thinking; Internet research; computerized instruction, including gaming.
~~"Beyond Fear, Shame and
Loathing in Computerized Instruction." (2010). Brujula. University of California, Davis.
~~"Educational Gaming Avatars.” (2009). Encyclopedia of Distance and Online Learning. Editors: Patricia
Rogers Ph.D., Gary Berg Ph.D., Judith Boettcher Ph.D., Carole Howard Ph.D., Lorraine JusticePh.D., Karen
Schenk Ph.D. Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference).
--”Gender in Computer Science." (2008).
Human Computer Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and
Applications. .Eds. Panayiotis Zaphiris and Chee Siang Ang. Hershey, PA: IGI, Information Science Reference.
-- Review essay for Sexual Revolution in Bolshevik Russia.
(2008), Gregory Carleton (Univ. of Pittsburgh Press)
for Archives of Sexual Behavior, edited by Kenneth J. Zucker (New York: Kluwer
Academic/ Plenum Publisher,
--"The Theory, Design, and Implementation of a Game Unit to Increase
Problem Solving Skills." (2007). Chapter for Principles
of Effective Online Teaching, Ed. Nicole Buzzetto-More, University of Maryland. Informing Science Press.
--"Hard Fun: A Case Study on a Community Problem Learning Object." (2006).
Chapter for Cases on Global E-Learning Practices: Success and Pitfalls, edited by Dr. Ramesh C. Sharma,
Indira Ghandi National Open University, New Delhi (Hershey, PA: IDEA Group).
--”Gender and Distance Education Technologies,” (2006).
Gender IT Encyclopedia, Editor Eileen M. Trauth. Sage Research Publications,
--”Gender in Computer Science." (2006). GenderIT Encyclopedia,. Editor Eileen M. Trauth .Sage Research Publications,
-- Review Essay: The
History of Bundling by Henry Reed Stiles. (2005). In Archives of Sexual Behavior, edited by Kenneth J. Zucker
(New York: Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publisher.
--"Review Essay: Foucault in Latin America," (November 2005). Foucault Studies.
--Writing in the Social Sciences (1993). Distance education course
textbook and computer disk), University of Minnesota. Minneapolis.
--Review Essay: Understanding Knowledge as Commons: From
Theory to Practice. (2009). Cyber Culture Studies. Edited by David
--"Scaffolding Social Presence and Democratic Space: A Case Study on the Benefits of Student Mentors and 'Safe House' Discussion
Forums." (2007). Learning Technology, IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY, http://lttf.ieee.org/learn_tech/authors.htmlhttp://lttf.ieee.org/learn_tech/authors.html Editor: Dr. Kinshuk firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Using Blogs and Vlogs," Desire to Learn (2009)
“Human Sexuality” Desire2L (2006)
“Creative Problem Solving” Desire2L (2005)
“Writing and Research Skills” WebCT (2000); D2L (2004)
“The Research Paper” WebCT (2001); D2L (2004)
“Research Writing in the Disciplines” WebCT (2002); D2L
Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects. Informing Science Press, Member of International
Board of Reviewers, 2009--
In development: course design utilizing the game Grand Theft Auto, San Andrea for ethnographic research.
"Web 2.0 and College Learning," an online
session for Student Success Day at Inver Hills Community College, 02.24.09.
Ruminators’ ILK Web Site, Squarespace.com, 2003-
tltr@inverhills, Bloki.com, 2004-07
Gay-Straight Alliance Blog,
Web site reviewer for CyberFair, April 2006
TECHNICAL SKILLS / SOFTWARE
Operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS
Graphics/ Animation: Adobe Photoshop, Camtasia, FinalCut, PageMaker, Swish
Web: Adobe Acrobat, Frontpage, Tripod, HTML
Learning Management Systems: D2L, Moodle, WebCT
Content Management Systems: GNU
Blog Management System: Squarespace, Tripod, Blogger
Wiki Management System: PBwiki, bloki
ACADEMIC COMMITTEES (recent)
Staff Development Committee 2005-2007
Online Course Development Committee 2005-2007
Job Search Committee for Institutional Effectiveness Position (June
Academic Affairs Committee, 2004-2005
Student Success Day Committee, 2004-05
Online Accreditation Committee, 2003-04
TLTR Committee, 2003-
ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES (recent)
Faculty advisor to Gay-Straight Alliance@inverhills, 2004-07.
Coordinator for TLTR Showcase (26 January 2005)
Peer Reviewer for Teaching Portfolios, KalamazooValley Community College (January
CTL Liaison for Inver Hills (2003-2004)
SlideShare presentation. “I,
Avatar.” 15 January 2008.
PowerPoint Presentation, “Discussion Board Architecture in CMSs,”
30 November 2006
PowerPoint Presentation, “Zen and Time Management,” Staff
Development Meeting, 8 September 2006
Online Teaching Presentation (Blog and Oral Discussion), Snack, Clack and
Click Session, May 2006
Managing Online Discussion Oral Presentation, Faculty Development Day, February
Academy for Lifelong Learning, "Exploring the World-Wide Web" spring
2007 (designed and instructed class)
American Studies Association
Association of Internet Researchers
COMMUNITY BOARDS (recent)
Center for Rural Community Change, Co-Founder and Board of Directors
Lakeville Area Art Center, Board of Directors, 2000-03
Friends of the Lakeville Library Association, 1999-2000
Lakeville Parks and Recreation Advisory Council, 1994-1999