Adjunct Faculty

Year Started at JMU: 2012

Contact Info


M.Ed., Concentration in English Secondary Education, James Madison University, 1991

B.A., Communication Arts and History; Secondary Education certificate in English, Speech, Journalsim, Drama, and History, Madison College, 1977

Professional Focuses

Critical reading, critical writing, and digital writing assignments  


"Making Subject Matter Live: Linking British Literature and Culture" in Virginia English Bulletin, Fall 1991

"Rebuilding Plot to Encourage Higher Order Thinking" in Virginia English Bulletin, Fall 1991

Five Alternatives to the Traditional Book Report” in Virginia English Bulletin, Spring 1993 

“Literary Analysis: Transforming a Herculean Endeavor into a Pleasant Pursuit” in “Teaching Ideas” column of English Journal, National Council of Teachers of English, March 1997 

“Becoming Newly Literate in the Information Age: Using Print, Broadcast, and Film ‘Texts’ to Promote Critical Thinking” in Virginia English Bulletin, Fall 2003

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