Current Administrative Work

Director of the Writing at Moravian program, Moravian College

Fall 2014 – present

In my capacity as Director of the Writing at Moravian Program, I oversee a majority of the academic sites of writing at the college in a highly collaborative manner. This administrative work includes, but is not limited to staffing and working with Admissions to place students into First-Year Writing courses; staffing, training faculty for, and working with Admissions and the Advising Office to place non-native English speaking international students into the appropriate section of College Reading and Writing for Multilingual Learners; co-coordinating the First-Year Writing Seminar and the Stretch First-Year Writing Program (College Reading and Writing) with Dr. Karen Groller (which entails recruiting faculty, facilitating student directed self-placement, working with the InFocus program to pick and implement the summer reading, training faculty throughout the year, and overseeing the direct assessment of student writing); coordinating the Writing-Enriched Curriculum project—a re-envisioning of Moravian’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program—for which Writing at Moravian has provided research and consulting services to English, Modern Languages, Education, Chemistry, Mathematics, Econ & Business, Rehab Sciences, and Nursing with plans for further expansion; collaborating with Meg Mikovits who coordinates the Writing Center and Writing Fellows program; collaborating with Kim Demyan, the Assistant Director of Reeves Library to plan information literacy sessions for first-year students; co-chairing the Writing at Moravian Advisory Committee with Meg Mikovits; supervising the Writing at Moravian staff assistant and student assistant; and serving on campus-wide committees, councils, and task forces for which writing should be represented, an ever-changing list that has recently included the General Education Revision Task Force, multiple Strategic planning groups, the Provost’s Academic Leadership Council, the Capstone Task Force, the Assessment Committee, the Plagiarism Policy Revision Task Force, and the High Impact Practices Task Force.

Previous Administrative Work

Writing Center Graduate Coordinator, THINK TANK at the Student Academic Learning Center, University of Arizona, Fall 2009 – Spring 2011

Working collaboratively with two other Writing Center Coordinators, I maintained the day-to-day operations of the Writing Center, which included scheduling, supervising, observing, and mentoring peer consultants. I researched and implemented best practices of Writing Center pedagogy, presenting substantial reports on our web presence and on synchronous audio-visual-textual online tutoring possibilities through the conferencing program Elluminate. I analyzed semester reports documenting use of the center and contributed materials to the center’s annual report. I developed and delivered workshops for tutors and special populations of student writers. Also, during the 2009 – 2010 school year, I co-taught English 393, the training course for undergraduate tutors. Then, during the 2010 – 2011 school year, I assisted the THINK TANK upper administration in creating a writing tutor-training program that fit with their new College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) model.