Many years! Many degrees and certificates. I love learning and taking courses!


Capella University
Ph.D., Education - Professional Studies
Dissertation: The Millennial Milieu: A Study of Instructional Strategies
2003 Ѕ█__ 2008

University of California, Riverside
GATE Certification, Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented, Graduate
1988 Ѕ█__ 1990

University of California, Riverside
BCLAD Certificate, Language, Graduate
1985 Ѕ█__ 1986
Activities and Societies: Earned Special Certification for instruction of English Language Learners

M.A., Education, United States International University
Concentration: K-12 Education/Reading and Writing Connection
Thesis: A Study of A Detention Program in a Middle School in Salinas, California

B.A, English, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA Concentration: English Literature and Composition/Psychology

Academic Experience: 

I have taught in four states and throughout California in university, four-year college, and community college setting.

Adjunct Professor in English

Santa Rosa Junior College
January 2009 Ѕ█__ Present (4 years 6 months)|Santa Rosa, CA
English 5, 1A, 1B, 302, 100
Blended and Face-to-Face

William Jessup University
March 2003 Ѕ█__ October 2011 (8 years 8 months)|Rocklin, CA
Professor - English Composition, World Mythology, C.S. Lewis, American Lit, Sci/Fi Lit, Steam Punk Lit, Journalism
Adviser - The InQuarry (Student Newspaper)
Warrior Writing Center Coordinator
Online, hybrid, blended, Face-to-Face

Capella University
2008 Ѕ█__ 2009 (1 year)
Presented on Generational Learning Styles and Behaviors.

Instructor, English
Sierra College
August 2001 Ѕ█__ August 2005 (4 years 1 month)|Rocklin, CA
English 057
English 11
Professor, presenter, consultant, researcher

* Continuing research of generations and their interconnectedness
* Continuing presentations on instructional technology and the value of using social media to enhance instruction
* Continuing presentations on effective instruction for f2f, blended, hybrid, online
* Ongoing research on the Millennial Generation student
* Working on three books directed toward three different audiences.

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Activities, Affiliations, and Certifications: Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ Principal Consultant, Advanced Knowledge Consulting Ѕ█__ Generational Differences and Technology Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ Director of Writing, William Jessup University Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ Campus Technology Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ EDUCAUSE Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ LearningTimes network Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ Wimba * NCTE - National Council of Teachers of English Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ CCCC - Conference on College Composition and Communication Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ AACU Ѕ█__ Association of American Colleges and Universities Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ TCR Ѕ█__ Teachers College Record Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ IRA - International Reading Association, NRA - National Reading Association, and CRA - California Reading Association Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ Pew Research Center Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ Houghton-Mifflin Reviewer for Eduspace online component for college composition Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ C. S. Lewis Society Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ Socrates in the City (San Francisco Chapter) Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ SCBWI Ѕ█__ Society of Children__s Book Writers and Illustrators Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ Certificate of Advanced Study in teaching ESL Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ CLAD Certificate Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ GATE Certificate Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ BTSA Certificate Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ Multiple Subject Credential (California Clear Life)

Presentations and Publications: 


The Three Little Pua'a
Island Heritage
December 1, 1998
In this adaptation of The Three Little Pigs, three little pua__a do their best to find the perfect homes on the Big Island of Hawai__i while trying to escape the hungry mo__o, a giant lizard in Hawaiian folklore. It has an emphasis on native Hawaiian language. The book also contains a glossary, maps, and cut-out puppets.

The Three Little Pua'a Meet The Menehune
Island Heritage Publishing
January 15, 2000
In this adaptation of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, the three little pua__a travel the Island of Mau__i and are confronted on one of the bridges to Hana by a Menehune. It has an emphasis on the Pidgin dialect. The book also contains a glossary, maps, and cut-out puppets.

The Millennial Milieu: A Study of Instructional Strategies(Link)
Berkeley Press
August 1, 2008
The Millennial Generation-age student population comprises the majority of learners in the traditional setting of higher education, whereas the faculty population is comprised of a majority from the Boomer Generation. The Millennial learner has been characterized as optimistic, team-oriented, and technologically savvy. With technology quickly becoming a cornerstone of the learning environment,...

Honors and Awards: 

Honors & Awards
Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ KXTV Sacramento NEWS 10 Teacher of the Year 2003
Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ KXTV Sacramento NEWS 10 Teacher of the Month Ѕ█__ November 2002
Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ McGraw Hill Rhetoric Symposium Member, Fall 2006
Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ DROVLA Award Winner for Multicultural Activities
Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ Finalist for Monterey County Teacher of the Year
Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ Nominated for Monterey County Harden Excellence in Teaching Award
Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ Nominated for Disney Teacher of the Year
Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ Commendation for Parent Teacher Association support and involvement (Santa Rita District)
Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ First Author chosen for Aloha Airlines Aloha Bear Program to promote literacy
Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ 2004 Newspapers in Education Classroom Award Winner
Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ Riverside County Office of Education representative in the University of California-Los Angeles Madeline Hunter Teacher Effectiveness Training
Ѕ█А_К____Л_____┴Ѕ█А_К__ US Army Grassroots Education Board
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