Fall 2024

Section 0243 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2024

Section 2641 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 19 - Dec 13 2024

Summer 2024

Section 8319 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jun 17 - Aug 08 2024

Spring 2024

Section 4560 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Jan 29 - May 12 2024

No office hours

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,