Ph.D., English, Rhetoric & Composition, Fall 2004-Fall 2008, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Dissertation—Female Fabrications: An Examination of the Public and Private Aspects of Nüshu, Fall 2008

M.A., English, Fall 2001-Summer 2004, Dual concentration, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL certificate) & Composition-Rhetoric, California State University Stanislaus (CSUS), Turlock, CA

Single-Subject Credential-English, Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development, 2000-2005, CSUS

B.A., English with concentration in TESOL, Minor in Spanish, Fall 1995-Winter 2000, CSUS


Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas Fort Smith, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018.

Teach undergraduate writing and rhetoric courses

-General writing courses: ENGL 1203 Freshman Composition I (regular/with Writing Processes lab) and ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II – taught year-round

-Rhetoric courses: RHET 3503 Writing Arguments (Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013); RHET 3603 Writing for the Workplace (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2017, Spring 2018); RHET 4503: Arguing Public Issues (Fall 2012; Fall 2014, Fall 2016, Fall 2018); RHET 3403: History of Rhetoric/Rhetorics and Poetics (Fall 2013, Fall 2015, Fall 2017); RHET 3203: Textual Research Methods (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018); Editing for Usage, Style, and Clarity (half semester, Spring 2016)

-TESL certificate course: ENGL/FORL 4333 Second Language Assessment (Summer 2013; Summer 2014, Summer 2015)

-Literature course: ENGL 3443 Literature of Diverse Cultures-Asian-American (Fall 2014)


-Advise English/English with Teacher Licensure/Rhetoric & Writing students

-Attend department meetings (monthly) and Rhetoric and Writing committee meetings

-Attend faculty advising sessions to stay updated

-Represent department during Majors/Minors Expo

-Read essays for ENGL 1203/1213 assessment

Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Summer 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Summer 2010

-General writing courses: ENGL 191 Introduction to Rhetorical and Analytical Writing and supplemental version with group tutoring

-Upper-division writing courses for varying majors: ENGL 331 Advanced Expository Writing                (“Advanced Academic Writing”) and ENGL 333 Advanced Civic Writing

-read ENGL 191 Exemption portfolios

Instructor for Upward Bound Program, Bowling Green State University, July-Aug 2008

Taught thematic English courses to students from local urban high schools

ESL Tutor, Bryan High School, Bryan, OH, May-June 2008

Helped 2 newly-arrived Chinese students practice/improve English language skills

Administrative Assistant/Extracurricular Program Coordinator for ESL Office, BGSU, Fall 2006-Spring 2008

–Prepared office documents and testing materials; corresponded with students, ESL instructors, and undergraduate/ graduate advisors

–Coordinated extracurricular programs such as Cross-Cultural Conversation Connection, Family English, and American Culture through Film

General Studies Writing Instructor and Placement Reader, ENG 111 and 112, BGSU, Fall 2005-Spring 2006

Taught first-year writing courses based on portfolio system; read and placed essays

Writing Consultant, BGSU Writing Center, BGSU, Fall 2004-Spr. 2005, Sum. 2008

Assisted university/community members in academic/technical writing, communication skills, and TSE & GRE preparation

Teaching Assistant, ENGL 1002, First-Year Composition, Cal State University Stanislaus, Fall 2003-Spring 2004

Prepared first year students for college-level writing with computers; Created writing activities and workshops; Read, gave feedback, and assessed student writing

Teaching Assistant, ENGL 0111, Writers Workshop, CSU Stanislaus, Fall 2002-Spring 2003

Prepared developmental writers for First Year Composition-assigned reading and writing activities; Read and gave feedback on their essays to be submitted in their writing Portfolios

English Teacher, Modesto Summer School, Henshaw Middle School, Modesto, CA, Summer 2001

Taught reading, writing, and communication skills; Prepared lessons, took attendance, and assessed learning through homework and class work.

English Teacher, Manteca High School, August 2000 to June 2001

Instructed sophomore students in reading, writing, and communication skills; Prepared lessons, took attendance, communicated with students/parents, and assessed learning by homework and class work.

