Full-Time Instructor

English Department

Clackamas Community College

19600 Molalla Avenue

Oregon City, Oregon 97045

(503) 594-3258







Clackamas Community College, English Department
19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045 (503) 594-3262
Carol Burnell, Chair
Duration of employment: 9/06-present (Full-Time Faculty), 6/03-9/06, 9/02-3/03, 9/97-6/98


Clark College, English Department
1800 East McLoughlin Boulevard, Vancouver, Washington 98663 (360) 992-2637
Jill Darley-Vanis, Adjunct Coodinator
Duration: 9/15-3/16, 6/08-8/08, 6/07-8/07, 9/04-8/06 (Full-Time Temporary Faculty), 9/03-8/04, 3/03-6/03, 9/02-12/02, 9/97-12/97


Marylhurst University, Department of English Literature and Writing & Liberal Arts Core Program
PO Box 261, 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst, Oregon 97036 (503) 699-6268
Meg Roland, Chair of English Literature and Writing & Simeon Dreyfuss, Chair of Liberal Arts
Duration: 3/12-6/12, 3/11-6/11, 3/10-6/10, 1/09-3/09, 3/08-6/08, 3/07-6/07, 1/06-3/06, 9/02-12/04


Lower Columbia College, Department of Language & Literature
1600 Maple, P.O. Box 3010, Longview, Washington 98632 (360) 442-2370
Steve Alkazin, Professional Partner (2003)
Duration: 3/03-6/03


Hokkaido International School
5-jo 19-chome 1-55 Hiragishi, Toyohira-ku Sapporo 062-0935 Japan, 011-81-11-816-5000
Wayne Rutherford, Headmaster (2000)
Duration: 8/00-12/00


University of Maine, English Department
304A Neville Hall, Orono, Maine 04469 (207) 581-3822
Tony Brinkley, Chair (2000)
Duration: 1/99-5/00


Colby College, Department of English
5261 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, Maine 04901 (207) 872-3622
Douglas Archibald, Chair (2000)
Duration: 8/99-5/00


Kennebec Valley Technical College, Department of Social Sciences & Humanities
92 Western Avenue, Fairfield, Maine 04937 (207) 453-2000
Suzanne Joy, Chair (1999)
Duration: 1/99-7/99


Mt. Hood Community College, Language and Literature Department
2600 SE Stark St., Gresham, Oregon 97030 (503) 667-7290
Kathryn Thomas, Chair (1998)
Duration: 9/97-6/98


Mississippi State University, English Department

Drawer E, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762 (601) 325-3644
Matt Little, Chair (1997)
Duration: 8/96-5/97 (Graduate Teaching Assistant)




Chair/Co-Chair, Clackamas Community College English Department Creative Writing Brain Trust

Duration: 2012-present


Clackamas Community College Representative and Technology Officer, Oregon Writing and English Advisory Committee


Duration: 2/10-present


Writing Tutor, Clackamas Community College Writing Center
Carol Burnell, Director
Duration:  4/07-present


Member, Clackamas Community College English Department Textbook Committee

Duration: 1/09-present


Lead Instructor for Writing 101 and Writing 121, Clackamas Community College English Department

Duration: 2010-present


Co-Director and Co-Owner (with Angie Hughes), Portland World Theatre
(503) 367-2541

Duration: 2002-present


Member, Clackamas Community College, College Council

Duration: 9/15-present


Supervisor, Clackamas Community College Writer Laureate

Duration: 2012-2014


Co-Chair, Onsite Director, Presenter, Facilitator, Compose, Clackamas Community College English Department Writing Conference

Duration: 2012-2014


Editor in Chief, Clackamas Literary Review

Clackamas Community College



Duration: 8/08-6/14


Member, Clackamas Community College Instructional Standards and Procedures Committee

Duration: 9/09-6/14


Co-Facilitator (with Kate Gray), Let's Talk About It: Making Tracks

Canby Public Library, 292 N. Holly, Canby, OR 97013

Hanna Hofer, Library Public Relations

Duration: 9/10-1/11


Panelist, Portland State University English Department Graduate Literary Organization

405 Neuberger Hall, Portland, Oregon 97207

Jennifer Davis, GLO Co-Coordinator (2008)

Duration: 11/08, 11/07

(As an invited panelist, I spoke to English Graduate Students about my teaching experience and offered professional advice.)

Member, Clackamas Community College 2008/2009 Strategic Priorities Task Force

Shelly Parini, Dean of College Advancement, (503) 594-3015

Duration: Spring term 2008

(The committee revised and strengthened the CCC Institutional Planning & Assessment Documents.)


Online Teaching Experience

I am skilled in using the Moodle, Blackboard, Angel, and WebCT platforms for online teaching, as well as WordPress for blogs and hand coding HTML and Microsoft Office FrontPage for websites.


