--May 1970: Taylor High School,
--Sept. 1970 to May 1976: B.A., Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX; majors in both English and Communication Arts.
--Sept. 1980 to Dec. 1983: M.A. in English, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX; major course work in composition/rhetoric, minor course work in drama.
--Jan. 1983 to May 1992: Ed.D. in The Teaching of College English, (awarded by the College of Arts & Sciences) Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX; major course work in composition/rhetoric; other course work in American literature, drama, linguistics, pedagogy. Dissertation: "An Empirical Study of the Use of Holistic Evaluation As a Classroom Activity" (Note: Texas A&M at Commerce was formerly called East Texas State University.)
--Fall 1996: I took an eight-week course in Distance Learning technology, pedagogy, and theory at the Fort Wayne, IN campus of Indiana University/Purdue University. The lecture and discussion were transmitted via both satellite and circuit-switched interactive television to several sites in Indiana from the main IU campus in Bloomington.
--Fall 1997 to Spring 1999: I audited Master's level courses in the Workplace Education and Lifelong Learning program in Ohio State University's College of Education. Courses have covered fundamentals of adult education, history and philosophy of adult education, curriculum design, program design, and grant writing. Two courses have been transmitted via interactive television.
II. Professional Experience:
A.--Sept. 1990 to present: Ohio State University, Lima Regional Campus, lecturer in English.
My teaching activities have included:
--courses in English composition, introductory linguistics, and special literature topics, and a course training undergrads to serve as peer tutors in a writing tutorial center. I also taught a continuing education writing course for office workers at Lima's British Petroleum chemical plant;
--administering the Writing Across The Curriculum Center, a peer tutorial service which I proposed in 1995 and established in 1996.
Other activities have included:
--participation in a Kellogg grant-funded faculty development program called Student-Centered Learning Initiative. The SCLI is sponsored by the OSU College of Environment, Agriculture, and Food Science. The theory base of the project is based on W. Edwards Deming's work in Total Quality Management, a powerful force in industry management. SCLI takes TQM and translates it into education terms, taking such forms as negotiated learning contracts and collaborative learning.
B.--Sept. 1989-May 1990: Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX; Literature and Languages Department, Instructor.
My activities included teaching Freshman Composition, as well as an ACT preparation course and a children's writing workshop, both for Continuing Education.
C.--Sept. 1986- May 1989 Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX; Language and Literature Department, Lecturer.
My activities included:
--teaching all levels of Freshman Composition, and working with colleagues to plan policy and procedures and select texts for freshman composition;
-- serving on Educational Support Services Committee for the Institutional Self-Study for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools;
--chairing the Instructional Support Subcommittee for the SACS Self-Study;
--serving as faculty advisor for the Program Council, a body of faculty and students who plan and coordinate campus entertainment;
-- taking photographs for the Sul Ross Archives of the Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, a joint effort by SRSU and the Alpine Chamber of Commerce, 1988 and 1989;
--serving as president of Sul Ross chapter of Texas Association of College Teachers, elected Fall 1988.
D.--Sept. 1980-Aug. 1986: Texas A&M University-Commerce, Department of Literature and Languages, Assistant Instructor.
My activities included:
--teaching Freshman Composition courses, study skills and speed reading; a junior level business writing course;
--tutoring in both reading and writing labs;
--serving on evaluation panels for freshman and junior writing courses.
E.--Summers 1981, 1982, 1984: Commerce Journal, a newspaper in Commerce, TX.
Editor, photographer, reporter, typographer, and other positions.
F.--May 1977-May 1979: Temple Daily Telegram, a daily newspaper in Temple, TX.
Assistant City Editor, Wire Editor, Amusements Editor.
G.--Jan. 1977-May 1977: Valley Morning Star, a daily newspaper in Harlingen, TX.
Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter, Photographer.