Credential Field Work, CSU Stanislaus, Fall 1999-Spring 2000

Individual Instruction-junior high and high school ESL Students, Oct. 1999-Dec. 1999

Classroom Instruction-regular and ESL junior high and high school students, Feb.-June 2000

Tutor/Teaching Intern, American Language & Culture Program, CSUS-Spring 1998-Summer 2000, Fall 2001-Winter 2002

Taught grammar, reading, writing, listening & speaking, and workshops for the TOEFL

Writing Tutor with CSU Stanislaus Writing Center, Fall 1997-Spring 1999, Fall 2001-Summer 2004

Aided university/ESL students in improving general writing, editing, and grammar skills;

Prepared students for the Writing Proficiency Screening Test, CBEST and GRE;

Represented CSUS Writing Center in workshops for Liberal Studies students, Spring 2002

Private Tutor, Fall 1995-Summer 2008

Assisted college students, high school students, and grade school students with English-related school work to help them improve their reading, writing, and communication skills



  • “Korean Dramas as Chinese ‘She-Economy.'” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies conference. Sungkonghoe University. Seoul, South Korea. July 2017.
  • “’Hills like White Elephants,’ Red Elephants, and Blue Donkeys: Women’s Reproductive Rights in the 20th and 21st Centuries” with Prof. Sarah Griffith Winterberg. Arkansas Philological Association. Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. Jonesboro, AR. Oct. 2015. 
  • “Playing to Learn: Games in the Writing Classroom” with Prof. Sarah Griffith. Arkansas Philological Association. Arkansas Studies Institute/Little Rock Convention Center. Little Rock, AR. Oct. 2014.
  • “Spicing Up Citation.” English Department Brown Bag. UAFS, Holt 115 and Flanders 218, Apr. 11 and 24, 2013.
  • “Teaching Non-Native English Speaking Students” with Dr. Brenda Ross and Dr. Bradley Wiggins, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, UAFS, Weidman Center, Nov. 2012.
  • “Structuration and Sustainability: Lessons from The Walking Dead” with Dr. Bradley Wiggins. Arkansas Philological Association. Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa, Hot Springs, AR. Oct. 2012.
  • “Working with English Language Learners.” English Department Brown Bag. Vines 224. Oct. 6, 12, and 17, 2011.
  • “Clandestine Craft: The Phenomenon of Nüshu.” UAFS Scholar Series, UAFS, Echols Conference Center, Mar. 2011.
  • “Nostalgic Learning and Play in a Multi-Function Writing Classroom.” Minnesota Colleges and Universities English and Writing conference. St. Paul College. St. Paul, MN, Apr. 2010.
  • “Embroidery as Chinese Women’s Ways of Knowing and Writing.” Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) conference, Michigan State University, MI, Oct. 2009
  • Poster Presentation with Jie Li. “Another Tool for the Box: Equipping Writing Tutors with Rhetoric” International Writing Centers Association Conference, Alexis Park Resort Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. Oct. 30, 2008.
  • “Following the Script: An Examination of the Materiality of Nüshu as Civic Discourse.” Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) conference, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR, Oct 2007
  • “Caesuras through the Centuries: How Examinations of Silence Can Blur the Line between Politics and Poetics” Battleground States: Intersections between Poetics and Politics conference, BGSU, OH, Mar. 2007
  • “W4nna Ch@t?: Instant Me$$enger and Other Outside Literacies as Pedagogy Beyond the Cla$$room.” CCCC, New York, NY, Mar. 2007
  • “Question of the Century: What More Can Writing Centers Do?” East Central Writing Centers Association, BGSU, OH, Mar. 2007
  • “Multi-genre Writing in the ESL Classroom,” Northern CSU English Graduate Student Conference: “Shifting Texts: Transitions in Literature, Language, & Writing,” CSU Stanislaus, Turlock, CA, Oct. 2003

Conferences Attended:

–Rhetoric Society of America conference, Minneapolis, MN, May 2010

–Conference on College Comp and Communication (CCCC) Mar. 2006, Mar. 2009, Apr. 2016

–Computers & Writing Conference, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, May 2005.

