Assistant Professor of English, SUNY Adirondack, Aug 2016
Director of the Center for Reading and Writing, SUNY Adirondack, Aug 2016
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Middle Tennessee State University, Aug 2012-Aug 2016
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Austin Peay State University, Aug 2010-May 2012
Ph.D. English, Middle Tennessee State University, August 2016
Dissertation: “Between Grace and Grit: Liminality, Modernity, and Grace King.”
Committee members: Dr. Pat Bradley (Director), Dr. Mischa Renfroe, and Dr. Ellen Donovan.
Research Interests: American Literature 1865-Present, Film Studies, Transatlantic/Intercontinental Literature, Southern Women Writers, New Orleans Literature, and Writing Center Administration.
M.A. English, Austin Peay State University, May 2012, Honors
Thesis: “The Pelican State: Cooking Up Change in Creole Literature.”
Committee Members: Dr. David Guest (Director), Dr. Steven Ryan, and Dr. Jill Eichhorn.
M.Ed. Language Arts, Northern Arizona University, Dec 2008, High Honors
Candidate Work Sample as Thesis Project Providing Complete Course Sequence and Analysis. Director/Advisor: Dr. Vicki Ardisana.
B.A. English (Major) and History (Minor), Ohio University, June 2004.
Director of the Center for Reading and Writing, SUNY Adirondack
2016-Current. Duties include all hiring, scheduling, training, payroll, and assessment of writing tutors; creation and implementation of all advertising campaigns; budget analysis, planning, and implementation; advocating for the center’s needs to higher level administration; representing the center at multiple division functions, college events, and workshops; selecting and supplying all resources; connecting the center to larger, theory based practice in the field of writing center studies.
Graduate Teaching Program Assistant, Middle Tennessee State University
2015-2016. Duties included support and instruct Teaching Assistants with pedagogical development; mentoring Teaching Assistants in and outside of the classroom; create and conduct professional development workshops and seminars; classroom observation of Teaching Assistants; bi-annual presentation of own pedagogy to division and Graduate Teaching Assistants.
Writing Center Graduate Student Program Assistant, Middle Tennessee State University
2014-2015. Duties included running data and software reports for clients, administration, and writing consultants; training and mentoring writing consultants of all levels; managing writing center on daily basis; and representing the center at university functions, such as workshops, seminars, and freshmen orientation.
Writing Center Graduate Student Peer Mentor, Middle Tennessee State University
2013-2014. Duties included training, mentoring, and managing writing consultants; and organizing and conducting regional tutoring conference.
State University of New York Adirondack
Director of the Center for Reading and Writing, Aug 2016 to present
Assistant Professor of English, Aug 2016 to present
English 100A: Developmental English (1 section)
English 101: Expository Writing (3 sections)
English 108: Writing in Literature (3 sections)
English 218: Women in Literature (1 section)
English 250: Greek Mythology (1 section)
English 263: English for Writing Tutors (4 sections)
Middle Tennessee State University
Graduate Teaching Assistant Program Assistant, Aug 2015-May 2016
Margaret H. Ordubadian Writing Center Program Assistant, Aug 2014-May 2015
Margaret H. Ordubadian Writing Center Peer Mentor, Aug 2013-May 2014
Margaret H. Ordubadian Writing Center Writing Tutor, Aug 2012-Aug 2016
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Middle Tennessee State University, Aug 2012-Aug 2016
English 2030: Survey of Literature (1 section)
English 1020: Research and Argumentative Writing (3 sections)
English 1010: Expository Writing (2 sections)
Austin Peay State University
Graduate Teaching Assistant Instructor, 2011-2012
Graduate Teaching Assistant Remedial Lab Instructor, 2010-2011
English 1010: Expository Writing (1 section)
English 1010 Online: Expository Writing (1 section)
Fourth Avenue Junior High, Yuma, Arizona
Seventh Grade Literature Teacher, Aug 2004-Jan 2007
Certified AVID elective instructor, Safe Schools Committee member, Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Coach
“Choosing to be Artists: Women’s Networks in Evelyn Scott’s Escapade.” Connecting Women: National and International Networks During the Long Nineteenth Century. Edited by Joanne Paisana. (In Progess)
“Embracing Ambiguity: Navigating the Liminal Waters of Grace King’s ‘The Little Convent Girl.’” European Study Group of Nineteenth-Century American Literature. Edited by Sirpa Salenius and Verena Laschinger. (In Progress)
“Filming Imagination: Cinematic Influence on the Writing of Wallace Stevens.” (In Progress)
“Paula Vogel and Tony Kushner.” Gale Researcher. Edited by Mary Pat Brady. (Under Review)
“Grace King: Modernizing Southern Literature.” Edited by Melissa Heidari. (Under Review)
“Between Grace and Grit: Grace king’s American Heroine and Her Transatlantic Foremothers.” Intercontinental Cross-Currents: Women’s (Net) Works across Europe and the Americas. Edited by Julia Nitz, Sandra Petrulionis, and Theres Schön. 2016. Book chapter.
