I have been teaching English full-time here at El Camino College
since 1988, and I love what I do: introducing students to readings
that inspire, provoke, and entertain. I also love helping students
to write, with feeling and conviction, and to discover their own
voice--and the power it can have.
taught the full range of composition and creative writing classes,
I now generally teach English 1A, 1B, and 1C, including honors sections.
My favorite literature classes to teach include Film and Literature,
Survey of English Literature I and II, Shakespeare, Fiction (Short
Story and Novel), and Poetry. My writing background includes years
as a journalist on The Spectrum in Buffalo, New York.
co-author of Between Worlds, A Reader, Rhetoric, and Handbook (with
Melinda Barth), I welcome you to stop by our office at MBBM-104B
to talk about any of the readings or topics in the text.
I am not teaching, reading, or writing, I like traveling to new
destinations and camping in national parks with my three guys (husband
and two sons). Favorite activities include biking, hiking, swimming,
snorkeling, and moving to music.
Camino College, '88-present: teach composition and lit courses
Marymount College, '78-'88: Chair, English and Honors
State University at Fullerton, '77
State University of New York at Buffalo, '75-'77
PhD English, State University of New York
MA English, University of Wisconsin at Madison
BA English, State University of New York at Buffalo
committee directed by Leslie Fiedler
MA in English, University of Wisconsin at Madison
BA in English, State University of New York at Buffalo
Studied fiction writing with John Barth