TESOL Columbia Teachers College, 2016-2017, Certificate in Teaching English to Second and Other Language Learners, with a final overall grade of 92, and the course equivalent of 28 Continuing Education credits.
M.A. in Liberal Studies, concentration in English. GRADUATE CENTER OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, February 2004. Thesis: “Princess, Witch and Fairy Tale: Dissociated Aspects of the Self and the Journey toward Feminine Wholeness.”
B.A. in English, BROOKLYN COLLEGE/CUNY, June 1996, minor in Psychology. Co- Editor and writer: Hatikvah - Jewish student newspaper, 1994-96.
Certificate of completion for the Teaching of Grammar and Syntax Seminar in CUNY Faculty Development, BROOKLYN COLLEGE/CUNY, taught by Professors Carole Rose Livingston & Trudy Katzer, Spring 2000.
Adjunct lecturer, New York City Technical College/CUNY, Fall 2006-present. Responsibilities include: teaching English Composition 1011, 1121 courses. The emphasis is on close readings of texts, clarity in writing paragraphs, summaries, and essays, and upon grammar and syntax. The themes of the outsider or outcast in society, men, women & power as seen in related stories and articles, and 18th century women writers are often used.
Adjunct lecturer, ASA College, Manhattan campus, Summer 2018- present. Teaching English Composition 1 & 2, Speech, Sociology, Ethics (as needed) to a diverse body of students.
Writing Consultant, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Fall 2008-Spring 2019. Helped engineering students refine the language in lab reports to communicate more effectively with the scientific community.
Adjunct lecturer, Medgar Evers College/CUNY, Spring 2010-2015. Responsibilities included teaching English Composition 112 and 150. The focus was on writing essays and a final research paper assignment.
Adjunct lecturer, Bronx Community College/CUNY, Fall 2008-2009. Responsibilities included teaching ACT preparation classes to returning adult and incoming freshman students.
Adjunct lecturer, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ, Fall 2007. Taught second level literature-in-writing composition courses based on critical reading and discussion of short stories, plays and poetry.
Adjunct lecture, Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY, Spring 2006, 2008. Taught English 101 and 201 based on literary anthologies.
Adjunct lecturer, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, Fall 2006. Taught introductory composition classes based on departmental texts.
Adjunct lecturer, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Fall 2004-spring 2005. Taught Composition & Rhetoric and Basic Writing, emphasizing essay writing, critical reading of Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf, and other literary works.
Adjunct lecturer, Empire State College/SUNY–Manhattan campus, Fall 2004-spring 2005. Taught “Literature and Society,” based on Kafka’s Metamorphosis and John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row.
Adjunct lecturer, College of New Rochelle–Brooklyn campus, Fall 2003-Spring 2007. Taught introductory composition courses to returning adult students based on personal experiences using the works of Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Toni Morrison.
Adjunct lecturer, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Fall 2001.
Taught English Composition 1, emphasizing essay writing, critical reading, and passing the CPE.
Adjunct lecturer, Kingsborough Community College/CUNY, Fall 1999-Spring 2003. Taught remedial English courses and prepared students to pass the ACT.