Fall 2021

Section 1423 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Sep 07 - Dec 10 2021

Section 2421 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Sep 07 - Dec 10 2021

Section 4216 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Sep 07 - Dec 10 2021

Summer 2021

Section 8631 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jun 14 - Aug 08 2021

Section 8868 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jun 14 - Aug 08 2021

Spring 2021

Section 5988 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Feb 01 - May 16 2021

Section 6414 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Feb 01 - May 16 2021
The above section is part of the Puente Program and is linked to COUN 80, #6390 M 9-10:15am (1/27-5/11) Students are automatically enrolled in both sections. This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week. The above section is participating in the PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Specialist) Program, which provides embedded tutoring to students. . The above section is participating in the PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Specialist) Program, which provides embedded tutoring to students.

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California State University, Sacramento

Master of Arts, English Literature (2008)

Certificate in Teaching Composition (2008)


California State University, Fullerton

Postsecondary Reading and Learning Certificate (2013)


California State University, East Bay

Postsecondary Online Teaching and Learning Certificate (2017)


California State University, Sacramento

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism (2005)

Minor in Philosophy

Minor in English


Community Colleges Attended:

American River College, Sacramento, California

Shasta College, Redding, California

Academic Experience

Faculty, English Department (Fall 2013 - current)
Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma Campus

English 307 (Improvement of College Reading and Writing)
English 100 (College Reading and Writing)
English 1A (College Reading and Composition)
English 1B (Literature and Composition)
Journalism 1 (Introduction to Journalism)

Adjunct Assistant Professor, English Department (Fall 2008- Spring 2013)
Yuba College, Marysville

English/Mass Communication 20LR (News Media Production)
English 1C (Critical Thinking and Advanced Composition)
English 1B (Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature)
English 1A (College Composition and Reading)
English 51 (Preparatory Composition and Reading)
English 105R (Pre-Collegiate Composition and Reading)
English 110AR (Fundamentals of Composition 1)

Adjunct Assistant Professor, English Department (Fall 2008- Spring 2013)
Sierra College, Rocklin

English 1B (Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature)
English 1A (Introduction to Composition)
English A (Mechanics and Basic Composition)

Instructor of Record, English Department (Fall 2006- Spring 2008)
California State University, Sacramento

English 1A (College Composition)
English 1 (Basic Writing Skills)

Teaching Associate, English Department (Spring 2005)
California State University, Sacramento

English 180H (American Identities)

Journalism Instructor (Fall 2002)
American International School
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Middle School Journalism Course and Publication Production

A desire to serve society through an engagement with language initially led me to journalism; however, while working as a reporter at an English-medium newspaper in Dhaka, Bangladesh I was offered the opportunity to teach a journalism class, which was an experience that led me to become an educator. For over ten years I have been teaching English and journalism at California community colleges, and I'm thrilled to be part of the outstanding academic community at the Petaluma Campus of Santa Rosa Junior College. 


Work and Consulting Experience

Yuba College 2012 Accreditation Report (2011-2012) – As the “one-voice” writer and editor of Yuba College’s 2012 Accreditation Report, I worked with committees comprised of faculty, staff, and administrators to create a comprehensive document for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). Through the year-long process of informational meetings, reviewing research materials, and writing and editing drafts of the report, I learned about all aspects of community colleges.

Faculty Co-adviser: The Prospector; Yuba College’s Independent Student NewsSource (Mass Comm/English 20) – I am using my education and experiences in journalism to advise the staff of The Prospector. The curriculum includes concepts and applications for creating and maintaining student news sources – print and online. I have also accompanied the students on enrichment activities, including to regional publication production offices and a national conference for college newspaper staff and advisers. 

Sierra College 2012 Leadership Institute – I was part of a select group of college constituents chosen to participate in this district-wide, year-long collaboration designed to explore and implement ideas that enhance the respect, diversity, trust, communication, creativity, balance, and team building on campus. Throughout the year we made contributions at the community, district, campus, discipline, and service levels. My personal projects included expanding service learning to include multiple disciplines on campus and creating a “reading across the curriculum” course.