–Conference for East Central Writing Centers Association, Adrian, MI, Apr. 2005

–Workshop for Multigenre Writing with Tom Romano in Manteca, CA, January 2003

–Saroyan TESOL conference in Fresno, CA, Summer 2002

Presentations/workshops attended:

  • Tim Z. Hernandez, Read This! Guest Speaker, UAFS, Windgate Theatre, May 2018.
  • N. Scott Momaday, Read This! Guest Speaker, UAFS, Stubblefield Center. Mar. 2016.
  • Sarah Thebarge, Read This! Guest Speaker, UAFS Library, Mar. 2015.
  • Amy Tan, Read This! Guest Speaker, UAFS, Stubblefield Center. Mar. 2015.
  • Dexter L. Booth, Visiting Poet, Applause & Creative Writing Track of Rhetoric and Writing, UAFS, Gardner Lecture Hall. Nov. 3, 2014.
  • Monica Luebke, “Getting the Most from Peer Review.” English Department Brown Bag discussion. UAFS, Flanders 100. Oct. 8, 2014.
  • Erik Carlson, “Teaching The Joy Luck Club.” English Department Brown Bag discussion. UAFS, Latture Conference Center. Sept. 3, 2014.
  • Sam Snoek-Brown, Read This! Guest Speaker, UAFS, Library, Aug. 28, 2014.
  • Elizabeth Momand and Prof. Katherine White. “Gisela Hernandez and Olga de Blanck: A Look at Their Lives, Music, and Impact on Cuban Music Education.” Women’s History Month. College of Humanities and Social Sciences. UAFS, Breedlove 105. Mar. 14, 2014.
  • Cammie Sublette, “Representations of Black Masculinity in the Lost Plays of the Federal Theatre Project.” Center for Excellence in Teaching/Learning, UAFS Library, Mar. 13, 2014.
  • Tim O’Brien, Read This! Guest Speaker, UAFS, Stubblefield Stadium, Mar. 12, 2014.
  • Carolyn Thompson’s Advanced Public Speaking Class. “The Things Students Carry.” UAFS, Latture Conference Center. Feb. 25, 2014.
  • Kevin Jones. “Images of Fort Smith.” Fort Smith Museum of History, Feb. 13, 2014.
  • Kevin Jones & Dr. Janine Chitty. Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching. UAFS, Gardner 138. Jan. 30, 2014.
  • Kevin Jones & Dr. Janine Chitty. Praxis II: Content and Analysis. UAFS, Vine 235, Jan. 29, 2014.
  • Institutional Review Board Week Presentations

-“Is It Research?” Dr. Sydney Fulbright & Dr. Rita Barrett, Boreham Library 122, Sept. 17, 2013.

-“Doing More with Less: Best IRB Practices for Institutions with Small Research Programs.” Webinar with Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research. Mr. Scott Lipkin and Ms. Lori Roesch. Latture Conference Center, Sept. 18, 2013.

-“IRB: What We Can Do for You.” Prof. Ray Fulmer, Latture Conference Center, Sept. 19, 2013.

  • Temple Grandin, Read This program guest speaker, UAFS, Stubblefield Stadium, Mar. 11, 2013.
  • Kate Greenstreet, Guest Poet, Sigma Tau Delta, UAFS, Flanders 100, Feb. 15, 2013.
  • Kimberly Robinson, Dr. Becky Timmons, and Dr. Todd Timmons, “Preparing for Promotion: Connecting the Teaching and Learning Section of the Promotional Portfolio to Student Learning,” UAFS,  Pendergraft Health Sciences Center, Jan. 25, 2013.
  • Daniel Liao. Taiwanese Ambassador. Distinguished Global Speaker Series, UAFS, Latture Conference Center, Jan. 22, 2013.
  • Yolanda Carr, Dr. Jill Guerra, Prof. Tom Wing, Prof. Katie Harper, Prof. John Martini, “Successful Grant Writing: Techniques that Work.” Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, UAFS,  Pendergraft Health Sciences Center, June 20, 2012.
  • Sandhya Baviskar, Dr. Michael Kithinji, Dr. Williams Yamkam, and Dr. Nicha Otero, “Conversations on Culture:  Integrating an International Perspective into our Classes.” Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, UAFS, Latture Conference Center, June 14, 2012.
  • Elie Wiesel, Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Arkansas, Walton Arts Center, Mar. 7, 2012.
  • Eva Kor, CANDLES Holocaust Museum, Read This program guest speaker, UAFS, Breedlove Auditorium, Feb. 21, 2012.
  • Monica Luebke & Dr. Joe Hardin, “Incorporating Writing to Increase Student Learning,” Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning-Symposia on Teaching Series, Rhetoric & Writing, UAFS, Latture Conference Center, Feb. 15, 2012.
  • Bradley Wiggins, “E-Learning Design and Intercultural Issues,” Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning-Emerging Scholar Series, Media Communication, UAFS, Weidman Center, Jan. 18, 2012.
  • Monica Luebke. “Dealing with Plagiarism.” English Department Brown Bag. UAFS, Vines 224. Nov. 16, 2011.
  • Takanori Shibata, AIST Japan, Distinguished Global Speaker Series, UAFS, Weidman Center, Oct. 21, 2011.
  • Julie Kane, Northwestern State University, Poet Laureate of Louisiana, UAFS, Breedlove Auditorium, Oct. 20, 2011.
  • Yoko Kowata, Japanese Program, UAFS, Vines 224. Oct. 18, 2011
  • Ichiro Fukue, Senior Executive VP of Mitsubishi, Distinguished Global Speaker Series, UAFS, Reynolds Room, Oct. 7, 2010.
  • Mark Harris, English Language Services President and CEO, Distinguished Global Speaker Series, UAFS, Weidman Center, Sept. 24, 2010.

