About Me

Educational Background
M.A. in Literacy Education (Dec. 2013) 
St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Minneapolis cohort

B.A. in Secondary Social Sciences Education (Dec. 2004) 
College of St. Scholastica, Duluth

Certificate for Teachers of Adult ESL (anticipated Summer 2015) 
Hamline University, St. Paul

Certifications & Licenses
MN State Teaching Licenses: 5-12 Social Students, K-12 Reading
NCLCA Level II (pending)

Professional Organizations
International Reading Association
Minnesota Developmental Education Association
National College Learning Center Association
American Technical Education Association
College Reading and Learning Association

Teaching Experience
Adjunct Instructor, St. Mary's University of Minnesota
Courses Taught: Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading

Senior Instructor, Dunwoody College of Technology
Courses Taught: College Reading, Technical English, English, Technical Writing, Capstone Writing, YCAP Language Arts

Teacher, Huntington Learning Center
Reading, writing, phonics, ACT test preparation, study skills

Teacher, Prestige Academy
Grade 11 World History, English; Grade 12 Economics, Civics, English

Title I Teacher, Vessey Leadership Academy
Classroom Support
Psychology, Research Skills, Typing

Professional & Research Interests
Literacy in technical education; educational technology; academic support structures; retention initiatives; quality in higher education; post-secondary faculty development; K-12 to college transitions; college to career pathways; competency-based education; first-generation college students; non-native speakers in post-secondary education; adult education; career & technical education; education policy; reading strategies; writing strategies; peer mentoring; intrusive advising; first-year experience programs; learning center development; assessment; college and career readiness; educational psychology

Personal Interests & Hobbies
History - American Civil War, WWI, WWII, American Society 1920s, American Society 1930s, organized crime, immigration, American presidents and politics
Economics - macro
Psychology - behavioral, cognitive, educational

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