CV

Abbreviated CV

Education:

Arizona State University, American Literature, Ph.D. (1998)

Arizona State University, M.A. (1991)

Brigham Young University, B.A. (1986)

Research and Teaching Fields:

Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature, Multiethnic Literature, Digital Humanities, Digital Pedagogy, Literacy Studies, American Indian Literature, Contemporary Young Adult Literature, English Teaching Methods

Teaching Experience:

California State University, Fresno (1999-present)

Responsibilities: Professor and Director of the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project (SJVWP)

Sam Houston State University (1998-9)

Responsibilities: teaching

Arizona State University (1990-98)

Responsibilities: teaching, teaching assistant, University Supplemental Instruction supervisor, student teacher supervision

Long Beach Unified School District (1987-90)

Responsibilities: teaching middle school English/Language Arts

Selected Honors:

Fulbright Specialist Roster candidate, 2015-present

Accelerated Educator, Graphite/Common Sense Media, 2014.

Sigma Tau Delta, 2013-present

Nominee, Jan and Bud Richter Award of Excellence in Education, 2011

Nominee, Technology in Education Provost’s Award. California State University, Fresno, 2011

Fulbright Grantee to Norway 2008-2009. Roving Scholar in American Culture and Education for Upper Secondary Schools. Host Institution: Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training.

California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) Award for Classroom Excellence, 2008

Preparing Future Faculty Fellow, 1997-8

California New Teachers Project, 1989-90

Publications:

“New Genres and Reading Comprehension: Bridging the Gap Between Digital and Academic Literacies.” California English. 19.3 (2014): 11-12.

“Resisting ‘Temporary Tourism’: Moving Students Beyond Stereotypes of American Indians.” California English. 18.1 (2012): 10-12.

“Turning the Digital Native into the Digital Teacher.” Digital Learning Day. Alliance for Excellent Education. Web. Accessed January 20, 2012.

“Wendy Rose.” The Literary Encyclopedia. 1 August 2011. Web. Accessed 27 August 2011.

“’A Blanket Woven of All These Different Threads’: A Conversation with Wendy Rose.”  Studies in American Indian Literature. 21.4 (2009). 71-83.

“‘Robust’ Vocabulary Instruction in the 6-12 Classroom.” Teaching Vocabulary: 50 Creative Strategies, Grades 6-12. Eds. Gail E. Tompkins and Cathy Blanchfield. 2nd Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall, 2007. 1-5.

“Diane Glancy.”  Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature.  Ed. Alan Velie and Jennifer McClintock-Temple. New York: Facts on File, 2007.

“Barbara Kingsolver and the Cherokee Nation:  Problems in Representation.” Western American Literature. 36.3 (2001):  259-277. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffery Hunter. Vol. 216. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 195-203.

“Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop: The Weight of Orientalism.” Southwestern American Literature.  (Spring 2000):  15-29.  Earlier version presented at the Sixth International Willa Cather Seminar.  June, 1995.  Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Reprints:

“Barbara Kingsolver and the Cherokee Nation:  Problems in Representation.” Western American Literature. 36.3 (2001):  259-277. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffery Hunter. Vol. 216. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 195-203.

Reviews:

Rev. of Building the English Classroom: Foundations, Support, Success, Bruce Pennimann. NWP Online. 2011. Web.

Rev. of Lessons from Turtle Island:  Native Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms, Guy W. Jones and Sally Moomaw.  Studies in American Indian Literatures 16.1 (2004):  66-68.

Rev. of New Essays on My Ántonia, ed. Sharon O’Brien.  Texas Review 20.2-3 (1999-2000):  116-7.

Grants:

NWP SEED Invitational Leadership Institute Grant. 2016-17. ($15,000)

NCLB 13 for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site. 2016-17. ($36,289)

California Subject Matter Project Grant for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site. 2016-17. ($23,330)

NCLB 12 for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site. 2015-16. ($37,807.50) (under consideration)

California Subject Matter Project Grant for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site. 2015-16. ($22,300) (under consideration)

NCLB 11 for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site (co-authored with Joanne McKay). 2014-15. ($36,500)

SEED Grant for Teacher Professional Development, National Writing Project (co-authored with Marci Haas). 2014-16. ($20,000)

California Subject Matter Project Grant for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site. (co-authored with Joanne McKay) 2014-15. ($27,300).

NCLB 11 for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site (co-authored with Joanne McKay) ($36,500) 2013-2014.

NCLB 10 for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site (co-authored with Joanne McKay) ($), 2013-14

California Subject Matter Project Grant for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site. (co-authored with Joanne McKay) 2013-14. ($22,857).

NCLB 9 for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site (co-authored with Joanne McKay) ($34,535) 2012-13.

SEED Grant for Professional Development in a High Needs School, National Writing Project. 2012-13. ($20,000).

SEED Grant for Site Leadership Development, National Writing Project (co-authored with Joanne McKay). 2012-13. ($20,000).

California Subject Matter Project Grant for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site (co-authored with Joanne McKay). 2011-2012. ($42,000).