Technology Training

  • Andrea McCaleb and Prof. Susan Whitlow, AdvisorTrac Training, UAFS, Sept. 2014
  • Sky Zhang, Mr. Clint Brooks, and Dr. Tara Mishra, Instructional Support, Blackboard Training, Oct. 2011.
  • Lindsy Lawrence, Assistant Professor, English Dept. WordPress Workshop, UAFS, Feb. 8, 2011.
  • Kathy Wright & Mr. Clint Brooks, Instructional Support, Blackboard Training, UAFS, Oct. 2010.



A Sense of Community: Essays on the Television Series and Its Fandom. Ed. Ann-Gee Lee. Jefferson: McFarland, 2014. Print.


“‘Hills like White Elephants,’ Red Elephants, and Blue Donkeys: Attitudes toward Women’s Reproductive Rights in the 20th and 21st Centuries.” Arkansas Philological Association. [Finish citation]

“The Androgeny of Rajesh Koothrapali.” The Sexy Science of The Big Bang Theory: Essays on Gender in the Series. Eds. Nadine Farghaly and Eden Leone. McFarland, 2015. 174-188.

“The Greendale Trickster: The Rise and Fall of Ben Chang.” A Sense of Community: Essays on the Television Series and Its Fandom. Ed. Ann-Gee Lee. McFarland, 2014. Print. 51-64.

“Sustaining Women’s Culture and Preserving a ‘Secret’ Script.” The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context, vol. 8 no. 4 (2013): 89-98.

“‘Neophobic Ned Needs Neoteny’: Neuroses and Child’s Play.” The Television World of Pushing Daisies. Ed. Alissa Burger. McFarland, 2011. 73-91. Print.

Works in Progress:

Edited collection on Korean dramas (2018-2019). Eds. Ann-Gee Lee and JaeYoon Park. To be published by McFarland.

Chapter for edited collection on zombies with Dr. Bradley Wiggins: “Structuration and Sustainability: Lessons from The Walking Dead.”


UAFS Award for Service to the University, Profession, and Community, Spring 2018.

Member of MLA and Rhetoric Society of America, Spring 2005-present

Member of National Council of Teachers of English, 2000, 2004-present

Member of Research Network Forum and Graduate Research Network, 2005-2008

Award for one of the Minority Women of the Year in Stanislaus County, CA, 1999

California State University Stanislaus Dean’s List, Spring 1996, Fall 1998, Fall 1999



Faculty Senate, Secretary, UAFS, Fall 2015 to present.

Member of Institutional Research Board, UAFS, Fall 2012-present.

Hiring Committee for Spanish Professor-Spring 2016.

Member of Academic Integrity Committee, College of Languages and Communication, UAFS, Fall 2011-Spring 2012, Fall 2012-Fall 2015.

Hiring Committee Member for Dean of College of Communication, Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences, Fall 2015.

Member of Developmental Education Committee, College of Languages and Communication, UAFS, Fall 2014-present.

Member of College Majors and Alumni Committee, College of Languages and Communication, UAFS, Fall 2011-present.

Sisterhood Wisdom Group, International Women’s Day, Spring 2014.

Hiring Committee Member for Spanish Professor-Spring 2014

Hiring Committee Member for Rhetoric and Writing Professor-Spring 2012

Hiring Committee Member for Visiting English Professor-June 2011


Judge for English Department presentations at Undergraduate Research Symposium, UAFS, Apr. 15, 2011; Apr. 13, 2012; Apr. 19, 2013; Apr. 18, 2014.