“Phedora; or The Forest of Minski.” The Corvey Novels Project at the University of Nebraska Studies in British Literature of the Romantic Period. 2011. Web entry.
“A Writer Divided: Grace King’s Maternal French Mentors and Paternal Northern Editors.” Society for Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) 2017 Conference. Bordeaux, France. July 5-8, 2017. Pending Conference.
“Re-Constructing Womanhood: Grace King’s Liminality in a Transitioning New Orleans.” Society for Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) 2015 Conference. Philadelphia, PA. November 4-8, 2015. Conference.
“Between Grace and Grit: Modernity and Liminality in Grace King’s Writing.” Grace King of New Orleans: Beyond Local Color International Conference sponsored by the European Study Group of 19th-Century American Literature at the Université de Lorraine in Metz, France. October 9-11, 2014. Conference.
“La Grande Étage: Grace King’s Literary Heroines.” Intercontinental Cross-Currents: Women’s (Net-) Works Across Europe and the Americas hosted by Martin Luther University in Wittenberg, Germany. December, 2013. Conference.
“Between Grace and Grit: Grace King’s Literary Impact.” Opening Presentation for 90th Anniversary Season of the ladies literary salon, Le Petit Salon, New Orleans, LA. November 13, 2014. Plenary Presentation.
“Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid: All the King’s Men and the Film Noir.” Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting in Clarksville, TN. April, 2013. Conference.
“Zen and the Art of Writing Centers: Using Intuition as a Tutoring Tool.” Southeastern Writing Center Association Annual Meeting in Greenville, NC. February 6-8, 2014. Conference Roundtable with Arlo Hall, Mark Priddy, and Tatiana Silvas.
“Replacing the Mask of Passivity with the Strength of Maternity in Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones.” SCMLA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. October, 2013. Conference.
“One is the Loneliest Number: Individualism and Community in Percy’s The Moviegoer and Ford’s Independence Day.” Tennessee Philological Association in Knoxville, TN. February, 2013. Conference.
“Cooking Up Change: Reconstructing the Creole Woman.” Tennessee Philological Association in Martin, TN. February, 2012. Conference.
“A Century of Female Bildungsromans: Schreiner’s The Story of an African Farm and Morrison’s Sula.” Interdisciplinary Conference of Women’s and Gender Studies. Middle Tennessee State University. April, 2013. Graduate Panel. Conference.
“Slashing Up History: Retelling New Orleans to Fit a New Generation’s Obsession.” University of Georgia Graduate Student Organization in Athens, GA. March, 2013. Conference.
“I’ve Always Depended on the Kindness of Accurate Literary Portrayals: Rewriting 19th Century Southern Women.” Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization. September, 2012. Conference.