Professional Areas of Interest

Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Online Teaching and Learning

Service Learning Partnerships

Learning Communities / Puente

Professional Involvement and Community Service

Arts in Education Day, Sierra College (2012-2013) – I am on the steering committee for this college-wide event designed to increase awareness of the role of art in intellectual and personal development. In addition to assisting with the design and implementation of this event, I am slated to present on service learning and cultural literacy.

Service Learning Participation – I incorporate Writing Partners, an ongoing letter writing communication between college and primary or high school students, into my basic writing and college composition curricula on a regular basis. Writing Partners is a service learning project designed to enhance social awareness and educational interconnectedness. 

Event Co-Coordinator and Book Giver, World Book Night 2012 – I co-created a literacy event at a local non-profit eatery as part of World Book Night. Through a collaborative effort between Yuba College faculty and a local non-profit, we provided hundreds of free books and an array of locally produced food to students and community members during an evening of book readings and discussions.  

Presentations and Publications

Professional Writing Experiences


“One-Voice” Writer and Editor                                                           Spring 2011 – Summer 2012

Yuba College ACCJC 2012 Accreditation Report

Yuba College, Marysville


Faculty Co-adviser                                                                                    Fall 2009 - Current

The Prospector, Yuba College’s Independent Student News Source           

Yuba College, Marysville


Writing Center Intern Tutor                                                                 Spring 2008

California State University, Sacramento


Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow                                              Spring - Summer 2006

California State University, Sacramento


Freelance Writer                                                                                      Summer 2004 - Fall 2005

Inside Roseville Magazine, Roseville, CA


Staff Writer                                                                                                Summer 2002 - Fall 2003

Mountain Democrat, El Dorado County, CA


Staff Writer                                                                                                Fall 2002

Holiday Weekly, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Staff Writer and Photographer                                                            Spring - Fall 2001

Grapevine Independent, Rancho Cordova, CA


Notable Publications


Faculty Resources for Sacramento State’s Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum Program and The Community Engagement Center (2006) – I created detailed Overviews and Teaching Tools for utilizing “Writing to Learn” and “Writing Within the Disciplines” assignments to meet learning goals within varied courses and disciplines. They are available online http://www.csus.edu/wac/ and at the Community Engagement Center, at California State University, Sacramento.


Newspaper Articles -- I have published over 200 articles which cover multiple aspects of education, health, crime, and current events; however, the following publications are the most notable.

“Arsenic poisoning affects millions in Bangladesh.” Holiday Weekly 3 May 2002: A2+.


Series on Domestic Violence --


 “Domestic violence against women in El Dorado County often goes unreported.”

Mountain Democrat 26 August 2002: A1+.

“Local women speak out about domestic violence.” Mountain Democrat 28 August

2002: A1+.

 “Domestic violence: Some men seek help.” Mountain Democrat 29 August 2002:



Honors and Awards

Presentations, Reviews, and Awards



“Service Learning Across the Curriculum: Writing Partners.” Sierra College Flex Workshop.

 Sierra College, Rocklin. Fall 2013.


Seeing the Social Relevance of Writing Across the Curriculum: Utilizing Media in the

Classroom.” Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. California State

 University, Sacramento, Spring 2011.


“Alternatives to the Research Paper: Service Learning Across the Disciplines.” Writing

Across the Curriculum Campus-Wide Workshop. California State University, Sacramento, Spring 2006.



Scheider. Writing in Public Forums 1/e Pearson: New Jersey, Fall 2007.

Browne, Neil M. and Stuart M. Keeley. Asking the Right Questions 8/e Pearson: New

Jersey, Fall 2007.



Yuba College’s “Way to Go Award” (2011, 2012) – I received this award twice in recognition of being named by one or more graduating students as “the individual at Yuba College who positively impacted them the most.”


Award Co-Creator and Chairperson (2008)

The Robert J. Mino Memorial Writing Competition: “Excellence in Early Composition” – I co-created this annual opportunity for freshmen writers to be formally recognized for their writing abilities by the English Department at California State University, Sacramento.


Make a Difference 2002 Award” – The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council of El Dorado County awarded me with this in recognition of the three-part article series on domestic violence that I wrote for the Mountain Democrat newspaper.