English Language and Literature
Research: Failure and Success as a Machiavellian Prince in Shelley’s Frankenstein, Neuro-cognition in Austen’s Persuasion
B.A. English (with honors), B.A. Political Science, minor in French
Research: Human Rights Violations Denounced in the Novels of Charles Dickens (selected for presentation at 2010 year-end departmental symposium), The Magic of Jane Austen in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, Machiavellian Princes in the World of J.K. Rowling
-University of Edinburgh. “Towards Scottish Independence? Understanding the Referendum.” August - September 2014
-University of Warwick. “Shakespeare and His World.” September - October 2014
-University of Nottingham. “How to Read a Mind.” December 2014
Experiential Learning: Paris, France (June 2008)
-Study abroad focused on language and the history of architecture.
-Independent study examined and analyzed current political attitudes.
- Review essays and provided feedback on applications submitted by students seeking Fulbright grants and other prestigious scholarship awards
- Administered presentations on outside reading material
- Developed and scored quizzes on in-class reading material
- Led small group discussions
Experience: 27 years
My coursework with students develops speaking and writing skills in English, with an American accent. Students will study British and American literature appropriate to their level in order to expand their language skills. I will also focus lessons to vocabulary and grammar instruction, at a student's request.