Member, Clackamas Community College English Department Four-Credit Composition Conversion Committee
Trista Cornelius, Committee Chair
Duration:  10/07-6/08

(Planning the move to four-credit composition courses in fall 2008, our committee examined course standards, catalog descriptions, and transfer credit compatibility.)


Member, Clark College English Department Composition Committee
Joe Pitkin, Committee Chair
Duration: 1/06-6/06

(Our committee initiated the data-gathering phase of the English department outcomes assessment project by designing a common grading rubric so that we could calibrate our responses and move towards a department-wide grade norming session.)


Clark College English Department Faculty Webpage Redesign
Duration: 1/06-6/06

(As the college expanded its online distance learning community, the English Department needed a stronger web presence, so I pledged to update and expand the department’s faculty webpages.)


Member, Clark College English Department English 098, Writing Fundamentals, Standard Learning Objectives Assessment Committee
Gail Robinson, Committee Chair
Duration:  1/05-6/05

(Anticipating the move to five-credit composition courses, our committee refined the Standard Learning Objectives, as well as assignment and syllabi options, to ensure that incoming adjuncts would fulfill department requirements.)


Facilitator, Colby College Residence Hall Seminar
Office of the Dean of Students, Residential Life
Duration: 9/99-12/99
(I led a weekly, semester-long discussion group focusing on the student-chosen book, Tuesdays With Morrie)


Writing Tutor, Portland Community College, Cascade Learning Center
Student Services Building 215, Portland, Oregon 97217 (503) 978-5263
Don Ebert, Director
Duration: 9/97-6/98
(I focused on the composition and speech skills of primarily Asian and Hispanic non-native English speakers)


Computer Lab Supervisor, Mississippi State University English Department
Matt Little, Chair (1997)
Duration: 8/96-5/97


Fiction Co-Editor, Jabberwock, Mississippi State University’s Literary Journal
Matt Little, Chair (1997)
Duration: 8/96-5/97


Graduate Assistant, Mississippi State University Honors Program
Jack White, Director

Duration: 8/95-5/96




Bernard English School
Matsushiro 3-13-3, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki-ken, 305-0035 Japan

Steve Titford (2003)
Duration: 8/01-5/02


NCB English Language Institute
Sapporo Hokushin Bldg. 7F, South 1-West 6 Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0061

Adrian Cain (2002)
Duration: 2/01-7/01


Kumon Motomachi Kita
Sapporo, Japan

011-81-11-783-7553 / 090-8706-6818
Keiko Ishi
Duration: 9/00-6/01




Master of Arts in English

Concentration in Creative Writing

Thesis: Anything Is Better Than Nothing, with critical introduction (Director: Dr. T. Price Caldwell)

Mississippi State University, May 1997


Bachelor of Science

Major: English

Minor: Speech Communication

Western Oregon State College, June 1994




Editor in Chief, Clackamas Literary Review, Clackamas Community College, 2008-2014


Editor and Webmaster, Memory Cue.


Poetry published in Snark: State University of New York at Stony Brook’s Journal of Poetry and Translation, 1998.


Short Fiction published in The Jabberwock Review, Mississippi State University’s Literary Journal, 1996.


Winner, Best Prose Award, The Northwest Passage, Western Oregon State College’s Journal of Literature and Art, 1994.




Panelist, “Teaching the Literary Magazine in the Two-Year College,” The Association of Writers and Writing Programs 2012 Annual Conference & Bookfair, Chicago, Illinois, February 2012




Member, The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)


Member, Two-Year College English Association of the Pacific Northwest (TYCA-PNW)


Member, Oregon Education Association (OEA)




Judge, Sapporo-Portland Sister City Oratorical Contest
Sapporo, Japan, 2000.


Evaluator, Short fiction produced in Susan Kenney’s Creative Writing class
Colby College, 2000.


Judge, Writing Contest
Mississippi State University, 1998.


House and General Coordinator, Southern Literary Festival
Mississippi State University, 1997.


Story Nomination, Scribner’s Best Short Stories of College Programs
Mississippi State University, 1996.


Story Nomination, Associated Writing Programs Project
Mississippi State University, 1996.


Invited Fiction Reading, University Student Symposium
Mississippi State University, 1996.


Member of Sigma Tau Delta Honorary English Society, Xi Kappa Chapter
Mississippi State University.




Sue Mach, Chair (2014-2016), English Department
Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

(503) 594-3262, suema@clackamas.edu


David Mount, Chair (2010-2013), English Department
Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

(503) 594-3265, davidmo@clackamas.edu


Kate Gray, Chair (2008-2010), English Department, Clackamas Community College (Retired)


Joe Pitkin, Composition Coordinator (2007), English Department

Clark College, 1800 East McLoughlin Boulevard, Vancouver, Washington 98663

(360) 992-2407, jpitkin@clark.edu


Updated: 25 Jan. 2016 (through 25 Mar. 2016)