Fall 2020

Section 0762 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
The section above will include optional online meetings; details will be shared in the course syllabus. Please note the 8/31 start date. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 1387 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
The section above will include optional online meetings; details will be shared in the course syllabus. Please note the 8/31 start date. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Summer 2020

Section 8931 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jun 15 - Aug 09 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. This section will include optional online meetings; details will be shared in the course syllabus. VA Approved

Spring 2020

Section 4299 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020

Section 4357 of ENGL50
English 1A Support Course -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020
The above section offers students support in college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to help them succeed in English 1A. Students who enroll in English 50 are automatically co-enrolled in English 1A with the same instructor.

Section 4788 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020

Section 4794 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020
The above section of English 1A is a co-requisite for English 50. Students are automatically enrolled in both English 1A and English 50 with the same instructor. English 50 offers students support in college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to help them succeed in English 1A.

B.A. University of California at Berkeley, English and Celtic Studies
M.A San Francisco State University, English
Ph.D University of Miami, English
Academic Experience
Adjunct Faculty, English Department, Santa Rosa Junior College, 2013-Present
Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, University of San Francisco, 2012- Present
Adjunct Faculty, Writing and Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Management,
University of San Francisco, 2008-2012
Core Faculty, Humanities Program, New College of California, 2002-2007
I was born in San Francisco and grew up in San Bruno, California as the child of Irish immigrants. I am the first generation in my family to attend College. When I started going to College, I thought I was going to be a Biology major, but I was forever changed by what I found there -- the opportunity to read, write and learn more about literature and culture. I quickly realized that I had found my passion, and I graduated with a double major in English and Celtic Studies. As a result of that experience and my experiences as a teacher, I believe in the idea that College is a powerful location for exploration, learning and reflection. I look forward to exploring the world of reading, writing and critical thinking with you!
Professional Areas of Interest
Post-colonial literature and theory, Immigration and Diaspora Studies, Gender studies,
Irish and Irish-American literature, history and culture, Oral History, Early California theatre, San Francisco literature and history.
Professional Involvement and Community Service
CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication)
MLA (Modern Language Association)
ACIS (American Conference for Irish Studies)

Co-Producer, Irish-American Crossroads Festival
Co-Director, Irish Oral History Archive of the San Francisco Bay Area


Presentations and Publications
Recent Conference Presentations

"Leaving and Finding Home: Irish Oral History Archive of the San Francisco Bay Area," ACIS West Conference, San Francisco, September 2013.

"The Irish Stage in San Francisco, 1850-1859," ACIS National Conference,Chicago, April 2013.

"Irish Theatre in San Francisco during the Gold rush Decade: 1850-1859," ACIS West Conference, Brigham Young University, Park City, Utah, October 2012.
Honors and Awards
Fellowship, ___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын___Б_Ѕ█__Ireland: Boston or Berlin,___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын__хтхЅ█А_К___Е Summer Seminar,
Keogh Institute for Irish Studies, Dublin

NEH Grant, ___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын___Б_Ѕ█__Anglo-Irish Identities: 1600-1800,___ЕЅ█А_К__Ѕ█А_К____Л______ын__хтхЅ█А_К___Е Summer Seminar,
Notre Dame University,