AWARDS AND HONORS
SUNY Adirondack Foundation Mini-Grant Award of $650/ SUNY Adirondack, 2017
John McDaniel Excellence in Teaching Award of $500/ Middle Tennessee State University, 2015
Richard C. and Virginia Peck Award of $1000/ Middle Tennessee State University, 2014
Albert L. and Ethel Carver Smith Competitive Scholarship of $2000/ Middle Tennessee State University, 2014-2015
International Affairs Travel Grant of $1100, Awarded for conference travel to Metz, France/
Middle Tennessee State University, October 2014
College of Graduate Studies Travel Grant of $500, Awarded for conference travel to Metz,
France/ Middle Tennessee State University, October 2014
College of Graduate Studies Travel Grant of $500, Awarded for conference travel to Greenville, North Carolina/ Middle Tennessee State University, February 2014
International Affairs Travel Grant of $1000, Awarded for conference travel to Wittenberg, Germany/Middle Tennessee State University, December 2013
Margaret H. Ordubadian Writing Center Tutoring Award of $300/ Middle Tennessee State
Full Graduate Assistantship 2012-current/ Middle Tennessee State University, 2012-2016
Full Graduate Assistantship/ Austin Peay State University, 2010-2012
Graduate of High Honors/ Northern Arizona University, 2008
Outstanding Graduate for AA and BA/ Ohio University, 2004
Recipient of the Freshmen Excellence, Frankfurt, Regional Higher Education, and Continuing Education Scholarships/ Ohio University Southern, 2000-2004
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTED
MTSU Lower Division Curriculum Seminar: Using Humans of New York as Mentor Text for Character Analysis. Project Reflection and Review, January 2016
MTSU Lower Division Curriculum Seminar: Using Humans of New York as Mentor Text for Character Analysis. Project Plan and Goals, August 2015
MTSU Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation Sessions: “Lesson Planning and Workshop” Presented with Morgan Hanson, and “Reading Instruction in the Composition Classroom,” August 10-11, 2015
Margaret H. Ordubadian Writing Center Workshop, “Tank the Tech: Tutoring and Teaching for Various Learning Styles.” Presented with Caty Chapman, March 21, 2015
“Course Design and Lesson Planning.” Presentation in Dr. Julie Barger’s Teaching Composition Graduate Course/ MTSU, March 25, 2014
Margaret H. Ordubadian Writing Center Staff Meeting, “Tutoring Techniques for Emotional Tutoring Sessions.” Presented with Arlo Hall, November 5, 2014
Margaret H. Ordubadian Writing Center Orientation Sessions, “WCOnline Training” and “Running the Tutorial Session.” Presented with Caty Chapman, August 21 and 23, 2013
Lipscomb University Writing Studio Orientation, “Professionalism.” Presented with Tom Cruz and Sarah Rivas, August 24, 2013
Margaret H. Ordubadian Writing Center Staff Meeting, “Multimodal Tutoring,” Spring, 2013
TuColla, Tutor Collaboration Day “Multimodal Tutoring in the Writing Center.”Presented with Sarah Rivas, April 20, 2013
Margaret H. Ordubadian Writing Center Staff Meeting, “Emotional Tutoring Sessions,” November 18, 2013
SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT
Volunteer for 4DX Departmental Initiative, SUNY Adirondack, 2017-2018.
Committee Member, Reading Specialist Job Committee, SUNY Adirondack English Dept., Spring 2017
Reader, SUNY Adirondack AVOPA Student Creative Writing Portfolio, Spring 2017
Reader, MTSU English 1020 Assessment Project, August 16, 2014
Advertising Committee Chair, MTSU Writing Center, 2013-2014
Book Representative Assistant, Peck Composition Series, February 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
SERVICE TO THE COLLEGE
Panelist on “First Generation College Students” Panel at Powers in Partnership Symposium, SUNY Adirondack Wilton Center, October 21, 2017.
Director, Center for Reading and Writing Creative Writing Group, Spring 2017
Director, Center for Reading and Writing International Conversation Group, Spring 2017
Grad Student Advisor, MTSU Students Active for Feminism and Equality (SAFE), Spring 2014
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
Field Support for Lake George Library Tutoring Initiative, Spring 2017
SERVICE TO THE FIELD
Panel Chair, SCMLA African American Literature, October 28-31, 2015
Co-Organizer, TuColla, Tutor Collaboration Day, Spon. by SWCA, 2013, 2014, 2015
Panel Secretary, SCMLA African American Literature, 2014
Reading knowledge of French
International Writing Center Association
Intercontinental Cross-Currents: Transatlantic Literary Study