I am an Adjunct Faculty at Baker College, Vista College, Southern New Hampshire University, and University of Phoenix. I specialize in English composition and working with first-year students and adult students who have been out of academia for some time.
Throughout my courses, I have taught introductory composition and English courses, critical thinking courses, university success and skill-building courses for new students, research writing courses, and creative writing courses. I have attended a variety of workshops, conferences, and training classes on working with new students, integrating multimedia into classrooms, addressing the needs of military students, integrating a career focus into classrooms, and maintaining a positive and supportive tone with students.
I have also engaged in faculty mentoring programs for other faculty members, moderated community discussion boards, and assisted with the assessment and scoring of scholarship applications.
I am a regular contributor to New Pages as a literary magazine reviewer, often reviewing two magazines every month.
When not teaching or working on academic related topics, I paint, tend her garden, or make jams, jellies, pickles, and salsas. I enjoy cooking, camping, fishing, and reading. I am an avid science fiction and fantasy fiction reader, often listening to books while multi tasking. My husband and I tend a small orchard, garden, and chickens, and we are expanding our small Southern California “homestead” to include goats and more plants in the near future.