Assistant Professor of English
Coordinator, Gender Studies
Saginaw Valley State University


Honors
HON 292 (SVSU) – Living Mediations: Biology, Technology, and Art: F13

Gender Studies
GS 100 (SVSU) – Intro to Gender Studies (2 sections)

F15, F14


GS 494 (SVSU) – Capstone Project in Gender Studies (3 sections): Contemporary Women’s Literature; Gender, Sex, and Sexology; Gender Theory

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Humanities: First-Year Experience

HUM 191 (SVSU)– First-Year Transition  (3 sections)

This course introduces students to the university culture and helps them develop the skills to be successful. It is a course intended to help in the development of student success skills, such as reading, writing and speaking. It is also intended to help students gain intellectual self-confidence and to provide assistance in making the transition to the University.

F16

Independent Research

ENGL 290 (SVSU)– Special Topics in Writing (2 sections): Disney Heritage; Digital Travel Writing


ENGL 490 (SVSU) – Special Topics:

International Studies Capstone

Technical Writing

ENG 3050 (WSU) – Technical Communication I: Report Writing (3 sections)

Instruction in basic technical writing skills. Requirements include writing summaries, letters, memos, instructions, and technical reports. Topics include audience and purpose analysis, textual and visual aspects of document design, and formatting.

F09, W10


ENG 3060 (WSU) – Technical Communication II: Writing and Speaking (3 sections)

Instruction in basic technical presentation skills. Requirements include informative presentations, oral briefings, needs assessments, progress reports, and formal proposals. Topics include collaborative teamwork, audience and purpose analysis, textual and visual aspects of presentation design, and formatting.

F10, W11

Literature
ENGL 204 (SVSU) – Thematic Approaches to Literature: Drug Culture in 20th Century Fiction (2 sections)

This communication-intensive course studies works of literature chosen on the basis of specific themes or topics.

F15, F14


ENGL 202 (SVSU) – Literary Genres: Detective Fiction (5 sections)

Literary Genre is the grouping of literary works by common features, such as form, structure, purpose and effect. This communication-intensive course studies major works organized in terms of one or more literary genres.

W17, W16, W15, W14, W13

Composition

ENGL 080 (SVSU) – Writing Skills (7 sections)

Practice in the generation of short essays and in the recognition and elimination of errors in style, usage and sentence structure. Attention given to individual needs.
F16, F15, F14, F13, F12, F11


ENGL 111 (SVSU) – Composition I (12 sections)

Frequent writing assignments to produce informal and formal texts, with emphasis on academic thinking and writing. Develops effective writing processes, from inventing and investigating through organizing, drafting, revising, and editing. Helps students meet the needs of their readers. Includes workshop approaches to develop students’ ability to analyze and evaluate their own writings as well as the writings of others.

W17, F16, W16, F15, W15, F14, W14, F13, W13, F12, W12, F11


ENGL 212 (SVSU) – Topics in Critical Writing (17 sections and 6 completely online sections)

Emphasizes processes of critical reading and writing, as applied to several modes of communication. Frequent writing assignments for different audiences, with attention to disciplinary conventions and rhetorical strategies for argument in academic discourse. Workshop approaches. Includes work in developing research questions and using library and electronic resources. Refines abilities to analyze both student and professional texts. Specific content for reading may be organized by theme.

Selfies: W16

Writing about Feminism: W17, W16

How to Think about Weird Things: S15, S14, S13, W12

Writing about Oppression on TV: OITNB: W15 (please see "Media" for press coverage of course)

Writing about Gender Issues: W14, F13, W13

The Watchers and the Watched: W14, W13

Memory in Theory and Practice: F12

Argumentation and Persuasion: F11


ENG 1020 (WSU) – Introduction to College Writing (9 sections)

A course in reading, research, and writing skills that prepares students to write successfully in college classes.

W06, S06, F06, W07, S07


ENG 3010 (WSU) – Intermediate Writing (8 sections)

Emphasis on conduct­ing research by drawing from the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and professions in preparation for Writing Intensive courses in the majors.

F07, W08, S08, F08, W09, S09