I am an Instructional and Reference Librarian at Lenoir-Rhyne University's Graduate Center in Columbia, SC. I have also been a Media Specialist at Ridge View High School, Instructional Technologist at Heyward Gibbes Middle School, and part-time user services librarian at Columbia College. I taught college English for over twenty years, and online for fifteen years.

A long-time resident of South Carolina, I am a p.k. (professor's kid). I grew up in Clemson, where my father taught physics for 35 years, and I have lived in California, Florida, New York, and Italy. I began my college career in the California community college system. After studying piano performance for many years, I returned to my earlier love, foreign languages, and earned my B.A. in Italian Literature with a German minor from Florida State University and studies in Spanish and French. At The Citadel, I earned an M.A.E. in English and Secondary Education. I studied British and American Literature at the University of South Carolina, and completed my M.L.I.S. in 2011. In 2014, I completed my certificate in School Media Studies.

A few of my academic and professional interests include:

  • project-based learning
  • web 2.0 technologies and emerging technologies
  • oral history
  • writing in digital media
  • digital storytelling
  • multiple literacies, both traditional and digital
  • online education and technology 
  • diverse student populations

Teaching is my passion. I want to see my students bring together their experiences, information and ideas to make meaning. I hope to encourage in my students habits of inquiry, analysis and reflection, and I strive to help them develop strong information literacy skills, and strong communication skills for a variety of media, genres, purposes, and audiences. 

 

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