Education and Honors

Education

M.A. English, Virginia Tech. August 1986. Blacksburg, Virginia.

  • Specialization: Writing/Teaching/Language
  • Thesis: Toward an Understanding of Medieval Bookmaking: The Case for Guy of Warwick. Committee: Anthony Colaianne (Chair), James Spisak, Dan Mosser, and Virginia Fowler.
  • Honors:
    • Cunningham Dissertation/Thesis Summer Fellowship, Graduate School, Summer 1986.
    • Tuition Scholarship, Department of English, Fall 1985 and Spring 1985.
    • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Department of English, Fall 1984 to Spring 1986, Summer 1985.

B.A. English, Virginia Tech. June 1984. Blacksburg, Virginia.

  • Honors: Dean’s List, Spring 1984, Fall 1983.

Selected Honors and Awards

Competition Organizer, Technology Product Design Competition. Computers and Writing Conference, Normal, Illinois, May 2002.

Judge, Organizational Category, Technology Product Design Competition. Computers and Writing Conference, Muncie, Indiana, May 2001.

Judge, Organizational Category, Technology Product Design Competition. Computers and Writing Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, May 2000.

Grant Recipient, “Improving Instruction Through the Evaluation of Computer-Interactive Teaching.” Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Course Release-Time Grant, Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Office of the Provost, Virginia Tech, Spring 1994.

Grant Recipient, “Empowering Women Through Practice and Training in Computer Technologies.”  Affirmative Action Inventive Grant, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office, Virginia Tech, Spring 1994.

Invited Participant, Undergraduate Curriculum and Technology Workshops. Department of English, Virginia Tech, May 1993, May 1994.

Fellow, SouthWestern Virginia Writing Project (9 hours course work). Virginia Tech. Summer 1987. (Project Title: Paradox in the Business Writing Classroom: Teaching Nonacademic Writing in the Academic Setting