The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (English Education)
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Master's)
Currently, I serve as an Assistant Professor of English at Cuyahoga Community College teaching College Composition/Honors College Composition courses as well as literature courses. I am also a graduate of the Ohio State University with a Baccalaureate of Science in Comprehensive English Education (with certification for grades 6-12) in 1986 and a Master of Arts in English in 1992 covering areas of early eighteenth American/African American, nineteenth and twentieth century American, African American, British and World literature focusing on a variety of genres including film, science fiction, fantasy fiction, mystery and suspense fiction, and adolescent fiction, creative writing, poetry, and drama.
My background also includes coverage of mid-to-late-nineteenth century living history particularly on the Civil War and the Black man in battle. In conjunction, I am also a Civil War re-enactor and was a participant in Tri-Star Studio’s Academy-Award winning film Glory (1989), starring Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick, and Morgan Freeman; I am a member of the Franklin County Fifth Ohio U.S.C.T—United States Color Troop—a living history non-profit organization, re-established circa 1990, in Columbus, Ohio.
I have written two articles for CCC’s Faculty Symposiums: “Epic Travel and the African American Character in Science Fiction Literature, Film, and Television,” (February 2000) and “From Slavery to Suburbia: The Literary Artistry of Sharon Draper” (March 2002). Also, I wrote a third article, “The African American Character in Science Fiction Literature, Television, and Film,” published online (8 April 2004). From 2008 - 2010, I developed two college courses in literature: Introduction to Science Fiction and Introduction to Horror Fiction and Dark Fantasy for next year; the science fiction course was inaugurated fall 2014. In June of 2009, I was one of four CCC faculty who taught a workshop on the approaches to teaching African American literature focusing on several novels of Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. In June 2010 the following summer, I facilitated a workshop on how to teach science fiction and horror literature for local high school teachers. During my sabbatical in 2012, I developed a third course in urban literature and film that will explore the concept of “Blaxploitation” in fiction, poetry, drama per circa the 1970s. Currently, I am pursuing a doctoral program in literature.
I am a proven facilitator of learning and knowledge with twenty-eight years teaching in English at both the secondary and collegiate education levels, a strong background in curriculum development, creative writing, scholarly research and research writing, technical writing and editing, business communication and career planning.
For two years with Wilberforce University's CLIMB Program, I facilitated workshops on career planning, development and resume writing.
At your earliest convenience, please contact me if you require assistance per tutoring with your English skills. Currently, I serve as an Assistant Professor of English at Cuyahoga Community College teaching College Composition/Honors College Composition courses as well as literature courses. I am also a graduate of the Ohio State University with a Baccalaureate of Science in Comprehensive English Education (with certification for grades 6-12) in 1986 and a
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I taught career planning and development for two years (1995-1997) as a professor for the Wilberforce University CLIMB Program for students studying business management.