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    By March 24!! Ideas wanted on actual and envisioned working conditions for “A Tale of Two Classrooms,” one of two MLA 2023 sessions sponsored by HEP Part-Time and Contingent Faculty issues … What conditions inhibit or inspire your teaching and student learning? How can we better shape space to promote community? 250-word abstract and short b…[Read more]

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    Deadline approaching! Please consider submitting a proposal to one of two MLA 2023 sessions sponsored by HEP Part-Time and Contingent Faculty issues … “Courage Beyond Covid 19: Literature and Language for Healing”–Taking off masks, we may feel free – or raw, exposed. Using literary art as a guide, what characters, works, and themes invoke…[Read more]

  • started the topic An Inside HIgher Ed Essay —… in the discussion HEP Part-Time and Contingent …
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Writing across the lifespan, the craft of teaching, creativity across the disciplines, all poetry, humor, traumatic recovery and post-traumatic growth, promoting empathy and kindness. I am a very experienced teacher across institutions. Call me adjunct or contingent, but I’ve been at this calling for over 30 years. I also love to write. My degrees are in English and in counseling. I am privileged to write for Inside Higher Ed and local publications.


Admitted, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

M.A. English, John Carroll University
M.A. Community Counseling, John Carroll University
B.A. English, Cleveland State University
Many writing workshops taken, led, learned from. Extensive continuing education to support my work in counseling.

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