Teaching Highlights

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Simon Fraser University — Writing Services Coordinator at the Student Learning Commons, July 2013 – current (and 2006 – 2008)

  • Develop and facilitate general writing workshops (such as Top 10 Things to Know About Academic Writing) and discipline-specific workshops.
  • Train and mentor undergraduate peers in supporting student writing
  • Work with faculty on integrating writing into curricula
  • Coordinate SFU tutoring staff (and contribute to training) for Writeaway.ca, a pilot online tutoring service

Writing Consultancy

  • Develop and facilitate custom writing workshops for professionals. Clients have included several UBC departments, the Editors’ Association of Canada (BC Chapter), and both public and private-sector organizations in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, and Whistler.

The University of British Columbia, 2008 – 2013

  • Writing Centre / Continuing Studies: designed and taught online versions of Getting Ahead with Grammar, Writing with Style, Writing for Graduate Students; taught Advanced Composition (classroom and online)
  • Faculty of Forestry, Wood Products and Processing: designed and taught a discipline-specific writing & communications course
  • Faculty of Applied Science: taught technical writing
  • Sauder School of Business: Lecturer, Business Writing (and designed/coordinated Sauder’s first discipline-specific writing course)

The University of Winnipeg, 1994 – 2007 (selected courses)

  • Fall 2007: Strategies for Technical/Professional Communication Online (as distance-education contract faculty)
  • Winter 2007: Rhetoric & the World Wide Web Online (as distance-education contract faculty)
  • Spring 2006: Rhetorical Criticism (classroom & online)
  • Winter 2006: Rhetoric & the WWW Online; Contemporary Communication Theories (classroom & online)
  • Winter 2005: Strategies for Technical & Professional Communication Online
  • 2002 & 2003: Professional Style and Editing
  • Pre 2003: Academic Writing (AW) in the Social Sciences; AW Multidisciplinary; Courses in Women’s Studies

I have also taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY; Langara College in Vancouver, BC; and the UBC Dept. of English.



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