|Present||English Faculty, Illinois Math and Science Academy|
|Present||Speech Team Coach, Illinois Mathematics Science Academy|
- Gender Studies
- Literary Explorations I
- Literary Explorations II
- Modern Theater
- The Idea of the Individual
- Topics in World Lit: Victorian Fiction
Spread Newspapers Around: Students Acting! The Invaluable Role of Modern Theater Class in a STEM Environment Faculty Publications & Research (2015)
All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. This line of William Shakespeare’s, itself often redrawn and refashioned to suit different intended purposes, perhaps never rings as poignantly as during ...
Arming Herself in Leaden Stupor: Janet's Repentance and the Role of Female Alcoholism Faculty Publications & Research (2013)
George Eliot's fiction contains a wealth of figures who are touched by intoxication: both through their own imbibing, and (sometimes literally) because of others' drinking. As Kathleen McCormack1 has noted, the instances of drink are ...
Conference Papers/Presentations (2)
He, She, They, Them, Us: Teaching Gender Studies in a STEM Environment Faculty Publications & Research (2019)
In this session, we will share the importance of teaching Gender Studies as an English elective in a STEM school. We will introduce our curriculum, including biological and socially constructed theories of gender and how ...
“Twins in Blood Only: Zadie Smith's White Teeth and the Failure of Foils” Faculty Publications & Research (2019)
My presentation is titled, “Twins in Blood Only: Zadie Smith’s White Teeth and the Failure of Foils”. I initially conceived of this to be a conference paper, but as I jumped into the novel with ...
Session D-1: Practical Approaches to Interdisciplinary Teaching Professional Learning Day (2011)
Cross-disciplinary approaches to pedagogy are gaining in popularity for reasons ranging from fiscal necessity to improved learning outcomes. This program will cover some potential interdisciplinary courses and units that teachers can adapt to their own ...
Rhetoric and Composition (3)
Developing a Thesis and Utilizing Supporting Evidence Writing Bootcamp Unit (2011)
Allow students more experience with formulating a thesis statement and drawing on specific textual evidence to support it. Students can utilize any reading they are familiar with—this familiarity allows them to already have knowledge of ...
American Literature (5)
Thoughts on African American Literature From the IMSA English Department Faculty Roundtable (2015)
This document is the product of an online collaborative discussion inspired by Black History Month that took place between members of the IMSA English team during the first week of February in 2015. In this ...
Intro to Intros: Victorian Literature in Brief Classics of British Literature (2015)
Often, teachers struggle with a way to introduce students to a large canon (such as Victorian Literature) without overwhelming them with a heavy reading load. Many teachers can also not expect that students will read ...