TEACHING OVERVIEW

 

As with my research, my teaching involves several fields. Additionally, my teaching experience is quite varied: I have taught traditional literature surveys, introductions to university essay writing, upper-level and graduate-level courses in children's and eighteenth-century literature, and both standalone courses and integrated interventions in writing and communication in science and technology. I have taught at larger research 1 universities and smaller liberal arts colleges in the United States, and I currently teach at a technical university in Sweden. I have also served as a teacher trainer and peer mentor both formally and informally.

 

My teaching experience below is represented in two sections, one for writing and communication and one for literary studies. For more information, consult my full curriculum vitae. Additionally, a summary of my work in pedagogical mentorship is presented.

LITERARY STUDIES AND FICTION FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

 

I have taught a wide variety of courses in literature, including courses in fiction for specific purposes. The list below provides a sense of that range. 

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Emerging Technology Ethics Through Fiction. Standalone course, bachelor's and master's levels. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • AI Ethics Through Fiction. Standalone course, bachelor's and master's levels. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • Deception, Dress, and the Eighteenth-Century Novel. Standalone course, master's level. The Citadel.

  • Eighteenth-Century Women in Literature. Standalone course, master's level. The Citadel.

  • Children’s Books. Standalone course, master's level. The Citadel.

  • Eighteenth-Century British Novels. Standalone course, master's level. The Citadel.

  • The Gothic Novel. Standalone course, master's level. The Citadel.

  • Young Adult Literature. Standalone course, 3rd- or 4th-year bachelor's level. The Citadel.

  • Graphic Novels: Art as Literature . Standalone course, 2nd- or 3rd-year bachelor's levelThe Citadel.

  • The Age of Johnson. Standalone course, 3rd- or 4th-year bachelor's level. The Citadel.

  • Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Literature. Standalone course, 3rd- or 4th-year bachelor's level. The Citadel.

  • Major British Writers II. Standalone course, 2nd-year bachelor's level. The Citadel.

  • Major British Writers I. Standalone course, 2nd-year bachelor's level. The Citadel.

  • Composition and Literature II . Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. The Citadel.

  • Composition and Literature I for International Students. Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. The Citadel.

  • Composition and Literature I. Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. The Citadel.

  • Dressing to Impress: What Clothes Reveal and Conceal; sophomore seminar. Standalone course, 2nd-year bachelor's level. University of Southern California.

  • Children’s Literature and Children in Literature; honors seminar. Standalone course, 1st-year honors bachelor's level. University of Southern California.

  • Introduction to Literature. Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. Whittier College.

WRITING AND COMMUNICATION

 

My teaching in writing and communication includes "freshman writing" courses that teach analytical essay writing as well as courses that instruct students in writing scientific, technical, and laboratory reports and communication of science.​ My writing and communication courses taught at Chalmers University of Technology are principally (though not exclusively) conducted through team teaching.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Professional Education in Engineering. Standalone course, 3rd-year bachelor's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • Business English for Maritime Studies. Standalone course, 2nd-year bachelor's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • Professional English for Data and IT. Standalone course, 3rd-year bachelor's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • English for Engineers. Standalone course, 1st-year master's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • Professional Education in Product Development (XEIE, part B). Standalone course, business education. Chalmers Professional Development.

  • English and Technical Communication (XEIE, part A). Standalone course, business education. Chalmers Professional Development.

  • Industrial Design and Communication (LMU615). Integrated with industrial design course, master's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • English for Electrical and Data Engineers (LSP580). Integrated with real-time systems course, 1st-year bachelor's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • Academic Communication in English for Logistics (LNC342). Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • Technical Communication in Chemistry 2 (LSP305). Integrated with chemistry course, 2nd-year bachelor's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • Applied Control System Design (SSY251). Integrated with mechatronics course, 3rd-year bachelor's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • Maritime English (LSP193). Standalone course, 2nd-year bachelor's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • Technical Communication for Wireless Networks (SSY145). Integrated with electrical engineering class, master's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • Introduction to International Logistics (MMS140). Integrated with logistics course, 1st-year bachelor's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • Technical Project in Electrical Engineering (MCI145). Integrated with electrical engineering course, 1st-year bachelor's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • English Communication for Mechatronics (SSY026). Integrated with mechatronics course, 1st-year bachelor's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • Marine Communication (SJM025). Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • Technical Communication in Electrical Engineering (FSP025). Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. Chalmers University of Technology.

  • Internship (ENGL 499). Integrated with individual internship placements. 4th-year bachelor's level. The Citadel.

  • Introduction to College Writing for International Students (GNRL 101). Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. The Citadel.

  • Writing and Critical Reasoning: Language, Society, and Culture (WRIT 140). Standalone course linked to affiliated linguistics course, 1st-year bachelor's level. University of Southern California.

  • Writing and Critical Reasoning: Film, Power, and American History (WRIT 140). Standalone course linked to affiliated history course, 1st-year bachelor's level. University of Southern California.

  • Writing and Critical Reasoning: Diversity and Racial Conflict (WRIT 140). Standalone course linked to affiliated sociology course, 1st-year bachelor's level. University of Southern California.

  • Writing and Critical Reasoning: Changing Family Forms (WRIT 140). Standalone course linked to affiliated sociology course, 1st-year bachelor's level. University of Southern California. 

  • Writing and Critical Reasoning: Los Angeles and the American Dream (WRIT 140). Standalone course linked to affiliated geography course, 1st-year bachelor's level. University of Southern California.

  • Fundamentals of Writing (ENGL 105). Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. Long Beach City College.

  • Reading and Composition (ENGL 1). Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. Long Beach City College.

  • Fundamentals of Composition I (ENGL 450). Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. Chaffey College.

  • Rhetoric and Composition (E306). Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. University of Texas at Austin.

  • College Writing II (ENGL 1320). Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. University of North Texas.

  • Computer-Based College Writing I (ENGL 1313). Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. University of North Texas.

  • College Writing I (ENGL 1310). Standalone course, 1st-year bachelor's level. University of North Texas.

PEDAGOGICAL MENTORSHIP​

  • Facilitator, "Two2Tango" course. Hosted by Kungliga Tekniska Högskola (Stockholm, Sweden). Gave feedback and guidance to university instructors taking a course in English Medium Instruction development.

  • Director, MA in Teaching program. English Department, The Citadel. Conducted field evaluations of and academically advised teacher trainees. 

  • Member, Professional Education Board. The Citadel. Worked with other board members to shape the policy and curricula of programs offering training in education at the university.

  • Member, ad-hoc adjunct instructor evaluation committee. The Citadel. Evaluated the teaching performance of adjunct instructors in the English Department to assess and improve their pedagogy.

  • Volunteer consultant, Palmetto Christian School; Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Gave advice to school administrators as to how to implement writing across the curriculum.

  • Associate director, Lowcountry Writing Project, housed at The Citadel. Helped facilitate the Summer Institute for improving K-12 teachers' use of writing in their pedagogy, and planned and taught master's-level courses in writing enhancement for area teachers.

  • Program coordinator, Writing Program. University of Southern California. Provided teaching materials, lesson plans, and training to instructors of first-year courses in the Writing Program and worked with other program coordinators to develop education in first-year courses in the Writing Program.

  • Course coordinator, Writing Program. University of Southern California. Provided guidance to new instructors of first-year courses in the Writing Program.