My educational background reflects both my abiding interest in literature and my professional commitment to teaching students how to discover the authority of their own written voices. Shortly after arriving in the Finger Lakes region with my husband and young sons in 1986, I enrolled as a graduate student in the English Department at SUNY Cortland. While pursuing my graduate degree, I had the great fortune to study under the capable guidance of Mary Lynch Kennedy, who once directed the Ithaca College Writing Program – the precursor to our current department. After teaching for two years in the English Department at SUNY Cortland, I started my teaching career at Ithaca College in 1999. To support the growing need for ESOL instruction at Ithaca College, I began teaching designated language support classes for international students in 2012, which has proven to be an extraordinarily rewarding professional endeavor.
- ESOL instruction
- academic writing
- grammar and usage
Degrees / Certification
- TESOL Advanced Certification, American TESOL Institute, 2012
- M.A. English, SUNY Cortland, 1998
- B.A. English, SUNY Empire State, 1992