“Thinking Locally: Inquiry-Driven Curriculum in an Urban Environment,” T-Bar Teacher Innovation Grant (co-authored with Cate Dossetti and Esther Koers-Hansen).  ($30,000) 2011-2013.

NCLB 8 for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site (co-authored with Joanne McKay) ($34,565) 2011-12.

National Writing Project Grant for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site (co-authored with Joanne McKay). ($35,000) 2011

NCLB 7 for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site (co-authored with Joanne McKay). ($43,482) 2010-11.

National Writing Project Grant for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site (co-authored with Joanne McKay). ($46,000) 2010.

National Writing Project Grant for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site (co-authored with Joanne McKay and Faith Nitschke). ($46,000) 2008.

California Subject Matter Project Grant for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site (co-authored with Joanne McKay and Faith Nitschke). ($43,000) 2008-2009.

NCLB 5 for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project site (co-authored with Joanne McKay). ($44,280). 2008-9

NCLB 4 for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site (co-authored with Joanne McKay and Faith Nitschke). ($40,500) 2007-8.

NCLB S for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project site (co-authored with Joanne McKay and Faith Nitschke). ($20,000). 2007-8.

National Writing Project Grant for San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Site (co-authored with Joanne McKay and Faith Nitschke). ($46,000) 2007.

California Writing Project Mini-Grant (co-authored with Joanne McKay) ($5,000) 2006-7.

College of Arts and Humanities Lottery Funds Grant ($500), California State University, Fresno, 2002

Faculty Research Grant ($5,000), Sam Houston State University, 1999

Selected National Writing Project Participation:

San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Director, 2006-present

New Pathways Badges Project funded by the Gates Foundation. 2015-present.

“Creating a Digital Trail: Informational Literacy and Wiki Collaborations.” California Writing Project Pre-Convention at California Association for Teachers of English (CATE) Convention. February 19, 2015. San Jose, CA.

“Teacher Writing, Then and Now” (plenary session). With Peter Kittle. The California Writing Project Writing Our Future: 40th Anniversary Conference. October 5, 2013. Davis, California.

“Student Activism: What’s School Got to Do With It?” Exploring Youth Activism. Inquiring Minds: Texts and Issues for the Common Core Series. September 21, 2013. Fresno, California.

“Inquiry at the Center: Intensive Professional Development in Secondary Schools” With Linda Christensen. National Writing Project Annual Meeting. November 15, 2012. Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Who Am I?: Encouraging Student Inquiry with The House on Mango Street.” With Kris Clarke. Sandra Cisneros Symposium. January 21, 2012. Fresno, California.

National Writing Project Web Presence Retreat. May 13-15, 2011. St. Louis, Missouri.

National Writing Project Grant Reviewer. February 10-13, 2011. Berkeley, California.

San Joaquin Valley Writing Project Fellow, Summer 2006

Conference Presentations:

“’A Living Curiosity’: Documenting Julia Pastrana’s Life.” American Studies Association of Norway (ASANOR) Conference. October 28-30, 2016. Oslo, Norway.

“’Too Hot for Teens’: Sex, Social Justice, and Censorship.” Outlawed: The Naked Truth about Censored Literature for Young People. April 10-12, 2015.

“Teaching Structure by Gaming the Writing Assignment.” Central Valley Computer Using Educators Spring Conference. April 2013. O’Neals, CA.

“Questions of Travel: The Roving Experience and Cultural Exchange.” Panel with Jonathan Silverman, Ann Michaelsen, and May Lunde. ASANOR: Pre-Conference Seminar for Teachers. October 2012. Halden, Norway.

“New Genres: Using the Multigenre Text and the Graphic Novel to Promote Reading.” ASANOR. October 2012. Halden, Norway.

“Family Karma Kickback”: Genealogy and White Identity in Wendy Rose’s Itch Like Crazy.” Multiethnic Literature of the United States Conference: April 2012. San Jose, California.

“Advanced Technology Bootcamp.” Spark (Ignite/Pecha Kucha Style) Presentation with Jeromy Winter. National Writing Project Annual Conference. November 2010. Orlando, Florida.

“’Waiting to Live’: Latin@ Lives in the Borderlands of Urban Spaces.” Multiethnic Literature of the United States Conference: March 2008. Columbus, Ohio.

“’Stubborn Women’:  Aging in Chicana and Native Women’s Poetry.” Multiethnic Literature of the United States Conference:  Women Writing Rebellion: Comparative Feminist Approaches.  April 28, 2006.  Boca Raton, Florida.

“Introducing Adolescents to a Literacy Community.”  National Council of Teachers of English:  High School Matters Program.  November 21, 2003.  San Francisco, California.

“Exploring American Literacies through Multicultural Young Adult Literature.”  Yosemite Conference.  November 1, 2003.  Yosemite, California.

“’Chicana Telenovela’:  Narrative Strategies in Ana Castillo’s So Far From God.”  Western Literature Association Meetings: Chicana Imagination in the Borderlands.  October 11, 2002.  Tucson, Arizona.

“’She-Who-Brings-Happiness’:  Luci Tapahonso’s Daughters and Granddaughters.” Native American Literature Symposium.  April 13, 2002.  Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“University/High School Partnerships:  Creating a Literacy Center.”  National Council of Teachers of English.  November 16, 2001.  Baltimore, Maryland.

