M.S., Teaching English as a Second Language, Cal State Fullerton
B.A. English, Literature, Cal State Long Beach
Areas of Specialization
Workforce education; basic skills English for reading and writing; ESL pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing
Generation 1.5, collaborative learning, contextualized learning for a vocation
Courses Taught at UCCS
ENGL 1300: Rhetoric and Writing, Stretch A
ENGL 1305: Rhetoric and Writing, Stretch B
Papers and Presentations
"Using semantic maps to enhance multiple word meaning instruction." Poster presented at the CATESOL Chapter Professional Development Workshop, Biola University, October 23, 2010.
"Teaching Generation 1.5 in ESL." Paper presented at the AAEE Fourth Annual Conference on Literature, Culture, and Languages, April 15, 2010.
"“A Reading Comprehension Lesson Plan Designed for a High-Intermediate Vocational ESL Adult Course for Health Care." Paper presented at the California Community Colleges Academic Senate's Conference on Strengthening Student Success: Basic Skills and Beyond, October 1-3, 2008.