Educator and Writer with a proven writing instruction background in both online and onsite college environments. Experienced in teaching English Composition, Research Writing, Introduction to Literature, Literature and Film, and Contemporary Literature. Demonstrated record of accomplishment in course writing, curriculum design and faculty mentor. Creates student-centered, pedagogical and technological techniques relevant in the online teaching and learning environment. Skilled in APA and MLA formats. Published poet, proven presenter. TESOL Certified.
Using activities and resources created with years of experience in mind, and adult education foundations, Susan facilitates with experiences that reinforce learner outcomes.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/PUBLICATIONS Published writing includes seven poems in Kaplan’s Capstone, Instructional CollegeWriter101 blog and website Service to college includes serving on APA committee, rubric design committee and an active presenter in the Kaplan Literary Festivals Professional development-ongoing MA and MFA seminars and courses in creative writing and literature Honorable mention in John Steinbeck writing contest for The Steinbeck Review Presentations include APA formatting and varied writing seminars Member Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business and Management
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing Currently National University, La Jolla, California Master of Arts, English 2008-2011 National University, La Jolla, California GPA 3.5/4.0 Additional Coursework completed in Creative Writing and Rhetoric Master of Science, Adult and Higher Education 2007 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois GPA 3.6/4.0 Bachelor of Arts in Sociology 1993 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS/TRAININGS Member of Association of Writers and Writing Programs Member of the Modern Language Association, TESOL Certification, 2009 Certified in Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment instruments. Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business and Management