Participation in Read This! program activities, 2011-present; co-chair in 2015-2016, 2016-2017.

“The Secret ‘Language’ of NuShu.” class for UA Fayetteville Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Global Campus, Room 409, Nov. 12 and 14, 2013.

Global Challenges online seminar, Dr. Shala Mills, Global Challenges National Course Coordinator and Chair of Political Science, Fort Hays State University, Fall 2012-Spring 2013.

Millenials Teaching Circle, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Spring 2012.

Academic Excellence Awards. UAFS, Reynold’s Room. Apr. 25, 2011.

Extracurricular Activities:

Participation in Sigma Tau Delta’s activities, 2012-present.

Participation in Applause activities, 2012-present

Student Organization Advising:

Faculty Advisor for UAFS Cultural Network, UAFS, Fall 2010-present

Faculty Advisor for International Chinese Students Association, SCSU, Fall 2008-Spring 2010

Student Government:

Chair of Academic Affairs, Graduate Student Senate, BGSU, Fall 2006-Spring 2008

-Served on Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Affairs & Student Legal Services Board and

2 ad-hoc committees for teaching-assistant training programs;

-Second webmaster for Graduate Student Senate website

-Reviewer for Professional Development Funding applications, Fall 2006

-Volunteered for Graduate Student Professional Development Day, Spring 2007

-Gave conference presentation for Food for Thought program, Spring 2007

-Presented award and coordinated music for Graduate Student Awards, Spring 2007

-English Department Senator, BGSU Graduate Student Senate, Fall 2005-Spring 2006

-Student Representative for BGSU English Department Graduate Committee, Spring 2006

-Vice President for CSU Stanislaus Chinese Student Association, 1998-1999

-Secretary for CSUS Chinese Student Association, 1997-1998


-Guest Speaker on Chinese food for Sutton Elementary third-grade classes, May 2018.

-Guest Speaker on Diversity and Inclusion for Delta Gamma Phi, Apr. 2018.

-Guest Speaker for Van Buren High students of Cultural Club, Oct. 2017.

-Volunteer for Sutton Elementary School Cultural Night, Apr. 2017.

-Guest Speaker for Girls’ Inc, June 2017.

-Guest Speaker on Chinese culture/language at Chrysler Elementary in Modesto, CA.-June 2016-two classes: grades 4-6 and grades 1-3.

-Fort Smith Bus Coalition, May 2016-present.

-P.E.O. International, Chapter DU, Fall 2015-present.

-Member/Board of Directors, Interfaith Fellowship, Fall 2015-present.

-Peer Reviewer for fellow faculty’s writing and translation at UAFS.

-Peer Reviewer for edited collection, Fall 2015:  Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Asian Restaurants in the United States. Eds. Bruce Makoto Arnold, Tanfer Emin Tunc, and Raymond Douglas Chong. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 2016.

-Peer Reviewer for Common Ground Publishing’s academic articles, 2013-present.

-Editor for TzuChi Foundation: translate their Chinese articles into English/do second check for their English editors, 2011-present.

-UAFS Faculty vs. Students Flag Football Team, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, and Fall 2013.

-UAFS International Festival, Stubblefield Center, UAFS, Spring 2011-Fall 2014.

-Collaborations with English Language Services, Fall 2010-Fall 2013.

-Tea Time, UAFS International Office, Campus Center, September, October, November 2012.

-Editor for international colleagues’ publications, theses, dissertations, 2009-present.

-TOEFL, TSE, and GRE preparation for international students, Fall 2004-Summer 2008

Emcee for Chinese Students & Scholars events at BGSU (Chinese New Year & Mid-Autumn Festival), Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008

-Secretary of English for Stanislaus Chinese Association, Dec. 2003-Dec. 2004

-Mandarin Teacher, Chinese School, Modesto, CA Jan. 2003-July 2004

-Volunteer for Stanislaus Chinese Association, CA for the International Festival and holiday events (Translator, Secretary, MC for events)

-Presenter for elementary schools on Chinese culture, Turlock and Modesto, CA Spring 2004

-Volunteer/Spanish Translator for TzuChi Foundation’s Health Clinic, Fresno, CA-July and Aug. 2002


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