Conference Presentations

“Metistic Maggie: The Craft of a Cunning Quilter.” The 36th Annual Conference of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender. Michigan Technological University, October 10-13, 2013.

"Space Erased: The Ideological Interface of Body/Armor." Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA) Conference. Houston, Texas. March 20-24, 2013.

"Collaborative Efforts Across Academic Boundaries." Writing Across the Peninsula (WAP) Third Annual Conference. Panel presentation on ways writing is addressed by instructors in composition and in mechanical engineering. Co-presenters James DeClerck and Nancy Barr. Lake Superior State University. Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. October 19, 2012.

"On the Rhetorical Radar: The Multimodal Genre of the STEM Presentation Poster." Council for Programs in Scientific and Technical Communication (CPTSC) Annual Conference. Michigan Technological University. September 27-29, 2012.

"Writing Across the Curriculum: A Double-Edged Sword." Council of Writing Programs Administrators (CWPA) Conference. Panel presentation on WAC/WID/CID initiatives at Michigan Technological University. Co-presenters Karla Saari Kitalong and Rebecca Frost. Albuquerque, New Mexico. July 20, 2012.

"All Jaws, No Voice: Sharks as Pre-Colonial Others in Speciest Narratives." National Communication Association 97th Annual Convention. New Orleans, November 17-20, 2011.

"Ethics, Stakeholder Theory, and Rhetorical Savvy in the Professional Writing Class." Writing Across the Peninsula (WAP) Second Annual Conference. Northern Michigan University. October 28, 2011.

"From Transmission to Ritual: Bridging the 'Frontier' of Second Life." National Communication Association 96th Annual Convention (Top Papers in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.) San Francisco, November 13-16, 2010.

"Not So 'Evil' After All: PowerPoint as a Site for Multimodal Composition." Writing Across the Peninsula (WAP) First Annual Conference. Michigan Technological University, September 23-4, 2010.

"Toward More Effective Assessment of Student Portfolios in a Multimodal Composition Course." Council of Writing Programs Administators (CWPA) Conference. Panel presentation on electronic portfolio assessment in a visual, written, and spoken communication course. Co-Presenters Karla Saari Kitalong and Rebecca Miner. Philadelphia, July 15-18, 2010.

"Seeing Through Light: Interfacing Luce Irigaray’s Optics of Being with Ritual Views of Communication.”  Humanities Education and Research Association, 2010 Conference: Intersections: Space, Time, Body, Mind.  El Paso, Texas.  March 11-13, 2010

“Text, Textile, and Technê: Weaving Alice Walker’s ‘Everyday Use’ into Rhetoric and Technical Communication Curricula.”  7th Biennial Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric.  Michigan State University, Lansing, October, 2009

Poetry Cross Training Conference, Selected Delegate Performer. Sponsored by Poetry Slam International.  Oneonta, New York, June-July 2006

"Making a 'Real World' of the College Classroom," 2004 Faculty Development Conference, New Mexico Association of Community Colleges/Western States Consortium for Faculty Development, Summary, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

"A- or B+?: Grade Inflation at the University of New Mexico." Teaching Effectiveness Institute(UNM-Taos, 2004)

"Learning On-Line: Using Web Course in A Box as A Teaching and Learning Tool," (Center for Effective University Teaching, Northeastern University, 1999)

"Team Teaching Effectively," (Japanese Exchange of Teachers Conference, Kobe, 1993); "Effective Use of the Textbook" (JET Conference, Tokyo, 1992); "Teaching Reading to Non-Native English Learners" (Kumamoto JET/AET Conference, 1991 (JET Program.)

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Publications

Still Your Wife” Harwood Anthology, La Alameda Press. April 2006

Slam: Word Warriors of the Wild West,”FIVE MAGAZINE, May, 2006

"Tails," Venus Envy, March 2003

"Discipline-Based Writing" (February 2001) and "Using Internet Newsgroups to Spark Student Discussion" (February 1999) in Teaching Matters (Center for Effective University Teaching, Northeastern University publication);

Commentaries in The Taos News (August, 2005); Bay Windows (2000); The Boston Globe (1988), The Boston Phoenix (1989), Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine, 1989), and the Portland Press Herald (Portland, Maine, 1990-91). Wrote news articles, editorials, and served on the Editorial Board of Our Paper (Portland, 1990-91)