Personal Biography Statement
Initially, I began using online technology in the writing courses I taught for the College of Business and Public Administration, at California State University, San Bernardino. That was back before the Internet and Windows technology. No mouse to point-and-click. It was all done with Unix keyboard commands. The students and I used 15 Unix machines (ugh) in the basement of the Library. They hated it, but I KNEW then there was something to online technology.
As one of the "pioneers" in online learning at the Cal State system, I worked on several grants to develop online courses. All of this, however, does not mean I know all there is to know about online learning. Because as the technology grows and changes, so do I, and I keep learning.
MA, with Honors, English Composition, California State University, San Bernardino
BA English, California State University, San Bernardino
--. Grant Development & Management, College of Extended Learning, California State University, San Bernardino
--. Summer Scholars Institute, San Jose State University: training in web-based learning
--. Summer Scholars Institute, California State University, Chancellorís Office: training in web-based learning
--. Lily Foundation Summer Fellowship: Urban Training Center, Chicago
--. Developing Online Management 306: Using WebCT (subsequently re-designed for Blackboard), California State University, San Bernardino
--. First Virtual Summer Session, California State University System-wide
--. Using Technology to Supplement Courses, California State University System-wide
--. Learning Styles Inventories & Groups, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
--. Internet Research, Distance Learning Center, Thousand Oaks, CA
--. Excellence in Service and Teaching Award, California State University, San Bernardino
--. Lifetime Teaching Credential in English, California Community Colleges
--. Inland Empire Computer Users Group Newsletter, Editor, San Bernardino, CA
--. Editor, Walnut Street Press, Parker, CO
The Women's Code of Wisdom (2009)
In 2005, my husband, Jim, and I moved back to Colorado (Jim also teaches at Metro). We live out in the country, about 50 minutes from campus. This allows us the best of both worlds: teaching in beautiful downtown Denver and a peaceful country setting in which to live and write. I love to write. And I love teaching others to write. With my Masters degree in English Composition, I've been teaching college and university writing courses for well over 20 years. I know I'm one of those weird types who likes writing. If youíre not, I understand--but you'd still have to write in one of my courses.
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