I have consistently been active in service work in both my academic and social environments.  Concentrations of administrative service have been in program management and improvement, writing committees, curriculum development, disability and academic appeals, assisting at-risk students, advocating for low-income students with families, admissions, hiring, managing arts competition involvement, and  union support.


Chair of Faculty Senate, 2017-2018
Co-Chair of the Institutional Planning Council, 2017-2018
Academic Administrative Council Member, 2016-2018
Undergraduate Curriculum and Standards Committee ex officio member as Faculty Senate Chair, 2017-2018
Appointments Committee ex officio member as Faculty Senate Chair, 2017-2018
Camp HNU volunteer committee member, 2017
Director, The Writer’s Craft Graduate English Program, 2014-2017
Graduate Curriculum and Standards Committee Member, 2014-2017
Vice Chair of Faculty Senate, 2016-2017
Chair of Faculty Welfare Committee, 2016-2017
Academic Affairs Subcommittee Member, 2016-2017
Institutional Planning Council Member, 2016-2017
Chair of Graduate Curriculum and Standards Committee, 2015-2016
Admission and Admissions Policy Senate Committee Member, 2015-2016
Core Competency Committee ad hoc participant, CETL, Spring 2015
The Writer’s Craft Consultant, assessing current program, making recommendations for changes, connecting with writers and writing programs in the area, and guiding the marketing a more attractive MA, Holy Names University, 2013-14

Merritt Writing Program
Academic Review Committee (ARC) Committee Member, 2012- 2014
Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize Regional Judge Committee Organizer, 2010- 2013
The Professional Development Reading Group (Faculty Instructional Group), Merced, Fall 2012
Reader for New Hires Committee arm of the Personnel Committee Member, Spring 2012
Curriculum Development: Writing 1 “language / cultural diversity” emphasis (Fall 2011); “Workshop in Professional Writing, Grant Writing” (Fall 2011); Writing 10 “American literature and culture” emphasis class concentrating on skills of interpreting readings through multiple perspectives (Spring 2012 hybrid course); 2011 – 2012
New Hires Committee arm of the Personnel Committee Member, Merritt Writing Program, University of California, Merced, Spring 2009

Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize Judge Committee Organizer and Contest Judge, Prizes Office, Spring 2010
Representative to Graduate Assembly Student Parent Taskforce, including editing Academic Senate “Graduate Council Student Parent Policies” documents for academic accommodations;  Family Student Housing Representative for Priority Transfer Process, 2003 – 2004
Mentor and Advisor to undergraduate parents, and Consultant for family housing grant applications and proposals, 2002 – 2003
Writer contributing language, written narratives and financial documents for Financial Aid’s reassessment of “Family Maintenance Expenses,” 2002
Grant-writer, UC Village Student Family Housing, grant analyst and writer for funding targeted toward increasing affordability of student family housing for low-income and at-risk groups, and recreational programs.  Designed potential interaction of HUD and the University of California for federally subsidized family housing, 2001
Graduate Appeal Writer through the Disabled Students’ Program, 2000
Curriculum Designer:  created the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in American Urban Poetics: conceptualization; faculty, curriculum, and constituent field development;  administrative organization with the Committee on Interdisciplinary Programs of the Graduate Council, 1998 – 1999
Graduate Student Representative/Reader for Graduate Admissions in Geography, 1996 and 1997
Building Representative, Smyth-Fernwald Family Housing, 1996 and 1997

Director of University Writing Program, 2005 – 2006
Initiator and Director of the Bridge Program Development Taskforce, with graduate student researchers, created the program designed to access bright at-risk teenagers to University classes and mentorship (based on Upward Bound), 2005 – 2006
Mentor for graduate student analysis of multiple conference panels, 2005 – 2006

California Faculty Association Executive Council Member, Secretary, 2005
Student Advocate (Academic and Disability Appeals), 2004 – 2005
Writing Program Committee Member (Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing in the Disciplines, Graduate Writing Examination), 2004 – 2005

Founding publisher, Redwood Coast Press, 1995 – 2014
Film Producer, Dreamin’ Inc. Films, Toronto, 1987 – 1989

Organizer and Mediator:  independently organized and mediated open-forum discussion and question period between striking part-time faculty and administration, for student awareness, 1984

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