“My Summer as a ‘Savage’:  An Oral History of Yellowstone in the 1950s.”  Western Literature Association Meetings:  Coyotes and Other Savages.  October 27, 2000.  Norman, Oklahoma.

“Diane Glancy’s Flutie:  Learning to Speak One’s Story.” American Literature Association Conference:  MELUS Session on “Ethnic Juvenile/Children’s Literature.” May 28, 2000.  Long Beach, California.

“‘A Great Adventure of Her Own’:  Thea Kronborg’s Colorado Childhood.” Willa Cather on Mesa Verde Symposium:  Writing the West. October 22, 1999. Mesa Verde, Colorado.

“Performing Ethnicity:  The Western Diva as Native American in Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark.”  Western Literature Association Meetings:  Performance and Authorship in Cather Session.  October 1998.  Banff, Alberta, Canada.

“’The Land of Entrapment’:  Environmentalism and Race in Ana Castillo’s So Far From God and Maria Varela’s Los Ganados del Valle.”  Western Literature Association Meeting:  Kingsolver and Castillo Session.  October 18, 1997.  Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Visions and Re/Visions of the Native American in Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona.”  Southwest Symposium:  Cultural Identities and American Literature Session.  March, 1997.  Tempe, Arizona.

“Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona:  Feminine Antidotes to Conquest.” Western Literature Association Meeting:  The Turn of the Century Western Session.  October, 1996.  Lincoln, Nebraska.

“Ana Castillo’s Sapogonia:  An Anti-Romance in 3/8 Meter:  Sacrificial Violence and the Chicana.”  Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Meetings:  Women and Literature Session.  October, 1995.  Spokane, Washington.

“Rhetoric and Architecture:  Reading Antoine Predock’s Nelson Fine Arts Center.”  Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Meetings:  Literature and Other Arts Session. October, 1994.  Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Selected Professional Service, CSUF:

Faculty Mentor, Dr. Melanie Hernandez, 2015-present

Search Committee Member, American Literature with Emphasis in African American or Chican@ Literature, 2014-15

Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society) advisor, 2013-present

Academic Policy and Planning Committee, 2011-present

Assessment Committee, English Department, 2010-present

Technology Committee, College of Arts and Humanities, 2010-present

Faculty Mentor, Dr. Samina Najmi, 2006-2011

Various hiring committees (as both chair and committee member)

Curriculum Committee, College of Arts and Humanities, 2002-4

English Graduate Students Association Advisor, 1999-2004

Curriculum Committee, English Department (as both chair and member), 2000-present

Teacher Preparation Committee, English Department, 1999-present

Single Subject Coordinators Committee, 1999-2006, 2010-present 

Selected Thesis Committee Work:

Sergio Casillas. “Fashioning an Academic and Social Identity in Often-Shifting Contexts.” Third Reader.  Completed Summer 2004.

Andrew Dominguez. “The Pedagogical Implications of  New Media Epistemologies.” Third Reader. Completed Fall 2012.

Daniel Frank. “Digital Writing: Refiguring Pedagogy with Online Passionate Affinity Spaces.” Chair. Completed Fall 2013. (Winner of Fresno State’s College of Arts and Humanities Award for Outstanding Thesis and English Department nominee for Dean’s Medalist)

Katie Franzell. “Encounters with Southwest Mother Archetypes: Rebirthing Balance between the Modern and Natural World.” Chair.  Completed Spring 2004.

Matt Gomes. “College Material: Literacy, Alterity, and the Production of Race.” Third Reader. Completed Spring 2012.

Gilliann Hensley-Sanchez. “The First Year Writing Classroom & the Digital Age: Arguments for and Methods of Implementing Technology into Composition Curriculum.” Second Reader. Completed Spring 2014.

Kevin Hooge. “Language Arts Teacher Preparation and the Relevancy of Composition Studies in English Undergraduate Programs.”  Third Reader.  Completed Spring 2004.

Colleen Kent. “Breaking Chains.” Third Reader. Completed Spring 2001.

Ryan LaSalle. “Re-Imagining Creativity.”  Second Reader.  Completed Fall 2002.

Jeremy Mumford. “From Indifference to Investment: Students Read and Write Community.”  Third Reader. Completed Spring 2002.

Lea Munoz-Steele. “The Artistry of Running.” Third Reader. Completed Fall 2004.

Myshel Ortiz. “Composition Pedagogy Reform at the Two-Year College.” Third Reader. Completed Spring 2005.

Iris Ruiz. “Generation 1.5 and the Border Cultural/Linguistic Campus:  An Ethnographic Study.” Third Reader. Completed Fall 2003.

Sallie Perez Saiz. “Nepantla, The Bridging of Female Archetypes through the Space In-Between.” Chair. Completed Fall 2008.

Jessica Santillan, Undergraduate Honors Thesis. “Origin, Tricksters, and Hózhó.” Completed Spring 2012.

Jessica Santillan. Inheritance. MFA Thesis. Third Reader. Completed Spring 2015.

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