I am a native Californian, and after growing up (mostly) in San Diego, I received a BA in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley. After leaving Berkeley, I moved to New York City and received an MA in Teaching English from Columbia University Teachers College, while student teaching at Adlai Stevenson High School in the Bronx. When my MA was complete, I came to the Borough of Manhattan Community College, and while I was teaching there I worked toward my Ph.D. in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, which I received in 2000. I reached the rank of Professor of English before leaving BMCC, and I taught every level of English that BMCC offers, from the most basic developmental courses to the most advanced literature and composition electives. I've also taught at Pratt Institute and the Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy at the New School and I've been involved in the CUNY Online Baccalaureate from the very early stages. I currently teach Science Fiction in the Online Bac program, and I'm on the faculty of the CUNY Graduate Center's Certificate Program in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.
In summer 2007 I joined CUNY's Macaulay Honors College as Director of Technology and Learning and in September 2010 was promoted to Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning and Technology at Macaulay. I'm very proud to be a part of this unique program.
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