ACADEMIC & TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin, l976. English Education, Teacher Education.
M.Ed. University of Texas , Austin, 1973. English Education, Teacher Education.
B.A. Abilene Christian College , Abilene , TX (Magna Cum Laude), l969.
Major: Speech. Minors: English & Education.
University of Maryland , College Park (1976-current)
ASSISTANT CHAIR for Department of Curriculum & Instruction (2005- ) ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (1981-Present).
In 2005, I moved to a full-time position with EDCI in order to assume the assistant chair role. Prior to that I held a joint appointment between EDCI and Department of Communication. Responsibilities have featured conducting research in narrative, English education, and teacher education; teaching courses in narrative, rhetoric, adolescent literature, language arts, English methods, action research, and other education courses; advising about 15 undergraduates and 25 graduate students annually; directing the undergraduate communication education and co-directing English education programs; directing the Master's Certification Program for Curriculum & Instruction (1992-2000); directing the Speech Communication Division of the Department of Communication Arts &Theatre (l984-1986); acting as Associate Chair for Research in Department of Curriculum & Instruction (1984-1985).
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. (1976-1981).
University of Texas , Austin , Texas (1973-1976)
Graduate Teaching Assistant in Department of Curriculum and Instruction while completing doctoral degree. Responsibilites included: supervising student teachers in English and communication; teaching the English methods course and the general methods course.
Pearce Junior High School , Austin , Texas (1971-1973)
Teacher of speech, drama, and English. Director of forensics program.
Sweetwater High School , Sweetwater , Texas (1969-1971)
Teacher of speech, drama, and English. Director of forensics & theatre program.
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